Real Friends Who Departed


We haven’t met for almost ONE YEAR!

Around 7 years back, I saw her first sitting next to my chair in chemistry class at coaching centre. She was amazingly attractive and polite but little reserve, not liking to talk unimportant. I was also being quieter and disciplined girl, she had ever seen. Being sophisticated for more than a month, we took out faked masks and became REAL FRIENDS.

Birthday card

Birthday card

From all of sudden hourly calls to minute text, we were bound in the countless attachment. I adore her and she adores me. We have been always like those good friends who no matter what happen shares the daily talks, every hour. On the exciting birthdays, we always come up with some mind boggling ideas for the party celebration. Those cute handmade cards, pictures and customized things are always so dear to me. She is a friend, with whom i can cry and laugh simultaneously. No No, don’t think I am mad LOL. This is another phase of a strong relation, where you feel comfortable with a friend, family or companion. Lucky are those who are blessed with generous relations.

Number of Misunderstandings tried to infiltrate gap between our friendship but with the inner love for each other, it always failed. I understand her and she understands me. Like all best friends, we enjoyed our life hilariously. I still remember the abrupt calls, she did in the sleeping hours to just let me know how she felt about her boyfriend, later become husband. Gorgeous! What a splendidly beautiful love story they shared. Listening to her funny stories became my favorite time through out the day.The unforgettable memories we cherish today is priceless and valued. With time, she got a job in airlines and now she lives in the clouds. I mean, she is an airhostess 🙂 For the busy schedules and her married life commitments, she is no more the same time giving girl, I celebrated my life with. I understand her commitments and I trust her for being with me always and forever. I am so confident that she keeps the same thoughts. With my passion of traveling all over the world, I keep my vision with my bestie and explore the world with her eyes and camera 😉

my words

my words

I do complain her and she complains me. But the care and share emotions we maintained in our friendship is way above than complaining. Now, we don’t talk hourly nor weekly but we still share the thoughts and listen to each other. She is still the one, whom I can message and disturb. She is still the one whom I can show my shopping. She is the still that girl whom I can tell those unspoken words. She is still that KINZA whom I saw her back 7 years ago.

I miss her every day and She misses me too.

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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.

Sabeen Mehmud – a fearless soul


Another beautiful soul has been caught by evil eye of the society and became a victim of Karachi brutal killings, resulting Pakistan suffers again. SABEEN MEHMUD, a social activist and a generous-hearted personality, was shot dead after attending seminar on baloch issue.

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Pakistan is truly blessed with optimistic souls like sabeen, who love devoting their lives to voiceless and vulnerable. Sabeen Mehmud was the director of The Second Floor, commonly known as T2F. Her countless efforts will always be highlighted. She was a voice to many. Sabeen reminded the nation that rights, liberties are the beacon of liberation. She fought for human rights throughout her life and sets a prominent example. The tragic unjust death of Sabeen will not go waste. Good work will prosper and her countless efforts will make her dreams come true. . A fearless, humble soul will remain in the hearts forever.

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.

Favorite book from favorite author


I just finished “And the Mountains Echoed”.
Another master piece by Khaled Hosseni, who is an Afghan-American writer and it is his third book after Kite Runner and The thousand Splendid Suns.
The book has gained much popularity in short span of time, this is a superstar storyteller and Khaled once again proved his spectacular writing skills in the novel. I say it with no doubts.
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“And the Mountains Echoed” begins with a fable that a father, named Saboor, tells his children Abdullah and Pari. In the story, the gaint takes away children of the village and disappears. The residing farmer of the village forced to sacrifice their one favorite child to div, but the farmer tracked div and found his child in happy mode in a garden with happy faces. The farmer decided to leave after seeing his child in a better environment and as a gesture of kindness, the giant gave him some portion of land, which will make him forget his son and that will overcome his poverty.
Khaled Hosseni has connected this story tale with family of Saboor from Shahdabagh village. The book is about inseparable love between Pari and Abdullah, the bond between siblings is pure and filled with emotion, tenderness and affection. The story is how the relation of Pari and Abdullah gets disconnected for many years, how their family suffers, how their lives move from countries to countries and how their other family connections reunite their relation at the end. It is beautiful simple story that captures the essence of the readers. One always becomes curious to know what happen next with Pari and Abdullah. There is involvement of many other characters, which are interesting and has a connection with each other. It has many words from French. To be honest, I found some of the parts of book little confusing but over all this is an amazing story, not to be missed out from your collection of favorite books.

The book has some letters from Pari’s uncle,Nabi to Pari, which tells another interesting story. I really find them engaging as it reveals the story that happened years back. As a storyteller, he draws attention toward every character in detail and comes up with truth about human experience.
I suggest all my followers to read the book and I assure you will definitely love it.

Threatened Feelings


Covered heads on rag,

Hearts filled with faith,

Glittering faces and hopeful,

Offering prayers,

Tears welling and trickling,

ALLAH is great; ALLAH is great,

Came to sacred house,

With positive vibes,

A loud exhaustion heard,

And it explodes.

All About My Mother


When we caught ourselves in any challenging situation, we turn to ALMIGHTY for forgiveness, help and mercy. After that, the helpless face like mine sits nearly to my mother, look in to her eyes and starts seeking for some advice or even a talk to make myself feel better.

I call my mother as “Ammi” and i feel this word is empowered with love, emotions and unsaid feelings. Yes I am kind of person who shares stories of her friends with mother, she listens with interest and always feels concerned. There is no one like a mother.
She understands when my voice is low, when i am in no mood to work and when i am happy at things. She is a magician to me. In the same manner, when she shows a fake smile on her super shining face, my eyes catch her pained expressions that she gives while cooking, talking, relaxing and I ask her about the pain she is going through. Most of the time, my mother misses my grand mother. No doubt, my grand mother was such a loving and simple woman to be missed at every moment of life.

Sometimes, in the mid of nights and between my sleep, I wish to have a box or something that keep moments of happiness of my family for lifetime.

Recently, when we attended my cousins mehndi(henna) ceremony, all the boys performed dance on music and room was bursting with loud screams, laughs and giggles. I have captured my mother super shining smile on energetic dance performance. And it was out-of-this-world moment to me, when she smiles. Truly saying, guys hit the floor that night and danced stupidly.

Telling some awe-inspiring qualities of Ammi Jaan, She never complains of anything to my father, brother and even to my sisters and I. She does not get much influenced by the desirous attractions of this happening world. She wishes to visit again and again to Makkah and Medinah where she finds her soul complete. She loves feeding to poor women and children, she quits her day sleep to give food to needy who knocks our gate and she loves spending time and listening to them. She does not express her feelings in front of anyone but when we are together talking to only her and about her, Ammi feels high on the sky. My mother is an insipiration to me and my sisters.

Yes, she is a worrisome mom who gets worried at every single nook of the day. Her care and love is too precious to be compared with anything on this world. Her genuine smile is enough for a long tiring day to pass. Her long prayers(Namaz) are so heart touching that one cannot move forward without saying Ameen. She is an inspiration for me and mt sisters.

I love my ammi from the core of my heart and she loves us all with her super shining heart. Her kisses on my cheeks make my skin glowing and soul brightening. Yes, I love her that much. I hope one day, I will make her proud of me.

Never let it go, the cherished moments with your parents and siblings. There is nothing like them in this entire world. Everything will leave you but not them.

While she is watching her favorite t.v serial, I just go and surprise her with her favorite fruit salad 🙂

Words Of Appreciation


Have you ever think about words of appreciation ?
I always feel so overwhelmed by the special words, yes i name them “magical words” as they do magic. It actually lifts up the conversation and expands our talking behaviors with each other. Every word that helps in encouraging the efforts are always special and they blow their magic to the other person. Here i write some of them and just imagine how it brings a confident smile on your face when someone says it to you on your performance or attitude.

Well done you did it.
Keep doing.
You are awesome.
I admire your skills.
Looking forward to your performances.

These magical words does not only lift your mood but gives enough courage to step up in the struggling and challenging life. Saying a word does not make much difference to one’s attitude, in fact it brightens up one’s soul with gratitude.

Keep motivating others with these magical words, it does magic to one’s life !
Appreciate others to get appreciated.

Is a tree important in your life ?


Have you ever thought about it ?

We all probably answer in NO because it is not being any important source to our daily lives.
The answer to this question is simply given by a little poor girl, who resides in a rural area. The girl named, bakhtawar met me on my visit to a village, with my family.

Poor girl was having lunch and I was sitting next to her. We were sitting outside a hut in a summery day.  As load shedding is now a daily part of Pakistanis, the electricity went off for two hours and I started talking to her about intensity of heat in these summers. The sun was so hot and sun rays was hitting earth directly. On asking about electricity and how do they sleep, in the absence of light?
Bakhtawar replied with a soft smile that we sleep so well in nights and there is no disturbance at all. I was little surprised but glad to hear from her as she felt little shy in front of me. Well, she further told me that there is a neam tree in her house which has scattered leaves, thick stem and it is huge in size. The neem tree is like air-condition to them. It gives breezy wind throughout the night and save them from hot weather in daylight.  All of the family members and even children of the neighbors sleep in the shadow of the tree. Little girl further said that neem tree is so much beneficial for them in every weather and tree is the best part of their home and we all just love it.

Her love for neem tree was so pure. By looking at her, I felt so much satisfaction and expressions of joy on her face. Then, I understand that how trees can also be so useful in fulfilling someone’s needs and of course, trees are important and are needed to be valued.

Let’s come to the beauty and uses of evergreen neem tree.

Neem tree is a symbol of health.

Neem tree is mostly famous in India but is also found in Pakistan and other places. There are countless benefits of using neem in our lives for multiple reasons. Many other names are also given to neem as “Divine tree”. It has great significance in providing beauty treatments and yes, it must be a favorite for women all over.

Hence, life is not about artificial luxuries, it is all about adaption of beautiful nature and simplicity in our lives.

From bed of yellow flowers


As I looked from the window of my car, the sight fascinated me. I have never seen such an attraction to my eyes. The big yellow flowers painted a beautiful scenery that i have never seen before in my life. Yes I am talking about sunflowers, that are grow for beauty and known for beauty.
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As i entered in the field of sunflowers, i was amazed to see those tall and bright colored flowers, which are big in size and are heavy in weight. Sunflowers have big, daisy like flower faces of bright yellow petals and brown centers that ripen into heavy heads filled with seeds. These flowers are to provide seeds that are used in cooking oil, feeding birds, healthy foods and many more. The special features of sunflowers is that it attracts birds and butterflies. I also some bees and birds in the field. The yellow bed of sunflowers gave a mesmerizing sight and i loved being there.
All the sunflowers were looking towards the sun as it is the basic need of flowers. That scene was so appealing. I was in the fields for two hours and i wanted to be there till evening to capture the scene at sunset.

Have look at the beauty of this nature. Thankful for a blessing.

sunflowers from the field

sunflowers from the field