Friday, May 25, 2007

Heart Attacks and drinking Warm Water

This is from an email I received ealier today from Rajinder Singh.

This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but about heart attacks. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks - You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.

A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this message sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life. Read this & Send to a friend. It could save a life. So, please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Belated Happy Birthday

Just wanted to wish Preet ( Himmat's Sister) a happy belated birthday. Hope you had a good time and enjoyed yourself. It was a good evening at chandni chownk restaurant and the food was delicious. Will be awaiting the cake that I didn't have enough of.

Mars bars get veggie status back!

(post taken from BBC website)
Good news for those people who eat eggs but not animals.
Mars has abandoned plans to use animal products in its chocolate, and has apologised to "upset" vegetarians.
The firm had said it would change the whey used in some of its products from a vegetarian source to one with traces of the animal enzyme, rennet. The Vegetarian Society organised a campaign against the move, asking members to voice their concerns to parent company Masterfoods.

Mars said it became "very clear, very quickly" that it had made a mistake.

In just one week, more than 6,000 people bombarded the company, which produces the Mars, Snickers, Maltesers and Galaxy brands, with phone and e-mail complaints. Forty MPs also signed a petition to voice their opposition. Fiona Dawson, managing director of Mars UK, said the company had listened to customers and decided to reverse its decision.

"The consumer is our boss and we had lots of feedback from consumers who were unhappy about the change," Ms Dawson said.

"It became very clear, very quickly that we had made a mistake, for which I am sorry.

"There are three million vegetarians in the UK and not only did we disappoint them, but we upset a lot of the consumers."

'Principled decision'

The Vegetarian Society had called the move by Mars "incomprehensible" and "a backward step" at a time when consumers were increasingly concerned about "the provenance of their food".
"We are very pleased that they now recognise the importance of integrity to all their customers, especially vegetarians." Dr Annette PinnerVegetarian Society

Mars replied that, by admitting its products were no longer suitable for "extremely strict vegetarians", it was making a "principled decision".

Now it insists it will begin changing its recipes back immediately. Dr Annette Pinner, chief executive of the Vegetarian Society, said she was pleased Mars had been "honest enough" to admit it had "made a mistake".

"A Masterfoods representative has made contact with us and we are very pleased that they now recognise the importance of integrity to all their customers, especially vegetarians," she added.
Rennet is extracted from calves' stomachs and was to have been used in the ice cream versions of all Masterfoods' bars too.

Friday, May 18, 2007


I got this in an email and I thought I would share will you. ( courtesy of fellow crackpot Rani Kiwi)
An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots; each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could onlydo half of what it had been made to do.
After two years of what it perceived to bebitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream."I am ashamed of myself, because this crack inmy side causes water to leak out all the way back toyour house.
" The old woman smiled, "Did you notice thatthere are flowers on your side of the path, but noton the other pot's side?"
"That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of thepath, and every day while we walk back, you waterthem."
"For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, therewould not be this beauty to grace the house."
Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it'sthe cracks and flaws we each have that make ourlives together so very interesting and rewarding. You've just got to take each person for whatthey are and look for the good in them.
SO, to all of my crackpot friends, have agreat day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Vicky's path to Sikhism

(Taken from BBC website )
Victoria Sheriff is a 20 year old student at Lampeter University. After years of spiritual frustration she has finally found her religion. Find out more as she explains the reason behind her conversion to Sikhism and the new found frustrations of finding a Gurdwara in Mid Wales.
To read more.... Click here

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Allah Hoo - Part 2

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Allah Hoo # (part 1 of 2)

Qawali - Allah Hoo

This is an extract from a qawali that I really like, Allah Hoo originally sung by the great qawali singer Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The lyrics are by Mohammad Iqbal Naqibi, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s manager and a disciple of his father, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan. Hailing from Baba Bulleh Shah’s town: Qasoor, he also goes by Iqbal Qasoori
Allah Huu! Allah Huu! Allah Huu!
Allah Huu! Allah Huu! Allah Huu!

Yeh Zameen Jab Na Thi Yeh Jahaan Jab Na Thaa
Chaand Suraj Na Thay Aasman Jab Na Tha
Raaz-E-Haq Bhi Kisi Per Ayaan Jab Na Tha
Tab Na Tha Kuch Yahaan Tha Magar Tu Hee Tu

Allah Huu! Allah Huu! Allah Huu!
Allah Huu! Allah Huu! Allah Huu!

Har Shay Tere Jamaal Ki Aainaa Daar Hai
Har Shay Pukaarti Hai Tu Parvardigaar Hai

Allah Huu! Allah Huu! Allah Huu!Allah Huu! Allah Huu! Allah Huu!
Allah Hoo, Allha Hoo, Allah Hoo--------

When this earth and the world did not exist
When there was no moon, the sun or sky
When the secret of the truth was yet unravelled
Nothing was here save YOU, none but YOU

Allah Hoo, Allha Hoo, Allah Hoo…………..

YOU praise is that you are God Eternal
For YOU the only example is YOUR peerless ness
YOUR Miracle is in every marvel of Universe
YOUR splendour is that in every Grandeur YOU are perfect

Allah Hoo, Allha Hoo, Allah Hoo…………
For the whole song, click here


Posting this on request from a fellow blogger, Maria Papoila

(in portuguese)

Se viu esta menina, contacte 282 405 400

Madeleine McCann, com 4 anos(nasceu em 12-5-2003), desaparecida do resort The Ocean Club, Praia da Luz, em Lagos, Portugal, em 3-5-2007, à noite.

Pormenor inconfundível do olho direito de Madeleine (pupila derramada para a íris).Madeleine´s right eye is unusual! Não esqueçam que os raptores podem ter cortado e pintado o cabelo da menina, por isso, o pormenor do olho é importante!

If you saw this girl, contact 00 351 282 405 400

Madeleine McCann, 4 years old,disappeared from The Ocean Club resort, Praia da Luz, Lagos, Portugal, in the evening of May 3, 2007. Police says that she was kidnapped by an english man. There is also a russian suspect.

There´s a reward for those who find the girl, google it. You can also see more about this on youtube. She can be anywhere around the world.

The Videos in the Previous Post

The videos of Ustad Rais Khan and Ustad Zakir Hussain in my previous posts are courtesy of past594 .

Ustad Rais Khan and Ustad Zakir Hussain Part 3 of 3

Ustad Rais Khan Ustad Zakir Hussain Part 2 of 3

Ustad Rais Khan Ustad Zakir Hussain Part 1 of 3

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A Tribute to Ustad Alla Rakha - 22 July 2007

Featuring Pandit Zakir Hussain & Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia

Sunday 22 July 2007, 7:45 P.M. @ Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pandit Zakir Hussain is the son of Ustad Alla Rakha, world-renowned master of the tabla, and one of India's leading living classical musicians. Alongside Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Alla Rakha brought Indian classical music to Western audiences in the 1950s and 1960s.

Ustad Alla Rakha was one of the first musicians from India to play the Royal Festival Hall, and he also played the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock, influencing artists such as The Rolling Stones and The Grateful Dead. His son, Zakir Hussain, has gone on to perform with George Harrison and Van Morrison.

In this programme, Zakir Hussain pays homage to his father's musical legacy, together with other soloists and ensembles including Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, master of the bamboo flute, or bansuri. 'Alla Rakha is the Einstein, the Picasso; he is the highest form of rhythmic development on this planet' (The Greatful Dead's Mickey Hart).

Say Goodbye to Chocolates

Mars starts using animal products

Some of the UK's best-selling chocolate bars, such as Mars and Twix, will no longer be suitable for vegetarians.

Also affecting brands such as Snickers and Maltesers, owner Masterfoods said it had started to use animal product rennet to make its chocolate products.
Masterfoods said the change was due to it switching the sourcing of its ingredients and the admission was a "principled decision" on its part.

The Vegetarian Society said the company's move was "incomprehensible".

'Extremely disappointed'

Masterfoods said it had started using rennet from 1 May and non-affected products had a "best before date" up to 1 October.

Masterfoods' decision to use non-vegetarian whey is a backward step Vegetarian Society Rennet, a chemical sourced from calves' stomachs, is used in the production of whey. It will now also be found in Bounty, Minstrels and Milky Way products, and the ice cream versions of all Masterfoods' bars.

"If the customer is an extremely strict vegetarian, then we are sorry the products are no longer suitable, but a less strict vegetarian should enjoy our chocolate," said Paul Goalby, corporate affairs manager for Masterfoods.

The Vegetarian Society said it was "extremely disappointed".

"At a time when more and more consumers are concerned about the provenance of their food, Masterfoods' decision to use non-vegetarian whey is a backward step," it said in a statement.

"Mars products are very popular with young people and many will be shocked to discover that their manufacture now relies on the extraction of rennet from the stomach lining of young calves," it added.

Story from BBC NEWS - Click here

Published: 2007/05/14
09:23:28 GMT

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sikh Student Camp Trailor 2007

Not to be missed

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Maajh on Pannaa 133

In the month of Vaisaakh, how can the bride be patient? She is separated from her Beloved.
She has forgoten the Lord, her Life-companion, her Master; she has become attached to Maya, the deceitful one.
Neither son, nor spouse, nor wealth shall go along with you-only the Eternal Lord.Entangled and enmeshed in the love of false occupations, the whole world is perishing.
Without the Naam, the Name of the One Lord, they lose their lives in the hereafter.
Forgetting the Merciful Lord, they are ruined. Without God, there is no other at all.
Pure is the reputation of those who are attached to the Feet of the Beloved Lord.Nanak makes this prayer to God: Please, come and unite me with Yourself.
The month of Vaisaakh is beautiful and pleasant, when the Saint causes me to meet the Lord. 3

Friday, May 04, 2007


Bilaaval, Fifth Mehla:
The Lord saved me from Sulhi Khan. The emperor did not succeed in his plot, and he died in disgrace. 1 Pause The Lord and Master raised His axe, and chopped off his head; in an instant, he was reduced to dust. 1 Plotting and planning evil, he was destroyed. The One who created him, gave him a push. Of his sons, friends and wealth, nothing remains; he departed, leaving behind all his brothers and relatives. Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to God, who fulfilled the word of His slave.
2 . 18 . 104

Thursday, May 03, 2007

UEFA Announcement

Due to the immense interest in this year's Champions League, we have decided that there will now be a 3rd place play-off, to be contested between this year's losing semi-finalists.The match will be called the FA Cup Final.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

2 for 1 @ Wagamama's

Just print and cut out this voucher and you could be enjoying noodles and rice for half price.
For more info click here

Random Shabad

This Shabad is by Guru Tegh Bahaadur Ji in Salok Mehl 9 on Pannaa 1428

sir ka(n)piou pag ddagamagae nain joth thae heen kahu naanak eih bidhh bhee thoo n har ras leen. 47

The head shakes, the feet stagger, and the eyes become dull and weak.Says Nanak, this is your condition. And even now, you have not savored the sublime essence of the Lord. 47

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ustaad Ghulam Ali Khan

Will be similar to this at the concert on 22 July 2007

Birju Maharaj playing tabla and perfome at Gangis

He dances only last moment that time but moment he dances I felt like all the air became very light as if no grabitation... (courtesy of Khalipon)

Concert @ Barbican Hall -> 22 July 2007 ( 7.15pm)

Spectacular double bill, featuring the best of ghazal by Ustad Ghulam Ali and accompanists, followed by the great singers of Khyal - brothers Rajan and Sajan Misra who amaze audiences with their vocal skills and the legendary Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj.

A unique opportunity to see these artists performing together for the first time in the UK.

Ustad Ghulam Ali ghazal


Pts. Rajan/Sajan Misra vocals
Pt. Birju Maharaj kathak
Kumar Bose tabla

22 July 2007 / 19:15
Barbican Hall

Tickets: £10 / 15 / 20

For Box Office - click here