Saturday, 8 August 2009

Jag Soona Soona Lage by mother and daughter duo...

This song was sung by my Wify and my daughter...
Hope you like it.

Saturday, 18 April 2009


Finally I got something that reflects my heart about being a Punjabi.
gidda_folk_danceFRIENDS: Never ask for food.
PUNJABI FRIENDS: Always bring the food.

FRIENDS: Will say 'hello'.
PUNJABI FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss and say " Oh Behen***, kithe si tu ? ".

FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
PUNJABI FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad .

FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
PUNJABI FRIENDS: Cry with you.

FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
PUNJABI FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, and just being together.

FRIENDS: Know a few things about you. 
PUNJABI FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
PUNJABI FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds that left you...

FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
PUNJABI FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, 'I'm home! Daaru - shaaru nikal yaar "'

FRIENDS: will visit you in jail
PUNJABI FRIENDS: will spend the night in jail with you!!

FRIENDS: will visit you in the hospital when you're sick
PUNJABI FRIENDS: will cut your grass and clean your house then come spend the night with you in the hospital.

FRIENDS: have you on speed dial
PUNJABI FRIENDS: have your number memorized

FRIENDS: Are for a while.
PUNJABI FRIENDS: Are for life.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009


Seeking happiness remains to be the basic purpose in our life. All our activities are directed towards achieving happiness. Yet happiness continues to elude us. Why ! We glibly talk about happiness being state of mind but fail to understand its true meanings. Happiness is a product of love. We love our children, parents, life partner other relations and friends. We love our belongings and have longing for these. In all these relations and possessions we are guided by our basic purpose of fulfillment of our desires. We keep chasing our desires to no end. This love for our relations and belongings is reciprocal. We have expectations in return for our love. In our offerings too we seek much bigger returns. Even alms giving is guided by our desire to be thanked in return. When these expectations are not fulfilled we feel disappointed and sad. Jealousy, a product of ego is another cause of our unhappiness.

So, in order to achieve eternal happiness we need to understand eternal love. The love that is not reciprocal. It is one way act, without any expectations in return. It is a different plane altogether from reciprocal love which is based on give and take. “Sarbat da bhala” (Well being of all) enunciated by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is out of eternal love for all. Love for all, even of those who may not like us or have gone astray from right path, that we call criminals. Love without discrimination. Eternal love has no scope for hatred. Instead we feel sorry for those who suffer for having lost their true bearings, (Na ko bairi nahen begana sagal sang ham ko ban aai). Compassion replaces hatred. It is total surrender to Him, that is called 'Bhagti” Once we are one with Him we achieve eternal happiness, the bliss. Till than the true happiness will continue to elude us.

Lt Col HS Cheema