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Comments on Dance of the Flamingo-Story By Sanku

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby Bala Vignesh » 23 Mar 2010 23:36

sanku sir... A great start so far... sure is a good read... you surely have my vote to carry on...

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby Sanku » 24 Mar 2010 19:22

Bala Vignesh wrote:sanku sir... A great start so far... sure is a good read... you surely have my vote to carry on...


Thanks Bala, I hope the story is fun to more folks too.

Admins, I am reporting this own post of mine -- basically the question is, should I spin this into a new thread or stick with the same? Its strictly not military scenario as I see it so far?

And also it kind of gets in the way of other stories running here -- so your call please?

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby narmad » 24 Mar 2010 22:54

Sanku : Wonderful Start. Great Buildup. Keep up the good work. I promise, will not read any more of Robert Ludlum if you promise to keep posting here.

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby Rahul M » 25 Mar 2010 13:47

sanku ji, more power to you, I'm impressed ! also, if I may say it, the first paragraph sounds like waving a red rag for vina ! :mrgreen:

and did I mention that I much prefer your fiction-invention here rather than in the armoured vehicles thread ? :twisted:

but seriously, do carry on.

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby Sanku » 25 Mar 2010 13:54

Rahul M wrote:sanku ji, more power to you, I'm impressed ! also, if I may say it, the first paragraph sounds like waving a red rag for vina ! :mrgreen:

and did I mention that I much prefer your fiction-invention here rather than in the armoured vehicles thread ? :twisted:

but seriously, do carry on.


Thanks Rahul M, biswas and Bala, as I said before, feedback is everything.

Meanwhile, Rahul, do you seriously think that the concept up there was swayambhu from my imagination and the views of some of the worthies of BRF did nothing to trigger a response? :P

I intend waving some more red flags, just wait and see :twisted: and this time since its "fiction-invention" the Mods wont be able to stop me either!!

Bwhaaaa bwhhaaaaaa.....
(more maniac laughter)
:)

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Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Postby Dileep » 25 Mar 2010 14:50

Was I checking the wrong threads? I am seeing the posts now onlee.

Great work there, Sanku! I feel like I visited Akash myself. Fantastic!!

Please, please, make sure you add at least one post a day. Thanks.

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Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby ramana » 25 Mar 2010 20:53

Created a new thread for the story.

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Raja Bose » 25 Mar 2010 22:01

Sanku Maharaj, YOU GOT ME HOOKED :shock: Superb effort!!

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Rupesh » 25 Mar 2010 22:40

Thanks Sanku saar..Great story..pleej don't keep us waiting :twisted:

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Vikas » 25 Mar 2010 22:48

Sanku ji, where were you hiding all these years! What a gripping narrative.

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby vsharma » 25 Mar 2010 23:37

Sanku Sir,…. Simply amazing…..

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby KrishG » 25 Mar 2010 23:41

Sanku excellent job!
Very good use of vocabulary. Keep it up.

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Dileep » 26 Mar 2010 06:01

Good call to run separate thread, Ramana. I agree with VikasRaina. You should have started writing long ago, Sanku!

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Tanaji » 26 Mar 2010 20:50

Very good saar.... keep it up.

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Rahul M » 27 Mar 2010 21:54

sanku ji, this is an earnest request, please take a voluntary break from participating in other threads on BR for the time being and concentrate on making the flamingos dance. I can well appreciate how the good sqn ldr was feeling at the time.

if you have some in buffer store, please be kind-hearted and indulge us once more tonight. :((

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby sunny_s » 27 Mar 2010 22:53

sanku ji simply WOW..add one more in yours fan following

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Manish_Sharma » 27 Mar 2010 23:34

Suspense is Killing...........
Waiting for the 28th to come........

Incredible writing Sanku............. Incredible !!!

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Shameek » 27 Mar 2010 23:46

Splendid Sankuji. You are great at weaving what seems to be a very intricate plot. Keep at it!!

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Bala Vignesh » 27 Mar 2010 23:49

What an intricate narration sankuji on the last post... Mind blowing...

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Rupesh » 28 Mar 2010 00:06

It took some time for him to figure out what he was looking at, but when he did, it took his breath away.


.. Sanku Saar..moi imagination is going wild.

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby disha » 28 Mar 2010 02:51

Excellent!

Mods, please restrict Sankuji to this thread only!!

PS: Can all the stories by BRFites be compiled into a set of stories book published by BR? Just a thought!

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Klaus » 28 Mar 2010 05:19

Sanku ji, I think you have found a definite niche for yourself as a storyteller in BRF. It does not matter that the story is not military or does not follow precedents set by other eminent writers on this forum, we BRFites know a good story (and an excellent storyteller) when we see (or rather read) one!

Please proceed with the story.

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Surya » 28 Mar 2010 06:38

I am getting uncomfortable with the "We" and "amorphous" . :mrgreen:


Good job Sanku - a welcome break from our Tom Clancy

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Dileep » 28 Mar 2010 08:15

The mallu folk here would notice a distinguished similarity with the great C. V. Raman Pillai. For the non-mallu folk who wonder, see an example in Google Books
I second the suggestion that Sanku be restricted in participation on other threads.

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Bala Vignesh » 28 Mar 2010 13:34

Come on folks, we can't restrict him from other threads(kills me to say this)... He might get the inspiration for a few more twists or surprises in the other threads... Lets just request him to devote more time to this one... That's all...

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Manish_Sharma » 29 Mar 2010 03:43

Like the petals of lotus........... slowly slowly the story is opening, reminds me of ludlums' bourne identity. Thanx Sanku, you have the most unique way of story telling.

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby bksahu » 29 Mar 2010 20:51

Sankudada,

3 cheers to you!!!!!!!!!!
keep going!!!!!!!

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Mr_Li » 29 Mar 2010 22:01

Good Plot so far.

Here small gift for the author.

Flamingo species in India is the Greater Flamingo.

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Dileep » 30 Mar 2010 06:23

aspiring to follow the example of the fourth avatar of Vishnu. We live neither in dark nor in light, we neither act or remain inactive, we are neither present nor absent. We are neither insiders nor outsiders. Yet our vengeance, when visited, is terrible.

Oh... My.. God!!!

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby RamaY » 30 Mar 2010 08:06

Simply superb Sanku-ji!

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Sanku » 30 Mar 2010 13:18

Thanks again Dileep and RamaY. Manish thank you for that allusion. It was very nice.

Meanwhile a honest feedback questions
1) If you have any elements that you would like to see, any elements feel free to post, I would like to weave it in, if I can.
2) If folks feel that the writing style is getting too obtuse and difficult to follow, please let me know, I want it to be a fun story too, to be read and enjoyed by as many folks as possible.
3) Did folks get the allusions to the events in slide show that colonel put up? Getting those would be fun IMVHO.

We can take any of these points in Nukkad too, if folks prefer it there.

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Mukesh.Kumar » 30 Mar 2010 13:50

Absolutely fabulous Dada. Dying for more.

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Tanaji » 30 Mar 2010 15:04

:eek: :shock:

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Klaus » 30 Mar 2010 15:23

Sanku ji, the sadist in me would like to see the word "amorphous" and the nature of the Narasimha avataar elaborated in the story thus:

1. A top secret torture chamber, which uses torture methods used by ancient and medieval Indic empires, you could even invent fictitious methods of torture using your own :twisted: mind (everybody has one chupa hua in some part of their psyche).
2. Would like a desi lady spy (Mata-Hari type) carrying out a seduction romp of a. a captured/to be converted TSPA/PLA/ISI operative/mole or b. within TSP/Cheena mil base or c. Both a and b.

3. Would love to see Indian and Israeli special forces joint training or operations. Would also like to see Goa turned into one big "The Farm" with anecdotes of drugs and other practices spreading amongst the Indian and Israeli military servicepersons (who are officially unofficial Shin-bet/Mossad and NIA/MI appointed).
4. Would like RAW and Mossad operatives carrying out an assasination similar to recent Dubai hotel room service for Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

As with all other suggestions, you are free to take into account all/some/none of it and we will not hold it against you.

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby rohitvats » 30 Mar 2010 15:37

sanku, now here we have something I can't debate with you on.... :D :P ...great going...I just love the 3rd party references/innuendos/under stated unconversation...for me the real test is to place moiself as the protagonist and 'feel' the situation as it develops......and the story so far has kept me on my toes.....great going and god bless...

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Manish_Sharma » 30 Mar 2010 18:40

Sanku my biggest fantasy on BR is to see Tejas as part of a Scenario. Though you said it is mostly a spy story on lines of Dileep, still if you can weave in Tejas' MMR or Kali etc. in the story it would be SONE PE SUHAGA! Just like in Spy Story 2 Dileep had added Arihant as part of story. Thanks again for such a nice story! :)

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Bala Vignesh » 30 Mar 2010 20:29

Sanku wrote:Thanks again Dileep and RamaY. Manish thank you for that allusion. It was very nice.

Meanwhile a honest feedback questions
1) If you have any elements that you would like to see, any elements feel free to post, I would like to weave it in, if I can.
2) If folks feel that the writing style is getting too obtuse and difficult to follow, please let me know, I want it to be a fun story too, to be read and enjoyed by as many folks as possible.
3) Did folks get the allusions to the events in slide show that colonel put up? Getting those would be fun IMVHO.

We can take any of these points in Nukkad too, if folks prefer it there.


1). A tripartite joint ops between India, Russia and USA against Pak/china led by us... My personal wet dream...
2). The writing style is just perfect...
3). That's where i got all lost.. The first event was IPKF that i could understand, but got lost after that... A bit more explanation on that would be great...

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby Tanaji » 30 Mar 2010 20:36

Bala Vignesh wrote:3). That's where i got all lost.. The first event was IPKF that i could understand, but got lost after that... A bit more explanation on that would be great...


If I am not mistaken there were allusions to:

Killing of Rajiv Gandhi, and then the execution of Prabhakaran
Revenge for killing of the BSF personnel by members of Bangladesh Rifles
Santhanam and Shakti 1/2

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby a_kumar » 30 Mar 2010 21:56

Excellent buildup...

Nice template to keep us restless readers happy. Thanks for one-post-a-day.

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Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Postby RamaY » 31 Mar 2010 04:28

Sanku wrote:Tanaji, almost right, but not Rajiv Gandhi.... :twisted:


It took me couple of reads to make the connection 8). The real-kick comes when a story stimulates reader imagination :twisted: .

Keep it coming!!!


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