Category: Married to the Olive Green

Of Coffee and a Windowless Kitchen

If we were having coffee, I would welcome you to this beautiful place which is the epitome of natural beauty and divinity. I would then pull up a chair on the lawn that overlooks the pristine hills. I’d ask you how you are and patiently listen to what you’ve got …

The Zealous #AtoZChallenge

Talk about Army and the first thing that comes to my mind is Passion, the Zeal. Other synonyms would include courage, vigour, love, diligence, spirit, brotherhood, ethos, comraderie, respect, friendship, warmth..oh, the list goes on. The time has come to put a rest to this amazing #AtoZChallenge! Whoa! What a …

Yeh Jo Des He Mera #AtoZChallenge

I am an emotional being. I get goosebumps when our National Anthem is played- be it in a movie theatre, or when our Flag is hoisted on special occasions, or when we sing at the end of our class, or even when our cricketers line up before the match. There …

Yeh Jo Des He Mera #AtoZChallenge

I am an emotional being. I get goosebumps when our National Anthem is played- be it in a movie theatre, or when our Flag is hoisted on special occasions, or when we sing at the end of our class, or even when our cricketers line up before the match. There …

The X-factor: Army Wives #AtoZChallenge

The Officers in the Armed Forces can be associated with the terms dynamic, disciplined, prim and proper, smart, chivalry, charismatic, energetic..oh, the list seems endless! Then, what about us- the Armed Forces Wives? Do you think it is easy for us? As if everything is given to us wrapped in …

Welcome Prank #AtoZChallenge

So, you have seen the photograph from yesterday! That was how I was ‘welcomed’ to his Unit/Regiment. We landed at the Pathankot Army Base at six on that freezing and cold March morning. One clue? One warning? No, he didn’t give me any! Instead of blabbering about the regiment, things …

The Voila Moment #AtoZChallenge

For any Armed Forces wife, there would be that one voila moment in their lives! It could be when your darling soldier takes you to the Border, or on a tank, a military aircraft, a helicopter and so on. May be these would happen in my life too, at some point. …

The Uniform #AtoZChallenge

Men in Uniform- that itself is charm! The 10-yr old me, who sat behind Dad’s gypsy, seeing him saluting the officers and subordinates, made me make up my mind. Yes, the admiration started then! And when Dad asked me who I wanted to marry, I said, “An Army Officer”- hands down! Was …

That Inaugural Tussle #AtoZChallenge

“Shalu, I got my posting order. It is to Kupwara”. “Kupwara? Where is it?” “J&K” “What? Would you be allowed to take me too?” “Do you want to come along?” “Of course, what question is that!” “What about your job?” Now, that silences any army wife with a decent enough …

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