Archive for the ‘November’ Category

I know its past that date now, But nevertheless I like to think about it , as it reminds me of Home..  India and My dad   He would celebrate my birthday every year , I was a grown up man but that did not stop him, he always made sure that on 11th Nov he had a few of my friends invited a few of his friends to celebrate, I remember his craze for Poori Cholle , he would always order them from Sindhi’s sector 17 Chandigarh) as my dad’s office was on top of their shop :),  that was one  dish Always on the menu on my birthdays.. along with  Samosa’s , Jalebi’s , and off course the CAKE.

One of my friends had an Aunt who made cakes on special orders, so the cake use to come from the aunt in Sector 18 Every-year, A BIG FRESH CREAM CAKE.

I remember the last time we had a celebration,  there was a guy playing the DHOL a few houses down the road and My uncle went and brought him over to play the Dhol suddenly it became a Dance party with everyone dancing to the Tune of the DHOL. What a beautiful HAPPY day it was ..

Sadly since I came to uk it never happened and I miss it, I guess we will never be able to get rid of that little kid in our hearts ever and now that my Dad is no more I doubt anyone will have the time or the energy to organize all that, so a Big Big Thank you to Dad for being so good and kind to me always, even though we sometimes did not meet eye to eye.

So this year too the 11th of the 11th came 🙂   Yes.. it was 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 Month and the 11th is the best day.. Plus it has a nice ring to it 11th of the 11th ..

Although this year a little celebration happened from the 10th itself, I was meeting someone in the lovely buzzing city of London for lunch, it took a bit of an effort to find a restaurant at The SHARD, The name suggested it was a Chinese place , the name being “Shangri-La” but it was not :), although the views on the 35th floor were just awesome.

I was not impressed much with the food though but the company was lovely and I loved that ..  and I Got a gift too 🙂

11th 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,  The only thing letting the day down was I was working 🙂  but hey ho it was not as if there was going to be a party in the evening 🙂

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, fewer and fewer people remember each other but I guess that’s the way of the world these days..

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 11-11-2018 is only 361 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.

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Well early morning the phone rings its a foreign number

Girl :- Hello
Me :- Hello

Girl:- Can I talk to Bikramjit Please
Me:- Speaking

Girl:- Hi how you doing
Me:- I am fine whose this

Girl:- Happy birthday, you seem to have forgotten me
Me:- thank you, I still don’t recognise you

Girl:- That is sad , All those years or knowing each other, the time we had You forgotten all of it
Me:- (by this time i am trying to remember every girl i have know, trying to remember there voices , Nothing comes to mind with a stupid laughter I say ) I am sorry i cant place you

Girl:- That is so bad, I thought you would remember me on your birthday, I had so many hopes , maybe i could brighten your day and maybe we could get chatting and start where we left
Me: (oh my god, who the hell is she ).. I am sorry Do i know you

Girl:- Yes trust you to forget what happened to all those promises and stuff you said to me

by this time i am going really crazy what the hell, who is this girl, OH MY GOD

Girl:- Hello you still there
Me:- Yes I am , Who are you , I don’t remember you

Girl:- All men are like that , They cant be trusted , just because you have come to UK doesn’t mean you cant remember me .. How can you do this to me
Me:- (she was still mumbling something when i said ) Well i am sorry I don’t remember you, either you tell me or I will put the phone down…

Giggling, laughing a blokes voice could be heard in the background .. I was so confused .. who is this girl..

Then a Guy comes on the phone

Guy:- Oye sharam kar .. begaani janaani naal gal kari jana hain
                        (have some shame, talking to a unknow woman)
Me:- I seriously don’t know who this is

Guy:- Well here talk to someone

I am going out of my mind what is going on,  at my tethers ..

a voice comes

Girl:- hello (it was a baby’s voice )
I could hear a women’s and man’s voice telling her, say hello , say happy birthday

Girl:- Hello Chach Appy bday Chach
Me:- thank you
Girl:- How are you chach
Me:- I am fine How are you

Well by then I guess she got confused herself, so the guy comes back on the phone ..

Guy:- BIKRAMJIT SINGH MANN.. You $£$%£ you &%%£ Don’t you recognise me

I have no idea what to say to this , I just kept my cool and let him say anything

Guy:- This is Jaspreet, I was with you in 5th class..

OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDd, So many memories just rushed past me .. bloody hell that was a shot from the past … He was my first friend ….

Me:- Jasssi oh yaaar how , man how …

Jassi:- and that women is your bhabhi , I got married have a daughter now

Me:- where are you
Jassi:- New zealand brother…

and then the conversation went on and on and on .. it was crazy.. One the best Birthday gifts I could have had .. YES people 11th Nov was my birthday .. So many GOOD friends forgot it , So many who supposedly are GOOD friends forgot it and here a blast from the past comes who remembered all this years and someone got my number …

What made right all that was how the hell did he get my number , we have not talked to each other like for 20 odd years .. and at that age so young just 10 or 12 maybe … Wow he found a common friend in India and asked him my number and then called me, whats amazing is he Remembered my Birthday was 11th ..
And another surprise was he is married to simranjeet, The class mate then .

How are the ODDS … Blimey

It was a good day .. met a long lost friend Two friends rather and got a niece tooo Now .. what more can one ask for on there Birthday ….

TO me 🙂
Thank you all who remembered , Thank you all .. and thank you .. who made my day special.. you know who I am talking of … 🙂