By Colonel VN Thapar (Colonel VN Thapar is my course mate from National Defence Academy, King Squadron. I consider it a compliment to include a write up by him on a book written by him baring the facts that led to the martyrdom of his very dear son in the Kargil battle. From my comprehension… Continue reading THE LIFE OF A KARGIL WAR HERO

Waiting for THE Vaccine

The season for testing and tracing continues in full swing. Millions are tested positive for the Corona virus and millions remain to be traced for testing. How long will this last? When can I play golf and have my lemonade in the bar, minus the ‘social distancing’ from my friends? The consensus echoes from known… Continue reading Waiting for THE Vaccine

Drawing a Mermaid!

By Serena Shameem (Sharing a lesson from Serena; she is seriously engaged in polishing her artwork in the free period during the corona-virus hiatus! Baqir Shameem)   (Serena is the younger daughter of Jafar and Tehmina Shameem and is in First Grade in Elementary School Woodmoor, Seattle)   (Norway in summer, Picture by Jafar Shameem)… Continue reading Drawing a Mermaid!


by Yameena Shameem (When she was four years old, while walking her to her nursery, she stopped suddenly, looked at me and said in disgust, “You are so big and you know nothing!” I told her that she was right! I had shown my ignorance when she had asked me to tell her the name… Continue reading Lift

Simba the Redeemer

by Eshan Shameem (The Coronavirus pandemic came as a boon to the school children! They stayed at home and remained enwrapped with the games on their mobiles or the laptops, day in and day out! When all pleadings to disengage and take recourse to actionably healthier activities failed, my grandsons were gifted Simba by their… Continue reading Simba the Redeemer

Imperator or Orator

Both the words of the title are from Latin, though one may appear to be from the English dictionary. I have attempted to identify their potency relating to the present generation of standard bearers who are walking through our lives in the present cataclysmal climate. A few examples are trotted out; which may or may… Continue reading Imperator or Orator

Ruminating Future Travels

Most of us do want to get out and see the world for various reasons, especially when we have all the time in the world, which is omnipresent on retiring from active duty. I will not withdraw and seek isolation and seclusion, was my silent resolution and it did work effectively. I enjoyed the journey… Continue reading Ruminating Future Travels