Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Essay Machine

After months of drought, punctuated only by the one-off post once in a while and those couple of guest posts by Abhishek, its raining posts here at verrrymuchme. The reason behind the avalanche of thoughts was a project whereby I had to complete seventeen essays over the past half year or so. Friday was the deadline, and as you have guessed I hadn't started yet. So last night I made one of those vows which materialize less often than not, and with the help of some luck, I actually found writing the best way to keep myself occupied in the sweltering Hyderabad summer.

The topics were provided. The only condition was that each essay should consist of at least three paragraphs and a sum total of fifteen lines. Thus I set about my task of typing two hundred and fifty five lines of thoughts. Started at 11 PM on the 8th of April, 2006 and by the time I finished it was past 5 AM on the 9th of the same month and year. I had perhaps completed the first assembly line production of essays.

All of those are posted below, in the same order as they were written, i.e the one immediately below this was written first and so on. They are all unedited and unabridged. The would be legendary manuscript hereby lies unlocked before you, complete with some sense, a lot more non sense, spelling errors (genuine ones), spelling errors (typos), bad grammar, feeble attempt at wit and humor and what not. Please read at your own risk:)


Anonymous said...

interesting... what were the essays for? a creative writing project of some sort?

Suhel Banerjee said...

@Anonymous - No, was a part of our training in communication.