- A pair of denim shorts (denims are so in these season)
- A black LBD (it never goes out of style)
- A dress flaunting sports luxe (sporty has taken the front seat of fashion this year)
- A pair of ripped jeans (the coolest thing right now)
- A cropped top (The 80’s retro are back with a bang and I am loving it)
A Curious Army Wifeby Anamika Nandedkar
My first, My favourite! When I said ‘yes’ to the Soldier, Anamika’s blog was the first one that cropped up when I searched ‘Indian Army Wife Life’ on Google and I have been hooked ever since. She provides an honest and hilarious take on life in the Army and if you are an alien, outsider, independent tomboyish girl who is looking to enter this weird, elegant, fun world, then you should bookmark her blog RIGHT NOW!
Aditi’s Monologue by Aditi Mathur Kumar
If you finally do decide to marry your man in uniform, Aditi’s book ‘Soldier & Spice‘ should be your bible! Though it is a fictionalized account based on individual experiences, be sure that you are going to come across one or more of those funny/sour/bitter-sweet instances in your real life. A famous author and a travel writer, her blog continue to serve the delicious appetizers on the insides of the Army Life while she hops from one remarkable book to another.
Girl and World by Swapnil Pandey
Swapnil is the rising star of the blogging world, given that her magnificent blog that covers everything from positive living, travel, fashion and food to of course, the nitty gritty of Army Life. If you could read just one article in your life about being a military spouse, I would recommend her beautiful article on ‘Army life pressures and how to deal with it‘. She is on her way to becoming a published author (yay!) but it is her blog that is a must-read if you want to keep up to date with everything interesting that’s happening around us.
Home-Spun-Around by Maryam Hasan Ahmad
Maryam is an extremely talented illustrator, artist, mother of two boys and a true-blue Army Wife. Her blog is a melting pot of her artistic creations, yummy recipes, home decor inspirations, party ideas and Olive adventures. For those of you who wonder about the virtues of an Army wife, Maryam delivers the message simply and strongly in this post. Follow her adventures on the blog regularly and you will never leave disappointed.
Kohl Eyed Me by Shalini Nair
I have come across Shalini’s blog just recently and I am amazed by her wonderful blog. Shalini authors not just one but TWO blogs, the other being ‘Something‘s Cooking‘. If you want some new fun recipes, latest product reviews or go on travel adventures, Shalini’s the lady for you! Do not miss her post on the X-factor of Army wives 🙂
You probably know Sonia as the writer of four beautiful romance novels; what many of you may not have come across is her very resourceful blog which unfortunately, she has stopped updating a while ago. From decorating a fauji house to this comprehensive guide on packing, her posts are cited in many Army-related Facebook pages and was one of my first guides on learning about this life. And Sonia if you’re reading this, PLEASE start blogging again! We need more of your insight and wisdom in our lives.
In your opinion, what are the 5 must-have wardrobe pieces for an army wife?
|The final presentation. I felt so proud of myself!|
And ever since I’ve been married into the Army, I’ve taken extra care to polish my language and mannerism to be more ‘lady-like’. Except that I guess the ‘verbally liberal’ and ‘non-judgemental’ military lifestyle has sneaked into my mind sooner than I could realize.
Le me: Hellooo
Le me (confused): Helloo.. (just checking if it’s not my Dad)
Caller: Haan bey
Le me: Kaun
Caller: Kaun kaun bey..Main hoon
Le me (now sure, it isn’t my Dad either): Sorry, wrong number hai
Caller : Wrong number kya bey
Le me: Cross connection hai.
Caller: Abey behenchod. Kya wrong number
Le me: Wrong number dial karke gaali kyun de rahe ho, bewakuf!
Caller: Abey behenchod
Le me (now completely losing it): Abey TU behenchod! Wrong number dial karke mujhko gaali de raha!!..saale behenchod phone rakh!
Caller: Ruk, teri awaz nahi aa rahi , fir se phone karta hoon.
Le me (now agitated): Hello!
Mother (perplexed): Kisko gali de rahi thi..bola wrong number dial karke gali de raha bewakoof.
Dear girls, ladies, parents and children, please note – there is something called as one-sided cross connection.
On an afterthought, I really appreciate my improving confidence in handling miscreants. Something I so thoroughly lacked earlier.