Travel Tales

Army Train Journey Part 2: Samne se dheere chalega, dheere chal!

So where was I? Aah yes, the Special Army Train had just arrived at our station at 12 noon. Check the first part here to get yourself up to speed (pun not intended). The special Army train pulled up at the platform at the opposite end of the station -- a platform which was not… Continue reading Army Train Journey Part 2: Samne se dheere chalega, dheere chal!

Army wife

Here’s the tale of Lt Nidhi Dubey and Lt Swati Mahadik

  Nidhi Dubey's husband, Naik Mukesh Dubey, died of a cardiac arrest when Nidhi was 4 months pregnant. Nidhi, who lived in Sagar, moved to Indore for further studies and job. When she learned that war widows can also join the army, she started preparing for the entrance and was given ample support by the… Continue reading Here’s the tale of Lt Nidhi Dubey and Lt Swati Mahadik

Travel Tales

Army Train Journey Part 1: ‘Expected Time Of Departure’ is moh maya!

Heard of the special Army train? No, no, not the NDA special. I am talking about the one in which female presence is allowed! 😛 <div></div> I first heard about this special Army train from many army wives, who had accompanied their husband's battalion (or Unit) in such trains while shifting from one positing location to… Continue reading Army Train Journey Part 1: ‘Expected Time Of Departure’ is moh maya!

Guest Blogger

*Guest Post* How being a Fauji’s girlfriend changed my life!

Being a soldier’s girlfriend may not sound anything different or specialto many... but when you are actually with a soldier, you will see how life changes in unthinkable ways. We have been together since forever but it's been a couple of years since I became the soldier's girlfriend Our relationship has changed in a lot… Continue reading *Guest Post* How being a Fauji’s girlfriend changed my life!

Army wife, Book Reviews

Two books by Tanushree Podder that have nailed the NDA-IMA experience

I had been meaning to write about these two books earlier (months ago actually) but staring at the walls in my house and the computer in office took up most of my life's time all this while. Book 1: Boots Belts and Berets by Tanushree Podder traces life of a group of friends through their years at… Continue reading Two books by Tanushree Podder that have nailed the NDA-IMA experience

Army wife, Guest Blogger

*Guest Post* How is it Like Being an Army Wife?

I'm back with another guest post, this time from Army wife Manisha Shejwal with this amazingly insightful post. Enjoy... How is it like being an Army wife? Every young girl dreams and waits for a prince charming to come on a black horse and take her away as his bride to get married. When she… Continue reading *Guest Post* How is it Like Being an Army Wife?

Recipes

13 Egg starters to utilise those ration wale ande!

If those weekly egg trays that come in the ration are too much for your small family, then I am sure you are always on the lookout to finish off those 20-something eggs before the next batch gets delivered. Major Sa'ab and I had literally broadcast to the entire military station that we have extra… Continue reading 13 Egg starters to utilise those ration wale ande!