Kawal Pal Singh Khalsa

I love my Mother. I love my Father. I love Bhangra. I love God.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

The Anand Karaj.

Years ago Shanti Kaur questioning the Siri Singh Sahib Harbhajan Singh about the practice of having the Palay (the shawl) wrapped over the Man's shoulder, and the woman holding it from behind as the man leads the woman. She thought this was some old non Sikh practice and was wondering why we do this. Especially from the aspect of why the woman had to be in the back and following the man (being subservient). There was a first answer which I don't remember...(Maybe Guruka singh can fill in) which she listened to but was not satisfied, so went back to him again. He said the second time....something like "You see the woman being dragged by the man and following him as a lesser than equal. Marriage is a carriage. I see the woman being the leader, holding the shawl like reigns of the horse, directing the Man from behind. It's all how you look at it."

Thanks to Gurmustuk for posting this!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Bhai Fauja Singh

He was a great man. I can't explain much, log on to this website to find out about him. (This was taken off my good friend's blog, Gurmustak Singh. I'm myself am learning about Bhai Fauja Singh)


Monday, July 25, 2005

No. 7 makes Lance a Tour legend

This guy has inspired me so much. Just do it. Even if you are chopped from all corners just do it.

When Armstrong survived his battle with cancer and came back from the brink of death to demolish his opponents and win the Tour, his victory told a story that was without equal in the event's history.

I'm not much of a cycling fan but i can tell you i'm a fan of Lance Armstrong. Fought against cancer and won. Most people would have given up their Jobs when such a thing happens but Lance won over cancer and won 7 Tour de France titles. This was his final race. God Bless Him.

Friday, July 22, 2005

The man they call The Siri Singh Sahib.

This is the Siri Singh Sahib, Bhai Sahib Bhai Harbhajan Singh Khalsa, Yogi Ji. He left his body last year. He is dearly missed by all who know what he did for the Sikh faith. He is one man that inspired me alot. Now i get inspired though his books and teachings. He was a great teacher. I'm blessed to have met him in person 2 months before he passed in Espanola, New Mexico. Here seen with another great man who changed the world so much, the Pope. In the picture Yogi Bhajan is giving him a sclupture of Jesus on the cross. "Sikh on the Cross" was what Yogi Bhajan told the Pope when he gave the gift to the Pope. What Yogi Bhajan meant by that was, as a Sikh live is not easy. Hard is the way of a Sikh's life and hard was the life of Jesus.

Yogi Bhajan's qoute for live was "If you don't see God in all, You won't see God at all". Sat Nam.

Man of Honor.

Naik Gajjan Singhserved with the '2 Sikh', one of the most highly decorated Infantry battalions of the Indian Army, was there when they picked up a Maha Vir Chakra during the 1965 war with Pakistan. Stationed at Poonch, '2 Sikh' was given the task of capturing Raja Hill picket from the Pakistanis.

Dhan Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

Dhan Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji leading this Sikh Regiment. This was how Sikh Regiments use to move from camp to camp. What a powerful picture. KHALSA WAR CRY: JAGG KAY JAIKARA GEJAVEH, SO FATEH PAVEH NIHAL HO JAVEH, SAT SIRI AKAAALLLLEEE. SIRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI DA MANNU PAVEH. BOLE SO NIHAL SAT SRI AKAL! WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Presentation on Sikhi to students of United World College (UWC)

3 weeks ago when i was still in America my good friends made a presentation at the United World College (UWC). The presentation was on Sikhi. The presentation team had a good crew. They were Rajveer Singh, Guru Jaswant Kaur, Manprit Kaur (manno..ahem), Jaipal Singh, Harveer Kaur and this crew was lead by Sukhjeet Kaur aka Shindi!!!

Good Job GUYS!!!!!

Prabhu Singh Khalsa

This is a good friend of mine from Espanola, Prabhu Singh Khalsa. He has a twin brother named Hari Singh Khalsa who looks exactly like him. Beautiful friends. :)

Picture: Prabhu reading the english translation of the Hukamnama from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, in Gurdwara.

Friends from Espanola, New Mexico.

This is my family from Espanola. This picture was taken in the summer 2004. I'm sure you can spot a familiar face in this picture. One of my close friends...Inderjit (indi). She is the only one swating. She looks hot in the turban rite....!!! She is working for the Malaysian Naujawan Sabha in Kuala Lumpur now.

In the picture from left: Siri Chand Singh, Guru Jot Singh, Sat Pavan Kaur, Punch Nishan Kaur, Deva Singh, Lakhmi Chand Singh and Prabhu Singh. Swating: Inderjit Kaur.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Song of the Khalsa.

Many speak of courage. Speaking cannot give it.It's in the face of death that we must live it. When things are down and darkest, that's when we stand tallest.Until the last star falls, we won't give an inch at all!

Stand as the Khalsa, strong as steel, steady as stone. Give our lives to God and Guru, mind and soul, breath and bone.

Guru Arjan gave His Life, to stand for what was right. He was burned and tortured, five long days and nights. He could have stopped it any time, just by giving in. His Strength a solid wall, He never gave an inch at all!

Sons of the Khalsa, remember those who died. Stood their ground until their last breath, so we who live now, might live free lives.

A princess is not royal, by her birth or blood inside.But if her family's home is Anandpur Sahib,She'll walk with such a grace and strength, the world will bow in awe. Until the mountains fall, she'll never give an inch at all!

Daughters of the Khalsa, in your strength our future lies. Give our children fearless minds, to see the world through the Guru's Eyes.

Baisakhi we were thousands, but only five had the courage for dying. Then one brave man, one flashing sword, turned us all to lions. And now we live His Legacy, to die before we fall. And like the five who answered the call, we can't turn back at all.

Stand as the Khalsa, strong as steel, steady as stone.Give our lives to God and Guru, mind and soul, breath and bone.

The Tenth Guru gave even His Sons, to give the Khalsa life. His Words stand like mountains, against the winds of time, That Khalsa will rule the world, all will be safe in its fold. But if the Khalsa falls, there won't be a world at all!

Stand as the Khalsa, strong as steel, steady as stone. Give our lives to God and Guru, mind and soul, breath and bone.

Many speak of courage. Speaking cannot give it.It's in the face of death that we must live it.When things are down and darkest, that's when we stand tallest. Until the last star falls, we won't give an inch at all!

Stand as the Khalsa, strong as steel, steady as stone.Gives our lives to God and Guru, mind and soul, breath and bone.

Sons of the Khalsa, remember those who died. Stood their ground until their last breath, so we who live now, might live free lives.

Daughters of the Khalsa, in your strength our future lies.Give our children fearless minds, to see the world through the Guru's Eyes.

Stand as the Khalsa, strong as steel, steady as stone.Give our lives to God and Guru, mind and soul, breath and bone.

Mind and soul are His alone.

This Song of the Khalsa is sung every Sunday Morning for the Gurdwara program in the Siri Singahsan E Khalsa Gurdwara in Espanola, New Mexico. (I MISS THAT PLACE!!!)




I love the nature. When i was in New Mexico, America. I attended a Sprital Yoga Camp called Summer Solstice Sadhana in June 2005. Sadhana means discipline.

We set up tents on a mountain called Ram Das Puri. I lived alone for 5 days. I mean there are close to 2000 people living there but this was my first time staying alone. I had a great experience.

Up on the mountain when the wind blows, it's give you the chill. OK...i'm not kidding when i say COLD!!! I woke up at 3am everyday and to take a cold shower!! The cold water is really cold and in the morning the temperature is about 7 to 8 degrees celsius. Back to nature...natural cold water, listening to the breeze brush the bushes and trees around your tent and listening to the Hyenas howling far up in the other mountains is just a great experience. When it was time to leave, i was sad because i became so in love with nature.

Manno and Myself at East Coast beach for a picnic!!! :)

Monday, July 18, 2005

Ravi and Me :)

Chay, Ravi and myself. Beautiful friend, brother and teacher. :)

Giani Mahinder Singh Khalsa Ji

This is one of the most insprirational man to me. Khalsa Ji from Melaka. I attented one of his inspirational sessions at Siri Guru Singh Sabha on the 16th July 2005. I've been attending his sessions since i was 13. It's always an honor to meet him and receive his blessings. Beautiful man. :)

Friday, July 15, 2005

Resume of Dr. Manmohan Singh, current Prime Minister of India.

Resume of Dr. Manmohan Singh, current Prime Minister of India

EDUCATION /Qualification:

Stood first in BA (Hons) Economics ,Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1952
Stood first in MA (Economics), Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1954
Wright's Prize for distinguished performance at St John's College, Cambridge in 1955 and 1957
Wrenbury scholar, University of Cambridge in 1957; DPhil (Oxford), DLitt (Honoris Causa); PhD thesis on India's export competitiveness

OCCUPATION /Teaching Experience:

Professor (Senior lecturer, Economics, 1957-59) Reader,Economics
1959-63 Professor, Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh
1963-65 Professor, International Trade, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
1969-71 Honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
1976 and Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi,1996 and Civil Servant

Working Experience/ POSITIONS:

1971-72: Economic advisor, ministry of foreign trade

1972-76: Chief economic advisor, ministry of finance

1976-80: Director, Reserve Bank of India;Director, Industrial Development Bank of India;Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, Asian Development Bank.

November 1976 -April 1980: Secretary, ministry of finance (Department of economic affairs);Member, finance, Atomic Energy Commission;Member, finance, Space Commission

April 1980 - September 15, 1982: Member-secretary, Planning Commission

1980-83: Chairman, India Committee of the Indo-Japan joint study committee

September 16, 1982- January 14, 1985: Governor, Reserve Bank of India

1982-85: Alternate Governor for India, Board of governors, International Monetary Fund

1983-84: Member, economic advisory council to the Prime Minister

1985: President, Indian Economic Association

January 15, 1985- July 31, 1987: Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

August 1, 1987- November 10, 1990: Secretary-general and commissioner, south commission, Geneva

December 10, 1990- March 14, 1991: Advisor to the Prime Minister on economic affairs

March 15, 1991- June 20, 1991: Chairman, UGC

June 21, 1991- May 15, 1996: Union finance minister

October 1991: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam on Congress ticket

June 1995: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

1996 onwards: Member, Consultative Committee for the ministry of finance

August 1, 1996- December 4, 1997: Chairman, Parliamentary standing committee on commerce

March 21, 1998onwards: Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha

June 5, 1998onwards: Member, committee on finance

August 13, 1998onwards: Member, committee on rules

Aug 1998-2001: Member, committee of privileges 2000 onwards: Member, executive committee, Indian parliamentary group

June 2001: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

Aug 2001 onwards: Member, general purposes committee


India's Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth ; Clarendon Press, Oxford University, 1964; also published a large number of articles in various economic journals.


Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, 1956

Padma Vibhushan, 1987

Euro money Award Finance Minister of the Year 1993

Asia money Award Finance Minister of the Year for Asia, 1993 and 1994


1966:Economic Affairs Officer

1966-69: Chief, financing for trade section, UNCTAD

1972-74: Deputy for Indian IMF Committee of Twenty on International Monetary Reform

1977-79: Indian delegation to Aid-India Consortium Meetings

1980-82: Indo-Soviet joint planning group meeting

1982: Indo-Soviet monitoring group meeting

1993: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Cyprus

1993: Human Rights World Conference, Vienna


Gymkhana Club, New Delhi; Life Member, India International Centre, New Delhi

Name : Dr Manmohan Singh

DOB : September 26, 1932

Place of Birth : Gah (West Punjab)

Father : S. Gurmukh Singh

Mother : Mrs. Amrit Kaur

Married on : September 14, 1958

Wife : Mrs. Gursharan Kaur

Children : Three daughters

(This was taken off a blog of a friend of mine. I got a comment of being a copycat and not original for doing that. Whoever posted that comment is imatured and a coward. You want to be direct with me, please have the guts to show yourself. Thanks)

President Nathan visited Sikh Gurdwara.

Early this year Singapore's President S.R Nathan visited the Central Sikh Gurdwara. I had this cool picture and thought of sharing it will all.

Picture: President Nathan prays as the Giani (sikh preist) reads the Holy Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, The Living Guru of the Sikhs.

Sher E PunJab BhanGra CreW

Sher E PunJab Bhangra Crew started 2 almost 3 years ago. We started off with 5 guys (Barinder, Gobind, Jasbir, Ravinder and Myself). Now we have a huge crew of 14 - 15. Some are studying overseas. The unique thing about this group is that they have non Punjabies dancing bhangra. Cool..rite!!

In the picture. FIRST ROW from left : Gurpreet with the dhol, Sofia, Liz, Joy and Evelyn. SECOND ROW from left : Me, Jasdeep, Sunand, Harkishan and Pavan. Picture taken on 17 April 2005 at Vesakhi Mela at Singapore Khalsa Association.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Chak Dey Fatthay!!!

That's me. In my favourite bhangra costume colour. BLUE!! This was a performance done by Sher E PunJab BHangra Crew at the Vesakhi Mela 05' at the Singapore Khalsa Association on April 17th 2005. More picture below. :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Welcome :)

Satnam and Greetings to all,

I just created this blog, that's why there isn't anything on it now. I will start updating this site soon. This site is created with humility not ego. If anyone sees it in that way, i humbly apologize.

Hopefully with this site people who don't know me well, can get to know me. Whenever you are free just log on to this site and have a peek of what's hapenning in my life. Peace to you, peace to all and peace to this earth. God Bless You.

Satnam and Have a good day. :)