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Monday, December 10, 2012

Men in White


The mast high on which the tricolor flies

   Depict glory and pride when guns boom in skies

The white uniform and golden stripes

    Bring back memories of music n pipes

The valiant men and women  guard seas

   With determined passion and unending zeal

The grey steel vessels look quiet n sleek

   Till they belch fire to make enemies retreat

They touch the skies, n explore sea bottom deep

   Sweat n toil so the countrymen sleep in peace


PS : 4th Dec is the Navy Day and it brings back a rush of memories of the years spent donning the uniform. This is a small tribute to the great service!!

Old pic of Self and my daughter in Goa

92 comments:

  1. A Big Salute and hats off to you all... Rahul sir.

    And a very very cute pic there lovely daughter and handsome father :D

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    1. Thanks a lot Ramya for those very kid and adorable comment:)You made my day!!

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  2. Great picture and well done to all of you in uniforme!:-)

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  3. That's a wonderful tribute to the men in white!! Proud of them!!

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    1. Shilpa those words mean a lot! Thank you:)

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  4. The last shot is so very lovely and thank you for this poem as it brings in me a rush of pride! A big Salute to the great men in white!

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    1. Arti, your comments give goosepimps:) A big thanks for those ever kind words!

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  5. The Indian Navy stands as an integral blend with the Army on the borders of the country. Many have sacrificed their lives forgetting the raw fear protecting the country!
    Great poem, a wonderful tribute to the real heroes!So well penned, Rahul.

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    1. Indeed the sacrifices of so many make us what we are today, Panchali!! My sincere thanks for your words of appreciation!!

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  6. I have always admired and wished that I could wear a crisp white uniform of Indian Navy and sail the seas. I didnt know how and had no mentor. I still admire the work you folks do in protecting the sovereignty of the country

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    1. It feels so good when someone even now is fired with a zeal to serve the nation on the borders!A huge thanks:)

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  7. What a lovely memorable image! This is a wonderful ode to the Navy and their courageous plight and brazen spirits!

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    1. A huge thanks for liking the poem and also the snap, Sam!! People in uniform in any part of the world deserve respect!!

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    2. I completely agree, and better salaries too, I do believe (well here anyways). You can't put a price on people risking their lives.

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    3. Thank you, Sam ! Wish more people realise this:)Each job is however, important!!

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    4. Thanks for stopping by today :)

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  8. A wonderful tribute to the men and women of the navy and recapturing your memories of your days in the naval service.
    That is a lovely photo of you and your daughter. My Dad was a navy man also and very proud of him too.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Wow Dianne, you too belong to the Naval fraternity and similar background!! Am sure it must have brought back a flood of memories!!

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  9. AH nostalgia is written all over your tribute to your alma mater.

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    1. Nostalgia indeed, you sensed it right, Indu:)

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  10. beautiful poem..:)
    A very big salute to the Indian Navy for its spirit of valour and sacrifice especially..hats off..

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    1. A huge thanks for your kind and supportive comment, Jemina:)

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  11. Loved it and it perfectly encapsulates the Naval time and tides..
    I had a great time at the Navy Nite 2012 and the passion and zeal mentioned above, overflowed there...

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    1. Thanks Manjulika! I saw your pics of the Navyball on FB and am sure you had a great time :)

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  12. you miss it, don't you? I can read it in your lines :)

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    1. I carry some lovely memories of my time in Navy for sure, Latha! Thanks a lot!!

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  13. Reminds me of few lines:
    "the white waves having high my lads,
    the good ship tight and free;
    the world of waters is our home,
    and merry men are we."
    Nice one. :)
    P.S. Love your picture :)

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    1. Those were lovely lines, Shreya and apt! Am very happy you liked the pic:)

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  14. And my chest puffed up in pride, while reading your ode.

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    1. Nothing could mean more than that comment coming from a patriot like you, Purba:)

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  15. You must very proud of that white uniform and the days you spent there protecting us and helping us and our family sleep well. Very good lines, Rahulji!

    My cousin was in navy and he too reminisces his days with the navy with happiness.

    Your cute daughter must be very proud of you! You look great in the picture!

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    1. Sandhya, a big thanks for that outpour of appreciation but believe me, the men in uniform do almost double of what others do in terms of harsh life, odd hours and the call of duty and when someone like you appreciates this, it makes it worth doing it!!Yes, my daughter too takes pride of her Naval background:)

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  16. Beautiful! My best friend's dad too was in navy and he was posted in Goa for a long tenure. Used to love hearing her childhood stories. Your picture with your daughter reminded me of her.

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    1. So you are already familiar with the Naval life through your friend, Kavita!!A huge thanks for your lovely comment:)

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  17. Nice poem and a wonderful tribute for the celebration of Navy Day.

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    1. Thanks a lot Eden for your kind wishes!

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  18. Amazing...Its a wonderful composition and wish you a happy navvy day!

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    1. A big thanks, Ekta for your kind wishes and also for having liked the poem:)

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  19. beautiful poem...

    a big salute to our nation

    jai hind

    thanks

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  20. awesome! and u look v handsome in ur pic!

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    1. Oh Jerly, that was such an adorable comment!! A very big thanks and it feel v good after reading your kind remark:)

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  21. The men in uniform.. the reason why we sleep soundly at night .. the ones who are standing strong awake for us all ...

    lovely tribute rahul sir .. hats of to the ones who wear the uniform..

    and you look handsome in the pic ..

    Bikram's

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    1. Thanks Bikram for agreeing with the sentiment and your appreciation:)

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  22. Great poem and very proud of you! Love the photo :)

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    1. A big thanks for the very kind comment, Jeevan!!

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  23. I love the picture and just adore the poem. A salute to you all:Men In White.

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  24. A very big thanks for those words of appreciation Rachna!! So happy you liked:)

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    1. Welcome to my blog and a huge thanks for following too! You made my day:)

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  26. Wow ! What a an apt poem too!
    The picture of you with your daughter is really good. Must be missing donning the uniform and commanding a ship. However you, you have other things to do for you are fullfledged " Ulagam Shutrum Valiban" Now go and translate it by yourself, for it is in Tamil.
    Happy Navy Day!(belated of course)

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    1. Thanks a lot Rama for having liked the poem and the pic both:) I have done my bit in the Navy, and believe in moving on while cherishing the memories !!

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  27. Somehow I missed this post! Wow! It is a privilege to serve the country! I too tried to join IAF and appeared for the tests. But, was disqualified for having very poor eyesight :( BTW, that is a lovely picture :)

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    1. A privilige indeed, Kusum! God had more surprizes awaiting you to see the world hence you did not qualify the medicals of AF:)Thank you for liking the pic:)

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  28. A lovely tribute, this poem deserves to be framed and cherished for ever..

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    1. Thanks a lot Padmaja for that very elating comment:)

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  29. I almost joined the navy a few years ago. :-)

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    1. Misha, it is nice to know that you too were wooed by the white uniform and the sea:) Am sure you enjoy what you do even more!!

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  30. Thanks for stopping by...Wishing you a Happy Friday!

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    1. Wishing you a great weekend, and thanks for the lovely Friday post, Sam:)

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  31. So that's a day to look back at the memories the noble profession gave to you, right?
    That's a very adorable picture at the end of the post. Beautiful!!

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  32. Looking back at happy times is always so relaxing and to have been a part of great adventurous life, it means even more:) Thanks a lot for liking the pic at the end!

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Ravikumar! Thanks a lot for liking!!

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  34. Thanks for your kind comment...wish you well this weekend!

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    1. Enjoyed the Friday message, Sam! Have a lovely weekend and a nice week ahead:)

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  35. ★ ♫♫

    Bonita homenagem.
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil

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    1. Muito obrigado, e desejo que você tenha uma semana adorável:)
      ❊#ª“˜¨ ☆☆☆☆☆

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  36. superb tribute rahulji...I request you to join www.poetry.com and publish your works there.

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    1. Thanks a lot Ashok and will surely heed your advice:)

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  37. Rahul Ji,This is such a lovely poem coming direct from the sailors heart !

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Shobha and am very happy you liked it:)Look forward to see you again!

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  38. Beautiful and heart touching tribute to the services, I would say. And the picture with your daughter is really beautiful.

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    1. So nice to see you back again from your holiday with ever beautiful comments! Missed your presence on blogosphere:) A big thanks for that comment and liking the pic:)

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  39. while my stay in Andaman Islands there were some of my friends from Indian Navy and i used to go go with them in their area and along with them I went on the Navy's ship also......you reminded me all those wonderful moments Sir.....

    Indeed beautiful words and a nostalgic post......and that pic really adds extra flavor to it....:)

    Regards,
    irfan.

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    1. Oh, that is lovely Irfan. Am sure you must have enjoyed interaction with Navy including a visit to the ship!! A big thanks for liking the post:)

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  40. A True Salute to the unsung heroes who risk their lives and toil for their motherland so that their fellow citizens can sleep in peace! Army and Navy people always elicit a sense of awe and admiration from me :-)

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    1. Applause, Ashwini for those great words. It is these men and women who deserve kudos to give up all comfort so that the rest may live in peace!

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  41. Wonderful poem and a nice pic too :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Binu for those kind comments!

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