*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…
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!
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!
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
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
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?
I am no expert on marital disputes and related cases. However, this article caught my eye and I thought I should share it with you guys. It's a report that Indian Express carried on March 31, 2016. Written by Man Aman Singh Chhina | Chandigarh | Published:March 31, 2016 7:21 pm A panel of experts of… Continue reading MOD not happy with increase in awarding maintenance allowance to military wives
There should be two stories under this title — the first Ladies' Meet that I attended, and the first Ladies' Meet I hosted. As luck would have it, both these historical accidents incidents happened at the same Ladies' Meet. It was my first month as a newly wed in my husband's unit, which was hosting this mega… Continue reading My first Ladies’ Meet!
I am married to an Army man. This simple introduction will tell you ten thousand things about my life. And we know the value of ‘life’ like no one else. We are a typical tribe Yes, we are. There are some attributes that are unique to us. Many of you know us as the super-stylish… Continue reading Confessions of an Army Wife
In case you are a new bride or someone who is not from the Army fraternity (but were kind enough to stop by here to read this blog), Veer Nari is the name given to a war widow in India. She is officially defined as "The widow of defence personnel who has laid down his… Continue reading Salute the Veer Nari