Joys are in the air….

Eid is approaching with all its pump and show and the atmosphere here is filled with the excitement of anticipating the joys Eid brings with itself after the blessed month of Ramadan. We went shopping last night and enjoyed every bit of our outing and becoming a part of the flow, where bazaars were in full throttle, lights were beaming, people buzzing , and shop keepers vigilant with their businesses thriving. What a gift Allah Almighty has given us in the shape of Eidu-ul-fitr, after a month long ritual of Fasting for our spiritual cleansing and realization of the miseries of our fellow deprived beings.
We ought to welcome the upcoming blessings, thanking Allah for the joys He showers us with, and with a sense of responsibility owing to those who are not in a position to enjoy these moments due to their incapability of surviving in the complications of our economic injustices.

Pakistan cricket under a cloud…

There is something new in the long line of controversies, Pakistan Cricket is going thorough, since the Oval fiasco and this is about the usage of performance enhancing drugs by two of its leading fast bowlers–Shoaib Akhter and Muhammad Asif. It has been learnt that Shoaib Akhter and M. Asif are being sent back from the ICC champions trophy sqad after they were declared positive in a doping test, conducted by the PCB. Pakistan Cricket is under a cloud of controversies and the latest one has the potential to distorte the image of Pakistan for a longer period of time to come, given the number of opponents we have in world cricket. As for Shoaib and Asif, one cannot comment anything yet, as the scence is not clear right now….
I am apprehensive about the things to come as people will have a chance to point fingers at the honesty and credibility of Pakistani cricketers….
But one thing is for sure, we are not helping ourselves out of the quagmire of suspicion, rather keen to incite world’s wrath and brining a bad name to what we are representing…..
For the time being, our chances to move further in the champios trophy are narrowed to the limit…..

The First Step…

I was involved in a rather detailed conversation with a few people last night regarding some important issues of our time like religious sectarianism, policies of the dictator, our declining social values, and America and Dubya. It was nice to be a part of a group where opinions were voiced and listened in a calm and considerate manner and it was something that we don’t have often. Last night’s conversation was a deviation from the grim situation we are finding our youth that is ‘ the lack of interest in current affairs and shying away from positive dialogues ‘ . Unless and untill we develope a sense of interest in solving the problems confronting us by taking the initiatives in the form of discussing it, our dreams of making our country free from internal as well as external evils cannot be materialized. Some will argue that we are the one talking nation without being able to do anything concrete, but one thing is for sure, nothing great can be accomplished without taking the first step and with a firm and purposeful step we can cross all the hurdles and we can rise to the glory we are dreaming off.

To Sky

To Sky……….
How should I begin,
To describe the charms you hold,
How should I thank for the warmth you give,
To my heart, otherwise so cold.

You are limitless, boundless, undiscovered,
Yet a milestone of destination for a layman like mine,
I want to touch your blue wings, but its you,
To pour down your feelers like freshly squeezed wine.

How could I grab, the diversity of colors,
You exhibite while on a show,
As my eyes don’t know the meaning ,
Of the beauty you can endow.

How could I pluck the stars,
You hold in your palm,
The symbols of hope,
Serenity and calm.