Automation on Helicopters: Lessons From Fatal Accidents

When highly automated helicopters are hand-flown into the ground by pressing the wrong buttons, it is time to review some

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LCA (Navy): Love at First Trap!

Recall the old proverb: ‘success has many fathers. Defeat is an orphan’. Nowhere does it ring as true as in

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Ziplip Shiplip

Background I suspect that in the armed forces, as everywhere else, the old adage ‘knowledge is power’ is fast being

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Fly the Plane – Which Plane?

Two air accidents in recent times have shaken the conscience of people around the world. First was the 27th Oct

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Mobile Telephoney

In the great land of India, we add ‘Ji‘ as a suffix whenever we want to address someone or something

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Rise & Triumph – Lessons for Make in India

Recently, I went bike-accessory shopping with my friend and fellow aviator Kinny. He is busy pouring money on an imported

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Smart Cards and Dumb Rules

Tired of being turned away by several CSD outlets in my vicinity and almost turning teetotaller, I finally capitulated, exercised

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The Untapped Potential of Helicopters in India

When I started my helicopter career in India, we were often put on hold to accommodate fixed wing traffic. “Orbit

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HAL Offers Dhruv for Licence Production

On 16 Feb 2018, in a significant move indicative of the Indian government’s rising commitment to ‘Make in India’, state-run

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Is the Pen (drive) Mightier than the Sword?

If you have served in the armed forces, chances are you would have come across an acronym called PCK. No,

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‘Like’ Minded People

On 1st December 2015, Bhavesh Nakate, a 21-year old IT professional from Mumbai fell to his death while travelling to

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Aero India – a different perspective

The 11th edition of Asia’s biggest air show ‘Aero India’, will draw to a close tomorrow 18 Feb 17. As

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Flip side of Flipkarting

We all love online shopping, don’t we? Even if it be true that a fool & his money are soon

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Remember the time?

Music cassettes and two-in-ones Phones that didn’t ring for months Phantom & Bahadur, Diana & Bela Fun fairs & circus,

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Bangalored in Mumbai!

Iconic ghazal singer Jagjit Singh immortalised poet Bashir Badr’s lyrics in his soulful ghazal ‘parakhna mat, parakhne se koi apna

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Incredible India!

This should be my shortest post ever. I clicked this while on my way to work in a city which

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Damn AutoCorrect!

“I know such English that I will leave the British behind. You see sir, I can talk English, I can

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