Author Archives: Shiv Rana

About Shiv Rana

A veteran of the Indian Army.

Old Memories

I was writing about my old Bn 1/1 GR (pronounced one one GR) and needed some old photographs. While looking for them I found two photographs of our 2/Lt days with friend Tej Kaul (12 Kumaon). After commissioning we both … Continue reading

Posted in My years in Olive Green popularly kmown as OG | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Absurdities of Present Day News

I had been thinking for sometime about the growing number of ridiculous, inane, and otherwise nonsensical absurdities that fill the daily TV news channels and print or electronic media. Wondering if it was just me. I think we started to … Continue reading

Posted in National Concerns | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s the difference between pleasure and happiness?

Pleasure means something I want because it feels good at the time, so I want more, until that ‘want’ becomes a ‘need’. Happiness means contentment. You feel good and are satisfied. You don’t want or need to buy anything. It … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

नींद और मौत में क्या फर्क है…?

किसी ने क्या खूबसूरत जवाब दिया है…. “नींद आधी मौत है” और “मौत मुकम्मल नींद है” जिंदगी तो अपने ही तरीके से चलती है…. औरों के सहारे तो जनाज़े उठा करते हैं। सुबहे होती है , शाम होती है उम्र … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment

LETTER TO DURBAR

(A post received in my Whatsapp. Found a special piece of history interesting and thought to share with my readers.) Sam & Turk Brigadier John Randle’s personal reminiscences of Second World War in Burma in Durbar issue of Summer 2016 … Continue reading

Posted in My years in Olive Green popularly kmown as OG | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Quit

by John Greenleaf Whittier When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Making of Gorkhaland: BJP’s Dilemma

BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party) promised to GJM (Gorkha Janmukti morcha) in 2013 to create a separate state of Gorkhaland and included the same in the BJP Manifesto. Therefore GJM promised to support BJP candidate, SS Ahluwalia, in the Lok Sabha … Continue reading

Posted in Demand for Gorkhaland | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GorkhaLand:Now or Never

#MakeGorkhalandaReality #NowOrNever #GorkhaSolidarityJindabad #GorkhasofUttarakhandSupportGorkhaland Solidarity March in Dehradun for creation of Gorkhalnd Gorkhas of Dehradun took out a solidarity march through the roads and bye lanes of Dehradun on 25 Jun 2017 in support of Gorkhaland with due permission from … Continue reading

Posted in Demand for Gorkhaland, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gorkhaland: Now or Never

#MakeGorkhaLandaReality #Now OrNever #BJPpromiseIn2013Election Manifesto I saw Anubha Bhonsle’s programme “CRUX” in which Swaraj Thapa says that Gorkhaland is not a possibility before 2019 because BJP or NDA do not have majority in Rajya Sabha (Upper House of the Parliament). … Continue reading

Posted in Demand for Gorkhaland | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Yet another thought. #MakeGorkhalandaReality This is the time when there must be unity in all sections of Gorkhas. It is time to forget जात पात & any थर etc. We need to project ourselves as one big family and that … Continue reading

Posted in Demand for Gorkhaland | Leave a comment