BOOKS

 Border Post 99: No Man's Land 

June, 2015

“March, 2011 – In the pine forest that marks the No Man’s Land along the volatile India-Pakistan border, leopards roam freely across enemy lines, instigating fear into a pair of rival soldiers who are each guarding an illegal post & trying desperately to follow the strict orders

they’ve been given: Don’t shoot.


Lt. Sharma is a 25-year-old Indian rookie, fresh out of military training school & longing to return home; Captain Khan is a war-weary Pakistani veteran whose only desire is to

be left alone with his thoughts. When the men are suddenly forced to acknowledge one another’s presence, their nerves begin to fray and their tempers fly high.

Sharma & Khan launch into a fierce duel of wits and egos that can only end when one of them dies”

A Gripping Plot and a Phenomenal Climax!

Storytelling at

its Finest!

A Compulsive Page Turner!

Enthralling, gripping,

ingenious. Absolute

top drawer!

BOOKS

 Border Post 99: No Man's Land 

June, 2015

“March, 2011 – In the pine forest that marks the No Man’s Land along the volatile India-Pakistan border, leopards roam freely across enemy lines, instigating fear into a pair of rival soldiers who are each guarding an illegal post & trying desperately to follow the strict orders

they’ve been given: Don’t shoot.


Lt. Sharma is a 25-year-old Indian rookie, fresh out of military training school & longing to return home; Captain Khan is a war-weary Pakistani veteran whose only desire is to

be left alone with his thoughts. When the men are suddenly forced to acknowledge one another’s presence, their nerves begin to fray and their tempers fly high.

Sharma & Khan launch into a fierce duel of wits and egos that can only end when one of them dies”

A Gripping Plot & a Phenomenal Climax!

Storytelling at

its Finest!

Brilliantly written story,

gave me chills!

A Compulsive Page Turner!

Impossible to put down,

brilliantly well written!

Fun, but insightful!

Action packed story disguised in a book

Border Post 99

is delightful!

Can't wait for another thoughtful example of humanity at its best!

Grippping! Paints a vivid picture of battles soldiers have to fight, both physical & emotional!

Can a pawn on a chess board outwit the hand holding it and move at its own sweet will? Unthinkable!

Enthralling, gripping,

ingenious. Absolute

top drawer!

Story telling is an art, and the book's author epitomizes this

Hats off to the author!

A Captivating

Tale!

Excellent book,  writer describes minute details very skillfully!

This book is a

terrific read!

Gripping tale of two soldiers

A must read!

Action packed story,

disguised in a book!

Buy Now-

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Coming Up:

The Last Guard of Honor

Art & Antiquity crime are at number three after drugs & illegal arms, churning up to $4 billion to $6 billion a year.

We have thousands of years of history & the efforts we take to preserve it are zilch! Lack of funds makes it impossible to protect all the archaeological sites. Our laws are confusing. Our bureaucracy is debilitating.

All this has helped illegal trading of ancient artifacts to flourish. Their network runs efficiently through

an artifact-rich country like India.

There are thousands of ancient artifacts scattered all over the country – in the fields, under trees,

and even on the roadside, among weeds & rubble...  and no one cares!

 

SCREEN

Hutatma

Web Series  | May 2019

Set against the flaring backdrop of the Samyukta Maharashtra Movement, Hutatma is a story of Vidyut, a young girl who gets on a quest to avenge her father’s untimely death in Samyukta Maharashtra Movement.

A ZEE5 Original Marathi web series starring,

Anjali Patil, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, Abhay Mahajan, Sachin Khedekar, Ashwini Kalsekar, Lokesh Gupte and Anand Ingle, Directed by Jayprad Desai. Streaming on ZEE5 now in

Hindi and Marathi!

 

Kedar Patankar is a writer of movie scripts (with one of them in pre-production right now, & another in the dialogue-writing stage), a web series, a novella,

short stories & a blog.

Every month, he leads a team of enthusiasts (he calls the group ‘The Trash Talk)

to clean plastic trash from centuries-old forts. Every month, he also visits a remote village to teach ‘spoken English’ to about 40 kids to help them gain confidence & enhance their future prospects.

He has spent twenty years in the USA, obtained two Masters Degrees from a top US university, worked in high-tech world of computer chips in Minneapolis and Silicon Valley and now lives with his family in Pune, India

Kedar Patankar

writer, history buff, environmentalist

 

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