This is not a book but just a collection of articles written over several years. It may also seem strange that a Pongo is writing about the Navy. Though we have started moving towards Theaterisation, these writings have nothing to do with it; it’s just the continuation of the pre-NDA dream of joining the Navy. A long time back, I read somewhere that at a newly formed Tri-Services Establishment, orders were passed that all buildings would be secured by 1600h. Each Service reacted in its own way. The Naval chaps locked all the almirahs, closed all the windows, locked all the rooms and finally, the main doors of all the buildings under their charge. Thereafter all of them left for their barracks/family quarters at 1600h. The Army chaps ensured that proper Guards were deployed around all the buildings under their charge, and no one was permitted thereafter to enter the buildings without a proper pass. The Air Force chaps ensured that fire alarms etc. were in place in all the buildings under their charge and also ensured that everything inside had full insurance cover!