On the walls


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I actually don’t know the couple. Yes! I am sorry, I captured it secretly. I couldn’t let this moment escape as the wall wasn’t crowded with other people and gave success to my shot.

Sunset on the silky satin


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It isn’t what are you thinking?

The eccentric scenery is the wavy, unsteady portrait, I captured, the day before when I viewed Karachi’s beach known as the Arabian Sea. If you keep your eyes on the picture for a minute, you will capture the sight of drowning sun, few fishing boats and the purplish satin fabric scattered on the sea.

Sometimes, the calm portraits of sunsets give you enough motivation and the hope of awakening moon strengthens your tomorrow’s vision.

A piece of paper said it all.


Cute Proposal!

Due to hustle and bustle of daily routine lifestyle, Sara planned to join at lunch with Ali, her colleague at office. Both, the individuals were craving for a delicious taste of Chinese food and rest their feet at the newly opened restaurant. The smoke, from the platter, was filled with savory aroma and glasses of juice were placed on each corner of the exquisite table. The environment was pleasant and charming.

Sara’s phone started ringing, She picked up a call and excused Ali for a minute. In the meantime, Ali took out a paper and a Parker pen. With his untidy writing, he managed to write something in hurry, folded the paper like a napkin and place it under Sara’s mats.

Sara, with overjoyed expression, came back and informed Ali, She has a surprise to tell him. Ali was in state of confusion thinking, What does Sara has to say and a surprise!

In the meantime, Sara took that paper(folded as a napkin) and with a surprising look, started reading it politely, which actually brings a ecstatic smile on her face. The letter said, “I have no understanding, What I have to say But I need to confess, when you say Yes to any statement, I just assume it to be the answer of my question!”

Sara, with mixed emotions, asked Ali, “And what is your question?”

Ali replied with a hand written note, which said, “Do you want me to be with you every time, every day and every morning?”. The boy again mumbled a statement saying, “I always assumed a YES from her”.

Sara did not want to drop this cute moment, forgetting about the surprise of her admission in Fashion designing University, She took a paper and wrote the word, YES, which triggers a delightful beginning of a new story.

Thanking note


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Have you ever think for a silenced minute and observe,how blessed you are?

Just take out little time, deeply pay attention to multiple things around you and imagine about their absence in your life. Terrific! It might be. If I see myself without my wardrobe, dressing, notebook and my laptop, I would be in state of shock for quite a few days. Though the things I just mentioned are artificial and can be taken away anytime. That’s so natural.

As I dig into deep thoughts of my mind, I figured that we, all human beings, are ultimately the most blessed creature of ALMIGHTY on earth. The countless blessings, we share each day, are gifted by ALLAH, the super merciful and beneficent.

If we start saying thanks(SHUKAR ALLHAMDOLILLAH) for little tiny things to big honoring achievements in our lives, we may get drained but the list stretches to be long and longer enough.

Just think for a minute and secretly say a thanking note to ALMIGHTY.
At times, little prayers makes you feel hopeful, determined and blessed.

In the end, YOU ARE THE ONE WHO GETS REWARDED with million other blessings again.

May 11 – Memories


Make A Story A Day

In a dark moon night of summers, all of the family children planned of a night stay at Nida’s home. Every naughty soul was booming with some terrific ideas to make the night stay too entertaining. Kids from age 8 to age 16 joined the plan. The idea was to pretend sleeping calmly until parents of nida set to asleep and the tricky idea worked perfectly.

As the parents went to sleep, the kid monsters opened up their freaking eyes and rolled up the minds to initiate the night plan. From the total number of twelve kids, only three actively opened up the eyes and executed the with plan. Others had luxuriate in dreams while sleepwalking or may be the kids were in foolishly funny thoughts better than the night plan. Moving on with three most playful minds, the kids went to top of the roof with lots of garbage stuff in hand. They quickly put a hard throw of a useless battery in the direction directly on the head of street guard with fullest force and hide smartly. Yes, they actually did that with excelling power of kid of age 10. Not just the street guard, that neighbor aunt and angry retarded uncle were also trapped and became brutal victims of mischievous kids. With playful songs and stamping dance moves, the night went hilarious funny.

Next morning, the culprits, were sleeping peacefully dreaming of being awarded for the act of bravery for the late night act. But in real, a roaring shout of mother woke them up, they went down stairs with innocent ,decent, “I did nothing at all” faces and faced a strict lecture with torture as a main subject. In real, the family said extremely sorry to all the neighbors for the wicked plan by the kids and felt guilty.

And You want to know, how those three devilish minds felt after the strict lesson ? They kept on teasing the other kids for being so non adventurous and boring. Later on, three impish minds flickered up themselves with courageous awards for being gusty and daredevil LOL

Revealing three wicked minds who drew the plan and achieved it audaciously, were my sister(nida), my cousin brother and I.

A glimpse of a paradise


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Chillam village, Pakistan

An exotic sight of a peaceful place In the northern areas of Pakistan is named as Chillam village.  The attractive grassy mountain is beautifying the portrait of the simple, calming village. Plain mud houses in the meadows are completing the essence of the picture though the place looks like a clean, purified destination that shines with sun rays in the morning. Deprived of all the basic facilities of today’s modern life, a person living in such a pleasing, wonderful place is gifted with the blessing of fresh air and miraculous view. The breathtaking scenery gives a pleasant feel to one’s eye, portraying a glimpse of a paradise on earth.

Chillam village is located in the fascinating northern areas of Pakistan. It can be reached after famous DEOSAI plains.

Image courtesy: Syed Mehdi Bukhari

(This post is in response to Casual Fri: Re-post)

Heated Up Summers


Pakistan is a blissful country that enjoys four seasons throughout the year.  People take pleasure in coffee days of winters, the falling season of autumn grabs bit of attention, the bloomy spring is always be loved for the eternal beauty of flowers and the sizzling summers are remembered for its sharp hotness.

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After the flowery spring season, summers are at the door but not so welcomed by Pakistani people as it gets too hot in summers and temperature scale goes very high. The hot summers bring watermelon and mangoes, the refreshing fruits of the season. Mango being my favorite fruit is a blessing of summer and I love having mangoes three times a dayJ
summers are arrived already before the month of May this year, the weather is extremely hot here.
The scorching flames of sun rays strike burning faces, the brain gets boiled and the sweaty hairs turn into greasier. As I take a step outside from my covered house, I feel the blazing sun rays that hit the face abruptly and alarm my mind to stay cool no matter how hot I (sun rays) turn to be.

People here suffer from extreme hours of troubling electricity load-shedding for hours so it becomes the highlighted issue of summers in Pakistan. This is one of the obvious reasons of disliking summers. The temperature rises to 40 degrees Celsius in Karachi; at times it increases to 45 whereas in the interior parts of Sindh, the minimum temperature is 44 to 45 degree celcius.

Staying calm and cool in summers is a challenging task for the people living especially in Sindh and Punjab. Though air conditioners are greater in use to overcome the heat of sweltering summery days and nights but a large society is also deprived of these technologies.
Give a try to these easy tips to relieve from hotness of summers and come forward to enjoy the blessings of hot summers.

  •  Take chilled fresh drinks twice a day (anything in liquid).
  • Take bath two or three times (make sure the water is not hot)
  • Eat less but healthy (avoid the oily food)
  • Keep fresh salads at meals.
  • Have sliced onions with vinegar (It settles the temperature of the body and protects you from blazing sun)
  • Make sure you keep pulp of raw green mangoes in your refrigerator. With some black pepper and sugar, stir the         pulp in chilled water to get a refreshing drink, to overcome dehydration in summers.

Take out the mask and live a happier life!


Are you really happy or you pretending to be happy?

When anyone asks you, do you feel excellent about your life? Most of the time the question remain unanswered and we move on. Although living a happier life is not that complicated, in fact it is a simple and easy attempt toward positivity.

Can’t we start living a happier life with some easy-to-do steps?

1) SMILE
yes; a smiling face is a happier face. When you smile, your soul shines and it naturally bring glow to your face. Smile helps you overcome the feeling of stress and discomfort. For example, when you see a smiling child or a person who wear smile, you overcome stress and give smile in return. Here, you feel the moment of joy. Just give it a try and you will experience the positivity in air, leads to happiness.
2) BE BEAUTIFUL
Becoming beautiful is the expression to be real YOU and to look graceful. A gorgeous body needs a shinning soul to make it a perfect blend of beautifulness. Here, another question click my mind and it says, “What makes our soul to be more beautiful?” It is the thoughts we carry in our minds and we need to harness those thoughts. Make your soul be pure, real and positive.
Looking elegant is your personal right and you should never allow this right to be challenged. Carry things that look amazing on your body, take an effective skin care and stay healthy.

3) LOVE YOURSELF
we see people around us who always show discouragement to themselves. They lose hopes easily; they get affected at once, they take everything for granted and STOP moving forward. I believe loving yourself is an inner confidence which urges you to improve, look better and aim high. Be your favorite. Make efforts to love the goodness of your personality. Have a belief in your personality that I can and I will.
Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing can make you happy until you choose to be happy”-Ralph Martson.

Image is taken from google images.

Image is taken from google images.

4) WEAR DIFFERENT COLORS
Everyone has own choice of wearing dress and the color that suits. Wearing few colors repeatedly make you a static person so wear some brightening shades like yellow, orange etc. White is a must-have in a wardrobe. Save money and change your wardrobe after few months, seeing your budget and pocket.

5) HAVE A CONVERSATION
At times, we feel displeasure in our surroundings and we need a break. Yes, you are on point. Pick up your phone and make a call to your friend. Mostly they are friends who listen and comfort you, depending on the bonding you share with the other person. The conversation can distract you from daily routines and you start talking about other stuff at least for few minutes. If you are a girl or women, it never sticks to minutes; it would be definitely a call of more than an hour. Other than calling, start texting or messaging but take yourself out from facebook and twitter.

6) TIME TO EXERCISE
A body needs movement to get fit and active. Staying in motion and doing an activity like dance or indoor games is an exciting way keep your body in shape and motivate to exercise daily. Do not adopt any exercise as a must-to-do-job but enjoy the activity for 15 minutes daily and let your body enjoy dancing.
When a physical activity has fun aspects you’re more likely to make it a habit because it doesn’t feel exercise”, says Ottawa exercise specialist Jennifer Greger.

Image is taken from google images

Image is taken from google images

7) MAKE OTHERS HAPPY
We can’t feel the real happiness unless we spread the moments of joy and delight. It’s all about being kind, being helpful and being entertaining towards others. For example speak gentle words with old couple, pass a smile to a stranger, ask about your neighbor health, listen stories of other lives, play with a child, say a word of gratitude, motivate someone, hug you mom, proudly introduce your father to your friends, etc. There are many little things around us, that can bring a positive gesture and YOU be the reason of enchantment for others.

8) WEEKEND IS FOR OUTING
After working for 6 days a week, all of us need some quality time for our family and friends. Here it is, the happy weekend. Decide the places to visit and enjoy. For shopping freaks, time to go out! Watch a movie with your favorites. Give your choice a thought and entertain yourself.

9) ENJOY THE MOMENTS AND LAUGH
Enjoying moments is to create a comfortable environment where you crack funny stories, show art of giggling, sing a song with your own created lyrics, celebrate a win over your joke and live in the instant time of entertainment. This time is inestimable, it never comes back.

If we wear a mask of happiness, it is injustice to your inner soul. Live a simple but happier life.

Childhood Memories – April’s Fool Day


Taking YOU to my childhood, the time when children are energized, capable and loaded with creativity.
On the same day, 1st of April, I accompanied with my sister and friends, wandered in our neighbors and paste the poster, shown in the picture below.
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Yes, we were hilarious kids! The time was fun. What we do was we waited for April fool day, make weird plans, spot the targeted family and decide the timings. On the day, we gathered in groups with our childish yet idiotic ideas that were overflowed in our little minds. We did not care about the hot sun that tanned our skin; we were highly focused on the execution of our plan. Our house was in a compressed narrow street which had all houses nearby with no distance between them. In the mid-afternoon, my friend took two posters with words “Sorry! For this April Fool, We are your nearest neighbors” written with a red marker and two empty boxes filled with garbage but wrapped in a cute gift paper. We kept the box on the front door and attached the poster with the box, rang bell and ran as fast as we could. We hide in our houses and secretly watched the scene behind the doors to see who opened the neighbor’s door and how he/she reacted. Then we celebrated a loud screaming noise of laughter in my house. AHH the time was ludicrous and it is inestimable. That time has no comparison.

Remember the good fun days which you enjoyed with your beloved one’s more often as time never come back but we can cherish the sweet, fantastic memories anytime.

And now, I don’t celebrate April’s Fool Day at all.

Cricket While Travelling


The clock already timed 9:00 a.m and I had missed half of the batting by Pakistan. Like all other Pakistanis, I just took a cup of tea with half of my mind sleeping but eyes widely opened, quickly switched on television screen and sat on sofa comfortably to enjoy Pak vs SA ICC cricket World Cup 2015. In the meanwhile, my dad came to me and asked to pack bags we are leaving for Hyderabad today. My expressions were surprising and I replied with a low tone, Today? What I heard in return was, we will be leaving Karachi in an hour.

Constantly trying fm radio to be fixed out but it distorted badly then my sister, my cousin and I put earphones on and maintain our focus on fm 103 which was doing live commentary about match as it was the only medium which was our exclusive need. We were on national highway moving toward Hyderabad. The weather was little cloudy with splashes of cold wind hitting our faces through car window. The scenery was immensely beautiful.

The cricket match started becoming too interesting, so as our moods. The wickets lined up to fall against Pakistani bowling and we were cheering louder and louder as the wicket goes down. In between, we lost radio signals several times but I was receiving sms, watsapp updates and excitement survived. We stopped for tea at Ali Baba restaurant, which is beside CNG station. Ear phones still on, louder shout and distracting radio signals, cricket was going outstanding and Pakistan won against South Africa.

As I looked out of the window, we were entering Hyderabad city and the weather was bit warm there. I mean it was hot, summers are almost here. Our hungry stomachs were craving for food and we rested at KFC. I tasted Rice and Spice while others took burgers. As we came out of KFC, I noticed a Chai wala(tea maker) was making tea and a group of young boys were gathered around him. And AB De Villiers of South Africa was the point of discussion among them as he stayed long on pitch at Eden Park, Auckland in the match against Pakistan and it was again about cricket. OH yes, South African players are being famous in the streets of Hyderabad too.