The night before the conference, I told my mother on call that I was not at all nervous, to calm her down. But as I got done with dinner and hit my bed did the panic struck me. I tossed and turned all night. So did Rashmi. When the mounting tension became unbearable, I stormed … Continue reading SSB STORY (THE END)
GTO SERIES Well, these were really the two days which tested us immensely. It was the third day in Bhopal and the rain was still on. No respite. I'd been longing for the sun all these days. Saying it was raining cats and dogs would be an understatement. The lady attendants would blame the day … Continue reading SSB STORY (PART 3)
PERSONAL INTERVIEW The tester JCO handed me my original documents and after about five minutes, the trinnnnngggg of the summoning bell caught my attention. I marched off to the room (not literally! Duh!) and as instructed, knocked politely, with a smile plastered on my face. The officer, bald and with a menacing look, called me … Continue reading SSB STORY (PART 2)
So today I finally found the time and inclination to write about my SSB experience. Also, today is the day my baby brother shall know the fate of his first ever SSB- Recommended or not. And in a very elder sisterly manner, I sent him a rather philosophical text, knowing well he isn’t in possession … Continue reading SSB STORY (PART 1)
Our room had a Marathi mulgi, a Bengali, a Jaat and a Pahadi. Quite a diversity. And of course, Indra. I had hardly noticed her presence until we were allotted the same room post getting screened in. Her bed was diagnol to mine. When I got to know her name and her city, that is, … Continue reading Meet My Amaidhi Ponnu
What are you doing?, I am asked. Sending 'Happy Friendship Day' messages (heartfelt, not spammy) to my roomies. ROOMIES. I sit still for a moment and let myself focus on this particular word. Before I start ranting, I would like to take a moment and thank the services selection board. And Bhopal. For they conspired … Continue reading Presenting The SSB Cronies!
SSB. SERVICES SELECTION BOARD. These are the three golden words for any defence aspirant, I daresay. I am no different. But I must add that it inspires a host of emotions inside you. You experience excitement (read josh), fear, optimism and indecisiveness. This is the highly anticipated event. The polite invitation which comes with a … Continue reading SSB – The Clarion Call