“Shadow of Truth” – Journey


It all started 7 months back when I was watching the news about the happenings in Delhi on women. I was very much frustrated. Felt the pain and anger of the parents and relatives of the women who were killed by the criminals in the capital city. And it’s not just there. It’s all over the country. Some thought started in me. What is the way the country is moving forward. Is this what we call the progress? Is this what we call the equality to live? Is this how we respect women? I felt like we not only gave reservation of 33% in all areas. But I guess they were also given 33% reservation in being the victims in the hands of these criminals.

I wanted to do something to ease out the pain and anger in me. Initially wrote a small script in the same lines and thought of making it as a short film. I approached famous short movie Production Company through mailers by sending them the story lines. But there was no response from them. I waited for almost a month for response from the. When I dint get any response from them, I thought of taking it on my own. With all the things that are around me, I really don’t have time to go out there.

Two months later, while I was travelling to my home town, I was thinking about the same thing. Then I got a thought like why don’t I write a book. Basically I write quotations and little poems and so I decided to put a step forward and write this concept as a novel. I cannot directly write and approach a publisher. To move to that level, I need to get confidence, I need to get some feedback from readers. Then with that, it becomes easy for me to approach publishers and publish this as a book.

I put forward this thought to my friends that I wanted to write a story. I really love them because, as soon as said they came forward to help me and encouraged me a lot. We had a discussion with ourselves. I projected the different ways we can take this forward. One of them told me about the stories that are being published in the C2 blogs and we can make advantage of that platform to reach many people. After many revising’s, I finally came up with the complete concept on how I wanted to take this forward. I still remember that our first discussion happened at the sea shore.

The only thing that was driving me is to put my concept in words that are easily conveyed to others and anyone should be able to understand this. That doesn’t mean I should use the simplest way of presenting. I took extreme care that the narration should not only convey the concept, it should also give a lively feeling to the readers and they should feel like the characters playing right before their eyes. Now, the next part is making it like a real story. Putting the actual facts and timings helped me make the readers believe that it’s real and it’s happening somewhere. Right before publishing the first epi, made a note of what all should go in each epi and also took extreme care on the suspense at the end of each epi and also the connectivity to the next epi which will make the readers glue to the story and stay connected. Out of all the busy schedules at office, weekly travelling and other important tasks on the head, I always took time to convert my passion as a profession.

“Writings are the best way to express the feelings within.” – Mr. Bond

I want to thank each and every reader who encouraged me by taking time to read this and provide their valuable feedback through their comments. I know I delayed it too long. But then I had no chance and things are not always in my control. Sometime, I had to be a player of the priorities. I heart fully thank each and every reader for reading and encouraging me. Not only inside Cognizant, I am also posting this in the external internet blog in parallel. You can check that here https://venkysoft.wordpress.com

I will keep writing new kind of stories with new concepts that can invoke a changing thought in the society which is the base theme of my writing. Your valuable and true feedback will help me in improving my writings. Whenever I get a mail that someone is following my blog, I immediately used to reply to that mail asking them to answer 5 questions. Some of those answers were really touching. If someone has not answers or wanted to encourage me by answering, here are the five questions.

1. What’s your first impression on the story and narration?

2. How is the suspense and connectivity between epis?

3. Is the narration making u feel the story and characters lively?

4. What’s the unique thing u have noticed?

5. What is the one thing u suggest me to change in the writings?

Next Steps:

My next step and focus is on further refining this story and make it publish ready. I am approaching English literates for this so that it will be grammatical error free. I will consider your valuable feedback and comments when making it publish ready.

Next Concept:

I am so happy to announce that I will be starting my next story from August 1st (Thursday) which I named it as “Silent LOVE” with the caption “Its Silent, Its Special and Its Not LOVE”. I hope you all will encourage it in the same way and it will receive the same response and feedback from you all. I am working on the presentation style and epi breaking. As I said, the epi’s will be posted in external internet url also in parallel. I once again thank you all for encouraging me. Thank you.

I spread the episode messages with a quote of my own. Just felt like sharing some of the quotes here.

“We live in a society where Victims feel more ashamed than criminals.” Epi 17th

“We have the power to control law and order. But, we are controlled by white dressed people”-An Unknown Police officer. – Epi 15th

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