Monthly Archives: November 2014


LOS LATINOS…………………….
Wandering through the streets and cobblestone passages of Mendoza
The cordillera de Los Andes in smiling ice
Prim green strokes of belasco vineyard on painted canvas
Two gauchos moving across las Pampas
With a couple entwined in tangocito
Perfumed pasta with truffle oil at
Maria Antonieta
and the crying wind that yearns for Cerrati- our Gustavo Cerrati
Now gone beyond the waves and ripples of his rocked-out soul
..what more can a Cottonian do
But reminisce about nights in White Satin
….and his brother  who lives in the peaceful sanctuary of Los Andes and Vina del Mar…
Rushing through with yamaha speed
and raising his glass of Casa del Bosque..
Past wildest roses blushing red
.. A pact for life
With Juan-Manuel Fajardo…
An amazing Carvacho..
‘it’s been too long hermano..
Just too too long’
Soon comes the simmering viento
on a journey into the past in el mes de Noviembre 2014

Best Wishes,
Capt Vivek (Bonnie)Bhasin

OCA (India) Northern Chapter – Annual Meet & Membership Drive

Dear OCs,
First and foremost we congratulate our Chapter President S. Sukhinder Singh for being elected to the post of Vice President of OCA India. He shall now take over as the next President of OCA India. This indeed is an honor for all members of the OCA(India)Northern Chapter.
I on behalf of the Northern Chapter would also like to extend our congratulations to Mr. Roy Christopher Robinson, the Head Master of Bishop Cotton School for the commendable effort which he and his team have put in towards BCS being awarded the Best Boys Boarding School in India by Education World. The Head Master has very graciously accepted the invitation of the Northern Chapter to attend the annual meet.
It is time again for our annual get-together and I am sure all of you are anxiously looking forward to renewing old contacts and remembering your wonderful days spent at BCS. This year’s meet is being held over lunch on Sunday, 7th  December, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. onwards at The Taj Hotel, Block No. 9, Sector 17-A, Chandigarh, 160017. Please refer to the attachment for details.  
I would also like to take this opportunity to inform you that the amended MOA of OCA(India) is now in play. According to the MOA, it has now to be clearly defined as to which chapter an OC/member belongs to should he wish to be a part of the process to bring a new team in place. Therefore towards complying with this amendment, in addition to meeting and catching up with old friends, the annual get together would also serve the purpose for conducting a membership drive.
In order to help facilitate your becoming a member, please find enclosed as an attachment a registration form. May I request you to kindly fill the form, clip your passport size photograph to the form and send the same accompanied with a Demand Draft/Cheque at Par of Rs,500/-(Five hundred only)in favor of OCA(India)Northern Chapter payable at Chandigarh .Should you have already registered, then kindly forward your photograph with the form duly filled. You are requested to send your documents to the following address.
Davinder  S. Jaaj
C/O Davinder S Jaaj & Co.
Chartered Accountants
SCO 18, IInd Floor, Sector-17-E
Looking forward to seeing you on the 7th.
Warm Regards,
Ajay Thiara

Minutes of Meeting / OCA India AGM 2014

Minutes of Meeting AGM of OCA (INDIA) held on 29th September, 2014

Venue : Maple Room, India Habitat Centre

  1. The President welcomed all the members present and apprised them of various developments and works being undertaken by the OCA and its members to improve the infrastructure at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, such as total refurbishing of the Staff Room at School, provision of a quality Filtration Plant for the Swimming Pool and installation of Solar water Heating Plant for the main school.
  2. The minutes of the Last AGM were duly approved and adopted.
  3. The balance sheet and final accounts of 2013-14 were approved.
  4. Secretary’s Report was put up by the Jt. Secretary and discussed with members.
    Various issues were addressed to all the members, such as –
    – A notice from the Registrar of Societies relating to the amended MOA was received by the society and is to be acted upon.
    – Income assessment proceedings are being finalised and information furnished.
    – Funds of the OCA (INDIA) to be utilized for the needy members.
    – A low cost but effective Mobile application for fast & easy interaction between the OCs nationwide is to be initiated soon to establish a greater cause for mutual co-operation and betterment of Old student fraternity. A reputed IT firm ‘Campus Mall Pvt. Ltd.’  has agreed to develop the same for OCA(INDIA) which would be duly considered. They have also agreed to provide classy sportswear/memoriblia through e-commerce to members of OCA(INDIA).
    – The traditional Annual Lunch of OCA(INDIA) held in February every year in Delhi has become synonymous with its identity and more popular amongst the OC fraternity and therefore shall continue to be hosted in Delhi at all times to come.
  5. An advice of a Company Secretary was sought to determine the implementation of Amended MOA according to whom the amended MOA would be in force from the day it was submitted with amendments in the Registrar’s office and it was duly accepted by the house.
  6. For selection of Post of Vice-President only two applications were received – that of Mr. Sukhinder Singh and Mr. Vivek Bhasin. The house moved a motion that only application of Mr. Sukhinder Singh should be considered since the second application of Mr. Vivek Bhasin was received only a day before the AGM and he himself was not present for the AGM. Mr. Sukhinder Singh accordingly was selected as the Vice-President and would function as the President from 01/04/2015.
  7. Two members were also elected to the executive committee members of OCA(INDIA) namely Mr. Vijay Khurana & Justice (retd) R.S.Sodhi.The present executive committee members would cease to be members from 01/04/2015. and the newly elected members along with the two to be chosen by the President and those nominated by the Chapters would form the Executive committee as per the MOA. It would therefore be in order for all the Chapters to conduct their elections according to the MOA (if not already done) and inform the OCA regarding these.