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Yes.. it’s that day again today , when I was born, and the world had to be put in turmoil to endure me till I Live, whatever anyone might say I do feel that November is the best day and the 11th is the best day.. Plus it has a nice ring to it 11th of the 11th ..

The day started as usual till I saw my phone with so many messages , people wishing me and to read all that first thing in the morning is always a good feeling, Pity it was a Friday and I had work else I could have spent the day sleeping a bit more.

Thank you all for all the wishes, god bless you all.

With each passing year it seems the good old days are being left behind, the last I had a good birthday was in 2012, many good human beings were writing posts for me on this day then , BUT sadly as they say all good things come to an END..  and since then its been chaos.. 🙂 But at least I can remember all.

This is a Short and Sweet Post for all who emailed me and texted me and Called me .. Love you all.. God bless you all. You all are the most beautiful people on this Earth not sure what have I done to deserve such good human beings around me ….

AND THOSE WHO HAVE FORGOTTEN .. well what can I say  🙂 …  Love you all.. God bless you all too . don’t worry 11-11-2017 is only 365 days away make sure you remember it then.  You too are the most beautiful people on this Earth not sure what have I done to deserve such good human beings around me, Stay blessed.

This is the first year in more than a Decade that I will be not working , so I guess that is a birthday blessing in itself. 🙂  Back in India friends have already started the celebrations and are now making me jealous .. 😦   GOD I MISS YOU ALL…

 

 

 

Ps:- Sorry people on this NabloPomo blogathon , I am just unable to keep up. There is a LOT going on around this side of the world. But I will continue to persevere and post as and when I can.

 

 

 

 

Here we are , the 11th of November. I am going to start this post with the following I read long time back..

” when life pulls you,wrenches you, the same life hugs you and kisses you and love you back.. we just need to know to be strong and be positive about life. ” by Aswathy here.

That is such a lovely thought ,  I know LIFE is such that you either love it or you hate it .. and those who love LIFE have a lovely life too and those who hate soon learn how to love life.

Today is a special day too as its Diwali so it seems the whole world is going to celebrate my birthday 🙂 and everyone knows how much i love fireworks, if I could I would light some fireworks all day long, since childhood i have been crazy about fireworks But sadly this year I am not celebrating Diwali due to a family mishap.

Since morning everyone has been sending messages -emails , whatsapp these days has become a necessity.

Before I get carried on let me first of all wish every reader and Visitor.. Wishing you-Your Family and EVERYONE Around you a very happy Diwali

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I always say God has been very Kind to me, I am sure he has a special place for me 🙂 Over the years I have had some dreams , actually a LOT of dreams some have come true , some have got lost and hopefully Some more will get fulfilled as time goes on. So today is My birthday too 🙂

11th November 2010

In college we had these dreams that as we grow old and start working, we will become independent , do this and that.. but it’s not that way.. as you grow responsibilities grow, priorities change , looking at the world differs, things which mattered than .. Don’t matter NOW. All those dreams we had, all friends will take up a job in same company and have fun but it was not to be. I am an average person. Everyone or well most people are confident in themselves to a level, but there is always self-doubt, should I do this or that , will I be successful, am I doing the right thing. I have my doubts at times. I also long for what everyone longs for Love, caress, appreciation, (you guys reading this write a comment HOW GOOD IT IS.. yes go on please please please .. he he he he )

In all these years I have done a lot of wild things, a few wishes have come true like

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Wanted to fly….. did it ( gliding and then the Flying

Wanted to be a good at sports – I been in nationals for hockey

Wanted to visit places — work in progress, been to Spain-America-Canada-Australia- Brussels- Dubai-Singapore- France-etc etc.

Wanted to do a few of the dangerous sport activities Bungee jumping, parachuting, skydiving, Have done the Sky dive and NOW have given up the idea of bungee jumping , don’t like the idea for some reason.

Wanted to do white water Rafting and other silly things , have managed to do them all now 🙂

I want to go to Disneyland in Florida.. Oh yes I do .. its nothing of being childish .. every person has a child hidden in them.. I do want to go and do it some day …

I also Want to do something like this 🙂  I want to Do this stunt myself .. I told my friend and they said “ARE YOU MAD“… But what fun it would be, and in case it goes wrong then No chance of surviving so all the better, because I would not want to be in an accident and live a broken life.

The one thing I am dyeing to do is go on a Safari in Africa , in a Hot air balloon, Imagine the drift flying you and then in the middle of it Pffft Pfffft Pfffft oooops the engine or whatever  it is stops … and you are slowing going down.. down .. you look down .. GUESS what .. A PRIDE is watching with those sweet innocent eyes , tongues hanging out , occasionally slurping with the thought of fresh MAN MEAT .. YUMMY .. .

Another thing I want to do is drive all the way to India, Yes , drive it all the way to India..at some stages actually had serious talks with a group of maniacs like me to do it , we just did not have that much money to buy the cars , else we just might have done it .. Just imagine .. wow.. I am getting an adrenalin rush just thinking about it… A road trip exploring various places around the world, Turkey, Istanbul,  Greece, Italy,Iran, Austria, Pakistan.. imagine the amazing places. I know a lot of people have done it so why not do it myself. ONE DAY GOD WILLING I TOO WILL.

More maybe next time .. What about you people out there anything ….

The following song is sung as a tribute to Dulla Bhatti, he is the central character of most Lohri songs , He was regarded as a hero in Punjab as he besides robbing the rich, would rescue girls being forcibly taken to be sold in slave market during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar. He would then arrange their marriages to boys of their religion with rituals and provide them with dowries. So every other Lohri song has words to express gratitude to Dulla Bhatti.

Lohri is celebrated as the Harvest festival in punjab, wheat is ripening and is turning golden.. soon it will be cut the grain taken and the farmer will take it to be sold for the rest of the nation to fill their bellies ..

Sunder mundriye Hoye Oh beautiful one like a ringlet one
Tera kaun wicahara hoye!

Dullah bhatti walla hoye

Dullahe ne dhee vyayae hoye!

Who will save you poor one (to a rescued girl)

Dullah Bhatti is here for you (He rescued the girls who were abandoned and rejected after kidnap!)

He married off his daughter (the rescued girls were adopted by him as his daughters)

Ser shakkar payee hoye!

Kudi da laal pachaka hoye!

Kudi da saalu paatta hoye!

Salu kaun samete!

He gave a measure (ser about a kilo)of sugar!

The girl is wearing bridal red dress!

But her shawl is torn (poor and soiled-girl has been raped?)!

Who will stitch her shawl(repair her reputation)?!

Mame choori kutti!

zamidara lutti!

Zamindaar sadaye!

The maternal uncle made sweet ghee bread (choori)! (maternal uncles were responsible to vouch for chastity of the girl)

The landlords ravished it (meaning the girl kidnapped by rich moghul landlords!)!

bade bhole aaye!

Ek bhola reh gaya!

Sipahee pakad ke lai gaya!

Sipahee ne mari eet!

Lots of innocent guys came (poor grooms)

One innocent boy got left behind (the poorest of poor!)

The soldiers arrested him! (Indicated that he was in collusion with Bhatti the rebel)

The soldiers hit him with a brick! (tortured him)

Sanoo de de lohri te teri jeeve jodi!

Pahenve ro te pahnnve pit! “

Give us lohri (gifts) ..long live you couple!

Cry or howl!


13th January Lohri day… I would have got up early… worn nice new clothes… met up with my friends and then house to house… singing the above song demanding some gift. We would get money or sweets… Money usually…Imagine the beat of the DHOL… with a group of people singing the above song, the bhangra included…

The house that gave money was blessed by US by

“Dabba bharaya leera da”
“Ai ghar ameera da”

The house that did not got

“Hukka bhai Hukkaa”
“Ai ghar bhukka”

My grandfather would give me the traditional 500Rs and my sisters 500Rs, and my sister would always give her share to me… so I would have a 1000 to start with… the other one is a miser and doesn’t love me that much ch ch ch ch 😦 So she keeps her money.

My dad is a miser he would not give :), mum would give though depending on how much she has… I bet if mum was not at home a lot of the above Hukka bhai hukka was sung in front of our house he he he … I am just kidding

Then neighbours, The house on the left an old lady lives, She would have a bowl full of sweets ready, I will go and ring her bell, she would say “KHULA HAI” (its open).. Then a crisp 100Rs note and a bowl of sweets and TONS AND TONS OF WISHES, blessings…

The neighbours on the right now this is a tussle, because they have two sons, a year younger than me , the tussle is no one wants to go first because its POLITICS .. Yes … religion main bhi POLITICS hai (even religion has politics)… look the ones who go first will get money so the other set of parents will have to match it… So it’s always hoping they go first so we can tell my dad to give bit more to them… hence we get the same when we go to their house… Yeah you see POLITICS works everywhere 🙂

The house right opposite us, were one of those misers too, hardly saw lights on in that house, I think the owners were in states, only a caretaker was there.. So nothing from there…

By then it would be college time, oh yes holiday-no holiday, festival – no festival, College is a must… and why not cause everyone in the group will be there so meeting up time, meet up then the planning starts how to go about celebrating it, first sukhi’s , then vikrams, then mine and so on.. Evening comes we go for a gedi first in different parts of the city people have organized things, visit them have some fun… a few drinks here and there… Then reach home, Dad always had a big BIG pile of wood… (On second thoughts I think that’s why he did not give money he is saving all that to buy all this wood, or ordering the poor maali (gardener) to break some from the trees 🙂 ah well Now I know )

Lit the fire, have the dholi beat the dhol… dance around the fire eat the sweets The gachaks, Rewadi’s , nuts , next door neighbours would come a few other friends make a night out of it .. Dancing- singing … then once exhausted just sit around the fire till late in night just chatting…

Oh Sunder mundriye hoye!
Tera kaun wicahara hoye!
Dullah bhatti walla hoye!
Dullahe di dhee vyayae hoye!
Ser shakkar payee hoye!

HAPPY LOHRI EVERYONE…. Have a blast .. EAT – DRINK and BE MERRY… Enjoy

HAPPY LOHRI . and dont forget my LOHRI… ..

Ps:- This is a repost with a few changes.

11-11-12 AGAIN

Posted: November 11, 2012 in Aging, Birthdays
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Right its that time of the year again.. last year it was The 11th Day of the 11 Month and 11th year of the 2000 …  11-11-11.. The media had gone on and on about how special that day was , how the sun and scorpion etc etc are in perfect shape, I did put a lottery but nothing came of it .. I guess it worked lucky only for a few LUCKY.. 🙂

A lot has happened in the last one year I have met some lovely people , lost a few people too, but overall its been a good year  rather a very good year. I don’t have any qualms or anything to share or say, I just hope and pray that life continues like this on its own merry way. The ups and downs are the way of life, I was reading a lovely blog where someone had put a comment and it sort of touched my heart how true it is what the commentator has written .. She says

” when life pulls you,wrenches you, the same life hugs you and kisses you and love you back.. we just need to know to be strong and be positive about life. ” by Ashwathy here

What a lovely thought it is and so true, Life is funny it gives us all the bad things but it also provides us all the beautiful things to, it  throws us to dogs ot be eaten up, to be broken and what not but then LIFE itself shows us how to be strong and move on and overcome the problems .. it teaches us again how to love – hug and live again. How to deal with the dogs once again in life.. But the so called dogs Keep returning time and again, hopefully the second time they come life would have taught us how to prepare ourself for that time ..

and if we get bitten again then hopefully this time we can move on FASTER..

Right enough of the philosophy etc , today is my birthday and I don’t think I have anything new to say, this blog has made me a open book everyone knows about me , Although with the recent few mis-haps I do wish I was anonymous, the mis-haps have led to people probably thinking I am a idiot.. BUT I have a piece that I want to say to all those people who think I am an idiot which is ..

There is another thing that I still can share today , it is actually something that I DONT LIKE 🙂 , If someone asks me to go out for food (lunch – dinner  etc),  I don’t like to going to a sophisticated places.

I have a simple reason because all these posh places they make you look like an idiot, with there fancy names given to the dishes I mean here are some examples ..

Subzsaag Gohst

Chicken Tikka Masala (Desi)  (Now what could DESI possibly be ) .. 

Butter chicken is a butter chicken no matter how well you sugar coat it. I actually feel embarrassed sometimes because 99% of the times I don’t understand the fancy names and If you with someone , especially if with someone you want to impress you are doomed because SHE is bound to Ask “Bikram what is this “.. and you look Now what ..  WHERE DO THESE people get the names ..

Here is a thing if you are going on a date and you want to show that you are in control , feel like a man there is only one place that you can take ..  one place alone and that is .. Can you guesssssssss .. go on

its NANDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSsssssssssssssssss

and I have a perfect – legitimate reason for that it is because when you go to nando’s you can look like you know your way ..

you arrive and you are greeting at the door by a person “Hello sir, have you been to nando’s before ” oh yes I have and that’s all the person does at the dooor ..

you go and take a seat, I usually take the corner seat, its good to sit there as no one can disturb you , I hate people who keep staring at you .. or want to know what you have in your plate or what you have ordered ..

so the person comes what would you like .. to drink .. You feel confident now also checking the menu for drinks because does it matter NOOOOOOOOOO  everything seems to be the same,  how wrong can you go on ordering drinks.. and simple COKE works fine 🙂  universal name , works the same whatever country you are in 🙂

and now comes the best part  this leads us to the foood .. DO YOU LIKE CHICKEN

goooooooooooooooooooooooodddddddddddddd

because that’s all that is served … it’s all CHICKEN .. .. Awesome I am sure you cant go wrong with that or can you ?

and then comes the ideal condition when your girl looks romantically in your eyes and says in that beautiful voice of her .. “Bikram .. whats PIRI PIRI”

oh yesssssssssssss ..  this is a good question .. AH HA .. time for rise and SHINE people 🙂  because you can say anything here .. its no big secret  since NO ONE seems to have any answer .. and you can make up anything that you want to and she will still be so impressed with it all

“piri Piri ” MY dear is a blend of this AROMATIC spices .. bonded together with something yummmy …

oooh and she is mineeeeeeeeeeeeeee 🙂 … Time to pay for the foood and ……………. shall leave the rest for your imagination …

Knowing me , I would say something stupid and she will get angry and walk away .. there goes my birthday celebrationsssssssss 🙂  he he he he

I am sure many of you are going to say , I have somehow managed to make this post also into a FOOD post , I guess Food is the best way to celebration along with a bit of daroo too he he he he ..

Today being a sunday still I have work to do .. It is remembrance day here to remember the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty during the world war.

S0 all you lovely people .. Do me a favour please remember me in your prayers today,  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

Have a sweet thing for me .. I know many will say oh they are dieting and what no.. But I believe that the word DIET in Dieting stands for this ..

Thank you so much everyone

Ps. :- Sorry have not responded to the comments in previous post.. Will do so ASAP.. 🙂

A few months ago I was writing how dreams come true.. I had just achieved something that I had been wanting all these years,  Life is funny when one is gaining things that one has dreamed we tend to forget what we are losing.. only time tells us all that..

Everyone in the blogworld wished me the best.. 6 month’s been working hard on it.. and now when it is there, things seem to be going all wrong..

Is it just me or does it happen to others too and usually its people very near to you who seem to become or bring roadblocks..

Why . .. I don’t know..

This post is going to one of those that does not make any sense, but one who probably has been through this will understand, I remember I had written that hard work pays.. but along with hard work one needs luck too.. Situations arise such that one becomes helpless.. it seems things are not in your hands any-more.

One dream is fulfilling while the other is getting shattered.. which one do we choose to fulfill, I was a person who had so much confidence on myself, but then suddenly that confidence feels so hollow.

This post is a post where I want to say aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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16Th October was the blog anniversary. I missed it as was stuck with a lot of things happening in life.

I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart, each one of you who has visited this place and taken time out of your precious time.  Many of you I feel are close friends now, we have this special relation And it is all the love and affection that I have got from each one of you that I am still writing.

With all the problems that are going on, on personal front I almost got rid of the blog.. a few of you realised it for the blog was down for just half a day and sent me those heartening emails.. threatening me when I said I was thinking of penning off..:-)

It’s not good to threaten a person he he he it can be used in the court of law..

Anyway I have completed 3 Years of blogging so yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy….

Thank you so much, and please please consider this a personal thanks.. thank you everyone, you are all great and I know whatever happens on personal front you all will be with me..

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Ps. Sorry I have not replied to all the comments on the previous post. Will reply A.S.A.P.

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 …

Hi Everyone.. Its been two years writing stuff on this space.. It started as a constant pestering from someone , why i write in a diary , why not make a blog, So one fine day I opened an account to start with it … 16th october 2009 … and from then on it has been a roller coaster ride The very post i wrote was Life is all about ass

In these last two years I have had a lot of experience, Been called good-bad and Ugly,

The most recent being I have been manipulative and I write to Sulk and beckon public sympathy and how I rant once every month on this blog about my relations..  Its been a complete roller coaster …

I have also been called a Traitor and a few have written on their blogs about me , sadly they did not have the guts to take my name in spite of asking them a few times to come out in the open, I  try my best that if I have a qualm with someone I tell them quiet openly..

But this is a Happy Post and a happy day , where I want to take the opportunity to Thank that lovely person who introduced me to blogging.

There are so many beautiful people out there who have been coming over to this blog every time I write something. I have so many people to thank and wish all the best in their Life. God bless you all..

Over years I have made some very good friends Even if we have not met , or chatted maybe talked once or twice over the years, But It does seem that I know them very well reading there articles. I have some favourites too, and for some I am favourite.. Let me please Take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to everyone who clicks on the link knowingly or unknowingly .. Thank you for all the comments, a lot of you know and I have been blamed with that too, That I am comment hungry.. OH YES no denying that I love the comments coming , But If I have forced you to come then please I am sorry.

Some of you have stood by me in my personal problem times and Good times .. Some of you hate me , some love me .. What I have found is its true things change.. Change in Inevitable , Some have just brushed past, Some who stood by me THEN have turned their back now… hence my writing that it has been a roller coaster ride.

Thank you for all the emails you have sent, The phone calls and Sms Messages.

So this post is dedicated to All the people who read what I write.  The ones who are younger than me let me say I love you all , All who are elder to me I respect you all.

Over the time I am sure I have offended a lot of you out there Let me take this opportunity to say Sorry to anyone and everyone who I let down for any reason..

I am sorry

Please let By gones be By-gones and let’s be friends again, life is too short to hold grudges of any kind.  I am sorry VERY SORRY.

Chaman main ikhtilat rangon boo se baat banti hai
hum hi hum hain to kya hum hain
tumhi tum ho to kya tum ho

I would like to Extend my hand of friendship to all those who are there..  God bless you all, have a good day and Thanks for reading this.