Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wagah Border

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It was always a dream to witness the flag lowering ceremony at Wagah Border. So when we had the long weekend of the year end 2017, it was time to execute a road trip to Amritsar. My paramount objective was to visit Wagah Border.

We got our passes through a known source. One needs to go at least 2 hours before the actual time because the crowd on our side is massive. We reached there just 2 minutes before the main ceremony and I was lucky to get a vantage point for photography. The whole ceremony was mesmerizing. For the first time I saw our neighbors in Pakistan and realized they are like us. Trust me I did not feel anything like "Hostile". They seemed friendly and everyone was waving hands across the border. 

Dance on patriotic songs

High ranking canine

White T shirt Gentleman- The show stopper

Our Neighbours

Clash of Titans

One thing which I don't like at all is that the people who were shouting on the top of their voice "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" left the place littered. Is this the way we give respect to our Nation and BFS? I request everyone not to litter and dispose the garbage  

Friday, March 23, 2018

Amritsar- Jallianwala Bagh and Market

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13th April 1919, a huge crowd including women and children gathered in Jallianwala Barg for a peaceful protest against the British rule. They had no idea that a devil stood waiting for the moment since a long time. General Dyer, the cold-hearted killer was aware of this gathering and came in full preparation. The Jallianwala bagh premises had, and still has, a single entry and exit. Dyer closed the only exit point with an armored vehicle, ordered his soldiers to take position in a straight line and take aim. Soldiers were well prepared and they have no shortage of bullets. 

They started firing till the time no one left to shoot. They had no shortage of targets because apart from a well situated in the left side of the ground there was no cover. In all, 1650 rounds were fired which resulted in the death of more than 1000.

This is my humble tribute to the victims who lost their lives on that unfortunate day.

Kesar ka dhaba is highly over-rated. Try Bharwan's