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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!

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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!

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An Army wife’s guide to surviving the first NDA visit

I don't know what is it about taking the love of your life to NDA for the first time that gets all Army officers super-senti. It's a big deal for them. Which is really surprising as very few things come in that category — the big deal category. But it is going to happen some… Continue reading An Army wife’s guide to surviving the first NDA visit

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IMA, where gentlemen become officers

My friend's brother had survived 18 months at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun and so it was indeed time to celebrate. She was going to come all the way to Dehradun to attend the Passing out parade (POP) and since I was living in that city, I couldn't have been happier. Dehradun was… Continue reading IMA, where gentlemen become officers