Dear me…


Dear me…
Where  are you?
No news, no post, no comments.
There is no interaction with readers.
A sudden absence from your own interest.
Makes a question mark on your interest.

Dear me…
Where are you?
Are you in your lost world?
Or you are in a break?
Agreed
Its good to have a break.
But break doesn’t mean prolonged absence.
Its good to get the things done right.
Getting detached completely is also not right.

Dear me…
I was here, I am here.
This is my world and I will be back.
Everything is fine.
Nothing to worry.
For the absence I say sorry.
I am back now.
Back with my posts.
Have lots of tasks pending.
Reading, posting comments and writing.
Catching up with all these soon.
Dear me…
Just enjoy the sunny noon.

smiley

– Ashish Kumar

Blogger Interview Tag


My friend Neha of FORGOTTENMEADOWS, nominated me for this challenge. This is the first time I am taking up the challenge. I would like to thank her for considering me for the same.  Neha is a brilliant writer whose poems will make you speechless. Her posts are beautiful and when it comes to short poems, its better to say she is the master of short poems. Do visit her blog for amazing literary pieces. 🙂

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Here are the rules:

* Mention the person who tagged you.
* Answer the questions in full.
* Don’t forget to tag up to ten other bloggers at the end.

Here are the questions and their answers:

How did you get into blogging?  

I wrote my first poem which was in Hindi when I was in class IX and again a Hindi poem in class X but unfortunately I lost both of the poem which I was unable to preserve. Due to that anger I stopped writing for two years. 🙂 But there was always a voice coming from inside to write. So I started writing again when I entered college for persuading engineering and initially I wrote in notes on facebook for few months and was getting reviews there. I created my blog in February 2011 from one of my friend suggestion without knowing what a blog is. I posted my first post in April. 😦  My  Hello World post which is default is still active and have preserved it yet and will be preserved in future too. 🙂  I was not posting frequently and there have been big gaps of 6 months also but slowly and slowly I learnt what is blogging and how to use it and  I am here and just want to continue this journey as much as  I can. 🙂

What advice would you give to a blogger just starting out?

I don’t consider myself in a position to give advice to novice blogger’s as I am not a veteran. I am a novice and still in learning phase, just learning from many prominent bloggers.

What would be your dream campaign?

Spreading awareness regarding your  own inner strength which people usually fail to recognise.

Do you have a plan for your blog?

I don’t have any specific plan as of now. Just wanted to keep going and share among you all the wonderful and respected bloggers.

What do you think about rankings?

I think every literary piece is having something special in it. Writing is a creativity and every literary piece is unique and has something to offer.

Following are the nominees for this interview challenge:

All the nominees are free to accept/reject the interview tag. The above nominations are not in any particular order. Hope to have your response. 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… 🙂

STARLIGHT BLOGGER AWARD


Award posts give a chance to know more about the bloggers with whom we interact in the blogging world. It is indeed a piece of appreciation for the work which one is doing on his/her blog and awards motivate and inspire more to write better and better. So this time I have been nominated for Starlight Blogger Award and that too from a well known published writer who is the author of the books like I am Free , Enjoy Life etc. This is the amazon link for the books.  Getting a piece of appreciation from such a writer is indeed a proud feeling. I will not keep the name in suspense more and would like to thank Erika Kind for considering me for this award. I am a big fan of her writing and reading her literary pieces is always a pleasant feeling and I am also glad to say that the day when we met in the blogosphere , she is an avid reader of my writing as well. Thank you so much mam for giving such an honour. Do visit her blog for reading unique pieces. 🙂

 

This Award is created to highlight and promote Inspiring Bloggers.
This Award is created to highlight and promote Inspiring Bloggers.

The Rules

  • Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  • Answer the questions set to you and then you may create your set of questions for your nominees.
  • Nominate Others.

Answers to Erika’s Questions

  1. What do you think when you look at the night sky?  I think about the beauty of the entire universe. How beautiful it looks in the night when stars shine like pearl. I think about the creature of the universe and its beginning and end.
  2. What makes you smile? Well, I don’t have any particular reason for this. I smile whenever I want to. Of course , I laugh when there is something funny. But having nothing to smile make me smile too. There are times when I laugh unnecessary and my friends starts to laugh just because I am laughing and that too makes me laugh even more. 🙂
  3. What are you doing to provoke a smile in other people’s face? There are lots of things I can do that even I also forget sometime what I did to make others smile. I crack the jokes and most of the times my jokes are enough to make others laugh and if it does not work then I relate the person to something and grasp a funny story at that moment only which definitely works. This is the reason also that people enjoy my presence. There are lots of other thing also I do and then it will become a never ending list. When I have thought of making others laugh, I just do it. Hahaha… 🙂
  4. If you could turn into any animal what would it be and why?  I would like to become a bird so that I can fly from here and there. From mountains to ocean, from hills to terrain and see and experience the ultimate beauty of nature.
  5. What is your biggest dream? I will reveal when I will accomplish it. 🙂

I am nominating the following wonderful bloggers for this award.

My questions to nominees

  1. Share a funny moment from your life in which you are the reason behind that moment.
  2. What according to you is the difference between “love” and “like” ?
  3. Everything has pros and cons. So is there anything you dislike in blogging world ? Share if any.
  4. What is your take on my writing ?
  5. How you celebrate the happiness and sadness ?

All the best to all the wonderful bloggers. These award posts just give a chance to know more about each other. So would be eagerly waiting for the responses from your side. Happy blogging. 🙂

 – Ashish Kumar

FEW QUOTES – X


This is the 10th post of my FEW QUOTES… series. The overwhelming response from you all makes me to pen quotes and share with you all. When I started to write quotes and thought of sharing on my blog, I was little bit worried about the response, whether it will be liked or not. But I am happy to say that the response from you all is what makes me to write more and quotes. Thank you everyone for making this happen. 🙂 So here are few of my quotations and I hope you will enjoy them. Do share your valuable views on these quotes of mine. 🙂

Here are my quotes…

  1. Sometimes you decide your destiny in life and sometimes life decides your destiny.
  2. Its not always possible to bear the tears , coming not from the eyes but from the heart.
  3. Problems are part of life. Dealing with them makes you strong and determined. Cherish it, fix it and at the last , do enjoy.

 – Ashish Kumar

FEW QUOTES – IX


Quotations are very powerful and strong way to convey big and deep things in few lines. So here sharing few of my quotations which I hope will be liked by you. Writing quotations always gives me pleasure as it one of the few things which doesn’t take much time to write and read and at the same time has the capability to convey strong messages. Here I am sharing my 9th post of FEW QUOTES… series. Do read and share what is your views on these quotes of mine. 🙂

  • The most obscene thing mankind can do in his/her life is to break the trust. Its like a foul substance in the glass of clear water which makes water unsuitable to drink.                                                                                                              
  • Its easy to commit the mistakes but it requires courage to rectify the same.
  •  There are two types of knowledge – bookish knowledge and behavioural knowledge. Its difficult to find both at the same time. Having the combination of both makes one unique, different and perfect.

– Ashish Kumar

…DAY 2 – QUOTE CHALLENGE…


One of my friend Kritika have nominated me for 3 day quote challenge. This is for the third time that I am taking up the challenge. Reading and writing quotations is very pleasant for me. I would like to thank her for the same.  She is a versatile writer with very nice creativity in her writing. Her blog title FROM THE SOUL TO THE NIB OF THE PEN justify her writings. Do visit her blog for reading beautiful pieces… 🙂

This is the second day of the challenge. Here are the rules.

  •   Post a favourite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days,  obviously  a different quote         each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote.
  •   Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.
  •   Thank the person who nominated you.

I would like to share this quote of mine…

Sometimes tears comes  from the eyes even though we have not cried.                                                                                                                            -Ashish

 

My nominations for day 2 for this challenge are as follows…

Looking forward to read the great quotes from all the nominees…  🙂 Have a great day… 🙂

 – Ashish Kumar