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Vikram Karve
Pune Maharashtra India
A creative person with a zest for life, alumnus IIT Delhi, Lawrence School Lovedale, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer and blogger
Interests: Blogging, Creative Writing, Food, Pet Dogs, Philosophy, Walking
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THE IMMIGRATION ADVISER Fiction Short Story By Vikram Karve (My Story “The Immigration Adviser” was posted under the title “A PACKAGE DEAL” in my Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve Blog at url: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2018/04/a-package-deal.html ) A “PACKAGE DEAL” “We kept telling you. You should have gone to an “Immigration... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Vikram Karve's blog
DO YOU HAVE A “BUCKET LIST”...? Last weekend – I saw a Marathi Movie called Bucket List “Bucket List” means the experiences/achievements that a person hopes to accomplish during their lifetime. The term “Bucket List” has its origin in the expression “To Kick the Bucket” (to die). So – your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Vikram Karve's blog
“Alcoholics are Born – Not Made”. What should you do once you discover that you are a “born alcoholic”…? Is it wise to live in denial and ultimately become a full-blown alcoholic…? Or – is it better to be frank like me and candidly say: “I am an alcoholic – and – that is why I do not drink alcohol…” Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Vikram Karve's blog
Flirting with My Friend’s Fiancee A Story from My Mumbai Navy Days MY FRIEND’S “FIANCEE” A Fictional Spoof By Vikram Karve Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2018/05/girl-seeing.html 40 Years Ago (Circa 1978) Mumbai (Then Called Bombay) My ship returned to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Vikram Karve's blog
THE GRANDMOTHER Fiction Short Story By Vikram Karve Nowadays – especially in the case of working mothers – I see many grandmothers looking after their grandchildren (as “surrogate” mothers). This is the story of one such grandmother… Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Vikram Karve's blog
Kiwi-Indian Girl in Auckland – Tête-à-tête A few years ago – I had an interesting conversation – a tête-à-tête – with a Kiwi-Indian girl in Auckland, New Zealand… Tête-à-tête with a Kiwi-Indian Girl in Auckland Fiction Short Story By Vikram Karve “Are you from India…?” the girl asked me. “Yes…”... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Vikram Karve's blog
ME and MY NAVY BEARD “What if…?” “What if – I hadn’t joined the Navy…?” Well – if I hadn’t joined the Navy – three things wouldn’t have happened: I wouldn’t have become a “drunkard” I wouldn’t have become a “writer” I wouldn’t have grown a beard Yes – I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Vikram Karve's blog
The Masseuse Fiction Short Story A Spoof By Vikram Karve Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2018/05/happy-ending.html The Masseuse – Story with a “Happy Ending” By Vikram Karve “Did you enjoy the massage…?” he asked me. “No…” I said. “No…? What... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at Vikram Karve's blog
MAHARSHI KARVE His Life Story in His Own Words LOOKING BACK By DK KARVE (1936) The Autobiography of Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve (Book Review by Vikram Waman Karve) Tomorrow – 18 April 2018 – is the 160th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve (18.04.1858 –... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Vikram Karve's blog
A Girl – A Boy – and – their Love Story LET’S GET MARRIED A Love Story By Vikram Karve Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2017/03/a-girl-and-boy-love-story-by-vikram.html Circa 1974 Girl: Oh My God – we have “done it”. I can’t believe... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Vikram Karve's blog
Migrant Tales – Conversation With a “Kiwi Indian” Taxi Driver Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: BOOZE AND BOOKS. Link to my original post in my Academic and Creative Writing Journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/201... BOOZE AND BOOKS Unforgettable Memories of my Navy Days A Spoof By VIKRAM KARVE This story happened long ago – 37 years ago – an unforgettable “memoir”... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: NRI CHILDREN – ASSET or LIABILITY?. Link to my original post in my academic and creative writing journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/201... NRI CHILDREN – ASSET or LIABILITY? Short Fiction – An Apocryphal Story By VIKRAM KARVE My peer group comprises my classmates from school and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: Humor in Uniform - PULLING STRINGS. Link to my original post in my academic and creative writing journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/201... HUMOUR IN UNIFORM PULLING STRINGS A Spoof By VIKRAM KARVE PULLING STRINGS – A Spoof by Vikram Karve In the civilian world, you “pull... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: Humor in Uniform - SEA DOGS and SEA DOLLS. Link to my original post in my academic and creative writing journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/201... HUMOUR IN UNIFORM SEA DOGS and SEA DOLLS A Spoof By VIKRAM KARVE Disclaimer: 1. Please read this spoof only if... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: ME and MY DOG. ME and MY DOG Poignant Philosophical Ponderings of a Pet Parent Link to my original post in my academic and creative writing journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/201... ME and MY DOG Poignant Philosophical Ponderings of a Pet Parent By VIKRAM KARVE From... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog
Is Linking Your AADHAAR Number at Various Places Safe? Beware before you link Aadhaar Card to your Bank Account and give it as KYC to various entities and organisations Is your personal and biometric data safe? Or can it be misused? Do you know who is the custodian of your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: CAREER GUIDANCE - HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT JOB. SELECTING A CAREER - GUIDANCE COUNSELLING Link to my original post in my academic and creative writing journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/201... CAREER GUIDANCE More than 20 years ago, in the 1990s, I had written a number... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: MY MINERVA MOMENT – A Haiku to Commemorate the Moment I Quit Smoking. Link to my original post in my journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/201... MY MINERVA MOMENT A HAIKU TO COMMEMORATE THE MOMENT I QUIT SMOKING By VIKRAM KARVE I feel quite sad when I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: ARMY OFFICERS MESS and NAVY WARDROOM – MAINTENANCE OF EQUAL SOCIAL STATUS – NO PLACE FOR VIP CULTURE. Click link above to read article in my journal Article also posted below for your convenience: MILITARY OFFICERS MESS and WARDROOM – NO PLACE FOR... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: A MILITARY VETERAN’S PLEA. PLEASE DO NOT TREAT MILITARY VETERANS LIKE BEGGARS An Ex-Serviceman’s Earnest Appeal Link to my original post in my academic and creative writing journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/201... A MILITARY VETERAN’S PLEA Heavy cross-fire is going on at our borders. There is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: Humor in Uniform - CAREER AS MILITARY OFFICER – TIPS FOR SUCCESS. Link to my original post in my academic and creative writing journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/201... HUMOR IN UNIFORM CAREER AS MILITARY OFFICER – TIPS FOR SUCCESS (A Spoof) Disclaimer: This blog post is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: NAVY FOUNDATION PUNE – The “Alumni Association” for Navy Veterans in Pune. INDIAN NAVY FOUNDATION PUNE The “Alumni Association” for Navy Veterans in Pune Link to my original post in my academic and creative writing journal: NAVY FOUNDATION PUNE - The “Alumni Association”... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: BOOZE WISDOM – ARE YOU A BORN ALCOHOLIC ?. From my Academic and Creative Writing Journal - Link Above Article also posted below for your convenience: BOOZE WISDOM – Part 1 ALCOHOLICS ARE BORN, NOT MADE Link to my original article in my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: PET DOG – PARENTING versus OWNERSHIP – Tips on Care of Companion Dogs. Click the link above to read my original post in my academic and creative writing journal Article also posted below for your convenience: PET DOGS – PARENTING versus OWNERSHIP –... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog