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!
"Iss wale function me kya pehenna hai?" "Mujhe bhi samajh nahin aa raha hai yaar. Ek kaam karte hain, let's go for a saree. Safestest!" How many times have you had this conversation with a fellow Army/IAF/Navy wife? WHEN IN DOUBT, DRAPE A SAREE -- this line should be tattooed by all of us because… Continue reading Bucket-list of Sarees that every Army wife should have!
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!
"Tell your VVIP guests that I am coming to the party as well," I fumed. "Are you sure?" "I am f**king sure." "Will you be able to manage the baby?" Major Sa'ab asked. "Of course, You will also be there right?" "Hmmmm". Major Sa'ab, showing wisdom that comes only after getting 2 extra minutes in… Continue reading 3-month-old Chhote Sa’ab and his first Mess party… What a mess!
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!
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
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!
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?
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!
Sharing a beautiful post written by a blogger whom I immensely admire for her varied skill-set. Gunjan Upadhyay Mishra, a fellow Army wife and writer, has knocked it out of the park for a six with this piece.... THE UNSUNG HEROS: INDIAN ARMY WIVES Once, Yama, the ruler of hell, heard a large group of women… Continue reading *Guest Post* The Unsung Heroes: Indian Army Wives