Geeta Chhabra's letter to her Readers



27th May 2024

My dear Readers,


Ah! The month of June is etched in my heart for all times!


My bucket list wanted a family reunion, and I am certain that divine forces worked their way to make my spouse, Ved’s 90th birthday a special reason to fulfill my wish.


Ved enjoying every moment of the three days of festivities went online to express his thoughts to the beautiful people who travelled all the way to Dubai from Canada, Australia and various parts of India. His sentiments ran thus:
“This was not only my 90th birthday celebration, but more than that! It was a celebration of my family, our families and everybody who participated by getting together in Dubai. What an event and what a joy for each one of us to meet after so many months, and so many years, which will be remembered forever.”


Amidst the deep affection, another very special gift for Ved’s 90th birthday – is a poem written for Ved by the versatile poet, musician, Azad Iqbal from Pakistan.
For some who may not be aware, Dawn the prominent Pakistan paper says Azad Iqbal is his grandfather’s true heir to the poetic legacy, referring to none other than Allama Muhammad Iqbal who composed the legendary song, “Sarre Jahan Say Achhaa, Hindustan Hamara.”


Azad ji thank you.  Dil say dua aap ko, aur bahut shukriya, meherbani from ALL of US.


The Multan mitti and placing of the flowering plant in the pot was a poignant affair making the birthday boy nostalgic, and also revitalized similar sentiments of the audience at the dinner at Atlantis.


The whole concept of Multan mitti and of importing poetry – was organized by our… one and only Geeta Gopal... my Twin Soul.  Kudos Geeta, you brought the true spirit of Universal Interfaith Harmony on Ved’s 90th birthday.


Last but not the least, some family members very much wanted to be here, but could not be with us, they were present in spirit, and we send them love from the bottom of our hearts.


For this month’s Issue, in the Poetry section, my poems are of a mixed content of emotions from my old collections.  To view them kindly click on


In this Issue, in the Section of Different Dialogues, we have Surender Kandhari – Founder & Chairman of Al Dobowi Group, Dubai (UAE).  His interview also follows the storyline of his visit with his spouse, Bubbles Kandhari, to Darbar Sahib Gurudwara in Kartarpur-Pakistan for celebrating the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji in 2019.  He and Bubbles Kandhari have played a very vital role in the construction of Guru Nanak Durbar-Dubai, which is an iconic monument of Dubai! To view the interview kindly click on


The Prose Pieces for this Issue are from old time’s coves. Please connect to my prose pieces by clicking on


In the Book Review Section we have Business Maharajas by Gita Piramal.  To view the same kindly click on


In the Music Section, we have Shamshad Begum. Please click on


Photo-News Section contains some of the photographs of Ved Chhabra’s 90th birthday reunion. To view the photographs, kindly click on


Viewers' Corner is brimming and active.  I thank my social media friends and well-wishers for their interest in my Blog, Facebook. To view the comments kindly click on


Enjoy the Issue.

With warm regards,

Geeta Chhabra

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