Michchhämi Dukkadam

Monday, 28th August 2006

Jai Jinendra to All,

Inner chamber at Jain Temple (Potters Bar)

I received this prayer today by Shri Rabindranath Tagore and i’d like to share it with you:

Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God,
First fill your own house with the fragrance of Love.
Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God,
First remove the darkness of sin from your heart.
Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer,
First learn to bow in humility before your fellowmen.
Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees,
First bend down to lift someone who is down trodden.
Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins,
First forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you.

– Paryushan 2006


Three Weeks…

Sunday, 18th June 2006

Hi Everyone,

Hope your all keeping well, just like me! I’m still at in Harrow with mum. The weather has been good and the football is on so you can’t complain can you… in fact its been too hot. I’ve had quite a visitors to come and see me here in Harrow.

Both my mum’s sisters (my masis) are are at home as well and i’m keeping them, Nana and Nani busy in return for the entertainment that I provide!

That’s it for now, more later… time for a nap!

– Veer

At Three Weeks

My First Holiday

Saturday, 10th June 2006

The time has come for me to take my first vacation. I'm at my Nana and Nani's house (in Harrow) for a couple of weeks. Nani has been staying with my parents since I've been at home. It's been great to have her around and my parents are really grateful for the extra help. Now I’ll be able to grace them with my presence for a while…

Ah - Bliss!

We got to Harrow just in time for the football. The world cup is on at the moment and today was England's first game in the group stage. They won the game, but to be honest they could have played much better. I'll still be supporting them all the way!

Mum told me that her Fuva (Dipak), Faiba (Mona) and Saisha came to see today. I was fast asleep when they came. Hopefully I'll be a little more playful next time.

My Dad's Mama (Chidrup), Mami (Rashila) and their three daughters (Hema, Hina and Nina) – my Faiba's – came to see me as well. Vernu Kaka was also here; he came early and waited and waited and waited until I woke up so that he could hold me. He must be really patient!

Three Faibas! Vernu Kaka


Friday, 9th June 2006

Hi Everyone,

Today my friend Dilraj came to see me. He is nine weeks old at the moment – they say, it takes a long time to grow an old friend!


Dilraj also dragged his parents along with him, Uncle Jugga and Auntie Bal. They weren’t the only ones that he enticed though and he also managed to get Uncle Bhard and Auntie Sandip to come along as well Uncle Nilu!. My Dad has known all these Uncles for a ages, they’ve been friends since school and they still manage to stay in touch.

Uncle Nilu messed up my hair – be warned i’ll get you back 😉

Little and Large Bhardy Boy Nilluuuuuuuuu!

Earlier in the day I had a visit from Auntie Durga and Uncle Raj. They just got back from Canada ths morning (where they got married) and came to see me as soon as they saw my email. Here’s wishing you a very happy and fruitful marriage. Uncle Raj looks very comfortable with babies, an expert already?

Durga and Raj

Goodnight Folks!


Hot, Hot, Hot!

Thursday, 8th June 2006

SunnyIt's been really hot this week in London, an absolute scorcher. It's seems like it's getting hotter day by day. It's quite difficult to do anything other than snooze (something that I'm an expert in already).

Chilling on a nice Summer's Afternoon

Dad's started discoursing with me already, I try and listen as best I can…

Listening Intently

…but sometimes it gets boring!!
Now your boring me!


Wednesday, 7th June 2006

Here is a picture of Mum:

I love my Mum!

She's great… always looking after me and filling me with lots of love… spoiling me sometimes too!

She's the best!

Nice Weekend @ Home

Monday, 5th June 2006

Hi All,

I had a lovely weekend at home. I was mostly relaxing but had lots of friends and family come to see me too. Dad's still busy clicking away with his camera and here are some of the snaps that he took this weekend. You can click on any of the thumbnails below to see a bigger picture.

Nishma Masi, Kalpest Masa Prit and Shivani Kaka & Family Mum's Kaka and Kaki BB & Co. More games ;)

This is Akhtar (Abid) – the one with the cheeky grin – and Mojib (Nadia)… they came to see me. Nadia tried to make me drink Coconut and Pinapple juice! Not yet please 😉

Dad's known Nadia for ages, Abid and Nadia were also at the same university as my parents and don't live too far from us.

Akhtar Mojib

– Veer