Ballu Aur Lallu

(Picture by Jafar Shameem) Kam tar umr mein hi aagah hue woh har duniyavi gul aur chaal se Halaat aur mahol ne di waqt se pahle hi zaeefi Lipte hue jaddo jehad mein, karte rahe muqabla her diqqat aur aafat se Qayam rakhni thi unhe wujood apni aur kunbeh ki   Dhoondte phirthe thhe chote… Continue reading Ballu Aur Lallu

Leaves Fall, People Don’t

A hospital alone shows what war is.      Erich Maria Remarque We have been in this war for the past year or so. God willing it will end soon with the doctors and their staff notching up and garnering victory. During this period we were fortunate to encounter a large cross section of dedicated and humble… Continue reading Leaves Fall, People Don’t

Ya Ali Madad!

Masjid Al Haram, The Sacred House, the first House founded for mankind (the word ‘house’ referring to a place of worship) at Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Al Aqsa Mosque (the farthest Mosque) at Jerusalem (Picture by Jafar Shameem)  ("Glorified by He [Allah] who transported His servant [Muhammad (saws)] by night from Masjid al-Haram to Masjid al-Aqsa… Continue reading Ya Ali Madad!

Vasant Panchami

  The Tiananmen square Beijing in its present condition (Picture by Jafar Shameem) The Arab Spring demonstration at Tahrir Square Cairo (The first image is the peak of the demonstration at the square! The second image is the present day state, it is a traffic square!) Two historical events identified by uprisings in two different… Continue reading Vasant Panchami

A Delightful Treat!

My son Baqar, (Faizi domestically) stays in Hockessin, Delaware, USA and his next door neighbors are Tassadaq Uppal and family. They are US citizens of Pakistani origin and no imaginary boundary line divides us. Their Punjabiat is no different from those of my very dear friends back in India; I feel the same resonance and… Continue reading A Delightful Treat!

Are We Really Faithful?

My ancestral home at Faizabad is around 6 Km from Ayodhya, the birth place of Sri Ram. The last I and my wife visited Ayodhya was in 1973 when we went to most of the Mandirs and the Babari Masjid. It was an interesting and expensive experience, as we were asked by the pandas to… Continue reading Are We Really Faithful?

Faith and Knowledge

Barukh Adonai Eloheinu, melekh ha`olam... (Budhism) In the name of the father, the son and the spirit. (Christianity) Om Hari Om. (Hinduism) Aum Mani Padme Hum. (Judaism) Wahe Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Ji Ki Fateh. (Sikhism) Bismillah Hir Rahmanir Rahim. (Islam) All faithfuls invoke the blessings of their Lord Almighty before they start anything. I have… Continue reading Faith and Knowledge