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Life Series: Turnaround

July 4, 2009

He is a boy who lived in one of the central districts of Tamil nadu. He was born in a family in which a 3-bogus meals/day will be considered as a luxury. There are lots of debts for their family to pay. But not affected by the family’s condition he studied well and also a school topper consistently. One of the brilliant students he is, in the twelfth public examination he scored above 90% of marks and got a seat in the most reputed engineering college in Tamil Nadu, Anna University.

His first semester went well. But as his second semester has started, he was not able to pay his fees. As already they have got money from their neighbors and relatives they can’t ask them. Also the process of getting education loan is not easier at that time made sure that he has to quit the college. But he has no other go. He came back to his village again and started to go to an oil mill for some salary that would support his family economically.


Time rolled on. 4 years went by no time. His salary has increased by a bit. But oil mill was running in a loss mode now. The owner of the oil mill decided to sell the mill. But this time the boy doesn’t want to let lose another opportunity. He went to his owner has said that give me 6 months I will make this mill into a profitable venture. He started to work more hours and with more determination. The oil mill started to make the progress. So the owner persisted with him even though by the end of 6 months it didn’t started to give the profits. By the end of the year his words turned true. It has started to make profits.

By the end of the second year, he has asked his owner that whether he is ready to sell the mill to him. After considering the hard work he has put in and also about his venture, he said ok. Now the boy is owning the mill and also running his life successfully.

PS: I have completed the 5th book of HP and now moved to 6th book 🙂

18 Comments leave one →
  1. July 4, 2009 2:57 pm

    This is a great one.. hard work paid.. 🙂

    kanagu: 🙂

    seems u too are working hard with the HP books.. great going.. 🙂

    kanagu: Thanks Oorja 🙂

  2. July 4, 2009 3:36 pm

    grow up !

    kanagu: 😀

  3. July 4, 2009 3:54 pm

    I am also goin to do the only difference is i have completed engineering..!

    kanagu: Welcome here Rahul 🙂
    ha ha ha.. 😆
    set an example dude 🙂

  4. July 4, 2009 4:30 pm

    Hey thats a nice story full of optimism, hard and will power!!!

    kanagu: Thanks Smita 🙂

    And u r going on with HP qith quite a speed 🙂

    kanagu: Yes I am… I never thought I will be able to read this fast 🙂

  5. July 4, 2009 5:18 pm

    Is this a real story? Anyhow, that was inspiring. Courage and confidence are vital to race through life.

    kanagu: Yes it is Saranya.. it’s true 🙂

  6. July 4, 2009 5:42 pm

    Hard work always pays.

    kanagu: Right Saritha 🙂

    When i was reading i felt bad for him leaving his studies because he was not able to pay the fees and felt happy later that he is a proud owner of a mill. 🙂

    kanagu: Me too 😀

  7. July 4, 2009 6:19 pm

    This story is very very interesting. I have read these types of incidents in Junior Vikatan, and this magazine takes action and helps out students, who have difficulty in paying fees etc. But you have expressed it nicely, Kanagu.

    Good to know that he is doing well, now.

    kanagu: Thanks ji… I never known about that… junior vikatan helps them..

  8. July 4, 2009 6:50 pm

    I somehow feel that this is a true story !! Isnt it???

    kanagu: yes bro.. whatever I am posting in ‘Life Series’ is true one 🙂

  9. July 4, 2009 11:04 pm

    Hard work pays!!!! so true!

    kanagu: Yes machi 🙂

  10. craftyshines permalink
    July 5, 2009 12:58 am

    wow! hats off to that guy’s determination and hard work!

    kanagu: Yes Crafty.. he deserves it 🙂 he designed his destiny 🙂

    @ ps: Whoa!!!! u are going at quite a pace kanagu!!! i just picked the first book…the movie i saw of….but am still to begin!
    wail!!! 😥

    kanagu: No worries Crafty.. You can finish it off soon 🙂 I am a pathetic reader in English and this is the first book I took after almost 3 years and I am able to get through them in a week 🙂

    btw, how long is it taking u to finish one HP? if i start at like sunday morn…will i be done by eve?

    kanagu: First 2 books fine.. you can do.. but others atleast 2 days.. with we have to go to work 🙂

    there’s one problem with book reading kanagu….when i read, i only read, quick meals n less sleep..
    if HP takes long…i will disappear from blogosphere till its over!!!! 😀 😀

    kanagu: hmmm… oh addicted reader 🙂 then I will say “finish soon and back soon”
    and never forget to take care of your health.. book can wait..
    My target is a book a week.. try that.. I hope then you will find time for everything 🙂

    • craftyshines permalink
      July 6, 2009 12:51 am

      and never forget to take care of your health.. book can wait..

      awww!!! that’s so sweeeet of u!!!!
      thanks! will keep in mind!

      kanagu: Please keep in mind Crafty and do let me know your views on HP book 😀
      {{{HUGS}}} back to you Crafty 😀

  11. July 5, 2009 7:31 am

    The spirit of this guy is amazing!!! Nothing breaks him…

    kanagu: Yes Bones 🙂

  12. July 5, 2009 1:11 pm

    The Kanagu series of optimism is good. 😀

    kanagu: Thanks Solilo 😀

  13. July 5, 2009 7:28 pm

    And who exactly is this boy?? 🙂

    kanagu: I heard about him from my Colleague… a boy who lived in his town 🙂

  14. July 6, 2009 10:19 am

    Am impressed with the boy’s determination 🙂 and feel glad too, for him! 🙂

  15. July 6, 2009 6:23 pm

    Now this is the kind of story I like 🙂
    thanks for sharing this Kanagu
    I love your optimism series 😀

    kanagu: Thanks Indyeah 😀

    you finished the fifth book too?
    you are a fast reader then! 😀

    kanagu: Yes Indyeah… I never thought I can.. but I am able to do… 🙂 I am enjoying 🙂

    chocolates for Kanagu after he is done reading the whole series 😀
    grandma is generous 😛

    kanagu: Yes, she is 😛
    how are you going to send it grandma ?:)

    PS:-are you going to watch all the movies too? 🙂

    kanagu: Dono Abhi.. I am thinking of watching it… 🙂
    but for suer I will watch HP 6 releasing soon.. already it is getting rave reviews 🙂 don’t miss it Abhi 🙂

  16. July 9, 2009 8:56 pm

    Kanagu, That is a fantastis story!! So full of hope and optimism.. I guess it just goes to say that hard work, optimism, determination and confidence can make a difference. Just as these qualities can make a rags to riches story, some people with all the opportunities in the world can go from riches to rags without these qualities..

    Great story!

    kanagu: True Smitha and thank you 🙂

    And congratulations on completing the 5th book too 🙂 You are on a roll!

    kanagu: thanks Smitha.. 🙂

  17. July 12, 2009 2:44 pm

    Great story! I was pleasantly surprised by the good end after the unfortunate beginning! 🙂

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