Welcome to your blog


Welcome. Please make an initial comment to this to let us know you’ve landed.  Subsequently you will be made an author which will enable you to put up your own articles.

Please inform anyone you think would like to be a member here. Open to all, not just Marut people, but anyone who wishes to contribute here. There are no rules as such, for now and hopefully ever after, except to share thoughts, stories and anything you want to discuss or feel like writing. Articles, poems, limericks, experiences anything at all, which would be of interest to the Marut family.

Incidentally, invite your spouses too to be members here if you wish. This place is just for all to stay in touch and keep abreast of what’s happening in our lives. Emails are good for personal correspondence. Here we can all keep ourselves informed and take part in group discussions.

A regular Marut site is being established by that genius Vicky. This place is a sounding board for what goes there finally. Please send in your anecdotes or whatever, so that others have an opportunity to add their own views and it will then be possible to consolidate and upload to the main site.

Please also feel free to give whatever ideas and suggestions you have towards improving this place as well as how to better organise it. We are all probably new to this, which is perhaps a good thing. We can make this blog whatever we want it to be.  Just pen whatever you feel like, it does not  have to be a Marut related subject at all. If you feel something is worth sharing, well this is the place to do it.

So thank you for joining and just make yourself at home.



25 Responses to Welcome to your blog

  1. ajitlamba says:

    Nice to see Meena Sapre on the blog.
    It was only Sapre and me at A&ATU those days. So it was either him or me for the 4-gun trials. Sapre went to Jamnagar with the Marut and I went up North to clear ‘Y’ bombs on different aircraft. Poor Sapre never came back. God bless his soul. Lots of love, Meena.

    • Dara says:

      Ajit Sir,

      Thank you for dropping by and a warm welcome to the blog.

      We look forward to read about your experiences on the early days of the Marut and anything else you wish to write about.

      We did a sortie on the Vampire trainer at Hakimpet in 1965!

  2. Meena Sapre says:

    Hi Dara
    I will like to join. Need a little time to understand the concept.
    Happy New Year and regards,
    Meena Sapre

    • Dara says:

      Hello Meena,

      A very happy 2010 to you too.

      A very warm welcome to you and thanking for dropping by. Will send you an invite immediately. Its a piece of cake, just jump in, by your second comment or post you’ll wonder why you hesitated.

      Best wishes

  3. Dara says:

    Welcome to Sree and Sush and we look forward to hearing from you’ll soon.


  4. T Venkatesan says:

    Hi Dara,

    All the attendees of the first re-union can see some of the snaps taken on 19/20 Dec 09.

    Anyone who was not on the mailing list can copy paste the following URL and view the pictures in Picassa:-




  5. Cherry says:

    Hi Dara Sir ,

    The photos I took will soon come in ,. May be

    a week later . I still have nt got your so called

    Invite . Am I in / out ??

    Regards Cherry

  6. bhushan says:

    hi every one , i have finaly managed to log in , but let me tell you how the experiance of meeting all the old vetrens was …… something i would never miss in this lifetime , just cool man , !!so we are all looking forward to the jodhpur date , all the fence sitters will join us i am sure
    i say get all the fit and the sick also for the good old mariadass ‘s egg on toast ,

    • Dara says:

      Hi Bhushan,

      Glad to see you made it in at last. Judging by the amount of mail you generate. on a daily basis, I am sure you will liven up this blog now with your energy and ideas!


  7. Dara says:

    Drum Rolls for Wg Cdr Hufrid Mulla-Feroze

    Welcome Hufrid.

    A pleasure to see you here and I think you will soon meet many old friends. Please feel free to write as you please and let us all know how you’ve been doing. Hope to see and hear from you often.

  8. sunithsoares says:

    folks lets have some photoes

    • Dara says:

      Hi Cuckoo,

      Where do people send the photos and to whom? One can upload pics here but then they have to join first. Till then I guess the only way out is good ole email.

      For to-day though never mind all that………

      A very very merry Christmas to Chris, you and Ayesha and enjoy a great Christmas dinner. Have a wonderful joyous holiday.

      Love from
      Roshan, Dara, Lara and Babu and the little ones too!

  9. Dara says:

    Well there are now 5 of us sitting in a row:

    Meher: Yes you made it! So notch up ‘tech savy’ against your name.

    Tony: I knew you would be amongst the first.

    Koch: Thanks for getting here so promptly and we’d like to see and hear more from you soon.

    Uday: First of all to log in so I put you at the bottom of this list today.

    Waiting for the rest.


  10. Eddie D'Silva says:


    Great start and a good sounding board. Hope it resounds and echoes soon.I understand Vicky already has a website going.Su sure set us all thinking and I hope these thoughts translate into actions. This is a good board for that.

    Keep smiling,

    • Dara says:

      Glad you got in Eddie. Now do it right the second time when you get back home again and start writing. Just now I get the feeling I’m a blabber mouth talking to myself. 🙂

      Have fun in the land of milk and honey or is it the erstwhile land of milk and honey?


  11. Dara says:

    Hi Uday,

    Welcome, the first to accept the invite.

    Thanks for accepting I see you on the list and from now on please feel free to write any articles you want to and moderate the comments there.

  12. Dara says:

    Well I guess we differ on that one Cherry. I thought you behaved exactly as you always did, my right ear is witness to that! I can still hear you.

    Thanks for joining in and it was a real pleasure getting together.


  13. Cherry says:

    Hi To All ,

    It was fun being with U all .

    Felt 30 years younger !! My wife Mol

    asked me one QUESTION . Did u behave in the

    same manner as in 1975 ?? I said NO !!

    CHALU was missing !!Regards Cherry

  14. Dara says:

    Hi Ravi,
    Welcome and am looking forward to seeing a few more faces around here soon.

    I am trying to upgrade both you of you to becoming authors. However, I don’t think you have made use of the invite and hence am unable to do so. If not please do so. So could you please answer that.

    You too Su.

    Sorry for the mix up. Forgetting the procedure, maybe its just old age!

  15. Ravi Burli says:

    Hi Dara, This looks good for a start. It was a pleasure anchoring the re-union and even better meeting up with you all. God bless.

    • Dara says:

      Hi Ravi,

      I see you there but I think you will have to also come in through the invite I sent. Otherwise I cannot manage to add you as an author to enable you to write your own posts.

      Sorry for the inconvenience.

      Regards Dara

  16. Dara says:

    Well we’re on our way. Su you can now write your own articles and I hope the first will be a report on the reunion. Nice enough way to get going.

  17. su soares says:

    seems ok

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