Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Almost four years ago now, I started university. I'm still there now studying my Masters in Mathematics. Bring dropped off and my Dad saying 'bye' was an interesting experience and although I missed home, the thing that hit me the hardest was moving away from Sangat, the congregation, my family of Gursikhs. Up until being dropped of at university, 300 miles away from home, I was lucky enough to have my parents who drove me to keertan programmes and rhensabhis and I have the sangat in Bradford who raised me and taught me right from wrong, how to keep the faith in Maharaj (God) when you feel down, but more importantly, where to go when you have a question or a problem.
Thursday, 26 December 2013
Some on the Left would have you believe that they’re the ONLY ones who are all heart. It’s not true today and never has been. Look at this party’s history. It’s great history…
We’re the party of Wilberforce, of course. The leader of the campaign against the slave trade. The Duke of Wellington who introduced Catholic Emancipation. Robert Peel, the father of that essential underpinning of security - modern policing. Of Shaftesbury and the factory laws and legislation against child labour.
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
To support and pray (ardas) for the spiritual uplifting and increase of physical strength for Bhai Gurbaksh Singh, Bradford Sangat are joining tomorrow (25th of December) for a day long endeavour:
PURPOSE: for our collective hearts and souls to join together to help strengthen Bhai Sahib through the help of Guroo Sahib.
METHOD: By joining his pain for a short period and attempting to refrain from food for 12 hours whilst focusing our minds on Guroojee's Baani & Naam. To beg for chardikla for him & the rest of the Panth
LOCATION; Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sahib, Wakefield Rd, Bradford
Monday, 23 December 2013
Aim: to have our voice heard on all issues
Objective: to have regular meetings to discuss topics and put forward our views, concerns and realistic solutions.
All views will be written into a report and then sent to the relevant minister in Government for a response. AND We do get a response!
Please do come along and share your views. If you cannot make it, please send your views to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will compile it into the report. Please share this event with others.
Full address for the Gurdwara: Wakefield Road, Bradford, BD4 7DP
Get Involved. Lets Have Our Voice Heard!
Friday, 20 December 2013
- Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Local Government
- Douglas Carswell MP, Clacton
- Conor Burns MP, Bournemouth West
- Chloe Smith MP, Norwich North
- Steve Baker MP, Wycombe
- Robert Halfon MP, Harlow
- Chris Kelly MP, Dudley South
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Firstly, I'm not a keen believer in Secret Santa (at least not as a Sikh). Why doesn't everyone donate their £5 share (or whatever the limit is) into a pot then the society/group sponsors a dog to become a guide dog - or sponsor a child for a year? Even better give to Khalsa Aid or a charity helping those in the Philippines get back on their feet.
This way, something good comes out of the Secret Santa rather than self indulgement.
Please see http://www.share-inspiration.blogspot.co.uk/p/keertan.html for that list and instant access to downloading from the mediafire site. It will be updated on a regular basis.
Let me know if there are any issues and please share with others.
Monday, 2 December 2013
Thursday, 21 November 2013
|naanak guramukh paaeeai dhaeiaa karae har heer ||4||21|||
|O Nanak, the Gurmukh finds the Diamond of the Lord, by Kindness and Compassion. ||4||21|||
What The Pope Just Did Shocked Everyone. But It’s Absolutely Awesome.
with questions-went to her cause I knew that she would know, she always knew...all the times we had laughed, all the times we had cried, all the times she had held me close to her and told me everything would be okay... all the times she yelled at me for reading bani wrong... all the times she woke me up in the middle of the night and asked me to bring her something... she was always there...
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Lord Adonis sat in the House of Lords for the first time at the age of 42 and considering that the average age in the Lords is 71, this is remarkably young. He became a Minister for Education under Tony Blair and the Minister for Transport under Gordon Brown.
Monday, 18 November 2013
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Sunday, 10 November 2013
- An alleged terror suspect escaping and disguising himself by wearing a Burka
- BAE shipyard jobs lost mainly in Portsmouth
- Falkirk row
- Intelligence Agencies coming under scrutiny and being called to answer questions from a select committee
- Pay Day lender loans and high risk of personal debt with Christmas around the corner
- 'Plebgate' and the police officers being called in front of a select committee
Before I start with dissecting a few of the main stories this week, I'd like to take a minute and speak about Remembrance Day. Many of us wear poppies and donate to The Royal British Legion but do we really know why. So a little bit of history.....
July 2013: Labour place the Falkirk Constituency Labour Party into special measures, suspending Karie Murphy, Unite’s preferred candidate, and local Unite organiser Stephen Deans
September 2013: Miliband backs down. He reinstates Karie Murphy and Stephen Deans to the Labour Party, and a Labour internal inquiry claims that no-one broke any rules – despite Miliband previously admitting there was evidence of ‘bad practice’
October 2013: E-mails passed to the Sunday Times show that Unite deliberately subverted Labour’s inquiry
November 2013: Extracts of Labour’s report show widespread concerns about Unite’s activities, including ‘forgery, coercion, trickery and manipulation’
So do you think Ed Miliband should re-open the investigation?
Should Labour publish their inquiry report?
Security Service (MI5): Protection of national security against threats from espionage, terrorism and sabotage
Secret Intelligence Service (MI6): Collects Britain's foreign intelligence
" First of all, just to clarify a couple of things, we do not spend our time listening to the
telephone calls or reading the e-mails of the majority, of the vast majority. That would not
be proportionate, it would not be legal. We do not do it. It would be very nice if terrorists
or serious criminals used a particular method of communication and everybody else used
something else. That is not the case. It would be very nice if we knew who all the
terrorists or serious criminals were, but the internet, as I said earlier, is a great way to
anonymise and avoid identification.
We have to do detective work and I will give you an analogy and it has been used in the
press recently, but I will just try and draw it out a bit more. If you think of the internet as
an enormous hay field, what we are trying to do is to collect hay from those parts of the
field that we can get access to and which might be lucrative in terms of containing the
needles or the fragments of the needles that we might be interested in, that might help our
When we gather that haystack, and remember it is not a haystack from the whole field, it is
a haystack from a tiny proportion of that field, we are very, very well aware that within that
haystack there is going to be plenty of hay which is innocent communications from
innocent people, not just British, foreign people as well. And so we design our queries
against that data, to draw out the needles and we do not intrude upon, if you like, the
surrounding hay. We can only look at the content of communications where there are very
specific legal thresholds and requirements which have been met. So that is the reality.
We don't want to delve into innocent e-mails and phonecalls. I feel I have to say
this: I don't employ the type of people who would do. My people are motivated by saving
the lives of British forces on the battle field, they are motivated by fighting terrorists/serious
criminals, by meeting that foreign intelligence mission as well. If they were asked to
snoop, I would not have the workforce. They would leave the building.
Spooks are too vital to be given this much power and funding
Friday, 1 November 2013