Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Sunday, April 24, 2016
There was a time when I used to talk a lot. I want to change the world one person at a time, do this and that from Pakistan. Talking is fun. It always is. Talking is easy as well. But then something happened and changed the way I felt or saw life. It was time to be practical. I always had three aims in life (will tell later someday). I thought lets get started. I asked myself. How? I had no clue. There was university. Part time jobs. Loneliness. I was sitting one day and I saw an old book on the table and a 1 Pound coin near it. I smiled! Look at me planning and have no savings or sources. It was embarrassing. I just had to experiment. I had no other choice. I had to take the risk. I started at a smaller scale. The feeling was amazing. It made me so happy! The results were more than amazing and the blessing from heavens more than anything. Anyways, long way to climb the ladder. But summary is. You can do what you want to do. If you want to do. From a torn book in your store room and a 10 rupee not worth using note from your pocket money or even with a smile. Goodness costs nothing. Only a matter of trying. You can climb the moon, reach the stars, you can change the people around you, you can make a difference.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Hassan Sadpara was standing at the top of Mount Everest, he had finally done it! He offered prayer and thanked Allah for sometime, exactly at that moment he remembered that he had to keep a promise made to his son. The weather wasn't perfect and a storm was near, he asked others for help who refused, but he had to do it. He left the camp, reached as high as he could and then took out the #Pakistani flag from his bag and raised it, this was the flag he had bought after borrowing money from his friends because he wasn't rich enough to afford it. But he wanted to do it, and at 6:00 GMT, 11th May 2011, Pakistan's flag was proudly waving in the air above anything in this world. Tears rolled over! He was extremely happy, It was the proudest moment of his life, and why not? He had become the first Pakistani to have climbed all six eight-thousanders mountains of the world, but more importantly he became the only mountaineer to summit all these mountains without using supplemental oxygen. His aim was to conquer all the other remaining peaks because it was his passion. When I visited him at his rented house two years later he looked sad. He had no job, even though he was promised by the government of #Pakistan. He had to leave what he loved to feed his family. Today he owns a shop that sells mountain gear to other mountaineers and he does that with sadness and without a choice. Hopefully we shall recognize our true heroes and give them the respect they deserve. Hopefully something will change and he will be able to continue his dream, hopefully.
For his detailed interview click the link below.