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Book Review - Train To Paksitan

Book Review - Train To Pakistan
Train To Pakistan is a classic novel written by eminent writer, columnist, humorist and satirist Khushwant Singh in 1956. This book is a hard hitting account of atrocities during the partition of India. I have bought a paperback edition published by Penguin India.


Cover : Cover is showing a steam engine train of India of early year of independence. Though it didn't give you idea about the content of the book but you came to know the effect of this picture after reading the book.
Plot: The story is based in a village Mano Majra on the border of India and Pakistan. After partition of the country Muslims were migrating to Pakistan and Sikhs and Hindus to India. Mano Majra was the only village unaffected by the partition here Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus were all leaving peacefully. Juggat Singh aka Jagga a bad character in police record was in love with Nooran daughter of Muslim priest Imam Baksh. A robbery and a murder happened in Mano Majra resulted in Ju…

Delhi - Drive,Design and Connect

Delhi - Drive, Design and Connect

Delhi is a city which drives you crazy when you look at its age old architecture, feel its zealous past and peep into its mystical history. From ancient architectures to the modern marvels this city offers everything you crave for. The rulers which have ruled India from this city designed it in their own style. Even now in the modern times it is the center of all political and governmental activities. It was and it is the point of connect of people of this country. The special thing about Delhi is that it belongs to everyone. People from all states have settled in this city and has enriched it with their culture and traditions. I like it for its composite culture where a road (Chandni Chowk) having a Temple, a Church, a Gurudwara and a Mosque displays the India full of different cultures living together in harmony.



This city drives in you the real spirit India. No other city offers you the hullabaloo of news makers, the patriotic flavor of armed forc…

Certificate of Indianness

Certificate of Indianness.
The ruling party and its parent organisation RSS (Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh) have now distributing certificate of Indianness. According to their leaders and spokesperson one who is born in India and who respect Indian constitution,culture, heritage and value is only entitled to be Indian if he follow rules laid by them like having a Khaki nikkar (half pant) in wardrobe, must follow politics of hate and so on. I got a specimen of this certificate which will first awarded to prime minister Narender Modi so that his absence in India should not give wrong impressions about his nationality.


Their spokesperson said that this procedure would be helpful in their earlier venture of Travel Agency where they are distributing free tickets to Pakistan. On question of news related to closing of travel agency after Bihar debacle and the loss in firecrackers brought to distribute in Pakistan he said travel agency is still working and they have sold crackers to Mahagadbandh…

Safe Skin Healthy Baby - 2

Safe Skin Healthy Baby - 2
First post : Safe Skin Healthy Baby



In a joint family like mine when a child comes, he/she becomes the responsibility of whole family and not just the parents. My involvement and observation of child care prompted me to right one more post for #SoftestForBabySkinActivity. Naturally child's skin is soft because it remains submerged in amniotic fluids and sebum (oil on baby's skin) keeps it moisturized. Thus to maintain a soft skin we must adhere to the natural ways. Vernix outer covering of child which go away in two to three weeks after birth protects child skin from wrinkling inside amniotic fluids and maintain natural oils in the body after birth. As I also mentioned in the first post frequent bathing should be avoided in first few weeks. 
Here are some more points which helped in keeping baby skin soft : 
Lukewarm water should be used to clean baby skin. It helps in keeping child skin soft and also keeps a child warm which further protect him from…

The Teacher From Bihar

The Teacher From Bihar

"You Can't Imagine How This Poor Bihari Boy Climbed The Wall Of This Big Private Institution."



I can still remember these words uttered almost twelve years ago were enough for you to judge the importance and impact of these words on me and my life. His facial expressions and moist eyes are still fresh in my memory. His eyes conveyed his entire story to me in a second. I don't know what others present in that class felt at that time, perhaps some have laughed at his emotions but those emotions touched my heart which inscribed these words for always.

I am talking about my Math teacher of 11th and 12th class Mr. Pathak. He was from Bihar an upper cast who was affected by V.P.Singh's government agreeing and applying of Mandal Commission report in 1989-90. The Mandal Commission was formed to analyze social differences in society which effected in increase of quota of reservation for SC, ST and OBC. Bihar being the initiator of Mandal movement ex…

The T - Day

The T - Day

World Toilet Day is celebrated on 19th November to raise awareness about the people in the world who don’t have access to a toilet - a basic human need. It also focuses on the health and hygiene problems arising due to improper sanitation. 2.4 billion People do not have adequate sanitation. 1 billion people still defecate in the open and shamefully India is home to half of these people. Poor sanitation increases the risk of disease and malnutrition, especially for women and children. Women and girls risk rape and abuse, because they have no toilet that offers privacy.
In India not only villages but cities are also facing this problem. Even in the capital of India - New Delhi people defecate in the open compromising their dignity, health and privacy. Besides creating health problems, open defecation give rise to safety issues for women and girls. Most of the rapes reported in rural India are of those girls and women who went to defecate in open alone. Some mischievous eleme…

IS - Islamic State or International Slackness

IS - Islamic State or International Slackness.


Paris Attacks on 13th November 2015 which killed around 200 people opened world's eyes to a new threat to the world peace i.e Islamic State or IS. It was not the first attack by IS but it became their 9/11 moment which garnered them worldwide headlines and hours long news coverage. Facebook even offered safety check feature for people affected by the attack and France flag as DP (display picture) for those who want to show their solidarity with Paris and France. For few more days people will outburst their anger on social sites and then terrorism will go out off discussion from public debates.


Islamic State is creating havoc from last one year or so, it has captured a large part of Iraq (including some oil well), Syria and Egypt. Islamic State is involved in killing of innocent people of these nations which forced many to leave their country and demand refuge in other countries. The reckless attitude of America and European countries…

Book Review : The Lost Symbol

Book Review : The Lost Symbol
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown is third in the series of Robert Langdon adventures after Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons.Robert Langdon a symbologist from New York is destined to solve another puzzle of mysteries of the mythical world hidden in secrets of Washington D.C. 


Cover : It's a simple cover with a key having symbol of Masons which connects this book to masons and there secrets. The US Capitol building in the bottom signifies involvement of this building in this mystery. Both images suits to the title and story of the book, hence full marks for that.
Plot: Robert Langdon's old friend Peter Solomon's secretory calls him for an urgent lecture in US Capitol building due to unavailability of any person after the assigned speaker became unavailable. He also urged Langdon to bring a sealed box once given to him by Solomon. He also send a private jet to pick him from New York to Washington D.C. The truth revealed after reaching Capitol buildi…

Safe Skin Healthy Baby

Safe Skin Healthy Baby

With a baby comes a responsibility of keeping him/her free from infections, rashes and other ailments. Keeping your baby warm and nourished thus becomes your priority. Newborn skin is delicate and so is the baby's immune system. Chemicals, fragrances, and dyes in clothing, detergents, and baby products can cause newborn skin irritation, dryness, chafing, and rashes. It is important to select correct products and apply proper care to keep a child healthy. I have witnessed caring of several babies around me, babies of my sisters and brother. Most recently i.e. in August 2015 my Bhabhi (sister-in-law) gave birth to twin boys which mean double responsibility which we all share with her. This recent experience makes me learned if not an expert in baby care.
My recent and past experiences with babies helped me formulate these five points to keep babies' soft skin safe:
Resist the urge to bathe your baby frequently. Too-frequent bathing -- more than three times…

Modi Lost Bihar Battle

Modi Lost Bihar Battle.


The month long elections of Bihar assembly ended today 8th Nov, 2015 with victory of Nitish Kumar lead Mahagadbandhan. The all efforts of prime minister Narender Modi lead National Democratic Alliance (NDA) were lost in vain. The election which fought on subjects of Chemistry (DNA remark by Modi), Mythology (Lalu's Nar Pishach and Rakshas remarks), Biology (Cow and Beef politics) and Tourism ( Fire Crackers in Pakistan and sending critics to Pakistan) more than political and developmental issues concluded with victory of Indian values of tolerance, peace and unity.
BJP attempted to polarize these polls by bringing Hindutva and cow in between the development (vikas) model. Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar did their best to play caste card and Bihar honor issue which have nurtured them a sweet fruit of victory. It seems the issues which were point of hot discussion in the nation also played an important role in this elections. Bhartiya Janata Party and Narender M…

BJP - Bhartiya Janata to Pakistan

BJP - Bhartiya Janata to Pakistan 


The ruling party of India always comes up with novel concepts to spread their ideas. After successful campaigns of Rath Yatra, Chai Pe Charcha, Achche Din, they have come out with another interesting idea i.e. Ticket to Pakistan to send all critics to government and its policies to Pakistan. They have partnered with Hafiz Sayeed in Pakistan who will receive the people send by them with open hands. When Hafiz Sayeed was asked about how he would accommodate Indians in already populated Pakistan he said that he was sending thousands of Pakistani residence to India from several years after fore-sighting this scenario.
BJP also revealed the hidden meaning of their name as Bhartiya Janata to Pakistan. While briefing a media gathering their spokesperson said that they were working on this type of travel agency even before 2014 general elections. The idea is brainchild of BJP MP from Bihar Giriraj Singh and Yogi Adityanath, Sadhvi Prachi and Sakshi Maharaj

Criticism- An Anti-National Activity

Criticism - An Anti-National Activity



A man was building a house. He put the base stone right but as he progressed with side walls, the structured started looking clumsy. His neighbors pointed out his mistakes and he realized where he was going wrong. He changed his strategy, consulted some professionals and then came out with a wonderful building praised even by those who didn't like him.
Another man on some other street was also doing the same thing making a building by his own. He also put the base stone right and his building too became clumsy. His neighbors pointed out his mistakes to which he became defensive and said that he knew what he was doing and they were criticizing him because they didn't like him and his ways. He keep on building in the same way as a result walls start tumbling when he reached the half way and eventually fell down. He looked at his neighbors in shame but now it was too late. Rainy season has arrived and he reached nowhere with his strategy. 
Simi…