Hello everyone

Posted: February 22, 2013 in Bikramism
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Hello all Hope you are all keeping well, I know I have been missing from this place for a long time, and I am afraid its going to be like this for a long time. A few things have changed in life and couple more changes are on the horizon.

Also new rules and regulations have come up with regards to work on PRIVATE USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING, which states now  4.1 All staff are accountable for whatever they put into the public domain even in a privately held account. Inappropriate use or inappropriate disclosure of personal information on social networking and video sharing sites is subject to criminal proceedings (in accordance with s55 of the Data Protection Act it is a criminal offence to disclose personal information unlawfully) and/or misconduct procedures.

So I have been toying with the idea of making this blog private or deleting it forever. There are a few things that I would like sharing but maybe in the next post.

On other thoughts .. We went to a fancy restaurant the other week , to have dinner but I felt that there was something amiss in the Ambiance of the place .  You know these days maybe because of the economy or something anywhere you go instead of the usual Ketchup bottles , they serve you with these little sachets. Have you noticed that..

Now I love tomato Ketchup , I remember in school when I was in Patiala their use to be a new place called “Pik a Chik” that had opened near 22 number Phatak (railway crossing), and in those days these fast food places were the IN thing, everyone wanted to be seen at those places, The guy who owned the place knew one of my Aunts.  so me and a few friends would go there for food but along with the food we would finish off a bottle of ketchup .. It makes me smile remembering the guy telling my Aunt that its fine we come to eat food an all but we are not profit customers for him as we eat so much ketchup..

Anyway back to this restaurant, as I entered what do i see there was  NO tomato sauce on the table.  Now this was very awkward as now I have to ask for the tomato sauce.. my friend says don’t ask for the sauce..   I said I have to order the tomato sauce as i have just ordered some chips..

You can’t eat chips without sauce it’s too dry

so I  called the waitress very calmly but she looked as if she has had an argument with someone already or probably fought with her boy-friend

“Excuse me is there any ketchup in the building..” and I smiled

she looked at me as if I asked for something dreadful , she walks to the kitchen and comes with this small little cup of ketchup .. such small .. oh yes JUST TWO chip worth in it

and walked away

I stopped her there .. and said excuse me wait there .. I took a sip out of the cup .. and said yess

“This is nice, Yes I would like a BOTTLE PLEASE “…

They say laughter is the best medicine, so here is a joke for all of you . I went to my doctor and asked him , I have not been able to sleep lately, so the doctor says don’t have coffee or tea  before sleeping
and have a glass of wine .. to relax you .. I like that, how nice of the doctor

so Now that is what I do, nowadays have a glass of wine just before I sleep, But IT is not always easy you know ..

Because

someday’s I am already VERY DRUNK …

PS:- I am yet to reply to all the comments I know, Will do that very soon, I know I keep saying but will get there some-time, Promise.

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Comments
  1. We missed you and your posts! Take care! Come back soon!

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  2. Hey, I am first! For the First time!

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  3. techie2mom says:

    What?!? You are planning to delete this blog?? Please don’t do that.

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  4. So, did you get the ketchup bottle and finish it? 😛 I wonder why personal blog is subject to scrutiny? Anyway, I guess you will handle it appropriately.

    Destination Infinity

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  5. odyzz says:

    I sincerely pray that you don’t really need to delete this blog..Hope you are safe and sound..Take good care of yourself…be in touch… 🙂

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  6. MomWithaDot says:

    Glad u resurfaced n Good to know all is well! Was wondering…….

    Now, did she brings you back the bottle of ketchup & may be a separate bill for that too .. ?LOL!

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  7. Latha says:

    So, what happened next? Did the lady get the ketchup bottle or not? 🙂 Okay, now wine is good. My son also told me one day, “Amma my friends said that Red wine is good for your heart” :P..I understand about being off from the blog, but just letting you know that you are being terribly missed here…take care.

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  8. R-A-J says:

    Hey Biks, long time, long time… hope all is going well my friend 🙂

    fc*klove

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  9. Praveen says:

    Don’t delete it please….take your time…we will be here after all.;) How can we lose such a blogger to vagaries of work life. 😛

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  10. Raajii says:

    I love ketchup too! I eat it with everything :-). I dont understand this whole privacy thing – is this a company policy?

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  11. pixie says:

    Good to see you back!
    Don’t delete the blog, make it private if you must.. but don’t stop writing 🙂

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  12. Onkar Kedia says:

    So refreshing and enjoyable. Is it the effect of the break? Don’t quit blogging, please.

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  13. Dilip says:

    Cheeers! Enjoy the wine I love wine too 🙂

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  14. Bhagyashree says:

    Missed you Mann really. But do not delete all your hard work, make it private.
    Take care

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  15. Smita says:

    Oh!!! Those regulations are horrible!!! Don’t delete the blog work out other way!!! Anonymous???

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  16. Bk chowla says:

    Good to see you back….Continue by remaining within areas of law

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  17. Saritha says:

    Welcome back and pls don’t delete the blog…Make it password protected and do give me the password. 😀 😀 😀

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  18. Shilpa Garg says:

    Good to see you back, Bikram! Delete blog…. NO, don’t do that!!

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  19. obsessivemom says:

    Hey don’t delete the blog.. you’ll be missed.. sorely.

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  20. My Era says:

    Glad to get an update post. Hope all going fine at your end.

    Please don’t delete the blog, go anonymous and / or change the URL of your blog, WordPress gives that edge so I hope that’ll help solve your dilemma.

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  21. Rosy says:

    Hi Bikram
    You don’t need to delete the blog or go anonymous. Just dont write anything relating to job like Rip Finnders post. You know better.
    Wanna read many many more posts in future.

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  22. Did you fall asleep eating ketchup,this time? Haha.

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  23. anisnest says:

    oye Bikram.. glad to see your post.. take care..

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  24. Ashwathy says:

    Hahaha looks like you are taking your doctor’s advice a little too seriously! 😉 LOL!

    Welcome back Bik! Hope you stick around longer this time………
    Good to know you are doing fine…

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  25. Writerzblock says:

    Lol @ the joke… and I do enjoy ketchup too,.. my son looooooooooooooooves it!!

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  26. ambikasingh2 says:

    Hey nooooooooooooooooo…. don’t delete your blog. keep away for sometime, though (if you think that’s the best thing to do).

    Are those new UK rules??

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  27. R's Mom says:

    You did get my mail na..good to know all is well..but may be you can be more generic in your posts and please dont delete the blog please plase

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  28. chipmunk says:

    bik ji, long time break and you became a confused quotient or what!!!! if you delete the blog i will give a police complain!!! do you have a guts to miss we fellow people here!!!!

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  29. never ever think of deleting this blog veerji ..

    22 number fatak, i had so many memories associated with it…i was there in patiala for 4 years during my thapar engg. days !

    good to c u bak 🙂

    tc

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  30. Red Handed says:

    DID I JUST READ THE WORD ‘DELETE’? Dont you dare delete this blog. I know I dont comment much and thats only because my phone doesnt allow me to. M ancient like that!. So please write soon. And about tomato ketchup! Ahhhhhhhh…who likes chips dry anyway?!

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  31. Bharti says:

    good to see you back. but “delete” is not an option you see…so keep writing..private or changing adda is allowed 🙂

    So did you get the bottle of ketchup afterwards? 🙂

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  32. jahid akhtar says:

    What’sup Sir Ji? Return back to ur world soon 🙂

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  33. I am missing your regular posts so full of verve. Your comments at my blog that always add a value and become a part of write up. I hope everything is fine and turning out to you liking. I wish you come back soon.

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  34. Ria says:

    Hope to have u back soon! And hope everything that u r going thru at the moment becomes alright. I myself am not in a very good place at the moment.

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  35. Trish says:

    I loved this post Bik..its so you!! 🙂 PLZZZZ don’t delete the blog!! Make it private if you have to!!! I have 3 tomato sauce freaks in this house too.. if and when that trip happens..you’ll have lots of company!!
    Don’t disappear!!

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  36. Visha says:

    Please do not delete the blog…it has good content when I get bored 😉 😉

    On a serious note, try to be more generic in your posts 🙂

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  37. Oh! That’s the reason your FB account is deactivated too. Don’t delete the blog, just make it private. We love to read you 🙂

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  38. Novroz says:

    Hi Bik, long time no see 🙂 we all miss you.

    Can you please tell me in simpler English what this mean: “All staff are accountable for
    whatever they put into the public domain
    even in a privately held account.
    Inappropriate use or inappropriate
    disclosure of personal information on social
    networking and video sharing sites is
    subject to criminal proceedings (in
    accordance with s55 of the Data Protection
    Act it is a criminal offence to disclose
    personal information unlawfully) and/or
    misconduct procedures.”
    thanks )

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  39. Bhavia says:

    letting you know that you were missed here 😦

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  40. Jyoti Mishra says:

    Welcome Back.
    but don’t give us all a shock 😛

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  41. Do I need some password to visit your blog….do let me know!!

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  42. Sapna says:

    Prajee, we missed you…no need to push the delete button.

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  43. Smitha says:

    Am glad you decided to not delete your blog! That would have been such a loss to all of us! Glad you are back 🙂

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  44. chattywren says:

    Hey Bikram, don’t delete your blog, it is the work of us readers too:) Good to know all is well with you. Btw, totally agree to the ketchup incident, don’t get it here why we have to pay separately for the sauces!

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  45. jaishvats says:

    Hmm ketch up ! Even I love that ESP with kurkure and u know what ? Indians are the only ones who have pizza with ketchup ha ha

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  46. Chitra says:

    Your posts are always nice. Like a whiff of fresh air. But never knew you had gone private with your posts.I was on a tour and today only I found out.tc

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  47. Jazz says:

    Oh no I’m late, but glad to see your post. I hope everything goes well. Take care Biks.

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  48. dnambiar11 says:

    Hey Bikram, Long time. Nice to see you back. Welcome back. We missed you.
    Sorry about the ketchups. It’s true — if you get used to it, you just cannot do without it. I hope better days will soon be here and the Ketchup bottles are back.

    Cheers to your doc!! Take care.

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  49. ddeepa says:

    I am glad you’re back. You absolutely should not delete it! Check if there’s an option to make certain posts private. That way if you’re writing on certain hot topics, you could do that. But most of the stuff is harmless, we have our own views and opinions. Especially photo challenges and stuff, they make it fun! Somebody’s blog that I had been to, had these post specific privacy options. I don’t think Blogger allows it but maybe WordPress does? Well, regardless, glad you’re back to posting again! Don’t worry, be happy!

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  50. Lifesong says:

    Hey thanks Bikram… I am so glad that you decided not to delete your blog.

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  51. Rachna says:

    Don’t delete it. Keep it private and keep blogging. And we will stay in touch through emails of course. I miss your posts and interactions :(.

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  52. Anita Menon says:

    you can write an anon blog. do not stop writing. I do understand from your last post that there is a big security threat. so an anon blog would work for u.

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  53. Anita Menon says:

    but only let us know (privately) that its u 😉

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  54. Life Begins says:

    Where are you? No post for all these months? Or is there some other one which i am not aware of? Hope all is well

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  55. ambikasingh2 says:

    I come to your blog hoping to see something new…and yet nothing but stillness… hope u are alright where ever u are…

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  56. Bhavia says:

    Kahaan ho bhai??come back soon 🙂
    and Happy Raksha Bandhan..

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  57. Dew says:

    Is everything okay? Thankfully noticed, your blog is open today. And decided to leave a comment.!! Take care.

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  58. Deboshree says:

    Bikram! How have you been? 🙂
    It seems ages since I heard from you. Miss reading your posts.

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  59. shail says:

    I am laughing. You really took a sip of ketchup and said that? 🙂

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