Remembering Lal Bahadur Shastri

Here is my small tribute to a great son of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary today. As they say, authors speak through the characters in their books.



Memorable Scenes

We were discussing the book, in a group of friends, when someone asked me a question which I knew would come sooner or later.  “Prem, you wrote the book and you must tell us which was the best scene for you”. This set me thinking. I hadn’t really thought of what might have been the “best scene” for me.

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The Book Title

“The note looked up almost accusingly at the group staring at it in shock. The Colonel’s first few words appeared to have been written in haste. Not in his clinically clean stylized handwriting. The last few words fell into an almost undecipherable scrawl which they could barely make out. It was almost illegible but it did look like the Colonel had written: “It can’t be you…”

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