It is said that there are more than 30 staff working at the NADT Officers' Mess. Perhaps this could include those poor men in the kitchen seasoned through flames and soot into blackened permanent fixtures. When the serving personnel at any eating place anywhere get occasional smiles , these unsmiling creatures could be seen peeping out into the dining hall hiding behind blackened walls of their areas as if seeing us worldly things after years. The ones I met here in the kitchen appeared to have forgotten to smile since childhood. If I leave them out of this page, I would consider this visit futile.