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
So, I was waiting for the metro one morning, reading Roland Barthes, and I spotted this CISF official standing there, musingly. And I just wondered, this frame itself is characteristic of the Army/Air Force/Navy/Paramilitary forces, guarding us every moment. Theirs is a parallel universe, where they live off the edge, away from the glaring eyes … Continue reading When You Capture The Silent Strength…
*CONTEST ALERT* This blog post is totally fictionalized. But heartfelt. 🙂 "I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." Being a "bloody civilian", Army life, Army men & … Continue reading Olive Green Amongst Other Colors
Yes, it occupies a place of pride in my bookshelf!
All you defense aspirants out there, go grab this book, and read it!