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
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!
You know how a song, a phrase, a dialogue often reminds you of your fauji, and whenever you hear it, his image comes to your mind? For me, that dialogue is "Jiss upabhogta se aap sampark karna chahte hain, wo abhi coverage shetra se bahar hai." 😈😈
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!
Every three months, hundreds of officers of the Indian Army across all arms descend on the cantonment town Mhow (near Indore) and bury themselves in books. The grueling Junior Command course, better known as JC, is a training course that they take very seriously. This year, Major Sa'ab was among the JC Boys (as I… Continue reading Make some noise for the JC boys!
After the first part of When Army wives start using fauji lingo (Part 1, read here) was published, I got some useful feedback from Major Sa'ab. He also suggested that I ask other Army wives to contribute the words they use regularly. I asked around on Facebook and found some more such words, which meant… Continue reading When Army wives start using fauji lingo… Part 2
In the army, even if you declare that you are going to 'HELL', you will not be at peace. Cos the next day... CO: Are you taking your wife along? 2IC: Get some glasses for mess. QM: Do you require accn, warrant, LRC? Adjt: Take some packed lunch. Wife: Why only you?There are other officers… Continue reading Camouflage and Humour: ‘Go to hell’