Hello Everyone, I know I know its gonna be a big big surprise to see a notification that I have written a post (that is if anyone still follows 🙂 ).. , its been a long long time. Took ages to log on as I had forgotten my username-password.  Thankfully I have now got it recovered, How are you all doing.

I thought of starting to get this blog working again , Life has been happening around but all that later, The biggest problem I feel now is that as I am trying to get back to writing and trying to woo all you lovely people back my mind seems to have stopped working.

I have been going through my drafts and scheduling a few posts to get published.. I found this tag that was quiet popular in the days gone by and was doing the rounds about four/Five years ago, I thought lets start it again ..

This tag is pretty simple. Just strike out the things that You have not done so far and to make it a bit spicier add a line or two as explanation to the ones that you have Done..

1.Graduated high school … Yeah I DID IT.. in spite of all the teachers saying I will not pass, I am sure some had a bet on too, But I regret graduation now in hindsight, as that was the best time of my life. I so wish to go back to it and do all those mistakes, stupidity everything again and AGAIN..

2.Kissed someone… No comments 🙂 .

3.Smoked a cigarette. …. No I hate smoking, the smoke , the smell it puts me off..

4.Got so drunk you passed out… Yes, and Lived to tell the tale (which I will sometime , as it was a funny episode now that I think of it)

5.Rode every ride at an amusement park… Yes, I had just come to UK and we went to Drayton manor park here, I took every RIDE.

6.Collected something stupid… Yes I collect MEMORIES. and no by stupid I mean Good stupid .

7.Gone to a rock concert… (I did go but could not get tickets so returned back)

8.Helped someone... I have put a strike on this , because I feel that if I have managed to help someone then it was my good luck, I was lucky and there can never be a time where we can have enough of helping someone, the world is becoming such a sad place, AND we all need to do our bit and continue doing our bit..

9.Gone fishing… (Oh yes, I remember going uphill in india, this is a funny episode, will have to post an article, let me say it did not end up in having Fish curry or fish fry 😦

10.Watched four  or more movies in one night… Oh yessss, a lot of times, I was in school hostel we use to rent a VCR on Saturday night, watch movies all night, fast forward the songs.

11.Snorted cocaine/Weed..(hopefully Will NEVER Try either)

12.Failed a subject… wowowo how could I NOT, I was the most outstanding student in the class ( always standing OUT OF THE CLASS :)), I had come from school to college, From ICSE to PSEB.. punjab school education board.. and I flunked in Punjabi.. disgraceful I know but my Punjabi was not that good.

13.Been in a car accident… ask me how many, I am accident prone.. I am thankful I am alive.. THANK YOU GOD .. I am sure there are a few out their wanting it to be otherwise but hey SORRY GUYS, tough luck

14.Watched someone die… The worst moments of my life, wish I could have done more and I prey that no one is in that situation.

15.Been to a funeral… Have been to a few now, the Men in our family seem to die off earlier. Although I would love to visit my OWN FUNERAL. just to see who all are there genuinely and see all those SMILEY faces .. saying GOOD RIDDANCE 🙂 Oh yes I have made so many people angry in my short life so far :).

16.Burned yourself… Yes my left hand, I managed to put the burning hot iron on it in 2012.. How !! don’t ask … No idea.

17.Run a marathon… Meeeeee run a marathon, WOW, that is something I got to see too 🙂 .. it will be more of a RUN FAT BOY RUN…

18.Cried yourself to sleep… Yes many a times now. Life is not a bed of roses always

19.Spent over 10,000 bucks in one day… Yesssss well this one is easy, buy anything for 100 pounds plus here , convert to indian currency yipeeee 10,000 gone 🙂

20.Flown on an aeroplane…  Yess  not just that I have actually Flown too, I had a Student pilot licence, use to have NCC in India ,did solo Gliding and then about 50+ hours of power flying in those Yellow aeroplanes PUSHPAK’s.

21.Written a 10 page letter… Yes about 2 a few years back, but did not post maybe one day will post .

22.Gone skiing or Sailing… (I would love to , one day )

23.Cut yourself… A few times now. Sadly for the few out there not life threatening 🙂

24.Had a best friend… This brings me so much pain always when, I think of him. Anupinder Singh Mann. My life is definitely a better one as he was part of it for as long as he way. I have so many beautiful friends all over the world. It was so lovely to have met many of them recently a month back. Life is beautiful with beautiful people around. God bless them all.

25.Lost someone you loved… Sadly Life is not always a bed of roses, you win some – you lose some. But never forget the ones we have lost as god knows where – when – How we might meet up again. I have this theory that ..
Dosti karo to Khoob karo
Dushmani karo woh bhi khoob karo
Magar khyal itna rahe ki FIR agar DOST bano
to SHARMINDAGI na ho…

26.Got into trouble for something you didn’t do… Always  as I mentioned earlier I was an outstanding student (standing out of class always) , yet i got punished for something that happened inside the class, I wonder how that worked.

27.Stolen a book from the library.

28.Gone to a different country… Yes Gone to Europe… Spain,Germany, Czechoslovakia , Belgium etc etc. Been to Canada, Australia, America and INDIA 🙂 (Yeah me globe trotter, if only I had more money )

29.Watched the Harry Potter movies… I hate the movie

30.Had an online diary... Yeah I use to consider this blog as one, as it has a lot of memories hidden in the articles. Sadly been away for a long time, Wrote my diary as always though.

31.Fired a gun… I came runners up in Skeet shooting , when I was in NCC, in India

32.Gambled in a casino… (Itne paise hi nahin ki gamble karoon.. dont have that much money to gamble 🙂 )

33.Been in a school play… Oh yes I was bad only in studies, rest i was good at

34.Been fired from a job… Oh Yes, my second job in Chandigarh, beat up a student as he was doing dadagiri with his gang, so I got my gang , but got fired … tough.

35.Taken a lie detector test… Now I wonder who will say Yes to this, why would anyone tell anyone about having taken a lie detector.

36.Swam with dolphins… No , but touched them, kissed them , played ball with them.. Next year FLORIDA.. 100%/… Doing that …

37.Voted for someone on a reality TV show… I don’t like these shows as I still feel they are a bit manipulated.

38.Written poetry… (I have tried but am crap at it )

39.Read more than 20 books a year… (maybe 5 to 6 )

40.Loved someone you shouldn’t have… DEFINITE YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

41.Used a colouring book over age 12… My niece probably hates me for that, I was sitting playing paint the picture with her and ended up colouring all her book.. bad Uncle I am 😦

42.Had a surgery… Yes a couple.

43.Had stitches… yes MORE than a couple, Nothing to Boast about though sadly 🙂

44.Had more than 5 IM conversations going on at once.WHATTTTTTT 5 coversations, do people do that. I would get lost in what I am saying to who .. Good luck to these people

45.Been in a fist fight… Oh yes .. More than a fist Full 🙂

46.Suffered any form of abuse… Yes, I did a post on that a few years back.

47.Had a pet… Yes I love dogs and a few back home in India.

48.Petted a wild animal… dolphins, seals , Shark, Want to pat a Lion though.

49.Dyed your hair.. oh yes the first time i went back to India after years , I had got blond highlights in my hair. My dad did not like it at all, lucky i was all grown up else I could see that SLAP coming..

50.Got a tattoo… I am so afraid of needles , I would not dare But I do want one for sure ..

51.Had something pierced… Ear

52.Got straight A’s… This makes me laugh out loud 🙂 because ME and STUDIES .. Two different things for sure .. very bad in studies

53.Taken pictures with a webcam.. The good old days when we had gmail chat, the use of webcam came very handy, nowadays its so simple skype-teams etc etc.

54.Lost something expensive… yes a few, A few years ago I had gone to Australia and lost my luggage and everything in it .

55.Gone to sleep with music on

Done Dana dan… WOWOW I have done a lot of stuff… Now comes the Tagging part , well as you all know I have come back after so long , so I will not put anyone on the Spot, as the people I tag may just have forgotten me, now that will be sad for me 🙂 .. So I am going to tag everyone.. yes all who are ready COME ON.. take it up..

Please take it up people.

Hi Everyone we are organizing a cultural show on the 27th of October 2018. Please do come along and help make this a success, if you can spread the word then also please do so.

All help will be greatly appreciated…

The show includes Lead Singer Sidhu Moosewala (SidhuMooseWala ‏) , and also Features Bhangra Maestro Benny Dhaliwal (DhaliwalBenny) and Aman Hayer (AmanHayer1 )

Hosted by: Harpz Kaur

Dj Entertaiment by: Dj Harv Kudos

A Night Not To Be Missed…

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All tickets can be bought from eventbrite Click here for Tickets

The seating plan is as follows .. Seating will be round tables of 12 on VIP GOLD and 10 seating on Diamond.

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I will be there , if you guys come do look me up and meet up , would be good to see you all..

One of the most beautiful relationship that a person can have is the one that is shared between a Grandmother and Grandson… Especially with maternal Grandma. My Nani passed away last week at a ripe age of 95, As always each time the phone rings early morning it makes you sit up thinking of the worse and so it was.

So many memories flash by when you hear of someone close passing over, the earliest memories that I have are of my summer vacations spent in the village at my maternal grandparents house.  We use to call my grandma Bibi.

Kids in those days use to be got married off especially girls at a very early age, My mom was only 18 when she was married and funny as it may sound the race to have a male heir for the family name meant try try until you have a male child , so was the case here too ,  Nani had to give birth to 6 girls before she had a male heir, and so it happened that the age difference between me and My Mama (mother’s brother) is almost nothing.

The biggest problem of coming abroad is not to be able to see loved ones at the end that always bothers me and I have had to get through a few of them over the last few years.

Things were not that advanced so everything had to be done manually, filling up of water, preparing food for the farm labourers, taking care of the household work , looking after the household animals, There was always so much work to be done and Nani was always busy doing something or the other.

She was GOOD and when I say good I do mean Good at everything ,  apart from preparing food, I remember her stitching, most of my school shirts/trousers were stitched by her not just mine but the rest of the household too,  other than that the women also had the skills of creating beautiful Phulkari’s , Women had to prepare for their dowry themselves  and by the grace of god (or was it my Grand father’s 🙂 ).. Nani had 6 daughters for whom all the Dowry had to be created, so Nani had a busy time.

I also remember the amount of time that was spent spinning the Charkha to weave thread from cotton,  The thread then used to create the beautiful bed sheets or Shawls and other type of clothes. Women had so much work to do in a day, long long working hours get up very early to make sure everything is set in motion for the day.

Men had it easy I believe as they had only one big thing to look after , tend to the fields all day long every day, I use to laugh with my Nani saying she was a Work horse never got tired, taking care of  such a big household took immense strength and Lot of hard work.

The amount of Desi Ghee, the big dollops of butter on the food I have had growing up, the yummyliscious food cooked with all that love over the fireplace, I remember I use to sit on one side of the Chulha pushing the cotton plant dried sticks for fire, as Nani cooked.

Going to bed and she would bring hot milk and tell stories till we dozed of.  Makes me think how it will be visiting the maternal grandparents house now that they are gone, time will tell.

I miss you Bibi ji world is not going to be the same place anymore.

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Saw this Brochure, maybe its me but I found something funny with the Maths on the offers..   and also what is this Cupping Therapy don’t understand that either 🙂

This was in a Indian sweet shop 🙂  Yeah I still love my Samosa-Jalebi, no wonder I am getting Fatter and Fatter each day …

This one is completely on a tangent post 🙂 So sorry about that, nothing to do with Valentines day,  but nevertheless everyone  I Hope you all had a great day , so Happy Valentines day to you all yesterday – today and always  🙂

Right.. Early morning on our Whats-app group yesterday I got the Following Pic by a Patriotic citizen of India.

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Which is obviously wrong info since it was not 14th the martyrs were hanged it was on 23rd march , So me being me replied ( I need to stop doing this , I know) to this message, which brought a bit of argument as you all can read  🙂  ( I have had to whiten out some messages as they are not related to this chat. )

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The Green ones are obviously ME as always getting myself into trouble, But this just goes to show what we are becoming, I don’t even know this guy never ever met him,  yet they have audacity to first spread such false information, then instead of just apologizing ( OK apology is a big word maybe for them) or  just making an excuse that a mistake is done they are ready to have a stupid argument not forgetting sending me to hell…   (Where I am sure I am heading but its a good thing I wont have to bear such idiots in hell at least, at least in hell we will all know what or who we all are )  ..   It’s the so-called GOOD people we need to be wary of because they are the ones who always Stab you.. 🙂

Anyway I am digressing again So I am being asked to mind my language by a person who is sending me to hell.. and who things its insulting that I used the word Shame.  Maybe I do need English lessons.

It is really a shame, first of all to that person who made the above pic and circulated , No wonder it is so easy to spread rumour’s these days, the bigger Idiots are the ones who just circulate stuff without giving it a thought. What sort of nation are we becoming where we know what day is Valentines but Don’t know about our hero’s, the freedom fighters ,  how the brave fought for us , so we could live in a Free nation. 

Ah well..

Edited just before pressing the Publish button 🙂 DISCLAIMER:–  I have been thinking should I put a disclaimer lest Karni sena comes after me for writing anything that may be against the Rajputs. But after reading the post a few times I am sure I haven’t written anything to say otherwise, but Nevertheless This Post titled ‘Padmaavat’ is based on my experience watching the movie- and reading about the chaos that took place Because of  Making of the epic ‘Padmaavat’  which according to the makers was based on the EPIC work of fiction by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi. 

I have written this article on what I saw in the movie, I fully believe in the valour-Legacy-Grandeur -Honour and Courage of Rajputs. 

Last night saw the Movie Padmaavat (still can’t figure out why the name change) but anyway , not Very impressed with the movie(will come to that later), BUT Impressed with the way movie is full of honour, valour , the grandeur of Rajput Heritage and off course the obsession of one ruler which brought so much ruthlessness and chaos . Throughout the movie I was looking for any sign that depicted otherwise as I Couldn’t understand all the hoopla that went around in India over the movie by a Sect which thought otherwise so much so that threats were made against the leading Actress.

The obsession shown by Alauddin in the movie has surely been transferred over to this particular sect as they have created so much chaos and ruckus in the country all for some political mileage,  India believes in Dirty politics which brings cheap tricks to gain some sort of mileage, Throughout the movie I just could not figure out WHAT IS IT THAT the KARNI sena had an issue with, why would they send hooligans to rough up the director Mr. Bhansali on the sets of  the movie.  I said Hooligans because no one in the sane mind would do that, especially if there is a movie being made which is based on a bit of history even if it is fiction and a bit of tradition – rituals of those days.

With all this Extracurricular activities involved around the movie it sure had garnered a lot of publicity which has helped in people taking notice of it, hence the house full last night,  it is very rare that a hall is Full here in UK for any movie, maybe on the first couple of days of the release but otherwise I have never been to a movie that would have so many people in the hall.

Coming back to the issue as I was saying I did not see any sign which would put the rich heritage – culture of the Rajput’s to shame or put it in bad light, so what were the people protesting against ?  What’s made me a bit angrier is why would the court or the censor board change the name of the movie, this surely shows that the people protesting have had some sort of Win.

Why do we always bow down to such antics ?

How can a group of people who believe in doing such activities which can never be good for a building nation be allowed or rather why were they allowed , with all the Heritage-culture of Rajputs how can Rajputs themselves do this.

There were so many Dialogues in the movies that made me think REALLY, is this what is the current heritage, go and give threats about beheading the leading actress, Women were respected and it was a matter of AAN-BAAN-SHAAN of the Rajputs culture, as a beacon of courage and sacrifice but obviously the people involved do not believe in all that,  it did not stop the Sena so deeply concerned about the honour of a historical figure, from issuing a threat to the lead actress.. in my mind its called hypocrisy.

The funny part is I did read somewhere that some members had vowed to perform JAUHAR themselves if the movie was released, where are these members. ( I am not saying that they should but HEY HO..)

So much damage has been done, buses –cars – bikes burnt, public property damaged.. WHY and no one questioned about it, Rajput culture does not portray this. The mob even attacked a bus full of KIDs how shameful is that, leave the Rajput culture which religion-caste-culture says that.. Shame on those who were part of the group that terrified the little children SHAME ON YOU..

Padmaavat is all about the Strength, Rajput principles of valour, fair play and aan, baan and shaan BUT sadly all that has been undone by the Modern Day descendants- The organised gang called Karni Sena. All these cowardly threats, violence and dastardly , unreasonable behaviour surely shows it that way for this particular Sect.

I grew up reading the brave stories of Maharana Pratap of Mewar,  Prithvi Raj Chauhan Of Ajmer, just wondering what these brave heroes would have done to the current mob who are protecting the identity of Rajputs in the ways which we have just witnessed.

So much COURT time wasted imagine all the petitions that have been filed , all that time could have been used for something which was more important as such justice takes many many years to be done in our nation adding such stupid petitions only add nightmares to the genuine cases.

I do  think that our leaders, our government has a lot of questions to reply to , they should have made sure such stupidity did not happen in the first place, they do need  to learn how to uphold rights of people who cannot defend themselves from organised gangs like the one that did all this Antics.

The funny thing is all the above happened without anyone seeing the movie or reading the script.. it was all based on baseless Allegations or rumours, I shiver to think what if there was something in the movie which was derogatory.

The movie has shown the Rajputs in such a Great light, all that splendor-grandeur, all that Glory and Honour It just goes to show how utterly despicable we have become and can be as a Society and where we the modern era Indians have come to. I wish we nowadays are able to show such honour and bravery more often.

Coming back to the movie, I must say I did like the movie although I do feel it could have been a bit more epic, when compared to other Bhansali movies this one was not that great,  Not very impressed with the directorship of Mr. Bhansali , some of the computer effects were bad, The character of Alauddin Khilji seemed to be more researched than the others, I felt The three Actors have done such a Brilliant job.

I know everyone is going on about how Ranveer singh (@RanveerOfficial) looks BUT I must say I felt Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) was a force in himself in the movie he looked the part of Maharawal Ratan singh,  he looked Regal and with all the costumes , the ambience the Palace, surroundings  he has delivered a ROYAL performance,  Immaculate and @deepikapadukone Looks so radiant in the last few scenes , amazing Regal , divine.

Padmaavat nevertheless merits to be seen once If for nothing else, as a support against the bullies who created all the Chaos.

 

 

 

Wow February is already here , A month has already gone in the new year. Time is definitely flying, so without wasting any more time let me just post this post else it will be Christmas again..  Last Christmas I had put some questions here are the answers to those as they came out of the Crackers 🙂 Hope you like them all

1. What do you call Father Christmas in the beach?
Sandy Clause!

2. What do you get if you cross Santa with a detective?
Santa Clues!

(Rekha , you almost got it 🙂 and Santa Holmes is also a brilliant answer) 🙂

3.  What is the best Christmas Present in the World ?
A broken drum, you just can’t beat it!

4. Did Rudolph go to School ?
No. He was Elf-taught! 

5. What did Adam say to his wife on the day before Christmas?
It’s Christmas, Eve!

6. What did Father Christmas do when he went speed dating ?
He pulled a cracker!

7. What does Santa do with fat elves ?
He sends them to an Elf Farm!

8. What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?
A Christmas Quacker!

9. What do you call a blind dinosaur?
A Do-you-think-he-saur-us.

and the Last One…

10. Where does Santa go when he’s sick?
To the elf centre!

A Bonus one 🙂 

11. What do you call a bankrupt Santa?
Saint Nickel-less!

Hope Everyone has had a Brilliant January, Here’s  wishing the best for the Rest of the 2018..