I have very few memories from when I was very young. Still some moments are strongly etched in my mind. When I was couple of years old, my grandfather, whom I remember wearing only white garb, used to carry me on his shoulders, walk couple of miles and to take me to a local potter [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Amritsar’
Tags: Amritsar, Clouds, Earth, general, life experiences, People, personal, Punjab, remember, Sky
Tags: Amritsar, Creation, Creator, Earth, friend, Guest blog, Gurpreet Singh Rana, Literature, Man, parable, Peace, Philosophy, Punjab, wisdom
This is the first contribution “guest blog” by Gurpreet Singh Rana, and that too without his knowledge. His writings may seem small like marble, but if you look closer, they envelop the universe. I hope he will contribute more “knowingly” in days to come and tickle our gray matter.
Tags: 1931, 23 March, Amritsar, Azad, Bhagat, Bhagat Singh, Chauri Chaura, Independence, India, Lahore, Lala Lajpat Rai, Punjab, Rajguru, Shivaram Rajguru, Simon Commission, Struggle, Sukhdev, Sukhdev Thapar
On September 2007, one of my friends at work forwarded me an article from a respected daily about Bhagat Singh, and one of his comments were “Did this kid (Bhagat Singh) knew what he was doing?”
The article was very poorly written by someone from the subcontinent, and it’s portrayal of Bhagat Singh was of a rebel without a cause, an extremist youth with no purpose, who just accidentally became a martyr in India’s independence struggle. Which is contrary to the fact that that he is a very intellectual individual (as clear from his prison diaries) who knew what he was doing.
So I started with the original article, changed it around a lot (likely you wont see the original anymore) and I wrote about what and why Bhagat Singh did what he believed.
I did take some liberty and try to fictionalize some details to make the story, so it flows.
This work is a compilation of what I’ve known, what I’ve read, what I’ve seen. I also referred to few sites like Wikipedia and other sites dedicated to Bhagat Singh’s life.
Tags: Amritsar, Chandigarh, Gitanjali, life experiences, Misha, Mols, novels, personal, Reading, Richard Bach
What if space shifted and time bent and we could meet ourselves as we’ll be twenty years from now? What if we could talk face-to-face with the people we were in the past, with the people we are in the parallel lifetimes, in alternate worlds? What would we tell them, and what would we ask? [...]