Only original at the Intellectual Property Rights Annual Conference
is the sparkle of the sun which shines every morning
Original is the hope that leads every new beginning
Original is the concern a mother has for her child
Original is the ruggedness of the wild
Original is the spirit that helps you to go on and on
Original is the smile of a new-born
So said 'Only
Original' at the Intellectual Property
Rights Annual Conference (IPRAC) in the capacity
of the chief guest. The original verse was well lauded with
loud claps and smiles that reflected acceptance.
As he was guided
to a special meeting on how to curb piracy and plagiarism, Only
Original opined, "While I am always for originality, I firmly
believe that creativity is a deep sea and that ironically, the one
who is original seldom needs protection."
The chair person of IPRAC Cop Anti-copy was shocked. "Do you
mean to say, Mr. Only Original, that writers who strain their brains
and come up with nice stories not before years of hard work and
dedication should not mind someone else using their ideas?"
Only Original was fully prepared, "I do not mean to say that.
I believe that while it takes time to come up with original ideas,
the original creative soul will make better use of time for better
and more ideas. To that extent, he is future-oriented. Tell me does
a rose stop blooming if someone uses its fragrance?"
"Let me put it this way", he summed up, "Originality
is more of a virtue for those who practice it than it is a source
of power to be complacent."
"There may be many tubelights and artificial sources of light,
but only one sun Who doesn't stop shining just because it is imitated
Not afraid, not scared, but rather a doer it is
The true symbol of originality, it is", Only Original's poetic
There were many literary stalwarts present there, a few of which
did not quite agree to Mr Only Original. One among them was the
author of the proclaimed book on passion of writing, 'Sink in Ink',
He put forth his case, "Only Original, let me ask you a question.
What do you write for?"
Only Original said, "Well, I only know I exist to write which
would certainly mean that I write for my passion."
Why are you misguiding so many young writers present over here,
who apart from their passion also have to think of the penny, asked
"One who rides on the horses of passion Need not think of the
penny. If he galloped well enough, Passion will lead the penny"
"Impressive verse, I say – but am sorry, it lacks practical
sense" was Pendrive's comment on the verse.
Only Original now realized he would have to speak Pendrive's 'level-headed'
language. He asked the latter, "Mr Pendrive, you are an established
writer. Tell me, in your career spanning 30 years, how many books
have you got published?"
Pendrive replied, "Fifteen- but all of them have been masterpieces
and I have been laughing all the way to the bank, thanks to the
loads of money I get as royalties." And I believe you would
also be busy with the plagiarism cases that you must have filed
against your 'imitators'? asked Only Original
"Yes, that's the reason I am getting to write less these days",
Only Original said, "I have got 90 books published, but none
of them have been masterpieces. However, many of them have been
imitated but I have not filed any cases against any of them. Many
of my books don't sell in big quantities, but my idea factory is
busy churning out potential story ideas every now and then."
"Wealth follows work So better focus on work Let work be worship
Over fear of less or desire to have more wealth Don't lose your
So poeticized Only Original. Pendrive was a bit taken aback. He
realized he had not written anything new in the last five years
and the writer inside him did get a bit worked out. Noticing the
expressions on his face, Only Original said "Art yields commerce
But artists are better placed in the world of art Commerce will
Only if you follow your heart"
A light-hearted Pendrive got the inspiration to write something
new. He thanked Only Original and Only Original too became receptive
of the idea that it would be practical in some cases to protect
your work. The fraternity present at the IPR conference went back
with a balanced view on varied aspects of writing. Only Original,
though went away satisfied that he stirred a lot may creative workshops
to dish out original ideas and stories.
Only Original Series -
Only Original In Trouble
Contributing Story Teller
Niranjan Turakhia is a 28 year young poet and has lately been dabbling
in short story writing.