Category: Random Thoughts

The Imperfect Gandhi

M.K.GandhiThe Imperfect Gandhi
(Sarbjit Singh)

No one is perfect. Our flaws make us human. Flaws of others should not decrease our appreciation of their qualities that we admire. Like everyone else M.K.Gandhi had a number of flaws too which he himself penned down. One of the infamous ones he was ashamed of was the fact that while his father was dying, he was making love to his wife in the next room. He was human. I still admire his courage,his compassion,his grit, his tolerence & his inability to say anything but the truth.



Go Free Yourself….

Sarbjit SinghGo Free Yourself …
(Sarbjit Singh)

The only time in life we are completely free is when we are born.As we grow older, the rules and regulations, dos and don’ts, moral and social bindings, laws to follow etc keep on increasing. I wonder what “Free Society” actually means. Society is the one which puts us in shackles and enslaves us. Some people say that it is all to protect the weak and the poor. I think the weak and poor have nothing to lose.These rules and laws are to protect the rich and powerful(?). Those who try to free their souls are most times stifled in one way or the other.That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive for inner freedom…

As long as you don’t infringe upon similar rights of others,

go free yourself….



“Chugalkhors or The Gossipers”

“Chugalkhors or The Gossipers”
(Sarbjit Singh)

There is no doubt almost everyone sometime or the other in their life has participated in some kind of gossip and enjoyed it. The only time someone doesn’t enjoy gossip is when it is about her or him.

There are very few people who outrightly reject participating in gossip. As I remember, my late mother was one of them and as far as can remember, she would not allow gossip in front of her at all.There were however, some other members in the extended family who would indulge in, ‘enjoy’ and practiced this very prevalent fine ‘art’. They even gossiped about my mother behind her back. Such people never realise that they, inadvertently might be passing this ‘art’ to young impressionable (more…)


Hindi Language & Punjabi People : Sarbjit Singh

“Hindi Language & Punjabi People”

Those who know both hindi and punjabi languages tend to think that if you know punjabi, speaking hindi should come naturally. Well, it may not really be the case.

My mother-in-law is a Punjabi, born, brought up and lived her entire life out of India.

Yesterday, as we were watching TV, we saw an advertisement in which she recognised an Indian Bollywood actor.

Immediately she said,”Isn’t he the guy in Bhujj Milkha Bhujj?” She had just totally translated “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” title from Hindi to Punjabi.

Then I remembered my mother (more…)


Siblings & Branches

Tree PictureBranches of a tree are born from the same seed. When a plant is young, all branches are close to each other. As time passes and the tree grows, the branches spread out, distancing themselves from the ones which were once very near. They grow their own new branches and it goes on and on like that as the tree becomes bigger and bigger . The branches once gone far, can never meet the ones they were very close to in the beginning.

As humans, I guess the process is the same with one big difference. There is a choice and a possibility of once close siblings to stop, think, turn back and meet up with the rest. I don’t know about the branches of trees, but siblings do long for each other no matter how near or far physically they may be from each other. These feelings may not be said in so many words or shown in so many actions, but they are there somewhere hidden, somewhere buried under the burdens of life.

PS Dedicated to my own siblings who all are an integral part of my love and life…