Higher Poetry: Shah Hussain (Rehmt. A) — Ghoom Cherkhiya Ghoom by Pathanay Khan

There’s is higher poetry, touching the epitome of Love for life and God. And if there’s is one like Pathanay Khan (پٹھانے خان) to sing it with his endlessly heart wrenching voice; the ebb and flow, ever engaging yet volatile melodious tone with a hint of pleasure in pain; one’s heart simply sinks more deeper in love.

‘Ghoom Cherkhiya Ghoom’, it explains none but the ultimate relationship between ones soul and the mortal body. Soul which is enchanted in the cage of body.

Cherkha (چرخہ) is symbolises how body, spirit and soul are tied through with trivial yet powerful bond.

گھوم چرخیا گھوم
گھوم چرخیا گھوم
تیری کتن والی جیوے
کتن والی جیوے
نالے وٹن والی جیوے
گھوم چرخیا گھوم

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Narcissism not Xenophobia: Pakistan’s Problem

It is often said that Pakistan and it’s policy makers are xenophobic. This phobia has led us to current state of turmoil, hatred, extremism and jingoistic nature of nurturing militant/jihadi groups. There is a belief that it is due to subordination, sycophancy and boot licking of forces like uncle SAM, Union Jack, David Star or Ashok Chakkar.

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Doomsday: An Excerpt from Dawn Urdu

مولانا قیامت کب آئے گی؟ جب مچھر مر جائے گا اور گائے بے خوف ہو جائے گی!

مچھر کب مرے گا؟ اور گائے کب بے خوف ہو گی؟ جب سورج مغرب سے نکلے گا!

سورج مغرب سے کب نکلے گا؟ جب مُرغی بانگ دے گی اور مُرغا گونگا ہو جائے گا!!!

اور مرغی بانگ کب دے گی؟ جب کلام کرنے والے چُپ ہو جایں گے اور جوتے کے تسمے باندھے گے!
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Violation of Social Contracts A Sign of Eroding Society – Pakistan

To live in the form of a society all Govt., law and people must enter into a voluntary contract with mutual consent to protect their natural rights and to live together in harmony for a common benefit known as Social Contract.

Though the social contract theory leads to the formation of political authority and the concept of Govt. but here it is beyond the scope of this discussion This Social Contract also leads to the formation of Constitution.

As pointed out earlier, social contract becomes imperative for a society to live in harmony and anyone breaching this contract may be reprimanded by the Government entrusted through social contract by majority of the people by working under the same consented contract. Since, the Social Contract is the fundamental component of the society, any breach of this contract will actually hurt harmony in society and the very existence of society itself. As soon as the minority number of breaches of the social contract increase social fabric of society starts to erode.

In Pakistan, unfortunately this contract is breached by both the entrusted Government and the people. Continue reading

Arfa Karim Randhawa

All we have to say is this “You Left Unfinished and Yet We Are Proud.”

I'm No Superman!!

To Arifa Karim Randhawa from I'm No Superman!!

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 Arifa Karim Randhawa (late) —  The Youngest Legend

100 Words Series – My Waste Basket of Writing!

There are times when I have something to say but that is not enough to make it a hefty post. For this very reason, I started this page to say 100 words. These 100 words should be enough to the kindle the fire or to fuel the existing fire.

For me, this page is kind of waste basket. A ‘wanna be’ writer’s waste basket and serves the purpose of saying what should be said.

The wastebasket is a writer’s best friend. ~Isaac Bashevis

Blog Review – 2011

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,200 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

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