There are certainly a few things which distinguish a fauji from a civilian. The fauji menage leaves distinct patterns and this brood of people are certainly exude unconventional vibes which my dear is typical to almost every other fauji family. Just not the ‘FAUJI‘ himself, the righteous soldier but also his family,household,behaviour and patterns are different from a civilian. Here we list some nostalgic things, characteristic of every fauji household. let us know how many of these things your fauji house contains.
Unlike their civilian counterparts, Brasso in FAUJI HOUSES are not used for brass pots rather for those stars which adorn the shoulders of their very own officer. The Brasso is unanimous commodity in every Army canteen by the way. Such is the popularity of this insignificant looking metal Polish.
Glass only means Borosil in fauji houses. We simply don’t believe in any other brand unless it is crystal which is mostly gifted by the unit colleagues during those INFORMAL PARTIES but Borosil still will hold one corner of the party proudly; the water table.
No Bournvita or Horlicks can beat the ration wala Chocomalt which comes every month and which every army mom insist kids should drink. This Chocomalt which is essentially part of monthly ration also comes handy when mom bakes the homemade chocolate cakes in OTG.
MESS WALI COFFEE
No matter whether you had this mess wali coffee while your attachment with Armoured corps based in Ambala, Rastriya Rifles mess in Kashmir,EME workshop in Secundrabad or a Mountain brigade based in Assam the mess wali coffee,I repeat the mess wali coffee will always taste the same. That is the truth of Army Life.
When was the last time when you found any other motorbike than Royal En-field to a Fauji family with a Bike. If it has to be a bike it will be Royal en-field,No exceptions. Royal en field also tops the chart of all the bucket list of NDA IMA OTA cadets who dream to own their very own Royal en-field one day soon.
No matter the treacherous terrains of Kargil or scorchy lands of Rajasthan borders this is that one BSNL PNT phones which will only dial the fauji numbers often referred ad Army phones prove to be a saviour for the families awaiting the safe return of their soldier. The evening all okay reports to ladies meet planning,these BSNL phones know it all.
Godrej Green Almirah
The moment you step into your new accommodation in a new Cantonment,these MES provided Godrej green almirah’s are the first thing you will spot. These green almirah’s play loyal friends to Army families and witness thousands accommodating and vacating good folks of Army into that one MAP accommodation which we call home.
Adidas Track Suit
The OG blue Adidas tracksuits that everyone was always twinning in during the “evening games” The loyal companion of all the fauji’s which carefully adorn the backside of the door once the soldier comes home. The best part ? They are easily available at economic prices at CSD canteens all across the nation.
Milton Kettle Jug
No Officers Mess can ever be completed without the Milton Kettle Jug which keeps the tea,coffee and water hot when you need it the most. the mess wale bhaiya’s best friend Milton flask brings a whole amount of nostalgia in fauji hearts. The tinge is palpable.
The OG custard and jelly
You never knew what mummy actually did with those Weikfield custard powder and jellies which have been integral part of fauji Rations ever. Not even the maid accepted.
These trip to nostalgia can not be completed without the special mention of Fauji gypsy which brings loads of memories bitter and sweet to every heart which is tunes to Army life. No BMW or Mercedes can ever give you the warmth and smile which the Army gypsies provide along with the special pride that is attached to it.
Also Since your fauji heart can never be get over with the nostalgia of Fauji life you lived and breathed here is the book filled in all colours fauji, you must read LOVE STORY OF A COMMANDO