This tablet attests to the visit of Guru Gobind Singh to the Gurudwara now called Konee Sahib in 1689!
THE NEW GATE
Qoni Sahib Gurudwara in Panchkula is being renovated and this is the brand new gate as seen from the parking lot. This is one of the historical gurudwaras which saint soldier Guru Gobind Singh visited in the era of the close of the seventeenth century and the decade after 1700.
Guru Gobind Singh came here in 1689 as attested by this tablet in Punjabi script–
Guru Gobind Singh visited Konee Sahib in 1689.
Do these people in British Raj knickers wear underwear? Why is Fascism so close to the powers that be’s hearts? Are we the victims of extreme Hindutva? Do we really need this jingoism? Do we need protection as they claim?
Is not the ruling party the villainous aunt of Hindi movies who comes and destroys the peace and harmony of a happy joint family for her own selfish interests? Is this the trait of this Fascist party? This Jabardasti? Demonetization down the throat! Remember the gloating leader who like Mussolini passed an order to destabilize the nation. He made many people rich (especially unscrupulous bankers) with his stubborn move over the protests of the Reserve Bank Governor who chose to quit the job rather than be a part of such a dunderhead move. GST? Apologists say give them time they will succeed; it is a trait of this party causing one to remember the Ghalib lines “kaun jeeta hai teri zulf key sar honey tak?” Is force feeding the metier of this ruling regime. Khak Ho Jain Gay Hum Tum Ko Khabar Honey Tak.
We fought for freedom not shackles of a bureaucracy that garnishes and gathers money from the poor so that ministers can roll in wealth! This chamcha culture for personal career gains led to the disaster that has fallen banks like PNB and SBI! No upright Indian was given loans by these institutions because they only supplied money to the corrupt who would give them a cut of the takings. Look at these two banks now guzzling public dole money and still tottering to survive. If they had only given loans to the needy they would not be so needy today spreading their hands before the government every quarter with their NPAs and tainted officers.
Do we really need this lectern thumping Jingoistic style of Nationalism. Even South Korea has taken off the Loud Speakers from the Northern border. It is time for leaders to soften their tone and not talk the rabble rouser language and play citizens of one nation against another. If a party or rather really both parties think that speaking like a union leader at a lunch time rally is statesmanship then God Save This Country!
Do we really have more working toilets? Has black money been finished? Ha ha ha!! Has any extra tax been collected? Anyone can do this dubious number- crunching and come up with these fancy unrealistic results. Ask the man on the street poor bastard will say with an empty stomach and empty pocket, I am willing to follow this great leader till he accomplishes this great task-remember we are the mice in this new Pied Piper of Hamelin tale. We are being led to our death; our death of democracy by these boots- nazi party. Has the alleged extra tax collected been used wisely? We can see the waistlines of prominent ministers growing- is that where the money is going? Does Urine drinking, lectern thumping and finger pointing really build a nation? When will we have ministers who walk to work without Z security that costs millions?
We need more education. We need more self-education. We need a populace who cares for its nation and would prefer fewer rabble rousing politicians. If the police force can demand weight control why not weight control and money control of Fat Politicians?
FOREMOST-HOW MUCH DOES EACH INEFFICIENT POLITICIAN COST US? HIS CAR, HIS BUNGALOW, HIS SECRETARIAT, HIS FREE FOOD AND HIS SECURITY!!! TELL US NOW!!!
All this bloody demonetisation and tax raiding will be nil if we cannot control the expenses on Ministers. Why should ministers become overnight (or in 5 years) Trillionaires with cash and properties stashed all over the country and world?
When will we as Indians stop licking arses? Admit it! All of us lick arses! It is a remnant of the Raj! We think being oily and slick is the way to get ahead! Simplicity is dead. All of us lick arse when we feel it will get us some promotion or financial gain. Why? Have we no self respect? Zameer? Why can’t we be truly Gandhian in Truth and adopt Gandhian ways? There are cheaper clothes than Khadi! Khadi now is the cloth for the rich and fancy ministers! Super Khadi is so refined and transparent and expensive; more expensive than silk!!
We need self control! We need to learn to live like a giant family (or joint family)! We must learn to Unlearn the art of suffering fools. We have to show tolerance for other religions in spirit and not just pay lip service on vast podiums full of captive leaders who cannot demur. Religions are but myriad ways or myriad flowers of offerings to God. Various religions put together and co-existing are like a beautiful bouquet. When will Idealism be not a crime?
Oh Indians stop being Hypocrites filling your left pockets while showing the deliberate holes in your right pocket. Let us stop this sham of five star Gandhianism.
I have to write this blog on WordPress because I have tried on Indian sites and they expunge, censor and edit till a submitted article looks like yesterdays paper shredded by a street dog!
School shootings–The culprits are people who think death is just an act as if in a play or a movie. They imagine the kids will just get up and walk after being shot. Kids need to be told the loss and finality of death!-
Parents need to own up to their responsibility. Don’t be so busy in yo ur life that you don’t even know your child is a potential killer!
It is so stupid for a parent not being able to come into a teenager’s room without knocking or without guilt! These guys are planning mayhem because you left them alone too long. Be involved with their activities. It is not so difficult. Don’t waive your responsibilities and pretend you are too busy to do any thing about it.
Children need to be shown all the angles of dying! Show them the emptiness and hurt that comes from death and injuries. Make life real not a fantasy.
Not wanting to be disturbed on the start of a new hot day-the road being still cool from the night, this street smart doggie plays possum ignoring passers by!
Did you see that diamond? And that skirt any shorter and you would have witnessed you knoW!! Ha! ha! ha! I really loved the party, we had a great time.
A gaggle of my wife’s kitty friends invaded our house. It was my wife’s turn to serve tea and snacks and tambola(bingo). I chose to run and live to fight my battles another day. Where could I go in such dire circumstances. The nearest movie hall. Avengers Infinity War. Guys, I a senior citizen strayed into this movie. This movie has made a billion dollars in eleven days world wide so I was shocked to find the hall was totally empty and I was the only viewer. I sat down in the last seat against the wall right dead center before the screen. No one could jump me here especially a wild one like Thanos. I made the mistake of buying the biggest coke and the biggest caramel popcorn tub. I had to go to the washrooms twice because of the one litre (or was it 2 litres?), I rued the fact that cinema halls do not have a pause button even when you are the only one in the hall. I thus missed approximately ten minutes of this cult comic (Marvel) turned into movie adventure. I am really a DC man; a die hard addict of Batman, Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern but times they are a changing and there was no DC movie being played nearby so here I was sipping on my massive coke peering through my 3D goggles placed over my numbered spectacles. I could have worn anything or not worn anything for there was no one else to see me, the hall was eerily empty while the speakers went boom, crash and thud.
Here we have to stand up and salute Iron man Robert Downey Jr. He has outlasted all the actors of the world combined and that is why he was leading the fight against Thanos, I suppose. Really I am a DC guy but, ahem, I really only recognised Thor (also grown older) and Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow.
I have a confession to make I thought the character of Thanos was portrayed by a computer altered Mickey Rourke, turned out it was Josh Brolin. So you can see I am getting on in years and face recognition software needs replacing in the brain. I crunched away in excitement over the caramel popcorn; my 3D glasses got all steamed up. I tried to figure out who these fancy heroes and heroines were not being a Marvel aficionado.
I agreed with the opinion–Peter Travers of Rolling Stone“The Russo brothers have clearly never learned the concept that less is more. They’ve used the premise of an Avengers reunion to put on a fireworks explosion of action and laughs that won’t quit.” He also said “the film is “too much of a good thing” just like my coke and popcorn.
My phone began emitting a buzz sound and a light flashed. Ironman? Batman?-It was my wife, “come back now!” Luckily the movie finished too and I went back to my safe haven free of zipping and zapping robots, creatures, spaceships, laser guns, electronic swords, suns, moons and stars. At home I showed my traditional docility and helped my wife clear up the table and wash the dishes. That is the kind of stuff superheroes are made of. Ask Robert Downey Jr. if you don’t believe me.
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