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Detox Challenge

During the year 2015, the only thing that I did with full dedication was cycling around Islamabad, its beautiful hills and the surroundings. Mostly solo and at times with groups. A part from that and after much thought and reflection, I have come to this conclusion that most of my time was sucked using Facebook and Instagram. There is absolutely nothing productive about these tools. Yes I am being extremely blunt and may be negative about it. I do admit that they are great tools of communication and creative expression especially Instagram. But the cons are too bad to ignore. I don’t want to get into this argument about if they are good or not, shall they should be used at moderate or not used at all.

My personal realization is that its not giving me anything good as of now. I was addicted to a virtual word. Something so unreal and fake. Being injected with shots of dopamine for 5 seconds, leading most of us to another disease called narcissism. As of now I have publicly announced that I have quit these two platforms.


As of now my plan is to stay way from facebook for as long as one YEAR, yes ONE WHOLE YEAR, and the same goes with Instagram too. If granted with life, will see what to do after an year of detox. Its time to focus on things that matters most.

My First Ride Up to Murree

As promised before, here are pictures from my first ever ride up to Murree back in February. It was seriously hard and difficult. Now after entire summer of riding and most of my spring sitting idle due to worst injury, I have realized that I wasn’t properly trained to climb up the notorious hills yet I somehow managed it :)

I can never forget the feeling of doing it for the first time, Though i have climbed half way again many times in solo and with friends in group, but the excitement and feeling of doing it alone and for the first time can never ever be replaced.

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Cycling in Pakistan

Its been quite sometime since last time I posted something, thanks to my work commitments and yes laziness as well, but as of today I have been thinking to document and start posting some inspiring images that i have been taking all over these months. So before any further a do lets get to work.

The Early Winter Rides.

I started training again in January. That was almost after 45 days of not training at all, the first ride was a shock!, yes, I wasn’t aware of how cycling in winters can be, to my surprise it was seriously not easy at all. On first day, my eyes, my nose and ears were not in the favor to go out as i used to back in Doha. Winters in Qatar are not really as harsh as they are here. Somehow with time and proper clothing i started training again, it was fun and a bit challenging to experience uphills for the first time. I was keen on doing the Margallahs Summit up to the Monal Restaurant and at the same time I was eying a little bigger challenge of riding all the way up to Murree Hill Station, before we get to the hill rides, have a look at some pre hill images and tour images.

Some awesome images of Islamabad during winters while cycling.


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These were some notable images lurking around in my hard-rive from winters. It was and is a very different terrain to cycle as compared to the flat and hot roads of Qatar with extreme wind conditions. Cycling here is tough and challenging due to the hills but at the same time its fun because of the natural beauty around.

I have many more images to share from my trip to Murree and my Summit of Margallah hills and the nasty injury as well. All that and more in coming posts. :)


Destination: Abbottabad

This December I went to one of my all time favorite cities: “Abbottabad”. This city holds an infinite romance ever since I went there for the first time in spring of 2012 for no reason whatsoever. This winter, it was no exception.

Below are some of the Instagram images we took.








We were there for an assignment. It was simply amazing.