Archive for November, 2011

Thursday Challenge :- DOOR (Home, Barn, Gate, Entrance, Cellar, Car,…)

(I have changed the word House to HOME .. as this is my home sweet home )…

ਜੀ ਆਇਆਂ ਨੂ ,   स्वागतम ,  സ്വാഗതം   ,  ಸ್ವಾಗತ ,  வணக்கம்  ,স্বাগত ,  સ્વાગત , استقبال , swagatham , స్వాగతం, varuga , bienvenido ,Bienvenue,  Acho  acho  tawhanjo swagat ahe ,welkom and WELCOME  to my house .. you are all so very welcome 🙂

Ps:- Thank you to all my lovely friends who found out the translations and wrote these in different languages 🙂  High Five everyone …

THE HINDUSTAN SOCIALIST REPUBLICAN ARMY (NOTICE)

It takes a loud voice to make the deaf hear, with these immortal words uttered on a similar occasion by Valiant, a French anarchist martyr, do we strongly justify this action of ours.

This is how the above notice was put all over the nation in those days of the british RAJ.. signed by

Balraj  Commander-in-Chief  (Balraj was the pseudonym of Chandra Shekhar Azaad , The commander-in-chief of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (army))

A few days back a young man from india did just that , when he slapped the tainted,corrupt congressman the so-called person who follows the Gandhian principal, Sharad Pawar.. The one time team member of Anna Ji.

I felt happy when I saw that happen reminded me of the saying above.

YES it is needed , the need of the hour is that such leaders and by that I MEAN each one of them, over the time we have seen whats going on with all the leaders. they have all had some skeletons in their cupboards. YET we the nation are still sitting quiet.

उजजले खददर का कफ़न पहने मेरे बगुला भगत
बदन चीथड़ों में लिपटा तेरी बेटी का नंगा क्यूँ है ?
एय गुलशने हिंद के गदार निगेबान
मुझे यह तो बता तेरे बाग़ में लूट कतल अगवा और दंगा क्यूँ है ?
कुछ खिले कुछ बिन खिले मुरझा गए
कुछ को मिली मंजिलें कुछ राह में जान गवां गए
तभी तो जलती हैं रोज़ बसें गाड़ियां ट्रक ट्रामें
तुम कहते हो ठीक नहीं गलत काम है यह
में कहता हूँ ज़ुल्म के मारों का इंतकाम है यह
यह इंतकाम इन्कलाब भी बन सकता है
यह नई पीढ़ी है यह कुछ करके दिखा सकती है
यूँ तो गुलशन की हर शाख पे तुम बैठे हो
यह वोह चिंगारी है जो हर शाख जला सकती है

I was reading a few blogs, where people have been trying to find faults with the action of the youth and bringing the AGE OLD GANDHI into it how ahimsa and nonviolence helped .. DID IT REALLY.

We as a nation have to wake up to all this and know the history the proper history and stop idiolising a human being to be god.

It made my smile when ANNA Ji said “only one”.. YES that’s the correct reply .. but obviously the politician quickly took over him and he changed his answer, and now every other politcial party is trying to take some mileage out of it, NO one is bothering to see whats happening to the young man. Should you leaders not try to get in touch with this man and ask WHY he slapped ?

Some have written how non-violent act can be more effective  and that at the end of the day, a minister is a minister whose post and designation demands certain regard.  But the same minister was put there to work for the NATION for the PEOPLE not for himself , All he has done is the opposite,  thats the OATH he takes when he takes on the chair.. he has not given a damn about it .. so WHY should a common man think about him being a minister ?

Why don’t we leave the criminals and rapists who will take an oath to not do anything like that , Why do we put them behind bars, We follow non-violence then should we not treat these as human and pardon them, is that not what Gandhi said. So Why are we punishing them ?

It’s this ideology which will never let India be the nation it should be, If one does good a hundred are there to pull them down.  the problem is we want a change, but we will not do anything to help this change, sit in our houses and make such decisions , when the time comes to do something or just support someone doing something we bring the age-old funda about Gandhi-ism.

Same old sayings We want a Gandhi to be born in our house and a Bhagat singh in neighbours, so in case things change because of all the hard work done ALSO by the bhagat singhs , OUR Gandhi gets all the benefit and we can reap in the glory ..

No matter what the guy did, Look at the feeling how much hatred he has , I am sure millions have the same. It was like when they showed in the end of the film Rang De Basanti the youth saying they will do this and that But has anyone done anything , it’s still the same.

This THAPAD was a necessity need of the hour, to wake the people , as they say NOISE does wake up especially the one that comes from the impact right under the EARDRUM.

I hope Sharad pawar gets the message and starts to work NOW for what he was elected.. others take notice too. Nothing is lost still we can still resurrect the nation , the ministers leaders they have earned enough DO SOMETHING FOR THE NATION at least NOW.   Otherwise the day is not far when youth like Bhagat singh – Rajguru- sukhdev – Chandra shekhar DO take birth .. and then there will not be anywhere for you to run or hide.  What will you do then..

Suddenly all over the politicians are condemning the young man, I dont see all these politicians come together when a bill has to passed for the good of the nation, they dont come together to do ANYTHING good, I guess the cat is among the pigeons and all these leaders can suddenly see themselves getting slapped.  What happens to them when a good has to be done, dont they remember the OATH they have taken.  What have they ever done ..

Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party leaders also criticized the assailant and nearly all speakers noted that Pawar was a warm and helpful leader who did not deserve to be treated with such violence. REALLY so i guess they are saying he is not CORRUPT and is INNOCENT and obviously a firm follower of Gandhi.

The best was the comment I read CHOR CHOR – BHAI BHAI .. so very TRUE .. its only the corrupt trying to speak in favour of the corrupt …

The news of BANDHS and all over the cities .. Really .. shows how our nation works , no wonder these traitors will never go EVER .. and no matter what Anna ji does things will never change otherwise all those who are protesting are they saying Sharad Pawar is Innocent and is PURE WHITE.. a question that needs to be asked by all who took to roads and brought the cities to stand-still WHY.. and we say we indians are awakening up ARE WE ?

LOT of questions come up .. I hope some sense prevails on us indians and we can see through and do something for the nation , Look at everyone supporting each other. People talking of Gandhism and what they themselves do or have done, in spite of everyone knowing how corrupt each is Still supporting.

No one does a BANDH when innocent are beaten, the farmers look at their state.. Funny makes me laugh where our loyalties are , end of the day WE are just as bad as these politicians in spite of knowing what the truth is we are still supporting.. What will happen to our nation when WE are so corrupt ourself.

WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello Everyone .. Yes I am back from India. The trip to Bangalore was exciting and I am feeling the after effects of the visit now .. But thankfully while I was there it was without hiccups, I ate like a pig , visited a few places and met up with some very special people ..

One of them I could not meet as I had something come up which could not be avoided , But was important as it could mean a Ray of hope or something , maybe just maybe .. anyway without going into the rigmarole of events I would like to thank everyone who took out time for me ..

I met a beautiful little girl Called Tanvi.. she was adorable and we walked along the Brigade road which was so chaotic at that time , We also went for a joy ride on the new metro (here I would like to shout out to Ashwini whom put this post on metro and i told her i will do it too soon.. Ashwini you listening ) from Mg road to Indira nagar and what fun that was , IT seemed it was not just us who went for a joy ride it was the whole of Bangalore that had turned up to enjoy the ride.. The bogey was so jam packed and I am positive that 99% of the people in there were not the normal commuters. The excitement on the faces , as the door opened the mad rush of people to rush inside to grab that exclusive Seat pushing, jostling each other to get to it.

The laughter and the shrieks as the metro pulled off with a jerk .. It was a funny moment for me .. although the little lady Tanvi seemed a bit lost and afraid.. holding on to her mother’s hand .. Tanvi is daughter of my blogger friend Sujatha.. Thank you Sujatha for coming all the way to meet up with me …

Also met with Punam of DreamZ forever, she took me to a beautiful restaurant RUH it was lovely, The food I fell in love with , finished the whole of the chicken bowl alone , she probably thinks how much I eat now ..

Next I met Mr. Chowla and It was an honour meeting up with him, we had some serious talks over that cup of coffee at coffee day in front of branton place on MG Road, Soon Bindu turned up, the discussions continued… for some reason I wanted to shout to both that I am hungry, I had not had lunch but the conversations we were having was so interesting that it got lost.

Mr. Chowla has promised to come over to UK in 2012 and visit me here .. Looking forward to that ..  Next day had Lunch at a restaurant called 13th floor , I liked the food in there also .. I seem to like food everywhere 🙂 Chowla sir has published a book of his blogposts , I got a copy of it and Guess what it is autographed by him .. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…

A restaurant called Tamarind was the venue for Dinner where Bindu and Mr. Velu treated me to lovely food once again ..

On the last day met an old friend who happened to get hold of my phone number ,called me up, It was lovely meeting up even if it was for less than an hour..

Did some shopping in the huge malls out there, But I felt they were a bit expensive as compared to UK.. yeah I know some wont believe but I found it was expensive , I can get the same stuff here in uk cheaper and exactly same brands. I also found that the Auto/Cab guys were bad, they charged me so much all the time , Sad part was they would tell a price but when we reached the destination the price suddently changed , I was told he would take 250 from Whitefield to MG Road when we reached there .. he demanded 350 and said Sir “yahi bola tha, aapko sunai nahin diya”.. I know I am duhh but I am not that stupid ..

Then from a FORUM MALL to come to a mall called Cosmo the auto guy says 250 again but when i reached it again was the case of he had said 400.. not 250 Now how can 250 sound like 400. .so I guess I was nicely ripped by these people maybe its written on my face I am a fool…

The Cab company Easy car something, booked a cab around 2pm to pick me up at 4PM, at first I was impressed as I got a txt immediately with a Reference number of the booking , then another one of the Drivers phone number who will pick me .. But at 3:55PM i got another Txt saying due to the technical problem they cant make it .. That made me ANGRY.. How can they do that .. wish it was in UK or Punjab I would have slapped the Taxi people..

Apart from these little silly hiccups it was altogether a lovely trip..

It was good to meet everyone, maybe next time can plan it in advance and meet more, Talked to a few on phone.

Had a day trip to Mysore where we went around to see a few places like the Mysore Palace and the one of the places that I always had in my list Tipu Sultan’s  fort .. sadly the fort is not there the Britishers destroyed it all, So saw the place where his body was found, his summer palace and where he was put to rest.

Bandipur Safari park.. I was not happy as I felt this was rip off by the Govt. since we did not see any animals other than an elephant and deer.. The promised tiger was not seen and it seemed the Driver of the bus also did not have any clue as to where to look for.. he took the bus on a set route .. some VIP was in the bus so his attention was all towards this VIP lady telling her stuff while the rest of the bus passengers did not get any input what so ever.

🙂

Pug marks (dont know if true)

Tusker

Then Came the Bird sanctuary.. where again We went on a boat for a 20 minute ride saw a few birds far away , saw some Crocodiles having a siesta ..

Having a siesta

Saw some historic places to do with the Tiger of indian history the Mighty Tipu sultan.. Who fought the british valiantly but was killed because of some traitors in his palace ..

Tipu sultan rests here along with his Mother and Father

Cannon at the Summer palace of Tipu sultan

Tipu sultan's Body was found at this place

In evening saw the Mysore palace lightening up. While visiting the palace we had a guide who was hilarious and he was definitely in love with the king who he thought was fat and was quiet amused at all the expenditure being done for one person .. The palace was built only at the price of 42 lakh Rs. Maybe I am mistaken and don’t remember properly.

A funny incident happened we had to take the shoes off to go inside the Palace, So deposited the shoes got the token, I put it in my pocket .. came out and asked my friend where is the token, could not find it , I was 100% sure that the token was not with me , we emptied our pockets looked everywhere NO TOKEN.. so had to go to an office Write an application , this is what was hilarious it reminded me of school days when we were taught how to write ..

To

the Director …

blah blah blah .. and had to pay 50Rs to get the permission of the lady director so we could have our shoes back.. On the way back I happened to put my hand in my pocket and VOILA the token was in there 🙂

Mysore Palace

Lighted up

Thats Me 🙂

another Me

PS:- Now you know I have been away for a more than a week , so please dont mind if you dont see me on your blog, I am trying ot catch up to all..

In india the 14th of November is being celebrated as the children’s day , A lot of you have already read my views on the day , and how I feel that it needs to be changed to another day rather than it being associated with the Birthday of a politician Nehru. 

But lets not talk of all that on this day .. After all its children’s day so Happy children’s day to All the kids , you have fun all of you ..

Over the blogosphere I have met so many bloggers who have beautiful kids , I know a few Buzz , Chirpy , Bably , R., the Twins  and many more so to all of them have a great day..  DO your parents proud..

Now coming to the point On this day let me tell you about a fact that not many know of and its sad that our history writers have not done anything to bring it to the limelight as they are all too far into the likes of Gandhi and Nehru’s .. to these writers others don’t exist ..  This fact also brings out the intelligence of one of the well-known martyrs of indian independence Shaheed Sardar Bhagat singh and his comrades ..

During the early organizational work being done by the martyrs was the efforts made to politicize School students, The Naujawan Bharat Sabha also formed a BAL BHARAT SABHA..  and BAL STUDENT UNION which were an organization of school children of the age 12 to 16 years old , and it had a high number of members who actually worked hard for the independence of India.

Baldev Raj the grandson of Lala Lajpat rai was secretary of the Bal Student Union.. and Kahan Chand was the president of the Amritsar chapter of Bal Bharat Sabha.

Kahan chand was a mere 11 years old when he was sentenced by the british to three months of rigorous imprisonment..

Yash another young activist was also found guilty of assisting the Lahore city unit congress and Naujwan Bharat sabha, he was only 10 at that time.. He later grew up to be editor of the Urdu daily MILAP.

Jagdish Chander  During his school days was caned by Headmaster for wearing a Gandhi  Cap. He joined Bal Bharat Sabha and later on joined naujawan  Bharat Sabha  and was known as “SHASRTI JI” among his colleagues. Participated in Bhagtanwala Bank Robbery and Kanari Bazar Dacoity case along with Jahngiri Lal, Dharam Paul,  Lajpat Rai and others. Spent almost 5-1/2 years in Jails namely Delhi, Ferozepur, Gujrat, Multan and Hoshiarpur. Was appointed as Confidential Enquiry Officer, by Punjab Congress Committee to go into atrocities committed by police in West Punjab from 1942 to 1945 and was advisor of Congress on students affairs and had been Secretary of Socialist party in 1942.

As many as a total of 1192 juveniles under the age of 15 were convicted for some reason or the other in regards to there political activities, Most of these activists belonged to bengal.

Not much has been written about these dare devils who at such a young age went on to fight for their nation. If anyone knows about other kids please do let me know too.

So today on children’s day lets not forget these forgotten children who went through all these troubles for the nation which has forgotten them.

Have a great day to all the kids out there , Enjoy your day and have fun.

Wishing You All A Very Happy Children's Day

Pic. courtsey :- http://www.desicomments.com.

This year has come with a Date the will never ever happen again for a 1000 (thousand) years .. I surly will not be alive to see it … The 11th Day of the 11 Month and 11th year of the 2000 …  and Yes its my birthday Today …   I was born on this day early morning in a small village in Punjab , which had just about 8-9 houses at that time ..  My Nana ji use to live in a big village but the land he had was about  5-6 miles away, So he had packed up everything and made a house in the middle of the fields and soon others followed who had their lands nearby..

I am told as was the tradition during those days, My mother came to her parents house when she was nearing the due time .. It was a bright day the day I was born.  A telegram was rushed to Chandigarh where my Dad was living .. my Dada ji was the first one to come over to see me, he did not know I was born , He was busy with some Punjab elections he just coincidentally was visiting.

So on this fateful day ME was born 🙂  A lot is going on in the media about how special this day is , how the sun and scorpion etc etc are in perfect shape so lets hope tonight I win the Friday european lottery .. please everyone pray for that for me .. and I hope the wish does come true … ahmmm and ooops someone remind me to go put the lottery tomorrow tooo.. wont win if I don’t put it 🙂

I know we have not met with each other all those people who come and visit this blog , But please take a minute out…

Those who don’t drink have a some coke-shoke – paani-waani .. and those who drink have a peg-sheg . daroo-sharoo …

Cheers everyone .. .. Thank you all who are wishing me , wished me and those who forgot my birthday in spite of me mentioning everywhere making a big issue of it at all the places 😦 .. not happy now .

ok enough of tantrum .. (lets see who all remembered he he he 🙂  put you all on a spot )

UPDATE (12th November)
PS:- Thank you so very much Everyone who sent their wishes .. God bless you all Everyone .. I am blessed and god has been kind ot me to have such lovely people around THANK YOU……

A few of lovely people wrote lovely articles for me , to make this day a special one .. Thanks to them all specially to Punam Jr of Dreamzz forever

and NRIGIRL    and  “A”  of  Simply Speaking for the beautiful Gesture, And each one of the people who commented on those posts and wished me all those lovely wishes .. Thank you so much to EACH ONE OF THEM.. I am so lucky to have got so many wishes all day long ..

 

Chhavi  from The Boken Rib who wrote the following poem for me ..

Yummy cakes with chocolate icing,
Multi-coloured balloons.
Champagne is always welcome.
A carnival inside a room.

Bright ribbons so delightful
Friends who stay wide awake
Not for your birthday, silly.
Just for a slice of cake. ;) ;-)

Many many happy returns of the day, Bikram. I want my slice of the cake ;-);-)

 

Thank you EVERYONE , I want to personally say thanks to EACH one and all those who wished me on Facebook too, I had my wall full of wishes .. and the Ten’s of emails 🙂 THANK YOU THANK YOU.. I can’t say Thank you enough times to each one you .. YOU ALL ARE SUCH BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE .. God bless you all …

Disclaimer :- Political Article.. No offence meant to anyone, These are my thoughts and What I as a person Believe and think.  Indian politics ..

Why do we celebrate the children’s day on the Birthday of First prime minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru.. Have we ever sat down to see what this man was and how he behaved during his rule India .. and HOW he became the prime minister…

Children’s Day is to celebrate “childhood”. On Children’s Day tribute is payed to all children in the world. Children are loved by one and all. They win over our hearts with their ways and innocent smiles. It makes one realise that that’s the way God wanted us to be.

I am sure a lot of people will have a lot to say on this but here are some of the truths that not many know and those who know have not bothered to tell anyone else ..

First of all can anyone tell me How and where did the surname NEHRU came to being .. I will post about it next time if anyone wants to know .. meanwhile some of the reasons why children’s days should not be celebrated TO celebrate the birthday of Jawahar lal Nehru.

He had so many affairs while in office of which a lot of people know..

We all know about his affair with Lady mountbatten I hope no one is denying that ..

It is also knows that This man had an affair with sarojini naidu’s daughter Padmaja Naidu, Her pictures would be laying in his bedroom and the young Indira would often get into arguments over this issue.

This was one of the reason why Padmaja was made the governor of West bengal.

Then there is also a Story of a Lady on Benaras by the name of Shardha Ma.. With whom he had relations and when in 1949 she got pregnant , Nehru took her to and left in bangalore. She later gave birth to a baby boy.

There is also a Conspiracy story doing rounds that Nehru was very much concerned about Netaji Shubhash Chander bose and Doctor Shayama Parsad trying to be a sore thorn in him becoming the first prime minister of Independant India.. And as they say History still is guessing how these two died.

Also according the book The great divide: Muslim Separatism and Partition.. the Sister of Nehru Vijay laxmi ran away with her lover who was a muslim Sayeeda hussein (who was a servant in their father’s house).. Later Moti lal Nehru forcefully married her to a Ranjit Pandit..

There are so many stories that have come out .. yet we celebrate the childrens day and Call Jawahar Lal Nehru as the CHACHA of the nation ..

Can I please ask all the intelligent people, That if this was in our own family will we leave our kids with such a person , Whose affairs we all know of , and who had not one but a few extra marital affairs ..

Yet we as a nation have been so brainwashed, We just don’t see anything wrong in this whole family .. there are question marks on our prime minister Indira Gandhi too.. she has her own catalogue of such stories .. Which I will talk maybe next time ..

So many questions are left to be answered ..

Thursday Challenge – “CREATIVE” (Fine Arts, Crafts, Engineering, Music, Clothing,…)

In the previous post the second picture has Two Insects hanging 🙂 here is another closer look at one of them …

The Stick insect

Titan Stick Insect

PS. This is also an entry for Thursday challenge .. taking such pictures is also creative .. he he he he I am just trying to find something to post for the idea 🙂 he he he.

P.P.S.  you can disagree with me on this .

P.P.P.S. – > The insect is so CREATIVE it hides itself as a branch