Category Archive: Featured, Hyde-Park

Will Imran Khan Make a Difference?

Will Imran Khan Make a Difference?

PTI’s rise after the rally of 30th October, 2011, a partial disillusionment with their politics, parting of a few loyalists such as Shirn Mazari, and Khan’s commitment to hold intra-party...
Lahore, My Love

Lahore, My Love

Falling in love is easy, staying loyal is not. I fell in love twice. First got me my wife and the second an eternal fear. Fear of leaving my beloved Lahore.  Of the two, I have been more loyal to...
Rules for Commenting

Rules for Commenting

Expressing your views through a genuine and reputable site is interesting, for many it’s a job, for others it’s a passion but for me it’s an exciting interactive experience. Blogging is like a...
BA Position Holder- A Tandoor wala?

BA Position Holder- A Tandoor wala?

Every day here in the land of pure we get a new surprise, don’t we? We try to surprise the world by presenting a car that runs on water as a fuel, We bewilder the world by claiming to cure diabetes...
Forget Them Not

Forget Them Not

A platoon of Pakistan army shouldering the coffins of martyrs, wrapped in green flag, was marching ahead. The hissing of the cold winds blowing apace was mystifying the atmosphere. When a gust of...
Our Day, One Day

Our Day, One Day

To begin with,   Dear Quaid-e-Azam -although you fought the Independence lawsuit more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades to...
The Cooking Extravaganza

The Cooking Extravaganza

O how this bothers me whenever i am surfing through the channels on a lazy afternoon…these smartly dressed up ladies telling 3 % population of this country how to cook eye-pleasing food (never...
Gori Larki- the Perfect Bride

Gori Larki- the Perfect Bride

Gore rang ka zamana, kabhi hoga na purana, Gori dar tujhe kis ka hay, Tera to rang gora hay.   Familiar with the demand for “gora rang” (fair complexion) for would the be daughter in- law?...
Will Khan Sahib Do it for Us?

Will Khan Sahib Do it for Us?

Let me use the decade’s clichés: load shedding, inflation, poverty, terrorism, lack of basic necessities, and blah blah blah. It actually induces nausea saying these words, but what’s the escape...
Stop Coughing You Generator!

Stop Coughing You Generator!

This is the story of Khursheed Bhai Apartments, where people live happily and peaceful until the generator of Rizwana Khanum 5th floor turned on.   Ground floor   Haris (crying):...
PhotoBlog: Dr. Rehman Malik’s ‘Suspended Ministry’

PhotoBlog: Dr. Rehman Malik’s ‘Suspended Ministry’

Where Dr. Rehman Malik was disqualified from the ministry on the basis of holding dual nationality-British and Pakistani, he was reappointed by the President as the advisor to PM the very next day....
A Letter to Sanaullah of Sawat

A Letter to Sanaullah of Sawat

My Dear Sanaullah,   It has been only a couple of weeks that I came to know about you, that too through a TV commercial Ad. You know, you and your efforts are the main theme of the Ad. Such a...
My School in the Village

My School in the Village

At last my village had Coeducation-school. First of its kind in the village in last 200 years (and before that village did not exist). So I was sent to the most modern and broad minded school of its...
A Tribute to the Sons of the Soil

A Tribute to the Sons of the Soil

I ask for nothing more Than to die in my country To dissolve and merge with the grass, To give life to a flower That a child of my country will pick, All I ask Is to remain in the bosom of my country...
Last ‘Salam’ – Beneath the Ice

Last ‘Salam’ – Beneath the Ice

It’s been few days, already. No sign of survivors, No indication of life, not a single body, not a single voice. Hundreds of soldier’s frantically search for their lost fighters buried deep down...
Aren’t Memories like Wine..?

Aren’t Memories like Wine..?

When warm embraces the nip, when I hear the faint whistle of a train, when I am awakened at dawn by Azan floating on the morning breeze, when the raindrops make love to the leaves and when in the...
If Only I could Meet You- Arfa!

If Only I could Meet You- Arfa!

There she was: in a white room with white walls, lying on a white bed, entwined in white sheets and her skin so pallid: already an angel in my eyes.
Basant and the Colors of Spring

Basant and the Colors of Spring

Admit it or not, Basant is still one of the seasonal festival celebrated across almost all the cities in Pakistan. However, it is the historic city of Lahore that happens to be the centre of the...
PPP’s Strange Tactics

PPP’s Strange Tactics

Actual BB Murder details or an eleventh hour attempt to save skin for next general elections? Why PPP choose Sind Assembly when they claim that PPP is the symbol of Federation?   If we analyze...
From Your Valentine!

From Your Valentine!

Just as Jerry Seinfeld would say “Spider-man, Super-man, Batman…these are not fantasies… these are options…     I like to remember 14Th February because 15Th February is my...
We criticize….why?

We criticize….why?

Why we always critize? Why we are always ready to pour scorn on others, ridicule or insult others? Because we love it, (simple) otherwise it would be arduous for us to start our day without passing...
The More I Know Humans…the More I Love Dogs.

The More I Know Humans…the More I Love Dogs.

The more I know humans………………The more I love dogs.   Drone attacks, suicide bombings, target killings, corruption, bribery, dishonesty, intolerance, robbery, murders, kidnapping,...