Azad hee rahein hain, Azad hee rahenge’ 23 July 1906 – 27 February 1931

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‘Dushman ki goliyon ka hum samna karenge,
Azad hee rahein hain, Azad hee rahenge’

We will face the bullets of our enemies,
We are free, will remain free

Once someone asked him that you have so much fund with you, but parents are living under poverty line. Why don’t you send some money to them.

Azad- This fund is for my motherland India and is only for freedom revolution.

Team Roaring Tiger wish this tiger his 110th Birthday.

After suspension of the non-cooperation movement in 1922 by Gandhi, Azad became more aggressive. He committed himself to achieve complete independence by any means. Azad also believed that India’s future lay in socialism. He met a young revolutionary, Pranvesh Chatterji, who introduced him to Ram Prasad Bismil who had formed the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA), a revolutionary organisation. Azad was impressed with the aim of HRA, i.e., an independent India with equal rights and opportunity to everyone without discrimination of caste, creed, religion or social status. On introduction, Bismil was impressed by Azad, when Azad reportedly put his hand over a lamp and did not remove it till his skin burnt. He then became an active member of the HRA and started to collect funds for HRA. Most of the fund collection was through robberies of government property. He also wanted to build a new India based on socialist principles. Azad and his compatriots also planned and executed several acts of violence against the British. Most of his revolutionary activities were planned and executed from Shahjahanpur which was also the hometown of Ram Prasad. He was involved in the kakori train robbery of 1925, in the attempt to blow up the Viceroy’s train in 1926, and at last the shooting of J.P. Saunders at lahore in 1928 to avenge the killing of lala Lajpat rai.

How important his role was in the freedom struggle of India can be understood by the fact that the British police badly wanted to nab him dead or alive. On February 27, 1931 Chandrashekhar Azad while meeting with friends at Alfred Park, Allahabad, and the police surrounded the park and asked Chandrashekhar Azad to surrender. Azad fought alone and valiantly and killed three policemen but after nearly exhausting his ammunition and foreseeing no means of escape, he shot himself in the head with his last bullet. He was reportedly betrayed by an informer.

After the independence, to commemorate Chandrashekhar Azad, Alfred Park was renamed Chandrashekhar Azad Park. The patriotism of Azad, Rajguru, Pandit Ram Prasad Basil and Ashfaqula Khan was depicted in Rang De Besant, a contemporary Bollywood film starring Aimer Khan that was released in February 2006.

A salute to the legend

Happy Birthday-Mangal Pandey-The Tiger of 1857

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From-19 July 1827 to 8 April 1857

At Barrackpore on the afternoon of 29 March 1857, Lieutenant Baugh,adjutant of the 34th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI), was informed that several men of his regiment were in an excited state. Further, it was reported to him that one of them, Mangal Pandey, was pacing in front of the regiment’s guard room by the parade ground, armed with a loaded musket, calling upon the men to rebel and threatening to shoot the first European that he set eyes on. Baugh immediately buckled on his sword, placed loaded pistols in his holsters, mounted his horse, and galloped to the lines. Pandey took position behind the station gun, which was in front of the quarter-guard of the 34th, took aim at Baugh and fired. He missed Baugh, but the bullet struck his horse in the flank, and horse and rider were brought down. Baugh quickly disentangled himself and, seizing one of his pistols, advanced towards Pandey and fired. He missed. Before Baugh could draw his sword, Pandey attacked him with a sword and closing with the adjutant, slashed Baugh on the shoulder and neck and brought him to the ground. It was then that another sepoy,Shaikh Paltu, intervened and tried to restrain Pandey even as he tried to reload his musket.

English Sergeant Major Hewson, had arrived on the parade ground, summoned by a native officer, before Baugh. He had ordered Jemadar Ishwari Prasad, the Indian officer in command of the quarter-guard, to arrest Mangal Pandey. To this, the jemadar stated that his NCOs had gone for help and that he could not take Pandey by himself. In response Hewson ordered Ishwari Prasad to fall in the guard with loaded weapons. In the meantime, Baugh had arrived on the field shouting ‘Where is he? Where is he?’ Hewson in reply called out to Baugh, ‘Ride to the right, sir, for your life. The sepoy will fire at you!’ At that point Pandey fired.

Hewson had charged towards Pandey as he was fighting with Lieutenant Baugh. While confronting Pandey Hewson was knocked to the ground from behind by a blow from Pandey’s musket. The sound of the firing had brought other sepoys from the barracks; they remained mute spectators. At this juncture, Shaikh Paltu, while trying to defend the two Englishmen called upon the other sepoys to assist him. Assailed by other sepoys, who threw stones and shoes at his back, he called on the guard to help him hold Pandey, but they threatened to shoot him if he did not let go of Pandey.

Some of the sepoys of the quarter-guard then advanced and struck at the two prostrate officers. They then threatened Shaikh Paltu and ordered him to release Pandey, whom he had been vainly trying to hold back. However, Paltu continued to hold Pandey until Baugh and the sergeant-major were able to get up. Himself wounded by now, Paltu was obliged to loosen his grip. He backed away in one direction and Baugh and Hewson in another, while being struck with the butt ends of the guards’ muskets.

In the meantime, a report of the incident had been carried to the commanding officer General Hearsey, who then galloped to the ground with his two officer sons. Taking in the scene, he rode up to the guard, drew his pistol and ordered them to do their duty by seizing Mangal Pandey. The General threatened to shoot the first man who disobeyed. The men of the quarter-guard fell in and followed Hearsey towards Pandey. Pandey then put the muzzle of the musket to his breast and discharged it by pressing the trigger with his foot. He collapsed bleeding and with his regimental jacket on fire but not mortally wounded. Pandey recovered and was brought to trial less than a week later. When asked whether he had been under the influence of any substances, he stated steadfastly that he had mutinied on his own accord and that no other person had played any part in encouraging him. He was sentenced to death by hanging along with Jemadar Ishwari Prasad after three Sikh members of the quarter-guard testified that the latter had ordered them not to arrest Pandey. Mangal Pandey’s execution was scheduled for April 18, but was carried out ten days before that date.

“Ironman of India -Sardar Patel ” The only person who united the India

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After achieving independence on 15th of August 1947, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of independent India and Sardar Patel became the Deputy Prime Minister. He was in charge of Home Affairs, Information and Broadcasting and the Ministry of States. There were 565 princely states in India at that time. Some of the Maharajas and Nawabs who ruled over these were sensible and patriotic. But most of them were drunk with wealth and power. They were dreaming of becoming independent rulers once the British quit India. They argued that the government of free India should treat them as equals. Some of them went to the extent of planning to send their representatives to the United Nations Organization. Patel invoked the patriotism of India’s monarchs, asking them to join in the freedom of their nation and act as responsible rulers who cared about the future of their people. He persuaded the princes of 565 states of the impossibility of independence from the Indian republic, especially in the presence of growing opposition from their subjects. With great wisdom and political foresight, he consolidated the small kingdoms. The public was with him. He tackled the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Nawab of Junagarh who initially did not want to join India. Sardar Patel’s untiring efforts towards the unity of the country brought success. He united a scattered nation without much bloodshed. Due to the achievement of this massive task, Sardar Patel got the title of ‘Iron Man’. Sardar Patel died of cardiac arrest on December 15, 1950. For his services to the nation Sardar Patel was conferred with Bharat Ratna in 1991.

“FROM FIEFDOM TO FREEDOM” by Pappu Yadav Alias Rajesh Ranjan

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Book Review:

“FROM FIEFDOM TO FREEDOM”

Author: Pappu Yadav Alias Rajesh Ranjan

Editor- Ashish Chopra

Publisher: Omji Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN-13: 978-9384028435

Rating: 3.5/5

MRP-Rs.300/-

Review:

‘When my close associates became strangers and when my mind turned away from the vain passing moments, I split up in parts and entered into a lengthy conversation with my past – open and intense’. This book is a result of such intense and insightful conversation.

This is what MP Pappu Yadav says in his autobiography titled From Fiefdom to Freedom which is set to release in July this year.

The book is about his political journey, focusing more on the Kosi region. In this book author has described his struggle starting from era of emergency to his political up and downs.

This book consists of his love story to his political journey. Author has beautifully explained the journey of his life.

From childhood to lover story.

From marriage to Family.

From a father of two kids to a well know Politician.

Every sphere of his life is there in this book.

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About the Author

Pappu Yadav was born on 24 December 1967 in a Landlord family in Khurda Karveli village, Purniea district, Bihar. His starting school education in Anand Marg School, Anand Palli, Supoul. He completed graduation in Poltical Science from B N Mandal University, Madhepura. He did Diploma in Diaster Management and Human Rights from IGNOU. Ranjesh Ranjan is official name but Pappu nickname name given by his Grand Father in childhood. He married with Ranjeet Ranjan. He is a known as Netajee in Koshi Area, Bihar. He is voice of poor people in Koshi area. He is the charismatic personality of politics in Bihar after Lalu prasad yadav. He is Member of Parliament from Madhepura, which is the popular place of Gope (yadav). One phrase is popular for Madhepura – Rome Pop ka Madhepura Gope (Yadav) Ka.

He was elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly from Singheshwarsthan, Madhepura in 1990 as an independent candidate and in 1991 he contested and won through to the 10th Lok Sabha from Purnia. He was at various times a member of RJD, the Samajwadi Party and the Lok Janshakti Party.

He won elections to the Lok Sabha (the lower house of the Parliament of India) in 1991, 1996, 1999 and in 2004 from several constituencies in Bihar as an Independent / SP / LJP / RJD candidate. Pappu Yadav become ‘best performing’ MPs in 2015.

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Book Review: “Girls Hostel – Unspoken Memories”- A novel by Deepanshu Saini & Vinita Gupta

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Book Review: “Girls Hostel – Unspoken Memories”

Author: Deepanshu Saini & Vinita Gupta

Publisher: Omji Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN-10: 8192851869

ISBN-13: 9788192851860

Genre: Adult Fiction

Rating: 4/5

 

Review:

The novel named “Girls Hostel – Unspoken Memories” is the result of joint efforts of Deepanshu Saini & Vinita Gupta published by Omji Publishing House. I must say authors have done a commendable job and deserves appreciation to beautifully reveal the secrets of girl’s hostel.

Despite of being adult fiction novel, the story effortlessly touched upon all the emotions of friendship, love, trust, seduction and attraction. As the name suggests, it is a simple story of college life. But the old dish with new mouthwatering flavors has been served in a different plate in the form of this book. The story revolves around five friends – Shreya, Ridhi, Kirti, Shruti and Meghna. Alike other college girls, these are enthusiastic, adorable and not so mature girls. There are many other characters in the story as well.

The most interesting part of the story is the booze party on the last night of college life that has been transformed to a stripped card game which is weaved with the intimating, lovely, heartbreaking & touching secrets of the five girls revealed that night. College life is the most fascinating phase of everyone’s life which gives the most beautiful & profound memories of lifetime and so this book is.

Not only boys who always like to explore about the life of girls, but girls will also enjoy every page of it. With an easy language and with new climax after every few page count, Girls Hostel – Unspoken Memories will take you all to a mesmerizing story.

I shall recommend this book to every college student and I am sure one would definitely connect to the feelings. Moreover, readers shall enjoy the perspective of a girl and a boy in writing.

The unspoken and unshared secrets of the dazzling damsels…

Girls… wild cats, bad witches or the queen of hearts, tough to guess

Read to explore the realms of the Girls…

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Legends of Kargil -Yash Vir Singh Tomar , Vir Chakra

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He charged an enemy bunker and threw 18 grenades. He was found dead later, in one hand grenade and assault rifle in the other.

Havildar Yash Vir Singh Tomar, 2 Rajputana Rifles,Vir Chakra.

In Sirsili they do not weep, even silently, for their dead. They smile instead. It is not easy, but in this Rajput village in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, where pride and honour comes before death and defeat, Girwar Singh Tomar, 70, is following tradition. He’s completed the last rites of his eldest son, Havaldar Major Yashvir Singh Tomar. The youngest, Harbir of 2 Jat Regiment, is there in the high passes. All that the senior Tomar, smiling wanly, will say is, “Tradition does not allow our menfolk to come back defeated from the battlefront. They must do or die.”

Such are the ways of the Tomars. On June 12, 1999 there were 11 of them from Charlie company of 90 men whose mission was to capture Tololing Top, a crucial, well-defended peak. Lt Praveen Tomar, 23, the youngest of them, remembers what Yashvir had said:
“Sahib, gyarah ja rahe hain aur gyarah jeet kar hee lautenge
(Sir, 11 Tomars are going; 11 will return only after victory).”

It was a brutal night and a third of the company was dead and injured. At 2:30 a.m. with desperation setting in, Yashvir collected all the grenades of his men and charged the deadly bunker holding up victory. He got there and tossed 18 grenades and silenced the bunker. When they found Yashvir he lay still, shot in the head and chest, grenade in one hand, assault rifle in the other. Tololing Top had fallen. It is one of the most daring actions of the war. Tomars of Charlie company found victory and returned — only they were one short.
Respect
Jai hind

Jai jai Kumbh

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Kumbh Mela is the largest gathering of people for a religious purpose in the world. Millions of people gather on different places for this auspicious occasion. Kumbha is a Sanskrit word for Pitcher.

In 2015, Nasik Khumbh is going to be held in July-Aug.

A mythological story is there behind Kumbh Mela.

लक्ष्मीः कौस्तुभपारिजातकसुराधन्वन्तरिश्चन्द्रमाः। ::

गावः कामदुहा सुरेश्वरगजो रम्भादिदेवाङ्गनाः। ::

अश्वः सप्तमुखो विषं हरिधनुः शङ्खोमृतं चाम्बुधेः।::

रत्नानीह चतुर्दश प्रतिदिनं कुर्यात्सदा मङ्गलम्। ::

“Lakshmeeh kaustubhapaarijaatakasuraadhantarischandramaah, Gaavah kaamaduhaa sureswaragajorambhadidevaanganaah, Ashwah saptamukhovisam haridhanuh sankhomrtam chaambudheh, Ratnaaneeha chaturdasa pratidinam kuryaatsadaa mangalam.”

These were the 14 ratans emerged during churing of Ocean.

In battles that followed this incident, the Devas were defeated and demons. Devas sought help from the Supreme God Vishnu, Who advised them to treat asuras in a diplomatic manner. Devas formed an alliance with asuras to jointly churn the ocean for the Amrit and to share it among them. However, Vishnu told Devas that He would arrange that they alone obtain the Amrit.

The Samudra Manthan process released a number of things from Ocean. One product was the lethal poison known. This terrified the gods and demons because the poison was so powerful that it can destroy all of universe. Then the gods approached Shiva for protection. Shiva consumed the poison in an act to protect the universe, and his wife Parvati pressed her hand on Shiva’s throat to save the universe. As a result, The color of Shiva’s neck turned blue. For this reason, Lord Shiva is also called Neelakanta.

After these 14 Ratnas emerged from Sea.

Finally, Dhanvantari, the heavenly physician, emerged with a pot containing Amrit, the heavenly nectar of immortality. Fierce fighting ensued between Devas and Asuras for the nectar. To protect the Amrit from Asuras, the divine Garuda took the pot, and flew away from the battle-scene. While Garuda was in his flight over planet earth, it is believed that four drops of Amrit fell at four places – Allahabad,haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. This legend is the basis for the belief that these places acquired a certain mystical power and spirituality.A Kumbha Mela is celebrated at the four places every twelve years for this reason. People believe that after bathing there during the Kumbha mela, one can get the primeval heaven and moksha.

So guys don’t miss this chance.

Jai Jai Kumbh…..

Rukhsana Kausar – A true Jehadi

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On 27th September 2009, at 9:30 P.m , when 3 L-e-T militants entered the house of Noor Hussain and demanded his 20 year old daughter Rukhsana Kausar be handed over to them.

When her parents and younger brother Aijaz tried to resist, the militants started hitting them with rifle butts. Rukhsana emerged from her hiding place with an axe and hit the LeT commander on his head. One of the militants opened fire, injuring Waqalat Hussain in his arm. Other family members joined Rukhsana in attacking the militants. Rukhsana picked up the commander’s AK47 rifle, retrieved another from the other militant, and threw it to her brother. Rukhsana shot the commander, killing him, and she and her brother fired on the other militants, forcing them to flee.

Rukshana and her brother then led their family to the Shahdra Shareif police post and handed over the weapons.

On October 31, 2009, unidentified gunmen threw two hand grenades and fired several rounds at Rukhsana’s house at around 10:30 pm. But luckily there was no family member in house at that time.

Later her family was shifted to a high-security police colony.

Later she received various awards for her bravery.

A salute to the Tigress.

Team ROARING Tiger urges you to share it as much as you can

Rana Hamir Singh-A Hindu Tiger in Pak.

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Rana Hamir Singh the only Hindu Ruler in Pakistan, who lives his life as a Royal Tiger. Once he had given an open challenge to PM of Pakistan for an open War.

With a saffron turban on his head and Tika on his forehead Rana Hamir Singh is ruling over an area of 22000 sq k.m. of Sindh also known as Dhata in Pakistan.

He still maintains his links with India, especially Rajasthan, the home of many of his people, the Sodha Rajputs.

His family owned the famous Umerkot Fort where the great Mughal Emperor Akbar was born in Umerkot, when his father Humayun fled from military defeat at the hands of Sher Shah Suri. Rana Prasad, a Hindu Sodha Rajput ruler of Amarkot and forefather of Rana Hamir Singh, gave refuge to Humayun.

Rana Hamir Singh is son of Rana Chander Singh of Umerkot Pakistan,who too was an active politician in Pakistan. In 1990 he left PPP and formed his own political party, the Pakistan Hindu Party (PHP). He himself designed for his party a saffron flag bearing two ancient logos –OM and Trishool.

After his death in 2009. His eldest son Rana Hamir Singh Sodha was anointed in Pakistan as his successor. A large number of Hindus and the predominant Sindhi Muslim population of Tharparkar, Umerkot and Mithi — places not far from the Indo-Pakistan border — joined the stately procession of Hamir Singh, who was crowned as Rana of Rajputs.

The 53-year-old Hamir Singh, held the portfolios of Science and Technology and Agriculture as Minister during the second tenure of the late Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. A popular figure among the people of the border districts and three times MLA, he also worked as the deputy Nizam of Umerkot.

“His coronation, held at the playground of Govt. Boys’ High School, drew a large number of elders of the community and the local elite. People belonging to different faiths turned up to watch the event. The ceremony began with the entry into Mithi of a convoy of hundreds of vehicles from Rana Jagir (Rana’s native village near Umerkot) .When the caravan stopped at the old Naka (checkpoint), two girls sang aarti in praise of a deity during which worshippers held a platter containing incense”.

The coronation ceremony was a gala event, which for any Indian onlooker would have resembled the crowning of a Rajasthani prince. Umerkot is only 40 km from Khokrapar, the first railway station in Pakistan if one enters from Rajasthan’s Barmer district.

Rana Hamir singh’s son Karni Singh Sodha tied Knot with Jaipur’s Padmini Rathore on 20th feburary 2015.

Rana Hamir Singh always worked for upliftment of Pakistani Hindu, but due to negligence of Pakistani government most of the Hindu has left this area.

A Salute to Hindu Tiger of Pakistan.

When Lord Shiva appeared in Afganishtan

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True Story of Lord Shiva
The British ruled India for hundreds of years, and built many churches and cathedrals. But in the 1880s, a Shiva temple in Agar Malwa, Madhya Pradesh, was rebuilt by Lt Col Martin — the only temple ever made by an Englishman in India.

In 1879, when there was British were ruling in India, Lt. Col. Martin of Agar Malva was leading the army in the war against Afghanistan.
Col. Martin used to regularly send messages of his well-being to his wife. The war continued for long & Lady Martin stopped getting messages. She was very upset.
Once riding on her horse, she passed by the temple of Baijnath Mahadev. She was attracted to the sound of Conch & Mantra. She went inside and came to know that the Brahmanas were worshipping Lord Shiva. They saw her sad face and asked her problem. She explained everything to them. They told her that Lord Shiva listens to the prayers of devotees and takes them out of difficult situations in no time. With the advice of the Brahmanas she started the ‘Laghurudri Anushtthan’ of the Mantra: ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ for 11 days. She prayed to Lord Shiva that if her husband reaches home safely, then she would get the temple renovated.
On the last of the ‘Laghurudri’ a messenger came and gave a letter to her. Her husband had written: ‘I was regularly sending messages to you from the battle grounds but suddenly the Pathans surrounded us from all sides. We were entrapped in a situation where there was no scope of escaping death. Suddenly I saw a Yogi of India with long hair, carrying a weapon with three pointers (Trishul). His personality was amazing and he was maneuvering his weapon with a magnificent style. Seeing this great man, the Pathans started running back. With his grace our bad times turned into moments of victory. This was possible only because of that man of India wearing a lion skin & carrying a three-pointer weapon (Trishul). That great Yogi told me that I should not worry and that he had come to rescue me because he was very pleased with my wife’s prayers.’

Tears of joy were falling down the eyes of Lady Martin’s eyes while reading the letter. Her heart was overwhelmed. She fell into the feet of Lord Shiva’s statue and burst in tears.

After a few weeks Col. Martin returned. Lady Martin narrated the whole incident to him. Now both husband & wife became devotees of Lord Shiva. In 1883 they donated Rs. 15,000 for renovating the temple. The information engraved slab for the same is still there in the Baijnath Mahadev Temple of Agar Malva. This is the only Hindu temple built by the British.

When Lady Martin left for Europe she said that they would make Shiva Temple at their home and pray to Him till the end of life.

HAR HAR MAHADEV

Source- The new Indian Express

  • Published Date: Jan 8, 2012
  • Last Updated: May 16, 2012