Author Archives: Shiv Rana

About Shiv Rana

A veteran of the Indian Army.

AFSPA, Judicial Activism and National Security

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कौरव कौन

अटल जी की एक कविता   अटल जी ने हमेशा जीवन की चुनौतियों का आगे बढ़कर सामना किया। अपने राजनीतिक जीवन में कविताओं से लोगों का मन मोहने वाले अटल जी की कुछ कविताएं तो समय की सबसे अच्छी परिभाषा … Continue reading

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ज़िंदगी

आहिस्ता चल ज़िंदगी, अभी कई क़र्ज़ चुकाना बाकी है, कुछ दर्द मिटाना बाकी है, कुछ फ़र्ज़ निभाना बाकी है I रफ़्तार में तेरे चलने से कुछ रूठ गये, कुछ छूट गये, रूठों को मानना बाकी है, रोतों को हसाना बाकी … Continue reading

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My Life

What a pleasure to reminisce God given 3 score & 11 summers & winters, in the company of family and friends, in the civvies and in Olive Green. When I look back and anamnesis I feel it was just yesterday; … Continue reading

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Whither Sparrow?

(On the World Sparrow Day: 20th Mar) Today in the newspaper (Times of India, Delhi edition, page 2) I read that 20th of Mar each year is being celebrated as World Sparrow Day. I admit, I was not aware. News … Continue reading

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The Valley of Seventies

by Col Shiv Om Rana I enter the valley of seventies. Beautiful swirling nimbus cloud grey and silver at the far end making an artists brush go around. The valley spread far and wide, with colourful flowers and clear stream … Continue reading

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My Night of Dream

Prelude I liked a Nepali poem by Chandi Raj Dahal of Kathmandu, Nepal. I thought to translate it and share it with the world. I hope I have done justice to the translation. (Nepali poem is also given below the … Continue reading

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You Didn’t Come Yaar

I met a very old friend yesterday in one of the malls here in Delhi. He said, as he would always say when we met, “Come over friend. We live in the same city”. I was fed up of his … Continue reading

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Welcome 2018

It is officially 2018 now as I write. I hope the New Year brings peace and understanding in the world. Communalism is pushed back to the deepest hell. “Sadbhawana (सदभावना)”, as the army calls it, that is mutual respect to … Continue reading

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The Year That Was : 2017

Let me go back in time to recall certain important events (as I saw them and in my opinion) during the year before I say adieu to 2017 and open my arms to welcome the new year 2018. the year … Continue reading

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