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R’Ohm’eo and ‘Joule’iet | The ‘Physic’al Love Story – My Entry To The Get Published Contest

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The Idea

The story of R’Ohm’eo and ‘Joule’iet revolves around two characters.
Om Singh is a Mechanical Engineer from Delhi College of Engineering and works at ABB in Vadodara while Juilee Joshi is a Commerce Graduate from MS University at Vadodara and is working in a private firm in the same city.

Omhas been a brilliant student since his schooldays but his heart yearns for creative outlets and endeavors. He loves music, writing and dance and is a regular student of Shiamak Davar’s dance classes. However, his scientific mind and analytical aptitude helps him in solving problems from a different perspective.

Joule (as Om affectionately calls Juilee, due to the Joules of energy she releases in him whenever they meet), on the other hand, is a sweet and bubbly girl who has not yet grown up. She values emotions and keeps the ones she loves, close to her heart. Their love story blooms during a bus ride on National Expressway 1 between Ahmadabad & Vadodara.
But there’s a problem here, in fact two problems. Om, who’s a Rajput, is three years younger than Joule, who’s a Brahmin. Double the trouble and in addition to that, Om gets fired from his job, Joule’s mother is the queen of stubbornness and time is running out for both of them.
Can Om manage to use his scientific acumen to pull himself out of this bottleneck?
What happens when an Unstoppable force meets an Immovable object?
These and more questions will be unraveled in this ‘Physic’al love story.

What makes this story real?

The story draws on important landmarks, highways, food joints, companies, educational institutions in Vadodara, Ahmedabad and other cities. More importantly, this is a story which actually started unfolding on National Expressway 1 in the year 2011 and is still in progress. The names are fictitious but the events and the landmarks inside the cities are very much real.

Extract

Om’s mind was racing, trying to think of some method of exchanging contact details with Juilee. He was sweating, partly because of the summer heat but mainly owing to the presence of Juilee sitting right next to him. His hands occasionally touched hers and he felt a pack of energy bursting in his veins. Juilee’s bus stop was just minutes away; Om had to come up with something, when suddenly she got up to move to the aisle.
“This is it!” Om thought and in a flash, he took out his visiting card and handed it to her.
“Hey, if you need any help with commercial equipments or anything else, give me a call.”
Juilee took it with a smile and said, “Thanks for the card.” Then, she got off the bus hurriedly.
Om reached his office but his eyes were fixed on his mobile screen for some sign of a call or a message.

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“This is my entry for the HarperCollins–IndiBlogger Get Published contest, which is run with inputs from Yashodhara Lal and HarperCollins India.”

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102 thoughts on “R’Ohm’eo and ‘Joule’iet | The ‘Physic’al Love Story – My Entry To The Get Published Contest

  1. Great ploy! I really love the intriguing line "What happens when an Unstoppable force meets an Immovable object"! All the best! Voted! 🙂 BTW, do check out my entry too and vote for it too if you like it 😉

  2. i thought i will get to read something on your blog today which won't be a sci-fi story, for a change. but this one is even more complicated than your usual posts :D.

    all the best for the contest!! sounds like a very interesting story! going to vote for you now.

  3. First of all, thank you very much for the feedback on my idea and for voting for it. Science is quite intriguing, isn't it? 🙂

    Secondly, you are too generous, I am humbled by this gesture of yours. Thank you for considering me for this award. You've made my day 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. HAHA, well what can I say, life itself is so complicated, atleast science can still be explained with some logic. 🙂

    Glad you liked it, thanks a ton for the feedback and your vote. It is all because of people like you that I've reached till this point. 🙂

  5. Welcome to my blog Kriti and thank you so much for your lovely comment.
    I'm humbled by your feedback. Glad you liked it.
    I'll surely continue doing that 🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. Interesting! I am so eager to know what finally happens when an 'unstoppable force meets an immovable object' as you so beautifully put it!
    You have my vote Jay, good luck 🙂

  7. Welcome to my blog Kirti and thank you so much for your feedback and your vote.
    Indeed, I hope I get the opportunity to tell the story to everyone, praying for that 🙂

  8. Short Story, this is good for writing as a story and as a reader as well, but in real life things cannot be judged as fast as short stories,because it must not end up as fast as it was started. keep writing….but not too fast in real life.

  9. Welcome to my blog Rathna ji.
    Indeed, you've made a profound statement. With each passing year, our lives are becoming more and more short spanned and we want quick results.
    Don't worry, I'll take care of not going too fast. 🙂
    Do keep visiting here with feedback and views 🙂

  10. It is lovely to hear such encouraging feedback from you Jas.
    I feel happy to hear that you liked it.
    Thank you for your feedback, your wishes and most importantly, your vote. 🙂

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  12. Indeed, Anupama, our society needs to learn that we cannot live in such an overly conservative society. Thank you for your feedback.

    Yes, I found your story idea to be quite good. Voted for it and also left my thoughts on it. 🙂 🙂 Wish you luck for the contest 🙂

  13. Hehe what a lovely tale bonded by Science. Yes I fully agree that the generation today is way above such conservative thinking. Parents need to change there outlook & think beyond castes & class 🙁 Most have them have accepted love with changing time, but still there's a long way to go. I wish you, Om & Joule all the very best 🙂 Take care ! Thanks for voting !

  14. Yes, you've very aptly summarized the plight of today's youth and what parents think of them.
    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and your kind wishes 🙂
    Glad you liked the outline of the idea 🙂
    Wish you luck as well 🙂

  15. Firstly thank you for commenting on my book review. I am a newbie and you happen to be the first one to have commented on my blog.
    Read your post,sounds like an interesting story. I wish you and the characters of your story good luck.

  16. Welcome to my blog Bushra 🙂
    You're welcome, it was quite an objective review, I liked it. 🙂

    Thank you very much, your feedback and your wishes are much appreciated. 🙂

    Do keep visiting 🙂

  17. Welcome to my blog Nirvaan 🙂 🙂
    Your lovely feedback encourages me and gives me a lot of hope for this story 🙂
    Thank you for sharing your feedback.
    I'll landing up on your idea after this and leave my feedback about it as well.
    Do keep visiting 🙂

  18. Hi Sudha, I'm humbled by your feedback and your wishes. Thank you very much for casting your invaluable vote. Hope that I get to put forth my complete story to the audience 🙂
    Thanks a lot for dropping by and sharing your views 🙂

  19. This is lovely stuff, thank you so much Shesha for giving me your invaluable vote and also giving your feedback in the process. 🙂
    Glad that you could drop by and leave your wishes and your vote for me 🙂

  20. Hi Jay,

    Looks like a really 'techie' guy's story, through and through! Looking forward to seeing how it goes…all the best!
    Of course, I've voted for your idea.

    And, thanks so much for your heartening comment and your valued vote! 🙂

  21. Well, yeah you can say that sort of 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Thank you very much for dropping by and sharing your feedback about the idea.
    Thanks a lot for the vote as well. 🙂
    Wish you luck as well 😀

  22. WOW!! This sounds like a modern day Romeo and Juliet!

    Wonderful until now 🙂

    P.S: I need to warn you though. I'm a huge Shakespeare fan and would not like it if someone messes up his work 😛

  23. Welcome to my blog Soumya 🙂 🙂
    I'm absolutely humbled & enthralled by your feedback 🙂

    Well, I do hope that I'm able to do justice to the evergreen love epic 🙂
    Keep watching for the complete story, hope that I get published 🙂

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