CHAPTER 18: LAHORE DIARIES | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

We were stunned at the same time speechless on seeing ourselves inside a fully secured terrorist camp. The submarine wasn't in the sea, but in a small artificial lake which is almost at the centre of the camp. “I know you've many questions in mind, but relax. All of them will be answered. One by … Continue reading CHAPTER 18: LAHORE DIARIES | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

CHAPTER 17: LIFE 2.0 | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

2 days later: “Are you alright Atif?”,Ali asked him as he sat on the sofa, besides us. He didn't reply. “He is still not over the underwater journey that we had yesterday.”,I said, as a matter of fact. Atif cringed at that very thought. ••• One of the guys that work for JeM had picked … Continue reading CHAPTER 17: LIFE 2.0 | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

CHAPTER 13: THE TURNING POINT | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

06:22 PM VIKHROLI RAILWAY STATION Somehow, I managed to get in to the 6:22 train to Thane. Peak hours always meant hanging on the footboards dangerously. But since I valued my life more than those idiots,I always tried my best to squeeze inside. Once inside, I tried taking out my earphones from my pocket, but … Continue reading CHAPTER 13: THE TURNING POINT | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

CHAPTER 12: TERROR TALES ~3 | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

“He understood at once that I had a keen interest in his field of operation and tested my knowledge regarding previous wars and terror attacks on India,to which I easily answered, all thanks to my uncle's company. After answering his questions with elan he promptly asked me to go out so that he can talk … Continue reading CHAPTER 12: TERROR TALES ~3 | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

CHAPTER 11: TERROR TALES ~2 | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

“Police? No! Kill me,tear me apart but don't give me to the police!”,he begged. “So afraid of police eh?”,Abhi asked. “The reason is quite simple. What will they do if they get their filthy hands on me? They'll beat me black and blue slowly and then churn out all the required information. With all the … Continue reading CHAPTER 11: TERROR TALES ~2 | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

CHAPTER 10: TERROR TALES~1 | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

The rest of the night was spent in playing video games and taking small naps,turn by turn. I had managed to convince my Mom that I would sleep over at Adi's place and would return early morning the next day. A text message stating: “Tomorrow.7am. Adi's place. Urgent meeting.” was sent to Abhi at the … Continue reading CHAPTER 10: TERROR TALES~1 | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

CHAPTER 9: THE DARK NIGHT | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

“Come on yaar. It's not the time for those lame jokes of yours”. “I'm serious Adi. He's a terrorist. The guy behind the PBR blast and my broken nose.” Adi's eyes shot up as I said those words in my typical no-nonsense voice. “What the hell...are..are you kidding?” “No. I'm not.” He was left speechless. … Continue reading CHAPTER 9: THE DARK NIGHT | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

CHAPTER 8: CAPTURED! | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

Fortunately,since it was a low intensity blast,there were no casualties. The suspects were JeM of course. But they didn't take the responsibility behind the foiled attack. The attack was clearly aimed at the socialising group of youth who were behind the  attention grabbing hash tag campaigns #JeMLosers #BackOffJeM on various social networking sites. But the … Continue reading CHAPTER 8: CAPTURED! | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

CHAPTER 7: THE REUNION | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

It was around 4am when they reached ashore. 5 of them in a dark blue coloured jetty. The marine officer on spotting them moved ahead and broke into a warm embrace. “Atlast you guys are here.. ”, he whispered. “Ya..”,Ashraf said,still vary that he is on a foreign land. A land which he and his … Continue reading CHAPTER 7: THE REUNION | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

CHAPTER 6: ILLUSIONS | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS

With a heavy heart,I reached Mulund. When I reached there, all I could see amidst the crowd was the nostalgic memories running in front of me. Things had changed so much. The huge advertisement boards that adored the sideways of the stairs outside the station,were replaced with digital screens, playing out videos of their ads, … Continue reading CHAPTER 6: ILLUSIONS | DECEPTIVE TRUTHS