Sarita Brara is a senior journalist with All India Radio. She writes regularly for many publications on a wide range of subjects. She has won first prizes from Children Book Trust of India for two of her stories for the age group between 9 and 15 years. She has also been twice adjudged the 'Best Correspondent' by Akashvaani.
It was year 1999. A young army officer from one of the North Eastern states lay on a bed in one of the wards of the army hospital in Delhi. His leg had been amputated after he hit a land mine during the Kargil conflict.