Archive for October, 2004

Sunday — 16 Ramazan 1425 — 09 Kartika 1926 — 31…

Sunday — 16 Ramazan 1425 — 09 Kartika 1926 — 31 October 2004

I got a new haircut today.

It does not look good. Not at all.

I hate the guy who did this to me.

I want to take the tv in his shop that will not stop blaring retarded music and hit it on the head of the moronic hairdresser who forgot what style I told him and made me into what can be called a 17 year old boytoy!

Angry!

My crush of the week is Albie Selznick. Who by the…

My crush of the week is Albie Selznick. Who by the way is just too hot to not have millions of pictures and fan websites all over the net. But he doesnt. What is wrong with humans?

Crush of the week 2004 12 05 – Jason Brooks 20…

Crush of the week

2004 12 05 – Jason Brooks

2004 11 07 – Christian Slater

2004 10 31 – Albie Selznick

Saturday — 15 Ramazan 1425 — 08 Kartika 1926 — …

Saturday — 15 Ramazan 1425 — 08 Kartika 1926 — 30 October 2004

Oh dear lord!

I had quite the fever last night. Which means that I was reasonably delirious for quite a long period of time. Which in other words means long, strange, morbid and shocking articles in Urdu and English. I read the two articled today.

I think I scared myself.

And about the vicious lies and heretical falsehoods being spread by Umar. I am not pregnant! He lies. He lies, He lies, He lies.

Friday — 14 Ramazan 1425 — 07 Kartika 1926 — 29…

Friday — 14 Ramazan 1425 — 07 Kartika 1926 — 29 October 2004

Oh man, I am so so so so sick today. I have a horribly sore throat. I have a fever. My whole body is aching. Hmmmm, is there anything left? Oh, yes, I also have an upset stomach, brain, eye, nose and gray matter.

I spent the whole day lying in bed and groaning. I love groaning. It makes it so much more classique. Lying in bed groaning, telling everyone that the wind is about to take you away. Well, then again, maybe it is not classique, maybe it is morbid.

But I have a 101.3 degree fever and I am sure I am reasonably delirious and I can say all this.

Oh and to top it all. I indulged in my favourite activity while I am sick. I indulged in my favourite activity.

Partition of India: Legend and Reality H.M. See…

Partition of India: Legend and Reality

H.M. Seervai

This is a very interesting book. It gives a new interpretation of the events leading to the partition of India in 1947. The writer is a former Advocate General of Maharashtra state in India. He has used evidence released by the British Government in the 70s and 80s regarding the events in British India between 1942 and 1947 to give his own view of the events and actors of that time.

He has stated that the Congress led by Gandhi, Nehru and Patel made huge errors of judgement. They wanted the Congress to dominate India even at the expense of crushing the opposition. He states that this attitude led Jinnah to demand partition.

I liked this book, quite a lot, because it presents a point of view that I have held for at least the last four years. And this too to the horror of all the Pakistanis that I have had the chance of sharing it with.

For those of you who do not agree with what I have just written, I would suggest a reading of the book.

Thursday — 13 Ramazan 1425 — 06 Kartika 1926 — …

Thursday — 13 Ramazan 1425 — 06 Kartika 1926 — 28 October 2004

Today I had to go to a funeral. It has been a long long time since I last went to one. Frankly, I wasn’t prepared for it.

The part where I had to give a shoulder to the funeral bier (کندھا دینا) and carry it to a mosque and then to the graveyard was very emotionally and mentally challenging. I was carrying a person. A completely person with all the accompanying things. Then when I was throwing dust on the grave I had a strange feeling that it was my own. Can’t tell you how creepy it was. But it was a hell lot more scary than watching Oprah.

Life is so so fleeting. Here now, gone suddently. Very very fleeting. Better make the best of what we have. Spent every moment so there are no regrets later on in life.

Wednesday — 12 Ramazan 1425 — 05 Katik 1926 — 2…

Wednesday — 12 Ramazan 1425 — 05 Katik 1926 — 27 October 2004

Today I had my first ‘Aftar party’ for Ramazan. Went out with college friends, rather, went to one of my friend’s house. He lives alone and that is why we eventually end up crashing at his place. I can say that Aftari is as wonderful when it is a completely new cuisine as it is otherwise.

During the course of the evening we learnt that one of our friends has just been rejected by a family whome his family had approached for marriage. So, obviously all the time was spent in making fun of the poor guy. We actually ended up counting, and then writing down, 34 reasons why noone would want to give their daughter in marriage to him. I would want to say poor guy. But someone who makes us laugh like drunk coyotes for hours on end is not one to be pitied.

Ahhhhhh. The good times! Oh, actually no. Not “ahhhh the good times”. Rather, “the good times!”. Since we are going to have a much enlarged version of todays events in about a week. Larger party, more points to ponder why M was rejected by the girl’s family.

خاکم بدہن مشتاق احمد یوسفی آج ہی ختم کی ہے…

خاکم بدہن

مشتاق احمد یوسفی

آج ہی ختم کی ہے۔ ایک بہت اچھے مصنف کی ایک بہت اچھی کتاب۔ یوسفی نے نو حصوں میں جتنا مزاح بھر دیا ہے ممکن نہیں کہ کوئی اور بھر سکے۔

یوسفی کا مخصوص انداز کہ جس میں الفاظ اور واقعات کے استعمال کے ذریعے مزاح پیدا کیا جاتا ہے بہت ہی دلفریب ہے۔

اچھی اردو اور اچھے مزاح کے تمام قارعین کے لیے یہ کتاب پڑھنا لازمی ہے۔

Book Reviews English 1425 – 10 – 25 – …

Book Reviews

English

1425 – 10 – 25 – The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

1425 – 09 – 14 – Partition of India: Legend and Reality

اردو

1425 – 09 – 12 – خاکم بدہن