Kesari – The unsung legend of 21 warriors of Saragarhi battle

The pages of history are soaked with blood of innumerable warriors, soldiers who never got their due despite their unconditional sacrifice. The battle of Saragarhi is recorded in archives of history as one of the fierce, violent and massive battle between 21 Sikh warriors and 10,000 Afghans. They fought till the last breath, protecting the…

Sonchiriya – The untold legend of Dacoit Man Singh

Readers and movie viewers take a liking for Robin Hood type legends. Late Hollywood actor Heath Ledger had portrayed role of a rebel who is wronged by the system in the Hollywood biopic ‘Ned Kelly’. Even an Italian bandit named Salvatore Guilliano made headlines by rebelling against the corrupt system. Author Mario Puzo’s novel –…

India’s most fearless – The inspiring stories of unsung war heroes

How’s the josh? High sir!! – Lines from movie Uri: The surgical strike The lines spoken by actor Vicky Kaushal in movie ‘Uri’ triggers a patriotic emotion to retaliate back on the enemies who killed our unarmed Indian soldiers in Uri sector. The lead character Vihaan Shergill from movie ‘Uri’ is based on the actual…

Memoirs of Neerja Bhanot (7 September 1963 – 5 September 1986)

‘Every man dies, not everyone really lives’ – lines from movie ‘Braveheart’ A flight attendant’s story was just limited to a newspaper article in 1986. Very few knew about her. The PAN AM plane hijack was the most talked event in 80’s. The young girl who was onboard PAN AM as the head flight attendant…

Writer, coffee and stories – A new title for my wordpress blog

‘As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move…similes arise, the paper is covered. Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle’ – Honore de Balzac Coffee is synonymous with creativity. Coffee triggers creative ideas and ideas transform into stories. Blog needs makeover in…

Ek Ladki ko dekha toh aisa laga – A path breaking love story

Is falling in love with the same gender a sin? Topics like ‘gay’, lesbian’ are not discussed in conservative families of India. The 2019 motion picture – ‘Ek Ladki ko dekha toh aisa laga’ is a courageous attempt to fall in love by breaking the boundaries of social barriers and have the independence to choose…

Take your reading challenge: A busy reading year in 2019

‘Every writer must read at least 100 books a year’ – Nicholas Sparks First of all wishing all my WordPress followers a happy new year and a great 2019 full of creativity, refreshing concepts, encouraging topics and a great writing time 365 days. WordPress is a blessed platform for every newbie as well as experienced…

The untold story of Sela & Nura: Bravehearts of 1962 war

‘Every man dies. Not everyone man really lives’ – lines from movie ‘Braveheart’ There are ballads, stories and biographies written on brave queens like Rani Laxmibai, Rani Durgavati, Queen Padmavati and Razia Sultana. All thanks to our historians, writers and biographers who retained the brave legacy. But what about the unsung bravehearts on whom there…

Why publishing articles weekly/monthly is beneficial?

Every Friday a new movie releases in theatre. Audiences are attracted to it. If they don’t like the movie, they wait for next Friday’s new release. Same theory applies for writing too. There are writers who write on daily, weekly or monthly basis. If a celebrated paperback novel writer is publishing his updates on blog,…

The forgotten patriots of mission Kakori

‘Sarfaroshi ki tamanna, ab hamare dil mein hai, dekhna hai zor kitna bajuye qatil mein hai’ There is not a single Indian who won’t get patriotic goosebumps after reading or listening to these lines immortalized by legendary revolutionary Ram Prasad Bismil who was hanged to death for his participation in Kakori train robbery. For Britishers,…