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I'm an ex-Capt. (NDA-IMA)...left the army because of an accident (lost right shoulder and of course, the rest of it)...got hold of life...became a leftie...started driving and writing with left...took CAT & GMAT...joined and left ISB after 20 golden days...joined IIM Ahmedabad from there...PGP 2007 - 2009...currently in Hyderabad... Well, Life is iffy !!





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Friday, March 9, 2007

"Mussorie Nights at IMA"

"Mussorie Nights" were one of those experience which no army officer can forget...It was a sort of punishment tht all juniors went through...

The nights at IMA (Indian Military Academy) were damn cold...especially in winters where it seemed tht all d cold winds in Dehradun got accumulated n were thrashed upon the Gentlemen Cadets there...Here are the proceedings...

Imagine the coldest month...hilly areas of D'dun...any fine day the seniors used to decide...okay, time to give d kids a "mussorie night session"....The junior course used to be called at 2030hrs, after dinner...made to "front roll" n "cream roll" n "back roll" n "side roll" n this n that...it went on till around 2300hrs...after tht, we were taken (rolling of course) to the bathroom n take a shower in the damn cold water...then brought to the open ground...with the sight of Mussorie far far away on the hills...then came the "freezing" part... made to strip...save d bare minimum....and made to stand...just stand...stand in shun!!....and told to look at the lights of Mussorie n take warmth :)) Lolzzz....
All in good spirit...both d parties smiling away...ourselves lookin at our state, n seniors thinkin of their times!!
Gosh, shivering like anything...but cud not shake a feather...
If u move...another shower with more cold water n again stand outside with the wind biting into you!!
Thtz the best part of army...Rules..have to b followed, Sedition is invidious!!

Done both-taken and given "mussorie nights"
Whomsoever invented this must've had an awesome of humour!! Feels great..wht we underwent...

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

i have a question.. why were you guys treated so harshly...what was the motive behind the seniors being so heartless towards the juniors.
Bathing in cold water :(((
:((((

Rajat Mishra said...

Well, buddy...itz not tht big a deal...itz not being "heartless" or something...just some traditions..n by the way, as army officers,we are supposed to bear nething n everything with a strong face be it the temperature or nething..
So, it's taken in d right spirit...

Anonymous said...

So i am sure you must have also made your juniors dance in cold water when you had got your turn as a senior...

Rajat Mishra said...

Yup, It's a tradition....these are the fond memories tht u reminisce after some time...coz we take it in the right spirit...part of training!!
ciao!!

Chetan said...

LOL...I am sure it must have been interesting, the situations you faced in Dehradun. BTW, when I get to go there, in IMA , I'll too have a story to tell. :)

Soumin Kumar said...

Yep for our kind of people, it is as pleasurable as chocolate cake. It feels like a pro, I can still remember when you mentioned the scene of Pune city where the children of your age must be with their girlfriends and you were with your brother in arms.

You know you are so lucky that you got to experience all these army like stuffs.

I wish I'll be there too, one day.