If the Ramayan were on Facebook

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When I first thought of this idea, I intended to write the Mahabharat this way. Then I thought of writing World War II, then Indian Independence struggle and finally Jaswant Singh’s political fiasco with BJP. But then the plots are SO LONG! The Ramayan has a much more manageable plot, in comparison. And hence I have before you, if the Ramayan were to have an event update like Facebook, how would it be like! It’s a lot of work, doing it with the appropriate icons and the appropriate style. I tried to do it in the original Facebook template – but it was getting really difficult, thanks to my limited knowledge in coding. I hope you like it! :) If you wanted to distribute this document, I would be grateful if you did it with a link to this post. Thank you!

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Edited to add – This post has become popular beyond what I could ever ever imagine. I thank every one for forwarding this around via Facebook, Twitter and emails! Thank you, and I am glad this article made you laugh, or at least smile. Krish Ashok of “Doing Jalsa and Showing Jilpa” fame did the Facebook Mahabharatha over a year ago. And that looks exactly like the Facebook format, and is outright hilarious!

Disclaimer: I have received a comment or two where people have found it a HUGE MISTAKE not to include the story of Kaikeyi and Dasarath and the two other wives. Here’s an addition from my side: I also did not include the story of Hanuman carrying Mt Gandhamadhana which had the flower Sanjivani to cure Lakshman of his coma during battle, either. I covered it all up in “Show 43 similar posts”
I decided to drop out the story behind Ram’s exile and the details of the war simply because this story is long as such, and I didn’t want my story to be longer so as to lose my reader. Referring to other comments, this is not to be taken as factually accurate, nor should it be considered to be educational. I wrote it for fun, just for generating a laugh or two. I do/did not intend to make mirth of the religious text of Ramayan. This article does not intend to portray any sort of disrespect towards religious sentiments. I hope you enjoy this article as a humorous piece, more than anything. Please read this in a light vein.

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Comments

247 Responses to “If the Ramayan were on Facebook”
  1. Slash\\ says:

    Priceless.
    Was waiting for “Shabari offered Ram a pre-tasted blackberry” Ram accepts.

    This should start a trend. Mahabharta would be fun.
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  2. Neelima says:

    ALOL! Totally! :P
    And i now see what kept you away for so long.. must’ve taken a whole lot of effort to recreate the FB style..
    I loved the “What kind of King / Wife? ” quizzes.. Also the Sita IQ result of 45 just before getting kidnapped..Genius wonly!
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  3. Awesome dude!! It is just unbelievable how you recreated FB!! :-) It was totally worth the wait!!
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  4. Anubhav says:

    Amazing!
    I think Parshuram should comment on “Ram broke Shiva’s Bow” and Vibhishan must tell Ram about Ravana’s nectar secret :D

    Writing this for Mahabharata would be fun,but the plot would be very long as you said,instead one could start from the game of dice :)

  5. Nikita says:

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  6. Sriram says:

    This is real funny! Very ingenious. I remember seeing a post on Mahabharata in Facebook in Krish Ashok’s blog. Aweome post Kokonad!
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  7. Rohan Tikekar says:

    Awesome, by far the most hilarious and creative post you’ve written. :D

    r

  8. Sayontan says:

    This was really funny!
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  9. Kavi says:

    Hilarious ! Hilarious ! To the T ! Phew !
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  10. Debleena says:

    i was just going to do what nikita did…:)
    priceless koke …seriously awesome.
    laughed my ass off !!!!!
    i especially loved the ideas of the quizes and the “likes” …..brilliant is the word !!!

    to think this is how the future generation will learn ramayana ……:)

  11. Debleena says:

    read it the second time…still laughing loud!!
    glad u did this after all that thought. :)

  12. Foreign Desi says:

    This is AWESOME, what an Idea!
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  13. Anuradha Kushwanshi says:

    LOLzzzz….this is fun :D
    the applications, quizzes and likes are hilariously creative!! ;)
    seriously a treat for facebook fans like me… :)

  14. Serious says:

    Hey really nice work buddy..!! Awesome..

  15. Swarna Subash says:

    Absolute genius! :D

  16. Archana says:

    Hahah, wow now that’s the kind of post that takes a lot of time & effort to come up with. Excellent, excellent. Loved the little so & so went from being single to it’s complicated. Nice FB touch on Ramayan, a job very well done Koke. :)
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  17. Krish Ashok says:

    Nice work :) You’ve paid a lot of attention to detail. When I did it a couple of years back with the Mahabharatha, I just focused on the text and ignored the icons.

  18. chelli says:

    you missed out on the three mothers- kaikeyi, sumitra and kausalya, if i am not mistaken. that would be a huge, HUGE mistake. and kaikeyi’s dukhkha mancho, and mandara begum. and the two varams(wishes) that dritarashtra gave kaikeyi when dritarashtra married kaikeyi. and hats off to the woman’s brain-child, without which ram would never had got all the popularity. without which no ayodhya-war could’ve taken place?!! huh.

  19. Manisha says:

    mind blasting !!!!!!! totally ossum !!!!!!! :D
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  20. Nainy Sahani says:

    Oh my god! Hillarious!
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  21. Gaurav says:

    Hilarious!!!! just can’t stop laughing….damn creative it is! oh! and don’t be surprised if Bajrang Dal comes knocking at your door because you called Hanuman’s flying as long jump…..:) :)
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  22. Santosh Kumar says:

    Nice time pass:)

  23. Rohit Shanbhag says:

    simply awesum dude!!!!

  24. LOL! this is just awesome, wish I could come up with something like this on my website :)
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  25. Shipra says:

    This is hilarious! Good stuff :)
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  26. Mohit says:

    Totally LOL :P
    It makes this sequence really funny if we start relating it to Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan…Whole of Ramayan looks cool and much more interesting.

  27. Vishakh says:

    lolzzzzz

    its a real funny one :p

  28. krishna says:

    Totally Awesome !. Great Humor in creating this. You need a pat on yours shoulder pal :)
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  29. Brainstuck says:

    Wtf!!! this is ridiculous! How can one make fun on Hindu deities like that… Ramayan is an EPIC and this post is an EPIC WIN. I like it. :D

    Who cares about the deities anyway !!!
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  30. Daaku says:

    ROFL .. this is masterpiece.

  31. Rooturaj says:

    Awesome.
    Normally I dont like it when people make fun of religious texts. But this was decent. Good one. I laughed for 15 whole minutes. Will share definitely.
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  32. Sanjukta says:

    This is simply priceless… the most hilarious and most creative… hats off to you. this was my fav bit “ravana super poked kumbhakarna” LOL I fell off the chair reading it :D

    cant stop laughing.. and wow.. FB interface created with such perfection…amazing
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  33. HaHaaaaa…

    man That was awesome….

    Hats off man…

    I couldn’t stop laughing…

    Lakshman took a Quiz,

    Suparnkha Changed status from single to Its Complicated…

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  34. Spitphyre says:

    The Mob Wars idea was a stroke of genius! And the “You too can find love” bit is priceless!

    I have never seen anyone put Facebook to such good task. Ever since @fartingpen passed me the link, I have been sharing it with everyone!

    Looking forward to more such stuff on your blog :D
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  35. Kk says:

    So 132,457 people are thrilled Ravana ins dead and just 6 people like Ram as king? Ha!
    Good post. Ever thought of actually doing this on FB?
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  36. The Scribd thing does not open … it takes ages to stream and i am NOT on a slow connection.

    Can you plz upload the PDF on Google Docs and paste the link?
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  37. Kolika says:

    Okay… so you are a genius :) couple things: Ravana was married how can he go from its complicated to single?
    also, can Hanuman and Ravana both get the fire application before setting the tail and Lanka on fire?

    Great work…

  38. pyush says:

    amazing work man. highly creative stuff. enjoyed it to the core

  39. arjun says:

    awesome stuff

  40. Ashwathy says:

    OMG!! this is the most brilliant piece of creativity i’ve ever seen in recent times!! amalgamation of old and new!! awesome work, dude!!! :D :D tooooooooooo good!
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  41. Gaurav says:

    simply awesm ….

    ::gaurav likes this… :)

  42. Aravind says:

    Aravind and 999,9999 others like this :)
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  43. mentalie says:

    super! super! super funnnnnnnnNNNN! super kokonad! clearly, i don’t have the words. will go back to the ramayana.
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  44. NS says:

    Haha nice man hilarious!

  45. sushma says:

    awesome thought and u knw wat may b in future we would ask our children to go through these pdf’s and chk the results in quiz and be happy that they were able to knw our historic events…For american born INDIAN kids:)

  46. chaitanya says:

    awesome stuff!!!

  47. Sonu says:

    Funny. Nice creativity.

  48. Ravi says:

    Hats off man …awesome wrk !!

  49. chelli says:

    i am sorry i was incapable of laughing on this. dint think it was comical, considering the effort that sinha must’ve put into the making of “ramayan made easy”. it would help educate the generation-now on the epic history of the then-india. keep up the good work, kokonad.

  50. mahadevan says:

    You have talent man….way to go

  51. Hi.. This is really good.. Nice. Can you please share the pdf with me???

  52. ayan says:

    fun to read! excellent execution of an idea. well done dost!

  53. Mamta says:

    hello.. This is really hilarious.. Very nicely placed and edited.. Cheers you ve done a great job..

  54. Aditya says:

    Bravo……

  55. Adi says:

    This is hillarious. Only someone who has extensive knowledge of both Ramayana and facebook can write this. Not that both are rocket science! :) But this is simply super! Astounding stuff!
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  56. Vaibhav says:

    Great post dude,

    PS-Were you ever in a school called Navrachana, Baroda?
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  57. vinni says:

    and the original post award goes to this one!
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  58. sindhu says:

    Way to go!! It is so funny :)

  59. Sid says:

    Hey… really good work.. I had done a similar piece earlier… When facebook was releasing its first new version…
    http://when-us-beckoned-me.blogspot.com/2008/05/sneak-peek-into-all-new-facebook.html
    But yours’ a better idea… :)

  60. Sid says:

    Sita took the IQ test!! ROFL!!

  61. gurdeep bagga says:

    hahahaha crazzzy

    hahaha 1 of the crazest thing hahaha kick ass dood !!!!

  62. Manu says:

    Awesome ..one of the very creative pieces I have seen in some time
    :)

    Cheers

    Manu

  63. maxdavinci says:

    some brilliant punches, and extensive work on the apps/quizzes. good s***

    hate to say it, but FB works bottom up

  64. Alphabytes says:

    awesome dude.

  65. Rocky says:

    Interesting read. Keep writing. may I share it on FB?

  66. Selva says:

    This is hilarious!.. what an imagination!!!.. keep it up!
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  67. Suraj says:

    This is sooo funnnyy :)) good stuff dude. what an imagination.

  68. ST says:

    incredibly average.. The “if this was a Facebook page/account” thing is quite old.
    So much you could have done dude.

  69. Hilarious!!! Really really bang-up job. Well done and thanks for the laughs.
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  70. hey this is so much fun …

    lol twitted n re-tweeted

  71. verby says:

    hey u do come up with really insane and interesting stuff :) its too good!! u did some work for ths!!! keep it going!
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  72. yaar, this is awesome stuff… very creative indeed.
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  73. Mayur Lohia says:

    Mayur likes this

  74. Scorpria says:

    Way to go dude!
    Spell-binding imagination! Loved it :)

    Any more such original pieces?
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  75. Siddhartha says:

    Brilliant. I enjoyed it. You should try Mahabharatha as well. :)

  76. Anil says:

    You have talent man….way to go ; fun to read! excellent execution of an idea. well done dost!

  77. sudhir says:

    i must say buddy….
    u have done grt job…!!

  78. hardik sardana says:

    i laughed my ass off dude, f****** hilarious…attaboy!!!

  79. Rishi says:

    Rishi read this post, and died laughing. Can you beat this?

  80. Siddhant says:

    Awesome piece of creativity man… hilarious…. LMAO

  81. dwaipayan says:

    awesome!!!
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  82. Alok says:

    Hahahaha.ROTFLMAO!

  83. Soumya Mohapatra says:

    Amazing! You seem to be the master of both – Facebook and the Ramayana – not to mention a keen sense of humour ;). I can almost imagine u chuckling away while drafting this down..way to go!

  84. Roshmi says:

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Awesome! Mind blowing… too good! :D
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  85. Dilip says:

    Dude!! awesome work :)

  86. ruSh.Me says:

    Its amazingly simplified and well posted for our young Facebook-reading-junta!!
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  87. Shreya says:

    Vintage stuff!!
    Koke, You are back to your best.
    keep it up . :) :)

  88. Arjun says:

    Arjun likes Kokonad’s link.
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  89. Bharat Verma says:

    All I can say is that Ramayana in BRIEF!

  90. chelli says:

    wow, seems like you took my comments seriously!! it was not meant to be. well, thanks anyway!! sigh

  91. Ram says:

    Not funny, I did not like it

  92. Chs says:

    Hi,

    Its good to say about your creativity but you can also think about whom you are speaking
    He is Supreme Lord the Lord of three worlds and you cannot make a funny thing like this about Him

    Take care

  93. kavita bhovar says:

    I saw that many people like it what you have written and you got good comments. But I didn’t like it at all because ram, sita, hanuman etc they are our god and godesses we pray them,respect them. we celebrate their functions. whatever had shown in ramayana was true. we should learn from it we should not make fun of it using this computer world.

  94. Really Great and Hilarious …
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  95. chelli says:

    funny comments, i must say.

  96. Anuj Puri says:

    DID you know that……? You are great……………………….. :)

    dear Pls send pdf

  97. krithika says:

    Brilliant !!!!!

  98. Aditya says:

    kickass man!

  99. rad says:

    Totally awesome! I got a forward on this today at work and just googled to get a link to put up on facebook!

    I hope you are making some bucks out of such musings or at least you shd seriously think about it!

    good luck! Try Sholay – small plot :D

  100. Anamika says:

    OMG! WOW I’m promoting this :D :D

    Excellent work with the notifications =))

  101. som shekhar says:

    Lovely… Couldn’t be better…

    only felt that there is one icon incorrect.

    “Ravan changed his status from “Its Complicated” to “Single””

    This statement has a full heart. It should be a broken heart. Otherwise… neat. love it.

  102. Itti says:

    Totally awesome!!
    It does take time, but plzz keep doing this.

  103. DUDE!!! This is beyond amazing…. ROFL…. You’ve done an outstanding work… Me and my room mate were ROFLMAO reading this…

    Brilliant…
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  104. suvayu says:

    This is hilarious. great job man!

  105. Seema says:

    Amazing !!!

  106. Ajinkya says:

    Kickass man! Way too cool!
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  107. Ajinkya says:

    Let me know if you want to join hands in doing this for Sholay !
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  108. Pallavi says:

    Hey..

    this is damn coool man and hillarious!!…. :)…

    mustt say u really have a funnny bone!… :D….

    luking forward to soem more stuff like this!…

    cheers

  109. Pallavi says:

    btw.. I am taking the liberty of posting your link on my FB profile….

    would love to share my laugh with other friends as well!…

    hope its okay with u..

    cheers

  110. tintin says:

    have to say.. it’s cool, man!

  111. Sampada says:

    Awesome…..ravana super poked kumbhakarna!! simply hillarious!

  112. Chhavi says:

    dis 1z amazing….cool

  113. Ketki says:

    This is just awsome..got to know abt this link from collegue of mine..dam good. keep it up

  114. Suparna says:

    By far one of the best versions of the Ramayana…really funny!!..u should probably start writing a few other epics as well..

  115. jeyoou says:

    Way too cool, Koko!! I fell out of my vimana, laughing

  116. ram says:

    Brilliant. super amazing. i have never laughed so hard for a long time. must add this in text books :p super creative work.

  117. Paras says:

    Really creative stuff man…u brainwashed the original story out of my head…I was like.. “WOW, DID’NT KNOW THAT PART TOO”…really awesome…

  118. Archit says:

    Amazing work!!! hilarious and tickling….just that the part where Ravana changes his status from ‘its complicated’ to ‘single’, made me laugh extra time…he wasn’t single dude, he was married!!! what would Mandodri think??? he he

  119. Maitrayee says:

    Excellent. Love your blog!
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  120. adi says:

    its really creative and imaginative indeed but in a way its a mockery of our religion

  121. Amazing Amazing… My God.. It was very very creative.. Kudos :-)
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  122. supratik says:

    awesome ! .. haha !

  123. Prateek Shah says:

    This is extra ordinary creativity.. Veryy Innovative. Kudos to you.

    Regards,
    Prateek
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  124. fas says:

    Awesome stuff, just tooo good. Thanks for making a nice laugh!
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  125. Stupidosaur says:

    Funny stuff.

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  126. Nishant says:

    Cool dude..awesome!!!

  127. The Survivor says:

    This was too good!!

    Great stuff, like the way you put it in words to describe the modern Ramayan in Facebook era.
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  128. Soham says:

    Kokonad,
    Astonishing!!!! Astounding sense of humor, microscopic details, un-orthodox spin, ballistic precision etc etc. Jai Ho.
    P.S. Your name reminds me of a Madhusudan Dutta’s poem!!!!!!!!!!!

  129. chandan says:

    killer stuff dude!!!cant stop laughing!!great work keep em comming if possible!!

  130. Radha says:

    Radha likes this.

  131. Praveen says:

    Superb work man!!!!hats off..
    got this as forwrd..and searched out ur blog..
    awesome ~
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  132. amreekandesi says:

    This is very creative! Nice work!
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  133. Shagun says:

    sorry guys but I find this super idiotic…wats so creative n funny about it ???? can this guy use enough brain and write a great epic Ramayan or innovate any such application on facebook? its nothing but remixing two great stuffs and making fun (n perhaps some money) out of it. Its nothing more than writing jingle on popular song track…
    I discourage such mockery !

  134. Rahul says:

    Hi!
    Amazing stuff!!!
    I’ve added this as 6 pics on Facebook , with your name… (3-4 days back, i got this as an e mail) and I’ll add this link too ..
    (i’m ready to remove if you want)
    I just wanted to ask that how can we add that button
    ” This post featured on BlogAdda’s Spicy Saturday Picks. Thank you Nikita, for tipping BlogAdda! ” coz two of my posts have also been included there !
    :D

  135. dunkdaft says:

    Never never I have read such insanely funny thing. GREAT.
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  136. rads says:

    WOW!!! that was absolutely hilarious … keep coming with more…
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  137. vicky says:

    supar cool work..!!!

  138. chelli says:

    this may sound crazy. but i’ve heard that sita could’ve been ravan’s daughter!!

  139. SK says:

    Cool stuff that
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  140. Sumit says:

    Simply brilliant… and richly deserved recognition by blogadda!
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  141. Neha Singh says:

    Brilliant!!!!

  142. Solilo says:

    This is absolutely howlarious!

  143. Shruti says:

    Fantastic job!

  144. Rajarshi Roychowdhury says:

    Awesome job bro !!! Loved this one :)

  145. Praveen says:

    Totally Mind Blowing. I have the link to this page as my orkut status :)

  146. this is crazy dear. Someone forwarded it to me today morning and now I found the source without searching for it . Waiting for mahabharta
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  147. Sai says:

    Swear I read something similar about Moses. But love the disclaimer bro, nice touch!

    Have some backbone man…

  148. Good piece. Will hope to see more epcis and some global eents like the Great recession of 2008 – 2009, the sensitive index , etc in this format.

    Please visit my blog – vinodasanchaaram.blogspot.com
    Will appreciate comments.
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  149. MK says:

    Not a good stuff not of a good taste.

  150. Nitin says:

    Hi koke, great post again! I wonder how anyone could find this profane. Valmiki would be rofl if he would ever read this..

  151. Saurav says:

    Funny!! in a good way…

  152. Slash\\ says:

    You are a celebrity dude. A colleague just forwarded me this pdf (and to all in the office). I just nodded and told him I was the FIRST to comment on the original ;)

    Few months back, I’d stumbled upon this on reddit. Thought you might want to know.

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  153. Vijay Joshi says:

    Awesome post man. That made me laugh for hours. Saw this in an email i got from a friend. Instantly I searched for you in google and reached here.
    Will be reading your blog regularly now.
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  154. Sameer says:

    KOKONAD, this is the best i have ever read on the net, your template or format makes it a bit complicated. but yeah bravo! i request u to kindly explore the options with Mahabharata and jaswant singh, too good.

  155. suman says:

    Hi,
    This was a treat. It came to me as a fwd yday, but am glad to know the source. Hats off to the effort taken and very impressive!
    Really!

  156. Narendra says:

    i remember my days at school directing the modern mahabharata act!..and i remeber speaking a similar disclaimer too:) but this is nothing like that..this is awesome…more than anything the idea is awesome…surpanaka liking posts,lakshman commenting,sita taking quizzes and Ram adding applications..this is bizzare.,,,great one..seriously…please come with more of this.. i so much want to see a facebook-sholay or a twitter-DDLJ!!LOL
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  157. Post Script says:

    Absolutely awesome. I’m sharing this.

  158. Tangerine says:

    Yet another fabulous post!! :)
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  159. Minal says:

    Kokonad,

    This post is a huge rage and is super!!! The humor is unbelievable, the imagination awesome! I got to read it a bit late but keep it up!!! Hoping many more such innovative posts from you!!
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  160. Minal says:

    Kokonad,

    This post is a huge rage and is super!!! The humor is unbelievable, the imagination awesome! I got to read it a bit late but keep it up!!! Hoping many more such innovative posts from you!!

  161. suraj jain says:

    awesome stuff.. luking fwd to next post
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  162. dude amazing post.

    I have tried writing “If sholay were on facebook.”

    http://erfinderisch.blogspot.com/2009/09/if-sholay-were-on-facebook.html
    Gaurav Sachdeva´s latest post – If Sholay were on Facebook

  163. Greshma says:

    If you wrote this, u got one hell of a sense of humour!
    Thoroughly enjoyed all the sarcasm! Lol!
    (GD likes this!)

  164. Nivedhitha says:

    This stuff is amazing! I have a whole huge bunch of friends who were amazed! Shine on!!
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  165. Dharini says:

    Awesome stuff! Thoroughly enjoyed it on FB! Keep it coming! :)

  166. Great post!!! Hilarious! keep up the gr8 work!
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  167. Samir says:

    Koke writes a post on his blog.

    Samir always likes this!!!

    Really funny buddy, needs super creativity to make something like this… Bravo!

  168. snehal sham says:

    Its good…i had a hearty laugh!!

  169. rohini says:

    This is a very nice one written,without making mokery. like this…

  170. duckyvideos says:

    ya some thing funny…

  171. Anjani says:

    Hi there, the NYC blogger meet is scheduled for oct 3rd.
    Please make it to the meet.

  172. brownphantom says:

    SUPER FANTASTICALLY FUNNY .
    I don’t need to say any more :).

  173. Awesome… This has been circulated so often and has reached me thrice either through email or facebook mail… Brilliant choice of a post!
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  174. simrit says:

    cool stuff!! very innovative.

  175. Oh My God, this is superb!!!! :)
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  176. AnkurG says:

    LOs.. It was superb.
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  177. anupum says:

    genius dude…loved it!!!
    anupum´s latest post – The new Ipod nano – 5th generation

  178. oorja says:

    one of the best Ramayans i have read ever.. ! :-D

    New Age Ramayan..!
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  179. Arjun says:

    Jesus…

  180. achitn says:

    amazing, keep it up lol

  181. Sonia says:

    Haha!! Tat was awesomely funny!! Gud work! :)

  182. Medula says:

    Brilliant from start to finish..
    I double like this!
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  183. josh says:

    Bravo, Sinha! One of the most original creations on the Internet, since the Internet.

  184. Rajnish says:

    I totally against such culture of making fun of out own customs, values and morality.Young generation is going on a wrong path, rather, mislead by so many factors, social networking sites being the one.

  185. Ranjani says:

    Stumbled upon your blog and gosh!! just loved this post!! really creative and hilarious:) kudos to you!! neva expectd to read somethin so different ..such an unusual creation

  186. uday says:

    hilarious! i mus say you put in a lot of effort. The quiz and mob war was amazing. he he he he. I am sure Facebook would have saved the actual war. :)

  187. anil says:

    creative and hilarious:) kudos to you!!

  188. Sugar cube says:

    WOW! awesome!!!

    Superbly creative !
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  189. Shanu says:

    Wow u are the one who wrote Facebook Ramayana??

    It is the most loved frwd in our office..Thanks for the laughs dude :)
    Shanu´s latest post – Close Encounters of the Canine kind

  190. whoa... says:

    AMAZING1
    “BHARAT IS PISSED………..”

    AWESOME!

    btw…how did u duplicate fb? u created acounts r wht? for each character?

  191. Subha says:

    Cant finds words to describe what you wrote is an amazing piece of history, I am from NY and came across ur post. Believe me you are truly creative and talented. Simply great !!

  192. rakesh says:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dude!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!

  193. faaizah says:

    brilliant !!! sooo outa d boxxx !!!

  194. Nidhi says:

    dude… its awesumm…

    esp the last line” i have doubts” appli :D
    hahahaha

    too too gud!!

  195. ashwin says:

    Hilarious!!!

  196. ankit thapa says:

    its superb ………..
    great thinking ……
    gr8 mind …..gr8 work .. keep it up ……. ;)

  197. Kunal says:

    hilarious dude..!!
    hats off..!!
    keep the good work on..:)

  198. abc says:

    some mails with images of the pdf and watermarked with funtoosh.com are floating around without ur name being acknowldeged

  199. You probably already know this, but I just wanted to let you know that people have started sharing this on Facebook without any attribution. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=11104357&id=553600581&ref=mf

  200. Chanchal says:

    Just fantastic creation ! ha ha ha ha ha :-)

  201. thing says:

    this is awesome, but surpnakha ha a crush on ram not lakshman

  202. Mitul says:

    The first commment of sabri giving Ram a blackberry was awesome,
    BTW the whole image is awesome.

  203. Kalyan says:

    Like :)

    Seriously, tremendous, congrats

  204. Bela Butalia says:

    Dear Coconut,
    This is brilliant work and I am distributing your link to all those zombies (me included) on Facebook because this is essentially relevant to them. Keep up the good work!

  205. Preeti says:

    Its very interesting ,and enjoyable and original

  206. shourya says:

    really great blog….
    learn mine you will like it

  207. Ashish chand says:

    great work! keep it up.

  208. I got it by email and then I decided to share it via my blog. I was looking for original author to give credit but unable to find. Finally I got ur blog. It’s really creative and I am gonna share your credit details also.
    Jaydip Parikh´s latest post – If Ramayana was on Facebook

  209. trupti says:

    bloody cool…..jus cant stop lauging…the fcbk icon make it more real…..hatts up 4 u!!!

  210. Unknown says:

    So you are the modern Valmiki who wrote this…max respects to you sir.. awesome it is..
    you dint miss any of the FB feature…excellent…ur creativity rocks!..I had to scroll the whole page down to comment.. I found the images on net was lookin who did it..finally found u..
    Unknown´s latest post – iThink using iPhone

  211. bela butalia says:

    Dear Kokonad (kokonut?) Sinha,
    I am unable to open your ‘If the Ramayana were on Facebook?’ What do you think is wrong? Can you send me a link to the page as I want to circulate it among friends?

  212. Apoorv says:

    Have you guys lost your sense of humour .. I did’nt find any traces of creativity or humour .. Stop insulting religious books .. They aren’t supposed to amuse you anyways .. Damn it

  213. Someone says:

    @apoorv – you are telling to stop insulting religious books? wow, this coming from someone who is a fan of judas priest, metallica, slipknot and rammstein? how hypocritical you are……….. get a life yaar.

    • Apoorv says:

      Insane reasoning !! What’s in being a fan of metallica , judas priest .. how is this related to my comment here .. !!

      Being a fan of a foreign band does not mean i have stopped respecting my values .. you ass .. !

    • Apoorv says:

      Also, Stop suggesting me life .. life is not inlaughing about such sucking humour) .. you better go get a name for yourself .. fearful fool !

    • Apoorv says:

      And how the hell has my facebook profile linked here .. you seem to be one of my friends .. come on .. you can yell me your name .. you won’t be bruised for that ..

  214. Siddhartha says:

    Koke, This application and thought process has spread so far and wide you won’t believe it has shown up in schools and colleges as far as Singapore and the U.S. Had an opportunity to talk to someone abt this recently was very proud to tell abt you

  215. vikas suman says:

    really a great work…hats off to u…u can check my note also ramayana++@fb inspired by it….

  216. vikas suman says:

    RAMAYANA ++@FB…..

    ®Dashrath,Kausalya,Kaikey&5 others joined facebook.

    ®Dashrath created Ayodhya using BUILD YOUR CITY app.

    (shiva,parvati and 40000 others like this)

    ®DASHRATH:very happy,I have 5 sons…..:)

    (kaushalya,sumitra and 20000 like this,400 comments)

    Shiva:congo,party kab donge?

    Brahma:upload d pics soon…J

    ®Kaushalya organized the event “FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY”

    YOUR RSVP: YES NO MAYBE

    ®Ram,laxman and 3 others joined facebook

    ®Ram likes justin bieber,harry potter and 100 other pages.

    ®Laxman likes THE BIG BROTHER,POGO and 20 other pages.

    ®Ram,Laxman,Bharat and 2 others are attending “ASHRAM LIFE SUCKS….”

    (Dashrath likes it,20000 comments)

    ®RAM:sorry friends,no net connection here at ashram…it’s not wifi….no lappy too….will reply after 10 years….

    AFTER 10 YEARS:

    ®RAM:hey folks,I m bak…..:)

    ®RAM is now friends with SITA.

    (DASHRATH,JANAK and 45678 others like it.,20000 comments)

    ®SITA uses “WHO LOVES YOU MOST APP” and found RAM

    ®RAM wrote on SITA wall:let’s get married…..

    ®LAXMAN poked URMILA.

    ®RAM,LAXMAN and 3 others changed their relationship status from single to married.

    ® RAM called Paul,the psychic octopus to predict his future:

    Dear ram,based on your past,you have a very harsh and tough life at jungle……

    Beware of some people around you…

    (kaikey likes it,4876666 comments)

    ®DASHRATH:sorry folks,but ram has to go to jungle due to some internal prblms for 14 years…

    (kaikey likes it,5678999 comments)

    BHARAT:wtf?

    LAXMAN:the old guy gone crazy…..:’(

    ®RAM,SITA and LAXMAN changed there current city from Ayodhya to Jungle.

    ®RAM:hey folks,don’t worry I have my new I PHONE wth me…I wl be available on fb…

    ®RAVANA joined facebook.

    ®SUPERNREKHA wrote on LAXMAN wall:”hey dude,u luk hot…..i wanna meet U…

    (Ravana,indrajeet and 20 others like it,50999 comments)

    TO BE CONTINUED…..

  217. rads says:

    Gosh! i didn’t know this post was soo famous…it somehow reached our college groups on yahoo n a guy frm my class posted this pdf … i was like OMG! n here i am commenting on ur blog…got to see ur latest pics though … i shud update my flickr stream too…

  218. pranav says:

    Very interesting article ! Really enjoyed it.

    Just wondering about profile about Kumbhkaran , lots of patience required to receive updates from him.

  219. Sairam says:

    Oh, dear! I have started a MahaBharath series – MahaParatha reheated at my blog.

    I searched Google for wanted to stretch and connect Mahbharaht and Ramayana. And I landed here. Great stuff.
    Sairam´s latest post – T shirt Quotes – I have one for you.

  220. Apurv says:

    hey am not able to read the post or may be am not able to find the link..:P
    please send me the link..!!!

  221. Vikas Khair says:

    Dude Simply Awesome Super Genius .. Wonderfully witty what an idea .. Keep it up definitely wanna see mahabharat in FB style :)

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