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September 30, 2005


The malaysian Samelan visit www.snsm.org.my ..see you there.. Posted by Picasa

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September 30, 2005


This is the tabla as it used to be.a thin layer of atta( dough) was used to coax the right sound out of the jori.. very few people use this now. One of the most prominent ones is Bhai Swaran Singh who plays with Bhai Avtar Singh Posted by Picasa

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September 30, 2005


Bhai Swaran Singh Jee playing the “Atta -walla” Tabla Posted by Picasa

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September 26, 2005


Chanting as a Saadh Sangat.. Posted by Picasa

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September 26, 2005


Waheguru..just say it.. Posted by Picasa

Sulfaq in Singapore..

September 25, 2005


Today at Gurjot Singh Jee played the Tabla with Amardeep Singh Jee during the Assa Di Waar. One of the Shabads was sung in the 10 beat Sulfaq taal. This Taal is generaly played on the Pakawaj, an ancient instrument that looks some what like a dholkie.

Unfortunately I was only able to get a few seconds but I’ll be posting longer videos Soon..of the Sulfaq and the Char Taal

PS..try to observe how Gurjot Singh Jee playes the Khule bole..watch how he plays the jori..

PONDERABLES

September 23, 2005

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered
assassinated instead of just murdered?

If money doesn’t grow in trees then why do banks have branches?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be
a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they “slept like a baby” when babies wake up
like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

I f you drink Pepsi at work in the Coke factory, will they fire you?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They’re going to see you
naked anyway.

If a 911 operator has a heart attack, whom does he/she call?

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet soup?

When your photo is taken for your driver’s license, why do they tell you
to smile? If you are stopped by the police and asked for you license,
are you going to be smiling?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from
vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from mo rons?

Priorities of life…

September 20, 2005

I was going through some old emails and I came across this email sent to me by my didi so I decided to share it.

Guru Ang Sang!

Angad Singh

Priorities of life… A professor stood before his philosophy class and hadsome items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked upa very large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. Sothe professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas betweenthe golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. Theyagreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Ofcourse, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jarwas full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.”

The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table andpoured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the emptyspace between the sand. The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you torecognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are theimportant things your family, your health, your children, your friends,your favorite passions things that if everything else was lost and onlythey remained, your life would still be full.
“The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house,your car.

The sand is everything else- the small stuff. If you put the sand into thejar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golfballs. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on thesmall stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important toyou. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Playwith your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partnerout to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean thehouse, and fix the disposal. “Take care of the golf balls first, the thingsthat really matter.

Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented.The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that nomatter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple ofbeers.

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September 20, 2005


Dhan Dhan Guru Granth Sahib Jee Posted by Picasa

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September 20, 2005


I got these amazing pics form Manveer Singh’s Blog.. Posted by Picasa

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 14: A Malaysian Sikh has hand-written the world`s heaviest and largest copy of the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of the community.

Jaswant Singh Khosa`s 1,430-page copy of the Guru Granth Sahib figures in the Malaysian book of records as the heaviest and largest Sikh holy book written. The Guru Granth Sahib weighs 45 kg, and is 1.5m long and 0.5m wide, local daily `The Star` reported today.

The book has also been used in the `Har Ki Paudi` Temple situated in Golden Temple complex, revered by Sikhs, during a 48-hour prayer ceremony on August 30 to mark the 401st anniversary of installation of the Granth, according to highest Sikh religious authority, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

Khosa, a 68-year-old former security guard spent three years to write the manuscripts using traditional Gurumukhi calligraphy, labouring for up to 12 hours daily, it said.

“We feel very proud of Jaswant, as his effort has been recognised in Amritsar,” Tatt Khalsa Diwan Selangor (Sikh religious association) general secretary Awtar Singh Terry told the paper.

He said the SGPC has written to inform them of the decision of using the book during daily prayers at the temple.

Khosa said his copy was special as every word was joined, with each page starting and ending with the same word.

“It took about five hours for me to write two pages. The copy had to be 100 per cent correct as it represents our holy scriptures,” he said.

He said he had donated his book to the temple in Amritsar last December where it was kept as an exhibit.

Bureau Report

changes made by Angad Singh.

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September 10, 2005


WASHINGTON: An intrepid group of U.S-based Sikhs have defied odds and a chaotic situation in New Orleans to save the Sikh holy scriptures from a submerged gurdwara in the flooded city.

The successful 22-hour operation involved zodiac boats equipped with underwater cameras hired from a California-based rescue services company, the group United Sikhs said in a statement.

According to the group, the Gurdwara on Morris Road, East New Orleans, built about fifteen years ago, was under 9-feet deep water in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji could not be removed from the Gurdwara before mandatory evacuation orders were issued.

The power of the Guru
United Sikhs requested federal and state government agencies for immediate removal of the scriptures from the submerged Gurdwara. A letter was sent to President Bush on September 4 seeking assistance to airlift the scriptures, but it found no response in a situation where the administration had other pressing concerns.

United Sikhs then sought the help of Ranbir Kaur, a US Army National Guard from Bakersfield, California, to hire the rescue services of SRT, a private helicopter special response and training company in California, and launched the operation. It took three days to obtain clearance from different agencies before SRT could access the flood affected area, the group said.
In a precarious environment, amidst curfew ..and random shootings, United Sikhs volunteers Hardayal Singh and
Bhai Nirmal Singh teamed up with air force rescue experts David Cruz and Tom Bausmas of SRT to remove the scriptures in an operation that lasted from 5pm on Tuesday until 3pm Wednesday.

The group said the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji’s swarupwas on the Palki (palanquin) and floating on water when the rescue team entered the building. “I was amazed, looking at the Guru Sahib’s sukhasan on the palki, floating on five feet of water and untouched by the flood waters,” said Hardayal Singh.

The rescue team paid their respects before the scriptures were carried on their head to the rescue boat. They also retrieved gutkas, pothis, khanda, kirpans and other religious material from the building, the group said.

United Sikhs has opened a langar (a community kitchen) to serve hot meals to over 1,300 evacuees in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, the group said.
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Turban Tying Video

September 8, 2005

Dear All,The Turban Tying Video is up. Please visit http://radio.sikhnet.com:8080/ramgen/SNMedia/Video/Sikhism/Tying_A_Turban.rm to watch the video.

Incase you want to go throught the Read Me file. Do let me know I will email it to you.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact me

Guru Ang Sang!
Angad Singh

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September 7, 2005


What a Sikh should be like…..Enlarge the picture to read… Posted by Picasa

Notice…

September 1, 2005

Dear All,

Gur Fateh,

Please visit http://muscialframework.blogspot.com to read the article written by Amardeep Singh jee. He is the same person who gave the lecture on the Undersatanding the Musical Framework of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee.

School has started and is into its 2nd week so I will not be posting as often on my blog.

Guru Ang Sang!

Angad Singh

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September 1, 2005


Nawab Kapoor Singh Jee and Baba Deep Singh Jee Posted by Picasa

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September 1, 2005


The Khanda flies high.. Posted by Picasa

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September 1, 2005


We shall march on… Posted by Picasa

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September 1, 2005


True home..where I yearn to go… Posted by Picasa