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Month: June, 2012

The British Asian Blog turns ONE – A Year of Blogging

On June 14th 2012, this blog turned One and amongst the ‘daily happenings’ that ‘had’ engulfed my life, I missed the moment to celebrate my blog turning one.

Admittedly it’s a small fry in the grand scheme of things but pretty epic achievement in my view.  I never really expected to celebrate such an achievement in anyway other than being prompted by an acquaintance, last weekend one evening in India, that my blog had turned One, thus prompting me now to share this news with you today.  So the fact that so many followers and readers have found their way to my blog in the last 365 days (plus some) is cool.

Since the birth of my blog on 14th June 2011, I have noticed that this blog has started to gain momentum.  I have not done justice to my blog and have somewhat fallen short in writing content as much as would like too – but I believe the hardest part has been achieved by reaching this milestone; the only ingredients left now is to build up its reputation and credibility.

In the one year of my blog, I have made some fantastic friends, despondent enemies, zombie readers and dedicated acquaintances, albeit all on-line.

So, for all those people who visit and have visited my blog a BIG THANK YOU.  I hope you continue to visit, harass, threaten, engage, stalk me and share your views with me and other readers.

On that note, this is for YOU:

The Lovers
will drink wine night and day.
They will drink until they can
tear away the veils of intellect and
melt away the layers of shame and modesty.
When in Love,
body, mind, heart and soul don’t even exist.
Become this,
fall in Love, and you will not be separated again.

Jalaluddin Rumi

Cocktail Party This Weekend…

…and I fly out to India just for the weekend.

I go Friday evening 22nd and return Monday 25th June.

As crazy as it may sound, I am invited ‘specially’ for a cocktail party in India.  This Cocktail party is first for me in India, and my schedule has been drawn up and all arrangements have been made.  Unfortunately, I am unable to disclose any more information, as I have been summoned by a very special acquaintance to spend this weekend together with all expenses paid for.

Those who read this, may question and ponder about this cocktail party.  As some may interpret this as: (1) an actual cocktail party involving alcohol and mixing of various chemicals, or (2) to celebrate the completion of the Bollywood film ‘Cocktail‘, or (3) a well deserved break, where enjoying the experience of India with added benefit and touch of cocktails.  I think I will let your minds wonder and ponder as to why I am going all the way to India for this ‘Cocktail Party’ – the devil is in the detail?

After arriving at my destination in Bangalore, during my stay in India, I will be driven out to spend an entire evening and one night in a 5-star hotel in Udaipur, Rajasthan.  As my acquaintance has some important work to attend out there.

This is, indeed, an exciting weekend.  One which was planned for me in total surprise and spontaneously.

Until I see you next after 25th June, I like to leave you with this cocktail below:

 

For those, who like ‘Tum hi Ho Bandhu’ track, the below is for you:

India, here I come…

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