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Writing by Vikram Karve from Pune India



Last Build Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:42:08 +0000

 



The Story of My Navy Beardkarve

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:40:34 +0000

Last month – in December 2017 – I visited my professional alma mater INS Valsura Jamnagar for the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the Stone Frigate.  There – while walking around the Quarterdeck (Parade Ground) – and looking at the Captain’s Office nearby – I remembered this story…  THE STORY OF MY NAVY BEARD  “What if…?” “What if – I hadn’t […]


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Humor – The Queer “Married Bachelor”karve

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:49:09 +0000

If you go to a Defence Officers’ Mess (or a Navy Wardroom) – you will find two types of “single” officers living/dining in the Mess: Unmarried Bachelors  Married Bachelors  Unmarried Bachelors comprise officers who have never married – or officers who are divorced/widowed. “Married Bachelors” are of two types: “Permanent” Married Bachelors  “Permanent” Married Bachelors comprise “in living” officers who are married – but are […]


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Meet the people in NZ’s most isolated townkarve

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:58:33 +0000

Check out this story from the NZ Herald 👇 http://nzh.tw/11958664 👆  Most Isolated and Unspoiled Town in New Zealand – this town has no mobile cell-phone connetivity even today 


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“Kiwi-Dream” – Story of the “Kiwi-Indian” Girlkarve

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:28:32 +0000

“Hello Uncle…” the girl said.  I recognized her at once. She was the girl who we had nicknamed “Spoiled Brat”. “Did you recognize me…? I stayed at your place in Mumbai…” she said. “Of course – I recognized you…” I said, “It is so nice to see you after so many years – and that too […]


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Do You Want to Migrate for a “Better Life”…?karve

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:10:12 +0000

Whenever I ask Indian origin NRI’s/PIO’s who have migrated abroad: “Why did you migrate away from India to a new country…?”  the “migrants” always say:  “We migrated for a “Better Life”…” I did not exactly understand what they really meant by “Better Life”. During my two visits to New Zealand in 2015/2016 – I met a few “Kiwi Indians” who […]


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Army Day Reading – My Favourite War Novel – “All Quiet on the Western Front”karve

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:55:48 +0000

Yesterday – I saw a movie called THE POST This movie (The Post) depicts the true story of the journalists who published the Pentagon Papers – classified documents regarding undisclosed information about the involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War. The Pentagon Papers exposed how warmongering politicians systematically lied to the public about […]


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Musings on Army Day – Élan and OLQ (Officer Like Qualities)karve

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:10:17 +0000

ARMY DAY MUSINGS  ÉLAN and “OFFICER LIKE QUALITIES” (OLQ)   Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2018/01/army-day-musings-olq-officer-like.html India has had 30 Army Chiefs since Independence (4 C-in-C + 26 COAS) (General Rajendrasinhji held both posts) Of these, two outstanding and inimitable Chiefs Field Marshal S.F.H.J. (Sam) Manekshaw and General K Sundarji  have made a special mark and have achieved “unforgettable” […]


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Pentagon Papers – American Debacle in Vietnam karve

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:07:29 +0000

Today – I saw a superb Movie called THE POST – and – this evoked in me a curiosity about THE PENTAGON PAPERS – the theme of the movie 👇  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagon_Papers  Click link above to read about THE PENTAGON PAPERS ☝


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“Glad Eye” and “Nubile Nymph” – A Romancekarve

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:28:39 +0000

One of my favourite readers used the term “Glad Eye” while commenting on one of my stories.  This reminded me of this hilarious romantic story from my Navy Days… Story of a “ROVING EYE” (“GLAD EYE”) and a “NUBILE NYMPH”  Disclaimer: Dear Reader – before you start reading this story – please make sure that your sense of humor is […]


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Humor : An Officer Never Gets Drunk – He Only Feels “Nice”karve

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 10:53:31 +0000

“Booze OLQ”  There is a Navy Saying:  Officers are never late – they only get delayed Officers are never drunk – they only feel nice  This “Old Navy” Wisdom implies that only sailors are “late” for duties – but – officers have the privilege of coming at their pleasure. More importantly – this Navy “Dictum” postulates that only sailors get drunk – but – Officers Never Get Drunk – they only Feel “Nice”. Yes: […]


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