Sunday, October 01, 2006

Dear Puran

puran through glass

Puran Singh ("Master P," as my brother is already calling him) was born yesterday at 8pm. He's 8 pounds, 2 ounces (3.7 Kg), and both he and his mother are doing well. We have lots of family around helping us out and giving support (thanks, everyone), and the hospital experience has been pretty good, though the final stage of labor was difficult (I guess it always is).

The name means "fulfillment," "completion," or "perfection." No one in our family has been named "Puran," but there are a couple of famous people who have had this name: including Bhagat Puran Singh and also a famous Punjabi poet. In the Sikh tradition, the first letter of a baby's name is usually chosen by opening the Guru Granth Sahib at random, and taking a "Vakh." The first letter of the page opened is supposed to be the first letter of the baby's name. In our case, we got "P," and I immediately thought of "Puran."


Blogger Ruchira Paul said...

Heartiest congrats to the proud parents and love and blessings to Baby P who may look forward to the unique privilege of growing up before the electronic eyes of the fans of his dad's blog!

All best and happy parenting.

9:56 AM  
Blogger suitablegirl said...

I'm so happy for you. Can't wait to meet your little one and make awful Austin Powers jokes like, "you complete me!". :D

Congratulations to you and especially the woman who gave the world perfection. :)

11:34 AM  
Blogger St Antonym said...


All good wishes and blessings to mother, father and son.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Ms. World said...

He's beautiful! Congratulations again to you and your wife!

1:19 PM  
Blogger Shreeharsh said...

Congratulations, Amardeep!

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Archana said...

Congratulations! He's totally adorable! And that is a great name...

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Guru said...

Dear Amardeep,
Congratulations and best wishes.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous thekingsingh said...

Congratulations Amardeep!

6:56 PM  
Blogger ana beynaam said...

He's so adorable Amardeep, and Puran is a good name for him. Congratulations to you and your wife, and many blessings to all of you. Jeenday raho!

7:03 PM  
Anonymous vk said...

Hi Deep,

7:33 PM  
Blogger Sunil said...

Congratulations Amardeep.

Hope to see him blogging before he speaks.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous confused said...

Congratulations Amardeep.

Thanks for sharing!

8:52 PM  
Blogger sepoy said...

A Big welcome to Puran, and my hearty congratulations to the forever-to-be exhausted parents :)

9:16 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

congratulations to you both! he's a cutie.

12:17 AM  
Blogger Jane Sunshine said...

Awww... he's gorgeous. Enjoy parenthood!!!

5:06 AM  
Blogger RajpaL said...

Congratulations, Amardeep! Best wishes to you and the entire family. How does it feel to be a dad! The reason I am asking is because I am going to be a dad in March next year as well!

6:12 AM  
Blogger Rajeev said...

So cute, Deep. Congrats to both of you!

9:58 AM  
Anonymous uday said...

Congratulations Amar and welcome home Puran !

2:25 PM  
Blogger Mendi O. said...

I had no idea he was on his way! Congratulations!

11:14 AM  
Anonymous desiknitter said...

Awww, he's so cute! Congratulations, Amardeep, and my best wishes to your family!

12:57 PM  
Blogger Timothy Burke said...

Congratulations! Great news.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely little bundle with a lovelier name!

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Roscoe Brady said...

Oh my god! Dude! We're so happy for you! Check your e-mail! (do you have time for that now?)

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Puran is a bundle of joy. Congratulations Samya, Amardeep and the proud grandparents Tejinder and Jagmohan! We are very happy for you. - Lokesh and Uma

9:56 PM  
Blogger Chandra said...

Congratulations Amardeep and great name.

2:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, that's how I was named too: bibliomancy. My mother just opened the book of baby names and put down her finger and that's what came up.

Congrats and mazeltov Deep! A blessing.

--Dafina (I've switched to beta and can't log in yet)

9:54 AM  
Anonymous anneonymousone said...

I thank Puran's mother, Puran, and you for reminding us that the world should go on, and for sharing your hope and love. May the ripples of your joy spread far and wide, and return to you and yours.

5:19 PM  
Blogger pH said...

May love and all tender emotions outlast these times of strife.


6:59 PM  
Blogger senioritis said...

Happy congratulations!

9:00 PM  
Blogger Hurree said...

Congratulations and all the best; this is one new edition you're never going to tire of, yes?

8:00 AM  
Blogger Panini Pothoharvi said...

Kamaal kar ditta Amardeep BHa! You have now become "pura" or complete. The little angel is so cute!

Puran is not a name one gets to hear very often these days. So I congratulate you doubly.

Of course, one harks back to the legend of Puran Bhagat - he incidentally was not a Singh - to the finest Punjabi poet of the 20th century, Prof Puran Singh, and to the incredible social worker from Amritsar, Bhagat Puran Singh who ran a PiNgalwaRa - a free home for the lepers, destitutes and ostracised. His work, though not as extensively written about as Mother Teresa's, is as great.

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Paninipath said...

complete and vast
the resonance
of joyous past
traveled from
the Sanskritic core
found the apbhranshic lore
is ever so close
to its sister Purna
and more
the letter on the mystical pad
an alphabet
lovingly drawn
mom's secret gift to the lad
taking him/her to newer dawns.

2:36 AM  
Anonymous प्रियंकर said...

'हर बच्चा यह संदेश ले कर आता है कि ईश्वर अभी मनुष्य से निराश नहीं हुआ है .'
-- रवीन्द्रनाथ ठाकुर

माता-पिता को शुभकामनाएं !
पूरन भगत को आशीष !

6:17 AM  
Blogger Panini Pothoharvi said...


Aap kya Shabnam Hashmi ke group se sambandhit ho?


1:58 AM  
Anonymous Nesrin Eruysal said...

Congatulations Deep! Puran means a moment of perfection and purity in Turkish. I wish him a long and healthy life.


6:07 AM  
Blogger Manorama said...

I somehow managed to miss this wonderful event--many congratulations!

6:49 PM  
Anonymous baby names said...

He is beautiful. I love P names my baby name is Phiny.

10:51 AM  

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