Author Archives: Shiv Rana

About Shiv Rana

A veteran of the Indian Army.

The Plight Of Sylheti Hindus In India: The Tragedy Nobody Talks About

By Titash Bhattacharya 24th January, 2020 The completion of 30 years since the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley was observed recently through various events and commemorations. Many expressed their solidarity with the victims on social media as … Continue reading

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The Smile Virus 

……….. (Author Unknown) Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu, When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too. I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin When he smiled I realized I’d passed it … Continue reading

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2020 A New Decade

Aha! It’s the new day of the New Year and the new Decade! Welcome, 2020!!! I welcome it wholeheartedly. I hope the new year brings in lots of positivity all around me. My joints and bones give me support to … Continue reading

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Maha Drama & Ennui

Maha Drama & Ennui Rhapsodic joy of the BJP at 8.00 AM last Saturday morning turned into raspy voiced Press conference of Devendra Fadnavis at 3.30 PM today after barely 78 hours. Swearing-in and resignation of Chief Ministers in a … Continue reading

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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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