Monday 30 January 2012

Is Hard Work enough to make you Successful?

Once upon a time, a very strong woodcutter asked for a job with a timber merchant, and he got it. The pay was really good and so were the work conditions.

For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.
His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to work. The first day, the woodcutter brought 21 trees.

“Congratulations,” the boss said. “Go on that way!”

Very motivated by the boss’ words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day but he only could bring 17 trees.

The third day he tried even harder, but he only could bring 10 trees.

Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.

“I must be losing my strength”, the woodcutter thought.
He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.

“When was the last time you sharpened your axe?” The boss asked. “Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe.
I have been very busy trying to cut trees.

Moral: Just hard work is not enough to achieve success. Work smart and with the right attitude to achieve success in life.

Saturday 28 January 2012

Pakistan defeat England in Abu Dhabi 2nd Test 28/01/12

Pakistan wins Test Series against England after taking a 2-0 lead in a 3-match series. After years of seeing the team struggle and lose against England, especially in Test cricket, this is a great moment for Pakistan Cricket fans. It comes as a great relief for Pakistan, especially after the match-fixing controversy which took place the last time these sides met in a Test series. The incident in 2010 which led to a few Pakistani players being put behind bars (rightly so) ruined the image of Pakistan cricket and damaged the reputation of Cricket as a sport. Pakistan proved that they don't need dishonest players, no matter how good they are, they'd rather lose with honesty than have corrupted players. Thanks to Allah, the honest players took over the team and they have given the Pakistan flag a reason to fly high today!

It has come at an amazing time, England are ranked as number one Test team in the world and Pakistan are much lower in the rankings, England don't know what has hit them. England have arguably the best batting side in the world, if we consider not only skill, but also temperament and attitude. A superb, memorable and historic win for Pakistan and a great day for fans of Test Cricket.

Misbah deserves a lot of credit, he has a different attitude, a unique style, he sticks to his plans despite criticism. The 'stay out there and struggle' attitude shown by Asad Shafiq and Azhar Ali is what kept the game within reach, that is rare for a Pakistani side to show fight especially in the batting department. Brilliant spin bowling, I don't think technique or talent can save a batsman too often when the bowling is of that standard. 

Sameer Hussain

Thursday 26 January 2012

Wednesday 25 January 2012

LRBT Free Eye Hospital in Dadyal

A modern eye hospital in one of the buildings of Iftikhar Memorial Trust in which the underprivileged are given free eye treatment. The hospital is equipped with the latest machinery and specialist doctors.

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Hum Kis Taraf Jaa Rahay Hain Zindagi Main

Aisa kyun hota hai ke burrai itni aam ho jaati hai ke log us ko acha samajh leytay hain aur us ke galat honay pe sawaal bhi karnay lagtay hain.

Ek banda shuru karta hai, doosra picha chal parta hai, phir aur log bhi burray kaamon main lag jaatay hain, aisay main har koi burrai main shaamil ho jaata hai...

Sachai to yeh hai, ke agar saari duniya ke log ek saath mil kar bhi kisi galat kaam ko kartay hain, to woh phir bhi galat hi rahega, sahi nahin ho jaata.

Hum apnay armanon ke pichay jitna chaahay bhaag leyn, lekin aakhir main hum bhaagtay hi reh jaayenge....Lakhon croroan jhoot sach ko chupa nahin saktay, khud ko tasalli deynay se koi galat kaam acha nahin ho jaata...

Hum yeh bhool jaatay hain ke dhoka to hum usi ko de rahay hain jisay hum aainay main dekhtay hain.

Humain seekhna hoga, apnay aap se sawal karnay hongay, khwahishon ke ghulam naa bano, samaaj ke ghulam naa bano. Apnay andar se nikalo us behtreen insaan ko jo aap ban saktay hain, khwahishon ke samundar main dhoob naa jao, khud ko dhoka naa do, galat raastay pe chal kar yeh mat socho ke sab teek ho jayega.

Aankhein kholo, aur dekho kya sahi hai, kya galat hai, kya acha hai, kya burra hai, kis cheez se bachna hai, zindagi aap ki hai, aap ko is ki hifazat karni hogi.

Main kabhi kabhi sochta hoon, ke log doosron ke peechay aisay hi chal partay hain, yeh bhi nahin sochtay ke kahan jaa rahay hain, hum bhaag rahay hain lekin yeh nahin pata ke manzil kya hai.

Sameer Hussain - Admin Dadyal Online

Why do we follow the crowd without knowing where it's going?

How does something bad spread and then become common to the extent that people question why it was labelled as wrong in the first place?

One person starts it, another imitates, then a few more follow, before we know it, everybody starts doing it.....

The reality is that everybody in the world can get together and do something wrong, but it still won't become right. We can chase our desires as much as we like but eventually we will be left chasing. A million lies cannot hide or cover up the truth, pretending to change the rules doesn't change them. Convincing ourselves that there is nothing wrong with something that is wrong, will not make it right..

What we don't realise is that the only person we are fooling is the one we see in the mirror.

We have to constantly learn to question ourselves, don't let yourself be a slave of your desires or a slave of society, be the person that you deserve to be. Bring out the best person that you can be, don't let yourself fade away in the ocean of loss....don't fool yourself and continue on the wrong path by saying everything will be alright. Don't live in an illusion, open your eyes and see what is wrong and what is right, what is good and what should be avoided, it's your life, be in control.

I sometimes wonder, why do people like to follow others without realising where they might end up? Why are we racing without seeing the finishing line?

Sameer Hussain - Admin Dadyal Online

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Kaaghaz Qalam aur Main - Urdu Shayari

Kaaghaz, Qalam aur Main
Jab bhi ek saath hotay hain
Kuch Aisa Kaam Kerte Hein...
Main Apni Rooh Ke Goshon Se
Lafz Talaash Kerti Hoon…
Qalam Unn Sabhi Lafzon Ko Bikhair Deta Hai…

Aur Kaaghaz Unhen Samait Leta Hai…
Bas Yahi Kaam Kerte Hein,,
Sabhi Ache Lafz Chunn Ker
Tumhara Naam Likhte Hein…!!

Monday 16 January 2012

Sunday 15 January 2012

Saturday 14 January 2012

Youngest Microsoft Professional Arfa Karim passes away at the age of 16

LAHORE: The youngest Microsoft professional, Arfa Karim passes away at the age of 16 in a Lahore hospital on Saturday (14/01/12), DawnNews reported.

Arfa fell desperately ill last month and doctors say she has suffered brain damage, leaving her in a coma at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Lahore.

She was suffering from idiopathic epilepsy seizures which led to brain damage. The medical experts say the epilepsy can be caused by various infectious and non-infectious diseases but in idiopathic epilepsy no underlying disease of the brain or body can be identified in the early or short investigations. Arfa became the youngest Microsoft professional after completing her MCP in 2004 at the age of only 9. Upon completing her course, Microsoft owner Bill Gates invited her to visit the company’s headquarters in the US. Software Development Division Vice President Somasegar also acknowledged her achievement in his blog.

Arfa was studying at the Lahore Grammar School`s Paragon Campus for her A Levels. She also received numerous awards and gold medals from private and government institutions for her achievement.

She received the Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of science and technology in 2005, besides the Salaam Pakistan Youth Award. She has also received President’s Award for Pride of Performance. She was invited to Microsoft Headquarters again in November 2006 as a part of the keynote session in the Tech-Ed Developers conference held in Barcelona. Her funeral will be held at Cavalry Ground Lahore on Sunday, said Arfa’s father.

Reported by Dawn News

Friday 13 January 2012

AJK Government may go back on Medical College admission policy

MUZAFFARABAD, Jan 7 2012: The AJK government may go back on its repeated affirmations regarding admissions to the two budding medical colleges, allegedly under the pressure of some cabinet members who want to please their electorate at the cost of merit, Dawn has learnt.

The two medical colleges – recently opened in Muzaffarabad and Mirpur – have a total of 200 seats. Of them, the executive committee of both colleges, headed by the AJK chief secretary, had reserved 150 seats for candidates from AJK to be filled through open merit. The remaining 50 seats were reserved for candidates hailing from the four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan, Fata, Islamabad territory, Indian-held Kashmir, and overseas Kashmiris.

AJK Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed had himself constantly declared that admissions would be given on ‘open merit’ and there would not be any special quota for any area or government functionary. However, according to sources, some ministers had pressurised him to back-pedal on the issue and introduce quota system for admissions.

“The U-turn has been precipitated by intense pressure from the ministers who want to gratify their voters at the cost of merit,” said the sources.According to the new proposal, 10 seats in each college would be filled through ‘open merit’ and the remaining 130 seats allocated for AJK nationals would be distributed among all its districts under the quota system. The proposal, which is yet to be notified, has sent shock waves among students who have secured more than 80 per cent marks in FSc but are losing hope of securing admission under the quota system.

On Friday, a delegation of these students met Chief Secretary Mohammad Shehzad Arbab and called upon him to ensure that merit reigned supreme in admissions in accordance with a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. According to Fatima Abdullah, one of the students, the chief secretary appeared to be in agreement with their viewpoint but expressed his helplessness in the face of alleged political pressure. “The government has been claiming day in, day out that admissions will be given purely on merit. It is strange why it is going back on its words,” she said.

Another student, Komal Manzoor, said: “We are not demanding any extraordinary favour but something which is our fundamental right.” The meeting of pro-merit students with the chief secretary coincided with a demonstration by nearly three dozen students from Neelum valley against the ‘open merit’ admission policy for the medical colleges. “We want allocation of quota for Neelum valley and other areas in medical colleges,” they demanded. However, pro-merit students pointed out that most of the pro-quota demonstrators were living or studying in urban areas and hence did not deserve admissions through the back door.

“In our class alone there were nearly two dozen students from Neelum and Hattian districts who enjoyed same educational facilities and it will not be fair to give them admissions under the cover of quota system,” said Madeeha Ijaz, a student of Science Model College. Fatima Abdullah told Dawn that pro-merit students would stage a rally on Monday to highlight their viewpoints. “If we deem it necessary, we will also file a petition in the AJK High Court to seek directions for the government to abolish quota system,” she said. It has been learnt that the medical colleges’ executive committee was also scheduled to meet on Monday to discuss the issue.

When contacted, AJK prime minister’s spokesperson Murtaza Durrani confirmed that the government had decided to introduce district-wise quota system to accommodate students from all areas of Azad Kashmir and Kashmiri refugees.

“However, 10 per cent of total seats would be given on open merit,” he said.— Tariq Naqqash

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The similarity between Urdu and Hindi

It comes as a surprise to almost everyone that what is known as Hindi in India and Urdu in Pakistan is actually one and the same language, The Hindustani! Linguistically speaking, modern standard Hindi and Urdu (official languages of India & Pakistan respectively) are two Standardized Registers of the single language Hindustani, which was the lingua franca of the Mughal empire and later adopted by the British as the official language of British India (modern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh).

Literally meaning “Our Language”, Hamari Boli (Hindi-Urdu) is the lingua franca of the Desi People worldwide. It is the most widely used language for everyday communication among the common-folk across India and Pakistan and the Desi diaspora. With dozens of mutually intelligible local variants, it is the 2nd most spoken language in the world! It is the everyday apolitical lingo used by close to a billion South Asians to communicate across borders and cultures. UAE is the best example of the South Asian lingua franca status of Hamari Boli. In Dubai, Hamari Boli is the language that 4 construction workers from Dhaka, Lahore, Mumbai and Kathmandu use to communicate with each other, though it’s not first language for any of them.

Stylistically, Hamari Boli is the broad, freewheeling, neutral and balanced middle-lowbrow speech as exemplified by the world’s most prolific film industry, Bollywood. Linguistically, it is the 21st century syncretic register of Hindi-Urdu, written using the Roman Alphabet, The HB Script.

Today, Hamari Boli is the official language of India and Pakistan in the form of extreme highbrow versions known as ‘Shudh Hindi’ and ‘Saaf Urdu’ respectively. Shudh Hindi is all Sanskritized (written in Devanagari and draws high vocabulary from Sanskrit) whereas Saaf Urdu is all Persianized (written in Perso-Arabic and draws high vocabulary from Persian and Arabic). At that level, Hindi and Urdu become mutually un-intelligible. However, the colloquial vernacular is easily accessible to almost everyone all across India and Pakistan, the greater Desi region and the 30 Million + worldwide Desi diaspora. The result of the superb adaptive and accommodating nature of Hamari Boli is that today it is one of the richest languages in vocabulary and style.

Today, Hindi-Urdu is the 2nd most spoken language in the world with 500Million+ speakers worldwide, second only to Mandarin. With dozens of local dialects, it is the ‘Language of the Desi People’ (primarily, modern India and Pakistan and also including Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Mauritius, Fiji, South Africa, US, UK, UAE, KSA…). If there’s one social and cultural identity that binds all Desi People, it’s Hamari Boli.

The principle problem with modern Hindi-Urdu today is mutual illegibility in written form. Hindi uses Devanagari whereas Urdu uses Perso-Arabic script which renders written Hindi-Urdu illegible which are otherwise perfectly mutually intelligible in spoken form. This severely limits the reach and accessibility of written works.

However, 21st Century Hindi-Urdu is characterized by overwhelming use of modern English alphabet in written electronic communication. New generations are all comfortable using Roman Hindi-Urdu for chatting/writing online and txting. Instant messengers, chat rooms, blogs, discussion boards and social networks are serving as informal laboratories and nurseries of its development and popularization. Major companies are using it for popular advertising and most hoardings in urban centers flash it everywhere.

Simply put, Hamari Boli is re-unified Hindi-Urdu written using Roman alphabet with a combined vocabulary drawn from both standard Hindi and Urdu with generous helpings of English.

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