Friday, April 12, 2019

Saaqiya kya pila diya tu ne

Saqiya kya pila diya tune...
Peete peete jala diya tune...
Na khabar apni hai na alam ki,
Mast-o- bekhud bana diya tune...
Ye kesa jaam e muhabbat pila diya tune...
Ke dil mein husn ka naksha jama diya tune...
Tera ata ke tasadduq teri nazar ke nisar,
Main kya tha or mujhe kya bana diya tune...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Joy is temporary

In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you - Andrea Dykstra

Do not let anyone invalidate your experiences.

Loving yourself is to spend more time in becoming a better person, and to surround yourself with people that bring you joy.

Joy is temporary. Within a few days, life can turn upside down. Why, as mortal beings, we think of everlasting happiness. 

Even attempts to bring long term happiness are centered around the assumption that the conditions that enable joy now will remain the same later.

Long term doesn't matter. Age doesn't matter.

I may be 30 years old, but I may the physical capability of an 80 year old. I may be 40 years old but I may have the physical capability of a 20 year old.

Do what brings you joy now.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Love do us part

Don't play with fire unless you're looking for scars.

Love is designed to protect women and children from the most horrific things life and the world have to offer. It allows a man to happily and dutifully take bullets and knives - for love of the family.

Love is duty, sacrifice, honor, and when you allow that bond to take hold it never goes away.

Unconditional love - this utopia is imagined by every man. That's the reason the patriarchal concept of western marriage includes vows to remain together whether in sickness and in health, and until death 'do us part'. But women can't love like this.

This is a reality. A bitter reality.  

Islam solves this problem. Humans need to love for the sake of God. Islam knows a human can never love another human for who a person is; without changing, without tweaking and thereby breaking the human. Love comes with conditions. Sometimes the conditions are bearable and a compromise is possible. Compromise for the dream of a better, happy world.

Sometimes, they are costly. They cost happiness.

Do we have the ability to become a gardener for another human, a gardener who not only looks after the plants, but also talks and sings to them? Unconditionally.


We must learn to love ourselves. Some define this as self-indulgence and gluttony. Filling the empty void with branded, earthly possessions. True, I have experienced the joy that comes with buying a new car, or a shiny watch. The joy fades as rapidly as it peaks. I don't regret making those purchases since I am very calculative. But self-love doesn't stop there. It is waking up every day a little better than yesterday, having grown intellectually, physically or emotionally stronger than before.

How can you love others if you can't love yourself? 

How can you take care of others if you can't take care of yourself?

Love others

Other humans have their own problems. Other humans create situations that you can't control.

We can always control how we react to these situations.

We should always lend a helping hand to others, no matter how undeserving they are. People are born to be selfish, to forget favors, to gossip, and to judge. We have to learn to live with this. 

It is only a matter of time when your favorite human being; perhaps your most emotionally rational sister, or your book-smart, brilliant spouse forgets your sacrifices.

It is only a matter of time, when your private conversations with a family member, end up being the gossip topic of the town.

Love is to pray, to make dua for others, for the same goodness that one wishes for the oneself.


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Outcome doesn't matter.

It is the effort which is in your hands. The outcome is from Allah.

Employees are judged and rewarded by their superiors by the level of successful outcomes of their activities.

This is because outcomes can be measured, analyzed and are tangible proof of success.

Yet, the gamification theory embedded deep in Islamic pillars of life dictates that it is the effort that counts, and not the outcome. In fact, the effort itself is not compulsory, but the niah - the intention of the actor towards a particular outcome.

The stoic philosophy agrees with this concept. Not every step of any process in under one's control, and it is wise to focus only on what can be changed - one's effort to achieve said outcome. Getting upset over uncontrollable events is not productive, and can drive one insane.

It is the way of the wise to measure success, not by the outcome, but by the effort. 


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

PUBG Mobile zombie mode: Team up to survive

More experienced players of PUBG Mobile know the importance of sticking together and actually devising plans to win the famous chicken dinner.

The newly introduced zombie mode will teach amateurs to stick together and fight the common enemy.

This update allows you to fight zombies as well as other players, but you need to dramatically shift the priorities during the day.

Supplies are precious, as zombies don't give you much opportunity to search (since you are running for your dear life). Recovering health is also tricky, and there are quite a few techniques to help you recover health without a zombie bursting up near you.

The good thing is that zombies arrive in waves, which gives us a small window on opportunity to recover health and take stock of the ammo and guns.

Zombies have finally taught us to stick together and watch each other being mauled up.

Good job! PUBG mobile product team and developers.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Kashmir | Pulwama Fidayeen Attack: All the updates

49 casualties
33 injured


Rising Kashmir

Greater Kashmir



Friday: 15 Feb
Traffic Suspended
Official sources said that the traffic will remain suspended on the Lethpora highway for some time as the teams from National Investigation Agency (NIA) and National Security Guard (NSG) are arriving today to assist the Jammu and Kashmir police in forensic evaluation of the scene of the attack. 
Forensic Analysis

Experts of the anti-terror commando force National Security Guard (NSG) and investigators of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) are being sent to Jammu and Kashmir

Thursday: 14 Feb
Fidayeen Attack 
At least 44 paramilitary CRPF personnel were killed and several injured when a Jaish fidayeen rammed his explosive laden vehicle into a CRPF convoy along Srinagar-Jammu highway at Lethpora area in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday (3.15pm).  

The 44-seater bus was reduced to a mangled iron heap due to impact of the blast.
It was part of convoy comprising around 70 vehicles.

Entire area under cordon
Sources said entire area where the incident took place was placed under cordon, while the forces were patrolling at sensitive locations to keep threats at bay.

Politicians condemn attack
The governor Satya Pal Malik strongly condemned the attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama.

Source: Rising Kashmir | Greater Kashmir | Facebook

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Artistic content

Creating artistic content such as movies and documentaries requires an end-to-end vision of the story.

Vlogs are more random, and don't present the story as a part of some master-plan and vlogs don't achieve any strategic objective of story-telling.

In 2019, a lot of people are resolving to read more books. Awesome.

I am planning to watch more documentaries instead of reading books because the visual medium is much stronger, and there are many amazing and award-winning documentaries out there.

Also, with the ease brought about by Youtube, Vimeo and Netflix, watching documentaries is no longer a costly affair.

I will try to post my thoughts about the documentaries. It is about time to develop more artistic and colourful opinions about the world around us. Technology, programming and networking gets dull very fast.

Friday, February 8, 2019

My yoga resume

I started practicing yoga in 2016 when I joined Chi Fitness gym in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Unfortunately, the gym had to close in 2017 and I ended up not practicing yoga as much as I would have liked.

If people want my yoga resume, I can show them this picture.

You can't put feathers on a dog and call it a chicken

This post is dedicated to dishonesty, deception and trickery. In the Kashmiri language, it is referred to as tigdam, and the actor as the tigdambaaz.

One should steer clear of all the various forms of deceit and deception present in today’s Kashmiri society.  Cheating is common in examinations, business transactions, and even between spouses and loved ones.