Author Archives: Shiv Rana

About Shiv Rana

Retirement life is series of transition: from Olive Green to civvies, being woken up a buddy to fetching morning milk from the milk booth. And now trying to adjust with new-normal due to pandemic - CORONA.

Demographic Change: An Ominous Presage

Are we Listening? Internal security of a nation is considered more important than external security. For an external misadventure by any nation in this age will call for an international outcry and may even have an intervention. Therefore, it is … Continue reading

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Give Nepal NEXIT (Nepal Exit): So Be It

It is my firm belief that a newly emerging nation needs a two-party system of governance. It needs a strong leader and an equally strong opposition party to keep a strict check. Or if the country has decided on a … Continue reading

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Twisting Relations Between India and Nepal

Whatever may be the utterances of the leaders of Nepal, mainly the Prime Minister KP Oli and the Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali, the destiny of Nepal has been intertwined with India from centuries. Present-day Nepal may have been unified by … Continue reading

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Theory Of Evolution

A hypothetical conversation between a mother and genetic scientist, Vasu, is given below to explain the theory of evolution as per Hindu scriptures based on mythologies “Dashavtar” (10 Avtars of Lord Vishnu). “Mom, I am a genetic scientist. I am … Continue reading

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Soldier & Personal Weapon

A CO cannot be exposed to danger in a Bn. The CO of the Bn is injured plus two of his escorts and all have succumbed to the injuries. The question is why did this happen? Why was CO right … Continue reading

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Telemedicine Consultation For Armed Forces Personnel

Hi Folks – I came across a useful website wherein members of the Tri-services can have an audio-visual telemedicine consultation. One needs to “Register” and the website will guide one through the process till one gets token for an appointment … Continue reading

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205th Raising Day Celebrated Like No Other

Five years ago I Was at Mamun Cantt, Pathankot, to celebrate the bicentenary of 1/1 Gorkha Rifles on 24th April 2015. Over 1000 people of all ages, from all ranks, had come from as far as England and remote corners … Continue reading

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A Hill Called *Melrose*

Prologue In combat operations, it is generally not possible to find an objective with a proper noun. Therefore, world armies create their own names to identify their objectives for any operation to easy understanding assimilation by all troops involved in … Continue reading

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Anaconda Train

In the din of COVID 19 and the competition of मैं भी expert in the TV Channels, important news of Anaconda train run by the Indian Railways was never heard nor was it ever seen in the TV. But when … Continue reading

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Grey Mule – A War Veteran of 1st WW

A true story of a war veteran mule Animal transport was an integral part of the Sapper warfare. The story of the ‘Grey Mule’, revered as the most travelled mule in the world, enjoys a legendary status in the lore … Continue reading

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