Sunday, November 25, 2012

This Tagging Business (Facebook)

Nowadays definitely visitors to the Facebook are very few (at least from Vaniyambadi, if not world wide) and some become ghost - no commenting, no posting, no sharing and only sneaky viewing. If you want to post something important and some piece of information you want to share with your near and dear, just posting is not enough. You have to tag your friends. Otherwise it is only a matter of time your valuable hard-work touches the bottom of the hel...l, fondly known as WALL.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Post Bakrid 2012

9: 00 am
Cloudy, slightly chilled and lazy morning….and with a nose running profusely…..Third day of Bakrid….so atmosphere filled with the aroma of the festival. I can hear laying in my bed, the sound of big knife (sattoor) falling on the wooden log (kunda) and cutting the reds into pieces, in a high Khz rhythmically from a distance. Perhaps someone decided to carry out the rituals today.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Sometime back we heard all of sudden that wearing a helmet is mandatory for the bikers in and around Vaniyambadi. Even SJ Tauseef too instantly made a detailed post of that news of reinforcement. With mixed reactions -some anticipating the long hours onthe road and some dreaming hefty wallets, the cops took up the position here and there in their immaculate uniforms with their sleeves rolled up. Sporting a stern and grimed look, they start to irk the innocent public (in their words), hunting the bikers without helmet.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jawab e Shikwa

Jwab e Shikwa - Disna
جواب شکوہ
دل سے جو بات نکلتي ہے اثر رکھتي ہے
پر نہيں' طاقت پرواز مگر رکھتي ہے
قدسي الاصل ہے' رفعت پہ نظر رکھتي ہے
خاک سے اٹھتي ہے ، گردوں پہ گزر رکھتي ہے

عشق تھا فتنہ گرو سرکش و چالاک مرا
آسماں چير گيا نالہ بے باک مرا

Friday, July 27, 2012



کيوں زياں کار بنوں ، سود فراموش رہوں
فکر فردا نہ کروں محو غم دوش رہوں
نالے بلبل کے سنوں اور ہمہ تن گوش رہوں
ہم نوا ميں بھي کوئي گل ہوں کہ خاموش رہوں

جرات آموز مري تاب سخن ہے مجھ کو
شکوہ اللہ سے ، خاکم بدہن ، ہے مجھ کو

Friday, July 20, 2012

Memories of Ramzan

Yesterday Prof Imran was just back from Mehdipattinam, Hyderabad. And was talking about the preparation of Ramazan, he witnessed there. Somehow, we remembered Ramzan of our childhood…..

In those days, as the first moon was sighted from the terrace and the decision was made amongst the din and the ringing of landline phone hovering over the masjid atmosphere, Haleem Bhai the mouzzin saab, walked to the big naqqara which would come out in the Sahan after a year long rest and started hitting to announce the commencement..

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Start of Patjhud...

Gulshan Me Patjhad Ka Mausam Hai
Muskara Kar Tu Kaliyon Ko Bahar De De

Last of February and Patjhad ka Mausam, Nowadays very difficult to maintain our backyards, scarcity of domestic hands and costlier maintenance ot trees..what to do..Save ecology and destroy economics! Dust is everywhere, And summer is chirping in a low tone…Children have no time for extra curriculum, walking blankly, tossing books in the air, murmuring and memorizing aspects, facts, laws, theorems,poems, equations, grammars and problems.
Deserted playgrounds, inhabited terraces, silent media, abandoned street corners, crowded mosques, late night glittering study tables, flasks full of tea, scattered books and notes and puffy eyes…. practice, revisions, study, practical, preparation, homework….these were the routine when we were in schools and collages......

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Umaid Makes a home...

For the past ten days, he was behind me tirelessly asking help to carry out some paper modeling for the exhibition or/competition in his school. But my chores seemed to never allow me to sit with him and do some favor – funerals, bonus related work, functions, business commitments and what not!