Sunday, August 28, 2005


I remember hearing this story when I was at school.
Many years ago elephants were not as they were now. There were white elephants and there were black elephants. The white elephants didn't like the black elephant because they were black and the black elephants didn't like the white elephants because they were white.

The two groups of elephants were always arguing with each other. They had many wars against each other becuase they hated each other so much but each time there would be no winner because both groups had similar strengths and weaknesses.

One day some high thinking elephants from the white group and some high thinking elephants from the black group decided to get together and talk about what they should do about the constant fighting between the two groups. The all decided that the best way to set up there own town away from the two groups, where they could live in peace.

The high thinking group went away and started to live a separate life away from the fighting.

Over time they began to mix with each other in their new town. Decades passed and new town started to thrive. A new type of elephant began to emerge. The grey elephant was more common than the black or white elephants. The elder elephants were very happy about the grey elephants because they thought that if all elephants were grey then there wouldn't be any reason for elephants to fight because all elephants would be grey.

The elder elephants of the town decided to organise a mega celebration to congratulate themselves on their acheivements.

It was the night of the celebration and all the elephants got ready to celebrate. As the night went on the elder elephants started to notice something.

There were two groups in the hall. One group stayed on one side of the hall and another group stayed on the other side of the hall.

After watching this for a few hours the elders decided to ask the two groups why they were standing away from each other.

One group shouted out "We hate elephants with BIG EARS!!!!"

The other group shouted out "We hate elephants with SMALL EARS!!!!"

It just goes to show that we will always find something to hate.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

I have just noticed that my blog is on Sikhi Wiki.

Sikhi Wiki
is a variation on the Wiki theme that allows users to be the editors of what is shown on a page. If you know something about Sikhi then share your knowledge on the site.

My blog is listed in the Sikh Bloggers section on SikhiWiki.

I think that I have Harpreet Singh Gill ( to thank for this. cheers Harpreet:-))

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Pics of India, October 2004

I thought that I should share some photos of my visit to India in Oct 2004

Starting off with Harmandir Sahib , Amritsar. Whenever I have been to Harmandir Sahib there is always a beautiful atmosphere about the place. No matter how many people are around or how busy it is you always get a feeling that you are privilaged to be there.

One more

Amritsar Traffic

Sheata Sahib

Mehteana Sahib

I will try to post more later.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Into the whirlwind

Found Valarie Kaur's blog Into the whirlwind while I was searching for sikh blogs (tip: put the words 'sikh' into google).

She has been going around USA making a film about the innocent people that were targeted after 11th September 2001 and how it affected them and their families.

She also has a website for the film that she is making

I think we need more Sikh film makers like her so that issues relating to Sikh's can be given a higher profile.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Freaky Coincidences

I am sure that everybody has freaky coincidences in everyday life.

I just though that I should document the things that happen to me

Here is what happened to me this week

My wife got an interview for a job at Fox's biscuits in Batley (Near Bradford). I knew that I would have to drop her off on the day of the interview but I didn't have time to find out where the factory was. So I left it for a while.

The very next day at work there was an employee who required support off site. She said that she would take me to the place where she was doing her presentation. She told me that the place was called 'Batley Bulldogs' (A Rugby League Club). I followed her to the place and found that the presentation was taking place right opposite the Fox's biscuit factory where I need to take my wife!!!!

Now, I have never even been to Batley before so I think I can class this as a Freaky Coincidence.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Lulu - The site for budding writers, photographers...

The BBC website had an article on Lulu.

This is a new website that allows people to get published as writers even if they have been rejected by mainstream publishers. Lulu prints books on demand so that there are no "books left on the shelf".

It is using the same model for music and photograhs

The royalties are much better aswell (80% of each book sold rather than 10%-20% from mainstream publishers)

Fantasy Football 2005/06

At work they are organising a fantasy football league through The Telegraph (UK).

Here is my team ( subject to change :-))

101P CechChelsea4.0

201J TerryChelsea5.0
204R FerdinandManchester United4.5
210G HeinzeManchester United4.2
214J CarragherLiverpool4.0

401F LampardChelsea5.0
404S GerrardLiverpool4.5
422Park Ji-SungManchester United3.6
495S DavisTottenham Hotspur3.1

607J DefoeTottenham Hotspur6.7
690P CrouchLiverpool5.1

The thinking behind the choices

Every year there are a few player who perform above expectations. I have tried to guess who will have a good season before everyone else. Obviously everybody will be trying to do this.

My gambles are

Park Ji-Sung

All the rest are fairly solid players based on ManU and Chelsea

My five songs of the moment

Here is a list of what I am listening to at the moment in no particular order

  • Rabbi Shergill - Bulla Ke Jaana (Whole Album)
  • DJ Vips - Lus Lus
  • Gurdas Mann - Dhan Ho Drivera (This is a mad tune)
  • Aman Hayer - Mela
  • Kal Ho Naa Ho - Its the time to Disco