Microhistorical Megapistha

I am announcing the results of the Microhistory contest. The final judgement was arrived at using an industry standard jilpa methodology called the scatter map. The nomenclature, I believe, has origins in the nature of the brains that came up with this diagram.

The submissions were categorized into 4 taxonomically robust categories and were plotted. The Tamil challenged populace should refer to The Reference with a Capital R to clarify technical terms used in the map. Click here for a larger version of the scatter map. I used gliffy to draw this.


Once this was done, I had a conference with Chennai’s most discerning citizens – the crows that come to food-test the daily fare at home. And after some lengthy deliberations, they have made their choice.


When the State withered awayโ€ฆ.โ€And at the end there was Google.โ€

ps: Please email me your address so that Himesh can rawk your life.

Other honorable mentions.

A mammal debating its own existence while undergoing natural selection by Karthik.

We come, we see, we try to live, we die by Priya


9 thoughts on “Microhistorical Megapistha

  1. I must be missing something or perhaps this explains why i didn’t pass math and reading comprehension. Didn’t you say exactly 10 words? I count 12 in Rambodoc’s entry. Or may be this, really was a trick question in math :)?

    I had thought of posting “You Idiot! All of our historical records were in Jerusalem!”. Felt it was weak and cheezy, not to the point. Besides, I liked Priya’s 2nd one so much that felt nothing better could be said.

  2. @Arun,
    I could escape by saying that I was counting in Base 12, so 10 is actually 12 in decimal, but that would be cheesier. Honest mistake. But I just liked the underlying message of the state (or authority) withering away as knowledge is democratized by google ๐Ÿ™‚

    Priya’s 2nd one was nice too.

  3. Hey, thanks! I knew I would win! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    My email id is rambodoc@gmail.com
    I am just back home, but I find I can’t open up Safari without it quitting repeatedly on me. Using my son’s Mini. I hope to be able to post something today on…

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