‘I’ For ‘I’ndia

“Oh God, wonder how this country is still running?” Ravi cursed out aloud, as he stumbled on one of those paver blocks, that had come out loose from the pavement. He hobbled towards a garden bench as his sole had come undone and was hanging lifelessly to the rest of his shoe. Still irritated, his eyes fell on the broken swing and see saw, he wondered, ‘Pay taxes and what do you get?’ Rain interrupted his thoughts as he rushed home and then to office, making his way through the dug-up roads and open manholes. Work kept him busy and…

Uri- Strikes The Right Chord

Disclaimer: I am a die-hard fan of Vicky Kaushal so if he is a part of any project, I have to watch it and I have to love it, right from Masaan through Manmarziyan to Uri. With that confession out of the way, Uri is based on the 2016 surgical strike that was carried out by the Indian army in retaliation to the attack on Army headquarters at Uri, killing and injuring many Indian soldiers. It portrays the army men in as realistic manner as is possible trying its best to steer clear of any jingoism. I have always been…

From A Princess To A Karmyogi- A Tribute

She was lovingly named ‘Raj Kumari’ (princess) by her parents. Their first born, she was born with the proverbial silver spoon, and was pampered silly by all. Growing up in the pre partition era, she must have known what abundance meant. But when random lines were drawn, her entire family, immediate and extended was advised to make the move. Comply, they did, but in return had to give up everything they had…to find themselves cooped up in refugee camps in what we call India now. For a nine year old girl, life as she had known, vanished into thin air….