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Friday, October 22, 2010


IMG_6352Image by carolinerac via Flickr
If one is suffering bodily ,the medico can see it and treat you, if one is suffering mentally the neurosurgeon can analyse and suggest medicines to soothe your nerves, but these drugs are likely to have side effects...I wish there were more 'vaids' who could analyse your affliction just by holding your wrist and counting your pulse....

But alas these are not to be found any more...there are scamsters and 'thugs' now who play with your feelings and 'scare' . When someone is suffering whom you love dearly, you are mentally very weak, and you tend to believe any one who shows some sympathy and offers you some powder which shall cure all the ills from you or your dear ones are suffering....

There are faith healing techniques 'like' 'Reiki' which is a oriental method of faith healing.  It is claimed that afflictions fron simple hedache to cancer can be cured by 'Reiki'. The prctitioners of this method of treatment also claim that it can cure even by mail, or by keeping the photo of the patient. It is also claimed
Cat receiving ReikiImage via Wikipedia
to cure any living being by this method of healing...The practitioners of this method of healing claim that even animals like cats and dogs or other animals can be cured very effectively ....

There are other methods of healing in orient ...about which I am dealing here in very briefly...these are 'kundalini yoga' and 'human body meridians' of Chinese system, which is very similar to Indian Kundalini...but I shall welcome any suggestions  and shall be very willing to know more about these methods of faith healings which also claim  to deal with it according to human anatomy....

This picture depicts the seven major Chakras w...Image via Wikipedia
A schematic of the Image via Wikipedia picture of Human body chakras (top) and Human Meridians of Chinese system.

Friday, October 15, 2010


reach (2)Image by jasleen_kaur via Flickr
I got up as usual in the wee hours of the morning.....booted my 'dabba' that is my laptop....and started listening Gurbani....
Our dear Guruji  was showering his divine blessings....
....buray kaam ko uth khaloya....
........naam ki bela pae pae soya....

Singing GurbaniImage by Gurumustuk Singh via Flickr
.....ਬੁਰੇ ਕਾਮ ਕੋ ਉਠ ਖਲੋਇਆ 
............ਨਾਮ ਕਿ ਬੇਲਾ ਪੈ ਪੈ ਸੋਇਆ ....
how true! I bow to Vaheguru to have given me direction for the coming day....
We are always ready to undertake mundane and stupid errands...
...but sadly enough when it is time to get up and 'thank' 
the Lord for his blessings, for the mercies which he showers on us every moment, every second , every 'pal'
of our lives, we feel sleepy....we have no time to spare....we have no time to thank the Lord who has given us all the 
gifts....It is considered good manners to 'thank' the person who gives
us some gift on some achievement in life , on our birthday,our anniversary , or to someone who pays us some compliment, but we forget to 'Thank' the giver of life itself. If there is Life there is every good thing
of life, the birthday, the anniversary, the happinesses and joyfulnesses....

I then started listening to keertan of Gurmantar jaap by Vaheguru  Kaur
When I had finished listening to Gurbani Keertan , I got up to bow to the Lord for his benign grace to have sent me the gift of another sunny day 
of life.....
I pulled the curtains. A Golden Sun was reflected in my window.....It was the manifestation of Supreme Being.....I bowed in sience to thank my Vaheguru!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, October 14, 2010


Poonch district (J&K)Image via Wikipedia
My unit was posted at Poonch during 1965-1966. This was a very eventful period in the history of  India. Lal Bahadur Shastri was elected Prime Minister under K Kamaraja plan. The nation was undergoing economic crisis and a severe  food shortage.

Shastri gave a slogan to the nation 'Jai Ja
Lal Bahadur ShastriImage via Wikipedia
wan,Jai Kisan', Hail the Soldier,Hail the Farmer. He also called upon the people to miss a meal on Mondays. 
                                      Our Officer commanding called a meeting of all the officers in the 
mess. He passed  orders that there shall be no kitchen on Monday evenings. All of us said 'yes Sir' hastily and asked the Mess Havaldar to get the table laid for lunch.

All of us, 24 young officers, retired to our living quarters ostensibly to have an afternoon siesta but none could sleep properly. One by one all of us got up, put on our gowns and sat down to talk.  The question of missing a meal on Monday evenings was churning in every one's mind. Capt.Sham Lal and Capt. Kohli were very upset.

''I have never gone to bed on an empty stomach,'' declared Capt. Kohli.
Capt. Sham Lal also expressed the same feelings.''But we can't openly defy the orders, we have to find out some way. ''

The tea trolley arrived just at that time. We kept quiet to avoid the mess servants from hearing and changed the topic.

It was  Saturday evening. We put on our civvies and went to the club in the city in small groups of four  to have a little fun.

Capt. Shamlal, Capt. Kohli and Capt. Khurana branched off on a secret mission about which we came to know later.  

On Monday evening we slipped out,   one by one, led by Capt. Sham Lal to a 'dhaba' just near the Poonch fort . We took care that our Commanding Officer and 2nd in command, Maj. Hudda, who lived at a distance on an adjoining hillock didn't know. 

Aloo Parantha with ButterImage by NA.dir via Flickr
The dhaba owner had been given instructions to keep the shutters down after 8 p.m.  He had been told to serve  'paranthas' stuffed with kidney beans (rajma)  with butter and curds  immediately after the arrival of 2/3 officers. This was done to minimise the absence of large number of officers from the regiment for a long period.

This clandestine operation 'Stuffed Paranthas'
went on smoothly for 4-5  weeks. But Maj Hudda our 2nd in command had observed that the officers were absent every Monday evening. He got suspicious and  decided to follow us surreptitiously one  such evening. 

While we were  enjoying our 'stuffed paranthas' Maj Hudda walked in with mock sniffing act. 
'You bloody well, could have invited this old man also.  I had been starving all these days every Monday evening. Then he turned to the adjutant- Capt. Mehta- and mockingly admonished him ''This is a serious lapse on your part and you shall have to pay for it.''  Capt. Mehta ordered two extra thick Stuffed Paranthas for Maj. Hudda and everything settled down.

The curtains were pulled down  on our secret Operation Paranthas. Even our Officer Commanding came to know of it and he also ordered 'stuffed Paranthas'  to be packed and sent to him on Monday evenings...

Poonch district (J&K)Image via Wikipedia  Poonch District 



Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Birhe De Pankherua  !!!

Birhe de pankherua ve
Zindagi di daal uttay
Beh ke koi geet suna!

Mere geetan di zaban uttay
Maghda angar rakhin
'te bolan nu tu devin agg laa!

Jadon tere geet 
Meri jind nu kalawe lain
Yaad koi baithe kol aa..!

Thand jehi vasdi aye 
Hikdi de thalan uttay
Aawe jadon birhe da taa!

Boiaan main chamelian
Ate kikar kareer uggay
Inhan nu tu mehak chuha!

Saade bin bolyan ve
Saade bin chalyan ve
Dil dian dil nu suna!

Geetan jehe mahi bin 
Vaslan de nain ron
Karan osda herwa!

Jigre di ratt lae ke
Aathne nu vand devin
Gaganan nu devin tikka laa!

Geetde de bol sun 
Raindi de vehryan vich
Aawe koi nachdi shua !

Birhe de pankherua ve 
Zindagi di daal uttay
Beh ke koi geet suna !!

برھے دے پنکھےرواوے 
زندگی دی ڈال اتے 
بہ کے کوئی گیت سنا 

میرے گیتان دی زبان اتے
مگھدا انگار رکھیں 
تے بولاں نو تو دیویں اگ لا 

 جدوں تیرے گیت           
میری جند نو کلاوے لین  
 یاد کوئی بیٹھے کول آ 

ٹھنڈ جهی وسدی اے 
حکڈی دے تھلان وچ 
آوے جدوں برھے دا تا 

بویاں میں چمیلیاں 
اتے ککر کریر اگے 
انہاں نو تو مہک چھوا

ساڈے بن بولیاں وے 
ساڈے بن چلیاں وے
دل دیاں  دل نو سنا 

گیتان جیہے ماہی بن
وسلان دے نہیں رون
کرن اسدا ہروا 

جگرے دی رت لے کے 
آتھنے نو وند دیویں 
گگنا نو دیں ٹیککا لا 

گیتدے دے بول سن 
رینڈی دے وھڑیاں وچ 
آوے کوئی نچدی شا 

برھے دے پنکھےروا وے 
زندگی دی ڈال اتے 
بہ کے کوئی گیت سنا 

بہ کے کوئی گیت سنا


ਬਿਰਹੇ ਦੇ ਪੰਖੇਰੂਆ ਵੇ 
ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ ਦੀ ਡਾਲ ਉਤੇ 
ਬ਼ਹ ਕੇ ਕੋਈ ਗੀਤ ਸੁਣਾ !

ਮੇਰੇ ਗੀਤਾਂ ਦੀ ਜ਼ਬਾਨ ਉਤੇ 
ਮਘਦਾ ਅੰਗਾਰ ਰਖੀੰ 
ਤੇ ਬੋਲਾਂ ਨੂ ਤੂ ਦੇਵੀਂ ਅਗ ਲਾ !

ਜਦੋਂ ਤੇਰੇ ਗੀਤ 
ਮੇਰੀ ਜਿੰਦ ਨੂ  ਕਲਾਵੇ  ਲੈਣ 
ਯਾਦ ਕੋਈ ਬੈਠੇ ਕੋਲ ਆ !

ਠੰਡ ਜੇਹੀ ਵਸਦੀ ਏ 
ਹਿਕੜੀ ਦੇ ਥਲਾਂ ਵਿਚ 
ਆਵੇ ਜਦੋਂ ਬਿਰਹੇ ਦਾ ਤਾ !

ਬੋਈਆਂ ਮੈਂ ਚਮੇਲੀਆਂ 
ਅਤੇ ਕਿਕਰ ਕਰੀਰ ਉਗੇ 
ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂ ਤੂ ਮੇਹਕ ਛੁਹਾ !

ਸਾਡੇ ਬਿਨ ਬੋਲ੍ਯਾ ਵੇ 
ਸਾਡੇ ਬਿਨ ਚਾਲ੍ਯਾਂ ਵੇ 
ਦਿਲ ਦੀਆਂ ਦਿਲ ਨੂ ਸੁਣਾ !

ਗੀਤਾਂ ਜੇਹੇ ਮਾਹੀ ਬਿਨ 
ਵਸਲਾਂ ਦੇ ਨੈਨ ਰੋਣ
ਕਰਾਂ ਓਸ ਦਾ ਹੇਰਵਾ !

ਜਿਗਰੇ ਦੀ ਰੱਤ  ਲੈ ਕੇ 
ਆਥਣੇ  ਨੂ ਵੰਡ ਦੇਵੀਂ 
ਗਗਨਾਂ ਨੂ ਦੇਵੀਂ ਟਿੱਕਾ ਲਾ !

ਗੀਤ੍ੜੇ ਦੇ ਬੋਲ ਸੁਣ 
ਰੈਨੜੀ ਦੇ  ਵੇਹੜਿਆਂ ਵਿਚ 
ਆਵੇ ਕੋਈ ਨਚਦੀ ਸ਼ੁਆ !

ਬਿਰਹੇ ਦੇ ਪੰਖੇਰੂਆ ਵੇ 
ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ ਦੀ ਡਾਲ ਉਤੇ 
ਬ਼ਹ ਕੇ ਕੋਈ ਗੀਤ ਸੁਣਾ !!!

ਬ਼ਹ ਕੇ ਕੋਈ ਗੀਤ ਸੁਣਾ !


Monday, October 11, 2010

Perfect Ten

Four SuitsImage by qthomasbower via Flickr
We are going through a  historic ten ...This 

 date shall be occur after a 100 years but this 

is superb becoz it is divisible by Ten . Another

 such  date shall occur after a millenium...in


 Only a lucky few shall be able to  see this

 date......again .....

Well, those who are crazy about cards have 

another cause to feed their superstitious 


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Rahe rahe jaande rahia !

Lonely in golden place!Image by khalid almasoud via Flickr
Rahe rahe jaande rahia 
mud ke edhar vekh ve!
bukal de vich baithi rovan 
pudi kaleje mekh ve !

Rahe rahe jaande rahia 
andar dhukhdi dhooni ve!
ishqe de daryavin langhna 
chatna sil allooni ve!

Rahe rahe jaande rahia
raat ghama di chokhi ve!
aa mil beh koi baat  chalaiye
zindagi ho jaye sokhi ve!

Rahe Rahe jaande rahia 
kaun hadan nu hode ve !
chham chham chhehbar lana 
akh pyasi lode ve !

Rahe rahe jaande rahia 
kani vasendi saawan di !
Main nikki jehi arz guzaran 
Khabar karin jhab aawan di !

ਰਾਹੇ  ਰਾਹੇ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਰਾਹੀਆ !

ਰਾਹੇ ਰਾਹੇ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਰਾਹੀਆ
ਮੁੜ  ਕੇ  ਏਧਰ  ਵੇਖ ਵੇ !
ਬੁੱਕਲ ਦੇ  ਵਿਚ ਬੈਠੀ  ਰੋਵਾਂ 
ਪੁੜੀ  ਕਲੇਜੇ  ਮੇਖ  ਵੇ !

ਰਾਹੇ ਰਾਹੇ ਜਾਂਦੇ  ਰਾਹੀਆ 
ਅੰਦਰ ਧੁਖਦੀ  ਧੂਣੀ  ਵੇ !
ਇਸ਼੍ਕ਼ੇ  ਦੇ ਦਰਯਾਵੀ ਲੰਘਣਾ 
ਚੱਟਣਾ  ਸਿਲ  ਅਲੂਣੀ ਵੇ !

ਰਾਹੇ ਰਾਹੇ  ਜਾਂਦੇ  ਰਾਹੀਆ 
ਰਾਤ ਗਮਾਂ  ਦੀ ਚੋਖੀ ਵੇ !
ਆ ਮਿਲ  beh  ਕੋਈ ਬਾਤ  ਚਲਾਈਏ
ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ ਹੋ  ਜਾਏ  ਸੋਖੀ  ਵੇ !

ਰਾਹੇ ਰਾਹੇ ਜਾਂਦੇ  ਰਾਹੀਆ 
ਕੌਣ  ਹੜ੍ਹਾਂ   ਨੂ  ਹੋੜੇ ਵੇ  !
ਛਮ  ਛਮ  ਛੇਹ੍ਬਰ  ਲਾਣਾ 
ਅਖ ਪਯਾਸੀ  ਲੋੜੇ  ਵੇ  ! 

ਰਾਹੇ  ਰਾਹੇ  ਜਾਂਦੇ  ਰਾਹੀਆ 
ਕਣੀ  ਵਸੇਂਦੀ  ਸਾਵਨ  ਦੀ !
ਮੈਂ  ਨਿੱਕੀ  ਜੇਹੀ  ਅਰਜ਼  ਗੁਜਾਰਾਂ 
ਖਬਰ  ਕਰੀਂ  ਝਬ  ਆਵਣ ਦੀ  !!


راہے راہے جاندے راہیہ
مڈ کے ادھر ویکھ وے 
بکل دے وچ بیٹھی رووان
پڑی کلیجے مکہ وے

راہے راہے جاندے راہیہ
اندر  دھکہدی دھونی  وے   
عشقے دے دریاوی لنگھنا 
چٹنا  سیل  الونی  وے 

راہے  راہے جاندے   راہیہ 
رات غما دی چوکھی وے 
آ مل بہ  کوئی  بات چلای  اے 
زندگی ہوجاے  سوکھی وے 

راہے راہے    جاندے راہیہ 
کون ہڈآں نو  ہوڈے وے
چھم چھم چھیہبر لانا 
اکھ پیاسی  لوڈے وے 

راہے  راہے جاندے  راہیہ 
کنی  وسندی  ساون  دی
 میں نیکی جهی عرض گزاران
خبر کریں جھب ہوں دی 

٩/١٠ ٢٠١٠ 
I dedicate this poem to my friend 
Rahila Habib
who has always encouraged me!
 (Note:For some of my friends who find Panjabi difficult
I am providing the meaning of some words...)
pudi kaleje=stuck in heart, mekh =nail, chatna sil alooni=licking
a bitter slab, jhab=soon)                     

Friday, October 8, 2010

Yaad Sapni!!!!!!!!

here's the thing about depressionImage by JKönig via Flickr
Raat hanjoo keirde hi langh gayi,
ghami meri baat hono ssang gayi;

jazbeyan de saah tharke raat bhar
yaad sappni zindagi nuu dang gayi ;

vilhkadi rahi thalaan vich meri sadhar
sau teri palkaan 'ch sapnay tang gayi;

banfashe ne medhian gundian hi san
ke hawa teri zulf chhoh kay langh gayi;

tere dukhaan zindagi meri nawazi
maut nachi ajj ho kay malang jehi!

(sau= news)


ਰਾਤ  ਹੰਜੂ  ਕੇਰਦੇ  ਹੀ  ਲੰਘ  ਗਈ 
ਗਮੀ  ਮੇਰੀ  ਬਾਤ  ਹੋਣੋ ਸੰਗ ਗਈ !

ਜਜਬੇਆਂ  ਦੇ ਸਾਹ  ਥਰਕੇ  ਰਾਤ  ਭਰ 
ਯਾਦ ਸੱਪਣੀ  ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ ਨੂ ਡੰਗ   ਗਈ !

ਵਿਲ੍ਹਕਦੀ  ਰਹੀ   ਥਲਾਂ   ਮੇਰੀ   ਸਧਰ ,
ਸਓ  ਤੇਰੀ ਪਲਕਾਂ  'ਚ ਸਪਨੇ   ਟੰਗ  !

 ਬਨਫ਼ਸ਼ੇ  ਨੇ  ਮੇਢੀਆਂ  ਗੁੰਦੀਆਂ  ਹੀ ਸਨ  
 ਕਿ ਹਵਾ  ਤੇਰੀ ਜ਼ੁਲ੍ਫ਼ ਛੋਹ  ਕੇ  ਲੰਘ ਗਈ !

ਤੇਰੇ  ਦੁਖਾਂ  ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ ਮੇਰੀ  ਨਵਾਜ਼ੀ  
ਮੌਤ  ਨਚੀ  ਅੱਜ  ਹੋ ਕੇ  ਮਲੰਗ  ਜੇਹੀ  !


رات ہنجو کیردے ہی لنگھ گی 
غمی میری  بات ہونو  سنگ گی 

جذبیاں  دے سہ تھرکے رات بھر
یاد  سپنی  زندگی  نو  ڈنگ  گی 

ولھکدی رہی تھلان وچ  میری سدھر 
سو  تیری  پلکاں  'چ سپنے ٹنگ گی 

بنفشے  نے  مدھیاں  گندیاں  ہی سن 
کے  ھوا تیری زلف چھوہ  کے  لنگھ  گی 

تیرے دکھا  زندگی میری  نوازی  
  موت  نچی   اجج ہو کے ملنگ  جیہے