Posts Tagged ‘War’

“You’re an army kid” is a phrase anyone from a defence background is way too familiar with. And it feels as honourable as it sounds, because with the responsibility of letting your family put the country before you, comes pride. Being a fauji kid is not all about the mess, the CSD canteen, stylish Ray bans...

A lot has been written about Chhatrapati Shivaji’s battles and military successes, viz. the slaying of the giant Afzal Khan, the night raid on Shaista Khan, the defeat of Kartalab Khan in Umbarkhind and many such battles. A lot too has been written about his escape from Agra and his coronation. These are the...

It’s my lucky day. The head is found quickly. It had rolled into a ditch a few feet away, the trail of blood leaving a helpful arrow for us to follow. It could have been worse; the dogs could have gotten at it, which would have meant searching for it out in the boondocks. Or there might have been rain last night and...

A diary of the 1962 Indo-China War by veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar, as Nehru watched helplessly while China overran Indian territory

Kirthi Jayakumar, author of The Dove's Lament, on telling stories from war zones around the world.