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Flashback – Of Orderlies, Uniform Ironing and Shoe Shining…

I am always fascinated by the discipline of the armed forces and the elaborate customs like the rank distinction, formal dressing, dining, partying, and numerous other social traditions, that distinguish the ‘fauji’ families from the civilian population they protect. Continue reading

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Beating the Retreat and the Unorthodox Display…

There were a few changes in both the ceremonies, some appreciated, some not. I loved everything in its entirety, except the Doordarshan coverage and will talk about each subsequently. Continue reading

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Flashback – Significance of Diwali…

We would also fill the balconies of the rooms, looking out on the street, with candles. The stairs, the entrances to each room, and the elevated corner outside the kitchen, would all be filled with lighted candles. Continue reading

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Define Love Again…

He never forgot to bring a bag of chocolates in exchange for those countless tumblers of tea that I made for him on each visit. Continue reading

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