Saturday, September 24, 2016

Ignore

We all do mistakes. It is normal. Chill ! Things go out of hands. There are ways to handle the sitution. The best way is to ignore and be quite. Everything will go away. Giving attention to insignificant things is waste of time. 

 Most of the time I am not able to handle it properly. And it never go un notice. I gotta be careful all the time. Therefore, I avoid people all togther. You never know when other find my petty and harmless mistake so offensive. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Next Saturday

Today was my second trip to NADRA office. My NIC has expired in the August. Bank has send me two notices.

 It's executive branch in Gulistan-e-Jauher. First time I went there on Eid' s third day. Due to Eid and long queue, they were not giving any more tokens. Therefore, I decided to reach there before 9.

Somehow, I manged to be there at 8:50 am. God forbid, a long queue was already there out side the office. Within five minutes, they started calling people inside. After twenty minutes, a guy came out and announced that system got down. Either we wait or go.

I waited. I thought it might take an hour. Maybe two. People started leaving. I had no other option. Saturday is the only day for or me to come. This NADRA is in my area. My NIC will be issued from here technically. It is not possible for me go there on weekdays. And this is only office which is open on Saturday.

I had to wait. As I say most of the people had left. I went inside. Desk peep told us to wait and see if we want. IT technician is on his way. System will be up.

He came around 10:30 am. It's was his day off, so he took time to get there. After looking , he announced the problem is from Islamabad. System is not working because net is not available. It will be fixed from Islamabad's PTCL office.  No one from there was answering their call.

It was only me who was asking about the situation. Rest was waiting with patience. They should have back up plan. You can't rely only on the system. Why they are open? if main office and every other government offices are closed on Saturday?
 There is so much people. Johar 's executive branch is not enough to carter us.  I could come on Monday at 8 30am to get the token and go to work late, however there is no grantee of getting the token the next day. This is no way. I criticized NADRA and its service. To be honest, my weekends are so precious. I can't stand in queues with no guarantee.

My asking and talking  worked. Desk guy said the next Saturday, he would let me come in because I have been waiting for so long. Let's see.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Eid Al Adha 2016.



Everything is gonna reopen from tomorrow😅. It is technically third day if Eid Al Adha. I have no idea what was in the mind of government when they were deciding the Eid vacation. We celebrate Eid for three days. I have to make my CNIC card. It has expired in last August. I was postcarting it for no reason. Then my wallet got jack in one fine day. I was in the Gulistan bus. Someone jacked it. Although there was no money in it. All my cards were there. It is a fitague. I registered FIR of my stuff.

I am still angry at me. In the past 1 and a half no such thing ever happened. No matter how clumsy, lost or sleepy I am, I get seat, and keep my bag tight next to my heart. I carray a tote. All my stuff is there. Sometimes my DSLR and lenses  with me. Still, no mishap ever happened.

That day I had a co-worker with me. I got distracted in chatting with her. And it was strang. Weather was over cast. I asked her to get auto rickshaw and divide the fare. We live super colse. She said no. I was tired. I m mostly too tired after work. I tagged with her. Bus got choke full at Naumish Chowrangi.

Anyway.

Long story short. Someone jacked it. I didn't check my bag after coming home. It was not there in morning.

I have to go NADRA tomorrow g or my new CNIC.

All this happening because I m so lost. There is so much to do. My semester has statarted.

 I m at home since last saturday. And it is so relaxing. There is nothing like home.

Ok, I am lazy. Things in my room are as it is as they were last Friday. Getting up in morning is struggle. It is impossible without alarm. To get up at 6, sleeping at 9 is must for me. Otherwise I wilk keep sleeping till late morning.

Morning time is the best time to do anything. Your mind is fresh. And I have to study. Whole day passes in jiff. So, for me getting at 6 is so important. Then I am having this bad habit of not setting my bag at night.

 This is so not me.

God, what is happening for me.

Eid Al Adha is all about sacrife. And meat. There is meat everywhere. We don't go crazy about it. On first day We had curry rice in noon and grill at night. Today I made cauliflower and potato for the lunch and palu for the supper.

This time around my apartment's Union decided to have all the slaughtering outside the apartment in separate place. We have a tenet till tomorrow's mid noon. People are taking their animals in a organized way and waiting for their turn. All the butchers, seasonal sand professional are sitting out. People are understating the concept of having a proper and separate place for their animals, the mess it creates before and afterwards. It is all up to you. How you arrange. How you want things to be done.

 Sacrifice can be done in less messy way with some proper arrangements as well. Only meat cutting and making is happened inside the parking lot. Sweepers are active and cleaning.

My apartment is at the 3rd floor. All pics are taken from there. I wanted to capture the slaughtering.

 Ohh, Please if you are thinking I am against it, you are supper wrong. I love hunter beef, Mutton biryani/Palu, camel nihari, and sheap kabab in moderation. Go eat pie. You can't have hamburger from carrots.




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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Namaz at NIPA

It was so strange to see a driver of public bus offering the Namaz at his bus's roof. I'm at Nepa  stop right now. At first I thought this bus was waiting for another bus like they wait and all that. Then I saw the namaz was going on at the roof.  The bus is full. All the passengers must be  waiting. This is Eman. It is strange for me because I never saw public transport stopping and waiting for anyone. They are supposed to be keep going, aren't they? Once my rickshaw driver left me at one stop to offer Al Magrib Namaz.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It wasn't my day.

Today I realized that my communication skills suck. I seriously don't know how to speak properly. My English is weak. My content was unclear.  Somehow I knew that I would be called upon the stage. There was enfough time to gather my thoughts on the given topic, and prepare a speach. Still, I couldn't come up with any anything at least Okay. It wasn't day.

The dress I wore was so worn out with unmatched dupatta. My whole outlook was so messy.  Later, I found out how good that chance was. And I blew it up. Getting good marks isn't a issue. Thing about which I am  beating myself up for is being so uncleared.  And when you don't know what to say, you are confused. I should have given my best. It wasn't my day. 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Politics of Karachi.

MQM is a political party which represents the Urdu speaking peeps of Karachi and other urban cities of Sindh province like Hydrabad. 

It has been working since last thirty years in Karachi. They have deep rooted. Now suddenly some one would want it to demolished will only create more chaos and division.

Political and Social system of today's Pakistan is based on ethnicity. Politics is a family business. People, no matter how educated, open and liberal they claim they are, they vote and marry "their own people". They believe in supporting their people. Chaudhary/ Wadera and Sardar type people are the head of their political parties. They are in majority. They make establishment.

Karachi on the other hand is a CITY. Technically a big city of Pakistan where only street smart can survive. 
MQM's majority followers and voters are those people who migrated to Karachi from the different party of India after separation in 1947. They have made Karachi their home. They are in minority. Till 80s they used  to vote different  parties like PPP, Jamat and PML. That was different time. Ethnicity factor wasn't that obvious.

Now when every other political party is based on ethnicity and language, every ethnic group has its political party,  or every existing political party has become ethnic party, then having a political party for the Urdu speaking peeps is justifiable. These people wouldn't associate themselves with other political parties at all.
 
 MQM started OK, as an urban and democratic party.  It was doing all right until it got confused. It got indulged in the rural style politics for urban peeps. Altaf Hussain has lost it. Almost the end.

Everything needs change. To survive more, MQM should have elections in its party after every five years to elect their chairman. Altaf Hussain should remain the founder of the party.  It's a retirement time for him.  Better to step down with grace and dignity; and hand over the party to the suitable candidate would be more logical and democratic.

Mustafa Kamal is creating more confusion. Farooq Sattar's announcement of a clean break from London wala is a democratic thing. It should be appreciated. If Altaf Husaain is not fit to lead, then someone els should. And this should have been from the day one. That's the way urban democratic political should work. However, it seems like MK is so stuck with Altaf Hussain? Muhajir is not a nation. 

 When everyone in Pakistan votes and marries " their people" then what's so wrong in having a political party to represent these people? If their political party has criminal and militants wing then demolish it. Prove the evidence of Raw involvement in the court. Banned the party if it is against the existence of Pakistan like one group of Baloch are. The end. Why this much panchait?