Monday, November 26, 2012

River of Fire and Hundred Years

Here is a comparison:
Did you know that woman writer Qurrat-ul-Ain Haider’s book ‘Aag ka Dariya’ (River of Fire) has been compared to One hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
This is a strange comparison.
Aag Ka Dariya was published in 1959.
One Hundred Tears of Solitude was published in 1967.

Which came first?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Remembering Two Aligs

Dr Syed Muhammed Ahmed (Miyan) will be gone for two years on coming December 25.
Dr Farhan Mujib will be gone for one whole year coming December 15.

Time passes so fast. And life goes on.

Of course it is not Islamic to get attached with the past so yours truly will not dwell upon that. Thank you Dr Ahmed and DR Mujib for what you did to Aligarh Movement in your own ways.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Call Me a Senator

Do not call me Ma'am - call me Senator, I worked so hard to get that title.

This is Senator Barbara Boxer  talking to a General at LACPUR ...

It is such cute line that everybody would like to copy that.

Here is the spoof.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Zameer Froshaan Di Sair

Zameer Froshaan Di Sair
(Outing of Conscience Sellers)
Some of our wretched brothers have decided to side with falsehood by deciding to campaign for Narendra Modi's party in Gujrat.
AHMEDABAD: A group of Bihar-based former students of Aligadh Muslim University will campaign for the BJP in the run-up to the December elections. According to Rameshwar Churasia, a BJP MLA in Bihar who was in the city on Monday, the group would be visiting the poll bound state under Raees Azam, convener of AMU Old Boys Association, Bihar, in the next three weeks. Azam, Chaurasia said, has spoken to Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Chaurasia further said a group of 20 BJP workers from Bihar had already landed in Gujarat.
Shame on us.
Verily we are for our Lord and unto Him is our return.

Robert Bales : America's Shame

BBC report:
A preliminary hearing has begun for US soldier Sgt Robert Bales who is charged with killing 16 villagers, mostly women and children, in Afghanistan.
What was he thinking? Was he on a human hunting trip?

And what about those who facilitated his carnage?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sandy Exposes Hideous Inequality

Some are more equal than others.
Hurricane Sandy has exposed this reality in case of New York.

A hotel bellman said he was worried about his mother uptown. A maid said she had been calling her family in Queens. A garage attendant said he hadn't been able to contact his only relative - a sister in New Jersey - since the storm hit. Asked where he weathered the hurricane, his answer was simple.
"I slept in my car," he said.
Sandy humbled every one of the 19 million people in the New York City metropolitan area. But it humbled some more than others in an increasingly economically divided city.

Source : The Atlantic