Posts Tagged ‘illustration’


At this moment it seems

There is nothing around

No moon, no sun, neither light nor darkness

And In the corridors of closed eyes

There is a shadow

That swirls round and round

To fuel a pain

That quietly rests in the pinkish flesh

Burning it slowly

emanating the blue smoke

That rises up in the thick branches of thoughts

To make it difficult for the dreams to breathe

as they stumble and cough

trying to exist

but to the utmost dismay

dying, moving out

one after another

until there’s nothing left behind

No animosity, no affection

Neither a relation nor connection

And my soul floats free

in the zero gravity

with no other choice but to admit the reality

That this moment is tough and lonesome

but whatever it is

It’s just a moment

like a paper boat – half soaked

riding the currents

same as trillions and trillions of the kind

that ride the chest of flowing time

to the isles of nothingness

So watch it go and collect yourself

and get up again

to run an extra mile



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An excursion proves to be a mere wastage of time if you are only interested in taking pictures to upload them on social media and brag your interest in travel. It’s more fun to visit a place when you can relate to it. One needs to do a little research in that regard. When you visit a place with its background in your mind it welcomes you and the air around it touches your soul.


If you want to explore a city in true sense, don’t limit yourself to museums and memorials, get off the car and deliberately loose yourself in its streets. The city will open its heart to you. For instance if you go to Eiffel and don’t get a chance to roam in streets of Paris; I won’t consider your trip, a success. The culture of a city waits in the streets to greet the visitors.

Once you take the leap of faith and start exploring, you start taking interest in a totally new experience.

Walking about the streets, You see the impact of time on architecture. Styles gradually changing in compliance with modern trends. Old buildings entice you with their grace and new ones with their pomp.

Your sensory neurons feel a complete new world around, filling your brain with details. You hear new sounds, songs, pleas, orders. what not.  You pass by vendors selling special cuisines and drinks, their aromas tempting you to taste each and every one of them.

You meet people, happy, sad, busy, beautiful, rich, poor and they would be different from the people of any other city.

There are so many cities in this world; i have no doubt in saying that all of them would be worth exploring. Whenever you get a chance to visit a new place, make it a memorable one.


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Every night

Every night, just before diving in the valley of sleep; my mind recalls a random list of pending tasks. It takes me three to four minutes to review them; set their new priority status and sleep with a resolve that I’ll try my best to address them as sooner as possible.

Here is a small diagram showing the Algorithm 🙂


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I have observed that when you find yourself in a situation where you can’t do anything, you either cry, or you simply burst into a loud laughter.

Today i sat in front of Tv, looking for a change. A drama highlighting the inner politics of a household was on air and two women were exchanging harsh sentences with da da da dun sort of playback music at the back to make the situation more grave. Now, you believe it or not, I bet that a pure Pakistani can’t ignore a fight. Whether it’s a fight in the office, in bazar, in a talk-show or drama, the curiosity compels us to leave our agendas aside and cherish the golden moments. Anyways, i was quite indulged in the drama that suddenly commercials replaced the enthralling performance. I appreciated the timing of transmission managers for bringing on the commercials at the maximum viewership moment. Usually i like commercials also. They are creative and often their punch lines are so catchy that even 60 years old kids got infected by their virus. This virus makes you hum the tone of a particular commercial all the day 😉 And their is no way out until you come across a better alternative.

I was expecting some good entertainment but to my utter disappointment appeared the face of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on the television. He looked into my eyes and said that his poor brothers and sisters are suffering and if there is any time to help Pakistan it is now. I burst into a hilarious laughter though i should have wept.

I really appreciate any small gesture that earns some relief for the people who are in distress at the moment but seeing son of the richest person in Pakistan begging local and foreign aid for his poor brothers and sisters (that is what he said) on public Tv channel in a really impressive british accent triggered a question in my mind.

If he really cares, which i am sure he does not, what the hell is he doing himself? Why doesn’t he let his own money loose? unfortunately he is just using the name of people in distress as an opportunity to broadcast a free campaign of his sympathetic and caring nature on the public TV.

How can a foreign donor be moved by the pleas of a richest person in the country, when he is not doing enough himself, for his own people whom he has also declared his poor brothers and sisters?

I don’t know whether my fellow countrymen think on these lines or not but i really wish that at least they should not ignore such matters which may affect their future.

When our pot bellied politicians babble about the endless problems that our sweet country is facing; and how they can’t sleep at night because they keep rubbing their ass to find solutions for these puzzles that were actually handed over to them by the previous governments, I feel that they are giving an impression as if few kids are playing with jig-saw puzzles and the code of the game is to disorder the pieces in the best possible way before challenging some one to arrange the in order. Or maybe the kids don’t have enough capabilities to solve the puzzle so they follow the easy way to blame the challenger for handing them nearly an impossible task.

i observe that some of these politicians are so good at acting that they can be awarded Oscars. I am not undermining the art of those actors who win this honorable achievement with their tireless hard work and powerful connections, in fact i am sure that if they find a chance to see some performances by our political heroes they’ll happily surrender to their abilities in the trade though some of the worthy eggs even lack the meager artistry of giving an impression that they really care.

Do we all, notice these things? or we are lost in a dream which is so occupying that we don’t want to open our eyes.

 who says, Scary dreams are not interesting?

Wishing a Happy slumber to Pakistanis, ADIOS

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When i look up while sitting in my room, i see an ambiguous series of trembling cobwebs tossing their virtual heads here and there, haunting me, threatening me and laughing at my laziness. I am afraid of them. They know my secrets and that’s why i can’t take action against them.
Our secrets are our weaknesses.

There are so many reasons, i don’t wipe them off. First of all, i can’t face them. Secondly, i love their patterns, like an abstract art. They are lively as i can see life in them.
So i am not going to remove them.
I’ll rather find a long broom and wipe the cobwebs of confusions, fear, pride and vanity from my mind.

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