B.M. Kapoor


The author B. M. Kapoor is a distinguished professional with more than three decades of service in the Army including action in two Indo-Pak Wars of 1965 and 1971, followed by two decades as a corporate trainer and consultant. He has trained over 3,500 executives from 75 organisations including ACC, Aditya Birla Group, CSC, Escorts, Hindalco, Mitsubishi, Nestle, Oberoi Group Hotels, ONGC, NTPC, Path Infotech, and Pepsi Frito-Lay. He has also taught MBA courses as a visiting professor at New Delhi YMCA Institute of Management Studies.   He has Masters Degrees from Madras University aRead More...


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Lockdown and my Siyappa List

By B.M. Kapoor in Humour & Comedy | Reads: 272 | Likes: 1

‘Siyappa’ in Punjabi stands for mourning or wailing, and this word is also used for getting into trouble. Little did I think that I will ever get into a Siyappa mode; but then who had imagined a world in a Corona framework! 24th March 2020 changed India forever with the PM announcing a L  Read More...

Published on Jun 4,2020 08:13 AM

The Great Indian Lockdown

By B.M. Kapoor in True Story | Reads: 390 | Likes: 1

‘Kya Corona ko hona hi tha?’ is the question on every one’s lips all over the world. The responses have varied. We Indians being different – we went into the world’s biggest lockdown in history with just four hours of notice. And thus spawned many stories about couples   Read More...

Published on Apr 30,2020 08:47 AM

A Round Peg in A Square Hole

By B.M. Kapoor in True Story | Reads: 388 | Likes: 1

A round peg in a square hole—that is a soldier’s story of stress and toil in the high altitudes of Sikkim. It was 1967 and I was lucky to be selected for the Defence Services Staff College Course at Wellington (Ooty). It is at this glorious institution that one plays golf, goes on hunts,  Read More...

Published on Apr 24,2020 08:52 AM


By B.M. Kapoor in Travel | Reads: 401 | Likes: 1

If you travel to Hong Kong or Macau, you just cannot miss going to Shenzhen. It is located on the Chinese Mainland but it has a land border with Hong Kong and is just an hour away from Macau by ferry. Thanks to its fast paced economy, you can get to Shenzhen by various modes; by air, train or ship o  Read More...

Published on Apr 1,2020 07:39 AM


By B.M. Kapoor in Travel | Reads: 1,096 | Likes: 1

When we boarded the flight from Delhi to Hong Kong past 10 pm we did not expect to be served dinner on board at that late hour. We were also apprehensive of our matronly airhostesses who were well into their Fifties. It was a pleasant surprise to find the cabin crew insisting on serving us drinks an  Read More...

Published on Mar 31,2020 09:27 AM


By B.M. Kapoor in Travel | Reads: 491 | Likes: 1

Guilin is a simple likeable name, but not one that many people would easily recall. Thus I could be forgiven for not readily accepting my travel agent's suggestion that we should include it in our trip to China. I grudgingly agreed. It was only on reaching there that I realized the value of that sug  Read More...

Published on Mar 30,2020 09:21 AM


By B.M. Kapoor in Travel | Reads: 1,096 | Likes: 1

Landing at the Chek Lap Kok airport of Hong Kong, one is sure to be dazzled by its glitter of steel and chrome, indeed a marvel of architecture. It was early morning and the train from our landing terminal to the main terminal was fast and clean; these trains run every few minutes. We found the airp  Read More...

Published on Mar 29,2020 08:45 AM


By B.M. Kapoor in Travel | Reads: 838 | Likes: 1

Contrary to the general perception, China is not all about Beijing and Shanghai, as I found during a visit in 2005. Who could imagine that what was once a piece of a quiet rural countryside in China with open fields with small hillocks around and shrubs and trees spread all over, would turn out to   Read More...

Published on Mar 29,2020 07:26 AM

My First Phoren Trip

By B.M. Kapoor in Travel | Reads: 364 | Likes: 1

Five of us were very excited to go on our first foreign trip abroad and we had pooled our savings for this trip. This was in 1995 and we were to cover UK and Europe, the most desired destinations of tourists. First halt was London where stayed in a hotel run by an Indian. We learnt to our horror tha  Read More...

Published on Mar 28,2020 09:36 AM

The General comes a-visiting

By B.M. Kapoor in True Story | Reads: 374 | Likes: 2

Driving back to his house, the Colonel’s mind was racing. Reaching home, he leapt out of his jeep quivering with excitement and shouted for his wife. Before she could speak a word, he said, “Look Geeta, the General has decided to visit us this week. We shall of course arrange the usual b  Read More...

Published on Mar 27,2020 09:31 AM

Breakfast in the Air

By B.M. Kapoor in Humour & Comedy | Reads: 4,159 | Likes: 10

It was an early morning flight and we were in our seats, having gone through the pre-take-off drill. It was then that the captain came upon the PA system to announce that due to bad weather, the flight would be delayed. We were asked to stay in the plane. The next announcement that came after 30 m  Read More...

Published on Mar 27,2020 08:44 AM


By B.M. Kapoor in Humour & Comedy | Reads: 1,331 | Likes: 3

The public perception of an army man is of a straight, stiff and disciplined person – usually with a stick in one hand and a mug of beer in the other. As is the case usually, perceptions are not always right. Army has its wit and lighter moments. Service life is full of adventure and challenge  Read More...

Published on Mar 24,2020 11:29 AM

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