Monday, April 30, 2007
Kirtan Darbar at Talkatora Gardens New Delhi
On the first day Kirtan was just amazing,with excellent performance by Bhai Balbir Singh ji.You Can watch the video by clicking on the link below.
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Saturday, April 28, 2007
Gurbani Gaveh Bhai
Gurbani Gaveh Bhai is here again this year at Talkatora Gardens. The event started yesterday and will continue till Sunday. Chardi Kala Jatha will perform there at 7pm today ( Saturday).We shall cover it in detail later.


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Friday, April 20, 2007
Delhi’s traffic is a nightmare
Awaken from the slumber

Delhi’s traffic is a nightmare. Those who drive on these roads know how bad it is. Here is an incident that occurred two months ago:
My daughter is not very familiar with Delhi roads and one day while driving in south Delhi she lost her way. She approached a traffic policeman (who according to her appeared Shareef) for directions. As he was explaining to her the route, he noticed a speeding blue line bus. He ran and stopped it and asked the driver to produce the papers. The conductor got down and quickly handed over a hundred rupee note instead of papers. The bus was let off and he continued to explain the route further. Fortunately, he guided her correctly and she reached home safely, so he was definitely shareef to some extent

But since 9th April 2007 Delhi Traffic Police has woken up from their deep slumber and are seriously prosecuting violators. How long this enthusiasm lasts is a big question mark. As for now, Delhi's traffic has become a little better and it is really pleasing to see vehicles halting before stop line as the traffic light turns orange. Earlier even as the light turned red, vehicles kept speeding till the vehicles from other directions made it impossible to move further. All the loud music systems and tinted glasses have vanished from the cars. At present it seems too good to be true. May God bless all i.e. vehicle owners, pedestrians and the Delhi traffic police.

Here is a report from Delhi Traffic Police as to what they achieved in Three days:-

In pursuance of the directions of Hon’ble Delhi High Court of Delhi dated 26.3.2007; Delhi Traffic Police has started a special enforcement drive against the traffic violators w.e.f. 9.4.2007. Traffic Police officers and men were deployed at important intersections/roads in Delhi. During this drive in last three days, 22,196 violators have been prosecuted and a sum of Rs.99,54,100/- was realized as fine from them. Out of which, driving licenses of 4,435 violators were punched and 1,111 vehicles have been impounded.


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Monday, April 16, 2007
Baisakhi is so pleasant; the branches blossom with new leaves.

वैसाखु भला साखा वेस करे ॥
Baisakhi is so pleasant; the branches blossom with new leaves.
ਧਨ ਦੇਖੈ ਹਰਿ ਦੁਆਰਿ ਆਵਹੁ ਦਇਆ ਕਰੇ
धन देखै हरि दुआरि आवहु दइआ करे ॥
The soul-bride yearns to see the Lord at her door. Come, O Lord, and take pity on me!
ਘਰਿ ਆਉ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਦੁਤਰ ਤਾਰੇ ਤੁਧੁ ਬਿਨੁ ਅਢੁ ਮੋਲੋ
घरि आउ पिआरे दुतर तारे तुधु बिनु अढु न मोलो ॥
Please come home, O my Beloved; carry me across the treacherous world-ocean. Without You, I am not worth even a shell.
ਕੀਮਤਿ ਕਉਣ ਕਰੇ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵਾਂ ਦੇਖਿ ਦਿਖਾਵੈ ਢੋਲੋ
कीमति कउण करे तुधु भावां देखि दिखावै ढोलो ॥
Who can estimate my worth, if I am pleasing to You? I see You, and inspire others to see You, O my Love.
ਦੂਰਿ ਜਾਨਾ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਮਾਨਾ ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਮਹਲੁ ਪਛਾਨਾ
दूरि न जाना अंतरि माना हरि का महलु पछाना ॥
I know that You are not far away; I believe that You are deep within me, and I realize Your Presence.
ਨਾਨਕ ਵੈਸਾਖੀਂ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਪਾਵੈ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਸਬਦਿ ਮਨੁ ਮਾਨਾ ॥੬॥
नानक वैसाखीं प्रभु पावै सुरति सबदि मनु माना ॥६॥
O Nanak, finding God in Baisakhi, the consciousness is filled with the Word of the Shabad, and the mind comes to believe. 6


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Sunday, April 08, 2007
Free Medical Camp at Baru Sahib on the occasion of Baisakhi, 2007
I had the bliss to attend Free Medical Camp at Baru Sahib organized by Kalgidhar Society on the occasion of Baisakhi, 2007. Akal Hospital is run by the society for the poor and the underprivileged. During the camp of two days, about 2000 patients were treated free. Doctors participated from all parts of the world. A team of doctors from Jalandhar did the main sewa. They had brought their equipment and performed major surgeries there. All the investigations (haematology, biochemistry, pathology, plain radiography and ultrasonography) were free for the patients. Major surgeries were performed free of cost too. Of course, the medicines were also free. I was really touched by this effort of the society to reach the natives for whom affording the treatment otherwise was difficult. Baba Iqbal Singh Ji with students perfoming kirtan prior to the inauguration of the Medical Camp. Note the simplicity inside the Darbar. No money is wasted on pomp and show.

Baba Ji did Ardas for the well being of all the patients treated at the Camp and he personally blessed each and every participant (Doctors and paramedical staff) with Siropa.

The Camp being formally inaugurated at Akal Hospital, Baru Sahib.

Patients coming to the Hospital for treatment.

Doctors from the Jalandhar team.

Waiting for their turn.

Dr. Davinder Singh, Director, Akal Academy and Hospital, looking after the arrangements.

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Monday, April 02, 2007
Fareed, the seasons change, the woods shake and the leaves drop from the trees.

ਫਰੀਦਾ ਰੁਤਿ ਫਿਰੀ ਵਣੁ ਕੰਬਿਆ ਪਤ ਝੜੇ ਝੜਿ ਪਾਹਿ ॥
फरीदा रुति फिरी वणु क्मबिआ पत झड़े झड़ि पाहि ॥
fareedaa rut firee van kambi-aa pat jharhay jharh paahi.
Fareed, the seasons change, the woods shake and the leaves drop from the trees.

ਚਾਰੇ ਕੁੰਡਾ ਢੂੰਢੀਆਂ ਰਹਣੁ ਕਿਥਾਊ ਨਾਹਿ ॥੧੦੨॥
चारे कुंडा ढूंढीआं रहणु किथाऊ नाहि ॥१०२॥
chaaray kundaa dhooNdhee-aaN rahan kithaa-oo naahi. 102
I have searched in the four directions, but I have not found any resting place anywhere.


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