Virtual Reality : On Air !

So, it happened. ‘Kavis Musings’ gets some international recognition !

For some reason, this incident from my school days streams back to me as i type ‘international recognition’. When i was in school, every student worth the satchel and book wrapper wanted to be a doctor. Or an engineer. And of course, there were a clutchful of intemperate good-for-nothings ( GFN), who..obviously weren’t worth the satchel. Or the book wrapper. Of course, me included.

Studious Classmate : You know..his father is not only a doctor. He is a FRCS

Wannabe Studious Classmate : Wow !! Tell, me… What is FRCS ?

before Studious Classmate can answer….

A GFN that you know: ‘Foreign Returned Civil Surgeon’. It means he is a surgeon and he has visited Sri Lanka’

Coming back to the point Kavi’s Musings has some international recognition to it now ! I was on air speaking to residents of Canberra on this radio network. Now, now..really. I know what you are thinking. No. This is not a post with an ‘attempt at humour’ tag ! And i have proof. Ok ?

Recorded proof. Ok ?

For readers that are still reading..

Well, i was on Canberra’s air waves, talking about the Mumbai blasts. And there was Mark Parton, who found what i wrote as ‘intelligent & Optimistic’ quizzing me on how the Mumbai terror attack affected me and all of us here, how things were at the present moment, and some of our plans ! For an uninterrupted 6 – 8 minutes ! And all of this, just based on this blog and what i write here !

For me, it was an opportunity to convey to a different part of the world, a common man’s perspective of what we went through and what we are doing with it too ! At a personal level, it is indeed nice to know that what i write here in Kavis Musings resonates with people, many thousand miles away.

Geography has truly become history !

And it gives additional fuel to my belief that there are people across the world, who want things to be better for the world !! And the fight against terrorism and such other common travails are just not going to be battles that will rage on lonely fronts.

Whew. Did i make it sound like a Oscar winner’s poorly delivered acceptance speech !?!

Anyway, special thanks to Mark Parton for stumbling into me ! And connecting up and help reach out..! He said ( among the many other kind things ) … ‘i managed to chase up the guy that writes Kavis musings and he is on the phone with me..’ !

(Ooh. My shirt suddenly seems to fight a chest swell ! 🙂

And ah, just in case, you want more proof, or just want to hear a recording of the discussion, write to me !

10 thoughts on “Virtual Reality : On Air !

  1. Pearl says:

    Kavi, I don’t know what it is, but I very much wish that I knew you, at time such as this.
    This is a a very sweet recognition, is it not?
    Your family must be very proud of you.
    Greetings and Much Affection from the Frozen Front,


  2. This is such a great recognition and simply puts your blog “way up there” , as they say. I hope they get back to you on peoples’ reactions in Canberra etc, after they have listened to you.

    Maybe you can post a link to the audio file/mp3 or something on ur blog.

    I can now say that I have lunched with a famous internationally acclaimed blogger !!!

  3. Shobha says:

    Hi Kavi, I regularly read your posts, but never posted a comment… You really deserve all this recognition…. I enjoy your writings. Good job! Keep on writing.

  4. nsiyer says:

    Kavi, my heartiest congratulations on the recognition. Good work gets recognised and rewarded.
    You have made a great impact, especially on me.

  5. Braja says:

    Cool, Kavi. My nephew lives in Bombay and was contacted by an Australian newspaper, and they featured him there. It’s contagious, it seems 🙂

  6. In keeping with your new and special international status, there is a Spanish Award waiting for you Here ……

  7. jammy says:

    LMHO @ Foreign Returned Civil Surgeon. Very nice.

  8. Kavi says:

    Pearl : I am not sure about Canberra ! But all my friends and family listened in !! So much for international recognition !

    Ah, i hear it is frozen there..and i hope you are doing all that you can to stay happy !!

    ugich konitari : I actually woke up on saturday morning to check. Yes. The radio station still is functioning ! 🙂

    Shobha : thank you !

    Iyer sir : thanks for your kind words ! You inspire !

    braja : ah ! Thanks for pricking that hole in that ego balloon. So, its not me alone !! But wonder which newspaper..maybe..!!

    Ugich Konitari : Thank You !!

    Jammy : thank you !!

    Shobha : thank you

  9. Kavi, oru rendu naal unga blog pakkalainna .. adhukuLLa wurld pamus aayiteengale!


    coundnt find your program inside their archives.. if you can give us keywords, we can listen to the recording.

    way to go.

    there are two aspects to thoughts..

    everyone has thoughts. the ability to transfer that thought into another persons head, the way you intended it to is a skill.

    that you seem to have in plenty.


  10. congratulations sir, i was logged in. but then again, i think the cables broke, internet was down or dead…did u read about it? it did not stream anyway.

    will b hoping to hear the recording 🙂

    am proud of you 🙂

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