Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Younger Generation Trying to Make a Difference.

Chances are minimal if any that these people will actually do something about what this teenager threw in their faces, but still it is encouraging to see that our generation is not only about the latest models of cellphones, junk food & all that pure capitalism has to offer.

Here's the link, do pass it on in your circle as well:


Friday, September 18, 2009

Disgraced to the last limit!!!!!! Ferdos Ashaiq Awan

I couldn't think of any other title for this post. The language used by Dr Ferdos Ashaiq made me sick. Most of the time we are arguing that it is the lack of education that has brought to the point where we are, but what is to be done when even education can not mend one's attitudes.

The more pathetic part is that these are the sort of people who are claiming to be representing the people of Pakistan. I am seriously loosing my love for this sort of dummy democracy (better termed as DAMACRACY). Where the hell are we heading???? When the world is talking about changing the minds of the people & the politics of this globalized period calls for playing mind games, our self professed democratic rulers are playing the roles of a stereotyped subcontinental mother-in-law & daughter-in-law.

Ferdos Ashaiq has not only embarrassed her newly adopted party but also her teachers at the Fatima Jinnah Medical College. However, something that was new for me was that the faculty at F.J.M.C remembers her as someone who was uncivilized as a student as well.

So was she a politician in the making from day one, if yes at least she should have spared one of the most respected profession of our country. A country where every second person wants to become a doctor or engineer.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Speaking Fluent Urdu

Hope this provides some sort of inspiration to our Djs, Vjs & all those wasting their energies on fake accents!!!!!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A conspiracy against my father- Ijaz-ul-Haq

It is high time that Ijaz-ul-Haq wakes up from his slumber. Trying to glorify his father who happens to be the most hated person in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. And this hatred is not just limited to the generations who had to live under his regime. I am in no position to comment on points he raised about the internal dealings of the ISI but my question is why is he shouting all this at the top of his voice now? Wasn't it all fine & part n parcel of the process when Zia was in power or when the party of Ijaz-ul-Haq's choice was in power?

According to Mr Haq, his father was a true Islamic icon of this country & was eliminated by the enemies just because of this. He needs to be reminded that the majority of the people hold a drastically different view; according to which Islam was distorted the most by Zia to gain political support. He used Islam to justify his coming to power, the way he did; to gain support for the Afghan war whose price we as a nation are paying to date.

Adding to his list of achievements are introduction of the drug culture, the Kalashnikov culture, our own version of Taliban, lack of tolerance for other's believes & view points, wide spread of Madrassas which were left unchecked & instead of fulfilling the duties which are assigned to this institution in theory in our religion, majority of them were producing mindless extremist & not to mention a whole generation of youth which had no clue as to what they want to do with their lives. All thanks to Marad-e-Momin Zia. The creation of extremely corrupt political parties which are looming on our heads today, leaving us with no other alternative to choose from is an achievement of Mr Zia which has contributed to our present rotten political system.

Mr Haq is pointing fingers at the USA for their involvement in his fathers murder, but then who's responsible for making them our big daddy. Wasn't it Zia who bowed before them so that he could rule the land of pure for eleven years & the continuous support for his version of Jihad. What about the interrogation cell constructed under the Lahore Fort, what about all that torture suffered by people just because they disagreed with the regime.

Ijaz-ul-Haq wanted the late Benazir Bhutto's government to bring to justice those involved in the plot. Wasn't he demanding too much or has he forgotten that Zia executed Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto on trumped up charges?

Another funny thing in his writ up is that he wants a Truth & Reconciliation Commission to cover & examin our national history & in his list of assassinated politicians he refused to enlist the names of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto & his two sons.

Then according to him as his father's funeral was such a grand one that showed what a great & loved leader he was. Had his father not stopped SZAB's children attend his funeral let alone the people; the reality of his statement would have been clearly exposed.

However, one point with which I am in agreement is where he states that external powers do commit conspiracies but it is the internal people who make them materialize. How True. BUT wasn't his father part just a similar conspiracy? So I guess it was not unfair when he was told that to find the answers to his questions he should look towards the Almighty.

In the closing paragraph Mr Haq had the audacity of justifying hid father's dictatorship, by calling him a benign dictator. Ask those who had to live with this benign dictatorship.

"If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem...It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool... all of the people all of the time..."
Abraham Lincoln.

We as people might be helpless infront of our bloody regimes but we aren't fools, so STOP mocking at our sanity but throwing light on the history of this country as it suits you.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Customer is ALWAYS Right!!!

"The Customer is Always Right" is the first phrase taught to business students. And believe me it does not sounds that bad in the comfort zone of your classroom. However, the situation takes a 180 degree turn when it comes to good ol' real world.

My yesterday's experience at my internship made me curse the genius who added this phenomena in the phraseology.

When human beings become customers, they loose most of their rationality & tend to become those irritating kids who are just not satisfied no matter what you give to shut-up.

The bank where I am interning is centrally connect to Karachi as their server is installed there. Yesterday, due to some unknown reason the system was not working (unknown because the IT dept at the Karachi head office thought best not to attend their phone & share in the bashing). Also as it was the last date for submitting the gas bills & people tend to wait for the last moment to get the things done our branch was in chaos.

A few was the very frequently statements thrown at us were:

1- Thoada system hamesha he down honda aay (Ur system is always down)

2- Karachi walayn nu kayo apna server samandar vich sut dain (Ask ur Karachi office to throw their server in the sea)

3- Me Karachi jate he apne panchon accounts band karwa don ga, koi customer relations ka dahan nahe ha tum logon ko ( I'll close all my five accounts as soon as I reach Karachi, you guys have no sense of customer relations)

Our operations manager turned himself into a cashier, the PBAs (Personal Banking Advisers) were filling out the slips, the internees were running all over the place dividing their time between floor timing (the most pathetic work as this position was the most vulnerable for customers bashing), attending phone calls & standing in line with the customers bills & cheques who were not interested or too important to stand in line with others AND STILL WE HAVE NO IDEA OF CUSTOMER RELATIONS......

This world is definitely not a very fair place.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

In Memory of the Second World War

Today the world marks the World War 2's horrors. Army bands of different countries took part in the event. Speeches must have been made & the usual stuff that is common to all such events.

But has the world really learnt its lesson from the past? With truck loads of books & movies high lighting the events of these wars ; the impact that they left on the survivors haven't stopped us from repeating our history without alteration. Instead we repeat it with additional cruelty.

World Wars 1 & 2 at least left survivors to mourn but with the latest technology in progress & the sole most popular business of arms around us, what sort of survivors are we gonna leave behind?