Friday, 3 October 2014

Update - Just the Bare Truth about the Book



We update our catalogue every two weeks and send the updated version to our distribution partners. They may take from three days to three weeks to update their channels. You will receive an email once your book is available on these channels.

Regards, Team"
unquote email recd about 15 minutes ago on 6th Oct 14.

As I was compiling Just The Bare Truth and expressed the intention to publish, there was quite an encouraging response.

Now......................even the guy who was going to order 10 copies appears to have had second thoughts! 

My intention was to contribute whatever I received for the cause of Veterans and provide the account of earnings and contributions.

That's life!

 I am now making a compendium of all the material received so that it is available to those interested in one place. 


  1. It Is very sad.However I am waiting for my copy.I am very sure it will enlighten me.

  2. Even Soldiers do not walk the talk & those who do are blessed since they are the ones who understood soldiering & will soldier on !

  3. Its indeed a shot in the arm to read your well informed post each day. Waiting to go through the hard copy ordered yesterday. Please keep the info flowing

  4. Sir, the publications will attract readership eventually. It may take a bit of time, but there's every likelihood of the books getting bench marked in a short while.

    Ownership of the books may not exclusively be on an individual basis. Hundreds of services libraries are likely to benefit their members by having the books on their shelves.

    1. Just got the news that some are placing orders.

  5. I am an avid reader of your blog and am interested in buying one copy.

    1. Please go to and place your order.

  6. I am eagerly awaiting my book. Order was placed on 30 Sep 14. Best of Luck. Brig K Batra

  7. i am also eagerly waiting to get my copy ordered on
    regards, mundhra

  8. Sir,
    I just now recd the book.Thank you for your massive compilation efforts.Detail review afterwards!

  9. Your "draw attention to" comments at the beginning of each chapter make for easier understanding of the contents.

    I am definitely more informed than I was 10 days ago.

  10. Just received the book & did a favor to self in buying it :)

    1. Since you have the penchant to be frank and constructive in criticism, please do me the return favour of suggesting improvements for More of the Bare Truth, which is about legal cases, NFU, OROP etc.

  11. Sir,
    I have received my copy and feel that with your kind permission want to send this copy to the PM , since he cries hoarse that he is the keeper of morality and justice. Let him see the treatment being meted out to Veterans. I also intend to send a copy to Gen BC Khanduiri Head of the parliamentary Committee for Defence Matters..
    Col Ravi Rao (Retd)

    1. Sir,
      The book is for information, firstly, of Armed Forces personnel - ESM to know how we have not been treated fairly and for the serving to watch out for the sleight of hand practices.

      Please do send it to anyone who you think will read and restore justice.

      A second book - actually a compendium with all the RTI replies not only on Rank Pay but also NFU and legal cases and CGDA - is getting ready.

    2. Sir,
      .1. ordered the book under order number is 52465 and pothy will shortly deliver it to me. The intention behind ordering the book is >>> The savings out of the activity is earmarked for resolving injustice meted out to Veterans.
      .3. I, Would like to directly contribute some money separately for such specific causes. May I know the contact details for such contributions ,to my email id : Latif.ccct
      .4. A SUGGESTION:- The online book store, when you reach the payment mode, against net banking you just get the following banks only: Net-Banking: HDFC, J&K Bank, Federal Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank. But if you proceed further ; you get all the banks including SBI for net bank payment.
      Many of us are SBI or other Government bank a/c holders and there is a chance that some of us will stop further process at the first stage . Therefore , Request to update their information about net banking BANKS in their first page . Please refer the cutpaste below from online shopping site:-
      Payment method
      Select a payment method from the following options.
      Order total preview:
      Subtotal: Rs.550.00
      Order total: Rs.550.00
      Payment method: *
      Credit/Debit card or Net-Banking ( provided by )
      Electronic Transfer
      Check/Demand Draft/Money Order
      Powered by EBS.
      Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club
      Debit Cards: Any VISA Electorn Debit Card (including ABN AMRO, Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, AXIS Bank, BoB, BoI, Bank of Punjab, Barclays Bank, Central Bank of India, CITI Bank, Corporation Bank, Deutsche Bank, HDFC, ICICI, Indian Overseas Bank, IndusInd Bank, ING Vysya, Karnataka Bank, Karur Vysya, Kotak Mahindra Bank, OBC, PNB, South Indian Bank, Standard Chartered, SBI, The Bank of Rajasthan, The Cosmos Co-op Bank, UBI, Vijaya Bank)

      Net-Banking: HDFC, J&K Bank, Federal Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank
      Cash Cards: Itz Cash(.)

    3. Pothi informed

      Shall revert soonest about the other aspect.