To cut a long story short – here I am – for better or worse!
To be honest, have long felt guilt at neglecting the blog. Yet with a blank mind for a note pad all I did do, occasionally, was stare at a blank screen. Having started doubting my sanity at this oddity, I accepted the inevitable. I was not contributing anything to the blog as I had nothing to say. You can’t beat that logic! That was my Eureka moment. All guilt ebbed.
What actually brought about the return of the prodigal, was a wonderful and most pleasant surprise, an email from AM Pramod Athawale, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd). A much loved and remembered MarutFan. Pramod, after his recent retirement in 2011, as AOC-in-C, Maintenance Command, had been busy scribbling his memoirs. Pramod has generously shared some portions of his vast experience. More interestingly, he has in his incredibly smooth flowing and interesting style, written about his first toddler steps in the Service with the Marut family.
For starters, heres the cover portion to be followed in the next few days with his Marut stories – including his experience and the all too familiar and popular personalities of that era. It’s fascinating!