Imperator or Orator

Both the words of the title are from Latin, though one may appear to be from the English dictionary. I have attempted to identify their potency relating to the present generation of standard bearers who are walking through our lives in the present cataclysmal climate. A few examples are trotted out; which may or may… Continue reading Imperator or Orator

Ruminating Future Travels

Most of us do want to get out and see the world for various reasons, especially when we have all the time in the world, which is omnipresent on retiring from active duty. I will not withdraw and seek isolation and seclusion, was my silent resolution and it did work effectively. I enjoyed the journey… Continue reading Ruminating Future Travels

Hate!

Love grows in the fields! (Picture by Jafar Shameem) Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself! This has been happening over the ages and yet it continues to happen every other day on one pretext or the other. Is there a country where ‘hate’ has not destroyed… Continue reading Hate!

Ballu Aur Lallu

(Picture by Jafar Shameem) कम तर उम्र मे ही आगाह हुए वह हर दुनियवि गुल और चाल से हालात और माहोल ने की वक़्त से पहले ही ज़​ईफी ळिप्टे रहे जद्दो जहद मे, करते रहे मुक़ाबिला हर दिकक़त और अफ़त से क़ायम रखनी थी वुजूद अप्नि और कुन्बह की ढ्डंते फिर्थे थे छोटे छोटे काम… 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