Tuesday, September 25, 2007


(courtesy of email from Sanjiv)

Don't tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood anyway-but your waiter may know!


This is pretty neat.


It takes less than a minute.
Work this out as you read ...
Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!
This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun.

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to go out to eat.
(more than once but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1757 ....
If you haven't, add 1756.

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

You should have a three digit number

The first digit of this was your original number
(I.e., how! Many times you want to go out to restaurants in a week.)

The next two numbers are

YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)


Monday, September 24, 2007

Sanja Smagam - 20th October 2007

kljug mih kIrqnu prDwnw ]
gurmuiK jpIAY lwie iDAwnw ]
Awip qrY sgly kul qwry hir drgh piq isau jwiedw ]6]

Kaljug Mei Keertan Pardhana, Gurmukh Japie Lai Diyana
Esa Keertan Kar Man Mere, Eha Uha Jo Kam Tere
Sevi Satgur Apna, Har Simri Dins Sabh Rehn.
Aye Mil Gursikh Aye Mil, Tun Mere Guru Ke Pyare
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,
Khalsa Jio,
With Maharaj Ji's blessings, the
2007 Sanjha Akhand Keertan Smagam will be held in Birmingham on Saturday 20th October 2007 to coincide with the 299th Gurgaddi Divas of Sahib Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

Address of venue:

Nishkam Educational & Cultural Centre (NECC)
Great King street
West Midlands
B19 3AS

Supporting Organisations:
Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha
Akhand Kirtani Jatha UK
Damdami Taksal UK
Nanaksar Sampardai
Nihang Singh Jathebandia

Keertania invited from all jathe.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Random Shabadh

This Shabad is by Guru Raam Daas Ji in Raag Gauree on Pannaa 167

gauVI bYrwgix mhlw 4 ]
gourree bairaagan mehalaa 4 ||
Gauree Bairaagan, Fourth Mehla:

hmrY min iciq hir Aws inq ikau dyKw hir drsu qumwrw ]
hamarai man chith har aas nith kio dhaekhaa har dharas thumaaraa ||
Within my conscious mind is the constant longing for the Lord. How can I behold the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, Lord?

ijin pRIiq lweI so jwxqw hmrY min iciq hir bhuqu ipAwrw ]
jin preeth laaee so jaanathaa hamarai man chith har bahuth piaaraa ||
One who loves the Lord knows this; the Lord is very dear to my conscious mind.

hau kurbwnI gur Awpxy ijin ivCuiVAw myilAw myrw isrjnhwrw ]1]
ho kurabaanee gur aapanae jin vishhurriaa maeliaa maeraa sirajanehaaraa ||1||
I am a sacrifice to my Guru, who has re-united me with my Creator Lord; I was separated from Him for such a long time! ||1||

myry rwm hm pwpI srix pry hir duAwir ]
maerae raam ham paapee saran parae har dhuaar ||
O my Lord, I am a sinner; I have come to Your Sanctuary, and fallen at Your Door, Lord.

mqu inrgux hm mylY kbhUM ApunI ikrpw Dwir ]1] rhwau ]
math niragun ham maelai kabehoo(n) apunee kirapaa dhhaar ||1|| rehaao ||
My intellect is worthless; I am filthy and polluted. Please shower me with Your Mercy sometime. ||1||Pause||

hmry Avgux bhuqu bhuqu hY bhu bwr bwr hir gxq n AwvY ]
hamarae avagun bahuth bahuth hai bahu baar baar har ganath n aavai ||
My demerits are so many and numerous. I have sinned so many times, over and over again. O Lord, they cannot be counted.

qUM guxvMqw hir hir dieAwlu hir Awpy bKis lYih hir BwvY ]
thoo(n) gunava(n)thaa har har dhaeiaal har aapae bakhas laihi har bhaavai ||
You, Lord, are the Merciful Treasure of Virtue. When it pleases You, Lord, You forgive me.

hm AprwDI rwKy gur sMgqI aupdysu dIE hir nwmu CfwvY ]2]
ham aparaadhhee raakhae gur sa(n)gathee oupadhaes dheeou har naam shhaddaavai ||2||
I am a sinner, saved only by the Company of the Guru. He has bestowed the Teachings of the Lord's Name, which saves me. ||2||

qumry gux ikAw khw myry siqgurw jb guru bolh qb ibsmu hoie jwie ]
thumarae gun kiaa kehaa maerae sathiguraa jab gur boleh thab bisam hoe jaae ||
What Glorious Virtues of Yours can I describe, O my True Guru? When the Guru speaks, I am transfixed with wonder.

hm jYsy AprwDI Avru koeI rwKY jYsy hm siqguir rwiK lIey Cfwie ]
ham jaisae aparaadhhee avar koee raakhai jaisae ham sathigur raakh leeeae shhaddaae ||
Can anyone else save a sinner like me? The True Guru has protected and saved me.

qUM guru ipqw qUMhY guru mwqw qUM guru bMDpu myrw sKw sKwie ]3]
thoo(n) gur pithaa thoo(n)hai gur maathaa thoo(n) gur ba(n)dhhap maeraa sakhaa sakhaae ||3||
O Guru, You are my father. O Guru, You are my mother. O Guru, You are my relative, companion and friend. ||3||

jo hmrI ibiD hoqI myry siqgurw sw ibiD qum hir jwxhu Awpy ]
jo hamaree bidhh hothee maerae sathiguraa saa bidhh thum har jaanahu aapae ||
My condition, O my True Guru - that condition, O Lord, is known only to You.

hm rulqy iPrqy koeI bwq n pUCqw gur siqgur sMig kIry hm Qwpy ]
ham rulathae firathae koee baath n pooshhathaa gur sathigur sa(n)g keerae ham thhaapae ||
I was rolling around in the dirt, and no one cared for me at all. In the Company of the Guru, the True Guru, I, the worm, have been raised up and exalted.

DMnu DMnu gurU nwnk jn kyrw ijqu imilAY cUky siB sog sMqwpy ]4]5]11]49]
dhha(n)n dhha(n)n guroo naanak jan kaeraa jith miliai chookae sabh sog sa(n)thaapae ||4||5||11||49||
Blessed, blessed is the Guru of servant Nanak; meeting Him, all my sorrows and troubles have come to an end. ||4||5||11||49||

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Valencia - September 2007

On the 8th of September 2007, a few of us went to Valencia for a Weekend break. I will be posting shortly a few pictures from our trip to Valencia.

Watch this space......

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Day in Pictures

(courtesy of BBC website)An Indian man works on a handwritten version of the holy book of the Sikh religion. He began work three years ago.

This is featured on the BBC's website. It is the third picture in the list.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Will be posting soon...

I haven't posted for quite a bit now as I have been busy/lazy. I assure all of you that I will be posting very soon.

Watch this space. :-)