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by Manmohan
01 Dec 2019 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
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Amazon Link Folks, the book is finally in print. Here's what the final cover looks like. https://i.postimg.cc/X7r63njV/69392068-1336827266482020-2800660156956803072-n.jpg For those who are looking for a paperback outside india, international shipping is available on the website of the publisher - L...
by Manmohan
01 Dec 2019 12:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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You want to joke, Kaalsa? What is the pudding for tonight? I was stumped. Pudding was supposed to be served after the main course had been consumed. I had no way of even guessing what it might be. But Rishi Yadav came to my rescue, thanks, probably to the dose of entertainment. Abe Birsa, let him e...
by Manmohan
13 Oct 2019 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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Thwack .. his hand landed on my back, nearly knocking out my spectacles! Ya Khalsa, Computer Science, huh?, he said, making no mention of my ‘meditation’. Yes Sir, I mumbled. Good. Study hard. Yes Sir. Good, he said and moved out on his rounds, apparently to ensure no one else was meditating! I was ...
by Manmohan
13 Oct 2019 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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VipinM wrote:Purchased the book on amazon kindle and thoroughly enjoyed it.

PS: My first post after lurking for close to a decade


:)
by Manmohan
07 Oct 2019 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
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What followed was another huge rush to take my second bath of the day, get ready, clean up my cabin and settle down for the two hour long study period – all of it in the next 15 minutes. Without waiting to think about the enormity of it all, I ran to the bathroom. It took me a good 20 minutes to acc...
by Manmohan
29 Sep 2019 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
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So we ran. And then we ran some more. Then came the stretching, followed by some more running because, well, warming up! Finally, when I was on the verge of collapse, we were allowed to pick up our hockey sticks and start hitting the balls. It looked like despite having last played hockey about four...
by Manmohan
17 Sep 2019 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
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Soon Birsa was back, standing on my head, this time with first termers Daljeet and Amit Sharma in tow, getting the stuff in my cabin organised in standard pattern. We worked hard for the next half an hour. Well, it was mostly Daljeet and Amit who were working, because I had no clue whatsoever as to ...
by Manmohan
07 Sep 2019 07:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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‘Snacks’ done, we went to ‘Kapoor and Company’ that was next to the bakery (or was it the other way round?). This time no uniforms were issued, but they took a lot of measurements for the uniforms they would stitch for me – about 16 pairs in total of seven different types of uniforms – PT, Mufti, Sq...
by Manmohan
07 Sep 2019 07:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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Thanks for the feedback, Gentlemen. The same has been conveyed to the author and he expresses his gratitude.
For those who are looking for a paperback outside india, international shipping is available on the website of the publisher - Link.
Will be continuing the story here for a bit more.
by Manmohan
31 Aug 2019 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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Folks, the book is finally in print.
Here's what the final cover looks like.

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Amazon Link
by Manmohan
31 Aug 2019 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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Come back to reality , I prodded myself. Good Morning, Sir, I heard myself squeak once again, though this time directed at no one in particular as my eyes quickly darted from one officer to another, but finally settling in eye contact with the one who was in the Air Force uniform. My guess was corr...
by Manmohan
25 Aug 2019 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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Khalsa .. Manmohan .. Oye open your door .. You are not supposed to latch it from within .. Hurry up It was Cpl Pathania. I opened my door, suddenly unsure of how he would react at all the mess I had created instead of unpacking and putting away my stuff neatly. In my defence, I’d never ever done t...
by Manmohan
16 Aug 2019 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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Soon they were dismissed by Ramnath and went about looking for their respective understudies. The circle of punishments was now complete! Finally, about 30 minutes later, came the first major event of the day – the morning muster. The entire sqn was lined up in the small parade ground in front of it...
by Manmohan
12 Aug 2019 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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That realization would dawn after a while. For the time being, however, I was worried more about their uniforms. Guys, what about your uniforms? , I asked, glancing nervously at the clock. Pat came the reply from Daljeet - Abe tu dekhna, abhi in saare tikkiyon ki parade hogi! (Just you see, now thes...
by Manmohan
10 Aug 2019 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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It was Friday, 16th January 1998. My first two days in the Academy were to be spent kitting up. Then would come a Sunday and finally I would join training on Monday, 19th January. Ah, Sunday .. I was back in my dream world. There was so much to be done, but mostly it was about catching up on some sl...
by Manmohan
06 Aug 2019 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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Dileep wrote:Nice doodle. Is that part of the book?


One of the drafts for the book cover, apparently.
by Manmohan
03 Aug 2019 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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CHAPTER III Duniya Hai Mauj Mein Aur Hum Hain Fauj Mein! Utho beta .. (Get up, son) Nahi Mummy .. aaj school ki chhutti hai (No Mom, today is a school holiday) Beta, wake up WAKE UP Noooo ‘THWACK’ The not so motherly ‘thwack’ on my back had me jump up and outside the bed, thoroughly disoriented. Wh...
by Manmohan
27 Jul 2019 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
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I said EAT. Hearing these three words, the lost appetite came galloping back. And a minute later my plate was clean too! Now close your plate Close my plate? Suddenly I felt a kick on my foot. It was Daljeet. I quickly glanced leftwards and saw him putting his knife and for parallel to each other. ...
by Manmohan
20 Jul 2019 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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Daljeet quickly served himself and I followed suit. So the bread had to be kept on the quarter plate and cutlets and the curry on the main plate. Noted and duly replicated. Except for the fact that the two seniors were not very happy with the size of the portion I took of the curry. Mirroring their ...
by Manmohan
13 Jul 2019 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
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CSM was done in about 10 mins, following which all sixth termers calmly walked out. And then all hell broke lose! In the blink of an eye, practically everyone was on their feet and running to get out of the single door leading out of the ante room. By this time I had given up trying to make sense of...
by Manmohan
07 Jul 2019 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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But something didn’t quite add up .. it wasn’t really the shout of someone dying. It sounded a bit .. musical. Was he singing at the top of his voice? Yes, it did sound like he was indeed singing. And practically everyone in the building was running. What kind of a world had I landed up in Then just...
by Manmohan
29 Jun 2019 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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How in the world could a guy’s room be so clean and so organized? My respects for the maids who would clean up and tidy up these rooms to these standards automatically went up by a few more notches. DCC (short for Divisional Cadet Captain) Raveesh was a short and stocky guy from Hyderabad who was i...
by Manmohan
22 Jun 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
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What is your name, Khalsa?, CSM asked, his voice echoing throughout the silent corridor, in a somewhat irritated tone peculiar to someone who’s been rudely woken up from a sound sleep. He had no regard for others who were studying, or snoozing for that matter! By this time I was at my wits’ end aft...
by Manmohan
22 Jun 2019 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
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Thanks for the endorsement, gentlemen. The same has been duly conveyed to the author! @Rudradev Ji, the famished structure of the cadets is hardly attributable to the food. There are other reasons for that! The formatting, esp the italics part, is exactly for what you guessed. @Dileep Ji, duly noted...
by Manmohan
15 Jun 2019 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
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CHAPTER II Kill ‘em Kut ‘em But Kneel Knot Welcome to Kilo, Khalsa, said Cpl Pathania as we climbed up the three stairs into the sqn building. The first sight of the interiors was as stunning as it can get. The main gate led into the Ground Floor Central Lobby (GFCL, in short). It was approximately...
by Manmohan
15 Jun 2019 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
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dnivas wrote:keep it going sir. this is great


Thanks.
by Manmohan
09 Jun 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
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They finally managed to gather themselves and one of them suggested that they call someone called Adju (short for Adjutant, as I learnt later). The phone call was short and crisp. I could hear only one side of it, though. Good Evening Sir, this is Cpl (Short for Corporal) Mohit Sharma. One new cadet...
by Manmohan
02 Jun 2019 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
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The moment the bus entered from the gate, it was a different world altogether. It was nearly dark by this time and most activities were winding up. Yet, not even the creeping darkness could hide the beauty of the place. The smooth roads and the ordered surroundings were a sight to behold. And the cl...
by Manmohan
25 May 2019 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
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Pune city traffic was at its peak at this hour. It took us the better part of an hour to clear the city. Soon, however, we were on the NDA Road – a long, winding road flanked by small hillocks and very little traffic. It was about as far from the chaotic Delhi traffic as one could get. Soon there wa...
by Manmohan
25 May 2019 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
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Its a thinly veiled message to India/BJP/Modi that endorsement at home does not equal Pakistan being a pushover. They are nervous about the return of the right and are marking territory. Unfortunately their Nuclear bluff has been called, lets carry on and bash them regardless. Additionally, some Pa...
by Manmohan
25 May 2019 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
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‘ Delhi se, Saab. ’ The ‘Saab’ came more naturally this time What followed was about half an hour of conversation before Subedar Kripal Singh and I would officially become instructor and instructed later in the day. Apparently, his own son too had just appeared for the UPSC entrance exam for the nex...
by Manmohan
19 May 2019 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
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For the time being however, I was blissfully unaware of this as I walked back towards the reception and the uniformed uncle. Wait, Kripal Singh Saab was what he had told me to address him as. No more ‘uncle’ business. Glad I hadn’t actually called him uncle! Soon after Dad disconnected, I had dialle...
by Manmohan
18 May 2019 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
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Suddenly I realized that the uncle must be waiting for an answer. Focussed back on him and yes, there he was, clearly expecting a correct reply. ‘ Cadet Manmohan, Saab ’, I squeaked, a bit louder this time. This reply seemed to satisfy him and he broke into a half smile, perhaps satisfied that he ha...
by Manmohan
12 May 2019 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
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CHAPTER I Home Sweet Home? I had finally reached my new ‘hometown’ and what would soon be my new family. First step towards that direction was getting the damn box out of the compartment and thereafter look for the NDA reception at the station as was mentioned in the very detailed joining instructi...
by Manmohan
07 May 2019 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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Thank you for the feedback, Sirs! The book is nearing completion but all that I have right now is the first two chapters and that too in a print copy. So I am having to type it all over again. Hence the posts restricted to weekends and the lengths of the posts. Will try and post longer portions of t...
by Manmohan
06 May 2019 07:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13424

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Moving on after Jhansi, I remembered that I’d forgotten to have lunch in the middle of all the talking with Lt Rajiv and the siesta that followed. I was suddenly hungry now! Itching to open the dinner packet and atleast see what it contained, I tried desperately to hold myself till it was atleast a ...
by Manmohan
05 May 2019 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
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With too many thoughts wracking my mind, I decided the best thing to do would be to take a quick nap. And it turned out to be the one decision in past week or so that I was genuinely proud of! Woke up refreshed just as the train pulled into Jhansi for a 10 minute halt. Hmmm Jhansi .., I thought. The...
by Manmohan
04 May 2019 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
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Next few hours till Gwalior were spent in Lt Rajiv sharing his experiences of life as a trainee and later, a commissioned officer. All very interesting stuff, especially for someone like me who had no knowledge whatsoever about what the Indian Army actually was. All that I had for reference was the...
by Manmohan
04 May 2019 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
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‘Are you in the Army’? These words suddenly jolted me out of my thoughts as the train left Faridabad. I looked ahead to find a young guy occupying the vacant seat ahead of me. I stared blankly at him, not knowing what to say. Less than an hour into the train journey towards joining the NDA and I al...

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