Veteran IAF officer, a Software IIT alumni, Electrical & Aeronautical engineer, Now an Accordionist & a Published Author

Mikerana – the blogger

Veteran IAF officer, a Software IIT alumni, Electrical & Aeronautical engineer, Now an Accordionist & a Published Author

mikerana@gmail.com   +91 9910 877 966

Mike Rana an ex-IAF officer, a software engineer from Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, and electrical and aeronautical engineer from Punjab Engineering College, is now a published author and he plays on accordion. To his credit are two non-fiction books on politics (A Citizens’ Manifesto – 2011, 640 pages) and (A Wonderful World – 2014, 346 pages), one fiction novel (The Himalayan Swami – 2017, 276 pages). He has a large presence on social networks LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, WordPress, Speaking Tree, and e-Zine. He is the creative founder of an online magazine ‘eFingertip’ on WordPress.

In his career of Thirty-Nine golden years, he served twenty-nine in the Indian Air Force, and ten in the corporate, out of which seven years were in Amdocs Cyprus. Mike Rana has received several awards from the Government of India, including a Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) for work on projects on large database and real time embedded systems. He also has the distinction of receiving  multiple awards for his writings on information technology by the Computer Society of India.

A summary of his current works is available below

Social Network activities

Activities on the web

May be I should clarify the following. There are four standalone blogs or mikerana

  1. http://mikerana.com/ mikerana is my personal domain. The blogs appearing here are a bit on the heavy side for study. I am sure the intelligent ones will like it. The topics are social, political, governance or general. The site has long term effect pages and short term posts and all of these are arranged separately.
  2. https://efingertip.wordpress.com/e Fingertip is an entertainment and lifestyle magazine for those who prefer light reading. The subject categories here are live events, fashion, people, playlists, and singers etc. Some less common are the knowledge or wisdom, selling items by categories and food. For these special pages exist on the site. Different types of items appear as posts. A Facebook page efingertip appears that has over 700 members now.
  3. https://mikeranatravels.wordpress.com/Mikeranatravels – Contains photographs and description of most of my travels around the world. A book has been planned to include some of these travelogues.
  4. https://mikerana.blogspot.in/ – is my blogger site at google

Those want to contribute articles or stories of general interest must first get their names registered as authors on the eFingertip site   or they could send me their work at mikerana@gmail.com

About eFingertip Magazine

eFingertip is a great reading experience from the armchair in your living room. We prefer to call it an interactive e-magazine, since it captures your opinions, thoughts and responses, and broadcasts it to an appreciable number of readers globally.

Articles, stories and scripts published herein are forwarded to more than 10,000 readers, most of them are active on WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, google+, and WordPress. Others are reached be reached by email.


  1. eFingertip is an interactive e-magazine promoting personal and product brands.
  2. It is a hub center for important external bloggers and sites.
  3. It provides selected news, views, opinions that are of interest to our following.
  4. It captures the changing trends and distributes that information to our readers.
  5. It establishes own authors for articles and stories according to the guidelines provided.
  6. It is a forum for editing manuscripts and for reviewing published books. Arrangements can be made for publishing the manuscripts.
  7. The guidelines for eFingertip reviews are given here eFingertip Guidelines
  8. If SEO (Search Engine Optimization) concepts are followed by the authors, their articles, stories and reviews published here will be available for search by you or by the international search engines.
  9. It provides useful links to selected governmental, tourism and news websites as well as to the leading e-magazines of international recognition.
  10. You can listen to eFingertip recommended music on you-tube channel  Jyotsna Music Channel in a number of playlists of eternal popularity
  11. Sellers can advertise their pages or sites on eFingertip site
  12. eFingertip fast track workshops bring you up to date with the latest in social networking and optimizing your reach for personal connections as well as for sales and marketing related activities.

 Membership & Promotion

Then this is what you should do …

  1. First re-read what is written above
  2. Add more and more friends to the Facebook group Delhi-NCR Metropolitan here

Metropolitan group

  1. Those in cities outside of Delhi NCR have been placed in the Facebook group Cosmopolitan, so add friends there

The cosmopolitan Group

  1. Then please like the Facebook page eFingertip. It is just one of the activities of eFingertip

        eFingertip Interactive Magazine  

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  1. da-AL

    wishing you the best here – am much enjoying your site

  2. Vikas Yadav

    Dear Sir ,
    I had a look of the website, my comments (read Remarks) are:
    · Please use following to introduce you

    o Veteran IAF officer, A Software IIT alumni, Electrical & Aeronautical Engineer, Now an Accordionist and Published Author at the place of “ex-IAF officer, SW engineer IIT-Bombay, and Electrical & Aeronautical engineer PEC Chandigarh, now a Published Author & Accordionist”

    · mikerana.com: A website with much relevant articles but….

    o looks much crowded although articles are arranged in a segmented manner

    o Ideally, the content should be clustered and arranged under separate blogs as per their relevant characteristics; not all articles on the same website

    · Let mikerana.com should be an introductory website talking about you and your work in summary Plus dedicated different blog-links

    o Each blog link should further reach to a new link showcasing all relevant blogs to that subject only
    best regards

  3. Puneet Mehra

    Hi Mike,
    Hearty compliments on starting your web site, self – designed and self- created. It is comprehensive…the range of subjects covered is vast, caters to a wide spectrum of human interest and attention. The quality of the presentation is quite impressive..not surprising, though, coming from you and knowing your penchant for deep research and perfection.
    Good luck, always…will be visiting the website regularly for updates.

  4. admin (Post author)

    Leslie, was busy in reorganized the blogs and also making blogs on Blogger .. A long struggle to put everything together

  5. glaziers in glasgow

    How much did it cost you to start up your website?

    1. admin (Post author)

      They charged me USD 500, but for changes they requires more money. I also have another site on Blogger for which they charged me another 500 USD

    2. admin (Post author)

      Free I did it myself

  6. Tobe Damit

    It is an honor to have you in my folowers professor! I just had such a hard time writing a post on the birht of design and the roots of branding!! Funny thing is I know this is not the kind of article that attracts a lot of people but sometimes you just have to take a challenge!! Anyways I know some people might find it interesting as I did so it was worth it!!! TY for liking my Crime Scene post and for being a follower!! I am very honored!!! Have a wonderfull day and keep doing what you are doing!! You obviously have found your way to make this world a better one!! BTW if you want to swift through my blog for articles that aren’t on the header page, you can use the calender to go back and forth!!!! My best top posts and pages are listed on the header page!! I hope you find some more interesting stuff on here!!! If you like beautiful things, you will love the series of posts on Art Nouveau. Enjoy!! TY for all that you have done to help. You will be rewarded in a way you never expect! God bless you in its many mysterious ways!!! Peace Out!

    Humbly, Sincerly Yours, Tobe Damit from Loud Alien Noize

    1. admin (Post author)

      Thank you for your comments Tobe Damit. I will certainly be with your articles

      1. Tobe Damit

        Peace Out my friend!! TY!!!

  7. Prof R K Suri

    Dear Mr Rana

    We have already procured 6 acres of land at Dehradun near Airport.
    We have now got the CLU for our senior citizen home at Dehradun.
    We intend to provide senior citizen community living for 300 person.

    pl visit http://www.agewellcare.org

    Pl do have your concurrence for the cause of senior citizen, and your share you vision of age-care in India.

    For details pl call at 9810315110

    Prof R K Suri

    1. admin (Post author)

      Thank you professor,

      would like to know more about the plans and what is that you expect me to do. Purchase or help in setting up the facility. I have a lot of experience in construction and setting up hostels and messes etc. And I have lived abroad so i have some additional information s well.

    2. admin (Post author)

      Any progress ?

  8. nonentiti

    Mike, This is Mirjam maclean (from Linkedin). You suggested we find another connection. I have a two blogs on wordpress, so maybe this is a good way to stay connected.

    1. admin (Post author)

      Yes of course we should be connected this way

  9. admin (Post author)

    We have miles to go KG, but the next generation will not let us rest until we do something for them. They will stop respecting us as a generation.

  10. wg cdr k g sharma

    Worth reading mike, really a spectacular incite for common citizen who is suffering here by the current prevailing system for no fault of his except that he is born here
    and has no alternative ready in his hand,keep it up

    1. admin (Post author)

      Sad … this officer is RIP now

  11. Leslie

    Haven’t heard from you in a while, how have you been?


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