Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year Resolutions - Top Ten

New Year's Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It's a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes.

1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends
Recent polls conducted by General Nutrition Centers, Quicken, and others shows that more than 50% of Americans vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends this year. Make plans to meet up with friends for an evening of comaraderie at a favorite Pittsburgh restaurant or take the family to one of these popular Pittsburgh places for family fun. Work shouldn't always come first!

2. Fit in Fitness
The evidence is in for fitness. Regular exercise has been associated with more health benefits than anything else known to man. Studies show that it reduces the risk of some cancers, increases longevity, helps achieve and maintain weight loss, enhances mood, lowers blood pressure, and even improves arthritis. In short, exercise keeps you healthy and makes you look and feel better.

3. Tame the Bulge
Over 66 percent of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese by recent studies, so it is not surprising to find that weight loss is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions. Setting reasonable goals and staying focused are the two most important factors in sticking with a weight loss program, and the key to success for those millions of Americans who made a New Year's commitment to shed extra pounds.

4. Quit Smoking
If you have resolved to make this the year that you stamp out your smoking habit, over-the-counter availability of nicotine replacement therapy now provides easier access to proven quit-smoking aids. Even if you've tried to quit before and failed, don't let it get you down. On average, smokers try about four times before they quit for good. Start enjoying the rest of your smoke-free life! Even Allegheny County is trying to go smoke-free, and it's taken them a few tries as well. Locally, there are a variety of free support services, hotlines and smoking cessation classes to help you kick the smoking habit.

5. Enjoy Life More
Given the hectic, stressful lifestyles of millions of Americans, it is no wonder that "enjoying life more" has become a popular resolution in recent years. It's an important step to a happier and healthier you! Consider one of Pittsburgh's holistic healing centers for products designed to bring balance to your body, mind and soul. Or just get out and try something new! Take up a new hobby or try your hand at skiing. Go to a theater performance, or head to the local spa. Pittsburgh offers a wealth of artistic and recreational activities to meet just about anyone's wishes.

6. Quit Drinking
While many people use the New Year as an incentive to finally stop drinking, most are not equipped to make such a drastic lifestyle change all at once. Many heavy drinkers fail to quit cold turkey but do much better when they taper gradually, or even learn to moderate their drinking. If you have decided that you want to stop drinking, there is a world of help and support available. Pittsburgh Alcoholics Anonymous offers meetings throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. There is also a Pittsburgh group for Parents of Teenage Alcohol and Drug Abusers. There are also a number of treatment-based programs, as well as support groups for families of alcoholics.

7. Get Out of Debt
Was money a big source of stress in your life last year? Join the millions of Americans who have resolved to spend this year getting a handle on their finances. It's a promise that will repay itself many times over in the year ahead.

8. Learn Something New
Have you vowed to make this year the year to learn something new? Perhaps you are considering a career change, want to learn a new language, or just how to fix your computer? Whether you take a course or read a book, you'll find education to be one of the easiest, most motivating New Year's resolutions to keep. The Community College of Allegheny County offers a wide variety of "lifelong learning" courses, and local YMCA's offer great recreational training for beginners of all ages. Most local colleges and universities offer distance and adult education programs. Or if the arts are more your thing, places such as the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts offer adult studio classes.

9. Help Others
A popular, non-selfish New Year's resolution, volunteerism can take many forms. Whether you choose to spend time helping out at your local library, mentoring a child, or building a house, there are many nonprofit volunteer organizations that could really use your help. The Pittsburgh Cares organization makes it easy by connecting volunteers with projects to fit practically any schedule. Or if your time is really in short supply, maybe you can at least find it in you to donate the furniture, clothing and other household items that you no longer need, rather than leaving them out by the curb to fill up our landfills.

10. Get Organized
On just about every New Year resolution top ten list, organization can be a very reasonable goal. Whether you want your home organized enough that you can invite someone over on a whim, or your office organized enough that you can find the stapler when you need it, these tips and resources should get you started on the way to a more organized life. Pittsburgh has quite a few professional organizers who can help you reduce the clutter in your life and find peace in your home.

source: About.com

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy BirthDay 2 Me...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Main ne is taur se chaaha tujhay aksar jaanaan

Main ne is taur se chaaha tujhay aksar jaanaan
Jesay mehtaab ko be-ant samandar chaahay
Jesay sooraj ki kiran seep ke dil main utray
Jesay khushbu ko hava rang se hut ker chaahay
Jesay ghunchay khilay mausam se hina maangtay hain
Jesay khaabon main kheyaalon ki kamaa.n toot.ti hai
Jesay baarish ki dua aabla-pa maangtay hain
Mera her khaab meray such ki gavaahi de ga
Vus'at-e-deed ne tujh se teri khawahish ki hai
Meri sochon main kabhi dekh saraapa apna
Main ne duniya se alag teri parastish ki hai
Khawahish e deed ka mosam kabhi dhundla jo hua
Noch dali hain zamano'n ki naqabain main nay
Teri palkon pe utarti hui subho'n kay liay
Torr dali hain sitaaro ki tanabain main nay
Main nay chaha k teray husn ki gulnar fiza
Meri ghazlon ki qataron se dehekti jaye
Main nay chaha k meray dil kay gulista'n ki bahar
Teri ankhon k gulabo'n se mehekti jaye
Tay to yeh tha k sajata rahay lafzon k kanwal
Meray khamosh khayalon main takallum tera
Raqs karta rahay, phirta rahay khushbu ka khumar
Meri khwahish k jazeeron main tabassum tera
Tu magar ajnabi mahol ki parwar-deh kiran
Meri bujhti hui raaton ko sahar kar na saki
Teri sanso'n main masihaai thi laikin tu bhi
Chara e zakhm e gham e deeda e tar kar na saki
Tujh ko ehsas hi kab hay k kisi dard ka daagh
Aankh say dil main utar jaay to kia hota hay
Tu k seemab tabeat hay tujhay kia maloom
Mausam e hijr theher jaye to kia hota hay
Tu nay us morr pay torra hay taaluq k jahan
Dekh sakta nahi koi bhi palat kar janaa'n
Ab ye aalam hay k ankhain jo khulain gi apni
Yaad aay ga teri deed ka manzar janaa'n
Mujh se mangay ga teray ehd e mohabbat ka hisab
Teray hijraan ka dehekta hua mehshar janaa'n
Yoon meray dil k barabar tera gham aya hay
Jaisay sheeshay k muqabal koi pathar janaa'n
Main ne is taur se chaaha tujhay aksar jaanaan

-- Mohsin Naqvi

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


















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Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Dream!

Last night I had best dream of my life!

I saw, I was in Haram Shareef, performing Umrah. Then I kissed Hajr e Aswad after tawaf.

And I turned and said: see now I am clean (pure)!

Started reading Twilight

When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it's not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.
- Twilight

Thanks MS for sharing ur books

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A quote on understanding love

"Suffering occurs when we want other people to love us in the way that we imagine we want to be loved, and not in the way that love should manifest itself - free and untrammeled, guiding us with its force and driving us on."

The Zahir, Paulo Coelho

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Aao ke kahani ko
koi anjaam detay hain
wo jo hum main rishta-e-aashnai tha
ab madoom hota ja raha hai
tumhain bhi jaldi hai mujh se bicharnay ki
mujhe bhi sath tumhara ab
kuch acha nahi lagta
tum bhi mujh se uktaye se lagtay hoo
main bhi ab tum se bohat bezaar rehta hoon
too yoon kertay hian ke ab hum
apnay rastay badaltay hian
tum nay bhi suna ho ga
kanta budgumani ka
dil main jo utar jaye
zindgi se piyaray loog
ajnabi se lagtay hain
wo jo hum nay bandhay thay
ehd dour-e-muhabat main
unhain toor detay hain
adhoora rehnay detay hain
hath apnay hathoon se
is tarah jhataktay hain
sath choor detay hain.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Zindagi mein aik cheez hoti hai, jissey compromise kehtey hain...
Pur-sakoon zindagi guzarney k liye iss ki bohat zaroorat perti hai...
jis cheez ko tum badal na sako iss k sath compromise ker lia kero... mager apni kisi khwahish ko kabhi bhi janoon mat banaya ker.o..
Zindagi mein kuch cheezain aisi hain jo humain nahi mil saktin. chahey hum roye'en, chila'yen ya bachon ki tarah airiyan ragrein, kiyon k woh kisi dosrey k liye hotin hain... mager uss ka matlab yeh nahi hota k zindagi mein humarey liye kuch hota hi nahi.... kuch na kuch humarey liye bhi hota hai.

-- Umera Ahmed

Friday, October 2, 2009

How Many Mobile Numbers are Issued To You

This new service is introduced by PTA in collaboration with all Mobile phone operators.
The service can be used to know the amount of cellular connections issued against your CNIC ( Computerized National Identity Card)

Simply write your CNIC (without dashes) and send it to 668

For instance

Write 3310427299334 and send it to 668.

A reply will be delivered to you with number of connections issued against the provided CNIC for 6 companies (Mobilink, Warid, Zong, Telenor, SCO and Ufone).

This Service will only state the number of mobile connections you own
e.g. Service Reply would be
" Mobilink 3, Ufone 2, Telenor 4, SCO 0,Warid 6, Total 15. Visit Concerned Customer Service Center for Correction"

I was astonished to see 13 sims registered against my CNIC

Quote ...

No one can lose anyone, because no one owns anyone.

-- Coelho

Monday, August 31, 2009

Good Bye Softech

Good Bye Softech

Dear All:

I would like to avail this opportunity to say thanks to all my colleagues who helped me in excelling in my career path. During my around 3 years stay at Softech Systems, I was provided excellent opportunities to groom and learn new skills. I have enjoyed working for Softech Systems and I appreciate having had this wonderful opportunity to work with you all.

I do wish you and the company every success in all its future endeavors.

Saeed Ehsan

P.S. you can always reach me at saeedses@gmail.com or 03136772333

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Nightingale and the Rose

"She said she would dance with me if I brought her red roses," cried the young Student, "but in all my garden there is no red rose."

On a branch in the old orange tree, a Nightingale sang her songs of love, but the Student did not hear the bird. When the Nightingale heard his voice, she stopped singing and wondered.

"No red roses in all my garden!" the Student cried, and his beautiful eyes filled with sadness.

"Oh! Happiness comes from such little things! No red roses!"
"Here, at last, is a true lover," said the Nightingale. "Night after night I have sung about him, but I didn't know him. Night after night I have told his story to the stars, and now I see him. His hair is as dark as the night, and his lips are rose-red, but his face is white, and sadness has set her mark upon it."

"The Prince is giving a big party tomorrow night," said the young Student quietly, "and my love will be there. If I bring a red rose she will dance with me till daybreak. She will rest her head against me, and I will hold her hand in mine. But there is no red rose in my garden, so I shall sit lonely, and she will pass me by. She will not notice me and my heart will break."

"Oh yes, here is the true lover," said the Nightingale. "I only sing of sadness, but he feels its hurt. To me, love is happiness: to him it is emptiness. It is a greater treasure than jewels, but it cannot be bought with gold."

"The music will play," said the young Student. "My love will dance lightly and her feet will not touch the floor. But with me she will not dance, because I have no red rose for her," and he threw himself down on the grass, put his head in hands, and cried.

"Why is he crying?" asked the animals and the flowers in the garden.
"He is crying because of a red rose," said the Nightingale.
"For a red rose!" they cried; and they laughed out loud.
But the Nightingale understood the secret of the Student's sadness, and she sat silent in the orange tree, and thought about the mystery of love.
Suddenly she flew into the air, and sailed across the garden like a shadow.
In the centre of the garden was a beautiful 7 Rose-tree, and when the Nightingale saw it, she flew over to it and landed on a branch.
"Give me a red rose," she cried, "and I will sing you my sweetest song."
But the Tree shook its head.
"My roses are white," it answered, "whiter than the snow upon the Mountain. But go to my brother and perhaps he will give you what you want."
So the Nightingale flew over to the other Rose-tree.
"Give me a red rose," she cried, "and I will sing you my sweetest song."
But the Tree shook its head.
"My roses are yellow," it answered, "yellower than the flowers in the summer fields. But go to my brother who grows below the Student's window, and perhaps he will give you what you want."
So the Nightingale flew over to the Rose-tree that was growing below the Student's window.
"Give me a red rose," she cried, "and I will sing you my sweetest song."
But the Tree shook its head.
"My roses are red," it answered, "as red as the sunset. But I am still cold from the Winter winds and the storms have broken my branches, and I shall have no roses at all this year ..."
"One red rose is all I want," cried the Nightingale, "only one red rose. How can I get one?"
"There is a way," answered the Tree, "but it is so fearful that I dare not tell it to you."
"Tell it to me," said the Nightingale. "I am not afraid."
"If you want a red rose," said the Tree, "you must build it out of music by moonlight, and redden it with your own heart's blood. Look at these thorns along my branches - they are as deadly as the points of knives. You must sing to me with your body against a thorn. All night you must sing to me, and the thorn must enter your heart, and your life-blood must pass into my body and become mine."
"Death is a great price to pay for a red rose," cried the Nightingale, "and Life is very dear to all. It is wonderful to sit in the green wood and watch the Sun and The Moon and smell the flowers. But Love is better than Life, and the heart of a man is surely more valuable than the heart of a bird."
So once again she rose into the air and like a shadow she sailed through the trees.
The young Student was still lying on the grass, and his eyes were still wet.
"Be happy," cried the Nightingale, "be happy: you shall have your red rose. I will build it out of music by moonlight, and redden it with my own heart's blood. In return, I ask you to be a true lover, because Love is the greatest power in the world."
The Student looked up from the grass and listened. But he could not understand what the Nightingale was saying to him. He only knew the things that were written down in books.
But the old orange tree in the garden understood, and felt sad, because he liked the Nightingale who lived in his branches.
"Sing me one last song," he said very quietly. "I shall feel lonely when you are gone."
So the Nightingale sang to the orange-tree and her voice was like clear water from a silver cup.
When she finished her song, the Student got up and pulled a note-book and a pencil out of his pocket.
"The song has form," he said to himself, as he walked through the garden, "but does it have feeling? I don't think so. In fact, the Nightingale is like most artists - she thinks only of music and herself. But she has some beautiful notes in her voice. It's sad that they don't mean anything, or do any real good for anyone." And he went into his room and lay down on his bed, and began to think of his love; and after a time he fell asleep.
And when the Moon shone in the night sky, the Nightingale flew to the Rose-tree and pressed her body against the thorn. All night long she sang with her body against the thorn, and the cold silver Moon listened. All night long she sang and the thorn went deeper and deeper into her body, and her life-blood went slowly from her.
She sang first of the birth of Love in the heart of a boy and a girl. On the top branch of the Rose-tree there slowly flowered a wonderful rose, as song followed song. It was very, very white at first.
But the Tree cried to the Nightingale, "Press closer, little Nightingale or the Day will come before the rose is finished."
So the Nightingale pressed closer against the thorn, and her song grew louder and louder, as she sang of the love between a man and a woman.
And a pink colour came into the leaves of the rose, like the pink in the face of a girl when her husband kissed her for the first time. But the thorn was not yet at her heart, so the rose's heart remained white. Only a Nightingale's heart's-blood could redden the heart of a rose.
And the Tree cried to the Nightingale, "Press closer, little Nightingale, or the Day will come before the rose is finished."
So the Nightingale pressed closer against the thorn, and the thorn touched her heart. And her song grew wilder because she sang of the Love that does not die.
And the wonderful rose became dark red, like the rose of the eastern sky at sunrise.
But the Nightingale's voice was failing and a curtain of darkness began to fall over her eyes. Her song became weaker and weaker. She could almost sing no more.
Then she gave one last note of music. The white Moon heard it and stayed in the sky. The red rose heard it and opened in the cold morning air. The hills and the rivers and the sea heard it.
"Look, Look!" cried the Tree, "The rose is finished now," but the Nightingale made no answer. She was lying dead in the long grass, with the thorn in her heart.

And at mid-day the Student opened his window and looked out.
"What a wonderful piece of luck!" he cried. "Here is a red rose! I have never seen any rose like it in all my life. It so beautiful that it must have a long name," and he picked it from the Tree. Then he put on his hat and ran up to his love's house with the rose in his hand.
She was sitting in the doorway, and her little dog was at her feet.

"You said you would dance with me if I brought you a red rose," cried the Student.

"Here is the reddest rose in the world. You will wear it tonight next to your heart. As we dance together I will tell you how much I love you."
But the girl's face darkened.

"I'm sorry but it's the wrong colour for my dress," she answered, "and in any case, a certain young man has sent me some real jewels. And everyone knows that the jewels cost far more than flowers."

"Well, you're not very kind. You should thank me," said the Student angrily; and he threw the rose into the street and a car went over it.

"Not very kind!" said the girl. "I can tell you something. You are rough and thoughtless. And after all, who are you? Only a Student. You have no silver on your shoes like rich young men have." And she got up from her chair and went into the house.

"Love doesn't make any sense," said the Student as he walked away. "It's useless - it can't prove anything. And it's always telling us things that are not true. In fact, it's a waste of time. It's much better to study something useful."
So he returned to his room and pulled down a great dusty book about science, and began to read it.

-- Short Stories by Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Handling BackSpace to avoid navigation to Back Page

This situation was faced in one of my current projects where client required Backspace functionality to be disabled so that it doesn't move to previous page if backspace is hit accidently. Although bacckspace was required to work in text areas and text boxes.

Here is a simple solution i found after some googling and experiments:

function conFunction()
return 'Please make sure you have filled in form correctly before navigating to next page!';
window.onbeforeunload = conFunction;

place this in Head tag of your page
onbeforeunload bydefault shows a confirm dialogue box, that helps preventing undesired navigation to backpage.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Unhappy Love

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sixth Sense

The world around us is working on things other than response.Write and Server.Transfer...

Monday, April 6, 2009

Eman k sheeshay per kitnee hee gard aur mitti kyoon na ho, usey saaf kya ja sakta hey. Bus sirf aik hath phairnaa parta hey aur sheeshay mein say aks nazar aana shuroo ho jata hey aur phir her hath k sath aks pehlay sey zyada saaf aur chamakdaar hota jata hey.... aur wo hath us muhabbat ka hota hey jo iman sey hotee hey..

extract from: Eman, Umeed, Muhabbat (Umera Ahmed)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Facing Failures...

It is wisely said that ‘to err is human’ which means… its natural for humans to commit errors. And the best thing to do after committing an error is to accept it, learn the reason of failure, and trying to avoid such circumstances in future.
That’s the perfect scenario, but in actual life we hide our mistakes, we are not able to accept that we did this thing wrong or we were not giving our full concentration to this work that’s why it failed. Whenever we are to face some failure, our first reaction is to think ideas to hide it or to put its blame on others. “I was told to do so” (So it’s not me, my PM is to be blamed, it’s his work to think, I am just obeying his orders).
Why is it so? To avoid the feeling of embarrassment in front of others? To avoid punishment/aftereffects?
Whatsoever, the reason may be, the thing is that by hiding our mistake, we cannot change a failure to success. The consequences of accepting a failure are lesser then not accepting it. If no one accepts his mistake at individual level, then this will be treated as a failure of whole team, whole organization, whole society, whole nation, whole country … and then … we are termed as a failed state.
This applies to everything: from failure of a software application in a software house to failure of security plan of VIPs in a country.
Lessons Learnt:
  • ·         No one is perfect; everyone makes mistakes in his life.
  • ·         If you make a mistake, and don’t learn anything from it, it’s likely that you will face the same situation again.
  • ·         Before raising your hand to point the blame of failure towards others, see if anything you could have done to save this situation?
  • ·         To learn from your mistake, the first step is to admit your part of failure. Not necessarily admitting in front of a crowd of people, but at least in front of one’s own self.
  • ·         If everyone starts accepting his mistakes, we can avoid an environment where everyone is blaming each other for failures.

Friday, February 20, 2009

MobWars Bounty Kill !

You killed Iuguol0 and claimed the bounty of $1,159,394,688.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Love Story

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Muhabbat tareek jungle ki tarha hotee hey, aik baar is k ander chaley jao, phir ye bahir aaney nahin deti. 
Bahir aa bhi jao to, aankhein jungle ki tareeki ki itnee aadi ho jatee hein k roshni mein kuch bhi nahin dekh saktein...
wo bhi nahin jo bilkul saaf, wazeh, aur roshan hota hey.

extract from: iman, umeed, muhabbat.... (Umera Ahmed)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Soul Mates

"We are eternal because we are all manifestations of God.

That is why we go through many lives and many deaths, emerging out of some unknown place and going toward another equally unknown place. You must get used to the fact that there are many things in magic which are not and never will be explained. God decided to do certain things in a certain way and why He did this is a secret known only to Him.

The fact is that this happens.

And when people think of reincarnation, they always come up against a very difficult question: if, in the beginning, there was so few people on the face of Earth, and now there are so many, where did all those new souls come from?

The answer is simple.
In certain reincarnations, we divide into two. Our souls divide as do crystals and stars, cells and plants.
Our souls divides in two, and those new souls are in turn transformed into two and so, within a few generations, we are scattered over a large part of Earth.

And does only one of those parts know who it is???

We form part of what the alchemists call the Anima Mundi, the soul of the world. The truth is that if the Anima Mundi were merly to keep dividing, it would keep growing, but it would also become gradually weaker. That is why, as well as dividing into two, we also find ourselves. And that process of finding ourselves is called Love. Because when a soul divides, it always divides into a male part and a female part.

That's how the Book of Genesis explains it: the soul of Adam was split in two, and Eve was born out of him.

In each life, we feel a mysterious obligation to find at least one of those Soul Mates. The Greater Love that separated them feels pleased with the Love that brings them together again.

But how will i know who my Soul Mate is???
By taking risks.By risking failures, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in your search for Love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end.

Is it possible to meet more than one Soul Mate in each life?
The essence of Creation is one and one alone.
And the essence is called Love.
Love is the force that brings us back together, in order to condense the experience disperesed in many lives and many parts of the world.

We are responsible for the whole Earth because we do not know where they might be. Those Soul Mates we were from the beginning of time. If they are well, then we, too, will be happy. If they are not well, we will suffer, however unconsciously, a portion of their pain. Above all, though, we are responsible for reencountering, at least once in every incarnation, the Soul Mate who is sure to cross our path. Even if it is only for a matter of moments, because those moments bring with them a Love so intense that it justifies the rest of our days.

We can also allow our Soul Mate to pass us by, without accepting him or her, or even noticing. Then we will need another incarnation in order to find that Soul Mate. And because of our selfishness, we will be condemned to the worst torture of humankind ever invented for itself: LONELINESS.

From the book of Paulo Coelho - "Brida"

Tuesday, January 20, 2009



And I wanna believe you,
When you tell me that it'll be ok,
Ya I try to believe you,
But I don't

When you say that it's gonna be,
It always turns out to be a different way,
I try to believe you,
Not today, today, today, today, today...

I don't know how to feel,
tomorrow, tomorrow,
I don't know what to say,
tomorrow, tomorrow
Is a different day

It's always been up to you,
It's turning around,
It's up to me,
I'm gonna do what I have to do,
just do

Gimme a lil time,
Leave me alone a little while,
Maybe it's not too late,
not today, today, today, today, today...

I don't know how to feel,
tomorrow, tomorrow,
I don't know what to say,
tomorrow, tomorrow
Is a different day

And I know I'm not ready,
Maybe tomorrow

And I wanna believe you,
When you tell me that it'll be ok,
Ya I try to believe you,
Not today, today, today, today, today...

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year Resolutions

A nice advertisement by Zong.