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Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience

Imran Khan

To be very honest, last year in May 2013 I didn’t cast my vote. Reason being I don’t trust this corrupt system and completely reject this, but still since our so called leaders have imposed this on us without our will and somewhat we are responsible for this, by one way or the other we get bitten anyway, the other day during when Imran Khan announced and urged Pakistanis to start Civil Disobedience campaign, I instantly liked and loved the whole idea, here is why

 Why Civil Disobedience?

• I have to install UPS systems or generators to ensure my fans keep running when I am asleep.

• I have to buy mineral water because the tap water is so infected that it can’t be used without treatment. Or if I am out luck, I won’t even have tap water and will have to buy tankers..

• When I get sick, I have to visit expensive private hospitals because government hospitals neither have the equipment nor the doctors.

• I have to go to private schools because the government schools are either ghost schools, or are so sub standard that they just won’t serve the purpose of education.

• I have to take private car to commute because I don’t have decent government run public transport.

• I have to travel by private airlines when going abroad because PIA keeps getting banned on major international airports.

• When there is a casualty, I automatically dial Edhi or Chippa because government run ambulances simply don’t exist in my country.

• The list is never ending. The point is, if I must do everything myself, why the hell should I pay my taxes?!

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Few Things to Say

Few things to say

Its almost mid of 2014, few months down and we will be done with 2014. Today I am writing without any rules and without keeping anything in mind. For the past few months i have read quite a bit and have consumed quite a lot of information related to many topics such as business, information, journalism, design, zen living, and fitness/health. Besides there were a lot of other things trying to impose it self or were imposed on me/us, by us i mean there must be many others like me feeling the same.

Most information is Disinformation these days, with the global media being run and used as another tool/weapon by those in power, this is what i feel/felt.

No business is clean and free of corruption, if you want to do business you must get yourself dirty, yes sadly.

Journalism is worst then prostitution, you are not selling your body, you are selling your soul and that too cheaply.

Zen Living is good, surprisingly it can save us from a lot of stress

After putting serious hours into my health/fitness i have realized that i have been missing out on such an important and useful thing, it has actually added real life to my life.

I live in Doha and due to my nature of work i have driving a lot of past 7 to 8 months, we have a good transport system here, everything is under-control, the only thing the authorities need to control is the Land Cruiser owners, If only I am allowed to have a candid camera on my car, can only i show how life threatening these “Land Cruiser” Owners are while driving.

6 more months to go until 2015.

 

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محبت کی آگ

محبت کی آگ

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میں نے رقیبوں کو محبت کی آگ میں جلتے اور بھسم ہوتے دیکھاہے۔ پھر ان کی راکھ کو کئی دن اور کئی کئی مہینے ویرانوں میں اڑتے دیکھاہے۔ان لوگوں سے بھی ملا ہوں،جو محبت کی آگ میں سلگتے رہتے ہیں اور جن پر وقت گزرنے کے ساتھ ساتھ ہلکی سی تہہ چڑھ جاتی ہے۔پھراور وقت گزرنے پر دور پار سے ہوا کا جھونکاگزرتا ہے، تو ان کی یہ راکھ جھڑ جاتی ہے اورانگارے پھر دہکنے لگتے ہیں ایسے لوگ بھی میری زندگی میں گزرے ہیں،جو چپ چاپ محبت کے سمندر میں اتر گئے اور کسی کو کانوں کان خبر نہ ہوئی۔وہ لوگ بھی ہیں جو کاروبار کرتے ہیں دفتروں میں بیٹھتے ہیں،دریا روکتے ہیں ،ڈیم بناتے ہیں،ٹینک چلاتے ہیں،اور محبت کی ایک بند ڈبیا ہر وقت اپنے سینے کےاندرمحفوظ رکھتےہیں۔ مسافر،سیاح،کوہ پیما،دشت نورو، آپ کسی کے بارے میں یقین سے نہیں کہہ سکتے۔
دراصل محبت کے لئےایک خاص فضا،ایک خاص علاقے،ایک خاص ایکولوجی کی ضرورت ہوتی ہے۔اس کےلیےدو لوگوں کی یاد،دلوں کے ملنے کی احتیاج نہیں ہوتی۔ایک خاص پس منظر کی ضرورت ہوتی ہے۔دراصل پس منظر بھی مناسب لفظ نہیں۔یہ تو آدمی کی سوچ محدود کردیتا ہے۔اس کے لیےایک اور چیز کی ضرورت ہوتی ہے،جس کا ابھی تک نام نجویز نہیں کیا جاسکا۔
اشفاق احمد  کے سفرنامے، سفر در سفر سے اقتباس
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Life and me

Life and Me

Life and me

Life and Me

There is Life and then there is Me, all through these years what we and I have been doing is experiencing, learning and living, made it through school and learned nothing but confused ourselves with maths and geography. At home we have T.V, they confused us with news and distracted us from other moments and beauty of life. Then there is the biggest cult of all, “The Society”, which is busy teaching materialism and hedonism, “Hedonism” to be very precise.

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The Joy of Cycling

The Joy of Cycling

I love to ride my bicycle, currently I am based in Qatar, which is not that scenic when it comes to natural landscape and beauty, but still my enthusiasm for cycling is preparing me to hit the difficult and beautiful uphills of Himalayas back home in Pakistan :).

My current bike was somewhat my birthday Gift this year :) and what a beautiful gift this is :)

Hasa R4 Road Bike

February 25th this year I had my first ever ride after my early childhood years and today on April 25th it was a big day for me as I hit my first 100K :) below is the start and end of my route today.

rout map

for complete details of above workout follow this link http://goo.gl/Uciygv

It was fun, difficult, and exciting :) 80KM onwards it was incredibly hard for me, but a beautiful achievement that is :).

Cycling is fun and has a lot of benefits as well, specially when you are a creative like me, riding  bicycle is not only good for the environment but it’s also a good way to to clean your mind and it’s one of the most effective and best workouts you’ll ever come across. Riding my bicycle is improving my energy levels and decreasing the fatigue and lazy feeling that I sometimes had before. You don’t have to be hard on yourself, daily small fun rides will also do the trick :) and If you are serious about it I would recommend to have a bike fit. It is very crucial to have one, riding bike puts a lot of stress on the knees, ankles, and spine, more than running or simply walking, so its advised to know your right position.

I am so glad to come across cycling again after so many years and Its just fun :) .

 

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Kaleidoscope – a moment in time

Kaleidoscope – a moment in time

kaleidoscope

Hello everyone, wanted to blog about this for quite sometime now, and today finally I have the chance to have my say over this new venture which started almost a year go, One find spring day me and my buddy Asad were hiking along Margalla hills and were discussing about our passions and photography when suddenly the idea struck to start our very own studio/production house.  After months of discussions with other friends, variation, barnstorming, we finally settled with the name kaleidoscope – a moment in time.

Kaleidoscope - business cards

This is not just another money making wedding photography services, we here and we are here to have great impact and push everyone to their limits. Once started its going be hard to catch up with us, and yes i am taking this by our past experiences with our other ventures/projects that we have undertaken and Kaleidoscope seem to be a step further to our true selves :)

On 1st March 2014 we launched our website :) as expected we had great response, currently we are under the process of designing our portfolio books. Come join us and be part of the dream, share it, love it and be part of it :)

 

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