Shenbaga, praying with tears? What happened?

Roja’s husband Rishi has been kidnapped by militants?

Oh no! Why? He is only an Engineer!

He was sent to intercept military communications and so is a viable target for prisoner exchange!

Roja was so happy to be in the most beautiful place!

Her life was finally blooming in that paradise of love!

It’s her honeymoon period still! How is she coping alone there?

She is running from pillar to post to get him released.

I have great faith in her. She is feisty!

Everyone, militant or not, will find her a thorny deal!

*The valley of Kashmir, called the crown jewel of India, has become a hotbed of militant diplomacy.  A honeymoon paradise, one of the famed tourist attractions of India just like the Taj Mahal, it is being torn apart, literally and figuratively!
A film (originally shot in the South Indian language of Tamil and later dubbed in other regional languages) called Roja (meaning Rose) encapsulates the struggle going on in that place with the story of a young couple posted there for work. The film became famous as a first for many things. I would encourage you to please follow my link or watch the movie with subtitles or just google it! Click on the second image to get the storyline!
 Please do look up details of the Kashmir valley too.It would be an eye-opener!

See the source image

See the source image

*The photo prompt reminded me of this beautiful place and the movie!
*Friday Fictioneers is talented group of enthusiasts penning down a story, a poem, a prose, etc., expressing their heart about a photo prompt, every week. Thanks for this week’s photo prompt © JS Brand




10 thoughts on “MILITANT ROSE

  1. It saddens me that there are many beautiful places in the world I will never be able to visit due to politics and war. Kashmir is probably one of them. Hope her efforts are rewarded.

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