Unfortunately for Major Sa’ab, I am a very unromantic person. At least as far as roses, teddies, cards and chocolates go. I don’t mind the candles, because you know, you can always use them when the electricity goes off (which is a problem in Army accommodations too). Heck I am the kind of person who… Continue reading Mom, dad, I love him!
I was holding my phone, transfixed and petrified, not knowing what to do. This video, which had just been shared on a whatsapp group of my fellow army wives, gave me goosebumps to say the least. Somehow, I played this video again. And again,.... and again. It is one thing to hear about soldiers dying… Continue reading Hello Reality
Dear Tambola, I don't believe you know me, but I know you quite well. I was introduced to you just a couple of days after I joined my husband at his unit location. I have to admit, that meeting you was a very unnerving experience. I think I underestimated your magical power. What power you… Continue reading Dear Tambola…
I had moved to Pune to start off my professional life as a sub-editor at a newly launched newspaper. It was a gamble I hoped would payoff -- new job, new city, new everything! I had barely found a place to stay and was still trying to settle down, when my bestie called me up… Continue reading From ball partner to life partner!
My experience at a party (yes, a fauji party) taught me one important lesson. They don’t tell you about this or blogs, it is only after it happens to you (or someone you know) that you can be on your toes about when to mention the two letters M and H together in public. So,… Continue reading Going to MH? Any good news?
Ladies' Meet is the Military equivalent of a kitty party. There! That is the only way in which I can explain what a Ladies' Meet (or Ladies' Club) is in the simplest possible way. Those who have had the privilege of hosting it will agree with me when I say it becomes a matter of life… Continue reading Ladies’ Meet – what’s fun and what’s not
Here is a copy of the letter which Vidhya A Karajagi wrote to the Army Commander of South Western Command, raising some tough questions when she was lectured by her Husband's CO and the Brigade Commander for not attending a fashion show rehearsal. All because she didn't want to leave her kids alone at home… Continue reading Letter written by Major’s wife about the AWWA fashion show fiasco
This report in Hindustan Times' Chandigarh edition, dated Aug 06, 2014, was a disturbing one to say the least. The report was widely circulated on all fauji whatsapp groups, especially the ones in which Army wives are there. It was about a Major's wife in Faridkot military station being reprimanded for missing a fashion show rehearsal… Continue reading AWWA Atyachaar
UNESCO should declare all fauji accommodations as World Heritage sites. It's actually a miracle that these houses are still standing, considering some of them are extremely poor in the quality of their construction. Since these houses are mostly in jungle-like areas with lush greenery, problems like insects and termites are common. I am currently at… Continue reading Termite trouble