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Blind Worship

Blind Worship


These are few recent headlines of the leading newspapers of the country : 
'Jaya supports damaged public property after her arrest'
'Modi supporters hoot non-BJP chief ministers in three states'
'Asaram's followers blocked road to the assembly' 
' Senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai manhandled in New York by PM fans'
' Khan battle by fans on social media' 
' National Highway blocked by those demanding Chaudhary Charan Singh museum'
'Protesters demanding ministers resignation for statement against Sonia Gandhi'
The list of headlines about such incidents is endless where people in love of someone forget their limits, morality and even laws. The recent incident of Jayalalitha's supporters making nuisance on Bangalore roads and Tamil Nadu state after her conviction in ten years old disproportionate assets case shows how irresponsible these blind followers were. In their hullabaloo they forget that they were disrespecti…

The Maze

Team Inspirati's Episode 16 : The Maze
Read the previous part of the story here



Shekhar realized that Aryan knew something about Roohi. His awkward behavior when he visited their home, Tawde's mentioning of his name , all these things were connecting him somewhere to the kidnapping of Roohi. His belief in Tawde was almost zero after Kamla escaped from his hand with Roohi even when he was so close to them. It was time to take the situation in his hands. As Tara fell asleep after her continuous crying , he decided to confront Aryan.

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Life plays different games with us nobody knows why but winning or loosing this game matters most to decide the course of our life. When Jennifer didn't want him to speak he was chasing her from Kochi to Delhi to Mumbai but now when she had so many questions in her mind and wanted him to answer them all he was silent struggling for his life in coma. She remembered that Cyrus was behaving weirdly from sometime, his sudden disa…

The Sunshine

The Sunshine - Drabble ( 100 word story )


Religious fundamentalists poisoned his mind which was adequate to prepare him for suicide bombing in a crowded restaurant. He tied explosives around his body and went to the spot.

He sat on an empty table and started the timer. Suddenly sunshine coming from a crisscross wooden wall,gaps of which were filled with colored bottles struck him and bedazzled his eyes. Flashbacks of his children came in front of his eyes similar to those present in the restaurant. He switched off the timer and realized that his religion condemns killing of innocents and those instigating him were parasite for religion.

This post is written for Three Word Wednesday Week 394  and Friday Fictioneers.

Courage

Courage

"Come darling! Rest your smooth face on my hairy chest," she listened these lewd comments without giving any importance to them as being the lone bread earner of her family of five if she would confront them they would make it difficult for her to work so she heard them daily and just ignored.

The grief  to see her family sleeping hungry was more painful for her than to listen such comments but listening silently was her compulsion and not her weakness.



One day when she was standing alone on that bus stand,their monstrous eyes saw it as an opportunity to fulfill their dirty desires and all four of them surrounded her.

She took out knife from her bag immediately and threatened them to kill, her loud shouts frightened them and they ran away never to return back.

Listen to your heart for courage which is breezy enough to cool the grief of your soul.

Linking to Three Word Wednesday ( hairy,breezy,monstrous) , Five Sentence Fiction (grief) and
Theme Thursday ( Listen).

Pyaar Kiya Nahin Jata Ho Jata Hai

Pyaar Kiya Nahin Jata Ho Jata Hai.

You may wonder why I am humming this song written by Anand Bakshi for movie Woh Saat Din (1983, Music Director- Laxmikant-Pyarelal) which translates into ' Love is not planned it happens '. This song came in my mind while thinking about ' Love Jihad ' a new phenomenon to spread hatred and creating misunderstanding between the communities.
Before going further in this topic lets understand what is Jihad. Jihad means 'struggle' , it is striving in the way of Allah. This is the most misinterpreted word in of Quran in the modern world. Essentially Jihad is an effort to practice religion in the face of oppression and persecution. The effort may come in fighting the evil in your own heart, or in standing up to a dictator. Military use is included as an option, but as a last resort and not ' to spread Islam by the sword' as the stereotype would have one believe.Many fundamentalists spread terror and violence in the name of I…

The Mystery Continues...

The Mystery Continues...( Part 4 of team Inspirati)“Read the previous part of the story here


"Madam! Is there any news about Roohi baby," asked Kamla as Tara and Shekhar returned from the police station. Kamla came to their house as a maid six months back when the husband of their old maid died in her village. She recommended Kamla in her place because she would remain in village with her children thereafter.

Kamla although new in their house took over the charge of the house as if working for years in that house. She easily mingled with Roohi with her friendly and caring nature impressing Tara who needs someone better than her husband to look after her to concentrate more on her career, she completely handed over Roohi's charge to her. Kamla was not like usual maids she had basic education, knew driving, understood nutritional requirement of children and was soft spoken. She remained properly dressed in a Saree ,her hairs oiled and set with center partition, applied fa…

Failure

Failure - 55 word fiction

He was sitting on the carcasses of dead animals he had killed through his unsuccessful experiments. Albert was a geek since childhood. He wanted to give back life to the dead for which he was working from his high school days. He had alienated himself for this. Succumbing to the failure he slashed his wrist.

This post is written for Three Word Wednesday Week no. 392.

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost
अगर फ़िरदौस बरोए ज़मीन अस्त, हमी अस्तो ,हमी अस्तो ,हमी अस्त।  ~ अमीर ख़ुसरो। 
Agar firdaus baroye zamin ast, Hami asto,hami asto , hami ast
Amir Khusrow's couplet which translates as ' If there is paradise on earth, it is here,it is here,it is here' aptly describes the beauty of Kashmir valley. Kashmir always remain at the top of the list for those planning holidays. We have seen its mesmerizing beauty in various films of sixties and in some recent flicks like 3 idiots,Jab Tak Hai Jaan and soon to be released Haider.


But the recent( Sep. 2014) flood in Kashmir the worst since independence has devastated the charm of that place. The flood due to torrential rain have affected both the sides of Kashmir(J & K and PoK ) filling the whole state with mud and silt.  About 400 villages are completely submerged in flood water from 2000 villages that are affected by the flood making thousands homeless and killing around 200 people in J & K. Indian army's rescue ope…

The Last Call ( Part - 2)

The Last Call ( Part - 2 ) Read Part 1 : Here




He went to the old mill compound to meet Ishaan in spite Ragini's resistance, "you should not meet him." " But why Ragini ? He owe me the answer of his behavior. Where was he during my trials ? Why this sudden love of friendship? " " I don't know Arpit but I only know that he is not a good man not worthy of your friendship."

The old mill was closed for a very long time. This was the place from where they used to operate during their early days but now Ishaan has a good reputation in that bad business. He did everything from kidnappings to smuggling to murders to extortion, etc. He was the undisputed leader of the underworld. When Arpit reached there, Ishaan was already waiting for him with his men who were holding guns.

"What do you want from me now?" He was expecting the word 'apology' from Ishaan but on the contrary he said," Ragini." Arpit was shocked to hear her name.&q…

The Darkness

The Darkness
Being accused of bribery Dheeraj was feeling skeptical to visit him this year instead he was thinking to commit suicide feeling unable to cope pressure of media and society

Although he was not guilty but trials by media has clobbered his public image which was making it difficult for him to face that man whom he respected the most in the world, the man who brought him into light of education from the darkness of illiteracy, his mentor,his teacher Mr Gyan Dev.

Gyan Dev saw him polishing shoes at railway station when he was five years old having books kept by his side which made him discover Dheeraj's silent urge for education and admitted him to his orphanage where he took care of his education and well being like a father.


After becoming Dean of the coveted state university Dheeraj made it a habit to visit his teacher on the occasion of Teacher's Day i.e 5th September and to spend the whole day with him whatever would be his condition but circumstances this year …

Book Review - Private India

Book Review - Private India


Private India written by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson is a continuation of James Patterson's world famous Private series( I haven't read any Private series yet ). It is published by Arrow books and I have received this Ashwin Sanghi signed copy as a part of BlogAdda's Book Review program. They both are bestseller writers although I haven't read any of their books as of now but aware of their works such as Chanakya's Chant, The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi and Alex Cross series of James Patterson.

Cover : From the front cover itself one can deduce that it is a thriller based in Mumbai and a race against time for the protagonist looking at the running man in the picture. It tells reader about the intrigue and the mystery they are going to experience.Pictures of Taj Palace Hotel, Gateway of India and Bandra -Worli sea link contemplate your interest. As you read the prologue you got the idea that it has something to do with the terroris…