Akashganga: They also Serve, who Just Stand and Wait – XV

Behind the risk of life and limb stood the woman by his man. Running from sick quarters to banks and schools, buying groceries riding cycles or by walk, receiving and seeing off loved relatives all by themselves, while her loved man was away is a quality taken for granted and an unwritten part of the wife’s job description.…

Akashganga: Of Devas and the Dhartiputras – VII

From Scorchers to Scorpions and to Silver Streaks, it was a long journey for the Indian Air Force (IAF) aerobatic team. In 1981, it was mooted that for the Source: Akashganga: Of Devas and the Dhartiputras – VII

Akashganga:Cosmogony and Mythology of the Indian Air Force Skydiving Team(1)

A tale never told before.The saga of the birtth of Akashganga,Indian AirForce Skydiving Team.

The Indian Military: In Captivity ?

A recent article written by a respectable author got me thinking.In response, this is what I have to say...http://www.dailyo.in/politics/indian-army-indian-air-force-royal-air-force-pakistan-indian-military/story/1/12074.html As one takes time to assimilate the several issues that the writer swipes at with flourish and abandon I am overcome simultaneously with sincere anger and grudged admiration at the hurtful truths seeing the light of public…

Fauji Bank :A Rupee too Far !

Is there a case for the defence forces to start their own Bank? In a sad news today, the Syndicate Bank, which serves over sixty thousand defence pensioners, has declared a quarterly loss of 882 Crores. Their Chairman & managing director had earlier been arrested in a bribery scandal. Total loss declared by the Syndicate…

The Emperor’s new Clothes ?

General Bhupinder Singh's coming out of the closet is indeed timely. The country would like to hear how the military and its brass,thinks, in particular , about nationalism, dissent, disruptive politics and of course patriotism which is not of the "sarkari" kind. What is to be termed as defiance or much worse sedition? The General has…

‪#‎BeatingtheRetreat‬

Increasingly the role of the leadership in the Armed Forces shall come under the lens and public gaze. The opening up of the media helps it happen for good and bad reasons, together, like most things. . Importantly, the so called make-believe, colonial and mechanical understanding of the apolitical role of the military is at…