Friday, December 31, 2004


I had not written anything for the people who want to volunteer from Pakistan. so here is the information I have been able to collect, and it isn't something that any of you wouldn't have been able to guess. Abdul Sattar Edhi is taking voulnteers with him to help the victims of Tsunami disaster. Any of you willing to go from Pakistan can contact any of the Edhi stations throughout Pakistan. They'll hopefully direct you where to go.
No don't think I'm going, though I would have loved to, but right now, I'm needed here, with my grandmother and mother(both ill) and also because I have exams., so I can't take off immediately, but hopefully after the exams, me and my friends plan to go, and see what we can do to help then(if we're needed then,though i wish fervently by that time, everything to become normal and happy).
anyway if anyone is interested, they can go through Edhi, or can even help by reaching your collections and donations to the Edhi outlets.
Help in whatever way you can......REMEMBER disasters come without precautions.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004


The disaster that has hit thousands of people in the south east asia is not only shockingly sad, but also poses a big question infront of us. why? why ahs this happened? God cannot be so cruel! can He be? no! then why? the answer can be whatever you want to think, but if close inspection is madw, it is simply because of our own faults, our own wrong doings that we are punished in such ways. now is not only the time to think, but also to ponder over the causes of such sudden disasters hitting the world. do you know that exactly one yr back on the same day the ancient city of BAAM in IRAN had been destroyed by an earthquake? does that help you understand what i'm implying?
anyway immediately what we need is selfless dedication fo people who want to help, and stop further disaster from ensuing.just think it may have been us, be thankful to the God that it isn't and help those who need it now.
please visit:
and and do whatever you can in whatever way possible to help the victims.

Friday, December 24, 2004


Again, something that, I had read somewhere. Really good, here it goes.

The Winner is always part of the answer.
The Loser is always part of the problem.

The Winner always has a program.
The Loser always has an excuse.

The Winner says, "Let me do it for you."
The Loser says, "That's not my job."

The Winner sees an answer for every problem.
The Loser sees a problem for every answer.

The Winner sees a green near every sand trap
The Loser sees two or three sand traps near every

The Winner says, "It may be difficult but it's possible."
The Loser says, "It might be possible but it's too difficult."

Be a Winner ALWAYS!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2004


.I read this somewhere and thought I’ll share this with you.

Dare to Believe
Everybody Knows:
You can't be all things to all people.
You can't do all things at once.
You can't do all things equally well.
You can't do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's.

You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others,
Because no one else is in the contest of *being you*.

You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to live with your limitations.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.
And you'll be a most vital mortal.

Dare To Believe:
That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event.
That it's more than a right, it's your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And you'll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004


Last Saturday, I had a meeting regarding the project PHP. Well for that purpose I had to pick my cousin as well who was at the coaching at that time, and I was returning from the university with a friend in her car. Since we did not know exactly where the coaching center was, we decided to park the car in front of KFC and ask someone to show us the way. Unfortunately no one seemed to know the place and we got out of the car to search the center on foot, as we knew it was supposed to be somewhere nearby. We crossed the road to look for it and there some one gave us the directions. We came back to the car and while we were settling back into it, two school boys( not so young school boys) started to pass comments on my friend who was driving, asking her for a lift and stuff(by the way I hadn’t noticed any of it happening until the next event took place). My friend suddenly got out of the car and started to run, I was amazed and tried to see where she was heading to and found that one of those guys was running ahead of her and the other was standing there laughing. I understood much of the reason behind her sudden reaction. She shouted at him and since he was out of her reach told his friend to tell the other guy to go home and treat his own sister like that instead of treating others’ sisters in that manner. Throughout the whole scene I did nothing but laugh (not even try to stop my friend as in her place I would have not given up before at least having slapped the guy, but unfortunate for me, I rarely notice such things unless some one brings them to my notice)
After so many days it was a day when I finally came out of my depression of I donno how long.
Earlier, the same day we had had the CRAZY DAY of final year at our university. Now imagine the students who are going to be full fledged doctors by march next yr in parrot green wigs, colorful horns over their heads, guys in sarees, faces painted, almost all of them wearing clothes inside out, running here and there and shouting at the top of their voices like mad (well it was the crazy day after all), wearing different colored socks and shoes, and God knows what. We couldn’t even study in that environment and came out of our classes to watch them all. And to add to that a T.V personality and M.N.A came to the university same day for some reasons and the scene in front of him astonished him so much that it was hilarious enough only to see his face.
To add to that still, our batch was having a protest as none of us want the new Dow University degree, we all want the Karachi University degree and we were having a protest along with a press conference and I had been called from home just for the purpose(am I some sort of “bhai” over here, I’d asked them, but never got an answer except that I was needed to speak up. Well I didn’t do any such thing because I thought it was the wrong time of raising our voices, it’s too late, but next year we could have done better, after giving the University administration time to fulfill their promises and taking action after that. In the end I was proved right, and the University did ask time to fulfill our demands. Useless waste of precious time, I thought. But all the same it had been fun.
What a day it had been, we had to attend that meeting as well at the end of the day.
But come to think of it, all of my days since the last two weeks have been even more hectic than this along with my tests going on and only one and a half months to go before the final profs., I think I’m going insane. No doubt I had been so depressed all of these days and had Saturday not been such a fulfilled day, I might have landed in a pschychiatry ward myself with, if nothing more, then at least with asthymia(please don’t ask what it is! I’ve been telling enough people about it). Anyway, I think I have at least a few things less at hand now and so I’ll be able to deal with the others better now. InshAllah.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


Everyday outside my university, I find several small children begging us all for one thing or the other. What I find most disconcerting in this, is the fact that these children have no sense of honor or self-respect. They stick to the students, doctors, and other passers by like vultures, pulling at their clothes and following them, no matter how badly they’re treated in return.
For me, this is a very serious problem ad I feel that it’s basically our fault, who, instead of guiding these poor, uneducated and unaware children, make their habits definite by either mistreating them or by giving them whatever they’re asking for and getting away thus, from an apparently embarrassing situation.
But look at it this way! If, instead of shaking them off again and again , or giving alms to them whenever they ask, until these children become habitual of it, and thereby, loose their pride, we try guiding them to the path of working and earning.
Now the question arises, how can we make sure that our preaching is having any effect or not? And above that, how can we teach them?
A friend of mine showed me the way out of this trouble. Believe me I do follow it and find, to my satisfaction that it does work. It goes this way:
Each time a beggar asks you for something, ask him/her to do some errand for you for eg;
1- Pick your bag for you, if you’re outside home.
2- Again if you’re outside home, the child can pick up the litter from the way and pop it in a dustbin(this will also improve cleanliness conditions)
3- Help some lady or old person cross the road
4- Clean your car
5- If you’re at home, then you can ask him/her to sweep the stairs for you
6- Help you in your garden
7- Or even clean the footpath in front of your house.
After having the work done, pay the child with money as well as shower him/her with compliments for a job well done.
Before letting him/her go ask the child if wasn’t a better way of earning, than beggary.
Spread the word amongst your relatives and friends, maybe you can make a difference by practically giving nothing more than you usually do.