As the years rolled by, this little boy grew into a strong and tough human being, imbibing the qualities of excellence, exuberance and respect, which are displayed in his behavior and interactions with Bollywood and his fans.
Meanwhile, the guard announced that the time was over. I had to leave him. I could meet him after three weeks now. These moments are unbearable. I believe that there are always possibilities………….
The Italian assault was called off and Alexander virtually admitted failure by a broadcast to the partisans on November 17 1944.The partisans were asked to call of large scale operations and go on the defensive. Credit must go to the German army under Kesselring which fought to retain the line against the allies. It was definitely a great rear guard action. It gave Hitler precious time to prolong the war. But the fact remains that for the allies this was a low key theater and the aim was perhaps to just tie down the German forces so that Ike could advance across France.
I can’t describe the feeling I had, after all those years, and he had turned up. I have to say that he wasn’t where he was supposed to be according to details he had given when he joined the Indian Army Result at age 16.
The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called ‘Mokshapat.’ The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. Later through time, the game underwent several modifications but the meaning is the same i.e good deeds take us to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.
Lance Naik Karam Singh and his company were surrounded by enemy fire and it was impossible for them to break out. He crawled from one place to another motivating his troops to keep fighting. Whenever he saw that enemies were coming closer he would push them back with grenades. He was wounded twice but he refused to leave the post and kept fighting. The fifth attack by the enemy was very strong. Two intruders came very close to his post and it was impossible for him to take them out without accidentally hitting his own troops. So he jumped out of his position and killed those intruders in a hand-to-hand combat. This fearless act by Lance Naik Karam Singh completely demoralized the enemy forces and they pulled back the attack.
But then the question remains why had so many soldiers have to die in this campaign of 53 days. There are no answers except that war is war and no quarter given and none expected. It is the call to arms and duty.