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Franz Kafka

It is a strange world, strange people and strange things…….so today again I draw the curtains on Franz Kafka, a very renowned writer. He has written prominent books like- The Trial, The Castle, The Metamorphosis. He was a major German language fiction writers of the 20th century.

Now what is to do with him that intrigues me, you ask? If you are interested in further reading about him, you can click on the link for Wikipedia. Yes, so now I come to the point!

How many of you know that you chew your food well or you swallow it in haste to finish dinner and get on with work? Very few, I believe. And to be frank, I was one of these until I learnt a very interesting fact of Kafka.

Franz Kafka
believed that a healthy body has a healthy mind and one of his major exercises or methods to remain fit was……yes……to chew his food well.

I am not certain about the figures, but they say he chewed his food at least 45 times before swallowing it. I guess he wasted major part of his time at dinner table but does that matter until, he kept fit and excelled in his profession? And fortunately, he did……setting a perfect example for all those ignorant people like us!

So go on guys, the next time at dinner, remember me and this post, pay attention to the way you chew you food and chew it well and hard and who know this might be
the secret behind your success just like Franz Kafka.

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  1. --xh--  

    Kafka is one of my fav authors. :) nice to see thet you started chewing ur fod well - that is a very good habit.
    btw - pink template? u dont want ur bro to come here often, do you :-D LOL

  2. Meghna  

    @ Anoop- are lucky to have read him! I haven't :( Yea.....want to keep healthy and fit you that I do not loose the juvenile-ity of this youth!
    LOL! Dunno why you guys don't like's kinda so soothing and nice! Try and visit often until you catch the pink and pink are know :)

  3. Rajesh  

    I generally chew food properly...anyways ll take ur words seriously :)

    P.S: Updated my blog

  4. IcyCucky  

    I found your blog very informative and useful...

  5. Meghna  

    @ rajesh- Good guy... :) Off...

  6. Meghna  

    @ IDy- Thanks :)

  7. Alok  

    What a correlation!
    Now that you've mentioned it, his jaw does look awfully strong in that picture. So the next time I see a sugarcane, I'll get reminded of Kafka.

    Seriously though, Kafka is a very intriguing writer. Haven't read much, just a couple of short stories and "Metamorphosis". But he managed to confound me in just that.

  8. Meghna  

    @ Alok- Appreciate your sense of humor yaar :D Certainly...he had strong teeth and not the pepsodent effect!!! He....he.....Lucky....I haven't read any though in pursuit of it :)

  9. rantravereflect/ jane  

    i mean 45 times....
    thanks woman.. tatz a greatttt for the tip.. it could also be a way to eat lesser, cos ya're chewing soooo much.. so ya'd rather eat way lesser.. n not gulp down huge quantities..

    geeeeee.. :)

  10. Meghna  

    Jane- True and another interesting aspect :)

  11. Arman  

    chewing food well has no correlation to being successful, idiot. you are the ignorant one.

  12. CommonSense  

    You just wasted a minute of my life, and I want it back. Utterly useless. This is the laziest, stupidest method of keeping fit I've ever heard of. Take a walk bum.

  13. janelle  

    ha! That is bizarre...sounds like Kafka had a minor case of post!

  14. Meghna  

    @ Arman- ummm....sorry....that's all I can say...BTW, I meant no relation but ah humorous one, and of course naive and trivial!

  15. Meghna  

    @ Commonsense- Sorry :( Certainly you can expect mistakes by a young girl, but I do not use my age as an excuse! Please read my other blog and then let me know if you think the same :(

  16. Meghna  

    @ Janelle- :D


    That was wonderful..It was a valuable information.Where did you get!
    Kafka, ofcourse was a genius.i tried to read him when i was in the college.But that was a failed attempt.I didn't understant anything.After some years i read a book on Kafka and his philosophy.That too was tough.Will i be able to understand him now?Who knows?
    i am going to read all your previous posts and going to comment on each one of it.It may take some time..
    thank you for liking my 'notapoems','justsketches', and 'view masters'

  18. Meghna  

    @ MIP_ Thanks a lot....that's really sweeet of you... Then imagine me wanting to read Kafka now! Guess it's of no use LOL!


    do you like cartoons..
    my new post is a cartoon..
    something from my old college book..

  20. Vinod_Sharma  

    It's not just food that you need to chew well to keep healthy...the list is fairly long!

  21. Meghna  

    @ MIP- WOW! I lovee them....I'm off :P

  22. Meghna  

    @ Vivek- Well said :)

  23. Todd D. Severin  


    I was just checking to see how your writing is going. I just re-read your very nice comments on my blog about my Ten Point Revision Strategy. Hope it is still helping you move your writing forward.


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