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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
Recent Activity
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
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: WHY I HAVE A BEARD – Humor in Uniform. Link to my original article in my academic and creative writing journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/201... HUMOUR IN UNIFORM WHY I HAVE A BEARD Harking Back to My Glorious Navy Days By VIKRAM KARVE If you are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: HAMAM MEIN SAB NANGE HAIN - हामान में सब नंगे हैं - Everyone is Naked in the Bathroom - HUMOR IN AND OUT OF UNIFORM. Link to original post in my Academic and Creative Writing Blog: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2014/01/hamam-mein-sab-nange-hain-everyone-is.html HUMOUR IN AND OUT OF UNIFORM... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: DO YOU HAVE TO PAY A BRIBE TO GET AADHAAR CARD ?. Link to my original post in my journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2014/01/do-you-have-to-pay-bribe-to-get-aadhaar.html DO YOU HAVE TO PAY A BRIBE TO GET AADHAAR CARD ? I want an Aadhaar Card. I have made repeated efforts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at Vikram Karve's blog
BOOK REVIEW – COURAGE AND CONVICTION – An Autobiography by General VK Singh (with Kunal Verma) Link to my original post in my academic and creative writing journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2013/11/book-review-courage-and-conviction.html BOOK REVIEW – COURAGE AND CONVICTION – An Autobiography by General VK Singh (with Kunal Verma) Reviewed by VIKRAM KARVE Details... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: DO YOU BLINDLY FOLLOW RITUALS CUSTOMS TRADITIONS AND SUPERSTITION WITHOUT QUESTIONING THE LOGICAL BASIS OR RATIONALE. Link to my post in my journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2013/10/do-you-blindly-follow-rituals-customs.html DO YOU BLINDLY FOLLOW RITUALS CUSTOMS TRADITIONS AND SUPERSTITION WITHOUT QUESTIONING THE LOGICAL BASIS OR RATIONALE? The Story of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: MILITARY MUSINGS - IS MENTAL FITNESS THE MOST IMPORTANT OFFICER LIKE QUALITY (OLQ)?. FOR A MILITARY OFFICER: IS MENTAL FITNESS AS IMPORTANT AS PHYSICAL FITNESS? Ramblings of a Retired Mind By VIKRAM KARVE Link to my original post in my journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2013/10/military-musings-is-mental-fitness-most.html Disclaimer:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at Vikram Karve's blog
Military discipline: recast officer cadre » Indian Defence Review. Article from IDR Link: http://www.indiandefencereview.com/military-discipline-recast-officer-cadre/ Military Discipline: Recast Officer Cadre by Lt Gen Harwant Singh Of late a number of units have experienced trouble between officers and their men. The disturbing aspect is that there have been scuffles between officers and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2013 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: ALCOHOLICS ARE BORN, NOT MADE. Link to My Original Article in my Journal: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2013/10/alcoholics-are-born-not-made.html ALCOHOLICS ARE BORN, NOT MADE An Alcoholic is Born, Not Made Incoherent Ramblings of an Alcoholic By VIKRAM KARVE Disclaimer: These are my personal views based on my personal... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: An Article on The Army – What’s gone wrong?. What's Gone Wrong with the Army? Insightful Article on current state of The Indian Army (from IDR) http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2013/10/an-article-on-army-whats-gone-wrong.html An Article on The Army – What’s gone wrong? The Army – What’s gone wrong? »... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at Vikram Karve's blog
Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE. THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE My Very Own Love Story Short Fiction By VIKRAM KARVE Today is the 14th of October. This story also happened on the 14th of October, but it happened 37 years ago,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Vikram Karve's blog