Showing posts from February, 2011

Shukar Karo ke Bajj Gaye....The Cinderella Hour of the Sardar

From multi faith genesis, came the dawn of Sikhism one of the youngest Faiths today. Sikhism ranked as the world’s 5th largest religion  with a following of over 20 million people worldwide. Conceptually from the time of ideation it has been a progressive religion, well ahead of its time when it was founded over 500 years ago. It is the faith I follow and perhaps so do you…… if accepted in its purity it has given us in its very simplistic format a religious belief system of spiritual sustenance . The path is based on the teachings of ten Gurus, the first of whom was Guru Nanak (1469-1539) and the tenth, was Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708). Sikhism is unmistakable in its belief in the oneness of God, Ek Onkar ….rejecting idolatry and any worship of object of images.                         A collection of thoughts and teachings form the building blocks of religion. Sikhism stresses the importance of doing good actions rather than merely carrying out ritu

....'Love From your Valentine'

From Pagan Rome to Today......  The mysteries of the origins of Valentine’s Day are steeped in the ancient Roman pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Held on February 15, Lupercalia honored the Gods Lupercus and Faunus, as well as the legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus. Let me digress a little and tell you the tale of the twin brothers,  Romulus and Remus. They were the sons of the God Mars. When they were very little they were abandoned by the banks of the River Tiber …...As luck would have it they were found by a she-wolf who adopted them and fed them with her milk.   Later a shepherd found the boys and took them home. He looked after them and raised them as his own children. The boys grew up to be strong and clever.One day they decided that they would build a town on the spot where the Shepherd had found them. And a town they did build…..but soon the brothers had a big clash on who will be the king…. Romulus routed his brother Remus, who died in the

Valentine’s Day …. The Day Cupid Comes Calling.

Spring in Paris Paris, everything about Paris … Everything you do in Paris seems to be touched by the glow of romance. If you have been to Paris you will know what I am talking about … whether it is queuing for croissants or just sitting on a café patio sipping an aperitif and watching the world go by…..  Night or day, Paris lives. It's a city for lovers and a city to fall in love with and the aura acts as a kind of elixir to the soul. It is truly the most romantic place in the world. But this time of the year the ‘Romance’ is in the air and euphoria of love spreads its wings wide, creating a global mania. Smart marketers have further optimized the opportunity to fan ‘The Valentine fever. You don’t believe me…then just step out into the City Malls and markets to see the hubbub of Valentine’s Day. Cupid is the most famous of Valentine symbols and everybody knows that little cherub, a playful, winged  child  armed with bow and arrows…..They say his arrows