Operation Jai Mata Di

Operation Jai Mata Di

by Pratik Shah


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In a midnight operation by armed men, thousands of pilgrims are taken hostage at Vaishno Devi, a popular Himalayan destination in one of the most volatile regions in the world - Kashmir. This is the largest ever hostage incident in the world, and the world's taking notice. The terrain is precarious for any armed operation by the Indian commandos. The hostage-takers have started acting on their threat - executing the pilgrims one by one. No terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Who are these men? Is there a larger plot?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508483694
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/11/2015
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Who arst I, I ask myself often
And whence I know, I know,
I need know nothin' more
I need say nothin' more

Well, I wrote my first quarter-novella when I was a kid. Those were the days when we played in the CIA - KGB cold war turf. And so inspired I was, a boy, whole of 13 years, that I spent an entire day scribbling notes till my friends came calling for an evening game of soccer.

In those couple of hours, I must have written @ 5,000 words. The story was about Sekakova, a Russian agent, landing in USA and doing stuff that a spy usually did during those times.

Books take us on adventures, lead us afar; oft we live vicariously through the books we read. It's true. For I was only a boy in a remote Indian town penning whatever it is that I was penning.

Now many a sun-sets (and a few strands of grey hair) later, I sit in Mumbai. Have traveled to a few parts of the world. Have written blogs and short-stories which have been well received. The reading bit has taken a pause and writing bit has taken a foreground.

One of my short stories - Wavering Bounds - has been published in a book 'Inner Voices', Mirage Publications, India, as one of the winners of a worldwide short story contest held in 2008.

I'm a blogger at a private blog, and a poet (well, self-acclaimed). And if you happen to catch me at the right moment, which is most of the times btw, you'll find me singing and strumming to my songs. I'm a singer-songwriter.

You can catch me at www.writesaidpratik.com

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