Travel Tales

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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8 questions your relatives ask when they visit your fauji ghar!

Disclaimer by ACuriousArmyWife: This post is based on real life and real relatives. Buahahaha! 1. Ye furniture army ne diya hai? Our answer: Han ji, see the point is that it is difficult to travel with a lot of stuff every one or two years na. So Army generously provides the basic furniture to everyone.… Continue reading 8 questions your relatives ask when they visit your fauji ghar!

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Black Military boxes? No no, I want some colour

An army family is going to be on the move all the time. Count yourself lucky if you get 2-3 years of an uninterrupted peace posting. Having met so many defence families, I have come to a simple conclusion -- pati saath ho na ho, black fauji trunks kabhi ek fauji biwi ka saath nai… Continue reading Black Military boxes? No no, I want some colour

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When Army wives start using fauji lingo… Part 2

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

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9 Reasons why Maggi and Fauj are made for each other

We all had a harrowing time when Maggi was banned. What a relief that it's coming back to reunite with her beloved fauji. I keep reading about how much Maggi means more to everyone that probably a lot of other meaningful things (I am not judging them, cos I am a Maggiholic myself). But Indian… Continue reading 9 Reasons why Maggi and Fauj are made for each other

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Asha School student Laxmi excels in Special Olympics

Kudos to Laxmi Kumari, who won medals for India in Special Olympics recently. FYI, she is a product of the Asha Special Children School, which is run by the Indian Army (or is it AWWA?). I am so proud of her. I also made a mental note to encourage someone to follow in her footsteps… Continue reading Asha School student Laxmi excels in Special Olympics

Frequently Asked Questions!

FAQ 1. Marrying an Ordnance Officer

I received an email in which this question was asked. I was flattered of course, cause if I gave out an I-Know-It-All vibe then I don't blame the poor gal for thinking that I am an expert. Which I am not. So thought, why not post the question here, so that if any of you… Continue reading FAQ 1. Marrying an Ordnance Officer