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Sindh Festival-Alan Faqeer November 28, 2007

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Park Towers Karachi

Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (1689–1752)(Sindhi:شاھ عبدالطيف ڀٽائيِ), was a Sufi scholar and saint, and is considered as the greatest poet of the Sindhi language.[citation needed] He settled in the town of Bhit Shah in Sindh, Pakistan. His most famous written work is the Shah Jo Risalo. His shrine is located in Bhit and attracts hundreds of pilgrims every day.
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Old Karachi Pictures November 28, 2007

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Bunder Road - Karachi

1962 Jacqueline Kennedy perches on camel in Karachi

Bunder Road - Karachi

Bunder Road - Karachi

Chidiya Ghar (Gandhi Garden) Karachi

Inaugurated as Sind Arts College by Lord Reay, Governor of Bombay on 17th January, 1887 and renamed D.J. Science College (upon completion of the present structure), on 15th October, 1882. Located in the heart of old Karachi, the foundation stone for this college was laid on 19th November, 1887 by Lord Dufferin, Viceroy of India. The college is named after Diwan Dayaram Jethmal its main benefactor. The cost of construction is reported to have been Rs.186,514 out of which the Government contributed Rs. 97,193, the balance being raised through public donations.

Picture Taken By: Raja Islam

The century old heritage building of Radio Pakistan located on the main artery of the mega-metropolis, M. A. Jinnah Road went on blazing, as the studio over there had suddenly caught fire on Sunday morning “October 28th 2007”.

Spring November 28, 2007

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A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost
OH, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.Oh, give us pleasure in the orcahrd white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
To which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends he will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

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Spring Wind in London by Katherine Mansfield
I Blow across the stagnant world,
I blow across the sea,
For me, the sailor’s flag unfurled,
For me, the uprooted tree.
My challenge to the world is hurled;
The world must bow to me.

I drive the clouds across the sky,
I huddle them like sheep;
Merciless shepherd-dog am I
And shepherd-watch I keep.
If in the quiet vales they lie
I blow them up the steep.

Lo! In the tree-tops do I hide,
In every living thing;
On the moon’s yellow wings I glide,
On the wild rose I swing;
On the sea-horse’s back I ride,
And what then do I bring?

And when a little child is ill
I pause, and with my hand
I wave the window curtain’s frill
That he may understand
Outside the wind is blowing still;
…It is a pleasant land.

O stranger in a foreign place,
See what I bring to you.
This rain–is tears upon your face;
I tell you–tell you true
I came from that forgotten place
Where once the wattle grew,–

All the wild sweetness of the flower
Tangled against the wall.
It was that magic, silent hour….
The branches grew so tall
They twined themselves into a bower.
The sun shown… and the fall

Of yellow blossom on the grass!
You feel that golden rain?
Both of you could not hold, alas,
(both of you tried, in vain)
A memory, stranger. So I pass….
It will not come again

Rose pink in Hand

ایک لڑکی کـو دیکهـا تو ایسـا لگا

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جیسے شـاعـر کا خـواب

جیسے اجلی کـرن

جیسے بن مـیں ہرن

جیسے چاندنی رات

جیسے نرمـی کی بات

جیسے مـندر مـیں ہو ایک جلتا دیا

ایک لڑکی کـو دیکهـا تو ایسـا لگا

جیسے صبحوں کا روپ

جیسے سـردی کی دهـوپ

جیسے وینا کی تان

جیسے رنگوں کی جان

جیسے بل کھائے بیل

جیسے لہـروں کا کهیل

جیسے خـوشبو لیے آئے ٹهـنڈی ہوا

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ایک لڑکی کـو دیکهـا تو ایسـا لگا

جیسے ناچتا مـور

جیسے ریشـــم کی ڈور

جیسے پریوں کا راگ

جیسے سـندل کے آگ

جیسے سـولہـا سـنگار

جیسے رس کے پهـوہار

جیسے آهسـته آهسـته بڑهـتا نشـا

ایک لڑکی کـو دیکهـا تو ایسـا لگا

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Meaning Of Roses November 20, 2007

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The Meaning of Roses

Roses have been in existence for around 32 million years, and have been used for many reasons since the ancient civilizations including the Greeks, Romans, and Persians. Roses have been bred to be colorful, fragrant, and hearty for thousands of years.

Although a rose of any color can simply mean gratitude and simplicity, over time they have been attrubuted to a varity of emotions and occasions which is discussed below.


 

Red Red – LoveColors range from bright red to deep burgundy. Varieties include Charlotte, Forever Young, Classy, and Rouge Baiser.Red roses are given to those who you want to show love and passion, people who you have great respect for, and those who have shown great courage.The quantity can also have a special meaning. A single red rose shows love, a dozen shows gratitude, twenty-five shows congratulations and fifty show unconditional love. Two red roses tied together symbolizes an engagement.The shade of the red has a meaning as well. Bright red means love, burgundy means unconsious love, dark crimson is used to show mourning. A withered red rose is used to show that the love is over. A red rosebud symbolizes youthful love and beauty.


Pink Pink – GratitudeColors range from light pink to peach to darker pink. Varieties include Ana, Livia, Pink Titanic, Rossini, Orlando and Attaché.Pink roses in general are given to those whom you want to show thankfulness, admiration, and happiness. The different shades of pink can have more precise meanings.Deep pink is used for appreciation and gratitude, where as light pink conveys admiration and sympathy, and peach roses are given to show modesty.


Orange Orange – DesireColors range from bright orange to coral. Varities include Tropical Amazon, Marlyse, and Sari.Orange roses are given to those who you desire, those you want to get to know better, or those who you are proud of.


Yellow Yellow – FriendshipColors range from light yellow to golden. Varieties include Gold Strike, Skyline, Judy and Aalsmeer Gold.Yellow roses express joy, gladness, and friendship. They are given to new mothers, newlyweds, and graduates. They’re also used as a reminder to a loved one to show that you care.In the past yellow was used to show jealousy and a decrease of love.


White White – PurityColors range from pure white to creams to very light pinks. Varieties include Eskimo, Bianca, Akito, and Vendella.White roses are given to those who are innocent, reverent, and pure. They are very commonly used in weddings. They can also be given as a sign of secrecy. A white rosebud is used to show girhood.A white rose that has been dried means “Death is Preferable to Loss of Virtue”. A whithered white rose represents fleeting beauty, or given to show that no impression was made.


Lavender Lavender – EnchantmentVarities include Allure, Bluebird, Blue Curosia, and Stranger.Lavender roses show that you have fallen in love with someone from the moment you saw them. It also can be given to those who you feel are very unique, and those who you feel are enchanting.



Combinations of roses can also show different feelings and emotions.

Red and White – Unity
Red and Yellow – Jovial happiness
Pink and White – Forever love
Orange and Yellow – Passionate thoughts
Pale colors – Sociability and friendship

The rose plant has many other symbols as well, the leaves of a rose symbolize hope, a crown of roses symbolizes superior merit, and many others.

Observatory Of Planets November 11, 2007

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KHALIFA MAMUN-EL-RASHID 813-833 A.D (198 A.H. -218 A.H.)

During the reign of abbasid caliph mamun-el-Rashid notable progress was made in
the since of astronomy and first observatroy to measure earth’s circumference was
established under his order well. known astronomers like yahya bin Mansoor, Khalid
bin Abdul Malik Maruzie and Abbas bin Saeed prepared astronomical tables to establish
an observatory at the city of Shamasa to collect infomation about the sun and other
planet.

It is a artwork of well Know pakistan’s artisit Aftab Zafar .

Facts November 11, 2007

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Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person stop producing tears. Try it next time you chop onions.


Until babies are six months old, they can breathe and swallow at the same time.


Offered a new pen to write with, 97% of all people will write their own name.


The average person’s field of vision encompasses a 200-degree wide angle.


To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it, and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe.


Canadians can send letters with personalized postage stamps showing their own photos on each stamp .


Babies’ eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.


It snowed in the Sahara Desert in February of 1979.


Plants watered with warm water grow larger and more quickly than plants watered with cold water.


Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.


Those stars and colors you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.


Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing .


Contrary to popular belief, a swallowed chewing gum doesn’t stay in the gut. It will pass through the system and be excreted.


At 40 Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing.


There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year.


Cats, camels and giraffes are the only animals in the world that walk right foot, right foot, left foot, left foot, rather than right foot, left foot.


Onions help reduce cholesterol if eaten after a fatty meal.


The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

Why Newton commited Suicide…! November 6, 2007

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Newton, the father of Physics committed suicide. Why? Here is the reason.
 
Once,
Newton came to India and watched a few Tamil movies that had his head spinning.  He was convinced that all his logic and  laws in physics were just a huge pile of junk and apologized for everything he had done.
 
In the movie of Rajanikanth,
Newton was confused to such an extent that he went paranoid. Here are a few scenes:
 
1) Rajanikanth has a Brain Tumor which, according to the doctors can’t be cured and his death is imminent.  In one of the fights, our great Rajanikanth is shot in the head.To everybody’s surprise, the bullet passes through his ears taking away the tumor along with it and he is cured! Long Live Rajanikanth!
 
2) In another movie, Rajanikanth is confronted with 3 gangsters Rajanikanth has a gun but unfortunately only one bullet and a knife.
 
Guess, what he does…
 
He throws the knife at the middle gangster… & shoots the bullet towards the knife.  The knife cuts the bullet into 2 pieces, which   kills both the gangsters on each side of the middle gangster & the knife kills the middle one.
 
3) Rajanikanth is chased by a gangster.  Rajanikanth has a revolver but no bullets in it. Guess, what he does.  Nah… not even in your remotest imaginations.
 
He waits for the gangster to shoot.  As soon as the gangster shoots, Rajanikanth opens the bullet compartment of his revolver and catches the bullet. Then, he closes the bullet compartment and fires his gun.  Bang… the gangster dies…
 
This was too much for our
Newton to take!  He was completely shaken and decided to go back.  But he happened to see another movie for one last time, and thought that at least one movie would follow his theory of physics. The whole movie goes fine and Newton is happy that all in the world hasn’t changed. Oops, not so fast!
 
The ‘climax’ finally arrives.
 
Rajanikanth gets to know that the villain is on the other side of a very high wall. So high that Rajanikanth can’t jump even if he tries like one of those superman techniques that our heroes normally use.   Rajanikanth has to desperately kill the villain because it’s the climax. (
Newton dada is smiling since it is virtually impossible…)
 
Rajanikanth suddenly pulls two guns from his pockets.  He throws one gun in the air and when the gun has reached above the height of the wall, he uses the second gun and shoots at the trigger of the first gun in air.  The first gun fires off and the villain is dead.
 
Newton commits suicide …