tanmay's Stories

Another sweater

As she sat there, she stitched another sweater thinking of him. He was posted in Kargil. He battled cold and high altitude sickness. She was very proud of him when he wrote to tell her the news: "Gurkha battalion mein posting hui hai Kargil mein." The news of war had made her anxious. She remembered him saying something about Tiger Hill. And the news came through a call. "Sewang was a brave soldier maa ji." He had worn the sweater his mother had woven. He was shot in the gut. "Maa": his last words..

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