My tryst with sea water


Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year..

Couple of days holiday and this is the place where I go!!
The banana boat was scary, dreary and wet!!
It was an Island somewhere, thats all I know..
The salty sea water, how can i forget..

Day and Night the fun, nothing much to care!!
What a sight of the rocks and the sea..
A 10RM taxi to take you anywhere!!
Lots of sea water to drink for free..

We cycled one morning to the top of a hill,
Clicked pictures and pictures we did,
In the night there was the barbeque grill,
In the sea I had sea water and squid..

Rice, Chicken and Egg to eat,
With lunch lots of goodies to slurp..
The sea corals cut through our feet,
And the sound of my sea water burp..

My tryst with sea water ended so soon!!
It ended with a big pringles can..
now, I am so refreshed this noon
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What About The Privacy?


Who the hell is that guy? comments

IIUM Malaysia

Gombak- Located beautifully north.. west... no no east ( Maybe soth west ) of Kuala Lumpur, lies Gombak.. At night lift your head up and see the lovely lights of Genting Highlands.. And Bring your head down and see a marvellous university..

My new address actually looks like this.. Block F 3.5 d, Mahalla Sidiq, UIA

Yesterday I had my registration.. Means like they know now that I am here.. Have to Buy one laptop as well... cant seem to decide..

oh and yes... heres a photo..
The photo of the IIUM (or UIA) masjid
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Some Coomon Mistakes Durig Prayers

Got This In An Email and decided to share it with you,. Simple Copy Paste!!


Request you to kindly go through the demonstrations as to how important each act of our prayer is.. We have to offer our Salah as our Beloved Prophet Muhammed (SAW) offered and asked us to offer.

Prophet Muhammad SAW said "The coolness of my eyes lies in Salah". Just contemplate as to what is in Salah that it gave him so much pleasure and peace that our Prophet Muhammed (SAW) asked us to start our day with Salah and also end it with Salah. Even during the time of his death, the advice that he offered to his (SAW's) umath at large was to take care of the rights of their slaves and Salah.

Try to avoid these common mistakes during Prayers !

Spacing is determined by matching your legs space with your shoulder to shoulder distance!!!

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Pronouncing NEAH (willingness) and calling ALLAH AKBAR
loudly for late comers are two wrong things that happen in our Masjids

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Bad smelling breath from mouth due to eating some type of foods (onions and garlic)
or from clothes (socks, unclean clothes) are annoying to other people
and should be avoided as per our Islamic teaching.

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Don't rush and don't be too slow (it is JAMA'H prayer)
go with Muslims in timely manner
(In the drawing below, it is almost end of Fatihah and some one is still in Sujod)

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Yawning during prayers is wrong, try to avoid it……….

Will you do this if you are meeting an important person at work?

Remember, when you feel like Yawning, that you are facing ALLAH
so, try to suppress it and you will succeed….
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New line start MUST be directly behind the IMAM wherever he is.
People start their Jamma Salah some times in a corner. That is wrong.



The IMAM reads loudly and you should listen, but not that you read loudly
and others are disturbed by your reading…
In fact IMAMS reading is enough for all behind him.

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Some other Common Mistakes !


Mistake 1: Reciting Surat al-Fatiha fast without pausing after each verse.

The Prophet (SAW) used to pause after each verse of this surah. (Abu Dawood)

Mistake 2: Sticking the arms to the sides of the body, in rukoo' or sujood, and sticking the belly to the thighs in sujood...

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The Messenger of Allah (SAW) used to keep his arms away from his body during rukoo' and sujood that the whiteness of his armpits could be seen (Sahih Muslim).
Mistake 3: Gazing upward during prayer.

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This may cause loss of concentration. We are commanded to lower our gaze, and look at the point at which the head rests during sujood.
The Prophet (SAW) warned: "Let those who raise their gaze up during prayer stop doing so, or else their sights would not return to them. i.e. lose their eyesight]." (Muslim)

Mistake 4 : Resting only the tip of the head on the floor during sujood.
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The Prophet (SAW) said: "I am commanded to prostrate on seven bones the forehead and the nose, the two hands [palms], the two knees, and the two feet." (Sahih Muslim) Applying the above command necessitates resting the forehead and the nose on the ground during sujood.

Mistake 5 : Hasty performance of prayer which does not allow repose and calmness in rukoo' or sujood.
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The Messenger of Allah (SAW) saw a man who did not complete his rukoo' [bowing], and made a very short sujood [prostration] ; he (SAW) said: "If this man dies while praying in this manner, he would die upholding a religion other than the religion of Muhammad." Abu Hurairah (RA) said:

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "The worst thief is the one who steals from his own prayer." People asked, 'Messenger of Allah! How could one steal from his own prayer?' He (SAW) said: "By not completing its rukoo' and sujood." (At Tabarani & al-Hakim)..

To complete rukoo' is to stay in that posture long enough to recite 'Subhana rabbiyal Adtheem' three times, SLOWLY, and 'Subhana rabbiyal-a'ala' three times, SLOWLY, in sujood. He (SAW) also announced: "He who does not complete his rukoo' and sujood, his prayer is void." (Abu Dawood & others)

Mistake 6 : Counting tasbeeh with the left hand
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The Prophet (SAW) used to count tasbeeh on the fingers of his right hand after Salah. Ibn Qudamah (RA) said: " The Messenger of Allah (SAW) used his right hand for tasbeeh." (Abu Dawood). The above hadeeth indicates clearly that the Prophet (SAW) used only one hand for counting tasbeeh. No Muslim with sound mind would imagine that the Prophet (SAW) used his left hand for counting tasbeeh. Aa'ishah (RA) said that the Prophet (SAW) used his left hand only for Istinjaa', or cleaning himself after responding to the call of nature. He never used it for tasbeeh..

Mistake 7 : Crossing in front of a praying person.

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The Messenger of Allah (SAW) warned: "Were the one who crosses in front of a praying person to know the consequences of doing so, he would have waited for *forty better than to cross in front of him." (Sahih Bukhari and Muslim).
*The forty in the tradition may be day's months or even years. Allah knows best.





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Quarantine

I just a film 'Quarantine'. I had no time to write what it was all about but the film was fascinating.. Its a remake of some Spanish film 'REC'.. Well, here is a review by someone from someplace on the web...


Call it a case of deliberately engineered deja-vu, that I consciously decided to sit through this American remake of the recently screened Spanish horror film 'REC'. Well of course the purpose is to discover if what's essentially the same story and technique employed, could get screwed up in a remake, given that Hollywood more often than not, lets down the original brilliance which they think they can replicate easily to translate to box office dollars.

So what's the verdict? If you've already watched 'REC' this one just simply pales in comparison, because of the need to be verbatim, and somehow the filmmakers here found it necessary to tell you every now and then, that there's actually someone behind the camera. Scott the cameraman (Steve Harris) appears quite often in front of the camera, well, and actually does so from the onset. Also, to up the body count quotient, new characters were included (although supporting ones), and unlike the original which had an opening scene dedicated to the fire station filled with more meat, here it drones on and on at how the assigned firemen are getting the hots for reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter).

The storyline's almost the same, save for a few more extra scenes included to jazz up the gore department, and to incorporate some additional action elements. Otherwise, there's plenty of overacting here by everyone, so much so that instead of rooting for the characters to get out of their predicament, you're more likely to find yourself wishing that they meet their demise soon enough. Such is the original essence lost, and with that, what primarily works in 'REC'.

Between the two Angela Vidals, I'd confess that Jennifer Carpenter can't hold a candle to Manuela Velasco. The latter's the sweet damsel you'll risk life and limb to save, whereas the former, well, you'd just wish that she shuts the hell up and stop barking orders. I guess the direction of John Erick Dowdle will have take responsibility for that not-too-subtle difference between the Vidals. And through this film I'd learnt to appreciate how the shaky-cam was used to great effect in 'REC' and how easy it is to lapse into pitfalls as in Quarantine. Same storyline and plot development, same technique, relatively the same type of characters, but totally different outcomes in terms of how it engages the audience, because there were crucial moments where it failed to understand the need for restraint.

Sure you can't expect rocket science to be coming out of this film, but unfortunately it joins the pile of "remakes that don't make it". Word is [REC]2 is currently in production, so I'll be looking forward to that, and hoping that there won't be a Quarantine 2 to embarrass itself. comments

Couple pays $200 for "special" samosas

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A Dutch couple on a visit to the eastern Indian state of Bihar paid 10,000 rupees ($204) for four samosas, a spicy deep-fried snack that usually doesn't cost more than a few rupees, a newspaper reported on Monday. comments

ahnu gaadi ha cha pakan, hartal na chunu

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mazu balai tu nunu zahar


Starting from today this is a photo series...

Origianlly found in one profile in one social networking site...


I loved them.. Hope u too... comments

Happy Birthday

I am determined to blog today.. Last night I went to the b'day party of one of my cousins.. We did all sorts of usual things.. Then, we created an epic video.. Inspired by a Tv Show.. I hope you have seen 'The Moment Of Truth", people answering questions truly to get some money, at the cost of family relations, and what not.. and we created a Kashmiri version of that.. I cant stop laughing abhi bhi...

http://www.fox.com/momentoftruth/



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Kashmiri Sholay

About to touch 10000 views, this clip is a must watch.. Captured by TOK ( I always tell people if its TOK its me)..

If you want to watch it on YouTube itself.. Here is the Link..

.http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=-B9bknwZgGc

Otherwise Just Click Play... And Enjoy the next one minute...

This is a small and funny version of the Kashmiri Sholay.. If you meet me someday, then lets talk in the way gabbar does in this video.. Very funny...



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How Kashmiris sell fish

A funny video where a fisherwoman argues with one of my relatives! She is trying to sell very small fishes with one big fish! so as to keep the price at 100rs per kg! But he doesnt want the smaller ones! comments

Bhagat Singh was a Terrorist! And the New British Rule!



Curfew has been imposed today! And here am I watching an old bollywood flick on cable tv! Quite a time killer this film! But I had absolutely no intention to blog had it been a romantic one! One famous actor was frequently shouting “Jai Hind” and was telling the bad guys that his country comes first and he can do anything for it! And why shouldn’t he. “Jai Him” for that!

And when a big mass of people shouts “Jis Kashmir ko khoun se seencha Who Kashmir hamara hai”; no one is bothered! This slogan in Urdu translates to “ We built Kashmir from our blood and so its ours”. Roughly translated though! And the feelings which the so called Indians have for their “matrebhoomi” (Motherland) are appreciated by many!

Kashmir was never Indian, or Pakistani! Never! I support the Indian team in Cricket and just love it when they defeat Pakistan! But that does that mean I need India for me! It is not that by giving me resources they own us! We can survive alone as have many of the others! And maybe we will even better off! India never wanted us to be self sufficient! That’s why they have blocked the international trade routes! And now they just hammered an axe onto their feet by stopping the resources from Jammu! I don’t blame people! I blame the government! If the government says that a group of people stopped that! Then according to me! “Government ne chudiyaan pehni hain" (Government is wearing bangles”!) and they have no right to be in power!


Lots of years have passed since India received its share of freedom from the British rule.. and many think that the Local Indians suffered at the hands of the British even though development was there! Thus development is not a criteria for someone ruling over some one.. Is it!

And here I am writing this article from a place which is facing a similar sort of situation. India is ruling over Kashmir.. Right about in the same way as the Britishers ruled over India!

Many of us think that Kashmir is not going to get ‘azadi’ or independence..in familiar terms. Maybe becase they think that Kashmir will not be able to survive. But this article looks at the bright side! The good things from azadi..

Lets first start the discussion based on religious view! Azadi could help us get our own constitution which is based on Islamic Sharriah! And most of will agree that it is a good thing indeed!

Earlier, much before Pakistan and India, Kashmir survived and was actually quite a throbbing economy. It was a part of the silk route! Being land locked, it served as a passage to other lands, I am not talking about azadi as giving us over to Pakistan and leave us to their good humour.. No , we don’t want Pakistan, we don’t want India!

Here I am watching NDTV! And I see that Zardari has given some comments.. That the Kashmiri freedom fighters are terrorists!! Ok Yeah.. Fine.. So was Bhagat Singh! Mangal Panday and Rani Laxmi Bai! They were terrorists in the sense that we are! They fought for freedom and so are we! They wanted the British to go out; We want the Indians to go out!


In that era; as it is famous.. There existed some boards! "Indian and Dogs are not allowed".. No comments here!


I want to join hurriyat! Maybe then i will be able to advise our leaders that lets announce this thing~


"Lal Chowk chalo will be held on the very day when the government takes back its curfew order"


Means either Lal Chowk chalo will be tomorrow or after one year! I want a big curfew.. So that the world will read the following headlines " Curfew imposed for 78 succesive days in Kashmir" They cant stop us like that... "


Lets follow Gandhiji!! Civil disobedience movement! Satyagraha to LalChowk! :D Lets take out our Matric History text books! and read about India's Independence!


Enough for the time being.. Let me watch the film!






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The results of JK-Cet 2008 announced

The JaKBPEE has announced the results of CET08.

Common Entrance Test (CET) Results announced for the year 2008

The results can be viewed here:

List of selected candidates

Result of Medical Candidates (Merit List)

Result of Engineering candidates (Merit List) comments

Greater Kashmir's long legs!

I just saw this article on GK! Reminded me of lots of things!

http://www.greaterkashmir.com/full_story.asp?Date=28_9_2008&ItemID=62&cat=1

Honestly speaking, I couldnt understand even half of what the author wanted to say! But A picture speaks thousand words! and yes it did! It all happens in Kashmir.. Great camera work?

Btw Just look at the so called blog which GK people have launched! They should have named it like anything except a blog.. And i even registered myself there! lets see what i can do now!

Some say ppl are like " taang adatay", "dakehl detay".. I mean kind of not sticking to their own businesses! and Gk did sumthing! When i registered i had to confirm my registration from my email! and when i clicked on that link: volia

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Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a000d'

Type mismatch

/Admin/activate.asp, line 136

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Alec Smart said: Maybe the cow wanted some human rights! And Gk wanted news!
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The Kashmir code | Protests August 2008

I am bored! 
I am not even brushing my teeth that much in order to save the paste from running out! And worse I have named this post as 'The Kashmir code' based on the controversial 'The Da Vinci code' as i know this one is not going to please you one bit! 


Its so controversial!
 Today was supposed to be Lal-Chowk chalo! and as always I am still at home!! Two reasons here! One that I am not allowed to go out! and second! That a big curfew has been imposed. 


The news channels are all dead! and no paper this morning as well!! Curfew!
 I must thank the Almighty that the net is working and we have electricity too!! Which has given me the things i need to write today's (controversial) post!


 This day will mark as the day when our struggle for azadi was officialy buried! I know its too early to say that but I am pretty much confident that 25 August 2008 will be yet another big day in the history of Kashmir! All the Geelanis, Mirwaizs, Shabir Shah's and Yasin malik's have been arrested! and Lal-Chowk is under so much security that one might think there is a war going on! I woudnt be surprised if an order of 'shoot at sight' has been given.


 To mark the day when this small period of asking for azadi has come to an end; I sum it up with a small report on the 'Slogans', 'Calls' and 'Naaras' for freedom! and why it is better that we dont have azadi at all!! Why we just have to live with it!! Why we have to face the brutality of India!! Something which I wrote a few days back! and now i know why!


A few days back!!


" The slogans of azadi are being chanted. With lots of improvements to the slogans one can see a modern youth which has the courage to experiment with history! Some oldies remain, however, like the eternal 'Hum Kya chahtay' followed by the cry 'Zour se bolo'. But others, which are relatively very new, are quite hillarious. and Why shouldnt they be; after all we live in a "Great Indian LAughter show" era! Some of the humour must have spread! Version of 'Ragda Ragda' and ' Humari mandi tumhari mandi, hum jayengay Rawalpindi' were heard by many. We also, as it appears, to have crossed the ultiamte barriers of language by using English as a medium to get our message across! Many students from Womens College were seen ( and heard ) supporting the modern cry for freedom. For those who didnt guess it, it nothing more than " We want... " and then all the others join in to say "...freedom" But here I may gather some courage to oppose my brethren here! Freedom; Freedom is what .. India... 
Ok Fine! Let us assume India grants us our wish and makes us free! Then it will upto our leaders to lead the young nation.. Ok Ok forget the political part. Lets move to the economic front! We have so many automobiles (actually marutis but anyway) we have to get the fuel! We have to import the feul rather! 
No 'Bharat Petroleum' or 'Indian Oil' for that matter would help us! And thus we would have to import the costly fuel which would be much more costlier as there would be no such thing as a subsidy which the Indian government was earlier offering!
 Yes, we would have lots of electricity! but considering the fact that our havit of using heaters and electricity guzzlers on a 'tsur laen' ( An illegal electric supply). I cant really imagine what will happen to us!
 How many apples would we have to import to get just 1 ltr of petrol! I shudder to think folks! And what about our second big investment.. 
Sheep!
 Where do we get the sheep from for our huge bellies!! The answer is yes we would have to import that as well!! and that means more apples! So guys.. I just have a small suggestion for all of you reading this!! Start growing apples!!! "

Reading this article once again I happily gulped down the last drop of my Kehwa!! Due to curfew the milk was unavailable! And now I am beginning to think that if the struggle for freedom had so many dark faces, what would freedom cost us!
 I remember the history of independence of India! 
So much blood shed! I hate to imagine Kashmir like that! Lets us all forget the big freedom! and lets enjoy our small freedom to go to Lal-Chowk! To have out tea with milk! To go to our jobs! Even if we have to bear the Indian army.. Lets do it!! Its a small life anyway! 60 years is not much if we think about the long term affects of 'Azadi'. and no one knows if you could really reach that number!! So lets enjoy our small bit of azadi!! and Lets do something to have a good amount of azadi in the here-after.. Ramazan is coming so I better not write more.. You must understand yourself.. And here I leave you to ponder, curse or even pray for me.. You have that freedom, dont you? . . 


Alec Smart said: " We want freedom, We want freedom; see I know English " I replied: "Queremos la libertad, Queremos la libertad; see I know Spanish " 


 . . . With a really good intention! Qazi Mamoon
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Indian Media is actually- Indian!

I am a Kashmiri, its my crime.....
Independence day!! Thats the time!
"I am a Muslim" so kill me!
Invade my land! My territory!
Alter my leadership and see!
But Still you call it democracy!
I deserve to be humiliated.
I deserve to be harassed.
I deserve to be mauled.
I deserve to be killed.
Put Boiling water!
Grill me Alive!
I am a Kashmiri!
I will surely survive!
I demand my rights
Is it my crime?
I demand my dignity
I demand my life,
I am a KASHMIRI,
I want to live,
but a living life.
Not a dead man's life.
It is my crime.
I can die struggling for freedom rather than giving it up and living.
Living a life which was never mine!
"QMamoon"


Sleeping so cosily in my bed in the late hours of the night I was suddenly woken up by some noise! Maybe it was a dream but no!! I have never seen one which has audio in it as well!! Cries of "Naarai Taqbeeer" and "Hum Kya Chahatay" were ringing in my ear! I jumped out of my bed and hurried to the top floor of my house! In the dark could be easily seen the procession which everyone was talking about! Without paying a second thought to it and the fact that it was so late I jumped back into my cosy little bed to sleep while the other folk of the same age group were shouting and awake!

Next day. without even a small feather of what had happened the night before I switched on the TV and tuned into TAKE1 channel!! Processions and protests were being shown live, CRPF vs Kashmiri Folk! Came to know that many people had died! Just then my mom came and said that no milk, no bread, absolutely nothing could be purchased! She said, "Mamoon, there is Kehwa for you to have for your Breakfast!" Was a little disappointed! Dont even remember when mom had prepared Kehwa for me before! Well maybe it was 'my' sacrifice for the bigger sake!

I changed the channel and tuned in to DD News! The Channel which I think strictly follows Indian politics! The other channels except for NDTV always look biased towards something or the other! Political support as usual! Came to know today was going to be a very important day! Yesterday ( August 11) a Hurriyat Leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz had been shot mercilessly in the stomach! And yes he died! I would like you see a profile of SHEIKH ABDUL AZIZ here! Today was going to be a big big day after all!! The TAKE1 channel kept on showing the videos where the poor Kashmiri was being tortured and fired upon! But But DD NEWS!! It didnt even tell the people about the death of Sheikh Abdul Aziz! Just forget about mentioning about how many people had died! All they mentioned was that the government had opened the route from Jammu to Srinagar and the trucks were being sent in! Talk about India being a Democracy!


It is a very pathetic thing indeed! Lets compare the situation in Jammu as well in Kashmir! First things first! Lets rename this state from 'Jammu and Kashmir' to 'Jammu vs Kashmir'. Jammu saw protest as well.. But there the forces didnt fire on the people! Even though the violence level was still there! But here; the dogs which they consider us! Being Muslim doesnt help either! And you can see the dead bodies already! I never went out of my home! Being the only son I wasnt allowed! It could even have been me! I mean this is not America where protest actually means something! Where I could be a hero if join the protest! Well not in this stupid place where the CRPF people dont even let the ambulances pass!! Read a Doctor's story here!

People speak of Hitler don't they! A cruel guy who aimed his cruelty at the Jews only... I mean look at this present situation in Kashmir.. Lets compare! Hitler had communal hatred and so does our BJP leader, Mr. L.K Advani along with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad! Then the Jews of Germany were being killed and now the Muslims of Kashmir are being muredered! But now its in a modern way! And the funny thing is that the Indian Media just talks about the road and the Amarnath Issue!

Lets hear this story about Tauseef! A small boy aged 4 and a half!
While dispersing a procession, policemen barged into a house in Sopur and hit a utensil containing boiling water in the kitchen. The hot water sprinkled on Tauseef’s body and he suffered severe burn injuries. And the CRPF guy who did it will be honoured with the prestigious medals from the Indian Army on January 26; India's Republic Day!

India is celebrating 61 glorious years of independence on 15th August! 61 years of Unity amongst Diversity. An admirable trait considering the different languages, religions and regions that make Her. But yes lets not forget! Lets not include Kashmir there ever! OK we may include one! The one who is searched, troubled and harassed in other states! If you are a Kashmiri settled in Delhi or some other part of the country, I advise you to ask your boss for a leave and sit back at your home until this independence thing passes away! And to remind you it is India's Independence day!

And where the hell are the so called political parties of Kashmir! NC, PDP and Congress to name the popular ones!! Disapperared!

I remember the days when the municipality started to kill the street dogs! The killing had not even started when a particular Maneka Gandhi jumped in to oppose the killing of those who had life!! I am desperate! We are all dogs here! Thats why the human rights people are not showing up! We need an ardent animal rights activist and a scholar to prove that we are animals!! Maybe Maneka Gandhi can save us!


If you didnt have the time to read all of this!! Then please see these 3 links!


Click here for some shocking photos!!
Click here for a BBC video..
Click here for another BBC video!!




With good intentions!
Qazi Mamoon!
A guy who slept till today! comments

The Breeds of Kashmir and Blood Supply vs. Demand

Hi People! My monitor is not working so unfortunately i couldnt find the time to come online and blog! But to really fill in this void, here is a superb article written by one of my cousins on facebook!!



The Breeds of Kashmir and Blood Supply vs. Demand
Hamza Yaswi


500 years ago a breed of kashmiris was born who believed in sunni kashmir. With the help of Mughals they ousted the last Kashmiri king Yusuf Shah Chak and Kashmir became a part of the Indian subcontinent. After that, Kashmir continued to suffer under the autocratic rule of the Mughals, Afghans, Skihs and Dogras. The rulers were brutal and would consider Kashmiris their personal property and even impose 70% taxes.

In the late 1940’s kashmiris saw a ray of hope. Little did they know it was just a beginning to their endless suffering. Sufferings that would defy all the laws of human rights and freedom. This decade also gave birth to a new breed of traitors who sold and re-sold Kashmir for their own personal gains (this breed still exists by the names of Abdullas, Muftis and Tulips). Those land merchants, for their own personal gain, changed the nation of Kashmir for ever. They used every gimmick to gain popularity but were unable to kill the common kashmiri sentiment of Azadi. They tried to bribe kashmiris by making bridges, schools, and roads but to their disappointment Kashmiris were not for sale. All they wanted was freedom.

History repeated itself in ’04 when a chef who worked for the Nehru family became the chief minister of J&K. The chief ( aka Nab’e Tulip) who specialized in making rogan josh thought he would flood the state with money and thus kill the sentiments of Azadi. In an effort to do so he made the tulip garden an icon of peace in Kashmir. He also played an instrumental role in opening the Sufism department in Kashmir University whose main objective was to dig centuries deep and find a connection between Kashmir and Hinduvita. It seemed that he was getting close to success and people started going to concerts and visiting tulip gardens. The chef who had given up his white pheran (pooch’e) and started wearing karakuli though that money and good roads will buy us while ignoring the atrocities his Rs. 1,500/ month men were doing on the people. To further ‘indianize’ Kashmir, he continued the trend of getting all the higher government officers from India. Little did he know that a volcano was about to erupt that would destroy his political career for ever and maybe force him to wear the white pheran again.

Then beginning of this century saw the sentiments of azadi dying and yet again a new breed of kashmiris was born. This time they were educated and talked in terms of economy. These people were all for India and the reason was the economic growth in India. Little do they know about GPD but kept on talking about it. For them the rising value of the rupee was the growth of a country. For them the huge outsourcing presence in India was an icon of development. Little did these fools understand that only around 11 developed cities out of 351 cities does not mean development. Neither could they understand that more than 30% of its population is below poverty line. But they still kept talking about GDP.

Talking about outsourcing, they probably don’t even know that all the major international outsourcing players in India are renting for their office space because they have no long term plans and that is the reason the real estate industry is booming. Companies like HP, IBM and Microsoft have starting moving to the Middle east and Central Asia because they can find the same skill sets at cheaper price and can find innovation which unfortunately is not in the Indian culture. The company I work for just laid off 1,500 workers in India and opened up a site in Kazakistan. Once they are gone those developing cities will be like Detroit, empty but a lot of real estate available. Lets take the example of HP. HP in South America generates twice as much as double the workers in India do. The reason is because South Americans took the innovative challenge to do R&D and are geographically close to the North Americas, while on the other side most of the outsourced business in India is done following a script. However, the last couple of months have given a big slap on the faces of these GDP lovers. Seems they have started realizing that money can’t buy Kashmir. They have now stated talking about self sufficiency and industrialization in Kashmir, something that I welcome. It took the death of many innocent people for them to realize Kashmir can’t be bought for money.


Coming back to politics, it seems that kashmiri blood is getting cheaper day-by-day. Earlier they used to kill 2-3 Kashmir when we protested. Now, it’s in two digit figure. During the Pathribal encounter in March 2000, five innocent protesters were killed who were demanding a probe into the encounter. Leave alone the people who were actually killed in the encounter. So what has made the Kashmiri blood so cheap? Is it because it is available in abundance and the supply is greater than the demand?

Blood can never be cheap. It’s the boldness of the Indian government to kill with the support of the local traitors and the silence of the world community. When will this end? Are the recent protests a final revolution of Kashmir which will break the chains of occupation or is it just another revolution like the 1860s, 1931 and 1990. This could be beginning of the end. The end of mass genocide, the end of human rights violations, and the beginning of the much awaited freedom. In an era of open borders, free trade and world unity, Kashmir is being forced to be confined and depended on a 1.5 mile tunnel. A peaceful march towards opening the border and establishing relations with other countries has costed 21 young Kashmiri lives. This all happened while my fella Kashmiris were busy shopping for Jacuzzis and while the world was enjoying the Olympics.

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Why Jesus wasnt the son of God!

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Is my understanding correct?
I understand that Muslims do believe in the books of the old testament + the 1st 5 books of the new testament. I understand, also, that Muslims do not believe Jesus is the actual Son of God.
If I am not correct with my understanding of Islam belief, please do correct me.

If my understanding is correct, please help me understand how can a Muslim say that Jesus is not the Son of God when, for example,
in Matthew 3:17 it says: And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." This was said by God after Jesus was baptized.

This is only 1 example of many that states direcly in our bible that Jesus is Son of God.

Please help me understand what is understood in Islam, and why. I really need to understand.

With sincere gratitude,

Searching




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There are now more than 60 versions of the Bible(Different versions not translations The different versions of the Bible are not merely different translations, but are actually versions i.e. they add and remove things from other versions)



These revisions serve as concrete proofs that all the Biblical books are not at all divinely inspired. This is because it is beyond man's ability to correct the work of his Creator, who alone is Almighty and perfect

The Bible is a collection of writings by many different authors. The Qur'an is a dictation. The speaker in the Qur'an - in the first person - is God talking directly to man. In the Bible you have many men writing about God and you have in some places the word of God speaking to men and still in other places you have some men simply writing about history.
The previous scriptures were meant for a limited period (and a specific people) that ended with the revelation of what abrogated them and exposed what had taken place in them of distortion and change. That is why they were not protected from corruption



Muslims believe in the books of the previous prophets including the "Torah" which was sent to Moses, the "Zaboor" (Psalms) which were given to David, the "Injeel" (Gospel) which was given to Jesus, and the Qur'an which was given to Muhammad However, Muslims are told that the previous scriptures were tampered with by mankind and the Bible should only be accepted in as far as it is confirmed by the Qur'an. It is to be treated with respect, however any statements which clearly oppose those of the Qur'an are to be rejected as the work of mankind.


God is One. There is no Trinity. Jesus is a prophet of God, and like all his fellow prophets, he is a human being. We love him, and believe in him, and affirm all of his miracles, bestowed upon him as a favour from his Lord. He called for the worship of God alone and for righteousness - as every prophet of God has done. However, his pure monotheistic message was gradually changed by 'Christians' into a polytheistic one, by transforming Jesus(the servant of God, into a mythological God-incarnate figure to be worshipped alongside God All-Mighty.

Jesus was in a mother's womb. He needed nutrition; he was born and grew up to be a man.A man who needs to eat, walk, sleep, rest, etc.. cannot have Divine Attributes because he is in need and God is Self-Sufficient



The term "Son of God" was used metaphorically speaking to those who were godly and pious men. It was never meant to be used literally as the case with Christianity toward Jesus

The Muslim perspective is this: God does not beget sons or daughters as begetting is an animal act reserved for the lower animal functions of sex. Metaphorically, we can all be described as the sons of God as God has created us and He provides for us, but physically He does not beget.

We should first answer this question What is the true word of God about Jesus ? u can find that only in Qur'an the final revelation the only authentic revealed book in the world that has been kept without change

Muslims believe that Jesus was born immaculately, and through the same power which had brought Eve to life and Adam into being without a father or a mother



Truly the likeness of Jesus, in God's sight, is as Adam's likeness; He created him of dust, then said He unto him, "Be", and he was. (Qur'an 3:59).



And when God said. 'O Jesus son of Mary,did you say unto men, "Take me and my mother as gods, apart from God?" He Said, 'To You be Glory! It is not mine to say what I have no right to. If I indeed said it, You knew it, knowing what is within my soul, and I do not know what is within Your soul; You know the things unseen. I only said to them what You did command me: "Serve God, my Lord and your Lord." And I was a witness over them, while I remained among them; but when You did take me to Yourself the Watcher over them; You are the witness of everything. (Quran 5:116,117)

Jesus' giving life to the dead, healing the blind and the lepers All accepted. They were performed through the will of God


Trinity, the divinity of Jesus, the divine son ship of Jesus, and the doctrines of Original Sin and Atonement. All of these were made by men. Jesus prophesied that people would worship him uselessly and believe in doctrines made by men: "But in vain they do worship me teaching for doctrines the commandments of men" (Matthew 15:9).



'Sue' Watson - Former pastor, missionary, professor. Master's degree in Divinity who has Embraced Islam said ; It is interesting to note that there were bishops during the first three hundred years of the Church that were teaching as the Muslim believes that Jesus (pbuh) was a prophet and teacher!! It was only after the conversion of Emperor Constantine that he was the one to call and introduce the doctrine of the Trinity. He a convert to Christianity who knew nothing of this religion introduced a paganistic concept that goes back to Babylonian times

If you really examine the Christian teaching on human sin with an open mind, you will see that they say that God sacrificed His only son to atone for the sins of mankind, and that this son was a god. If it was true that he was a god who was beaten, insulted and crucified, and died, then this doctrine contains elements of blasphemy because it accuses God of weakness and helplessness.

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Please read http://www.islamdoor.com/ and ask the Creator for guidance



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ORKUT IS BANNED YOU FOOL! i DONT HATE MOZILLA EITHER

I was asked by my friend that he is the only user in his computer, his account is having administrative rights, but he is not able to open Orkut, and it says Orkut is banned. Another friend had told that he is not able to use Mozilla Firefox and it asks him to use Internet Explorer. I just told it must be some virus, but really didn't care much about that. But none of the antivirus software could detect or remove this malware. So as any good guy would suggest, I told him to get a virus scan done and even a scan for spy wares!

My friend had given me a pen drive. I remembered it while browsing net on Firefox. When I put that in my PC and double clicked, it didn't open. I knew at once: I had activated a virus. But I didn't have any idea about the kind of virus that might have come to my PC, until I switched back to Firefox. Normally, I deal with such viruses like this: I show all the hidden files and folders then manually and permanently delete the entries which bother me.. Take out the pendrive and then scan it agian!! But this time it didnt work! So now when I wanted to browse the net immediately a message box was displayed: I DNT HATE MOZILLA BUT USE IE OR ELSE... with title as USE INTERNET EXPLORER U DOPE. I just remembered the experiences of my friends. I tried to locate the virus by running the Task Manager. But there were no suspicious entries there. I had to bow the owner of the virus. I used Internet Explorer to search about it. The first entry in Google took me to the Mozilla Forum page, and after going through some pages, I came to know that the same virus also displayed another message when you opened Orkut.

Orkut is banned you fool, The administrators didnt write this program guess who did?? MUHAHAHA!!
with title ORKUT IS BANNED.
Well, a similar message was displayed for YouTube also. So I went through all the posts, and finally found a solution on the web!!


  1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL and go to the processes tab
  2. Look for svchost.exe under the image name. There will be many but look for the ones which have your username under the username. There will be many which have system, local service, and network service mentioned!
  3. Press DEL to kill these files. It will give you a warning, Press Yes
  4. Repeat for more svchost.exe files with your username and repeat.
  5. Now open My Computer
  6. In the address bar, type C:\heap41a and press enter. It is a hidden folder, and is not visible by default.
  7. Delete all the files here. Preferably se Shift + Delete
  8. Now go to Start --> Run and type Regedit
  9. Go to the menu Edit --> Find
  10. Type "heap41a" here and press enter. You will get something like this "[winlogon] C:\heap41a\svchost.exe C:\heap(some number)\std.txt"
  11. Select that and Press DEL. It will ask "Are you sure you want to delete this value?", click Yes
  12. Now close the registry editor.
It seems that they have named this malware as w32.USBWorm and according my friend, Avast is able to detect and remove it. I hope the other antivirus software will also be able to remove it soon.

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Alec Smart said: "Orkut is banned you fool, I wonder why"
Mamoon: "Hey the virus uses facebook himself Alex"
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I am soon gonna be an engineer!

An engineer dies and reports to the pearly gates. St. Peter checks his dossier and says, "Ah, you're an engineer -- you're in the wrong place."

So, the engineer reports to the gates of hell and is let in. Pretty soon, the engineer gets dissatisfied with the level of comfort in hell, and starts designing and building improvements. After awhile, they've got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and the engineer is a pretty popular guy.

One day, God calls Satan up on the telephone and says with a sneer, "So, how's it going down there in hell?"

Satan replies, "Hey, things are going great. We've got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and there's no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next."

God replies, "What??? You've got an engineer? That's a mistake -- he should never have gotten down there; send him up here."

Satan says, "No way. I like having an engineer on the staff, and I'm keeping him."

God says, "Send him back up here or I'll sue."

Satan laughs uproariously and answers, "Yeah, right. And just where are YOU going to get a lawyer?"

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The Devils number 666 and me

Lately I have been staying back at home. There is nothing much to do. Yesterday I decided to go and get some movies. I didnt have much money to buy an original film DVD so I decided to get those cheaper DVDs from one of those secret streets in Kashmir. I found a master piece!! The DVD contained five films: Omen, Scream , Scream 2, Van Helsing and Constantine... Enough entertainment... But today as I completed watching 4 of these films I am beginning to think!! All of these are (kind of) horror movies with Omen and Constantine dealing with the Satan, Exorcism, Christianity and such things!! I have some experience after reading the da vinci code but it had still not prepared me for this thing!! My name and the devils number!!


I am writing this post at 11:27 pm today on the 9th Of July... The Omen was released on 6 June 2006.. ie 6/6/6 .. That day I remember was a special day and so is it every year! And I saw number 23 6 times!! Call me a movie bluff if you want!!



Three 6's ie 666 is the devils number (so it is believed) or the number of the beast.. Some interpret it as a title of the 'antichrist' (da'jaal). It is mentioned in the Qur'an and I assume you know about it!! Find out more about this number here!! It is important you go through this link once!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_the_Beast


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The other thing which I came to know in one of these films is about Mammon!! A satanic god! Actually believed by Christians to be the son of satan!! (They also have wrongly started to believe that Jesus is the son of Allah; when will they learn)

http://tobinsguide.analogmedium.com/2007/10/mammon-part-i-demonology-profile.html




Now you might be asking where do i step in!! Well My name is Mamoon (for those who didnt know). I also have one of the rarest names!! There is Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, and one Afghani singer whom I know with the same name!! Now Mamoon resembles Mammon to a huge huge extent doesnt it?

The word Mammon has different versions in different languages with the same meaning in at least Finnish (mammona), Danish (mammon), Dutch ("mammon"), Hebrew (mamon), Norwegian (mammon) , Polish (mamona), Czech (mamon), Slovak (mamona), Swedish (mammon), German (Mammon) and Afrikaans (Mammon). They all mean the beast, the devil, the satan and what nots!!


And you know what the best thing is:: My birthdate falls on 6 June... 6 6.....!!! Yes sir!! The sixth day of June!! 6, 6!!! the devils number!! partly though!! But isnt that a good enough coincedence!! And yes my name is still Mamoon!!


So either I am the beast, or I am the satan or just something like that!! So just call me at 666-666... six times!!

While I am writing this post its 12 O clock already into the night!.. I have kept the lights on in my room!! No other light from any other house!! Many things are attracted to lights!! Whao!! Hold on. I just saw something move outside my window... Ooops!This huge insect had taken an oath to terrify me!! Banging against my window 666 times, with that eerie sound of wings fluttering!! I think I wont be able to sleep tonight!!




Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_the_Beast
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_666_regarded_as_the_devils_number


Alec Smart said " Hey Mamoon I caught that insect!! It looks like you! Doesnt it?"
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An Insect falls into a Glass of Cola...

English Throws this glass away and walks out.
American Takes da insect out and drinks the Cola.
Chinese Eats the insect and Throws the Cola away.
Indian Sells the Cola to American, the insect to Chinese and Gets a new glass of Cola.
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Pakistani Accuses The Indian of throwing the insect into his Cola, relates this issue with Kashmir, asks Chinese for Military Aid, takes A load from American and buys a new Cola..



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Lets do our bit ! The Amarnath iPetition

Please sign this petition for stopping land grabbing in Kashmir and forward this link to your friends. It would be a great service to people who are suffering hard here in the valley.


http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/kmr/


Alec smart said: " Yes I will sign it, but whats a petition anyway?"
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The Amarnath Land Affair: TOK summarizes

TOK summarizes:


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The allotment of 100 (official) acres of forest land to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board by Ghulam Nabi Azad—led government has snowballed into a major conflict here. On May 26, the state cabinet alloted the land to SASB for developing Amarnath colony. Wasting no time, SASB even started construction of of huts on the land. All this despite a Court order stating that governments cant divert forest land for non-forest use.


Following this a mass agitation has erupted in many parts of Kashmir led by the separatist groups. However, Syed Ali Geelani said that they were not against Hindu religion or Amarnath Yatra, but against the cultural and political aggression of India on Kashmir. He added that earlier Amarnath yatra was a 15 day affair whereas now it extends to more than 2 months. Syed Geelani, who is under house arrest with many more leaders termed his house arrest as frustration of the government. Advocate Mian Qayoom, who is leading the newly formed Action committee Against Land Transfer (ACALT) was also put under house arrest.


To protest against the “move in Kashmir”, Rama Kant Dubay today said they will disrupt Hajj if the agitation over forest land was not stopped immediately. He said, “ If fundamental groups try to disrupt Amarnath piligrimage of Amarnath by attacking devotess any more, the VHP (Vishwe Hindu Prishad) will not allow Hajis to fly over Jammu, besides disrupting their presence in other religious places in the country”. The Greater Kashmir carried a picture of VHP traninig sessions in Jammu for Women Activists where armed training is being given to Hindu folk. I dont imagine that ae worried about the security of the country and are traning people for national interest. Well, why is religious training allowed for only VHP and not the other religious institutions.


Meanwhile our beloved chief minister thinks its a policy of the PDP to disrupt the harmony among people.


The Lasker-eToiba outfit on Wednesday condemned the use of force on the people protesting against the transfer of Land. The spokesman, Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi quoting the outfit's chief, Qari Abdul Wahid said, “ There is a complete jungle raj in the state. Those who resent the protests against land transfer should first construct the Babri Masjid. They should not teach lessons of communal harmony”


The protests were reddened by the deaths of two teenagers . The police opened fire to disperse a crowd. Eye witnesses said the police barged into a residential house and fired upon a local who died on the spot.

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Alec smart said: "Why did the policemen throw stones back at the youth?"

I said: "Maybe because they ran out of bullets"



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10 great things about Cell phones

Just when we feel comfortable enough to say “wow, cell phones have really changed the way we operate,” things get even weirder. Here are 10 facts about cells from around the world that show the scale and style of our contemporary global use; sometimes for bad, but sometimes for real, cool, innovative good.

many cell phones1. There Are LOTS of Them

There are half as many active cell phones on the planet as there are people. When you think of the general wealth distribution across the planet, it’s pretty remarkable to have over 3.3 billion active mobiles. Then again, Luxembourg’s mobile phone penetration rate is 158%. Yep - that’s 158 active cell phones for every 100 people.

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2. And They Make a Mess

125+ million phones are discarded every year. Given the rate at which people go through cell phones (Koreans replace on average every 11 months), it’s easy to see how the environmental side can get out of control. At least there’s gold in the garbage! Yarr.

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estonia technology3. M-Voting in Estonia

While the 2008 US election is abuzz with web penetration, E-stonia’s been leading the global technopolitical charge. As Lithuania books a seat on the e-voting (online voting) train, Estonia’s letting mobile phones both act as a convenient vote delivery platform, but also a personal identity confirmation, ushering in a new era of what is being called “m-voting”.

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4. Koreans Love to Text Message. Seriously.

Korean teenagers between 15 and 19 years of age send well over 20,000 text messages a year, on average (60.1 texts per day). I don’t care how fast StarCraft has made your fingers - that’s a lot of time that could have been spent… I dunno… talking to people. According to the Korea Times in February 2006, “over 30% of South Korean students send 100 text messages a day”.

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martin cooper5. The First Cell Phone Came Out in 1983

Well, at least, the first to get FCC acceptance. It was called the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. Before you lolz at the cheesebag name, wait until you hear what it stands for: Dynamic Adaptive Total Area Coverage. Kinda endearing, I guess. They sound… proud.

6. Cell Phone… Or Flashlight?

Lost power? Sneaking back into bed? According to a Sprint survey, just under two-thirds of cell phone users use the backlight as a flashlight. A testament to human ingenuity! I guess it’s obvious, in a way. And here I thought I was being clever.

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cell phone bully cry7. You Can Get Stuffed Into a Locker Through Your Phone

Ok, not really, but apparently text message bullying is on the rise in England. As an online anti-cyber-bullying guide explains, text message bullying allows for abuse around the clock. You want to pick on some kid, he’s available 24/7. It’s like those massive Blackberry ads at airports that boast that you now never have to leave the office. Bullying has never been more efficient!

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8. Cell Phones Can Help Stop Nuclear Terrorism

Using solid-state radiation sensors, researchers at Purdue University are working to allow network of properly set up cell phones to track the presence of radioactive material. Since likely targets for terrorist attacks are major urban centers, and since most people have cell phones, this system could help collectively find out where the problem lies.

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cell phone emergency response9. Used for National Disaster Response

Mobiles are more useful during an emergency than just for calling loved ones. Other countries have adopted systems whereby phone companies automatically warn citizens of emergencies/disasters - free of charge. Finland, in 2005, adopted such a system, as did Japan.

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10. Half of Japan’s Top Fiction Was Written on Mobile Phones

Absolutely nuts. Turning the publishing industry on its head, this trend’s subscriber models are thriving and making significant money for aspiring writers, in turn fueling the phenomenon. Authors tend to be young women sharing fictionalized aspects of their lives. Five of the top ten works of fiction in 2007 were written on mobile phones. Japan, you never cease to amaze me.

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Alec Smart said, " Mobiles in Kashmir are a miracle. No one had thought that our youth would give up combing their hair!"



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Kashmir on wikimapia

I was just surfing through wikimapia and look what i got... A full fledged map of Kashmir!


There is Azad Kashmir and I have marked some of the Indian Army check posts.. Do enjoy peeking in! The check posts lie to the right...

http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=34.0179493&lon=73.8652039&z=11&l=0&m=a&v=2


And now lets have a look at one of the most rocking points in the LOC...


http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=34.1108452&lon=73.8896656&z=16&l=0&m=a&v=2


Here is your gulmarg:

http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=34.0573527&lon=74.3922043&z=14&l=0&m=a&v=2


And lets have a look at the tulip garden without the tulips!

http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=34.0965068&lon=74.8804092&z=16&l=0&m=a&v=2


And I like this frame the best!!
It summarizes the way the Jehlam flows and how Pandrethan, SKICC (Centaur), Baba Demb, Raj Bagh, Jawahar Nagar, and Habba Kadal are related.. Hello! If we drop ourselves at Zero Bridge and go via a boat try and see where you will be drifted to...

http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=34.0660987&lon=74.8453903&z=14&l=0&m=a&v=2


Last but not the least my school! BHS

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Interesting stories of the sick I

Kashmir has been a witness to all sorts of medicinal practices. Just narrate your symptoms to one Kashmiri and he will come up with a long list of 'What-to-do' and 'What-not-to-do' besides coming up with a perfect diet plan commonly called as 'Parhez'. But long gone are the days when there were the Hakeem's to cure us; now we are at the good humor of the local doctors. Our beloved GMC is busy in producing doctors every year- the doctors who have the Kashmiri blood flowing through their veins. I recall something which Prof. Mir Bashir used to say often. (Pity now I have stopped going there)

“The students who are presently studying in GMC don't know what it takes to be a doctor. Instead of reading the book Grey's Anatomy which has detailed information on everything, they prefer a smaller book by an Indian author-Chaurasia. A doctor is supposed to know everything about your body. But imagine the same doctor who somehow earned his MBBS (by cramming from the already cut down book by Chaurasia) sitting in front of you and telling that he will your surgeon.”

As Bashir Sir says, “Yeli mohalla menz che pakaan yimm Ha che Thawaan nari peth apron te mohalla walen hawaaan roub”

~They put their aprons on the forearms when they move in their locality such that the other people will begin to respect them.

But before I jump into the depths of this post here something which you might have heard of..

If something starts happening in your tummy, the area around stomach and the intestines, ahmm-I am pleased to tell you that “Garmi chai gamech”-- Heating has happened.

Then there is the endless parade of the special Kashmiri Chai (nun' Chai) into your tummy to fight the heat culprits and make you well again.


Speaking of the Kashmiri explanations, the loss of appetite or weight, general weakness, abdominal pain and many other non specific symptoms has been attributed to 'naaf dallun', best translated as the movement of the naaf. But what is naaf. Naaf is nothing but the 'centre of gravity' of an individual. Whatever the explanation, patients with these symptoms are usually treated by the expert on the subject called as the 'naaf mae'trawun woul'. The very title suggests as if the naaf had moved from its original position which was being remeasured and re adjusted. The gentleman usually a peer puts his heel or a warm cup of water on the belly button of the patient and press hard. Simultaneously he would chant some verses; sometimes even a green twig is taken and slowly stirred in the cup.. And yes, somehow the patient gets cured.

So has anyone imagined the phenomena of displaying medicine bottles on the window sills. The Kashmiris with their 'self-pity' attitude consider it better to display the medicines prescribed to them by the 'Doctor Saheb'.

Not only does it does it spoil the medicine and make it unfit for consumption but it also helps bring supplies to the household.

I came upon this fact an eon back in this post!


It is also worth mentioning the story narrated to me by Dr. Muhammad Yahya Alvi MRCP consultant Physician. After his appointment as a doctor he started his private practice in Nawapora in downtown (popularized as She hare-Khans by one ordinary newspaper). A middle aged man with stomach ache consulted him for which he was prescribed an antacid preparation in liquid form.


But a koshur should get a full value of his fees. And there is no power on earth which can stop him from doing so.. So what if the other patients are waiting. He started asking about 'parhez'

'Be hekhe' haz zamut dod khyeth?”-{Can I eat 'Born Milk' (curd I mean)}

“Yea”, came the reply from Dr. Alvi.

“Karnai haz kine kaerith?”-{Unboiled or Boiled}

“Kareth”-{Boiled}

Seeming very happy with the answer he headed towards the door but stopped and turned back.

“Doctor Zamut Dod is NOT boiled!”

Dr. Alvi replied, “Why the hell did you then ask?”

The experienced doc thought that he had seen the last of him when he moved out of the room to reenter after 10 seconds waving the prescription in his hand and asked ,

"And what do I do with this?"

By this time Dr. Alvi's patience was on the limit of exhaustion and he replied,”Nael traw(Put it round your neck) Please go and make a Taweez (amulet) out of it..”

Many years later Dr Alvi after returning from his overseas stint, which included a few years in the UK, was confronted by the same gentleman who stated that, “ I saw you some years ago and you gave me a liquid for my stomach. The pain went after I used the medicine for a few days.. In addition,

I made a Taweez of the prescription which I wore round my neck during this time. I have been symptom free all along until a few months ago, when I lost the Taweez and the pain has returned. Could you please write the same prescription for me, so that I could use the same medicine and wear the prescription round my neck.


He came back a week later and happily reported that he had improved a lot and that all was well now. Dr. Alvi asked for the prescription and he showed it as it was like a Taweez round his neck and said, "Just what you had asked me to do with it" I said, "Did you take the medicines?" "Which medicines? You never gave me any" he replied promptly. At this point he was sure if he told the guy that he had done wrong he would be shattered so Dr. Alvi told him, "Well done now keep it their for the next 11 days which will make it 21 days then after Fajar Prayer drop it with writing down in a stream and watch it disappear and you will never get the disease again"





Alec Smart said: " If Calpol is given for headaches, does that mean we give zangpol for legaches "



~With Good Intentions
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AIEEE 08 Key and Cut Off!

Hola!


I have tried my best to compile the solutions and the approximate cutoff for this years paper at one place.. But I would like your help in that! First check out the key and see how many marks you are getting.. After that write in a comment telling the rest of us about your marks.. So we can get a rough estimate about the papers of others and thus we can calculate the expected cutoff.. When more and more people come and write their marks we can then come to know about the ranks..

Give your expected marks here!


Here are the keys/solutions


FIITJEE Solutions!

Career Point Solutions!

Narayana Solutions!

>>>>>>>>>>>>T.I.M.E Solutions!<<<<<<<<<


There are many questions wrongly solved in these keys... But yes, they are good for approximations..


Nearly 7.5 lac appeared in the AIEEE 08. Students gave mixed reactions on the question of the paper being tough or not. The result for AIEEE 08 will be held on/or before 6 June 08. Till then you can see the key and approximate your result.

The solutions/key for AIEEE 08 independent of the series.. The answers will be given in the solution and not the option!! Best of luck!


Here Let me just give a small insight..


The expected cutoff for top 1000 ranks would be around 235 to 240 as the paper was bit hard and also they had twisted bit of the questions.The most surprising thing was the assertion reasoning questions in the exam.

Many people do have queries about the rank so here is the expected rank list-

Above 250-top 500

225-250 top 1000

190-225 Above 10000

175-190 10000-20000

150-170 20000-30000

130-150 30000-40000

110-130 40000-70000

90-110 70000-100000

This simply means maybe people with about 70-80 marks will be called for state counseling and people above 90-100 will be called for national counseling.

The most preference is given to Aeronautical, Electronics and computers.. Then come the fields of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical etc..


AS Alec Smart said: "Is 100000 a rank or Pakistan's population?" comments