Work of fiction. Mutual fund investments are subject..sorry!...Any resemblance to a person, living or dead is unintended and co-incidental.
So, one random night in Patna during around 260BC, when I was just logging out, that message thing got red.
(NB- Facebook has been around for so long !).
Me: Hi bud, upar kya hai?
Me: whats up?
Ash:itna problem hai yaar, 00:54am
and u r jokin :(
Me: kya hua??? :o
Ash:retrnd frm kalinga ..so mny kills:(
UN notice mil gya hai.
many cntries may block trade..
only Greece suportin..
Me: isme itna srius? :p pta hai 1 baar
my tablet got lost..pura tumhara Kumhrar,
boring road,patna city sab ghume…
bhut dikkat hua..
bt I kept cool.
Ash:fir kya hua?
Me: fir kya, tablet hi to tha
stone tab u noe..single use
ruf touch nterface.. :/
Ash:yeah I bttr lyk those
sponge-enabled 1s..u can rub the tab..
can use it endlesly 8 )
Me: aap bade aadmi..
Ash: :( hm kya krein??thinkin of leavin
all dis war stuff, ek budhha karke hai
koi, thinkin of goin to him..
Me: u kiddin me?arre abhi south pole
jana hai tmko !! orissa mein hi ruk jaoge???
Me: u noe wat ur name means?
Ash:wait ill look that up in google translate
Me: no need, it means..one without sorrows!
so leave ur sorrow....bdw dese chinese ppl are getin
arrogant ..wat say?attak karein??
Ash:dont u get so excited..im thinkin of sending a
Buddhist mission there
Me: I so much want not to hear that, 01:14am
ive to go bak in tym to tell u..u want peace with chinese??
cmon! and wat is ur take on the syria issue?
Ash:SYRIA??ye kya hai??
Me: nevamind :p
Ash:anywaz, u noe whr the registry office is?
Me: registry office??
Ash:haan religion change krna hai.. O:)
ive found the way in life
Me: good father in heaven forgive your
child, he knows not what he speaks.
Ash: haha,lyk god wont get the chat lingo :D
Me: gud nyt bhai..take some rest..pata nhi kya ho gaya tumko!
Just after this chat ended, this ruler of the kings did what history says.
On a serious note, he helped Buddhism spread all over southern and south-eastern Asia.
His daughter-son twins were his ambassadors of Buddhism to Sri Lanka, who persuaded the Lankan king and queen to Buddhism and later the whole country.
Ashok was known to be a violent ruler before 261 BC..the Kalinga war, but what he did afterwards brought him into the list of 50 most influential rulers of all time, among the likes of Alexander!
<!-BITians read ahead>
Difference in opinions..huh..we never met the next day.He called me several times, once when he hosted some International Conclave on Buddhism.. but I just said I had some serious research work on time travel, though I spent the whole day sitting here-
Special thanks -Animesh, Pallaw,Shubhanshu, Harshit.