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About Colonel Narinder Singh Malhan

Colonel Narinder Singh Malhan was commissioned on 13 Dec 1980 from Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun. On having served for thirty six years in Indian Army, he loves to share his experiences through his writings. In his opinion, every life has a lot to unfold. Each life is unique and is an historical document with its own identity. He strongly feels, real discovery is through introspection by looking back in own time. He believes, sharing own experiences are like revisiting life's milestones with more intensity. He thoroughly enjoyed his journey in uniform.

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It often makes me think,
What has been my destination?
Answer, yet to find in my journey,
Where I am to reach?
Milestones, I don’t know what they meant to me,
When I look back, it appears hazy and unexciting,
Journey traversed so far looks routine,
Who set my milestones in my journey?
Answer to that even looks misadventure,
When I look back, my school days don’t look that far,
Date of commissioning almost four decades back,
But looks so fresh in memory lane,
The places travelled so far and after every two years,
Makes list so long,
And make me miss some stations in my effort,
My college even reminds me of my journey,
I was there yesterday, it gives the feeling,
How fast it flew,
Number of years past alone reminds bell of count,
First place of posting, clearly I remember,
It was fear and thrill mixed together,
Star on each shoulder, a great feeling I had,
Quite often I looked at my shoulders,
That reminded me of my transition,
I still remember my first salary,
Those thousand rupees, when I got first time,
It was a feeling apart…

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