English Novel Authored by Sunil Doiphode, translated by Anil Ekbote
This story concept 'Honey' was selected in the first phase of a screenplay competition 'Sankalan' conducted by Mahindra and Mahindra and Bioscope ent. combinely. (sept2008)Judges - Anurag Kashyap (Satya, Black Friday) Anjum Rajabali (Gulam, The Legend of Bhagat Singh) Sriram Raghvan (Ek Hasina Thi, Johny Gaddar)
Extract from the novel :
It was indeed worth losing life for her. When one male bee copulates with the queen bee, it knows that that after the act it has to die. Because even earlier, several male bees had laid their lives. But yet the male bee is always ready to copulate with the queen bee.
Just in return for a moment's pleasure.
That single moment was replete with life's happiness.
If the happiness of an entire life can be had in that one moment.
Then why should one care for the whole life?..
But this love...newfound love... what was this love like...
Like a silk worm weaving a cocoon around itself.
In which the worm had a true or false sense of joy, trust and a sense of security, true or false or imaginary?
But one day when the silk worm turns into a butterfly.
Even it tears the cocoon that it had built so painstakingly.
Liberated of all ties it flitters freely from one flower to another.
Sunil Doiphode is a Screenplay writer, Novelist and Lyricist. The Novels to his credit are Black Hole, Aghast, eLove, Honey and Zero. His next Novel 'Immortal' is expected to come soon. He is Masters in Computer Science and Engineering and also maintains the profession of Researcher in the field.
Ronald’s house was in complete darkness with the chirping sound of insects and the wailing of a dog the only sounds in the background. Suddenly, a group of birds, sat on the tree for shelter, flied away, fluttering their wings in fear.
Two police team members, Richard and Eric, were monitoring each and every activity in Ronald’s house on CCTV. Both Richard and Eric were in their thirties. Richard was honest and quite boring; the exact opposite of Eric who was tall and shrewd. One of the rooms from Ronald’s guesthouse was allocated for surveillance purpose. Disturbed, Ronald curled to the walls in the room, anxious that he was visible on the CCTV.
“I would have love to monitor the bedroom of a sexy couple” Eric said jokingly.
Richard didn’t show any interest in his partner’s attempt at humour.
“I would even love to monitor the bedroom of a funky married couple like you and your wife” Eric continued.
Still, Richard didn’t respond.
Suddenly, there was some movement on one of the monitors. ....
Following the mysterious disappearance of her husband, Stella Fernandez is led by a supposed friend of her missing husband's into a mysterious world of interconnecting portals which turn out to be black holes that transcend time and reality.
(Script in English registered with FWA, Andheri, Mumbai.).
Extract from the Novel:
Suzan came out of the house with police officer Brat to walk him out. But he stopped at the door, may be he still wanted to ask something more. Suzan waited for him to talk, when they heard a roar of a bike stopping at the gate. The rider removed his helmet. It was Daniel, Suzan's friend. Seeing Brat and Suzan at the door, he waited there only, and kept sitting on the stopped bike. Brat looked at him with his inspecting gaze.
"Who is he? " Brat enquired.
"My friend ... Daniel" Suzan replied.
Brat stared at him strangely and whispered under his breath, " I see ...thirsty has rightly come to the well.
"What? ... Did you say something?" Suzan asked.
"No, Nothing." He replied sternly.
Brat turned to leave and stopped as if remembering something important, " Take care of Stella ... She is undergoing a shock very badly ... at least it ‘seems’ so."
It didn't escape from Suzan's realization that he had given more stress on the words 'seems’ than usual.
Brat was headed for the gate, when Suzan interrupted, "Seems’? ... What do you mean by ‘seems’? "
Brat abruptly stopped, smirked and turned to her.
"You know? Who is the greatest artist in the world? " Brat asked her unexpectedly.
Suzan looked at Brat in surprise, not knowing what he is talking about.
Brat walked few steps, stopped again and turning towards Suzan answered his own puzzle, "A criminal"
Brat walked out quickly not looking back even once.
( A synopsis registered with FWA. Written by Sunil Doiphode, published by Shivam Prakashan Pune)