Story Challenge: Letter “K”

Hi Bloggers! Do you have to share a story or a short reflection tagged with the letter “K”? For example I’ve written about KOLKATA (= Calcutta) and Kennedy, the Ku Klux Klan or “Knocking on heaven’s door”, about Kite Surfing and kitchen nudes, Kenya and Kick Boxers, Kant and Kierkegaard, the Kao-Hsiung Harbor or Kalashnikovs, Kuwait city and Koalas, Kangaroos and Knights, Kleopatra or Kansas City, Kisses and Kids etc. – I’m sure you’ll find an own story or a short reflection tagged with “K”! Feel free to add in the comments the link to your personal interpretation of the letter “K”!!!

KOLKATA / Calcutta

Kolkata is a city where one can drown. Not only during the monsoon period. Not only because there are so many people. But because there are so many things going terribly wrong. Rita Banerji lives in the middle. She comments herself (often in the attitude of a female Sisyphus): “The monsoons are here! We had 3 days of continuous rain. The streets were flooded and people in some parts of the city had to get around on little rubber boats. Strange: you never see anyone wearing raincoats here. But they are good at balancing umbrellas!”

QUESTION:

  • Do you know things, which could be organized better in your own country?
  • Do you remember situations, where humor saved your state of mind? Which?
  • my daily German Newspaper Top Headlines: http://paper.li/frizztext/1341655486: deutsch!

balancing umbrellas
title=”balancing umbrellas” – photo by Rita Banerji – click on the picture to enter her flickr galleries!
related:
The “K” Archive + The “K” Challenge + “K” Galleries + ABC visualized: K! + Calcutta + traffic-in-india-terrible-or-terrific? + http://www.marjilang.fr/

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68 responses to “Story Challenge: Letter “K”

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  4. I thought immediately of Kansas City. Well, actually Frizz mentioned it as an example of a K. My fondness for the city (I’ve never been there) I credit to Groucho Marx. Groucho was in an elevator when a fancy woman entered wearing a large elaborate hat. Groucho, with his innate flair for irreverence flicked the hat so it fell over her face. The woman turned to him indignantly. It was the great Greta Garbo!
    Groucho said: “Gee, I’m sorry. i thought you was a fella I knew from Kansas City”. Attached here is Bumbaversion of the great blues song.
    http://bumbastories.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/kansas-city-blues/

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  6. Hi there Frizz, I was only able to visit Mumbai, and didn’t have a chance to travel to Calcutta while I was in India. Maybe next time. 🙂 Here’s my contribution for this week’s photo story challenge: Koala Kingdom in Queensland. 🙂

    http://wp.me/pDlzr-4es

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  7. Hey! I am playing catchup and am not quite sure about this challenge; do you prefer that we write a new post or use an old one with the “K’ as a tag?

    There are two posts that mention the Kuna Indians.

    http://playamart.wordpress.com/tag/kuna-mola/

    “K” pops up in the word, “Kingfisher,” so I will include the post about the birds where I live.

    http://playamart.wordpress.com/tag/kingfisher/

    Participating was painless! I’ll gladly reach into my bag of tricks and come up with an original ‘K’ post!
    Thanks! Z

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  9. I also adore the photo work of the French female photographer Marji Lang:
    http://www.marjilang.fr/?page_id=34

    Dispensary, Kolkata
    Kolkata, West Bengal, India: Ganga Seva Samity Charitable Dispensary

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  10. I’ve always wanted to visit India. In the meantime, here’s my take on the culture of kissing a greeting in Portugal: http://juliedawnfox.com/2012/02/18/k-is-for-kissing-in-portugal/

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  12. Greetings Frizztext. Lovely evening here. Springtime. Trust all is well with you and yours. http://abcnellibell49.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/k-k-is-for-kids-and-kalang/

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  13. Interesting letter that “K” sometimes turn into a ‘C’ which sometimes turn into a ‘S’… ‘hahaha’

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  15. I love you story on Kolkata. Thanks for sharing. Here is my entry. “Kick Up Your Heels” http://wp.me/p23TG1-1iG

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  16. huh, my interpretation of a K would be KIWI, so just one photo 🙂 hope you like it, greetings from Poland 🙂 http://losflamingos.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/i-am-not-a-kiwi/

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  17. “K” for Keane, one of my favorite bands of all time… 🙂 ♥

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  18. “Do you remember situations, where humor saved your state of mind and which” – I’ll turn it around, don’t remember situation where it not save my state of mind… 😉

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  19. Do you remember situations, where humor saved your state of mind? Which?

    nearly every day with regard to my health (and not) 🙂

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  20. Would not have thought of Calcutta as actually beginning with a “K”! I keep thinking of “Kentucky” where my maternal grandmother spent most of her growing up years–the bluegrass, the thoroughbreds, the boyhood home of Abe Lincoln, the marvelous hams, the many fine educational institutions.

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  21. I believe the female US philosopher Judith Butler could understand the political fight organized by Rita Banerji in Kolkata / India:
    Judith Butler just got a German price in Frankfurt, Adorno price (I often wrote about Adorno) – Butler says that moral is too much formed by gender interests – Rita Banerji is criticizing the killing of females in India: “dowry death” etc. – instead of genocide she talks about femicide …
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Butler

    Giving an Account of Oneself, 2005

    http://books.google.de/books/about/Giving_an_Account_of_Oneself.html?id=G_RWH9mn5TsC&redir_esc=y

    http://www.amazon.com/Giving-Account-Oneself-Judith-Butler/dp/0823225046/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347456458&sr=1-1&keywords=0823225046

    Kritik der ethischen Gewalt. Adorno Vorlesungen 2002, erschienen 2003, in der englischen Fassung 2005 unter dem Titel “Giving an Account of Oneself”, bietet Butler einen Umriss einer neuen ethischen Praxis, die der Notwendigkeit kritischer Autonomie entspricht…

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    • it’s like a poem!
      +
      “I knit while I watch tv,
      I knit while I listen to my books,

      I knit in airports, on the plane, at the beach,

      I knit on our Alaskan cruise…
      I knit anywhere.

      I like my hands busy…”

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  23. That is a lovely photo Frizz! Thank you for leading us to Rita’s wonderful gallery! Shall try and post mine on time this week 🙂

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  27. Frizz, I am late again for your challenge. Here’s mine for Letter “C”:

    http://godslover.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/story-challenge-letter-c-is-for-cooking/

    I am sorry for being so late. 😀

    Have a blessed Sunday, everyone! 🙂

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  29. L is for Late.. The story of my life – well, at least since I got married 😉 Actually, L is for Last Orders…

    http://2e0mca.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/a-z-story-challenge-l-is-for-last-orders/

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