200 articles, 7 years – What next?

Today my wordpress blog reaches the mark of 200 articles. Should I rejoice or think what the next story has kept in store for my readers? What just started as a mere writing activity in 2009 on wordpress flourished into a compilation of 200 inspiring articles. May be my accomplishment is very small compared to…

The untold story of Captain Vijayant Thapar

Kargil war wasn’t just a battle between two nations; it was a tragic loss for India to lose great army officers like Padmapani Acharya, Manoj Pandey, Vikram Batra and several unsung soldiers whose sacrifice hasn’t saw the light of day. In the midst of Kargil war, a compassionate soldier showed a helping hand towards a…

A wake up call against honour killings

‘A pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives’ – excerpt from William Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy ‘Romeo-Juliet’ William Shakespeare was the first author to highlight the issue of honor killings in his romantic tragedy – Romeo & Juliet. Despite aware of their warring families, their children fall in love only to die horrifying death. The circumstances…

The diary of Captain Manoj Pandey

‘If death strikes before I prove my blood, I promise, I will kill death’ – excerpt from the diary of late Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey (25 June 1975- 3 July 1999) Kargil war is marked as one of the bloodiest battle fought on Indian soil, claiming lives of many brave Indian soldiers like Anuj Nayyar,…

A tribute to Captain Vikram Batra

‘Yeh Dil Maange More’ – lines spoken by Captain Vikram Batra These lines aren’t written by any advertising copywriter. These lines were coined by Major Vikram Batra which he used as a coded message after conquering every point from invaders. Captain Batra showed his dare devilry in Kargil War, facing the bullets and attaining martyrdom…

Hilarious filmy formula

‘Beta aaj maine tumhare liye aaj gaajar ka halwa banaya hai’ – iconic lines from Bollywood movies. These dialogues and the delicious ‘gaajar ka halwa’ (a sweet dessert made from carrot) reflect the unconditional affection of a filmy mother for her son who has happily returned after bagging a job. Nowadays I hardly get to…