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A Dangerous Profession (Humour; on the arrest of Aseem Trivedi)

A Father Is Just A Father, But A Mom Is Life (In Lighter Vein; what children feel about the parents)

A Fleeting Visit To Silvassa And Daman (Travel)

A Four Letter Word Called Love (Opinion; Is Love another name for God)

A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part I (Music and Cinema)

A Hundred Ghazals in Hindi Movies – Part II (Music and Cinema)

A Hundred Ghazals in Hindi Movies – Part III (Music and Cinema)

A Hundred Ghazals in Hindi Movies – Part IV (Music and Cinema)

A Hundred Ghazals in Hindi Movies – Part V (Music and Cinema)

A Hundred Ghazals in Hindi Movies – Part VI (Music and Cinema)

A Play Titled ‘New Year’ (Poem about what New Year means)

A Quieter Mumbai – Is It A Pipe Dream? (Opinion; the din in Mumbai especially during festivals)

A Recipe Called Love (Poems and Limericks)

A Ship Named After India’s Holiest River (Humour, Navy Nostalgia; a post regarding INS Ganga that I was part of commissioning crew of)

A Small Hut By A Joyous Brook (Story about Love having gone sour)

A Song About The Thick Skinned Indian Politician (In Lighter Vein)

Aap Ke Ehsaano Ki Hadd Paar Ho Gayi (Poems and Limericks)

Aawaaz Do Hum Chor Hain – An Anthem Of The Modern Neta And Babu (Humour, In Lighter Vein, Opinions)

Absolute Virtue (Philosophy; all virtues on earth are relative)

ACR Season (Humour, Life is like that, Navy – Nostalgia) (ACR: Annual Confidential Reports)

Adarsh Society, CWG, Corruption In Armed Forces And Public Morality (Opinion; another perspective on corruption)

Adieu Patrick Desylva – My Doctor, Friend And An Angel (Life is like that, Navy – Nostalgia)

Admiral And Mantri Ji (In Lighter Vein; the propensity of the politicians to know nothing about defence forces)

Ads And Mosquitoes (Humour about how ads pop up everywhere)

Ah Mumbai! (Life is Like That, Poems and Limericks)

Ah! Those Personnel Branch Guys! (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

All Is Not Well (Opinion; no point using this phrase from 3 Idiots about India’s democracy)

All Photographers And Writers, No Viewers And Readers (Humour, Life Is Like That, Opinions)

Amaranth (Poem about permanence of Love)

An Alternate Philosophy Of Life (Life Is Like That, Opinions, Philosophy)

An Eye For An Eye (In Lighter Vein; a sailor’s riposte to a policeman)

Anjaam – e – Mohabbat Hamen Manzur Hai (Poems And Limericks)

Anna Hazare And The Indian Democracy (Opinion about Anna’s fight against corruption)

Anna Hazare And The Indian Middle Class (Opinion about fickle-mindedness of the Middle Class in India)

Anne’ Na Raho (Don’t Remain Blind) (Poem In Punjabi)

Annual Inspection Without Tears (Humour, Life is like that, Navy – Nostalgia)

Another Tribute To Shakeel Badayuni In The Month Of His Death (Music and Cinema; Poems and Limericks)

Anything But Jointmanship (Opinions; Lack of jointmanship in Indian armed forces)

Anything For Footwear (Humour; a plane was sent to fetch UP CM Mayawati’s sandals)

Anything For Me? (Navy-Nostalgia, Humour about signals between ships)

Are Indian Elections Fairy-Tales? (Humour, Opinions)

“Are You Going To Ruby’s Party?” (Opinions)

Armed Forces And The Indian Society (Navy – No one asked me, but…, Opinion)

Armed Forces’ Penchant For Secrecy (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Armed Forces Personnel Were Rich (Humour, Life is like that, Life – Nostalgia)

Army Chief’s Age – The Other Issues (Opinion; the issues that Gen VK Singh ignored)

Art And Science Of Mood-Setting (Humour; about a ‘professional’ group of mood-setters)

As A ‘Fauji’ I Don’t Trust You Anymore (Opinions; because of politicians and bureaucrats continued machinations over OROP)

As If We Otherwise Respect Medal Winners (Humour; Life is like that; Opinions)

Aur Kuchh Nahin (Poem in Hindi)

Awkward Sentry (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia; real incident at sea)

 

Baadal Or Badra Songs Fest On Yaad Kiya Dil Ne (Music and Cinema)

Beautiful Death (Story about a Fisherman in Chennai)

Being A Fauji’s Father (Humour; Navy Nostalgia)

Being Non-Sensical May Be Far Sighted (Philosophy; How can anyone who thinks beyond be talking nonsense?)

Bengal Based Hindi Movies From Anuradha To Piku (Music and Cinema)

Best Of Hindi Songs Shot In My Home Station Shimla (Music and Cinema)

Best Of ‘Make Your Own Quotes’ (Humour, In Lighter Vein, Life Is Like That, Opinions, Philosophy)

Best Of ‘Make Your Own Quotes’ – ‘I Thank You, O’ God’ Series (Life is like that, Opinions, Philosophy)

Best Of ‘Make Your Own Quotes’ – Leadership Lessons (Leadership)

Best of ‘Make Your Own Quotes’ – Part II (Humour, In Lighter Vein, Life Is Like That, Opinions, Philosophy)

Best Sad Songs of Dev Anand (Music and Cinema)

Beyond The Mirage – A Fairy Tale (Poems and Limericks; Stories; change in values of Indians)

Bhag Bhuaji Is No More – An Era Ends (Life Is Like That; on the demise of my favourite aunt)

Bikini Speech (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia; The use of acronyms and abbreviations in the Indian Army)

बीवी का नया नाम (Biwi Ka Naya Naam) (A poem in lighter vein)

Blame It On Goa (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia)

Blogging – Race Or Stampede (Humour; Indibloggers’ relentless attempts to contest)

Bond With The Brand (Humour; James Bond to sip beer in a movie?)

Born Free? Satyamev Jayate? Lets Work Towards It (Opinions, Philosophy; about the popular Aamir Khan serial by the same name)

Breaking News – Indian Style (Humour; our media channels’ crude attempts to break news)

Bridging The Gap At Staff College (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia; Travel)

 

Camaraderie Or Cronyism? (Navy – No One Asked Me But…)

Can God Be Reborn Amongst Us? (Philosophy)

Can Mumbai Become Another Shanghai? (Travel; a dream with Mumbai authorities not backed by resolve and action)

Captain (I.N.), Is It A Rank? (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Challenges of Securing India’s Energy Needs (Opinions)

Chalo Intezaar Karte Hain (Poems and Limericks; Poem in Hindi/Urdu)

Chalta Hai – Mohan Ram Bharose (Humour, In Lighter Vein, Life is like that, Music and Cinema, Navy – Nostalgia; bringing a pompous and conceited man to earth/sea)

Chasing A Rainbow (Stories)

Chemical Comparison (Poems and Limericks)

Chest Pain! (Humour, Life is like that, Navy Nostalgia; a humorous incident about my being suspected of heart disease)

Chicken! Chicken! (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia; an anecdote about encounter with a Pakistan Navy ship)

China – Impressions Of My Visit (Travel)

Closed Up On The Bridge (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Communicators’ Woes (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia)

Compulsive Kisser (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia)

Corruption Ki Baat Mat Karo Bhai (Poem in Hindi)

Counterpoise (Poems and Limericks)

Courts Martial Humour – Part I (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Crazy Speck Sonnet (Poems and Limericks)

Cricket Hamari Shaan Hai (Poem in Hindi)

Cross LOC Surgical Strikes, A New Indian Psyche And Resolve? (Opinions)

Crossing Frontiers In The Frontier Mail (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Curtain Call (Poem)

Cut, Cut, Cut….. (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia; armed forces’ penchant for crew cuts)

 

Debatable Philosophies Of Life (Philosophy; Opinions; Life is like that)

Dementia – Is It An Indian National Disease? (Opinions: a take on Suresh Kalmadi having developed dementia)

Desperate Jealous Wives (Humour: they can go to any extent!)

Dil Ki Nazar Se – A Facebook Group For Old Hindi Songs (Music and Cinema)

Diminishing Dad (Do I rue having lost control over my children? Life is like that)

Do Our Flight Announcements Reflect Our Culture? (Humour)

Doesn’t Pay To Be A Goodie-Goodie Guy (Humour, Life is like that, Navy – Nostalgia)

Doing Things Without Apparent Purpose Or Reason (Life is like that, Opinions)

Dori (Stories)

Dream Of Digital India And The Common Man (Opinions; India is set to do it in a year what America did in six years)

During Our Days (Navy No One Asked Me But….)

 

Ek Aur Naya Saal Aa Raha Hai (Poems and Limericks)

Emerging Organisations, Trends And Acronyms (Humour)

Enter Cochin At Your Own Risk (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Ever-Fresh Romantic Songs of Kashmir Ki Kali (Music and Cinema)

Ever Thought Why – Part I (Life is like that; a series of tweets)

Experts, Ultracrepiderians And Charlatans (Humour, Leadership, Opinions)

 

f For Freedom (Poems and Limericks)

Fear Is The Key (A security philosophy. Humour; Life is like that; Opinions; Philosophy)

Finally – Man Overboard (Navy – Nostalgia; a real incident at sea)

Fitness Freak (In Lighter Vein, Life is like that, Poems and Limericks)

For Better Or For Verse (Poems and Limericks; a collection of my tweets)

Foreign Jaunts (Navy – Nostalgia)

Freedoms We Indians Can Do Without (Humour; Opinions)

Friends, Friends, Everywhere But….. (Humour; Life is like that; Opinions)

 

Gareeb Aur Abla Kaun? (Poem in Hindi on Women’s state in India)

“Ghazab Kiya Tere Waade Pe Aitbaar Kiya” – An OROP Song By Veterans To Netas And Babus (Humour; Music and Cinema; Poems and Limericks)

“Give Them Mobile” (Humour, Opinions: about UPA govt’s desire to give cellphones to poor villagers)

Giving Away Memories (Life is like that, Music and Cinema, Navy – Nostalgia; as we go from one transfer to the other, we give away not only things but memories too)

God’s Child (Story about an urchin)

God And I (Humour; about God being a woman)

Goddamn Happy New Year (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia)

Gods Must Be Crazy (Poems and Limericks)

Good News For Mumbai (Humour about the news to make energy out of waste)

Guardians Of Porn And Morality (Opinions; a take on MLAs watching porn in the Assembly)

Gunners Too Are Human – Part I (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Gunners Too Are Human – Part II (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Gunners Too Are Human – Part III – Gun Salutes (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Gunners Too Are Human – Part IV – Free Loading Guns (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Gunners Too Are Human – Part V (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

 

Hamara Naval Drama (Humour, Life is like that, Navy – Nostalgia)

Hum Ek, Hamaari Ek… (Poems and Limericks; on the occasion of wedding anniversary)

Happy Birthday Waheeda Rehman 03 February (Music And Cinema)

Happy Diwali (Poems and Limericks)

Happy Friendship Day (Poem in Hindi about Friendship)

Happy Sixtieth Birthday To My Best Friend (Navy – Nostalgia, article ends in Poem)

Happy New Year (Poem)

हर तरफ तेरा जलवा (Har Taraf Tera Jalwa) (Poem in Hindi)

Hats Off To General VK Singh (In Lighter Vein; he used the media to promote his self interest)

Hell In The JVDE (Kharghar) – A ‘War’ Movie In The Making (Humour; Life is like that; Music and Cinema; Navy – Nostalgia; Opinions)

Hi Sexy – ‘Gateway To Future’ For Indian Women (Humour; on Chairperson of NCW saying women should feel happy if called “sexy” by the men)

Himachal The Beautiful State Part I – Rewalsar (Travel)

Himachal The Beautiful State Part I – Rewalsar (Tibetan Shrines) (Travel)

Himachal The Beautiful State Part II – Mandi (Travel)

Himachal The Beautiful State, Part III – Raju Bharti Guest House Gushaini (Kulu – Manali), Tirthan Valley (Travel)

Himachal The Beautiful State, Part IV – Renuka Lake (Travel)

Hindi Songs And The Age Of Innocence (Music and Cinema)

Hindi Songs And The Importance Of Chand (Moon) (Music and Cinema)

Hindi Songs Depicting Ideals In Preamble To Constitution Of India (On the occasion of 67th Republic Day. Music and Cinema)

Hippocratic Oath And The Modern Indian Doctor (Opinions)

Home Is Where The Heart Is – Kandaghat In Shimla Hills (Travel to my home town)

How Corrupt Or Honest Are We? (Opinions)

How Proud Should We Be Of Indian Republic At 62? (Opinions; how much we have failed)

How Unbiased Or Innocent Can We Become? (Philosophy; we always have a template)

How We Shot Stars When We Were Young Navy Officers (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia)

Humour As A Way Of Life (Humour; In Lighter Vein; Leadership; Life Is Like That; Philosophy)

Husn Waalon Ko Na Dil Dena (Poems and Limericks)

 

IPR (Navy – No One Asked Me But…; about Inter Personal Relations)

I Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – Did I? (Navy – Nostalgia; on the day of my retirement)

“I Hate Your Blog, I Don’t Know Why” (Humour; Life is like that; Opinions)

I Should Never Have Loved (In Lighter Vein, Poems and Limericks)

If Dad And Mom Had To Celebrate Valentine Day (Life is like that)

If Only (Poems and Limericks)

If You Drive In India – Part I (Humour; collection of tweets)

If You Drive In India – Part II (Humour; collection of tweets)

Immortal Ghazals of Shakeel Badayuni – Part I (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

Immortal Ghazals Of Shakeel Badayuni – Part II (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

Immortal Ghazals Of Shakeel Badayuni – Part III (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

Immortal Songs Of Mughal-e-Azam (Music and Cinema)

In Defence Of Beer Or Beer In Defence (Humour, Navy Nostalgia)

In The War Zone (Humour; about Diwali celebrations)

In WATT (B) We Were Bull Headed (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Incredible Nostalgia (I.N.) Songs – Part I (Music and Cinema)

Incredible Nostalgia (I.N.) Songs – Part II (Music and Cinema)

India And Pakistan – Can We Live Without Being Enemies? (Humour, Opinions)

India Pak ODI Preview – Just A Match? (Humour about both PMs watching the match at Mohali)

“India Retaliates” – The Aftermath And The Consequences (Opinions; on political wranglings after Indian cross LOC surgical strikes)

India – Too Many People (Humour; we Indians are everywhere)

Indian Army Before And After Operation Vijay (Opinion about damage done by Gen VK Singh to Indian Army)

Indian Media And The Dumbing Down Of The Indian Society (Opinions)

Indian Navy Is The Only Life I Have Known Or Seen (Humour, Life is like that, Navy – Nostalgia)

Indians And Drawing Room Wars (Life is like that, Opinions) (Our countrymen haven’t woken up to the damage done to national security by Police assault on armed forces veterans on 14th Aug 15)

Indians – Bartering Character For Prosperity (Opinions; as the GDP rises, character declines)

Indians Can’t Be Complacent Any Longer (Opinions; about the state of affairs in our country and its future)

Indians – Fascination For Foreigners Even In Humour In The Armed Forces (Humour, Life is like that)

Indians Love To Honk – Don’t They? (Humour; our reasons to honk are endless)

Indians – Poor In Record-Keeping; Armed Forces No Exception (Humour, Navy – No One Asked Me But…, Navy – Nostalgia)

Indiblogger And I – Reality Check (Opinion; about the ranking system of Indiblogger)

Instantly (Life is like that; nostalgia about how laid back life used to be)

Is America Losing Legitimacy Of Power? (Opinions; some recent decisions smacked of power rather than righteousness)

Is America The Perfect World That We Imagine? (Humour)

Is Communal Disharmony A Challenge To India’s March To Greatness? (Opinions; Philosophy)

Is There Reason To Celebrate Women’s Day In India? (Opinions; it is still a curse to be a woman in India)

Is Truth Worth Fighting For? (Music and Cinema; Opinions)

Is Your Blog Your Child? (Humour; about thinking of your blog all the while)

 

Jai Hind (Poem in Hindi)

Jai Hind – Mera Watan, Mera Khumaar (Poem in Hindi)

Jal Vayu Defence Enclave Kharghar – How Can It Become The Best Colony? (Leadership, Navy – No One Asked Me But…, Navy – Nostalgia, Opinions)

Jill The Ripper And Satyamev Jayate (Opinion about Female Infanticide)

Jo Bhi Hai Bus Yehi Ik Pal Hai (Life is like that; and we have only this moment to live)

“Join The Navy, See The World; Join The Navy, Meet The Girls” (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Journey Of A Rain Drop (Poems and Limericks)

 

Kaali Diwali Ka Geet (Humour; In Lighter Vein; Life is like that: Opinions)

Kachche Aam Ka Achchaar (Raw mango Pickle) – A Recipe By The Government Of India (Humour; on GoI increasing fuel prices)

Kaise Chaman Veeran Ho Gaya (Poems and Limericks)

Kavita Ka Chakker (Poem in Hindi)

Kid Them Not (In Lighter Vein; about taking kids for granted)

Kill Me Carmen (Poems and Limericks)

Killer Talks (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia)

Kuchh To Hai (Poems and Limericks)

 

Ladies Staff Course! (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Laugh With The Punjabis – Part I (Humour, In Lighter Vein, Life is like that)

Laugh With The Punjabis – Part II (Humour, In Lighter Vein, Life is like that)

Laugh With The Punjabis – Part III (Humour, In Lighter Vein, Life is like that)

Laugh With The Punjabis – Part IV (Humour, In Lighter Vein, Life is like that)

Leadership In The Navy – Past, Present And Future (Navy – No One Asked Me But…)

Leadership Lesson #1 (Navy – Nostalgia)

Leadership Lesson #2 (Navy – Nostalgia)

Learning By Powerpoint And Demonstrations (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia)

Learning ‘The Ropes’ At Defence Services Staff College At Wellington Nilgiris – Part I (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Learning ‘The Ropes’ At Defence Services Staff College At Wellington Nilgiris – Part II (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Let The World End (Poems and Limericks)

Liars Roll Of (Dis)Honour (Humour; about pecking order of liars in India)

Life Is Interesting Because Of Weirdos (Humour, In Lighter Vein, Life is like that, Navy – Nostalgia)

Lights, Lights, Lights, and Mo(o)re Lights (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia; about our Mids Board)

Like (Humour; about the tendency to ‘Like’ everything on Facebook)

Living In the JOM (Humour, Navy Nostalgia about living in Junior Officers’ Mess on board an Indian Naval Ship)

Living With Dignity In India (Opinions: about how difficult it is becoming to do so)

Long Time No War (Opinions; what does the country lose with prolonged OROP agitation?)

Loose Emotions (Humour; about such “loose” emotions as Love, Hate, Envy)

Lord Krishna Beckoned – We Visited Dwarka (Travel to Dwarka in Gujarat)

Lori (Lullaby) Songs That I Love (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

Lost (Poems and Limericks)

Love And A Three Lettered Word (A Humorous Poem about Love)

Love And Fencing (Stories)

Love Beyond The Pain (Poems and Limericks)

Love Grenade (In Lighter Vein, Poems and Limericks)

Love – The Greatest Feeling On Earth (Leadership, Life Is Like That, Opinions, Philosophy)

Loveapalooza – Arjun And Samira’s Lifetime Music Fest (Life is like that, Music and Cinema, Navy – Nostalgia; curtain raiser for the wedding of my elder son Arjun with Samira)

Lyn And I – Scene By Scene (Life is Like That; Navy – Nostalgia)

 

Main Bewafa Nahin Hoon (Poems and Limericks)

Main Kadam Kadam Pe Haara (Poems and Limericks)

Main Thak Gaya Hoon (Poems and Limericks)

Man About The House (Humour, Life is like that, Navy – Nostalgia)

Man In The Mirror (Poems and Limericks)

Married To The Mob (Humour, Life is like that, Navy – Nostalgia; any officer’s wife should know that friends would land up anytime)

Masala Tea And Knickers (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Memories Of 2012 – A Year Of Human Spirit Soaring And Crushed (There were Laura Dekker and Felix Baumgartner; and then there was Delhi Rape)

Men Would Be Men (Humour, Navy – Nostaslgia; anecdote about visiting a US Ship in Athens in 1975)

Mera, Apna, Hamara Songs Fest On YKDN – My Songs (Music and Cinema; Philosophy)

Meri Duniya Hi Aur Hai (Poems and Limericks)

Missile Barriers! (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia; a crazy idea about how to stop incoming missiles)

Mobile Eshtyle (Humorous take on people’s Mobile Phone habits)

Mohammad Rafi, Did He Sing Or Cry? (Music and Cinema)

Mumbai Rains (Life is like that; mere rains bring Mumbai’s life to stand-still)

Musings In A Navy Hospital (Navy – No One Asked Me But…)

My Experiences With The Army – Part II (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

My Experiences With The Army – Part III (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

My Experiences With The Army – Part IV (Humour, Music and Cinema, Navy – Nostalgia)

My Favourite Songs Of Lata Mangeshkar (Music and Cinema; Poems and Limericks)

My Young Days Of Watching Movies In South Bombay (Music and Cinema; Navy – Nostalgia)

Mysteries of Life (Humour; about some of these “mysteries”)

 

NH7 Bacardi Weekender – Road To Heaven (Music and Cinema; music fest in Pune)

Nadaan Hi Rahe Hum (Poems and Limericks)

Nanak Shah Fakir – The Movie And Its Message (Music and Cinema, Opinions, Philosophy)

Navigating By Beacon Of Love (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia; An officer in the Navy knew the exact direction to his wife’s place when all other navigational instruments failed at sea)

Navy And Staff Cars (Humour, Navy – No One Asked Me But…, Navy – Nostalgia)

Navy Couples – Made For Each Other (A Valentine’s Day Post) (Humour; Life Is Like That; Navy – Nostalgia; Poems and Limericks)

Navy In The Hills (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia, Travel)

Naya Daur – Still New, Still Not Resolved  (Opinion; Indians’ resistance towards modernity)

Neend Hamari Khwaab Tumhaare – Best Of (Lost) Neend Songs – A ‘Lyrical’ Special (Music and Cinema)

Netaji Subhash And Us (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia. An anecdote in INS Netaji Subhash in Calcutta)

New Year Eve And Dirty Jokes (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

New Year Resolutions (Life is like that; we keep, we break)

Nightmarish Memories Of Being A Navigator (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Night Watch (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia, A real incident at sea)

Nirbhaya’s Rape – A National Shame, Time To Look Within (Opinions)

No ‘Good Ladies’ In The Navy! (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia)

No Ifs and Butts – Bottoms Are Important (In Lighter Vein; about women’s butts)

No, Not Paloma Blanca (Poems and Limericks)

No Pipe Dreams (Poems and Limericks)

Noise Is The Newest Form Of Devotion (Life is like that; Navy – No One Asked Me But…; Opinions)

None Of Us Are Perfect, But…(Navy – Nostalgia; a real incident)

Nosey About Nostalgia (Humour; Music and Cinema)

Nostalgia About Telegrams (Humour, In Lighter Vein, Life Is Like That, Navy – Nostalgia)

Not Letting The Government Work – Indian Opposition Style (Opinions)

Nurturing India’s Maritime Military Resurgence (Navy – No One Asked Me But..)

 

OROP Agitation And The Average Indians (Opinions)

OROP And Bihar Elections (Opinions)

OROP Rally, Azad Maidan, Mumbai, Saturday, 31st October (Opinions)

OROP – Yaara Dildara Mera Dil Karta (A parody of a popular Hindi song of yesteryear. Humour; Music and Cinema; Poems and Limericks)

OROP – Waada Tera Waada (A parody of a popular Hindi song of yesteryear. Humour; Music and Cinema; Poems and Limericks)

Oh, The Memories Of Those Drunken Soirees (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia; those young and reckless days in the Navy)

Olympics Are Biased Against Indians (Humour: why Indians can’t do well in Olympics)

One Good Advice Deserves Another (Humour; about people’s habit to offer advice)

Only For The Large Hearted (Navy – Nostalgia about the aircraft-carrier Viraat)

Orphanage In Naval Dockyard Mumbai (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Osama, Obama, O Mama (Opinions; after Osama was killed)

Out Of Box Thinking (Navy – No One Asked Me But…; why is this doomed to failure)

Overboard – Overseas (Travel)

 

Paisa Fainko, Tamasha Dekho (Humour; Opinions; Poems and Limericks)

PLD And Small Eats (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Phew – What Signals! (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia, Real incident at sea)

Philosophies That May Help You (Philosophy)

Phir Barsaat Chali Aayi (Poems and Limericks)

Phir Yaad Be Tadpaaya…..(Poems and Limericks)

Pitfalls of Majority Rule (Opinions)

Pocket-Maar And I (Humour; an encounter with a pick-pocket)

Politicising Baba Ramdev (Opinions)

Politicisation Of Religion And Idol – Worship In India (Opinions; Philosophy)

Poor Communicator Had The Last Laugh (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia; a real incident at sea)

Prayer Of The Faithful (Poems and Limericks; Humorous))

Prayer Of The Marooned (Humorous poem; unexpected ending)

Prayer To You, O Krishna, On The Day Of Your Birth (Poems and Limericks)

Procrastination Was My Hobby Number One Until… (Humour, Life Is Like That)

Publicly Private (Opinions about how confidentiality, passwords etc are controlling our lives)

Punjabis – The Way We Are (Poem in Hindi)

“Pussy-Cat, Pussy-Cat, Where Have You Been?” (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

 

Rains And Our Songs (Life is like that; Music and Cinema)

Raja Mehdi Ali Khan’s Humorous Poem: Adib Ki Mehbooba (Humour, Music and Cinema; Poems and Limericks)

Raksha (Stories) (Short story about the most shameful incident in independent India when, on 14th Aug 15, the police assaulted armed forces veterans at Jantar Mantar)

Real Beauty – A Feeling Of Pure Joy (Opinions about what constitutes Beauty)

Reinventing The Wheel, Armed Forces Style (Humour, Leadership, Navy – Nostalgia)

Remembering My Tenures In MWCs and CNW (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia; I am the only officer who has commanded all three MWCs in the Indian Navy)

Removing Curls And Kinks (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai To Shut Down! (Humour; Life is like that; Navy – Nostalgia)

River Rafting Down The Ganges (Leadership; Life is like that; Travel)

Roger And Us – A Love Story Without An End (Life is like that; remembering my dog)

Roger Lives (Life is like that; remembering my dog)

Roger Out (Humour; about our dog)

 

Sab Ajanabee Hain Par Kuchh To Hai Apna (Poems And Limericks)

Sadhana – Dil Abhi Bhara Nahin (Music and Cinema; a post immediately after her demise on 25 Dec 15)

Sailors Will Be Sailors (In Lighter Vein)

Salary For Homemakers (Humour on government’s move to give salary to the spouses)

Season’s Greetings – 2011 (Poems and Limericks)

Season’s Greetings – 2012 (Poems and Limericks)

See Where Tact Can take You (In Lighter Vein)

‘Selfing’ – An Evolutionary Way For Navy Wives (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Senior Naval Officers And Sense Of Humour (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Seventy-Eight Not Out (An article about my mother)

Shakeel Badayuni – Countdown To His Birth Centenary 03 Aug 2016 – Part I (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

Shakeel Badayuni – Countdown To His Birth Centenary 03 Aug 2016 – Part II (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

Shakeel Badayuni – Countdown To His Birth Centenary 03 Aug 2016 – Part III (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

Shakeel Badayuni – Countdown To His Birth Centenary 03 Aug 2016 – Part IV (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

Shakeel Badayuni – Countdown To His Birth Centenary 03 Aug 2016 – Part V (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

Shakeel Badayuni’s Birth Centenary 03 Aug 2016 – Part VI (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

Shakeel Badayuni – the King Amongst Lyricists And Poets – Part I (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

Shakeel Badayuni – The King Amongst Lyricists and Poets – Part II (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

Sharing Songs On Facebook (Music and Cinema)

Shattered Dreams (Stories)

She Wasn’t Maid For Us (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

She Will Get Me Sometime, I Know – A Confession (Humour; Life is like that; Poems and Limericks)

Ship’s Canteens And Army Officers (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Shri Krishna Blessed Facebook Group YKDN! (Music and Cinema, Philosophy, Poems and Limericks)

Skid Talk That You Often Come Across (In Lighter Vein)

Sleep And I – Lovers Once Strangers Now (Humour; about my love affair with sleep)

Small Vessels Big Resolve (Navy – Nostalgia; about missile boats)

Sorry About Not Being Sorry (Opinion: historic cruelties being done by powerful nations)

Sounds Of Silence (Life is like that; about admiring silence)

Spy Versus Spy (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

State Sponsored News (Opinions; the state’s subsidised electricity during festival season enables them to make cacophony)

Suffix EX Is For Exercises In The Navy – Part I (AMPHEX On Nancowry), Episode I (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia)

Suffix EX Is For Exercises In The Navy – Part I (AMPHEX On Nancowry), Episode II (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia)

Sulagte Aansu (Poem in Hindi)

Super Cool Submariners’ Super Cool Ways (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia)

Superwoman (Life is like that; for a woman)

 

Tab Aur Ab (Poems and Limericks)

Tag – I Found You Again (Poems and Limericks)

Taking Calling On Rather Seriously – Part II (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Talking Old ‘Faujis’ (Humour, Life is like that, Navy – No One Asked Me But…, Navy – Nostalgia)

Temple Of God (Poems and Limericks)

Temples Or Toilets? (Humour, Life is like that, Opinions about which ones we require more)

Ten Things To Avoid As A Leader (Leadership; Opinions)

Terrorist At Home (Humour; about friendly neighbourhood terrorist)

The Argumentative Indian (Humour; you find him/her everywhere in India and abroad)

The Bastard (A story with unexpected ending)

The Best Azaadi (Independence) Poems (Poems and Limericks)

The Best Funny Songs In Hindi Movies (Music and Cinema)

The Best Guitar Songs In The Hindi Movies (Music and Cinema)

The Best Of Old Hindi Songs – Rafi, Shakeel, Naushad And Dilip Kumar Together (Music and Cinema)

The Best Of ‘Yaad’ Songs (Music and Cinema)

The Best of Zindagi (Life) Songs (Music and Cinema, Life is like that)

The Best Patriotic Songs (Music and Cinema; Poems and Limericks)

The Best Phool (Flower) Songs (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Bhairavi – Part I (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Bhairavi – Part II (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Bhairavi – Part III (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Bhimpalasi – Part I (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Bhimpalasi – Part II (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Darbari Kanada – Part I (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Darbari Kanada – Part II (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Darbari Kanada – Part III (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raag Jaijaivanti (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Jhinjhoti – Part I (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Jhinjhoti – Part II (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Pilu – Part I (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Todi (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Yaman – Part I (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Yaman – Part II (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raaga Based Songs In Hindi Movies – Raaga Yaman – Part III (Music and Cinema)

The Best Raahi or Mussafir Songs (Music and Cinema)

The Best Songs Of Kaifi Azmi, A Great Lyricist And Poet (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

The Best Songs Of Kaifi Azmi, A Great Lyricist And Poet – Part II (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

The Best Songs Of Kaifi Azmi, A Great Lyricist And Poet – Part III (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

The Best Songs Of Rajendra Krishan, The Richest Lyricist (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

The Best Songs Of Rajendra Krishan, The Richest Lyricist – Part II (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

The Best Songs Of Rajendra Krishan, The Richest Lyricist – Part III (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

The Best Songs Of Rajendra Krishan, The Richest Lyricist – Part IV (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

The Best Songs Of Sahir Ludhianvi – The ‘Magician’ Lyricist And Poet – Part I (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

The Best Songs Of Sahir Ludhianvi – The ‘Magician’ Lyricist And Poet – Part II (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

The Best Songs Of Shailendra, The Lyricist Beyond Compare – Part I (Music and Cinema)

The Best Songs Of Shailendra, The Lyricist Beyond Compare – Part II (Music and Cinema)

The Great Escape (Stories)

The Great Indian Judicial Circus (Opinion; why do we have such a poor judicial system)

The Great Indian Train Journey (Humour; about Indian train journey)

The Great Wanderlust In Staff College (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia; Travel)

The Greatness Of India And Its Decline (Opinion about how far we have come from the Vedic ages)

The Humorous Sides Of War (Humour, Poems and Limericks)

The Lure Of Going On A Limb (Travel, Life is like that; what goads people to accomplish the impossible)

The Lure Of The Sea (Humour, Navy- Nostalgia)

The Magic Of The Lyrics Of Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

The Most Important Relations And Relationship(s) (Humour; Life is like that; Music and Cinema; Opinions; Philosophy)

The Most Powerful Sea-God: Fresh-Water Tankey (Humour; Navy-Nostalgia)

The Numbers Game (Opinions; about ranking system for blogs)

The Other Side Of A Fauji’s Worth (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia, Opinions)

The Virtual World (Philosophy)

The Tail Wags The Dog And How! (Humour; Navy – No One Asked Me But…; Navy – Nostalgia)

The Tail Wags The Dog And How! – Part II (Humour; Navy – No One Asked Me But…; Navy – Nostalgia)

The Unforgettable Ronnie Pereira (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia, Opinions)

The Year 2222 And Naval Wars (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia, Stories)

They Also Serve Who Are In Naval Headquarters (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

They Also Serve Who Are In Naval Headquarters! – Part II – A Great Leveller (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

They Also Serve Who Are In Naval Headquarters! – Part III – A-Block Hutments (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

They Also Serve Who Are In Naval Headquarters – Part IV – For The Love Of National Language Hindi (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

They Also Serve Who Are In Naval Headquarters! – Part V – The Urgency Of Doing Things And The NHQ Way! (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

This Patakhawali, This Bambawali, Has Nothing In Common With Deepawali (Poems and Limericks)

Three Things I’d Like To Change If I Were To Join The Armed Forces Again – Part I (Humour, Navy – No One Asked Me But…)

Time And Rainbow (Life is like that; Opinions; Philosophy)

Travel Light If You Must (Poems and Limericks)

Travel Light If You Must By Air (Humour, Travel; about airlines penchant to reduce in flight weight and charge you extra)

Trip To Shahdol And Jabalpur In Madhya Pradesh (Travel)

Tu (Poems and Limericks)

 

Unake Khayaal Dil Mein Mehmaan Ban Ke Rehte Hain (Humour; Poems and Limericks)

Urdu – A Language Of The Heart (Opinions; about my love for the Urdu language)

Undying Ripples (The Making of a Novel) – Chapter One (Stories)

 

Veeru, Water Tank And Soo-Side (Humour, Life Is Like That, Navy – Nostalgia)

Veterans’ Obsession With Medical Issues And ECHS (Humour; Life is like that: Navy – Nostalgia)

Vote-Bandi, Not Notebandi Is The Need Of The Hour (In Lighter Vein; Poems and Limericks)

Voyeurism Of An Open Letter Versus Sane Thoughts (Opinions; about an ‘Open Letter’ a blogger wrote about Delhi boys)

 

Walk Or Gym? I Like It In The Open (Life Is Like That)

Want To Start A Facebook Group? Have A Reality Check (Humour; Life is Like That; Opinions)

Waqt Gaya, Woh Bhi Gaye (Poems and Limericks)

We Are About To Get Full OROP (Homour; In Lighter Vein; Life is like that; Navy – Nostalgia)

We Are Like That Only (Humour; Opinions; about the peculiarities of being Indian)

“We Are Trying Our Level Best” (Humour; about the use of this expression)

We Indians, Never Too Far From The Humdrum Of Life (Humour, Life is Like That, Opinions)

We Take Calling On Rather Seriously (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Western Influence On Hindi Movie-Songs, Part – I (Music and Cinema)

What If Armed Forces Were To Become Non-Uniform(ed) Services? (Humour, Opinions)

What Would Life Be Without The Smart-Asses? (Humour: Navy – Nostalgia)

What’s The Contact Doing? (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia; a humorous incident of my formative years in the Indian Navy)

When On Watch You Have To Have Your Wits About (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

When The Man-Management-Bug Bites (Humour, Navy – Nostalgia)

Why Black Diwali This Year? (Opinions; Maj Gen Satbir Singh’s call after the government continued hoodwinking us about OROP)

Woh Tum Na Thi (Poems and Limericks)

Who Are The “People” Whose “Sentiments Need To Be Respected”? (Opinion about Noise during religious festivals)

Who Should Rule India? (Opinions; various classes of people are unfit to rule India)

Whose God Is It Anyway? (Philosophy; about the origin of God and Religion)

Why And How Do I Blog? (Humour; Opinions)

Why Are We Raped Again? (Opinions; after yet another terror strike in Mumbai on 13 Jul 11)

Why Do Indian Lawyers Behave Like Gods? (Opinions)

Why Do We Sometimes Cry Listening To Old Songs? (Life is like that, Music and Cinema, Poems and Limericks)

Why Hope? (Life is like that; we live on Hope)

Why Must We Love Indian Roads (Humour; about the state of roads in India)

Why Read When You Can ‘Like’? (Poem about the tendency to ‘Like’ on Facebook)

Why This Valentine Valentine Di? (Humorous Poem)

Wish List For India (Opinions; about what are the priorities for India)

Women On Top (In Lighter Vein)

Worlds Apart (Poems and Limericks)

 

Yaad Kiya Dil Ne Group Meet At Whispering Winds, Kandaghat (Music and Cinema, Travel)

You Can’t Avoid Fuelling At Sea (Humour; Navy – Nostalgia; the penchant of one of the Fleet Commanders to fuel ships at sea)

You Can’t Help Loving Them (In Lighter Vein about dogs)

“Young Child With Dreams – Dream Ev’ry Dream On Your Own” (Humour about this blog becoming two years old)

 

Zindagi Ab Bhi Hai Lekin…. (Poem in Hindi)

 

 

 

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