Saturday, April 18, 2009


Those who take the sword will die by the sword. On the other hand, if you use your pen you can earn money. Believe me! This is true!

Today I receive by post a cheque for Rs.750 ($15) for my article that was published in the Indian Express on 17TH Feb.2009. You can imagine my thrill and happiness. This post is just to share my joy with you.

This was posted by me in my blog on 18th Feb.2009 under the heading---A HEAVY LUNCH AND A KIND SOUL. My friends have already read it and commented on it.

Initially my idea was to keep a record of this incident in my blog. But when I sent it to the Indian Express, it was published. I was just lucky!

You can also try. Nothing is lost.

My best wishes to all.


FCB said...

Let me be the first to share the thrill with you. The kind words and interest that fellow bloggers express about your posts are echoed in this check. Congratulations Joseph,


Congratulations Joseph, I am really thrilled for you. I know how you feel I had a book published last year and the joy I felt on completion and being sold was pure joy. I hope you article will be the first of many.
Thanks for calling by.


Catherine said...

Congratulations dear Joseph, for your publication. I hope you'll get other interesting events to write about and offer to a newspaper to publish. Even if your "adventure" was a little bit sad for you, and caused you troubles. I'm sure with your wisdom, you managed to surpass that trouble of having been stolen . This misadventure could happen in whatever country, unfortunately.

It gives me the opportunity to read an other of your post "Slumdog Billionnaire". Now, I feel I have to watch this movie.
Your pictures and your text make me open my eyes on a reality, not that I haven't heard of it, or read about it. But you gives me the feeling that it's more real than watching it on TV reports or reading it. It's the real daily life of these women, children, and men.

Thanks, Joseph, to share these "images" of your country that makes us think about life, its unfairness, and our chance.

Now, I can say that I have someone published in newspaper who comments in my blog !!! : )

I wish you a nice Sunday.

Mel said...

Woo Hoo!! Joseph, that is terrific! I'm so happy for you and so proud of you. Way to go! God is so good! :)

Leo said...

Congratulations!! I hope you use the money for a very nice treat for yourself. You deserve it, you know.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Actually, I think many of your posts could be published in the USA. The first post I'd read here, a sort of take off of Slumdog Millionaire, was very moving to me. ~Mary

Danielle&Hannah said...

That is a lovely prize! Congratulations :-)

The pen is mightier! And who knows how far it may go or who will be the last one to read it. Our writings and words are powerful. I am sure that you are smiling :-)

I am thankful when I think of how we are connected even continents apart.


Femin Susan said...

Congratulations!Even once i sent a drawing to one of the magazines and they published it. And I received 100 rupees. i should say That was really lucky. I think you are honored for receiving that 750 rupees because What you wrote in the Indian Express was something impressive.

Amrita said...

Congratulations Sir J. That was a great article I remember reading it. Certainly a good thing they paid you for it too.

But if you cast an eye on Election Politics these days "the chappal is mightier than the sword"LOL.

magicpolaroid said...

Hi joseph! Im very happy for u!! congrats!

hpy said...

It's always nice to see that other people like what you do. ANd money is kind of a proof for that, as poeple rarely pay for something they dislike.

Mark in Spokane said...

Congratulations on getting your work published! What achievement! Now you aren't only a blogger -- you're an author who has been published in print format. You are moving across genres!

Congratulations again, Joseph. I'm sure that there will be more literary triumphs to come!

Margaret Cloud said...

Congratulations, I am happy for you.

SkyJuice said...

Congratulations, Joseph. Keep on writing! :-)


nitha said...

Just happened to come across your interesting blog. Actually I am pretty new to this whole concept of "Blog"....yet couldn't stop browsing through yours :-)Even I am interested in writing articles ....can you help me in this regard?


Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi nitha :)

Welcome aboard!

I am not able to access your blog. Please check up. You should enable visitors to have access to your posts.

Many thanks for your visit. Hope you will do the needful and let me know.

Have a wonderful day nitha :)

Bluebirdy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You are now a published author! Isn't it fun to see your name in print and get paid for your thoughts/pictures? I have had more than 150 magazine articles published. It is satisfying to know that something you wrote might help or entertain others. I started getting paid for it when I was 24 and soon got too busy to write very much anymore. I will go look for the article that you said is posted on your blog. I am so happy for you! You don't get rich by writing magazine articles, but it is satisfying!
Blessings, Sheila

Swarna said...

As thrilled as you are. I once got Rs 500/ from The Hindu for a travel piece on Kolar (and it was a surprise). Wish you many more!

Rhapsody said...

Namaste & congratulations!

You do realize that you gave away your address and full name by posting the letter here? Perhaps you don't mind everyone knowing?

Rema said...

Congratulations! Sir, but this is not the first time you are getting a cheque. I remember you got once before also for a good article.

Good luck! Keep writing sir.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Rema:)

You have a very good memory. Unfortunately, I have lost that article. I could have post it here.

Best wishes:)

Rema said...

Actually I was looking for that article some where in your blog. But din't find it. Hope you find it somewhere in your books.