Unique Blogger Award…


Recently, one of my blogger friend POOJAG nominated me for the Unique Blogger Award. She is a versatile writer and writes in various genre like poems, quotations etc. You should visit her blog for having nice literary pieces. I would like to thank her for considering me for this award. This is also after a long time that I am posting an award post. The last time I did was in November 2015, more than one and half years. Excuse me for my absence from the award posts… 🙂

Rules 

  • Share the link to the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 15 people and notify them.
  • Ask them three questions.

My answers to the questions

1.What (or who) inspired you to get into blogging?

As blogging is a good platform to share your literary pieces. I was writing and posting in my notes on facebook (where no one was reading :-P). I came to know about blogging when I was in first year of my B.Tech and hence  started to blog

2. Describe your ideal three-course meal? 

It’s difficult to describe. I prefer some spicy food which may be from veg or non veg…

3. Would you consider naming any future children after fictional characters, if so which characters?

Question postponed till marriage… 😛

I would like to nominate the following bloggers;

The questions for the nominated bloggers are same as answered by me. Feel free to accept/reject the award. Have a good day. 🙂

– Ashish Kumar

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

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

Versatile Blogger Award – Take 2


My blogger friend Jessie of Spread love and not hate have nominated me for Versatile Blogger Award. This is the second time that I am taking this award. I would like to thank her for considering me for the same. Award posts are not only of about getting recognised but at the same time it also gives a chance to know about fellow bloggers with whom we interact in blogging world. Do check her blog and I am sure you will like her posts of various genre. 🙂

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Rules

  1. Thank the person that has nominated you & Include a link to their blog
  2. Nominate at least 15 blogs of your choice
  3. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination
  4. Share seven different facts about yourself.

Seven facts about me

  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…

  1. InkMode
  2. Hasmeetwrites
  3. Erika Kind
  4. L.T Garvin, Author
  5. Vibrant
  6. Srishti Walia
  7. themissshweta
  8. Saloni
  9. Nisthur Anadi
  10. Darshith Badiyani
  11. Words Warrior
  12. Sunshine on my tea cup
  13. Akiraa
  14. Sherrie de Valeria
  15. Dilkash Shayari

All the best to all the nominees. Feel free to accept/reject the award.

Thank you… 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… 🙂