One Lovely Blog Award


My friend Saaranshsinghpundir have nominated me for One Lovely Blog Award. The name of the award is “lovely” as the award itself. 🙂  Saaransh is a great writer who pens down the emotions beautifully in his posts. Its always enjoyable to read his awesome poems. Do visit his blog for reading great literary pieces. 🙂 I would like to thank him for considering me for this honour and would like to apologise too for being late, more than a month in responding to his nomination.

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Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
  2. Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
  3. Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
  4. Nominate about  bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.

Seven facts about me

The seven facts will be same which I shared recently in Versatile Blogger Award – Take 2 post.

  1. I like to sleep and never miss the opportunity for the same if exist. 🙂
  2. I never follow any one blindly.
  3. Like to listen songs particularly old Bollywood songs.
  4. Helping others is my habit and I never hesitate to do so if it falls in my domain.
  5. I can make you happy if you are sad and vice-versa. Hahaha… 🙂 People enjoy my presence and you will not get bored with me. 🙂
  6. I like to cook and try different menus whenever time permits.
  7. I like to read quotes and note it down in my diary which I like.

I would like to nominate the following wonderful bloggers. The nominations are not in any particular order.

All the nominees are free to accept/reject the award. Award definitely is a piece of appreciation for work and it also gives a way to know more about the bloggers with whom we interact in this blogging world. All the best. Happy blogging… 🙂

Ashish Kumar

Bhagat Singh – The Real Hero


September 27 marks the birth anniversary of the greatest son and freedom fighter of India, Bhagat Singh. He was born on this auspicious day in 1907 in Lyallpur district of the Punjab Province of British India. He was a patriot by birth and was always ready to go to any extent that is beneficial for country’s independence. His bravery is world known. This post is a simple tribute to this brave and fearless fighter. He lived only for 24 years but within this short span of time, he was able to make an everlasting impact on millions of millions of Indians.

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When Bhagat Singh was 12 years old, he visited the site of Jallianwala Bagh massacre where thousands of unarmed innocent people were killed which marked an impact of British cruelty on Indians on his mind. He was disillusioned with Gandhi philosophy of non-violence  after Gandhi called off the non cooperation movement. He had devoted his entire life for the cause of nation and that is why he was reluctant to get married. In fact he left the home to avoid marriage and wrote a letter in which he had quoted.

My life has been dedicated to the noblest cause, that of the freedom of the country. Therefore, there is no rest or worldly desire that can lure me now.

Simon Commission was set up by British in 1928 but it did not have any Indian members. So there was a huge protest across the country. Lala Lajpat Rai led a march in protest against the Commission. Police attempts to disperse the large crowd resulted in violence. The superintendent of police, James A. Scott, ordered the police to lathi charge the protesters and personally assaulted Rai, who was injured. Rai died of a heart attatck on 17 November 1928. In a way to take revenge of his death, Singh conspired with revolutionaries like Shivaram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar and Chandrashekhar Azad to kill Scott. However, in a case of mistaken identity, the plotters shot John P. Saunders, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, as he was leaving the District Police Headquarters in Lahore on 17 December 1928.

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Bhagat Singh is most popularly known for his involvement in bomb explosion in Central Legislative Assembly on April 8, 1929. He along with his revolutionary friend Batukeshwar Dutt accompanied the explosion. They were present their only after the bomb blast and shouted the slogan “Inquilab Zindabad”  and were arrested.  The nominal intention was to protest against the Public Safety Bill and the Trade Dispute Act, which had been rejected by the Assembly but were being enacted by the Viceroy using his special powers; the actual intention was for the perpetrators to get themselves arrested so that they could use appearances in court as a stage to publicise their cause. Their intention was not to kill but to make their voice audible to British government as in the words of  Bhagat Singh – ” If the deaf are to hear the sound has to be very loud”.

The execution started and based on the investigation Sukhdev, Bhagat Singh and Rajaguru were found guilty of Saunders murder, Assembly bombing and bomb manufacture and were put in jail. The discrimination between European and Indian prisoners in all areas in jail lead to infinite hunger strike started by Bhagat Singh and his followers in jail in order to protest. The Britishers used all the ticks and tricks including force-feeding and other tortures but were unable to put single drop of water in their mouth. The fast lasted for 116 days until it broke. Meanwhile, the trial continued and  on 7 October 1930, the tribunal delivered its 300-page judgement based on all the evidence and concluded that participation of Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru was proved beyond reasonable doubt in Saunders’ murder. They were sentenced to death by hanging. The remaining twelve accused were all sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment.

On 23rd March, 1931,  Sukhdev, Bhagat Singh and Rajaguru were hanged till death and became immortal in our heart. This day is celebrated as Shaheed Divas or Martyrs’ Day in India.

Bollywood had also paid tribute to this son of India by making movies depicting his life and struggle. The most successful movie remains Manoj Kumar’s Shaheed which was released in 1965. In 2002 three movies were made on Bhagat Singh’s life namely Ajay Devgn’s  The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Bobby Deol’s 23rd March 1931 Shaheed and Shaheed-e-Azam.   The 2006 film Rang De Basanti is a film drawing parallels between revolutionaries of Bhagat Singh’s era and modern Indian youth.

Bhagat Singh was not only a revolutionary but he was a writer too. You will be surprised to know that he was an atheist. In his book “Why I am an atheist”  he had thoroughly described the reason behind being an atheist. I have read that book and it is worth read for all those who love to read books. It won’t take much of your time as it is not thick it is thin. 🙂 I would like to share one of the extract from that book which can be found on wikipedia page too…

As regard the origin of God, my thought is that man created God in his imagination when he realised his weaknesses, limitations and shortcomings. In this way he got the courage to face all the trying circumstances and to meet all dangers that might occur in his life and also to restrain his outbursts in prosperity and affluence. God, with his whimsical laws and parental generosity was painted with variegated colours of imagination. He was used as a deterrent factor when his fury and his laws were repeatedly propagated so that man might not become a danger to society. He was the cry of the distressed soul for he was believed to stand as father and mother, sister and brother, brother and friend when in time of distress a man was left alone and helpless. He was Almighty and could do anything. The idea of God is helpful to a man in distress.

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This post is a tribute to one of the greatest son 0f India who hanged happily for the sake of nation.

– Ashish Kumar

Note – This is the 100th post on this blog and I would like to thank all of you from bottom of my heart for supporting and motivating me which made me to write always. And I hope the journey continues… 🙂

…LET’S CELEBRATE THE INDEPENDENCE…


The most important day in Indian history, the day of which every Indians are proud of is 15th August i.e Independence day. It was on this auspicious day in 1947 that India got freedom from British regime which lasted for almost 250 years. This day  finally came after massive protests for several years, so many sacrifices by martyrs. The struggle for independence was a deadly and bloody battle in which so many people sacrificed their lives for the sake of country.  It is the most important national festival of our country. The other being the Republic day which is celebrated on 26th Januray, the day when Constitution of India was adopted in 1950.

This year marks the 68th Independence day. In these 68 years there have been many improvements and achievements and the journey continues and I hope it will continue with more pace.  A country grows and achieves only when its citizens contribute to its development. So it is our duty too to give something to our motherland whom we worship. That contribution can be anything, anything that you think can make a change, can benefit the society. If each of us contribute something then as a whole it leads to massive change, big achievement.

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This day is celebrated across the country. The Prime Minister hoists the national flag at Red Fort(Lal Quila) in New Delhi and addresses the nation. Everyone is having a lot of hope from the current Prime Minister i.e Narendra Modi and we hope that India will reach to new heights. But for this to achieve one has to be a part of the change too. 🙂 The feeling of being Indian is at its peak on this day. People from every background celebrate this festival the way they can and feel proud of being an Indian.

There are many movies which have been made with patriotic flavour. Bollywood have always been very generous in showing as well as growing the feeling of patriotism. The patriotic songs of golden era of Bollywood is truly a gem. So on this holy day I would like to share one of the song which has become immortal. This song is also known as “India’s second National Anthem”. Yes I am talking about “Mere desh ki dharti” from the movie,    Upkar     directed    by Manoj Kumar. Every national festival is incomplete without this song.    Sung by Mahendra Kapoor, written by Gulshan Bawra and composed by Kalyanji-Anandji, this song is still refreshing after 48 years from its release in 1967.

 

So wishing you all a very happy Independence day. Lets enjoy, rejoice and refresh ourself for a better tomorrow, not for ourselves but for our country. Being an Indian is a proud feeling and  it is our duty too to preserve our culture and heritage. We have to carry forward the legacy which have been left behind. When the citizens steps ahead, nation moves forward.     Remember whatever we do, it should be a service to our nation, our motherland as if we would not take care of our mother then who will do it ???

So, let’s celebrate the Independence… Happy Independence day to all of you… 🙂

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 – Ashish kumar

…DRAGON’S ROYALTY & PREMIO DARDOS AWARD…


 One of my blooger friend Soumya has nominated me for two awards namely Dragon’s Loyalty Award and The Premio Dardos Award. She is a very wonderful and dedicated writer. You will feel privilege to read her posts. Do check her blog. 🙂 I would like to thank her for these twin awards. 🙂

The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly.

 

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She has also nominated me for “The Premio Dardos” award. 🙂   The Premio Dardos is given from one blogger to another, in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary and personal values that are transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.

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The rules are same for both the awards.

  1. DISPLAY THE AWARD CERTIFICATE ON YOUR WEBSITE
  2. ANNOUNCE YOUR WIN WITH A POST AND LINK TO WHOEVER PRESENTED YOUR AWARD
  3. PRESENT 15 AWARDS TO DESERVING BLOGGERS (I WON’T HIT FIFTEEN RIGHT AWAY)
  4. DROP THEM A COMMENT TO TIP THEM OFF AFTER YOU’VE LINKED THEM IN THE POST
  5. POST 7 INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF

Just like 7 wonders of the world, here are my seven wonders or interesting facts… 🙂

  1. I am an ambivert person whose decisions depends on circumstances and situation.
  2. I never follow any one blindly.
  3. One of my thinking is that everyone is having positive’s and negative’s in him/her. I try to get that positive thing from others.
  4. I am a jolly person and people enjoy my presence. But it is also true that it takes some time for me to be friendly but once done then you won’t get disappointed to have me as your friend. 🙂
  5. I don’t feel hesitated to help others in need and whoever comes to me I always try to help them if it falls in my domain.
  6. I like sleeping a lot. 🙂 I am a firm sleeper whenever I get that opportunity… 🙂
  7. I like to listen songs particularly old Hindi songs, the golden era of Bollywood. 

My nominations for these two awards are as follows…

All the best to all the respected and wonderful bloggers. I will be eagerly waiting to know your seven wonders… 🙂

– Ashish kumar