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How to improve your public speaking (for GD, Lecture & PPDT)


Blessed is the one who has got the gift of the gab because he can talk his way out of most of his troubles. Where else can the above lines … Continue reading

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How to face Interviewing Officer(IO) – SSB Interview techniques – revealed!


SSB INTERVIEW 1. Purpose To choose few from many To choose right person for right job, not the best person for job Existing from time immemorial Changed from arbitrary to … Continue reading

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OTA Chennai Passing Out Parade(POP) 13 Sep 2014


CHENNAI  (13 SEP 2014) : The SSC-98 and SSC(W)-12 Course comprising of as many as 204 men and 42 lady cadets marched onto the Parameshwaran drill square on the Officers Training Academy … Continue reading

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How I cleared SSB interview and you can too! – the easy way.


Its very hard to pin point the qualities or the reason because of which one clears the SSB. All credit goes to the wonderful process of SSB, which is designed … Continue reading

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What all medical tests you have to go through after clearing SSB?


MEDICAL  EXAMINATION Candidate, those who clear ssb are asked to stay back at ssb centre for 5 more days for their medical examination.  Medical is conducted in this order over next … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

Word Association Test(WAT) for SSB…


Word Association Test: How to go about it – 1) Write short and simple sentences. 2) Don’t give second thought, once the word is flashed. If you try to think … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

Situation Reaction Tests(SRT) for SSB..


Situation Reaction Test: How to go about it – 1) Be sensible, write practical situation. 2) Show action happening, explain. 3) Do not act like a superhero. 4) Do not … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

10 startup lessons I learned in the Indian Military Academy(IMA)


2013 is a very special year for me. It marks the 10th anniversary of a dream I lost, a dream to serve my country in the best possible way. I … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

A conversation between a Soldier and Software Engineer in Shatabdhi Train – An interesting and a must read Article!


Vivek Pradhan was not a happy man. Even the plush comfort of the air-conditioned compartment of the Shatabdhi express could not cool his frayed nerves. He was the Project Manager … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Officer’s Training Academy Revisited – Major Anita!


I remember clearly the date was 30 Oct 2005. It was the first time I was going to travel in a plane. But it was not just my first plane … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Oh India…. Why do I still serve you? (..Must read..)


A beautiful poem on the frustration of an Indian soldier. Why do I still serve you? How you play with us, did you ever see? At seven, I had decided what … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

25 Things that only an Army Girlfriend can relate to!


Queen Elizabeth said, If you love an Army Officer, raise your glass.. And if an Army officer loves you.. Raise your head and walk like a Queen! A civilian dating an army officer is whole … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

A typical day in life of a Gentlemen Cadet(Techo) in IMA


Few days after entering the Indian Military Academy a Gentlemen cadet is full of sleep and develops the skills to sleep even while standing. Being a UESS entry, a gentlemen … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

What you should and shouldn’t carry to a military academy?


If you are reading this post then I’m sure that either out of curiosity or you have been selected to join one of the prestigious military academy like IMA, OTA … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

From the eyes of a Brat…


Long back when I was three I met a monster covered in green. Green his cap, green his dress Green his car resembling my hot wheels set. He stayed with … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

An infantry soldier…


I am a Soldier And this is my story I live by three Rules; Valor, Gut and Glory. Just out from school; I was young, vibrant and determined. I had … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Hero in Olive Green


It’s a beautiful blue moon night, All alone i lay tonight. As I cuddle up myself and fall asleep, I wish for a Hero in Olive Green. The special train … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

I got recommended in 2nd Attempt – SSB Experience from Rejection board


Hello friends, I have decided to share my experience at SSB Allahabad. The Services Selection Board, Allahabad has popularly been called as the Rejection board due to the low selection … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 7 Comments

Cradle to grave…


Marriage is every girls dream, Yet its not as it seems. Knots we tie, With promises to stay by each others side. 11 Minutes to be precise, That pleasure was … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to clear “Screening Test” in SSB interview?


It’s a test for basic intelligence and IQ, generally done on the first day of SSB. It comprises of two parts: 1. Written test – It is conducted in two … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 41 Comments

If an officer is asking it must be important


A group of soldiers trained in a large field on Fort Benning, Georgia. It was the end of a blazing hot day. The sweat-soaked men were exhausted. They were sitting … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

25 things only defence services kids can relate to


You are a pure breed defence services kid if – You were born in a Military Hospital.

July 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Legacy of a soldier – true!


He clutched his gun with fear in his heart, Not knowing what to expect; Trying to recall through clouded thought, What his squad commander had said.

July 3, 2014 · 9 Comments

Bitcoin for dummies


Journey from Barter system to Bitcoin – There has been much talk about Bitcoin within libertarian and economic circles. Its becoming a buzzword, but like all new systems that break … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

How I cleared SSB interview and you can too! – the easy way – Part 2


(continued from – Part I..) c) Situation Reaction Test(SRT) – 1) Be sensible, write practical situation. 2) Show action happening, explain. 3) Do not act like a superhero. 4) Do … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 58 Comments

Veterans’ Blogs Offer a Glimpse into Life on the Front Lines


Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
Last week was the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the start of the Allied landing in Normandy, France, that contributed to the end of World…

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Indian Military Academy(IMA) Passing Out Parade 14 June 2014


DEHRADUN: On a bright Saturday morning, 700 gentlemen cadets, decked in army uniforms, marched with discipline and perfect synchronization on the grounds of Indian Military Academy (IMA) to get commissioned … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 9 Comments

A Gentleman’s Guide To Rape Culture


If you are a man, you are part of rape culture. I know … that sounds rough. You’re not a rapist, necessarily. But you do perpetuate the attitudes and behaviors … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

My brother – Capt.Vikram Batra (PVC)!


It’s been ten years. A lot has changed. And a lot has remained the same. I have much more grey in my hair. Vikram is as youthful as ever. Time … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Smile: Our New Emoticons Have Arrived!


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Fan of smileys? :) We are. That’s why we just redesigned them to be cleaner, simpler, bigger, more expressive, and modern. ;) :D These…

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

OTA Chennai Passing Out Parade 15 March 2014


CHENNAI  (15 MAR 2014) : The SSC-97 and SSC(W)-11 Course comprising of as many as 261 officer cadets including 194 gentlemen cadets, 62 lady cadets and 05 foreign gentlemen cadets (four … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · 15 Comments
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