Thursday, November 16, 2006


'Revenge is a dish, that is best served cold.'

Uttered Don Vito Corleone in the acclaimed novel The Godfather. The beauty of the dialogue is amazing. I wonder how Mr. Mario Puzo came up with that one.

Revenge is a beautifully satisfying feeling. To take back all the hurt caused by someone in an equally 'hurting' way is satisfaction redefined.

No matter how peace loving we want to be, revenge will always be behind our minds. Father of my nation, Mahatma Gandhi, gave new meaning to peaceful protests, but what he achieved in the end; sweet revenge for taking his country away from him.

Revenge often mistaken to be violent, is a largely misunderstood concept. It is in everyone's psyche to get back whatever you have lost. It might not be material to material. But it can be the high of getting something back from them.

How to go about on a revenge?

For this I come back to Don Vito Corleone.
1) Do not go against the 'wrong doer' at the outset.
2) Plan it up and the let the pressure go down.
3) When the heat simmers down, you know your opponent goes down on defence. She is not expecting any bite back from you.
4) Work it up till then, and charge back. Surround your enemy from all sides, without the chance of letting her escape.

Thus revenge, if executed slowly and effectively, becomes the most satisfying experience in your life; even better than sex. So let me ask all of you, not to go around throwing swears and fists at each other, but hit them on a different level, from which recovering will take some time.

Addendum: The writer is this blog loves revenge dramas, the one which has the planning part of the revenge forming the crux, and the execution, the climax.


Priyanka said...

Wow.. Thanks Mr Blogger!! Now i know how give a tit for tat!!! And not tit for.........

anjali said...

beautifully put.. served deliciously cold!!!