Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Crying for Help......anybody listening???

“Main apko ghar laykar aonge baba….main sark par bheek mang loon gee…hum apko ghar lykar ayngy” (I will bring you back home Dad, I will even beg to bring you back home soon)

The painful cries of Captain Wasi’s innocent daughter Laila are echoing on the media channels but despite much hue and cry by the aggrieved families, the government has failed to do much other than lip service to secure the release of Pakistanis kidnapped by Somali pirates.
The captain along with three other Pakistanis is being held hostage by the Somali pirates since August 8 last year. From there on, the Somali pirates have threatened to kill the Pakistani hostages if $20 million in ransom is not paid to them but recently they have reduced their demand to $2.0 million. $1.5 million have already been arranged by the shipping company and international NGOs but still there’s a huge difference left.
Now what is our government doing……think…..think…….as a matter of fact there is actually nothing to think about because the government as usual is doing NOTHING AT ALL!!!
It is repeatedly being said that the government is in touch with the hostages’ families and doing everything for their release. But the families are claiming that they have not yet received any help from the government. So now seeing the “positive” response of the government, the families of the abductees have started a fund raising campaign on their own. It is so heart-breaking to see that wives and young kids of the abductees are ready to even beg and sell their kidneys for god sake to gather the required money!!! Remember the angelic Raymond Davis??? No???....let me remind you…He came, He shot, He returned….Rings a bell???. Our own government has paid huge, by huge I mean HUUUGGGEEE amount of blood money to the victims’ families so that they may forgive poor Davis darling for murdering their loved ones. Voila… their wish came true….Davis returned back to home sweet home and will live happily ever after. Our government tried each and everything possible to release him as soon as possible but what happened now??? Have they gone blind as they can’t see the hopeless faces of the abductee’s families??? Have they gone deaf as they can’t hear the tragic cries????But they are certainly not dumb as we keep on hearing that “Government is doing efforts and the nation will witness positive results” huh….bad joke….worse than a bad joke actually.

Innocent Laila questioned Interior minister Rehman Malik that what he would do if his own son would have been kidnapped???..... She still didn’t receive any reply from the great Rehman Malik who has a habit of blaming everything on “Foreign Hands”….But what now??? No foreign hand or Taliban are involved in it Mr. Malik??? Nobody to blame except you and the other tin heads who are involved in state politics.
The Final dead line is just 11 days away to set release the four abducted Pakistanis or the Somalis will god-forbade kill them. It is high time guys because they desperately need your prayers and your support so I request everybody (excluding selfish politicians) especially the Pakistanis all around the world to help the families and spread this message as much as possible. The account information is below:
Account No: 1066-0081-009278-01-9
Bank AL Habib Ltd

 I am doing my bit and I am sure that you will do yours too

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Me tagged....thank you : )

My first tag....yaaaaaaaaaaaahhoooo : ) Thank you "The Solitary Writer" for tagging me. I have started following his blog very recently and man he writes damn well. Awesome person with an equally awesome blog : )
And now here goes the tag......enjoy : )

Ten how’s:

1. How did you get one of your scars? Scar??…where????
2. How did you celebrate your last birthday? With family. Had lots of masti and halla gulla.
3. How are you feeling at this moment? I am smiling….even though I have 8 pending assignments!!!! Oh God!!!
4. How did your night go last night? Working on my assignment till 5 in the morning…sleep deprivation.
5. How did you do in high school? I don’t like to praise myself J
6. How did you get the shirt you’re wearing? Mom bought it.
7. How often do you see your best friend(s)? Except Sunday, I meet my university ones daily but i do keep in contact with my other best buddies.
8. How much money did you spend last month? Bought some gifts…ah I really don’t remember their cost.
9. How old do you want to be when you get married? I love my freedom so plz no marriage talkies now.
10. How old will you be at your next birthday? Sweet 21 J
Nine what’s:
1. Your mother's name? I call her mumma
2. What did you do last weekend? Work eat sleep….have no other option
3. What is the most important part of your life? Family and friends
4. What would you rather be doing? I miss u play station…sob..sob
5. What did you last cry over? I do shed tears on various situations so I can safely term myself a cry baby
6. What always makes you feel better when you’re upset? Talking, Music, Blogging
7. What’s the most important thing you look for in a significant other? Ahhh….
8. What are you worried about? My exams are coming up next month
9. What did you have for breakfast? I am not punctual about breakfast but I ate Biscuits today.
Eight Have you-s:
1. Have you ever liked someone who had a girlfriend/boyfriend? Off course but I like them as a person..no love shove scene han.
2. Have you ever had your heartbroken? Quiet a lot of times.
3. Have you ever been out of the country? Yup I love travelling
4. Have you ever done something outrageously dumb? Don’t even ask!!
5. Have you ever been back stabbed by a friend? Yup but I forgive and forget so no hard feelings.
6. Have you ever dated someone younger than you? Never dated anyone.
7. Have you ever read an entire book in one day? Finished New moon and Eclipse in two days….is it a record???
Seven who’s:
1. Who was the last person you saw? Mom
2. Who was the last person you texted? Aani
3. Who was the last person you hung out with? Friends
4. Who was the last person to call you? Ash
5. Who did you last hug? My Nani (Grandma)
6. Who is the last person who texted you? Ovi
7. Who was the last person you said “I love you” to? My lil sis
Six where’s:
1. Where does your best friend(s) live? At home..Isnt it obvious J
2. Where did you last go? University
3. Where did you last hang out? Boat Basin
4. Where do you go to school? HHS in Karachi
5. Where is your favorite place to be? Heaven
6. Where did you sleep last night? Bed sweet bed
Five do’s:
1. Do you think anyone likes you?  Ask them
2. Do you ever wish you were someone else? I love being me
3. Do you know the muffin man? Muffin who??
4. Does the future scare you? Sometimes
5. Do your parents know about your blog? They aren’t on blogger but do follow my blog posts J
Four why’s:
1. Why are you best friends with your best friend? Cuz they are the best
2. Why did you get into Blogging? It’s my catharsis box
3. Why did your parents give you the name you have? It was my grandma actually.
4. Why are you doing this survey? I am loving it!!
Three if’s:
1. If you could have one super power what would it be? I am already blessed with one….oopps that was supposed to be a secret!!! Sshhhhh!!!
2. If you could go back in time and change one thing, would you? Just one..this is not fair.
3. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could bring 1 thing, what would you bring? My return ticket to home
Two would-you-ever’s:
1. Would you ever get back together with any of your ex’s if they asked you? I have no ex yahoooo.
2. Would you ever shave your head to save someone you love? I can grow my hair back J
One last question:
1. Are you happy with your life right now? Welllllll….its complicated!!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Why women cry???

Author: Unknown

A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a woman," she told him.

"I don't understand," he said. His mom hugged him and said, "And you never will."

Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?"

"All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.

Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?"

God said, "When I made the woman she had to be special."

"I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort."

"I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children."

"I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining."

"I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly."

"I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart."

"I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly."

"And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed."

"You see my son," said God, "the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair."

"The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dedicated to Ash

Ash-the balancer because she is a great combo of practicality+goofiness. Found her for the first time just below the stairs outside the office of Vice Chancellor…..that was probably the only good thing that happened outside the VC office. What can I say about her?? Tall, smart and intelligent with beautiful long hair :) and a proud owner of kitty cats, Diean Cathy, sharmeela Chotu and shararti JoJo.
It was not easy to judge her in the first meeting because when she is silent, one can feel an impression of practicality but when she is in the fun mood, u get to meet the kid living inside her. Even now, remembering  the time when I met her for the first time and immediately asked for her contact number…oh god…I made a fool of myself… but the good thing was that she didn’t even resisted and was even quicker in giving her number : )
 I was going through a hard time and some issues were around. She was the person who contributed in solving the issue by leaking out some valuable info and that made her an immediate favorite in our eyes and the rest is history. She has many admirable qualities but my personal favorite is the “forgetting” one (ps: no she doesn’t have a weak memory) By forgetting I mean she has a very good habit of moving on with life. No matter how bad the situation might be, the next day she is all okay….no regrets…no complains. According to her, it’s useless to keep on thinking about stuff that didn’t ended well instead we should press delete and move on with life. And the really wow factor is that being bred and born in Karachi, she even sleeps early at night….strange han….she’s really an exception.
Together we have made some wacko innovative plans like opening a channel, staring a business etc and if none of it worked out, we are going to go straight to Hyderabad Mental ward(ps: if we keep on getting 10 assignments in a month we will surely reach that stage very soon). Plus she also has a plan to make a thesis on the weird human beings she found in the university namely……..ahem…… I will send u all a copy of the thesis….that would be better : )
For me, the most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart so although both I and Ash have our own share of ideas and views, we still have an easy awesome conversation.
So much to talk about and so little time. Today is her birthday and sadly her tummy is not feeling well but still birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake so don’t let your tummy win….blow the candles and finish that cake of yours :) In the near future, we all are going to take different paths in life but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere and you have definitely left footprints in my heart.
“Suno Ayesha….. Tumsa na hoga koi”
Have a get well soon Birthday

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Unconditional love.......wanna buy??

We've heard songs about it, seen it in the movies, heard it talked about on Oprah by relationship experts and read about it in thousands of self help books. But what is unconditional love? We all want to feel loved. We think about it, hope for it, fantasize about it, go to great lengths to achieve it and feel that our lives are incomplete without it. The lack of unconditional love is the cause of most of our anger and confusion. It is no exaggeration to say that our emotional need for unconditional love is just as great as our physical need for air and food.
It is especially unfortunate that most of us have no idea what it actually is? Our misconceptions began in our early childhood, where we saw that when we did all the right things, people loved us. They smiled at us and spoke in gentle tones. But when we were bad all those signs of love instantly vanished. In short, we were taught by consistent experience that love was conditional, that we had to buy love from the people around us with our words and behaviour.

So what’s wrong with conditional love? We see it everywhere we look, what’s so wrong about it? Imagine that every time you pay me fifty dollars, I tell you I love you. We could do that all day, but at the end of the day would you feel loved? No, because you would know that I loved you only because you paid me. We simply can’t feel fulfilled by love we pay for. We feel loved only when it is freely, unconditionally given to us. The instant we do anything at all to win the approval or respect of other people, we are actually paying for the attention and affection we receive. We can never feel genuinely loved in that way because

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cricket - A Gentleman's Game........think again

“Tum jeeto ya haro suno hamain tum sy pyar hai” (whether you win or lose we love you)……wow soooo touchy ….such emotions…now do one more thing….sing bye bye 2015 World Cup.
Screen, projectors, face painting, green shirts, World cup songs (I think Josh Junoon by Ali Azmat was the most awesomest) was all I was hearing and seeing from the last couple of days. It seemed that “Mission Mohali” has blown away our nation's mind. Even the boring stuffed faced news anchors were wearing smiles and green shirts. Ahhhhh such sweet memories…..(tissue please). And then came the Day of Judgment….I mean the day that made us judge our team from a very different perspective.  
With thumping heartbeats came the first ball…..dot ball…..yahooooo go greensss and so the game went on and on and on. Indians gave us a tough fight with their batsmen and ironically our spinners didn’t performed that well. Instead our fast bowling came as a surprise package. Three cheers for Wahab Riaz is a must!!! But the fielding agggghhrrr pathetic just mere pathetic….zero points for that(ps: Tendulkar catch out is not included) So, I guess you wouldn’t be mad enough to miss the match so I am going to fast forward the events and come to Pakistan’s batting. Ahhhh… What can I say about that!!! We only needed 260 runs but I think they missed the zero there because they played like as if they need only 26 runs!!!
See I am not at all a cricket expert but anybody can tell that the team was not united…no game plan and zero enthusiasm to win the game. I really don’t know that why PCB is so impressed with Kamran Akmal’s clumsy fielding and Misbah’s meager batting that they were selected for the biggest cricketing event of the world.
Now why did we lose this match??? Obviously we weren’t good enough but how did that happen??? Pakistan was a favorite for the World Cup and suddenly they started playing street cricket...even that is better. Poor fielding by Pakistan, no good partnership, irresponsible shots, power play not taken at the right time. Why??? Newspapers confirmed that the match was fixed. Approximately 40-50 million dollars were transferred from Pakistan to Indian bookies. An Indian bookie on a Pakistani channel also confirmed this news and added that the whole team wasn’t involved in it. Instead the ones who were involved got 5-6 crores each. Sachin LBW not given by the third umpire was also kinda strange. Even the replay shown by the third umpire was not believable, there was too much diversion shown in the replay. The main catch came when the man of the match was given to Sachin….was Wahab invisible??
Now let’s list some of the main culprits….
Remember Zulqarnain Haider??? He recently has agreed to talk to TV channels about what really happened and he has revealed some astonishing fact (ps: well if you watch and understand cricket, they aren’t that astonisinting) He revealed that the famous “Akmal camp” was responsible for everything. Zulqanain was a good keeper+batsman so after he fled to Dubai who replaced him……our very own Umer Akmal. Remember the time when Danish Kaneria was mysteriously barred from joining the team — not dropped, just barred from joining his teammates in the Middle East and who did he blamed….Akmal camp. There have been several incidents reported about the Akmal camp. They were involved in the spot fixing scandal as well but nothing happened to them. For those of you who don’t know, Kamran Akmal’s sweet father-in-law is a famous bookie of Lahore having strong connections with the higher-ups. Umar Akmal would probably be much less of a temperamental drama only if he had a positive role-model but, as things stand, he too risks being tainted by the specter of match-fixing and we have already started seeing signs of it. Furthermore, PCB is talking about replacing keeper Akmal….can you guess the replacement…..sweet bunny boo bro Adnan Akmal. So, now it’s a family affair I guess.
Misbah Misbah Misbah….his bat was glued to the ground right?? And who can forget the million dollar smile on his lips when Pak was on the verge of losing.  Apparantly Misbah purposely made sure that he stays till the end, get the whole team out and then get martyred trying to save the match.

Lets not forget the famous lot of 40 innocent people who accepted Manmohan’s invitation. You guessed it right…..I am talking about our PM and his 40 member delegation. But I just can’t understand one thing...PM Gillani, Rehman Malik, Nawaz bros, Altaf hussain, Ishrat-ul-Ebad etc aren’t cricketers in any way and yet they bombarded Afridi with phone calls a day before the match….strange han….guess we know the reason now.
“I gave a warning that there should be no match-fixing. I am keeping a close watch on our cricket team. If any such thing happens, we are going to take action,” Rehman Malik…huh....security agencies should have kept a close eye on Malik rather than our team.
Our team has returned from India. The whole airport was filled with slogans of Pakistan Zindabad…such a beautiful sight (ps: I am saying it with all my heart..no sarcasm in that). All our nation open heartedly welcomed them. It’s a really positive sign because our nation is literate enough to distinguish the true culprits behind the defeat. Leaving aside the corrupt players,the pressures on our team has most of the time been the basic reason of our defeat and yet no pressure management training is given to our players. Several lobbies in the world are involved in demoralizing us but still we should thank Allah and the team that we reached the semi-final. It is the duty of every nation to stand up against the black sheeps of the cricketing world. I want to quote an sms which I received few days back:
“I am sorry to my nation,” said Afridi
Why sorry? You gave us hope by reaching to the semi-final
Why sorry? You gave us hope of bringing back the cup to Pakistan
Why sorry? You made an effort to unite the whole team
Why sorry? Because of you, our National Anthem was played and our flag was raised in India.
Dear Afridi, you are our hero and we will always love what you did for us.
Be united and demand the removal of black sheeps. Hats off to all the honest Pakistani cricketers who have and are serving our nation. Pakistan Zindabad