Kashmir 90 by Vineet Mishra
The story Kashmir 90 starts in 2011 and travels back in time accidentally over an animated conversation between two friends, Vineet and Shiv. The heart-wrenching and the most unfortunate events of 1989-1990 in Kashmir caused the ripples which gave rise to this roller coaster tale that destiny wrote for Shiv. Shiv Pandit, a proud Kashmiri young boy of the valley and a darling of his local community, who has the world on his feet after getting admission in College of Srinagar, starts his journey of becoming a man from a boy along numerous other youngsters from all across the country. During the hostel life meets new roommates and develops a great bond with them through few hilarious and funny events. He also develops a soft corner toward a girl name Maya from Kerala. The college life was like a dream for him. In the background, the extremist fringe was spreading the lethal hate in the air Kashmir. The hate bomb when exploded and shook the soul of Kashmir, the causality was the Kashmiri Pandit community. The college was also closed down and the students who had gone for a winter break could never return to college! Shiv loses his roots, his college, his cradle and his love. He finds himself at junction of unknown crossroads of life. This new path of destiny takes him to different parts of the country to rediscover faith in humanity, friendship and love. In turn, it brings along new relationships, disappointments, fun, thrill and adventures. But the changing politics of the country, Ram Janmabhoomi movement and Bombay riots create surge in his life and cause a chain reaction that brings him to a point where once again he finds himself in a situation where he could lose it all! Will he again accept the fate and drift along or fight for his treasure of life?
The author Vineet Mishra started his life’s journey from Dehradun. He finished his schooling there and then moved to Bangalore for his engineering from B.M.S College. After completing engineering, the author joined the corporate world and since then, has been working at various locations in India and abroad. He completed Executive Program in Business Management from IIMC and is also a PMP certified professional. He is currently settled in Mumbai and working in the field of Project Management. Vineet has written ‘Vinu, I am getting married’ which was published in 2011. His second Novel Kashmir 90 is going to come out in early Summer of 2016. The third story on which he has started work is titled ‘Twin Trouble’ which is in early stage of development. Apart from writing fiction, Vineet Mishra has other hobbies that include passion for riding, exploring the world and meeting new people that provide the fuel and wind to his thoughts for knitting the stories. He is also a proud HOG (Harley Devidson Owners) member and loves to go on long rides.