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Facebook: Cupcakes, creeps and cousins.

Facebook: Cupcakes, creeps and cousins.

Okay this one is pretty simple.

Facebook needs no introduction [right?], it’s the brain child of the Harvard drop-out Mark Zuckerburg who named it after a small book given to freshmen which introduces them to college mates. Cool idea. So what does Facebook offer an average Karachiite like me?

  • Unwanted messages [read: frandships and no this is not a typo]:

Observe a specimen; [my mom got this-Yes she is one facebook ^__^]                                                     Hi, how are you? You look pretty, really in your dp:):):) Can we be friends..I am a decent guy. This is my number 0333….

  • Information about every bored-creative-girl-making-cupcakes-for-money

Facebook has allowed everybody with the ability to put their skills to the use. This is actually something really productive and worthwhile as any business can be set up and promoted easily. I’ve come across things such as re-embellished kola puris, handmade clutches, copywriting business and some astonishing while some weird-looking cupcakes.

Yes i'd like my face on it. NOT.

  • Khandaani scoop

Not that I’m interested in who attended my aunts-relatives’-friends’ wedding or who is going to be the next bhabhi or what my uncle’s craving. A little too much to digest. But yes, having a massive family helps you build a massive ‘list of friends’. Good luck maintaining your privacy settings!

  • Stranger syndrome

This is the most relevant in my life at the moment.

I am a freshman in college, two weeks later I’m flooded with friend requests. Many were names I hear during the attendance roll call but can barely match them with faces. The worst part is that this is now the new approach to adjusting or socializing for that matter. Not blaming the guys, I know some weird girls too and so this applies to both genders: ‘Don’t add a complete stranger. This applies to all those you have never said hi to and never will. Thanks’.

  • LCF

Has your best friend uploaded a new dp*? Or are the wedding pictures up by the time you reached home? If no, your safe.If yes, welcome to the LCF : Like Comments Fight. You see facebook is presumed to depict your social standing and popularity, which is why the hippest party will have the most comments. or the best dp** [which of course will be taken by a DSLR*** camera] will have enough likes to amaze you. are you winning the LCF?

*Dp: Display picture or profile picture is the assumed best and most edited picture of any individual. you will come across ones with model-like poses, intense pack up and unusual ‘glow’.

** Dp yet again. Think fast.

**** DSLR: The expensive looking black camera which everyones carrying one with or with photgraphic skills.Yup thats it.

 

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All Muslims are Not terrorists. All terrorists are[n’t] muslims, anymore.

A little note:

This post has been lying in my drafts for the longest time, I didn’t know whether this was suitable or not however I decided it needs to be out there. Let me know what you guys think.

It’s difficult surviving as a Muslim along with residing in Pakistan which the world calls as a ‘sanctuary’ for the terrorists. Throughout many intense debates and discussions that I managed to sit through, favoring or rather emphasizing that muslims are not terrorists, one such argument would Always weaken my case.I would want to pull my hair every time I heard, “All muslims may not be terrorists, but ALL terrorists are muslims”.

Anders Behring Breivik, a Christian has joined the list. Whether the world calls him a ‘madman’ or ‘Christian fundamentalist’ or an ‘Attacker’ he is nevertheless a ‘terrorist’. And although my heart weeps for the victims of the Norwegian attacks, I’m glad to know it wasn’t a muslim. It wasn’t another illogical Islamic extremist that was satisfied with the killings of innocent people.  And it wasn’t Pakistan that was linked to the attack like any and every attack that takes place.

This by no means does this mean that we rejoice that those who have always raised fingers at us, have now themselves jumped into the madness of oppression. This only raises further questions. When a peace-loving nation such as Norway can witness such an atrocious event which involved anti-Islamic sentiments, then is there a higher probability that those countries which have faced the brunt of Muslim extremists will breed a new generation of ‘fundamentalists’ that are ready to retaliate in their own realm? And if so are we back to square one which will haunt the Muslims as those who started this never-ending war of beliefs?

Where are the answers?

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2011 in What do you think of this?

 

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Hona tha Pyar, hoa meray yaar..

Ah! Its finally here! The first glimpse of the much awaited film ‘Bol’ is here with its first track  “Hona tha pyar” sung by the soulful Atif Aslam of course , who is also playing the lead role in the film.

Bol : Hit or miss?

 Bol will be Shoaib Mansoor’s second film after the very successful  “Khuda Kay liye”.  Starring the singing sensational Atif Aslam and the beautiful  Vj Mahira Khan the film is expected to  create waves and hopefully will lead the way for many more ventures of such sort.

Hadiqa Kiyani

Both these celebs have already established themselves as ‘ icons ‘ for the youth. With Atif Aslam’s immeasurable success in India, singing one hit number after another such as ‘ Tera Hone Laga Ho’ for Ajab Prem ki Gazab Kahani. Mahira Khan on the other hand received instant appraisal upon entering the media through MTV’s Most Wanted Show. This film has brought two fresh and most talked about faces. All that is left to see is that whether they can go beyond their comfort levels and make it a huge success!

Iman Ali

 

Regarding the film it is also believed that Iman Ali who was the lead actress of Khuda kay liye will also be seen in the film along with Hadiqa Kiyani and Umamah Abbasi doing a cameo. The film is expected to release in October 2010.   Here’s hoping that the film is a huge success and is able to attract the audiences!

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2010 in Its on the web, What do you think of this?

 

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In the news.

23 September, 2010    

When I read today’s newspaper, I was filled with grief, dismay and disappointment. It’s not that on other days the news makes my day brighter or gives it a positive start. But surprisingly today’s front page news was not about the militant attacks in North Waziristan, it was not about our cricket team making a fool of themselves nor was it about the millions of displaced flood victims. It was about the changes brought about in the budget.   

 Even before the first quarter of the fiscal year has ended, the government has made major changes in the federal budget, increasing defence expenditures by about Rs110 billion and reducing the allocation for development by Rs73 billion”- Dawn   

 
The government has brought about a Rs109.8 billion increase in the defence budget for a major military operation. It’s sad because instead of devising an efficient rehabilitation and development plan for the millions displaced in the floods, they are concentrating on the militants. I believe that the government should have given priority to the needs of the people of Pakistan first and the ongoing struggle that is going on should have been placed second for you have enough international backing for it.   

 For the affected 20 million people across the country the government has proposed a ‘flood tax’. The aim is towards the “elite” according to the Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh.   

The Survivors

 

 Another disturbing aspect of the news was the fact that the Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Maj-Gen Athar Abbas completely denied of having any knowledge about the change in the budget and the major increase in defence expenditure.   

General Athar Abbas: The man with no "knowledge" of the situation at hand.

 

 I mean is it really possible that these documents have passed onto the IMF and this guy has no clue? It seemed as if the general wanted to keep his take and/or involvement in this decision out of the limelight. His statement was, “The increase in defence budget is not in my knowledge and matters related to military operations cannot be disclosed.”   

 One can never really judge or say who or what is the reason behind a certain political advancement or any other government decision for that matter. All we can do for now is to think , reflect and analyze the situation at hand.

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2010 in What do you think of this?

 

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