*Replugging* the first post I ever wrote on this blog. So this is how the journey of this 'read my weird story' blog began in 2013 -- when Major Sa'ab was just an energetic Captain and I was a new new dulhan!... It had been almost one year since I began dating Captain Sa'ab. We… Continue reading Army wale se shaadi? The one ‘thing’ almost everyone asked me about was…
Who said sense of humour is grossly unappreciated in fauj? Here's a fwd that I received today, a letter written by an officer to his commanding officer, asking for permission to marry his sweetheart (khud ki I mean, not the commanding officer's). Love in the times of corona? Yes Wit and humour in the face… Continue reading Hilarious letter by officer seeking permission for a Zoom shaadi during the Coronavirus lockdown
My lovely 'Curious Army Wife', I am writing this letter just out of boredom, because I know it won't reach you before the summer sets in. And that's four months away. Ever since we lost internet connection exactly a month ago, I have been missing you so much. Our video calls were such a blessing… Continue reading When Major Sa’ab wrote a letter to A Curious Army Wife and never posted it!
"Iss wale function me kya pehenna hai?" "Mujhe bhi samajh nahin aa raha hai yaar. Ek kaam karte hain, let's go for a saree. Safestest!" How many times have you had this conversation with a fellow Army/IAF/Navy wife? WHEN IN DOUBT, DRAPE A SAREE -- this line should be tattooed by all of us because… Continue reading Bucket-list of Sarees that every Army wife should have!
Major Sa'ab didn't know how to cook. On a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of kitchen skills, he was minus 3 when I married him. I didn't know how to drive. On a scale from 1 to 10, I was a 5 if someone would just remind me which one is clutch and… Continue reading When Major Sa’ab gave me driving lessons with a dash of Masterchef!
"Tell your VVIP guests that I am coming to the party as well," I fumed. "Are you sure?" "I am f**king sure." "Will you be able to manage the baby?" Major Sa'ab asked. "Of course, You will also be there right?" "Hmmmm". Major Sa'ab, showing wisdom that comes only after getting 2 extra minutes in… Continue reading 3-month-old Chhote Sa’ab and his first Mess party… What a mess!
1. The staff college exam aka the exam for the DSSC course in Wellington (Tamil Nadu wala, not the New Zealand wala) is held in the first 10-15 days of September every year. 'Animated discussion' about preparing for it starts three years before that. 2. An officer gets three attempts to crack the staff college… Continue reading Watchout for these signs if your husband is preparing for Staff exam
A Curious Army Wife and Major Sa'ab are now parents to Chhote Sa'ab. This hurricane hit us just before monsoon hit our city. We are sleep deprived. We talk about poop, pee and pukes. Chhote Sa'ab is what Major Sa'ab's buddy calls this little boy. He thinks the boy looks like his Sa'ab (hadd ho… Continue reading Chhote Sa’ab enters our life
As promised, I am playing Santa this year for all my old and new readers! The Facebook page of A Curious Army Wife has been a busy place this month, with two contests having received encouraging response. Gifts for Contest No.1 were sponsored by Pink Pitari, an online jewellery store run by army wife Gunjan… Continue reading It’s raining Contests!
Note - Read till the end, because that's where the asli masala is! What started in October 2013 as a way to get out of boredom (read unemployment) has quickly turned into one of my prized possessions. It took me a week to come up with the name 'A Curious Army Wife', after husband, aka… Continue reading The blog turns 5, and I have only you to thank for it!