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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.

 

 

 

 

This is the easiest post to put, yesterday were the selections for NBA D-League and My brother has been selected for the Long island Nets, He was their Fourth pick, and Diwali all over again for  us.

He is now only the second Indian basketball-er to play in the D-League, the minor division of the elite NBA, but sadly as is with every sport  other than cricket in India the Indian Govt. just did not do enough to keep a talent like him in the country.

The Punjab Govt has been the worst, ministers and officials are busy filling their own coffers, not interested in welfare of sports Athletes, what a shame BUT  never mind I think the best decision was to go abroad, hard work and lots of sweat was put in to reach this place, At least now he can achieve his full potential, Loss for Indian Govt. But then its ok they deserve it , and I don’t want to put a damper talking of our Govt apathy on such a milestone day and a HAPPY DAY..

I have so many pics and videos of him playing but sadly wordpress would not let me put videos in the post and I don’t know how to put them up.

From such a humble beginning he has achieved so much..  My best wishes to my brother and here’s wishing he makes us all more and MORE proud..

So Everyone please please Pray for him and send your blessings…  next year this time hopefully MAIN LEAGUE 🙂 or am I expecting too much, I have told him he BETTER work his A__E off, last night, no matter what the MAIN league is the Target if not next year then 2018.. OH YESssssssss  , I am already packing my bags to go visit and see Him in Action ..

So Watch out People Punjabi’s are in the House .. 

 

CHAKK DE MUNDIYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa…..

BUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaa  🙂

 

Various newspapers in india have the following to say …

  1. Tribune – chandigarh
  2. Indian Express
  3. Hindustan Times

 

 

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Right , I first thought I would write a BIG DISCLAIMER before I start writing the post, BUT then I saw some great post title’s by my fellow bloggers which give ample suggestions how I feel and what I wanna say .. So for all those who are going to get tortured in the month of November (which by the way is the BEST month in the year 🙂 ) by all the posts I post.. I salute theee all ..

Sag’s comes back after a long long time to post and then has FORCED me to participate, yes FORCED 🙂 threatening me tooo … so all who have a issue with my writing Please refer Above 🙂  Actually before that we can all point the finger at Swaram who I am told is the main to start all this mayhem.

Before going any further let me say here’s to the madness and let the Madness begin,   I also with trembling hands and a jittery mind am taking this up of writing everyday 🙂 , I know I know I am Mad.

My best wishes to everyone who all are participating. Here is a Prayer to start the challenge with because my fear is you all will fun away from this blog …

I have no clue whatsoever what am I going to do, dare not even think just yet, but I guess its the participation that matters 🙂 so  ‘hopefully’ ‘Fingers crossed’, with a bit of cheating might get through this 🙂  here is me Getting Started…:)

All the best, my fellow marathoners. Let the fun begin.

 

January is over and although I tried my level best to remain true to the rules of the blogathon , I failed a few times to post a post each day of the month, So sorry for that to the fellow participants and Congrats to all who managed to do it all..

I wanted to finish this little run with something that I believe in and want everyone who comes here to know. I am going to introduce you all to a person who all his life worked for the goodness of human beings, his selfless devotion to mankind. His name is Bhagat Puran singh. Not many KNEW about him because he did not have a AUDI with a Red light atop, He did not wear Silk or Saffron clothes, like every other TOM DICK AND HARRY claiming to be the righteous one.

SADLY we the people have always been lured to the magic of MONEY the magic of SHOW OFF, or SHOW BLITZ.. hundreds million of us go to the Temples – Gurudwara’s to worship, Ask god for this or that all the time , we all seem to get this false happiness in our heart that OH today we visited a holy place so god will be happy with us, We do various things to please the almighty YET we all including me seem to forget the basic teaching given to us by our God’s which says be a good human being, help others do what you can with your heart. NONE of us do that , we go about following the so-called BABA’s , the modern-day BABA’s who have tarnished the reputation of religion to a very low low level.

I have a good friend who is so happy that he boasts that every sunday he goes to the Gurudwara for two hours for SEWA, He stand and helps in washing of utensils, distribution of Langar, Clean the floors BUT I AM SORRY this is not SEWA, not at all, How can it be. Sewa is towards the needy, helping of fellow humans, MAJORITY of the people who visit the religious places are well off and can take care of themselves, So serving them food is not SEWA, or washing their utensils is Not SEWA, he has never done that in his own home.

Anyway Coming back to this man who was in Reality a man of god , and worked all his life in selfless devotion of other humans. HOW many know about him and compared to that how many know about the Rampal’s the nirmal’s. This is the hard truth people who actually work for the good of Man kind are seldom known. What have the so-called BABA’s EVER done which is good of mankind, NAME or Give me one such incident where ACTUALLY these so-called BABA’s have done anything for good other than become RICH.

Same goes for other charities, I think the best paid JOB or BUSINESS is to open up a charity, all the money we give to these charities hardly reaches to the people for whom the charities are set up, the so-called directors of charities are always RICH and MILLIONAIRES.

Our Religious Leaders are always so rich, How come they have so much money, Why are their so many fights over the ownership of a Religious place’s office, because of the Money involved, Today if everyone vows to stop putting money in the money-box of a temple or a Gurudwara all these committee members, the Pardhan’s, The Leaders will VANISH. God does not need money so WHY Are we putting all this money in the money boxes, When has God said give me money , I need money.

It is our fault that we have made it like this, we are so happy to go and put some money in a money-box in a temple, but we would not go out of our way to help a needy person, or even to feed a hungry person. Hence the business of religion has started were we feel that because we have given some money or a lot of money to a religious place , we have done a good deed, God will be happy with us..

People who actually work hard for the good of mankind that too selflessly are rarely rich or have the money to throw around.

Bhagat Puran Singh was born on June 4, 1904 in Punjab. he has dedicate his life to the ‘selfless service of humanity’. He founded Pingalwara in 1947 with only a few patients, the neglected and rejected of the streets of Amritsar., The govt of india takes so much appreciation for the so-called Green revolution but this man was actually An early advocate of the movement, He was spreading awareness about environmental pollution, and increasing soil erosion long before such ideas became popular in our country,.

He founded a HOME called Pingalwara, a home which long after his death, is still tending to the castaways of society: the sick, disabled and abandoned forlorn people.

It is sad that our governments and leaders go on and on how the needy need to be helped, how they spend so much money for the good of needy, YET none of the so-called CHARITABLE organisations have gone out of their way to help Pingalwara, We the people even will go and donate hundreds , thousands to a Temple or a Gurudwara, A Sadhu comes at our door we will give money to them BUT We hardly take out time to give money to such an institute which is doing so good.

There are hardly any Religious places which do what Pingalwara does, some do but then I find their office bearers take majority of the money for themselves.

Anyway I am not going to go on and on About this man, I am sure everyone has internet so go and do some surfing and Find out about this Great man who sadly passed away in 1992, I think this man’s work does the speaking I or anyone does not need to write essays about him. He shines above all and we need people like him to make our world a better place. So go and Read about this Selfless man, Know about a Kind Human being who teaches us what being a human is .

Also a Movie is made , I saw the trailer a couple of days back, I know some people here who have been so actively involved in the advertising of this movie, I would have been their at the launch of this movie but the last 3-4 weeks have been very catastrophic for me , so I could not go nevertheless do go and see this movie, know about a GOOD MAN.

Visiting pingalwara this year when I come to india is on the list , A lot of good people here are trying to raise some donations for me to carry.. It is an eye-opener to see Life as is in this home, The stories you hear , the smiling faces you see tell the whole story, I could not visit last year due to less time which again I feel is an excuse on my part , I should have made time but god willing this time for sure..

In the Title I had put the line othe amla de hone ne nabade  kissie ne teri Zaat puchni.. DOnt know what all we are running after in life, No one is going to bother what Race,Creed , color we are once we are dead.. it’s all the SAME..

Padi namaaz te Niyaaj na sukhiya,
Teriyan kis kaam padiyan namaazan

Ilam padiya te amal na kita,
Teriyaan  kis kaam kitiyan ibadaan

bulle shah pata odon lag si, jado chidi fasi hath baajan

Read the holy scriptures,
but you got no knowledge from it ..
Whats the use of Reading all that

All knowledge that you got ,
You did not act on them..
What use is that Knowledge..

Bulle Shah – Come to know the Truth when a Hawk has the Sparrow

othe amla de hone ne nabade  kissie ne teri Zaat puchni 
othe amla de hone ne nabade kissie ne teri jaat puchni

jhoothe maan tere jhoothe sab chehre
kissie nahin teri zaat puchni

oithe amla de hone ne nabade kissie ne teri zaat puchni- 

Up there is where all will end, NO one will ask what RACE-CREED you are

Its all a Lie this prestige-pride you talk off
No one is going to ask what Race-Creed you are

Awards are always a good post to post and show-off 🙂 as I mentioned in the previous award post I been lazy and not picked them up for ages , So here is another couple of awards that I need to share.

1. Soumya awarded me a TRUCK LOAD of awards , last year . Thank you so much Soumya for that.

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Here are the rules of receiving the Award

1. Display the logo in a post.
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back.
3. Using the alphabets describe yourself in a word or a phrase.
4. Nominate at least a few bloggers

Since 1 and 2 is already done, I shall move straight on to the third one.

My Response
A- Ass 🙂
B- Bikram
C- Clueless
D- Dodo
E- Enthusiast -Food
F- Friendly
G- Golf Hater
H- I was going to say Honest.. But will change it to Hopeful
I- Intrigued – Idiot -impulsive
J- Jovial
K- King
L- Lonely
M- Musical
N- Nice
O- Odd
P- Perfect
Q- Quiet
R- Realist
S- Sensitive
T- Tough
U- Unique
V- Vulture in context to Food
W- Wild
X-
Y-
Z-
Couple of Friends here have to say
A- Amazing,
B- Beautiful,Bugger
C- Cheerful
D- Destructive
E- Extra Terristerial
F- Fantastic
G- Great
H- Holy
I- Interactual (yes spellings i know 🙂 )
J- Joker
K- Krazy
L- Lonely – Lazy
M- Mann
N- Nostalgic
O- Octilius -No idea what this means
P- Polite
Q- Queer
R- Rock and Roll
S- Stupid
T- Tango charlie Victor
U- Ugly
V- Very Idiot
W- Wierdo
X- X-ray
Y- Yo Yo
Z- Zulu


Any of you readers have anything to Say 🙂

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Chitra Jagdish who puts such lovely recipe’s always and makes me drool and jealous of all that food has showered me with a few awards ..

I got Wonderful readership Award

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This is very special award to thank and pass gratitude for those fellow bloggers you have really connected with, who stop by often and leave kind and encouraging comments. Those “team members” who help make your blog what it is.

And She has also awarded me with a Versatile Blogger Award Which I am so Proud to display

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And a third one, a Dragon’s Loyalty award

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This requires one to nominate fellow bloggers and friends who are loyal to us by always commenting or liking our blog. It requires us to recognize and encourage all the bloggers who have always been kind enough to give their sweet suggestions about our blog/recipes.

Rules for this award:

Add the Dragon Loyalty logo :- Done That

Give 7 facts about yourself – 7 random facts about me, Well I use to have a lot but over the time , it seems everyone knows everything about me now.. so there is nothing left as random, but please do have a look here just in case you are curious

Nominate Bloggers :-

Tell the nominated people on their nomination

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One common rule of the above awards is to Nominate bloggers.. SO

I would love to Nominate a lot of bloggers here Especially those who are standing with me now, I had not blogged for almost 2 years and many friends left me , so when I started blogging again some lovely human beings still stayed and I am so very thankful to all of them from the bottom of my heart for this. God bless you all ..

So all you Lovely people PLEASE CONSIDERED YOURSELF AWARDED AND NOMINATED.. Now dont think that If I have not named you , you are not .. YES YOU ARE.. The whole of the Blogathon Team participating in the Blogathon. Everyone Who clicks the link to come to this blog and ALL THOSE WHO ARE READING THIS POST.

If you don’t take it up, I am going to WRITE the names and embarrass you all .. I promise 🙂

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Writing everyday of the month is becoming very very difficult, missed yesterday did not want to do it today too, so the easiest thing was to take up the Tag that Visha started, Although I was not tagged, I am still taking it up, Sorry Visha for that. She herself has done the tag here

So here we go, I love sports hence the topic of the Tag also sounds very sporting “Play Volleyball”

Rules of the tag:

Answer all the questions. No ‘pass’ or ‘no idea’ type of answers.
No cursing me if you found the tag to be difficult while attempting.

Here is the tag –

1. List all the ingredients which went into making the most interesting dish you ate today.

Well it is bright and early in the morning, being a Monday(this post was supposed to go yesterday) , rushing to work and as usual had a late night, hence am running a bit late so this one is very easy for me to answer, especially since I am very retarded in the field of cooking 🙂

SO here we go, this is what I have had and its easy to make .. Take a bowl, Pour the contents of the pouch in it, Add some Milk .. Put it in the microwave and after 2 minutes it’s all done .. EASY PEASY 🙂

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2. What is the current wallpaper of your laptop/phone/tablet?

My laptop has the picture of my home in our village.. , Phone has the picture of a sea beach .. nothing fancy

3. How do you wear your hair when at home?

I have got the shortest possible haircut done just a couple of days , so nothing to WEAR them as .. again easy peasy.. keep life simple 🙂

4. When you visit any restaurant, what is the first thing you search for, in the menu?

The ice-cream or dessert they serve 🙂 …

5. What is the advertisement from your childhood that you recall even today.

Glucose D biscuits… especially the GABBAR KI ASLI PASAND… here drool at the following pic and remember those good old days
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6.Have you implemented a beauty tip/hack which you were told to, and been mortified by the results?

No, I doubt if they will work on me .. and believe me I will be myself MORTIFIED if they work , hence i keep away don’t want to be mortified.. 🙂 and also don’t want to MORITFY any of you who come and visit this blog, I am positive you will all stop visiting.

7. At your home, where do the newspapers find themselves to be the most useful?

In a pile , beside the outside door, end of the month they go in the recycling bin ..

8. During a visit to any mall, what do you find yourself searching first?

Where is the nearest Eating place.. 🙂

9. This tag is over now. Explain your state of mind.

MORITFIED 🙂 that i managed to complete the tag and have a post for today yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee err on second thoughts HAPPY..

So thank you so much Visha.

Friday Skywatch, My entry for this week

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