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This video caught my attention on our local media channels who translated this for Pakistan’s 63rd independence day to bring back the element of Faith in our nation.

Here is the Pakistani version of the message of Hope:

While I looked over the internet and found this about the original video:

Jonathan Reed won second place in AARP’s U@50 video contest launched in 2007. Contestants were asked to create 2-minute video describing their vision of the future; what life would be like by the time they turned 50.
Reed was inspired by the Argentinian political advertisement “The Truth” (which is worth watching as well).

Here is the video:


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things they don't teach us

“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school.


  • They don’t teach you how to love somebody.
  • They don’t teach you how to be famous.
  • They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor.
  • They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer.
  • They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind.
  • They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying.
  • They don’t teach you anything worth knowing!”



– Neil Gaiman

‘The Madman’

Posted: June 21, 2010 in Uncategorized
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It was in the garden of a madhouse that I met a youth with a face pale and lovely and full of wonder. And I sat beside him upon the bench, and I said, “Why are you here?”

And he looked at me in astonishment, and he said, “It is an unseemly question, yet I will answer you. My father would make of me a reproduction of himself; so also would my uncle. My mother would have me the image of her seafaring husband as the perfect example for me to follow. My brother thinks I should be like him, a fine athlete.

“And my teachers also, the doctor of philosophy, and the music-master, and the logician, they too were determined, and each would have me but a reflection of his own face in a mirror.

“Therefore I came to this place. I find it more sane here. At least, I can be myself.”

Then of a sudden he turned to me and he said, “But tell me, were you also driven to this place by education and good counsel?”

And I answered, “No, I am a visitor.”

And he answered, “Oh, you are one of those who live in the madhouse on the other side of the wall.”

– from The Wanderer by Kahlil Gibran

ROSE: Have you ever been in love?

DESIRE: You might say that.

ROSE: Horrible, isn’t it?

DESIRE: In what way?

ROSE: It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…
You give them a piece of you. They don’t ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you, or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore.

Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so a simple phrase like “Maybe we should just be friends” or “How very perceptive” turns into a glass splinter working its way to your heart.

DESIRE: How picturesque.

ROSE: It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that.
Especially not love.
I hate love.


-by Neil Gaiman in The Sandman

what’s going on?

Posted: June 3, 2010 in Uncategorized

What are you doing?
Nothing.

Nothing?
Yes just simple plain nothing.

But why would it matter any way if I’m doing something or nothing at all?

Maybe it makes others feel good that they are doing a better job or some creative and productive activity than me.

But anyways I’m not completely free.

There’s so much to do and yet nothing at all seems important.

I have to complete this article today!
And I have to write this story whose characters are constantly talking in my head, more than eager to come out on paper.

And my friend just came up with a new idea of interviewing certain people and promote them for society’s good. I think it’s a good idea, let’s see when I’m going start work on that.

What am I? Good for nothing or for something?

Time

Posted: October 20, 2009 in Articles, Uncategorized
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‘Kia Time hua hai?’ – ‘Time nahi mila yaar’ – ‘Kis time aao gey?’ – ‘chalo time to go!’

Don’t we say and listen to such lines so many times in a day? In fact we utter the word Time with such frequency that we undermine its actual meaning and its worth.
What is Time actually?? and why should we give importance to it anyway?

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What is Time?
The dictionary defines Time as:
1. the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.
2. An interval separating two points and is measured by numbers as of seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years.

I like the second definition, easy and compact.
Hence you see that thing on your wall or on your wrist which you look up to every now and then, is what life is actually made of.. Time.. but we rarely think about it. Do we?

Why is Time so important?
Time is passing non-stop, and we try to follow it with clocks and calendars. It is passing on this very moment while i am writing this but i can not catch it or hold it back, because time once passed will not come back again.
And you thought money is the all that matter in life? It may buy you many things but try buying time next time you go shopping. Yes, be my guest try to buy time but you won’t try as you know the answer already.

It is said, ‘time and tide wait for none’ and true it is. You can keep waiting long enough for a certain time to arrive but time will not wait for you a second. It will come and go by on it own and you won’t know it has left if you are not ready to welcome it at the right time.

Time – a great healer
There are as many quotes available on Time but the most famous is the Italian proverb –
Il tempo è un gran medico -(Time is a great healer.)

I remember how time healed my knee injury when i fell from bicycle long  time ago. Yes time did heal my wound but that scary scar is always there to remind me of the incident.

Time heals every wound. Time will make it better. I usually heard such saying on funerals but it is relevant for anyone who has ever lost something/someone they loved like anything. This again shows the importance of time that how it plays the role of a healer, a companion for the lonesome and how time eventually brings the wretched souls to life and to love.

Time is money
Another Italian proverb – Il tempo è denaro. (Time is money.)

yes yes the same paper money, that we all love so dearly that to make it and to double it we are ready to give in our health and our lives.

So Time if perfectly utilized can do wonders for you and bring you a lot of money with which you can buy happiness and all other things.

Types of Time

1. Past – This period of Time is already lost, which is no more with you. So there is no need or reason to ponder over it and regret it.

2. Future – This period of Time is yet to come, it is unseen. So there is no need to worry about it again, all you can do is hope and wish for the best of times to come to you.

3. Present – And that leaves us to the final type of Time – the Present – that you are living in right this very moment. This is the only period of time which you should worry about actually. See it’s so easy, isn’t? God knew that we humans cannot handle so much of time all together so your present time is all you have to care about so that you won’t regret it when it becomes the past of your life.

It is rightly said that there s a time for everything and you just have to wait for the right time to come.
And when it comes you will know it for sure.

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For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;

A time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

[Ecclesiastes 3:1-8]

Hello world!

Posted: October 19, 2009 in Uncategorized

My first entry into wordpress

be positive! for a change..

Posted: October 19, 2008 in Uncategorized

Pak-Sino ink 11 MoUs ..

BEIJING (Oct 16, 2008): Pakistan & China on Wednesday signed eleven agreements, MoUs and protocols to enhance bilateral co-operation on sound footing in diverse sectors including infrastructure, energy, telecommunication, agriculture, industry, minerals, trade, disaster relief and space technology.

China will also cooperate us in Bhasha and Kohala dams,” said Qureshi, adding that President Zardari would visit the China after every three months. He said Pakistan would soon launch its first communication satellite in collaboration with China.

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Hopefully this cooperation is going to boost the economy of Pakistan and will bring he much needed relief to the poverty stricken people.
Although the assured visit of our Pres. to China every 3 months will make us pay for it! but maybe it is for the betterment of our people.. who knows!

I guess we should get into some real business.. something more than the mere promises!
some activity! some work! some result!!

and then we want to see the change!
how are those dams going to change our lives!
how the telecom sector will boost the economy!
will those investments on the agriculture sector provide us enough food!
how is the energy sector going to resolve our major issue of power crisis!

phew! i thought to write something constructive n be positive for a change!
but maybe my mind can not think of somethign positive right now.. and i should give it some time to relax!

6 Sept. – a big day?

Posted: September 6, 2008 in Articles, Pakistan, Uncategorized

– Moderate quake hits Pakistan as voting in presidential election begins.. Mild tremors of 5.6 on the richter scale were felt in some parts of Pakistan, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and the adjourning areas.

– Pakistani lawmakers elected Mr. Ten percent as the new president of Pakistan who is marked by corruption and tragedy. People of Pak. are worried about the upcoming scenario of the country. Moreover the foreign friends are also concerned over his unstable mental health.

– Defence day of Pakistan, which has lost its true spirit.