Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Oranges

This is one of those random posts which has no meaning. But then again, seemingly meaningless things are often the most meaningful thing! Paradox, that's what life is about, which often hands us lemons, but wait, this post is about oranges. So, let's talk about the juicy oranges, the bigger and better than lemons, and therefore, tastier too.

This post is clearly inspired by the story '17 oranges' by Bill Naughton. If you haven't read it, do read it. A fun story, with an unexpected plot twist. Spoiler alert: The story is about a boy who ends up eating 17 oranges, peels and seeds included to avoid being caught for steeling them! Yeah, a small boy eating 17 oranges, that's impossible right, but that's what this delightful story is all about.

Oranges also remind me of a scene from one of my favourite movies, "Andaz Apna Apna". Salman Khan's character Prem suffers from stomach upset, and while trying to convey his feelings to Raveena Tandon, he keeps avoiding the offer to take an orange from her. It is one of those hilarious scenes, and the words 'oranges' still resonate. You have got to see the film to understand.

In India, Nagpur is famous for its oranges, and most vendors try to sell their products in the cities labelling the fruit from the famed city of Maharashtra.

You see, oranges are not just an ordinary fruit, but there could be a story behind it too, you just need to find one!



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