Sunday, May 29, 2005

While cleaning out my cupboard today, I discovered a folded, dirty and torn set of papers held together weakly by a single staple. I unfolded it, dusted it and squinted at the title:

"Diaper Dilemma"

Ah memories :-)

It was the first play I ever wrote, my first attempt at humour. I think I wrote it in the 11'th standard. It was about an Indian company unable to penentrate the diaper market due to heavy competition from Multinationals. How the management of the company attempt to promote their product formed the basis of the play.


While the jokes seem a little childish to me now, I remember how it made the audience roar with laughter. The six of us who enacted the play had zero acting experience. I for one had no directing experience. On the day of the play, we were yet to memorize our lines. Yet we pulled it off. I think it was one of the proudest moments of my life in school. I got a little more recognition after that. I was no longer DD, son of PD(My mom is a teacher in my school and a rather popular one) but a recognizable entity by myself.

So excuse me now while I go find a suitable file to hold my virgin attempt at humour .

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Diapers ?????

Sharad said...

You should post it up here, for all to read :P

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

I agree with Sharad. Post it here.

doclet said...

yeppers! post it up here dino!

Murali said...

well well.what can i say....3 of em ahve already sed it...i'll join them...mebbe u shud post it here..only then will we understand the impact of ur virgin attempt at humour!!

Siddhu said...

Add my voice as number 5.

Vidya said...

Came here blog-hopping.

College memories especially stuff like plays, shows, picnics and other fun times are always extra special. The 'zero acting experience' is something which is so typical in college.. enthu hai to sab hai.. a few chaotic practices, 1 disastrous reahersal but ultimately it all works well and gives you some moments which 5 years later u can look back and feel happy about!

Vivhyd said...

took a bypass thry here... Ditto with others.... post it here.. childish humour is innocent often.. will be gud 2 read

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