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If I could have one wish for my own sons, it is that they should have the courage of women.Adrienne Rich
Modules, Mini & Mayhem. Part II
A vintage Eid card from 1950s Pakistan.
Eid Mubarak doston!
I guess this is where I say get out of your houses and meet people, relatives and family and share a little joke, koi guftagoo karo.
It will elevate your spirits and bring a happier-you back home. I’m glad I listened to mom and went out with her. Laughed too hard on the way back. Was good. (Nod)
Chaand Raat Mubarak. Salaam.
The TV. It has started to really bother me. I don’t watch tv but rarely when I do turn it on, there is such load of garbage on it. Such hypocrisy that it angers me and makes me want to smash the box but what good is it going to do?
A simple example. I went to this aftari the other day and the hosts put on cartoons on the telly. I, as I am love to jam with the kids and I sat down to get some good dose of Tom and Jerry. So another kid puts this show Inaam Ghar on and I am like what is wrong with these kids? And they take this show seriously. Okay, sure. But what was really embarrassing, it was about half an hour past aftari time and it’s prime time that people have tuned in and are watching the shows. I don’t know if PEMRA is dead or it’s their plain conscience that everybody running some particular Pakistani channels leave behind, but the kind of movie trailers they broadcast and are airing on prime time are highly pathetic that it makes me wonder.
We are part of the laughing stock. This is not who we are. This is not even our culture so how did this find us? Faced with inferior complexes and identity crisis. Who do I blame? Is it the half-naked dancers who graced the screen for that Pakistani movie trailer, is it the ones who aired it, is it the ones who filmed it? We need to stop watching this kind of garbage and they’d stop filming it. We need to put our foot down on this. Ramadan or not this shouldn’t be on the telly. There are plenty of other channels doing that very job. It’s sad that it’s one channel yet they are broadcasting such confusion, such conflict; do they know that the same people watch their shows all day long? How is black and white the same color? How is the Ramadan broadcast and the other junk put on the same table?
Or if they still wanna air it because that is what the public wants to watch and feed on, sure go ahead, but please, have the decency to air it after 8pm. Even non-Muslim countries respect timings to air sensitive broadcasts.
Kuch nahi tu yehi seeklo unsey.
Here’s to open roads with no end in sight.
Original illustration by Mr. Thoms
There is no peace even for a moment.
And there is no solution.
The father of one of the four Palestinian boys from Baker family who were killed in Israeli shelling reacts during the boys’ funeral in Gaza City on July 16, 2014. The boys, all cousins and all under the age of 12, had been playing football on the beach when the attack occurred. (Hosam Salem/Corbis)
I don’t even have the heart to reblog this because this is so painful and overwhelming. I also don’t want to play with these pictures by putting them on display for the heck of re-blogging.
I am putting this here, as a reminder that these are very testing times for the people in Gaza, Hamas and they are living them. They are living a war. For the deceased and bereaved, you are in our thoughts and duas.
“But the heart cannot let go of its loneliness.”- Faiz Ahmed Faiz, translated by Zarina Hashmi for Paper Like Skin (2013)
Anonymous said: Professor Sprout, Arthur Weasley :)
Arthur Weasley: What do you think is the best “muggle” invention?
Radio. I still keep an analog radio and tune into MW frequency for Radio Pakistan knowing that the voice I am listening to is being listened into by a million other Pakistanis. There’s always someone talking in my room and I love that. of all the things that I own, this one gives me a level of comfort that nothing else can come close to.
Professor Sprout: What is your favorite class that is offered at Hogwarts?
Defense Against The Dark Arts.