India celebrated its 73rd Independence Day yesterday (15th of August) and this year marks the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (2nd of October). Maybe these two things had their hand in inspiring me to write this piece.
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Yo peeps, participating in Sue’s Photo Prompt this week. It’s such a beautiful photo. I want to leave my office, pack my bags and get lost in the mountains somewhere. But I guess for now I just have to suffice with dreaming. Any who… here’s what the photo has inspired me to compose.
Enjoy. Happy Monsoon guys! 🙂 Continue reading Peace #writephoto
Hey, This is my first blog post of the new year. Just like last year, I have started off by participating in one of Sue’s Photo prompt! I was mulling over a lot of ideas to write on this photo. But then suddenly found an old piece of poetry that perfectly fits the image. By the way, this poem was composed way back in February 2009! A decade ago…wow! I’m happy I stumbled unto it. 🙂 Hope you guys enjoy. Continue reading Midsummer Showers #writephoto
The Photo Prompt by Sue for this week is so enchanting. The sky seems to shine with all the beautiful colours after the sunset. The moment that follows the sunset is so magically. It holds so many things in it…endings, beginnings, transformations and the pure magic of colours that are splashed on the horizon faraway. Thanks Sue for such a beautiful click. Here’s my take on it 🙂 Continue reading Moments #writephoto
The sound of destruction and death echoed through the spectral remains of his once beautiful village. Humanity lay in rumbles and ruins around him… Continue reading Home #writephoto
Participating in Sue‘s Photo Prompt after a long gap. Been quite a lot busy with stuff (no time to get creative). Well, the photo resonates with a poem that I composed back on 2nd of August in 2009 (God..this habit of putting dates on my write-ups is actually kind of cool)! The poem was composed following a particularly amazing monsoon trek. The rains, the fog, the climb…everything was just wonderful. Even today if I close my eyes, I get transported to that day. It was just perfect. Hope you guys enjoy it…
Continue reading When the Heavens open up #writephoto
Did you know that, a staggering number of over one million of Indian troops served overseas during World War I, of whom 62,000 died and another 67,000 were wounded. In total at least 74,187 Indian soldiers died during the war. The India Gate at New Delhi was built to commemorate the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting in World War I. Field-Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from 1942 asserted that the British “couldn’t have come through both wars [World War I and II] if they hadn’t had the Indian Army.”
The Indian contribution to victory in the First World War is worth noting. Indian soldiers and their involvement in the conflicts in France and Belgium, East Africa, Gallipolli and in Mesopotamia set the emphasizes on just how significant the role of Indian forces was in bringing victory to the British in their fight with The German Empire and its allies.
This time the Photo Prompt by Sue has inspired me to write a short story. The story revolves around the unsung and the vastly unknown Indian heroes who fought in the World Wars. This story is merely a fiction and any similarities to any events, characters, actual persons, living or dead is purely coincidental.
Continue reading A bridge he never crossed back… #writephoto