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Green Tea

I’ve been drinking this special Green Tea every morning and night for the past few weeks in a bid to lose my spare tire. Tonight, Begum reminded me and asked whether she should make it. Me: Aray haan, main to bhool hi gaya tha! Begum: Haan, dekho kitni achhi hoon main! Me: Yes begum! Begum: Khud Read More

OMG… Kuch Khaas.

There has been a constant debate over how the critically acclaimed city of the dead is actually living up to its name as far as performing arts (mainly music) are concerned. The overall security situation of the country amongst many numerable reasons contributed to this sad state of affairs. But as they say, all hope […]

Destination Unknown…

There are times in your life when you need to make choices. Choices that may not affect you only but other people as well. Me being a placid guy most of the time, don’t really care about what life throws at me but sometimes it becomes inevitable to decide and react. You come to stand Read More

Aazaad Mard…

“Mujhe eik na-tehqeeq baap kay na-tehqeeq betay nay is do-rahay per khara kar dia hai ke ya talwar khainch loon ya zillat bardasht karoon aur zillat bardasht karna meray imkaan mein nahin, isay na Khuda pasand karta hai aur na Rasool (S.A.W.W.) aur na hi Sahibaan-e-Imaan, na Paak-o-Pakeeza Godiyan aur Tayyab-o-Tahir Aaba-o-Ajdaad. Kisi ko yeh Read More

When The Cold Winds Smash Against The Heights Of Beghairti…

Finally Karachiites can breathe a sigh of relief, for the long awaited cold winds have arrived to give us goosebumps and make our teeth go t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t… My first encounter with these winds was tonight, when I went with Danish to the airport. When we got out of the car, we literally peed in our pants Read More

When Urdu said “FML!”

I was having an MSN convo with the one and only Snooty and she wanted me to bore her to sleep. This is how the conversation proceeded: and i should care why ? says: bilkol b neead nai aa rahi kartii b nahi kaatri Ali W. Jafri says: kaatri? and i should care why ? Read More

Two new fountains spring up in Islamabad

Looks like the CDA chairman has nothing better to do lately than attending these ‘openings’. Quite a depressing sight looking at the state of the country outside of Islamabad, and the blue lights match the mood.


A scene from the markets during the interval after the Indian cricket team innings.

Easy steps to bring a revolution..

  How to bring a revolution in ten easy steps:- 1) For starters, wear a lot of sunscreen if you plan to bring a revolution in the summers (because skintone is if not more, as important as the said purpose itself). 2) Wear either Nike’s or Adidas sneakers, Servis joggers don’t cut it when the […]

Mujhe Kaam Batao, Main Kiya Karoon, Main Kis ko khaoon..

Zabinaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar… A few days ago I was watching TV and switching channels when this black short sad guy on one TV somehow caught my attention and I decided to watch that channel. The guy was Zukoota Jin from Ainak Wala Jin. The guy who entertained us around 2 decades ago in the program “Ainak Wala […]

Towards Accelerated Economic Growth in Pakistan – Its NeedandFeasibility

The Lahore School of Economics will be hosting its Eighth Annual Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy on May 16-17, 2012 at its Main Burki campus. The focus of the Conference will be Towards Accelerated Economic Growth in Pakistan: Its Need and Feasibility. The discussion on “means and channels” through which accelerated growth could be […]

Dolls, Toys and More launched

Dolls, Toys and More by S A J Shirazi was launched in Lahore on April 28, 2012. here is a foreword by Khalid Javaid, the Executive Director, Lok Virsa Pakistan’s folk culture is a living tradition practiced by a dominant majority of its people. Pakistanis, therefore do not have to go looking for folklore, it […]

Testimonial: Anum Batool

Dramaayyy! That’s what i like to call him.That’s what he really is. Okay Ali, i’m free to honor you with anything..right? =P but sadly i cant insert bad words here that go best with you =P This crazy tall thing.. cousin of mine (sigh!), is the most impossible case i’ve ever come across with..and for Read More

Tragedy Of The Wise And The Knowledgeable

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. Oliver Wendell Holmes It is the dream of every intellect, every talent, every art to be recognized for what sets it apart from the rest. Some dreams come true, others don’t. One common thing about all three: they Read More

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