MHOW is a small town about 23 km from Indore. But its importance is manifold compared to its size. Every part of MHOW breaths history. It is an acronym for Military Headquarter of War and has been an important part of the British Indian army from the days of the Raj.

The way you travel and the way you pack will help you figure out which travel luggage options are good for you. There are all kinds of bags available.

While people were relishing the antics of Angry Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, one man dared to rise above the horizon and compete with these already proclaimed veterans. He knew he didn’t offer the best roles. He knew he wasn’t the best actor. What he did know is that he was driven by a passion yet to be matched by anyone in the world of cinema.

I have met, a number of young and middle aged women who are CEO’S of companies, setting examples for generations to come. I have also heard the achievements of IT specialist and read the works of Medha Patekar and Vandana Shiva.

The OT-64 also dates from the 1960s. The 14.7 ton 8×8 can reach almost 60 mph, has a range of 440 miles and amphibious. Armor ranges between 6 mm and 13 mm, and the vehicle is armed with both a 14.5 mm and a 7.62 mm machine gun. The OT-64 needs two crew and can carry 10 passengers. The vehicle was exported widely, and is still in service with armies in the Middle East, Africa and South America.

We do not have to go far but only a few decades back.To be precise October 1947. The scene: the picturesque riverside holiday resort called Baramulla, in Kashmir. The Pakistan raiders moved in and started burning and looting and more abominable -raping the young girls – not even sparing the Muslims. The sad part was that they were led by officers of the regular Pakistan Army who only a few months back were part of the under the Raj. They even attacked the missionary hospital and murdered the pregnant women. Dr Barrette in charge of the hospital and the nuns including the mother superior were summarily shot. The leaders were the Pakistan Officer class.

You may find that size and weight restrictions are much stricter abroad than they are at home. We’ve had to check suitcases in China and Europe that we routinely carry on at home. There is no use arguing that you always carry them on. Those airline personnel have the final say… and if they say to check it…. you check it. At least you have the proper identification on it.

The Japanese were pushed back through Burma. It was bitter fighting but the ‘Forgotten army’ carried the day. Now when more that 60 years have elapsed it is incumbent on historians to give credit to Field Marshal Slim’s forgotten army. The soldiers who fought along with this army certainly deserve it.