Monday, January 30, 2006

A blessed day of new beginnings

So, first I dropped by Manvir Singh Khalsa's blog and found his humble and baaiirag-mayi account of the process of his recieving Amrit. One good thing followed another when I landed on Angad Singh's blog - the best of all being my learning about www.GGSacademy.com. I pondered through the web site and soon registered, with all my doubts of being able to meet the deadlines etc. But it sure feels AWESOME :) Finally on to Prabhu Singh's blog, where I learned about the wonderful Parvinder Singh - a man who has had the honour and privilege to read Sri Guru Gobind Singh's hand written documents, a man with immense knowledge of Gurmat and Gurbani and a big, kind heart.

These accounts, these readings and this wisdom collected from around, sure seems to have started a good day. And this day is special.

I'm moving to my new house. We bought it a few months ago. And now it is complete and all set for us to move in. Although today we are just moving some stuff and mainly recite Japuji and Sukhmani Sahib as a family. The main bhog is on Feb. 4 and that's when we'll start living there. So I'm excited. :D:D

I love new beginnings and this sure seems to have taken off in my favourite course - in and towards Satguru's spirit.

Satnam!

p.s.// If anyone of this sangat from blogworld is in my town (TO), you are more than welcome to come. Just lemme know so that I can tell you where, unless you intend to wander :P

Friday, January 27, 2006

one of the many

DISTRACTIONS ;)

Well, I've been on a shortage of stuff to come up with for this blog. I've shared a little something I've been spenting quite a bit of time on :)

....to goodness in everything.

Satnam Waheguru.

inspired by Solarider's nephew's pic

Monday, January 23, 2006

i was voided of the blessing called Picasa :P

It's amazing to see what a little technology can do to life. Cheers.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

bringing colour and luck


Thursday, January 12, 2006

Jan 17 - for the sake of Sikh prisoners

WORLDWIDE DAY OF PROTEST 17 JANUARY 2006

SIKHS TO CALL FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY AND THE RELEASE OF ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS IN INDIA

A Worldwide Day of Protest is being organised for 17 January 2006. Sikhs in cities around the world from London, to Paris, to Toronto and to New York are aiming on 17 January to show their opposition to the death penalty and call for the release of all Sikh political prisoners held in jails in India.

Candles will be lit in prominent places in cities throughout the world, including in India itself. Sikhs in more than 100 cities are expected to take part in the protest and will be joined by prominent non-Sikhs, such as politicians, human rights and trade union activists.
In Canada the protest will take place at BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. The Canadian Organization of Sikh Students are coordinating these protests. In BC the protest will take place at UBC and SFU. In Ontario, the protests will take place in Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, Kitchner/Waterloo, London, Ottawa and Kingston. In Alberta the protest will be at U of Calgary.
In Quebec the protest will take place at McGil and Concordia.
In Toronto the protest will take place at Nathan Phillip Square at the Peace Gardens between 5:30 - 7pm, Brampton at the Brampton City Hall, Mississauga City Hall. The protests are being supported by COSS, United Sikh Federation, Gurdwaras and the Sadh Sangat. The protests are being supported by Amnesty International and other members of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

MPs, MPPs, City Councillors, and members of the public will join Sikhs in celebrating life, freedom and in the opposition to the death penalty.

The worldwide protests are taking place on 17 January to coincide with the 11th anniversary of one of the most controversial and highest profile death penalty cases in recent Indian history. 11 years earlier on 17 January 1995 Professor Davinderpal Singh Bhullar, a Sikh political activist, was illegally deported from Germany. Davinderpal Singh was handed over to the Indian authorities on the basis that he had nothing to fear on his return to India.

For 11 years Davinderpal Singh has been forced to live with the mistake by the German authorities. He was arrested and put in prison as soon as he landed in Delhi, tortured to obtain a false confession, charged and sentenced to death by hanging for a crime he did not commit.
When Germany deported Davinderpal Singh to a death-penalty prone country it violated the European Convention on Human Rights. After his deportation, the court of appeal in Frankfurt allowed his appeal and said that he should not have been deported as he would face torture, harassment and death in India and were he to re-enter Germany he would be given asylum.
The verdict of the court of appeal in Germany came too late for Davinderpal Singh. However, it has left Germany and the EU with a moral obligation to ensure the threat of the death penalty by India is removed and Davinderpal Singh and other political prisoners that are unnecessarily being held, either without trial or under false charges and without evidence, are released immediately.

Jasdev Singh
Vice PresidentCanadian Organization of Sikh Students (COSS)“Uniting the Youth of Canada”

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Special birthdays

A very Happy birthday to the great Guru Gobind Singh ji!

Gurupurab di bahut vadhayi sabhnoo :)