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Writing by Vikram Karve from Pune India

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Humor in Uniform – How to “Shanghai” and “Ship”karve

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:39:57 +0000

PROLOGUE In Nautical Parlance “Shanghai” means to enroll or obtain (a sailor) for the crew of a ship by unscrupulous means, as by force or the use of liquor or drugs. The practice of Shanghaiing dates back to the 1800s and the age of sailing ships.  Ships needed crews – but working conditions on ships were […](image)

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Matrimonial Musings – The “Business” of “Marriage”karve

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:53:10 +0000

The “Business” of “Marriage” Matrimonial Musings – A Story By Vikram Karve   Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: THE “BUSINESS” OF “MARRIAGE” PART 1 Visit to the Marriage Bureau  Pune  Circa: 1980 More than 37 years ago – in the year 1980 – I went to a “Marriage Bureau” in Pune. […](image)

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Philosophical Ruminations of a Veteran – Am I Ready for “Departure”…?karve

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:37:07 +0000

During my days in the Navy (the Military Navy) – which is considered to be a “dangerous” profession – I never had thoughts of “death”. And now – in the relative “safety” of retirement – thoughts of “death” sometimes come to my mind. Quite ironic – isn’t it…? And – during those moments when I think of death – I ask myself: “Am I Ready for “Departure”…?”  Read on… AM […](image)

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Twice “Bitten” – Never Shy : A Passionate “Romance” Storykarve

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:00:31 +0000

Today – let me delve deep into my creative writing archives and pull out a rather ribald and pasionate “romance” story for you to enjoy – and to have a hearty laugh. It is just a fictional yarn – humorous satire – a spoof – no offence meant to anybody – so please take it with a pinch of salt. So – Dear Reader – before you […](image)

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Humor in Uniform – “Calling On”karve

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:54:43 +0000

SERVICE SOCIAL ETIQUETTE – TYPES OF “CALLS” In the Navy (and probably in the Army and Air Force as well) – there exists a custom of “calling on” – a custom which every officer is expected to observe. There are three types of “calls”: Official Calls Social Calls Bouncing Official Calls are made by newly reporting […](image)

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The “Headhunter”karve

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:01:35 +0000

THE MYSTERIOUS WOMAN WHO “HEADHUNTED” ME  Fiction Short Story By Vikram Karve  Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: THE INTERVIEW “Well – the professional part of the interview is over…” the CEO said to me, “now we will hand you over to Ms. Nina who will ask you […](image)

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Will Increasing Pay Reduce Corruption…?karve

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:10:01 +0000

Does Increasing Salaries Reduce Corruption…?  Sometime ago – on TV – I saw a politician justifying a huge salary hike for politicians. He gave the justification that giving high salaries will reduce corruption and make politicians honest. Do you believe that increasing salaries of politicians will make them honest…? A similar argument is made for government employees as well. It […](image)

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Navy Superstition – Sailors Don’t “Clink” Glasseskarve

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:30:43 +0000

NAVY SUPERSTITION – WHY SAILORS NEVER “CLINK” GLASSES Navy Customs and Traditions By Vikram Karve  Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: At the start of a party or drinking session – Civilians or “Pongos” may “clink” their glasses and say “Cheers” – and then start drinking…!!! But – you may notice that a Naval Officer does not “clink” his […](image)

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“New Age” Military Wiveskarve

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 18:10:20 +0000

A few years ago – I wrote two Fictional Spoofs  –  “Humor in Uniform” stories called: Military Performance Appraisal Made Simple  (URL: ) How to Write Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs) ( URL: ) Many Readers (especially Military Wives) appreciated Part 2 of this Fictional Story which described how an Officer’s ACR was ruined since he had an “over-smart” wife. This […](image)

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The Soldier’s Last “Battle” – A Storykarve

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 16:12:21 +0000

Here is a story I wrote more than 5 years ago – in 2012. The Story was titled: “The Pen is Mightier than the Sword”  Is the story still relevant today…? Dear Reader – You tell me… THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD Short Fiction – A Spoof By Vikram Karve  Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative […](image)

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