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Friday, July 3, 2015

Wings and Locks

Flying

Written By: Maham Shahbaz

...And so in between trying to protect herself from all the heart breaking things and putting on locks and more locks on those locks, she scarred herself deeply and she couldn't possibly carry all the weight that she, herself had created for her shoulders to carry out of her awful habit...

....And he, who tried to appear all optimistic was very negative at times but never did he utter a word of negativity for anyone else. He who was all that happy and sunshine on the outside was sometimes night on the inside. He carried a weight that someone put on him, a weight he never asked for, that weight was too heavy for his wings and he absolutely loved to fly...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

World’s Most Generous Vegetable Seller


Chen Shu-chu

You’ve probably never heard of her, but Taiwanese vegetable seller Chen Shu-chu has done more for the needy than many of the world’s rich and famous. Earning a modest living selling vegetables at the market, the Asian hero has so far managed to donate over $322,000 to various charities.

“Money serves its purpose only when it is used for those who need it,” Chen Shu-chu once told a newspaper, and throughout the years, the dedicated philanthropist made sure her hard earned cash was indeed used for the right causes. Inspired by her own difficult and impoverished childhood, Chen decided to dedicate her life to helping those less fortunate than her. Even though she earned a modest income selling vegetables in Taitung County’s central market, in eastern Taiwan, the 61-year-old led a frugal life and donated almost all of her money to charities. You’d think there wouldn’t be much to give away, but Chen Shu-chu has so far made substantial donations, including  $32,000 for a children’s fund, $144,000 to build a library at a school she attended and $32,000 to a local orphanage where she also offers financial support to three children. In total, the world’s most generous vegatable seller has so far donated over $300,000, and she’s not planning on stopping.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they had two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Arataca, Colombia on  6 March 1927. Soon after García Márquez was born, his father became a pharmacist and moved, with his wife, to Barranquilla, leaving young Gabito in Aracataca. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Doña Tranquilina Iguarán and Colonel Nicolás Ricardo Márquez Mejía. In December 1936, his father took him and his brother to Sincé, while in March 1937, his grandfather diedAs a child, his grandmother told him fantastic stories of magical events, relating them as if they were fact. These early stories helped shape his own signature writing style, later known as "magical realism."

Younis Khan: A Man of Steel

Younis Khan

Few reactions these days capture better the ceaseless, aimless churn of cricket than those to a cricketer reaching 100 Tests. It is an exhausted celebration. Another? Already? Young parents know the feeling, stuck in the grind of countless birthdays a week in their toddler's class. These days a cricketer has barely debuted before he's playing his 100th Test (for example, Alastair Cook). Once the landmark must have felt like climbing Everest. Now? Now, it's that speed bump to zip over unthinkingly.

Very occasionally, as when a fast bowler gets there, we are reminded of the true weight of the achievement. Today in Colombo, when Younis Khan gets there, we'll know once again, because there hasn't been a harder-earned century of Test appearances than his. Today it may be not so much that he has scaled Everest but that he has climbed the sky itself.

Last year in the UAE, Michael Clarke said he was "surprised" to find out that Younis had played only 92 Tests, given how long he had been playing. Clarke's was a genuine and generous tribute but it also revealed the blind spot in which Pakistan and its players exist for bigger opponents. Anyone who has followed Younis' career, after all, would express surprise that he had got that far in the first place.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wazir Khan Mosque

Wazir Khan Mosque

The Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, is famous for its extensive faience tile work. It has been described as 'a mole on the cheek of Lahore'. It was built in seven years, starting around 1634–1635 AD, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. It was built by Hakim Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, a native of Chiniot, who rose to be the court physician to Shah Jahan and a governor of Lahore. He was commonly known as Wazir Khan, a popular title bestowed upon him (the word Wazir means 'minister' in Urdu and Persian). The mosque is inside the Inner City and is easiest accessed from Delhi Gate. The mosque contains some of the finest examples of Qashani tile work from the Mughal period. Within the inner courtyard of the mosque lies the subterranean tomb of Syed Muhammad Ishaq, known as Miran Badshah, a divine who settled in Lahore during the time of the Tughluq dynasty. The tomb, therefore, predates the mosque. A lollywood movie was based in this very Mosque. "Khuda Ke Liye (For God Sake)", it is based on what Islam allows and what people think what Islam allows. This movie has two sides of what people think about Islam.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Decision Review System in Cricket

Decision Review System
 
The Decision Review System is a technology-based system used in the sport of cricket. The system was first introduced in Test cricket, for the sole purpose of reviewing controversial decisions made by the on-field umpires in the case of whether or not a batsman had been dismissed. The system was first tested in an India v Sri Lanka game in 2008. The system was officially launched by the International Cricket Council on 24 November 2009 during the first Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the University Oval in Dunedin. It was first used in One Day Internationals in January 2011, during England's tour of Australia. The ICC initially made the UDRS mandatory in all international matches, but later made its use optional, whereby the system would only be used if both teams agree. The ICC has agreed to continue to work on the technology and will try to incorporate its use into all ICC events.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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This is for the people I could not get back to, so just writing this in short because I can't reply everyone individually. It is amazing how easy it is for anyone to say anything and people believing everything. This must be the 4th or 5th time it has happened with me and I find it extremely funny to be honest.  I am me. As simple as that, you guys can trust me on that. Let me come back. I know how to deal with this, so kindly just relax. Though It hurts a little (it actually does a lot) I have been nothing but nice with everyone, respected everyone from the heart and well just my point of view you may not agree, but..I kind of deserved better than this. Thanks to some for being a friend and standing by me means a lot and you guys mean a lot to me as well, also thanks to others for pretending to be a friend or hating but want to curse all those who reported my instagram account and I have realized that too much interference in life by people who mean nothing. Again, most of you do know I have a surgery in few days and that is why I have been away from social networks, so please give me some space right now, if all goes well, I will be back soon to flood your timelines as usual, Happy Ramadan if you are not caged.