(The Story Behind My Pen Name 'Ariel')
How I procured my pen name "Ariel"? There is a story behind it. This knol is a narration of that small incident happened in my life years back. That paved a way to stick with that name as my byline.
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I just started thinking about my own words, "Yes, next time when this question arises, "What's there in a name? Think of it, you will definitely find a lot in it". Those words echoed in my mind and I just thought of my own name "Ariel" and myself: Yes, there is a big story hidden behind it. Let me narrate that in short:
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I used my original name 'Philip Verghese' as my byline in my early writings. Few years later, after completing my high school education, I started sending letters, stories and articles to the secular publications in the new name 'Ariel Philip, Valanjavattom' and many of my writings published in the newspapers, Children's magazines and weeklies. My first writing (a letter to the editor) with that name, got published in one of the most prestigious publication in India, "The Malayalamanorama" daily newspaper (The largest circulated daily-now it is the largest circulated regional language daily in India). In addition, many of my articles and stories published in their children's magazine called 'Balarama', which is popular among the Malayalam speaking children. Later in the Malayalamanorama newspaper's youth page "Yuvatharangam" I was a regular contributor with that pen name ‘Ariel Philip’
Later I came to know about the meaning of the word 'Ariel'. Ariel means 'Lion of God'. I was so delighted to know the meaning and I decided to stick on to that name in my further writings thus born this little name 'Ariel'.
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