Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

On Jan 16th, the day we were leaving from Thiruvananthapuram, we went to the Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. It’s very close to the Padmanabhaswamy temple. I think if we were to draw a square with the Padmanabhaswamy temple in the centre, it would be one end of the square. Viju, my school friend insisted that we … Read more

Lakshadeepam – A Fauji to the rescue !

As some of you might have noticed, to celebrate my turning 50, I have been trying to do different things that I don’t normally do. Krishnan and I hardly visit temples, but I wanted to visit temples just to experience the energy there. The first time I heard of the “Lakshadeepam” was when Mr. Venkatesh … Read more

The Soldier and The Politician

Today while browsing FB, I saw this post from my friend Neeti. Its a letter from Malvika Lamba, an army wife and it brings out the stark difference between the world of a soldier and that of a politician. It reminded me of something that happened earlier. A couple of weeks back, an important minister … Read more

A different point of view – invaluable !!

This incident from 1947 is making the rounds on WhatsApp and it shows the value of different points of view. Soon after getting freedom from British rule in 1947, the de-facto prime minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru called a meeting of senior Army Officers to select the first General of the Indian army. Nehru proposed, … Read more

When the cat was away, the mice played … Foul

Breaking news – Our great country is run by the unelected Babu .. Did you know that ? If you did you are smart and well informed and may just survive in this jungle. I didn’t know that for a long time. I was naive and thought the elected babus were running our country, not … Read more

The abominable snowman got kissed by a 3-ton army brat !

Yesterday we were driving from Kalpa to Shimla. The route is scenic but the 40 Kms after Reckong Peo are pure unadulterated road hell. There are no roads… It’s just gravel and mud and an extra 20 kms courtesy the River Sutlej over-running a portion of NH-22. You basically climb a hill on a single … Read more