Humor in Uniform

A Hockey Tournament. 1. After having completed my staff assignment in a brigade somewhere in western sector of the Indian Army, I was posted to a Signal Regiment. Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) qualified officers with symbol of psc, especially in a Signal Regiment are rare in number and since I was of this variety, the…

13 Highly Useful Skills You Can Learn in a Minute

Originally posted on TIME:
Everyone loves a good life hack, especially if it’s super quick to pick up. While one minute may not seem like a lot of time to master a useful skill, you’d be surprised just how much you can actually accomplish in 60 seconds or less. With the help of a Quora…

Financial Prudence

Financial prudence lies in balancing one’s income and expenditure. It is a simple truth. A disciplined and steadfast financial approach with stress on savings is the most practical way of improving your financial health. Most of us are not born with a silver spoon in their mouth and therefore have to work hard to create…

Facebook : A Boon or Evil!

On Facebook.  When Mark Elliot Zuckerberg explored the idea of setting up a social network from the dormitory of Harvard University along with couple of his friends, he would not have realised the kind of ‘Giant’ that he was going to create. To begin with he created a web page and placed pictures of some…

A Balance in Life

A Balanced  living in the Materialistic World. Today’s fast paced life is like a rat race. A race without end with ever shifting goal posts. A very few devote time for their immediate family and most of us have no calendar for our extended family. There are work pressures, peer influences, competition for materialistic possessions…

Thieving with Principles

 Thieving with Principles. Once Baba Nanak (First Sikh Guru) met one person and asked him as to what his profession was. The person replied that he was a thief. Guru Ji advised him to quit thieving. The person replied that he knows only this profession and nothing else as it had been passed down to…

Positive Affirmations

Originally posted on Improve Your Life:
Nectar of Life (Meditation) “ਅਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਾਮ ਨਿਧਾਨ ਹੈ ਮਿਲ ਪਿਯੋ ਭਾਈ, ਜਿਸ ਸਿਮਰਥ ਸੁਖ ਪਾਈਐ ਸਭ ਤਹਿਖਾ ਬੁਝਾਈ “ ” Amrit naam nidhan hai, mil peevahu bhaaee , Jis simrath such paaeeai sabh thikhaa bhjhaaee” (Page 318, Shri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS, written by Guru Arjan Dev) A verse…

Of Songs and Gazals

Practical view of Life. Some of the old Bollywood Hindi songs touched on  various aspects of life. Not only these songs were melodious, but also carried very deep meaning. One such song sung by late Mohammad Rafi runs as under. ” Na main Bhagwan hoon, na main Shaitaan hoon, Duniya Jo chaahe samjhe main to…

Humor in Uniform

Art of Sleeping during Training Long time ago, 46 years to be precise, I had joined National Defence Academy ( NDA, Pune, India) for being trained to become a commissioned officer into the Indian Army. NDA is a joint-services training institute where cadets undergo three years of rigorous military training. These cadets then go on to…

Staying Organised

Staying Organised I have seen many disorganised people and their disorganised style of functioning and I could say that they were in a total mess. I have seen such people literally fumbling and confused if they were to find anything in their home. I have seen guys miss out on their various payments like house…

Karmic Justice

Reward and Punishment Sometimes even good and well-meaning people get into trouble, where as evil, mean and crooked persons get rewarded. Such a Karmic effect is difficult to explain. Reminds me one of the stories of Guru Nanak, a great Sikh saint: it runs like this. There were two persons having shops  in a small…

A Gentle Person

A Gentle Person A gentle person takes care not to hurt other’s feelings by his/her talk, action or body language. Ensures that his/her display of knowledge does not create feeling of inferiority complex in others. A ever smiling personality who is polite, cultured, calm and ever willing to extend his/her hand for those in need….