Smiles, Tears And Heartbreaks

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After my wife passed away I began to write in earnest. This industrious activity though quite therapeutic in helping me cope with the loss of my wife left me with a stack of essays and shorts pertaining to random happenings in my life. The stories have been intentionally left unarranged, like the random events that generated them. The reader is at liberty to enjoy or to trash accordingly. More

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About Lakshman Singh

Brigadier Lakshman Singh, VSM (Retd.) was commissioned as an officer of the Indian Army, post-Independence in June 1955 from the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehra Dun, India. The young officers of that vintage were still trying to come to terms with the lifestyle of the bygone era, a legacy left by the British Army. A technical graduate competing with ex-cadets of the National Defence Academy and ‘direct entry’ compatriots, he managed to overcome numerous obstacles faced during training and later in the service. He has led a chequered career including a long tenure with the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) while in service and later with the Research and Analysis Wing, India’s external intelligence agency (RAW) followed by a stint with the Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), a PSU as their Defence advisor. When not pursuing his writing and painting, he spends time enriching his other area of interest interacting with management and IT students on the topic of soft-skills. He is also the author of Letters from the Border and Other Less Told Stories. He lives in Greater NOIDA, near New Delhi, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. You may contact him via email at:

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Kamal Khatter reviewed on on Feb. 7, 2014
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This collection of short essays, snippets and strolls down memory lane is highly entertaining and informative. The author weaves a patchwork quilt of random events from his stream of consciousness. The author's pen flows from his heart; that is why the recounting of some incidents is touching beyond measure. I actually smiled and wept while reading this book. Lakshman Singh's keen insight into human nature rivals that of a psychologist.
(reviewed 50 days after purchase)
Dr. Arjun Saxena reviewed on on Jan. 3, 2014

I am writing this review for Brigadier Lakshman Singh's latest book, "Smiles, Tears And Heartbreaks". In this book, he has "... randomly picked from happenings, over time have intentionally been left unarranged, just like the random events that generated them." As I have read through this book, I have found each event to be cohesive and self-contained to convey the respective messages very nicely as they occurred naturally. Lakshman's overwhelming love for his wife, Rosy, is loud and clear. The feelings and sentiments expressed by him are beautiful and very touching indeed. It is a unique love story. Also, Lakshman's caring thoughts for his parents, family members, friends in civilian life and fellow soldiers/officers in the army are also very sincere. I have found this and previous books by Lakshman to be very readable and enjoyable. To borrow the expression from his latest book, I have picked portions from his books "randomly" and read them again and again and enjoyed them immensely. I hope that the other readers will do it too. I wish great success to Lakshman's books.

Dr. Arjun N. Saxena
Emeritus Professor
Author of "Invention of Integrated Circuits: Untold Important Facts", published by World Scientific Company
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)
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