As we approached the giant national flag hoisted at the memorial, fluttering away in full glory, our hearts sank when we saw that what lay behind the memorial. At the back, on the sandstone wall was a brass metal plate with names of all the martyred soldiers engraved on it.
I missed him wearing his fat Eskimo jacket (which I hated considering it was totally out of fashion), shielding him from the cold. I felt my eyes getting moist as I thought of him lying alone in the cold grave, and my shear helplessness whimpered me.
His daughter’s face floated in front of his eyes. When he’d seen her last she’d clutched his hand, her little fingers unable to curl around his big palm. She told him that she believed in him.
Yesterday we were explorers, not knowing where the road would lead us. But today, we knew exactly where we were heading, and what the journey had to offer us. Even amidst adventures, from familiarity stems belongingness. Today we were shareholders in Nubra’s giant scheme of things, and so free of worry, we decided to open all our senses to this barren old one hell of a land!
Being a ghost writer is such a humbling experience. You get to interact with leaders who’re at the top of their game, you get to walk their shoes and get to talk like them. You’re heard and published; you learn lessons and insights of a lifetime. But what's it that you need to know to be a successful one? Read on!
From the pre-partition days till now, this is a well researched book that talks of all the major wars, the Kashmir issue, Article 370, the US-Soviet-Afgan-Pakistan-Bangladesh issues faced by India, also often describing how Pakistan has now become a nuclear state, thus becoming a country dreaded by all the other nations.
The book had me spell bound from the very first page. It is often said that entrepreneurs are risk takers, go getters and what not - but Phil's book tells you the real fact - these are the people "passionate" about their dreams!
I have repeatedly seen this book tucking out of bags of women passengers in India, and have often wondered if this was a conscious choice or they randomly drew a parallel between Panchaali's journey to theirs.