When your stomach gurgles..

When your stomach gurgles

You know you have eaten…

…an angry chicken…

…dead and frozen

It wanted to be served on a pizza

And not in that garlic…beaten

When your elbow itches

You remember the eve you got those scraches

Lit the candles

Burn all the matches..

And

Pray mend your bandages..

When you gather your inner self to write something

And you realize nothing ever makes sense

You sit by the beach…chillin’

And let your words spread…past the foreign waters.

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A GLANCE FROM THE WINDOWS OF THE PAST

Historical places are not only assets and a good source of tourism and income for the country but also promotes the culture and traditions that are still affecting this new generation. It is the duty of the concerned ministries or department to maintain and protect their heritage.

Few weeks ago I had a chance to wander around the city with few other batch mates and visit the bygone and ancient pre-partition buildings. Finally I got the time and enough motivation to write something about it.

Entrance to The Empress Market, Karachi

This old fashioned supermarket was constructed between 1884 and 1889 and was named to commemorate Queen Victoria, Empress of India. Today, it is amongst the most popular and busy places for shopping in Karachi and reflects as one of few historical places in Karachi.

The next destination was the fere hall but we stopped by the Quaid-e-Azam House, also known as “Flagstaff House”.

The front view of the Quaid-e-Azam House

This house was purchased by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan, few years before the partition. This house was used as his personal residence, along with his sister’s, til his death. In 1985, this building was acquired by the government of Pakistan to be used as museum, dedicated to Jinnah’s personal life.

A magnificent view of The Frere Hall

Frere Hall is located at a distance of few meters from the Flagship House and is one of the remnant buildings of the British Colonial era that still exists in Karachi, Pakistan. Built in the honor of Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere and after his death, served as an art museum for paintings and books from the British Colonial era. It is still open for the public and includes the aesthetic and artistic master pieces of Sadequain. Frere Hall is an attractive spot for the tourists due to its notable and gorgeous architecture.

The next and the last stop was The Mohatta Palace.

Probably few of the places where you will find the Greek, Roman and Indian statues. It was built in the posh seaside locale of Clifton by Shivratan Chandratan Mohatta, a Hindu businessman as his summer home. Mohatta left Karachi after the partition and so this palace was acquired by the government of Pakistan to house the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1947. Fatima Jinnah, the sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, moved into it in 1964. In 1995 it was purchased by the Government of Sindh to be served as a museum devoted to the arts of Pakistan.

This was a one-day trip but I am hoping to visit other historical places too in the coming. And let’s hope I get to post them as soon as possible =p

To be continued…

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Once upon a time

In the valley of littlers

There lived gnomes

Having taste very bitter.

Thevin the goblin

The Percy inn-keeper

His brother Fittish

A fatty caretaker

One sturdy fellow

Jon the butler

Would wash all the dishes

Until they glitter

An elf with mischievous eyes

A triumph seeker

Dwelling in the basement

Testing the beaker

His leg was broken

And names Master Peter

The inn was open

To all the settlers.

Men with axes

Frantic berserkers

With braided beards

Those queer striders

Once planned to raid

The inn and its keepers

For those dwarfs had been

Bizzare and quite sinister.

Cunning and clever

And dishonest looters

……………………………….

…gloomy nights

Gloomy nights
Tear your heart apart
Distant fog of memories rising
Above the horizons of mind and heart
Hands trembling
Hearts pounding
Winds whooshing
Hurling the trees hard

Deception, insincerity, circumvention
Make you strong enough and staunch.
Waiting for them
In the gloomy nights
Watching their façade parade.
Come hither
Take me to the speculative reverie
and don’t let go

Gloomy nights
Tear your hear apart
Trembling and shaking with fear
With love, affinity, intimacy
Attempting to bear
Bear all the hardships and destitution
Which shouldn’t make more hearts tear.

A dreadful society..

Sad, depressed, emotional.
What does it all mean?
Does it describe someone who is a loser in life?
NO!
It is a person who was weakened since birth and has emotions very strong; to become sad or depressed at the littlest things.
Who weakens them?
Society does. You, me and every self-centred other person there is.
We talk behind their backs and set rumours about them.
Hence, they become too weak to handle themselves.
They commit the unthinkable for most of us.
They take down their own lives.
Do you now see what a terrible, terrible society we have become?
Will you change your ways?
If you do, you will make many other people’s life much better and you may even be the one who saves them.

Please after reading this, let it stay with you forever.
We, humans, value people’s mistake more than people themselves. And then when it gets too late, all we are left with are the mistakes and regrets that eventually drive us crazy.
Be helpful, caring person and most of all, save someone…

CORRUPTiON

Corrupt politicians, the main cause of corruption? Let me tell you what corruption really is.

A man goes to a park with his family. The gatekeeper stops and asks them to get tickets from counter. As he sees the sign board which read ‘Tickets are for children with age 3+’, he decides to take advantage. Just to save a little fraction of his money he won’t hesitate to lie about the age of his 4year old child making him a 3 year old kiddo and ends up with his kids thinking of him as hero-father. And the funny part is, you are afraid of losing your children getting involved in much better version of your-style-of-deception.Lack of knowledge, lack of ethical values.

There are some services and benefits provided by different firms, educational societies and companies. What about that student who tries to save his money, for some course by faking to be a member of any society and euphorically states ‘kissi ko nahi pata’ or ‘koi nahi dekhta’?

Morality has been swept neatly from the society.

Why the hell should i be standing in waiting line? I am a ‘wadere ka beta’, i don’t have the whole day, don’t keep me hanging till night..

And then keep yelling and abusing the politicians ad beaurocrates. We want our nation’s money back from Swiss accounts, so that we can bribe the clerks and staff.

The problem is, we just point out others and poke our nose into their matter, unaware of the shit we are into.

Think positively, act wisely, react politely, advice professionally.We are selfish, base animals crawling across the earth, and because we have got brains, if we try real hard, we can occasionally aspire to something that is less that pure evil.

“Happily Ever After”

 

There is not a thin line between love and hate, there is in fact a Great Wall of China with armed sentries posted every 20 feet between love and hate.
And the couple lived happily ever after? If that were true, Dr. Gibbs’ mouth wouldn’t be contorted into that ugly shape. No one can have a perfect life. The difficulties of a married couple can never be eradicated completely; although they can be minimized.

Hate is a big word. If Romeo and Juliet started fighting over little things, it wouldn’t mean they loathe each other. Fighting and arguing can mean that you care for them and it can even strengthen the bond. Yes you can be each other’s throat and you can even get harsh but it doesn’t mean you feel hostile towards each other.

And i believe it’s better to have difference of opinion. If a couple thinks the same way, they will lead a simple life. The excitement comes and the adventure begins when you are not alike at all and still you hold each other’s hand firmly and go together peacefully, enjoying The ups and downs and vicissitudes of life. As they say “Marriage is The bond between a person who never remembers anniversaries and another who never forgets them.”

Life without arguments and discussions is out of favor. Cause arguments and fights don’t really ruin your life and makes you unhappy, maybe annoyed at the moment but won’t make you feel like you are absolutely miserable.

People change each other, with time they fit with each other perfectly. They balance their lives. There will be bumps in the road but that doesn’t mean no happy ending. Lean on each other’s strength; forgive each other’s weaknesses.