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October 2017
  1. IN A ZONE WITHOUT SMARTPHONES • link
September 2017
  1. I discovered a treasure trove! • link
June 2017
  1. A ‘Middle’ on Military Meetings • link
  2. Milestone Fifty! • link
May 2017
  1. Visit to Shangri La • link
April 2017
  1. REMEMBERING COL HARMEET DHOT, VSM • link
March 2017
  1. A Ghazal Embedded in my Thoughts • link
February 2017
  1. What Makes Kerala Distinctive? (Reformatted ) -by Joseph Thomas • link
  2. What Makes Kerala Distinctive? -by Joseph Thomas • link
  3. God’s own country : Kerala by Brig Surinder Singh • link
January 2017
  1. MY ADORABLE PARENTS by Rashmi Oberoi • link
  2. A REUNION TO REMEMBER by Brig SURINDER SINGH • link
December 2016
  1. ‘BAHURANI’ by ‘COLLS’ and ‘MANZIL’ by Prof MOHAN SINGH • link
  2. FIVE GOLDEN RULES By PROF MOHAN SINGH • link
  3. 24, THE MALL, DELHI CANTT IN 1953, AND NOW • link
November 2016
  1. ‘AN INSPECTION IN THE LAND OF THE KANCHENJUGA’ By Brig KN HARIKUMAR • link
October 2016
  1. “Bahut dinon ke baad” by Sultan Malik • link
September 2016
  1. ‘AN INDIAN ROPE TRICK IN HIGH ALTITUDES’ BY BRIG KN HARIKUMAR • link
August 2016
  1. HAJI MOHAMMED MASKIN’S PRICELESS GIFT TO THE GOLDEN TEMPLE • link
  2. AG KHAN : AN UNKNOWN POET • link
July 2016
  1. A VISIT TO ‘SIMPLY NATURAL’ DAIRY AND CREAMERY BY JOSEPH THOMAS • link
  2. MY FRIEND – “BATS” By MAHAVIR JAGDEV • link
May 2016
  1. SOME ‘COOL’ SUGGESTIONS TO BEAT THE HEAT • link
  2. AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN DAY BY Wg Cdr J THOMAS • link
  3. GENDER BIAS IN THE GOLDEN TEMPLE • link
April 2016
  1. FAQ ON SOLAR POWER GENERATION ANSWERED By Col (Dr) TS SURENDRA • link
  2. WAS Lt Gen A.A.K. NIAZI A TIGER OR A JACKAL??? • link
March 2016
  1. TAME THE SUN ON YOUR ROOFTOP • link
February 2016
  1. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RADCLIFFE LINE • link
December 2015
  1. THE CHENNAI FLOODS OF 2015 – HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF by Joseph Thomas • link
  2. VANITY • link
October 2015
  1. PICTURES IN SEARCH OF SUITABLE CAPTIONS • link
  2. Crime, trial, verdict and sentence • link
September 2015
  1. A TREASURE TROVE IN KASAULI • link
  2. REMEMBERING JAGGI BRAR by Brig SS BRAR • link
  3. VIDYA VICHAARI TAN PAROPKARI • link
August 2015
  1. DIVINE TONES OR NOTES by Sultan S Malik • link
July 2015
  1. JHUGGI DWELLERS • link
  2. ZEROES and HEROES – A short story by Surendra • link
June 2015
  1. ONE TOO MANY • link
  2. IN KASAULI, THE CHURCH CLOCK IS TICKING AGAIN! • link
  3. SEQUEL TO ‘FLOOD CONTROL IN THE VALE OF KASHMIR’ by Joseph Thomas • link
  4. ‘THE HIATUS’ a short story by TS Surendra • link
May 2015
  1. MUSINGS OF A MILITARY MAVERICK- FROM CRADLE TO COMMISSIONING • link
April 2015
  1. GEN HANUT of PH : “Fakhr-e-Hind” • link
  2. Per Capita Soldiers in India • link
March 2015
  1. ‘PHOOK’ THEORY AND ‘THE HOLY BOOK’ • link
January 2015
  1. Healing power of Holy Words • link
November 2014
  1. THE LAWRENCE SCHOOLS – By Joseph Thomas • link
  2. SIR HENRY LAWRENCE – By Joseph Thomas • link
October 2014
  1. JUSTICE CRAWLS By Rashmi Oberoi • link
September 2014
  1. FLOOD PREVENTION IN THE VALE OF KASHMIR -by Joseph Thomas • link
  2. EYES IN THE SKY BUT FEET ON THE GROUND • link
August 2014
  1. A SALUTE TO MAJOR DHYAN CHAND • link
June 2014
  1. BEYOND THE DESTINATION • link
April 2014
  1. IN SEARCH OF MY MOTHER TONGUE • link
March 2014
  1. A TRIBUTE TO KHUSHWANT SINGH BY COL SK KOHLI • link
January 2014
  1. The Sibia I Knew by Brig Surinder Singh • link
December 2013
  1. Lifeline Through the Sky – Ladakh 1962 • link
  2. DOES THE SUN RISE IN THE EAST AND SET IN WEST? • link
October 2013
  1. The QWERTY Keyboard • link
  2. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The Universe is one Family) • link
  3. RIVULETS OF JOY and RIVERS OF SORROW • link
September 2013
  1. A GLIMPSE OF OUR ROOTS • link
August 2013
  1. A TRIBUTE TO AIR COMMODORE JASJIT SINGH by J Thomas • link
July 2013
  1. TIME TO BE ASHAMED by Bani Kaur • link
June 2013
  1. A TALE OF TWO SONS • link
  2. Science Competitions for Students in the USA, by J Thomas • link
May 2013
  1. A ‘CODE OF CONDUCT’ ENUNCIATED BY PRAKARSH AND ISHA • link
  2. REMEMBERING PITAJI • link
  3. LEARNING ENGINEERING IN THE ‘BC’ ERA • link
April 2013
  1. SALVATION FROM ‘Dukkha’ and ‘Gham’ • link
March 2013
  1. FRIENDS AND FOES • link
  2. A TRIBUTE TO PROF PV INDIRESAN • link
February 2013
  1. NAIN SINGH; AN INTREPID EXPLORER • link
  2. LIFE AFTER THE DREAM COMES TRUE • link
  3. The ‘spirit’ of Mirza Ghalib • link
January 2013
  1. The Silence of the Lambs by Jaggi Oberoi • link
  2. Maanjhi jo naav duboye, use kaun bachaaye? • link
December 2012
  1. PERFECTLY IMPERFECT • link
  2. Reaching out from a wheel-chair • link
November 2012
  1. SINO-INDIAN BORDER : THE WAY FORWARD By J THOMAS • link
  2. Jaspal Bhatti ko hansaana mushkil hi nahin, namumkin tha! • link
  3. OUR MOTHER, WHOM WE CALLED “Jhaiji” • link
October 2012
  1. In the Shadow of Khushwant Singh • link
  2. Arvind Mahajan burned the candle at both ends… • link
  3. Inhi Ki Kirpa Ke Saje Hum Hain… • link
September 2012
  1. AN OLD LAMP WITH A BRIGHT FLAME • link
  2. “Many Faces of the Eve” a poem by Ritu Bhanot • link
August 2012
  1. FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BOLD • link
  2. JAGGI OBEROI ASKS : ‘QUO VADIS?’ • link
  3. JHALDIYAL FADED AWAY AS HE HAD LIVED ; WITH GRACE AND DIGNITY • link
  4. ‘Harmony Islands’ in ‘Kalepaani’ • link
  5. JAGI OBEROI’s TRYST WITH LYRICS AND MELODY • link
  6. EGO by Ritu Bhanot • link
July 2012
  1. “Moochh” Sahib • link
June 2012
  1. The Sikh Arti Video with Background Write-up • link
  2. OBITUARY : Lt Gen TRIPAT SINGH • link
  3. AN ELECTION MANIFESTO • link
  4. Death, Be Not Proud • link
  5. THE “PHOOK” THEORY • link
May 2012
  1. FON HAS A SMALL MESS BUT ITS OFFICERS HAVE LARGE HEARTS • link
  2. QAYAMAT KA DIN • link
  3. FATHOMLESS WORDS OF BABA SHAIKH FARID SET TO MUSIC BY JAGJIT SINGH • link
  4. Can Prohibitio​n Succeed in a Land Where Even the Priests Drink? • link
  5. IF THE CURRENT EVENTS ARE ANY INDICATION​, DEMOCRACY HAS NO FUTURE IN INDIA • link
  6. LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENC​ES • link
  7. The Advantages of living after 50 • link
  8. A COMMON HERITAGE • link
  9. T & D Losses • link
  10. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ‘THE KING’ AND ‘A PRIME MINISTER’ • link
  11. LONGER THAN THE LONGEST DAY • link
  12. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR GOLD, YOU WILL NOT FIND IT IN THE MEDAL! • link
  13. COMMONWEAL​TH GAMES 2010 : LOOKING THROUGH THE CRYSTAL BALL • link
  14. THE 1896 OLYMPICS WERE ANCIENT BY THE CURRENT STANDARDS! • link
  15. Na Shivale(temples), na Kalisa (Churches) na Haram) Mosques jhoote haiN • link
  16. US MILITARY GALLANTRY AWARD FOR SAVING LIVES • link
April 2012
  1. BRIG MULA SINGH VIRK HAS FADED AWAY! • link
  2. NINETY THREE EVENTFUL YEARS • link
  3. AIR CDRE MV SINGH (3008, E & K SQN ) TAKES OFF ON A FLIGHT TO THE MILKY WAY • link
  4. Lt Gen HS Banga passes away… • link
  5. TAKHTI QALAM AND DAWAAT (Paperless learning) • link
March 2012
  1. PICTURES THAT ARE WORTH A MILLION WORDS • link
  2. MAYA • link
  3. ‘IN SEARCH OF GOD’ By Bulle Shah • link
  4. BHULAAYE NAHIN BHOOL SAKTA HAI KOI • link
  5. PILAA DE OAK SE SAQI, JO HAM SE NAFRAT HAI • link
  6. SEEK YOUR COMMENTS, HELP…AND SUPPORT ! • link
  7. A LESS KNOWN COUPLET SUNG BY A LESSER KNOWN SINGER • link
  8. Tujhe Apnaya Gaya, Mujhe Dafnaya Gaya! • link
  9. GHALIB, SPIRITUALI​TY AND ‘SPIRITS’ • link
  10. Adieu, adieu kind friends adieu… • link
  11. Ye mere sapne; yahi to hain apne; mujhse juda na honge, inke ye saaye • link
  12. In praise of Sahir Ludhianvi • link
  13. NA KHUDA HI MILA NA VASAAL-E-S​ANAM • link
  14. HUI MUDDAT KI GHALIB MAR GAYA, PAR YAAD AATA HAI • link
  15. EVEN THE KING’S CHARIOT BECOMES RICKETY WHEN IT BECOMES OLD ! • link
  16. THE GLORY OF MONSOON • link
  17. December 1973 • link
  18. THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESSING THE ‘DELETE’ KEY • link
  19. STRAIGHT TALK BY BILL GATES • link
  20. THE BEAUTY OF REFLECTION​S • link
  21. DOUBLE STANDARDS OF SENIOR OFFICERS • link
  22. A TRYST WITH OUR ROOTS • link
  23. IS THE TAJ MAHAL A SYMBOL OF ETERNAL LOVE? • link
  24. TERA BAYAAN GHALIB • link
  25. MARZ BADHHTA HI GAYA JYON JYON DAWA KI… • link
  26. IF THE COPS ARE “CLEAN” THE CITY BECOMES “PRISTINE” • link
  27. BAHUT HAI MUSHQIL GIR KE SAMBHALNA.​.. • link
  28. JAI JAWAN ; JAI KISAAN ! • link
  29. Subah se shaam taq bojh dhota hua ; Apni hi laash ka khud mazaar aadmi • link
  30. LIGHTNING AT THE NDA • link
  31. MORE DEADLY THAN SUICIDE BOMBERS • link
  32. IMITATION IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY • link
  33. Electricit​y in the Golden Temple : “Guru Bhakta or Bijli Bhakta?” • link
  34. BEHIND EVERY SCAM, THERE IS AN UNPUNISHED BUREAUCRAT • link
  35. FROM STUDIO PHOTOGRAPH​S TO CINEMATOGR​APHY • link
  36. A BATTLE WITH AN INVISIBLE ENEMY • link
  37. ‘Fastocrac​y’ ; ‘fastocrat​’ and ‘fastic’ • link
  38. Youth fades away ; but friendship​s are life-long.​.. • link
February 2012
  1. A tale of two land forces: Army and Police • link
  2. Indian military: Nation owes you • link
January 2012
  1. Manohar Malgonkar and his “Bandicoot Run” • link
  2. A New Year’s Resolution for 2012 • link
October 2011
  1. A TRIBUTE TO PROF PRITI SHANKAR • link
  2. GAAGAR MEIN SAAGAR • link
  3. Jesus and the Buddha, can a person follow both? • link
  4. A BESOTTED LOVER’S DILEMMA • link