I might look happy- Sigh of Kashmir

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This is a guest post from Rahat Farooqi

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I might look happy though
But,
In front of my eyes are the walls of slavery.
I might look happy though
But,
Inside my every story there is a pool of blood.
I might look happy though
But,
Inside my soul there are memories of martyrs.
I might look happy though
But,
Inside my single smile there is a sigh of broken promises.
I might look happy though
But,
Inside my every nerve there is a widow shedding her tears.
I might look happy though
But,
Inside the darkness there are women being rapped by saviors.
I might look happy though
But,
The rise of the dawn starts with the wounds of torture.
I might look happy though
But,
The sun sets with the horror of another death.
I might look happy though
But,
The Freedom of life is being caged by the brokers of humanity.

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BARAMULLA BOMBER… By Clark Prasad

REVIEW NO. – 6

NAME: BARAMULLA BOMBER (SVASTIK TRILOGY – 1)
AUTHOR: CLARK PRASAD
SOURCE: AUTHOR HIMSELF
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION ESPIONAGE THRILLER

RATINGS

STORY: 4/5
COVER: 4.5/5
WRITING STYLE: 3/5
DIALOGUES: 4/5
THEME: 4.5/5
OVERALL: 4/5

TAB’S REVIEW

War is coming. Everyone knows and are preparing for it. ‘If you wish for peace, prepare for war’ and this is the time of testing the preparation. ‘The Guardians’, who have failed earlier in their task of establishing peace in the world, are taking this opportunity as their last chance to fulfil the goal for which they were formed earlier by their ancestors.
Mansur Haider, who is a simple Kashmiri boy with a talented bowling arm and a dream to play Cricket has become the main concern of all the secret agencies of world.
Shaksgam Valley’s earthquake and with that missing of a mountaineering team, something is going terribly wrong there?
Adolf Silverskiold, Swedish intelligence officer, who was investigating Mansur and Shaksgam Valley incident, comes across the world’s most lethal weapon ever made using the power of Vedas & Bible.
There’s only one chance to stop the massacre, just one chance to stop the evil but the question which arises is, WHO IS THE EVIL?

BARAMULLA BOMBER is first of its kind novel written by an Indian Author. Its story line covers the events from 16th July 1945 to the present day. It covers politics, science, cricket and mythology with establishing a balance between every topic so that no single topic seems to take over the other parts of the novel. Every detail used is specific and full explanation of events is given so that nothing seems to be exaggerated.

BEAUTY

  • Chronological manner of linking the events.
  • Never went off the track.
  • Explanation of events.
  • Story-line.
  • The climax.
  • Pace of writing. He has explained everything in just 300 pages.
  • Knowledge of writer about the events happened so far related to his fiction.
  • Action Sequences.
  • Command on language of author.

BEAST

  • Characterization.
  • Confusion. There are so many events, so many characters and in the midway you feels, ‘Hey please give me a break.’
  • Some chords of the story were still missing (or maybe I missed them) but as it is a trilogy, I think those will come up in the next coming parts of the novel.
  • Mansur Haider, he never seemed that important throughout the story-line but as I said earlier maybe in the next one he comes up as the strong point.

1546097_571341889608515_324742923_nSANDY’S VIEW

“Quantum Physics meets Bible & Vedas in Background of Kashmir & Cricket”, well I read this on the cover I thought that it is another kind of a Khichdi novel, trying to cover everything forcefully. But after reading the story, I want to say, ‘Man, watch this guy, he surely knows what he’s writing.’ Reading this novel was truly a great experience. Its writing style is inspired by Hollywood movies. Some heroic dialogues and execution of action sequences are damn good. My favorite part was the action sequence of Monkey Hill. That was awesomely written.

Author has impressed me with his style of linking the facts with his fiction. His knowledge is immensely deep on the topics he wrote but for making the fiction interesting and not a science project he never went in the depth.

I truly and genuinely suggest everyone to read this novel and for the author I want to say that I am dying while waiting for the next part of the novel.