The Official Drive

After getting my new car…yes this is the first time I am acknowledging the fact that I bought a car!!

Ladies and gentssss..i present to you
Simmerrring [aka shimmering] Green Automatic CNG COURE!!Yes finally after never being able to save money…[still haven’t] I eventually got my car..I now have no arms, no legs 😛

So anyway, driving down every day all the way from the remote areas of NN to high fundo defense [with amazing HALF DONE roads] I get my share of taxis, buses trucks [korangi bridge] rickshaws and ofcoure BIKES!! [This has to be said in urdu: saalay samjhtay hain in kay baap dada ki road hai and har cheez ki maafi hai inhain]
Over time even I have become the maneuvering type, dilly dallying the little box of mine left to right..east lane no more!!!

POINTERS for novice drivers:

  • One or two GOOD SOLID URDU gaalis, go a long way [even if muttered under your breath]
  • Buses DO stop if you honk at the verge of colliding with them
  • NEVER stay behind bikes, sway, move, overtake but stay away!!
  • Music can be a bit distracting initially
  • Side mirrors are your new eyes
  • Check car mileage for CNG, every time you fill the tank [initially] make the meter ZERO and then once you know the approx mileage you wont bee looking at the blinking green lights to know that you need to gas up!
  • Reflectors work for the windscreen when you park
  • If you have the auto lock and for some godforsaken reason you locked your keys in your car, call home or where ever you keep spare keys, be almost a foot away from the car and tell the person on the other end to press from their end into the phone..tadaaa CAR WILL UNLOCK!!!
  • Did I mention gaalis are often good for system, especially when driving long distance
  • TRY and not sit with a man [in case you are a woman driver] during the initial days of your driving!!!!
  • Attitude of “meray baap ki road” feeling changes from area to area…lasbella can be “meray baap ki road” where as punjab chawrangi signal is halfway “meray baap ki road”

O’ Lord-o-random

There is so much going on in my head, about things i want to do!!. I am not a person who will make endless resolutions or if by mistake i have, i hardly ever stick by them because arrrghh they require too much thinking and effort and the pressure to do them is just killing!! Having said that i am dying to do something, something big grand, life changing but “making plans” and “I” are not exactly very good acquaintances.

Sooo ladies and gentleman, I submit myself to “randomness” I bow down to you O’ Lord of random, to tweak something.
Yes yadi yadi yada about “jab tak khud kuch karo gi nahi ho ga nahi, it’s all about getting started, you win half the battle when you start”
I get inspired and go for it but fall short… this has been a pattern for a while and I am starting to get irritated with it…VERY VERY IRRITATED.

I am hoping this subsides soon enough and LORD OF RANDOMNES shines upon me!!

Yeh nahi dekha tou kuch nahi dekha

so i watched SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE last night, because first even the artwork boys at my office were talking about it and then upon watching the golden globe i find out that its winning award after award. Another factor that added to my watching SDM was the fact that a fellow teacher “Z” who managed to miss something important, as a penalty whizzed over to my office in his champgneyy Vitz and dropped off the DVD for me..

Z: “print is good, when you watch it tell me how it went”

Me: “yeh sureee, i will watch it tonight for sure”

Z: “awesome awesome”

So coming back to the movie, A MUST WATCH, the art direction is so amazing that even the little “shit den” in a slum area looks amazing right down to the yellow duppatta ending. I sat glued o the tv, and my mum walked in saying ” yeh tum slumdog wali movie dekh rahi ho?” OKKK non-movie only politics interested mum said that…movie has sure made its break!!

Ok i keep drifting from the movie plot and scenario, hmm probably because for those who haven’t seen it, you don’t want me telling you the story. the questions on this show hook you like crazy…this movie is actually a make from the book Q & A, somehow when i was reading this book, i didnt see it translating into a movie ..hahah shows my little vision 😛

This movie is a interesting insight into the downside life in India and could very well be a story of Pakistan, except we don’t have a show running called “Who wants to be a Millionaire”!!!!

Freida Pinto-Latika [the sensational beauty] joins the British actor Dev Patel- Jamal [brooding looks starting from the kid who plays Jamal in the movie] in SDM. SOOOO if for some reason you haven’t seen this movie yet and there is too much and you are waiting for the weekend…GRAB A COPY NOW!!!!

p.s: A.R.REHMAN is a genius in this!!!!



Identify yourself

I have been looking at the Gaza massacre pictures; it is like a road to death and nothing else. I see people reporting daily about the number of people injured and dead[and this mostly includes children], these poor souls don’t even know why this is happening to them…in the face of Islam and in the name of Islam these kids are brutally murdered. Happenings in Iraq are no different

Being amidst Moharram, the history of 14 hundred years ago is refreshed. For everyone Moharram is a period secluded for mourning of an EVENT that happened, most of us don’t know where it stemmed from and what it did; we miss the essence of the massacre that happened so many years ago.

The people who were Muslims, recited their Quran, said their prayers, but for the glory of the worldliness killed Imam Hussain [A.S] and his family. Did they not know what he stood for, or who he was? He was the Nawasa of OUR PROPHET [SWA], the PROPHET who taught the “jahlis” what Islam was, and all this by no war, just by being the way he was, his ways, his dealings, his teachings without force and without terror.

Anyone who knows me well, knows that i am not a “i will wear black now” shia muslim, i am very normal in my approach, so much so that sometimes people jokingly say ” bas ab tum sunni ho chuki ho”. I don’t mind all this, i don’t take all my verbal arsenal out when talking about shias or islam or anything. The point i am trying to make is that just understand where this animosity is stemming from, which is now killing the muslim world around us.

If these MUSLIMS could go to war with Prophets immediate family, then everything else is pointless and holds no meaning. From a 32 year old young man, to an 18 year old boy, a 6 month old baby, they all gave their lives so us Muslims could have our religion, we could have our unity. Karbala, the day of Ashura [as famously known] is not just a day when people were martyred, it’s a schooling that if we could only understand we as MUSLIMS would be somewhere else. We can’t even BEGIN to understand what this martyr means.

Read the Quran, say your namaz and be civil to the people around you, if that was the ONLY truth to religion none of this would have happened. There is a method to this, which goes beyond our understanding, mostly because we don’t read, we don’t listen, we are comfortably numb, or otherwise too busy in who is right and who is wrong.

None of us have a clue, and now that we see everything falling apart, we are scared.

There is always a UNITED GANG of people against the ONE who is resolute in his faith that has been the way of the world. But revolution changes that, even if for one nation, it does change. Iran is an example; even their food was brought in from Israel [supported by Americans].

We need to IDENTIFY who we are, understand each other and come together.

I did’t mean to offend anyone, in case anyone did get offended.


The urdu writer in me

Special dedication

tou hai rangon main khoya
tujh say baat kya karon
[dedicated to a certain friend who was over for hols]and churaoed from junoon

rastay wohi, manzil wohi..
tera pass koi aur meray pass koi aur


tum woh lams ho jo duniya badal daita hai,
kahan tak lai gayay, kay pichla sab bhol gya
[dedicated to best man friend]

umakh kar, jaisay kitna aasan hai
sitaray bhi cho longa,
manzaar palat don ga
[dedicated to little nadi] UMAKH means smile/grin

us muskaan main aik nya roop chupa hai,
kis ko pata yeh kitni dair talak jai ga.
sab chupalo gi tum aik aisi kali ho,
khilnay pay bhi..bas muskaan nazar ayegi

[dedicated to kat]

yun uljhanon main, kashmakash main na paro,
yehi samjho, sab imtihan hai…guzar jai ga
tum main chupa aik dariya umang ka
usay beh janay do..sab pa lo gay
[dedicated to a musician genie]

jaisay har waqt gungunati ho
yahan say wahan tak bas roshni ka sama
[dedicated to jam]

tum rakhtay ho taqat inteha kay pyar ki
kyun koi dast-e-rah nahi aya abhi
[dedicated to the long haired architect]

mujhay na roko, main yeh duniya akhon main utar longi
har lamha je longi,
har pahar sar karlongi

[dedicated to little geo girl and photgrapher]

main pari hon, mujhay na choona
yeh sitaray yeh aasman kuch bhi nahi
tum yehi samajhtay ho..kyunkay tum mujhay jaantay nahi
[dedictaed to my oldest friend M]

Wannabe styloo me

ok after ages i decided to go on with the tagging bit… because KHIZZY tagged me [yes i dont know how to do that thing where the long link doesnt show and just the name with nice click and go thing to it!!
anyway here goes
1. how many pairs of shoes do you have?
about 6 [the ones i dont bother wearing dont count]
2. how many bags do you have?
:)12 and i wouldnt mind more:)
3. name five designers(no, GAP doesnt count) off the top of your head. can you?
promod, jimmychoo[sex and the city ref],prada, guess,victorias secret
4. how much time do you spend getting ready for work/school/college/home etc?
shower included 20!!!!!i am so proud of my self
5. how many different kinds of accessories do you have… list number with kind.
  1. earrings..bring em on
  2. scarfs
  3. belts
6. how many pairs of jeans do you have? (optional if you don’t wear jeans)
zainab market fav, black hardly ever, blue long and torn, white and sexy, and surprise surprise new skinny jeans from zainab:D
7. what is the maximum you would pay for a pair of shoes you REALLY need to have? and Bag?
depends…i would pay more for bag
8. Activity: post a picture of your five favorite shoes.(if possible ALL your shoes in one
bhai the 6 i have a very normal ones..nothing to brag about
9. Activity: post a picture of your five favorite bags. or if you have less…your favorite-est.(ALL…? please?)
umm errr picture not possible..mostly because i have flu and i cant dream of getting out of bed
10. Activity: post a picture of your dresser/dressing table…what ever you call it.
look at answer to 9
this was nice ly theraputic:)