Indo-Pak War – As A Child Remembers It



Also published in The New Indian Express – Bangaluru on 29.9.2015 under the title ‘Days of innocence in the time of war’

Fifty years is not a short period of time. From a 12 year young gal, I have turned into a 62 years old hag. But the memories of those summer days that made the young mind wonder what was happening around us and why there had been so many changes made in our daily routine, are still so fresh.

The Indo-Pak War of 1965 war was the second that I had witnessed, after Sino-Indian War of 1962. As the centre of this war was Kashmir and Punjab, we at Chandigarh were not far off from the arena. Besides ground battle, Aerial Warfare too was a part of it, and that was what had us vulnerable to the perils of warfare. Read More…

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31st of March

Marigolds 2

Come 31st of March; and I go down the memory lane. The intoxicating fragrance of the marigolds fills each pore of my being. A day of anxiety, anticipation, excitement and a little trepidation, it wove a labyrinth of dreams and nightmares. The previous night would be  spent rolling in the bed, waiting for the first light of the day to usher in the grand finale! Read More…

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The Sleep-Walker

Have you ever come across a sleep-walker? (I won’t use the term somnambulist, because its definition scares me!) No? Nor have I. But when I was very small, my two elder sisters used to tell me that I was one; though I could never believe them. How could I walk while I was asleep? But every second day, they would tease me and tell detailed stories of what I did the previous night. And I could get somewhat convinced only when my mother would corroborate what they were saying. (All guffawing, of course) I used to feel that they had all ganged up to embarrass me!

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