Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday to me .. :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

E-Day :)

The happy-go-lucky Sagittarius Moon may have you feeling like you're on a roll, especially if you believe that you have a lot to be thankful for today. But you could be so enthusiastic about what may come next in your life that you could get sloppy with the execution of your plans. Instead of building your entire future on a dream, make certain that your strategy is grounded in reality.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lifetime Lesson

A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a Loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes.

 ...When the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open. He was late for office so he asked his wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. His wife, preoccupied in the kitchen totally forgot about the open medicine bottle.

The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by its colour and drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine Meant for adults in small dosages. When the child collapsed, mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned. She was terrified how to face her husband.

When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead child, he looked at his wife and uttered just five words.

The husband just said "I am with you Darling." The husband's totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behaviour.

The Child is dead. He can never be brought back to life.

There is no point in finding fault with the mother. Besides, if only he had taken time to keep the bottle away, this would not have happened.

No one is to be blamed. She had also lost her only child. What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her.

If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the world. "A journey of a thousand miles Begins with a single step." Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears. And you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think.

Moral of the Story:
Sometimes we spend time in asking who is responsible or whom to blame, whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know. By this way we miss out some warmth in human relationship.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010


"In my early years as a developer, I was privileged to work on a project managed by Sharon Weinberg, now president of the Codd and Date Consulting Group. She was a walking example of much of what I now think of as enlightened management. One snowy day, I dragged myself out of a sickbed to pull together our shaky system for a user demo. Sharon came in and found me propped up at the console. She disappeared and came back a few minutes later with a container of soup.
After she'd poured it into me and buoyed up my spirits, I asked her how she found time for such things with all the management work she had to do. She gave me her patented grin and said, Tom, this is management."

— Tom DeMarco (PeopleWare)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dilemma of mid-age

another masterpiece by Javaid Ch.:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kya bashar ki bisaaat...

Article by Javaid Ch.:

P.S. Just want to add a note that we should learn to Forgive and Forget things, and move on in Life. Though, there are times when its very difficult, but we should spend our lives hatred free. The time that we spend, every day that passes ... is never gonna come again in our lives, so we should spend it in the best way we can... 
Don't wait for the good time to come, make your time good. Live every moment of your life. 

Good, Bad and the Ugly...

"for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. " -- Shakespeare

I personally feel that no one is bad by default... it is the circumstances that makes one to act in such matter that his character is spoiled. Same person might be a mentor or hero for many, but for others he might be the worst person who exist. I think before analyzing someone's character by his actions/deeds one should look the circumstances he has gone through before doing that acts. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Message from Quran

يَـٰمَعۡشَرَ ٱلۡجِنِّ وَٱلۡإِنسِ إِنِ ٱسۡتَطَعۡتُمۡ أَن تَنفُذُواْ مِنۡ أَقۡطَارِ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ فَٱنفُذُواْ‌ۚ لَا تَنفُذُونَ إِلَّا بِسُلۡطَـٰنٍ۬

O assembly of jinn and men! If you have power to pass beyond the zones of the heavens and the earth, then pass beyond (them)! But you will never be able to pass them, except with authority (from Allâh)! 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Crystal Balls ...

an article by Javaid Chaudhry from Express News 31 Oct, 2010

Speech by Bryan Dyson (CEO of Coca Cola) can be read here.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

~ Kyon Bichartay Hain ~

Yun tu zindagi mein hazaroon loug aatay hain aur chale jaatay hain magar jeewan mein aik baar aisa koi zaroor milta hai jissay be-ikhteyaar apna kehne ko ji chaahata hai.. Dil us ki raah mein khushiyaan bikherne ko machal uth'ta hai aur us ke har gham ko apne ander samoo lene ko ji chaahata hai...

Rab'ul'Izzat us ke chehre ko itni khoobsurati se taraashta hai ke woh chehra hamare dil ki ghehraeyoo mein apni yaadain pewast kar ke phir aik dam hum se zindagi ke anjaane mour per
hamesha hamesha ke leye juda hojaataa hai...

Phir na jaane kyon woh haseen chehra bhulaye nahee bhool paata, us ki yaadoon ki kirchiyaan dil mein paiwast hokar reh jaati hain... Agar un ko dil se nikaala jaaye tu takleef hoti hai...
Aur agar waise hi rehne diya jaaye tu dukh bardasht se baahar hojaata hai...

Yeh sulaghti yaadain ashkoon ke siwa kuch nahee deti...
Kaun hai jo taqdeer se yeh poochay ...

Kyon bicharte hain aise loug jin ki baatain
un ki yaadain ban jaati hain... 

Source: unknown i think its by Umera, but not sure.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

EiD MuBaRaK 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Ramadan 2010

Ramadan, this year - has come with a total different perspective and agenda for me. There is much of gratitude, much to repent. 
May Allah help me to fulfill the obligations and earn as much of hassa'naat as possible from this month. Aameen. 

Happy Ramadan to all...

Monday, June 7, 2010

Warrior of Light.

Every Warrior of the Light has felt afraid of going into battle.
Every Warrior of the Light has, at some time in the past, lied or betrayed someone.
Every Warrior of the Light has trodden a path that was not his.
Every Warrior of the Light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons. 

Every Warrior of the Light has, at least once, believed he was not a Warrior of the Light.
Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties.
Every Warrior of the Light has said 'yes' when he wanted to say 'no.'
Every Warrior of the Light has hurt someone he loved.

That is why he is a Warrior of the Light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is.

The Manual of the Warrior of Light.
“The moment of that kiss contained every happy moment I had ever lived.” 

Paulo Coelho

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I love you, but I'm scared of having you.

I want to walk towards you,
And just love you.
But that's impossible because
Sins of the past have left
More scars then they healed.

So even though I love you
I can't be with you,
And even though your love is my drug
I have to stop this addiction before it starts.

And now my tears
Have turned to ink, and the
Tears that fall down on
Paper form these words,

I love you, but I'm scared of having you.

Monday, April 19, 2010

"Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering."
-- Paulo Coelho

Friday, April 16, 2010

time to repent...

Ilahi teri chokhat per bhikari ban ker aya hoon,
Sarapa faqr hoon, ijz-o-nadamat saath laya hoon,
Bhikari woh ke jis ke paas jholi hai na payala hai,
Bhikari woh jisey hiras-o-hawas nay maar dala hai,
Mata-e-deen-o-danish, nafs ke hathon se lutwa ker.
Sakoon-e-qalb ki daulat hawas ki bhent charha ker,
Lutta ker sari poonji ghaflat-o-issyan ki daldal mein,
Sahara lene aya hoon tere kaabay ke aanchal mein,
Gunahon ki lipatt sey, kaynat-e-qalb afsurda,
Iraaday muzmehehal, himmat shikasta hoslay murda,
Kahan say laoon takat dil ki sachi tarjumani ki,
Ke kis jhanjhal mein guzri hein ghariyan zindagani ki.
Khulasa yeh ke bus jull bhun ker apni roo-sayahi sey,
Sarapa faqr ban ker apni haalat ki tabahi sey,
Tere darbar mein laya hoon apni ab zaboon-haali,
Teri chokhat ke laeq har amal se hath hein khali,
Yeh Tera ghar hai ye Tere mehr ka darbar hai Maula
Sarapa noor hai, ik mohbat-e-anwaar hai Mola.
Teri chokhat ke jo adab hein, main unn se khali hoon,
Nahi jis ko saleeqa manganey ka, woh sawali hoon
Zuban ghalt-e-nadamat dil ki na’kas tarjumani per,
Khudaya reham meri iss zaban-e-ijz-zabani per,
Ye ankhein khushk hein, Ya Rabb inhein rona nahi aata,
Sulagtay daagh hein dil mein jinhein dhona nahi aata.
Ilahi teri chokhat per bhikari ban kay aaya hoon,
Sarapa faqr hoon, ijz-o-nadamat saath laya hoon,
Sarapa faqr hoon, ijz-o-nadamat saath laya hoon.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Miss You

before you, bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but  there were stars- point of light and reason... And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything.

-  Edward Cullen to Bella Swan 
  New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cotton Candy Dreams

So clearly do the crystal eyes speak,
Such depth in their mute words,
How can one but not feel touched,
By the way they see the world?

I saw the eyes of the naked child,
The truth in them, so clear and bright,
The desperation, the hopelessness, the cry,
The tears forever possessing the eye.

I saw the eyes of a beggar boy,
Begging to be held, begging to be loved,
Begging for care, begging for hope,
Begging for a world, begging for a life.

I saw the eyes of the beaten child,
Scared and stiff, ready to die,
The eyes were full of terror and sorrow,
Glowing dimmer with every tomorrow.

I saw the eyes of the child, who worked,
Day and night in the burning, scorching heat,
Look at the eyes of that lonely, homeless boy,
Who builds the foundation of homes of love.

I saw the eyes of the illiterate child,
Who saw me going to school everyday,
Who saw me climbing each step of knowledge,
While he waited every week for his pay check.

I saw the eyes of that utterly deprived sister,
Who was the student of the household,
Who saw her brother through the door of enlightenment,
A border she was never allowed to cross.

Look into those injured eyes for once,
Try to understand their desperate plea,
Try to look through my eyes,
In which the hopes and dreams are still free.

The mystery of those eyes shimmers and shines,
Waiting for you and me to clarify it,
The tears halt and stay,
Waiting for you and me to dry them.

The hearts are crouched in their darkness,
Waiting for you and me to light them again,
The feelings are long since desolate,
Waiting for you and me to feel them.

So lets be the raindrop in the desert,
Lets be the raft in the river,
Lets be the white doves that soar through the sky,
Lets be the answer to their cry.

Lets be the light of their eye,
Lets be the hope of their sigh,
Lets be the warmth of their hugs,
Lets be the love of their lives.

The Shadow Remains

Monday, February 22, 2010

City of Angels...

Cassiel: If you knew what was going to happen, would you still have done it? Was it worth it?
Seth: I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it. One.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Forgive n Forget

"we all need to keep our mental spaces tidy, so its always a good idea to let the unused icons disappear from the screen"

It’s funny how the mundane routine can sometimes get you through the hardest days. As long as you keep on following the checklist in your mind, you cannot go crazy. The best way to stop thinking about something hurtful is to stop thinking completely.

It is hard to move on in any relationship if we continue to hold on to old grudges. It is best to let it all go and travel light. Love conquers all!

extracts from article Forgive n Forget by Amber Bokhari

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day

It goes out to all those who believe in Love.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

As Harold took a bite of Bavarian sugar cookie, he finally felt as if everything was going to be ok. Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies. And, fortunately, when there aren't any cookies, we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin, or a kind and loving gesture, or subtle encouragement, or a loving embrace, or an offer of comfort, not to mention hospital gurneys and nose plugs, an uneaten Danish, soft-spoken secrets, and Fender Stratocasters, and maybe the occasional piece of fiction. And we must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties, which we assume only accessorize our days, are effective for a much larger and nobler cause. They are here to save our lives. I know the idea seems strange, but I also know that it just so happens to be true. And, so it was, a wristwatch saved Harold Crick.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Priorities in Life . . .

30 second Speech by Bryan Dyson (CEO of Coca Cola)

"Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you're keeping all of these in the Air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.

But the other four Balls - Family, Health, Friends and Spirit - are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it."


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

11 Rules

Going through my old emails i came across this one, worth reading:

Bill Gates gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1 : Life is not fair – get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.