‘Kalachi-Jo-Kunn’ (whirlpool of Kalachi)

  • “Wohi raat,wohi baat,wohi shor, Wohi zar,wohi zan,wohi zor” #karachi #pakistan
  • When we consider that each of us has only one life to live, isn’t it rather tragic to find men and women, with brains capable of comprehending the stars and the planets, talking about the weather; men and women, with hands capable of creating works of art, using those hands only for routine tasks; men and women, capable of independent thought, using their minds as a bowling-alley for popular ideas; men and women, capable of greatness, wallowing in mediocrity; men and women, capable of self-expression, slowly dying a mental death while they babble the confused monotone of the mob?
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On Cultured people

Cultured people must, in my opinion, satisfy the following conditions:

  1. They respect human personality, and therefore they are always kind, gentle, polite, and ready to give in to others. They do not make a row because of a hammer or a lost piece of india-rubber; if they live with anyone they do not regard it as a favour and, going away, they do not say “nobody can live with you.” They forgive noise and cold and dried-up meat and witticisms and the presence of strangers in their homes.
  2. They have sympathy not for beggars and cats alone. Their heart aches for what the eye does not see…. They sit up at night in order to help P…., to pay for brothers at the University, and to buy clothes for their mother.
  3. They respect the property of others, and therefor pay their debts.
  4. They are sincere, and dread lying like fire. They don’t lie even in small things. A lie is insulting to the listener and puts him in a lower position in the eyes of the speaker. They do not pose, they behave in the street as they do at home, they do not show off before their humbler comrades. They are not given to babbling and forcing their uninvited confidences on others. Out of respect for other people’s ears they more often keep silent than talk.
  5. They do not disparage themselves to rouse compassion. They do not play on the strings of other people’s hearts so that they may sigh and make much of them. They do not say “I am misunderstood,” or “I have become second-rate,” because all this is striving after cheap effect, is vulgar, stale, false….
  6. They have no shallow vanity. They do not care for such false diamonds as knowing celebrities, shaking hands with the drunken P., [Translator’s Note: Probably Palmin, a minor poet.] listening to the raptures of a stray spectator in a picture show, being renowned in the taverns…. If they do a pennyworth they do not strut about as though they had done a hundred roubles’ worth, and do not brag of having the entry where others are not admitted…. The truly talented always keep in obscurity among the crowd, as far as possible from advertisement…. Even Krylov has said that an empty barrel echoes more loudly than a full one.
  7. If they have a talent they respect it. They sacrifice to it rest, women, wine, vanity…. They are proud of their talent…. Besides, they are fastidious.
  8. They develop the aesthetic feeling in themselves. They cannot go to sleep in their clothes, see cracks full of bugs on the walls, breathe bad air, walk on a floor that has been spat upon, cook their meals over an oil stove. They seek as far as possible to restrain and ennoble the sexual instinct…. What they want in a woman is not a bed-fellow … They do not ask for the cleverness which shows itself in continual lying. They want especially, if they are artists, freshness, elegance, humanity, the capacity for motherhood…. They do not swill vodka at all hours of the day and night, do not sniff at cupboards, for they are not pigs and know they are not. They drink only when they are free, on occasion…. For they want mens sana in corpore sano [a healthy mind in a healthy body].

And so on. This is what cultured people are like. In order to be cultured and not to stand below the level of your surroundings it is not enough to have read “The Pickwick Papers” and learnt a monologue from “Faust.” …

What is needed is constant work, day and night, constant reading, study, will…. Every hour is precious for it…. Come to us, smash the vodka bottle, lie down and read…. Turgenev, if you like, whom you have not read.

You must drop your vanity, you are not a child … you will soon be thirty. It is time! I expect you…. We all expect you.

A. P. Chekhov (left) with Nikolai Chekhov (right), 1882

Dental Dispositions

Dental Assistant Fired For Being ‘Irresistible’ Is ‘Devastated’

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/dental-assistant-fired-being-irresistible-devastated-151724600–abc-news-topstories.htmldouble standards of the west!

it is very common for women to gain advantage as well as be targeted for discrimination because of their sexual attractiveness or supposed lack of. That is discrimination or objectifying women based on sex., Although people MAY act for a variety of reasons ;p

Human Emotions, Facial Expression and Recital Fusion

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The Shrines of Ahl al-Bayt : House of Prophet P.B.U.H.  Our Spaces, Our rituals, and Our transmission of Knowledge.

Imam Hossein’s fatal journey in Kerbela and Ali’s assassination in Kufa has made martyrdom the most important communal mourning ritual. Imam Hossein’s martyrdom is mourned in the month of Moharram. While Ali’s death is mourned in the month of Ramadan.

In remembrance: of oppression, suppression and execution, that’s how Muslims  the custodians of Islam  reached a new new low in history, wiping out their beloved prophet’s family on the day of ashura and insisting on not acknowledging it!!

 

A bit On Noon Sharif

someone asked what i thought about the above. [An “amazing” discovery that reveals that ITTEFAQ FOUNDRIES of Nawaz Sharif (Leader PML-N) has not paid Rs. 40,436,412.00 PKR = $445,728.39 USD to LESCO for using electricity from last 106 months ]

i cant condemn tinda shareefs’ corruption any more than our own “sufi” prez. theres more in KPk and Baluchistan, come to think of it, civil wars dont happen in a country unless theres this much “zulm” on a nation!! :/

“People will redefine themselves when circumstances make it desirable or when circumstances force it on them”. Dorian

This is current situation of political and actually economic affairs of Pakistan. Take the recent Pakhtunkhwah, for instance. And before that Baluchistan and before that Karachi and before that Kashmir. Before that the northern areas (FATA) and even before them ALL. The establishment of Pakistan.

The great Punjab today is divided between Juttistan of chaudhries and Buttistan of Nawaz Sharif. The reason is that the Butt of Kashmir (noon sharif ) is the most respected suffix in the names of the representatives of MSULIM LEAGUE (Noon) of Punjab today. Which by abstracted accounts the second largest party of s Pakistan and is currently keeping all options open by being politically correct.

The Noons dont have any thing bad to say about ANY ONE except Zardari from time to time and pervaiz musharraf (the arch enemy). Not even Taliban!!!Them they have a soft corner for!(perhaps for love of his political godfather the gen zia- who was guess also a dictator, bt unlike Musharraf even more screwed up)

Has nawaz sharif matured in last 4 years? No one can say, because no one knows much about him in depth. A private man in “service” with a 27 year old political career that started with the help of a dictator, the grounds on which the feud between the PPP and them helped the musical power chair business for two decades.

We still don’t know much about Mr Sharif except that he likes to eat phajjai ke Pai or any food for that matter. What does he like to read? if at all?, what are his political role models except gen Zia, countries he like except Saudi Arabia?, does he believe in the islamaization of Pakistan as declared by the Taliban or does he believe in the Quaid-e-Azams Pakistan, while currently leading a party that was formed by him in his name.

Who are his consultants? On foreign policy, internal matters( and ahem food). On surface it seems to be his family. Who we first noticed in the name of abba ji, then his bros shahbaz and abbass sharif then wife kulsoom nawaz, then Hussein his son, then his damaad capt safdar then shabzs son hamza. Clearly the noon league is all sorted out for the future liken PPP.

The reason is, his advisors are primarily the Kashmiris of Lahore and larger Punjab. What does that mean? We don’t know. what does that community think of larger Pakistan? but its true fact that in Punjab if your name contains the suffix of Butt, Mir, Loan, Khwaja , Dar or Banday ( who are all, related whatever their religion on either side of the border mind you.) Your problems will be solved in a jiffy.)

Can he understand or devise a plan for the new lifestyle that educated liberal working class Pakistan has adopted. The severe distrust of the Democracy for the sake of democracy?

At that he cannot always be the sheikh of Raiwand palace neither will he ever be called his excellency ameer ul momineen, badshah in a Pakistan of revolution

the truth is that an increasingly ageing Mr. sharif is being as vague he wants to be until his party comes into power. He might not want to become prime-minister but he will make sure that one from his relative does control power so he can get back his grievances ( from whoever).

He currently gauges public response through his brother Shahbaz sharif who in an attempt to become Mustafa Kamal of Lahore nearly had costed 80 billions to Punjab government

Seems like noon has decided like MQM to learn from past mistakes and is increasingly among popular decisions. Severely against Pervaiz Musharraf. And Resisting future army intervention, keeping it neutral with US despite meeting up with its delegates at Raiwand.

Ignoring the Saraiki middle class that has since long reacted to the threat to their language and identity and set out to develop an ethno-national consciousness in order to resist the assimilation of their ethnic group and language.

When does tis ball get rolling no one knows

The only way out is Through!

In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and watch how the pattern improves.
Transformation: By Jalaluddin Rumi.

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Chapter 2

When the world knows beauty as beauty, ugliness arises
When it knows good as good, evil arises
Thus being and non-being produce each other
Difficult and easy bring about each other
Long and short reveal each other
High and low support each other
Music and voice harmonize each other
Front and back follow each other
Therefore the sages:
Manage the work of detached actions
Conduct the teaching of no words
They work with myriad things but do not control
They create but do not possess
They act but do not presume
They succeed but do not dwell on success
It is because they do not dwell on success
That it never goes away

Inspiration: Bracha L. Ettinger

themes: human subjectivity, feminine sexuality, maternal subjectivity, psychoanalysis, art and aesthetics fertility eternity creativity femininity good luck happiness knowledge transformation