Author Archives: Shiv Rana

About Shiv Rana

A veteran of the Indian Army.

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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Nepal on Road to stability : As I See It

The latest election results have presented something close to what I had been advocating; that Nepal needs a two party system of democracy. (Please read my old posts, Part 1 & Part 2) The reason I had advocated this was … Continue reading

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Coincidence : Can it Happen?

Is it really a coincidence or just my belief? My belief that number (figure) 1 has got something to do with me. I am the eldest son of my parents. I was commissioned in 1st Gorkha Rifles and at that … Continue reading

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Army Courses

Prologue All officers who join the army have to do many professional courses in their career which continues even if one becomes general officer. It is a myth that there would be no studies required once you join the army. … Continue reading

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My Love for Computers

This is the story of my love affair with the computers. It started some time in mid eighties when the machines were just making an inroad in the country. I used to read about them and was fascinated. I wished … Continue reading

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