Archive for January, 2011

Oye Uth Jawana (Oh Wake Up Youth)

Posted in Articles on January 29, 2011 by Dev!l

Writer’s Note: The following is a YouTube link of a very truthful and thoughtful song I was made to listen by friend. The song is in Punjabi but a very rough English and Roman Urdu translation is given for those not familiar with Punjabi. I would like to add that I suck at translating Punjabi into other languages and I am no poet therefore a lot of the song’s symmetry has been lost and any contribution in making the translation better would be accepted graciously.

English Translation:

Look at the spectacle the world watches in your country,

Oh look at the spectacle the world watches in your country

Where bomb blasts and where light gives long power cuts

Here people die of hunger, here “Wadera’s”(Land lords) live

Here people die of hunger, here “Wadera’s”(Land lords) live

In my country snakes have pavilion-ed

Oh wake up youth your country is drowned in the darkness, make it day

Oh wake up youth your country is drowned in the darkness, make it day

Here sugar is expensive, here flour is expensive

But my country’s bride wears a bridal gown of 1 lak rupees

Here sugar is expensive, here flour is also expensive

But my country’s bride wears a bridal gown of 1 lak rupees

Here where children sell mothers

Here where children sell mothers

Whilst the people laugh

Oh my home tv says

Oh wake up youth your country is drowned in the night, make it day

Here phone packages are cheap and Samosas are crispy

Where you get prayers for a rupee

100 channels broadcast in houses and tell news daily

My country’s brother journalists are the ones saving it

The Kalma remains on our tongues and the heart keeps saying Allah Allah

The breath whilst dying says

Oh wake up youth your country is drowned in the night, make it day

Oh wake up youth your country is drowned in the night, make it day

Roman Urdu Translation:

Dekho tamasha jo dunya dekhti hai mulk mein teray

Dekho tamasha jo dunya dekhti hai mulk mein teray

Kidher bomb pathay aur kidher bijli karay lambay andheray

Idher log bhokay martay hain idher bastay hain Waderay

Idher log bhokay martay hain idher bastay hain Waderay

Meray mulk mein sanpon nay dalay hain deray (parao)

Oh jawan uth aur ker day sawera tera mulk dooba hai andheray mein

Oh jawan uth aur ker day sawera tera mulk dooba hai andheray mein

Idher cheeni bhi mehngi idher aata bhi mehnga

Per meray mulk ki dulhan pehnay lakh lakh ka lehnga

Idher cheeni bhi mehngi idher aata bhi mehnga

Per meray mulk ki dulhan pehnay lakh lakh ka lehnga

Jidher bachay maaon ko bechain

Jidher bachay maaon ko bechain

Meray mulk kay log hansain

Oh meray ghar ka tv kehta

Oh jawan uth aur ker day sawera tera mulk dooba hai andheray mein

Idher phone kay packages sastay aur samosay milain khastay

Rupaye mein milti hai dua

Ghar mein 100 100 channel atay hain aur rozana khabarin sonatay hain

Meray mulk ko meray bhai sahafi hain bachatay

Hamaray muun per kalma hai rehta

Dil Allah Allah hai kerta

Sans toot tay toot tay kehti hai

Oh jawan uth aur ker day sawera tera mulk dooba hai andheray mein

Another Senesless, Pointless Rant about Women

Posted in Rants on January 25, 2011 by Dev!l

As the topic suggests this is another rant about women and their ways. And before you ask, no I am not a homosexual male or a guy burnt in love or Barney doing drugs. So please don’t ask me such type of shitty questions. What I say I have found from experience by observing the girls around me (thankfully many of the girls I know are not like this but still some are), if you are different then please have my heartfelt congratulations… NOW PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE!

Now the question arises, what can I possibly rant about women that I haven’t ranted about before? Apparently, there is nothing new but I must share for the sake of some person who actually has a life and was cool enough to miss my earlier rants :D.

So, here goes… I am tired of the way girls act so selfish and self absorbed. How their feelings are more important and we, the opposite gender is supposedly a freaking android with the nucleons for emotions replaced by lustful wishes. I am so tired of the fact how when we go up to a girl and unfortunately smile, it is “understood” that we are hitting on her. Well I am sorry, I didn’t know you were the prettiest thing ever to walk the very face of this planet. Yes, there is nothing to look in your direction but your, oh so radiant face, vibrant smile and blithe personality… Honestly, stop being so self-absorbed, no one gives a damn (Well mostly I don’t and since it’s my blog I would state how I feel and how I ACT! If I cared how other guys treated you I would be called Mother Teresa. Got a problem? Well please go to wordpress or blogger or live and make a blog and write about it and stop nagging me.)

Wait, I am sorry that was so rude. Tch Tch Tch where are my manners? What can possibly make me deduce that girls are self-absorbed? Lets see, oh oh I know I know, how about the story that a girl hits on me (Yes, I also think she must be blind or mentally retarded or even both to do so) and I just ignore her, it’s considered rude and suddenly your declared as the oh so “proud and arrogant” guy in your class. (This case is stated if you are lucky, otherwise they would just dub you as “gay”.) But if I just as so point out to a girl that she dropped some cash on the street with a smile (just because I am having a good day and not that she is the current model for playboy), it’s considered rude of me as I am hitting on her and apparently I have no mother and sister in my home. (No, didn’t happen to me but someone I know so too bad you can’t jest on me for that, I feel so sad for you… Oh wait its not that I am sad about, I am sad about your pathetic-ness actually.)

I am not saying every girl is self-absorbed, I have seen girls who suffer from inferiority complex too. For those girls if you smile in any direction while they are in the vicinity, it’s understood by them that you are laughing at them. Yes, way to go human evolution and the super powers to hear conversations from 6 to 10 yards away. No offense but if I wanted to laugh I would find bozo the clown funnier than you. Now the next example I am about to state can almost be related to by almost every guy. Notice how wrong it is for you to have feelings for a girl and how right it is for a girl to have feelings for you. Many girls would look at you in disgust if you walk up to them and say, “Hey I find you attractive.” But they find it oh so very cute if they come up to you and say, “Hey, you cute.” Yes, way to go Shakespeare for teaching us, such complicated anagrammatic English. Also notice how it is wrong for you to tell your girlfriend how you feel about her if she doesn’t feel like it and apparently your just a sex monkey who has an on and off button. And the last thing to notice is how a girl can get rude with you and it’s awesomely ok and how even if you get a little rude you have to apologize your ass off. Like I said an android with no feelings… *robotic voice* yes mistress, state your order please.

My last topic of rant is well something that I really hate. Notice how powerful women are in our society and yet they feel they are the ones who are being treated wrong. Wait… Have I lost my mind? Lets see, a girl slaps you in public, people come up from every freaking corner of a one mile radius and kick your ass all over the bloody place. A girl tears up her sleeves and just say you assaulted her… well enjoy, your all expenses paid vacation to the central jail along with special “spa” treatments to make blood ooze out of every hole imaginable. Still not powerful enough… No, wait… did you know a woman can legally have bail for almost any offense committed by her apart from the big crimes? Wait what? I mean to say that a woman can commit a 420 offense, rob someone of his money from her brains and pay bail from that cash and be free whereas a male has to suffer prison for that? What the hell am I saying… Oh wait it’s the law here, sorry. Seriously should I go on? (I am skipping the laws about religion here and how ngo’s stand up to protect only women and not men from them but if you really want to add or delete them yourselves because I don’t wish to argue with close minded people.)

No offense to any lady out there but you people are freaking powerful, you just don’t know it. Yes yes give me the crap how a girl’s self respect matters to her so much and how men are born pigs. Yes I agree the world has been unfair to women in the past and is still unfair to them in many ways but does it really have to end up with you exercising every power that you do have to kill any silent ally along with enemies? Fine, men are jerks. Men are assholes, they don’t think etc etc. but if you say you can and you do then please tell me why do you hate equality this much yet preach to get it? Please enlighten me why do you love to play with people and yet not have people play with you? Please enlighten me how you can generalize men by meeting one group and have the shear atrocity to say we are complex and different. Please mistress of emotions, tell me why is it wrong for us to not consider your emotions when you don’t consider ours? (All girls have turned down a guy by not talking to them yet when I do it no matter what girl I tell it to she quickly says, oh my God that is so RUDE!!!) Seriously speaking I can go all night but I do realize I have more important things to do with my time…

Ramblings of an Entangled Mind

Posted in Uncategorized on January 22, 2011 by Dev!l

It’s been so long since I have picked up a pen to write about how I feel or what I think. Lately, I have been absorbed so much by the world of gaming that the only times I pick up a pen or open up MS Word is when I have to prepare an assignment or take notes during a lecture. But no matter how much absorbed I have became my mind still works the same if not better.

There is so much that has changed lately, and as I look at the time when I first came to the world of blogging a lot has changed, in both me and the world of blogging. I for one have gotten more mature over time and now have a serious perspective of life and everything around me. I have started to think upon things I never had thought about and frankly they intrigue me and entice my mental juices. Topics which I used to find boring and repetitive such as, the meaning of life, love etc., now seems more pleasurous than ever before. Instead of accepting everything as it is with little questioning, my mind has began to question the very thread that intertwines the fabric of being and the society we live in.

No, I am not praising myself I am just asking for the world to do the same. I want the people to stop following and saying yes. Its time we stand up and ask why? For, it was the objection of the laws of society and nature that led to a deeper and greater understanding of things around us. I mean if Galileo hadn’t questioned the church, our sun would still be revolving around the earth.

Well, ever since I have been away I have gotten a little more philosophical in nature. Little things have started to interest me more. From getting an adrenaline rush while riding a joyride to getting extreme happiness from the smiles of people I have came a long way. But there are still parts of me that are stuck with the past, for one I still like to whine and cry when things don’t go my way. I still like to get deeply absorbed in my work and get short tempered. I still have very little control over my mind in general but have a deeper understanding of its wants. I still have the impulsive need to cling to my present ways and not to see any change. but I am glad that on a social interaction scale I am still the same old introvert I was before, though there are some certain aspects of emotions that I have started to feel that I didn’t know could exist in me.

Over the years as I have changed so has the world of blogging, from people generally talking about their daily life in blogs a lot of them have started to take a deeper interest in the political issues of their countries. This is a very good thing but I am still concerned with the lack of articles on socially taboo topics, articles of philosophy etc. I know there are many blogs which are dedicated solely for that purpose but in my general observation I have realized that like society, the world of blogging is also fame crazy. Most bloggers write about whatever current issue gets the most readers even if they have little or no knowledge of the subject. I have seen bloggers write about soccer during the FIFA WC when they don’t even watch it. I have seen bloggers write about religion and passing judgment through their pen at some victim for either being right or wrong when they still need to get a better understanding of religion itself. I have seen rants about zodiac signs and how would they affect the writers, when prior to the whole controversy they had and still have no idea about how it really would affect the people. I have seen people write about love on Valentines Day when they haven’t truly loved at all. I have seen people rant about love and its craziness when they don’t even know the stages of love and can’t even differentiate between true love and mere trade.

So, I guess I have no idea what I am saying but I just wanted to write for the heck of it… so here it was, hope you enjoyed reading the ramblings of an entangled mind.

Blog Header Credit

Posted in Uncategorized on January 22, 2011 by Dev!l

Oops, silly me. I forgot to give proper credit to the designer of the my blog header when i changed it. So here it is, the credit of the current Blog Header goes to Mr. Muhammaed Usman Khan, known to the world of blogging as LVII. Don’t care from where he got the pictures and all :D. And YAY 100th post so that’s also dedicated to you mate, L V I I xD:P read it(lvii and not 57 please thank you :P).

2010… An Overview

Posted in Articles on January 7, 2011 by Dev!l

The end of 2010… Another year gone to the ashes, leaving nothing but mere memories and reflections in its wake. So, as usual here I am again to contemplate on the happening of the previous year and share with the general audience some of the non controversial and shareable events of my year. Frankly, it’s been quite some time since I wrote anything so I guess I am a bit rusty but ah well here goes.

Just like 2009, 2010 started with a fight with some people who were close to me. I can’t help but smile at the mere childishness of my behavior back then but in my defense the feeling of euphoria I get when I know I am right and if that feeling is taken away by lying to me, well then of course I would react… Anyhow amidst this chaotic start I was able to enjoy a memorable get together with my friends over a bbq.

I met some new people in 2010, usually friends from my gaming circle. Frankly, speaking ‘friend’ would be too much of an overstatement for them I would prefer the term acquaintances but ah well society dictates I must use the politically correct term ‘friend’. But nonetheless it was fun meeting them. Especially going out for pizza with one of the most decent persons I have met, totally unexpectedly.

As we are on the topic of friends well I am happy to say that I grew closer to some of my close friends and sadly grew farther apart from some. As is the norm of time. I found some new people that I know I can trust but as usual I would take my time in trusting them. It’s kind of funny, the people I usually fight with a lot are the ones that I grew closer too and the ones I grew apart from well they just drifted apart in silence. In all this anarchy I also experienced some unknown feelings of growing accustomed to the presence of some people, experiencing joy in the little tidbits of life and actually bothering to really listen to someone’s complaints.

Academically the year 2010 was a real joy ride. I saw both the top of my class along with getting a supplementary in a subject everyone easily passes. Speaking of academics I enjoyed a lot with my class this year as time progresses the unity of our class got stronger thus making the year much more of a memorable one. From playing soccer to class politics everything seemed a whole lot more fun this year. The trip with my class to Khanaspur would be one of the most memorable moments of my life.

Speaking of trips, I went to Kashmir in 2010’s summer vacations with two of my friends. The amazing journey accompanied by the songs of Akram Rahi to the cold water being thrown at me for being an introvert person all was real fun. Though it was sad to see that I have some breathing problems along with some intestinal issues now =D.

It was a quiet year from my family’s side with the occasional visit from family members and or me going to visit them for holidays. My nephew grew one year old and sadly enough I didn’t get him anything. Hey why should I get him something when he is too young to even remember what he broke when he was one year old, right? I seriously sometimes don’t get the norms of the society we, Homosapiens, have defined over the centuries.

I did give some gifts to some friends however, the most memorable of those being a scrapbook I made for one of them. Honestly, making it wasn’t a big deal but the joy of sending it was. I also learned something new in origami over all this ordeal (just a joke though, wasn’t an ordeal :P). I must say I can’t help but smile at an angry little girl who must be holding a teddy bear right now and strangling it and saying where the mention of my gift is.

I also avoided giving gift to a friend’s sister at her wedding. But well then again I wasn’t alone. I had my accomplices. The gathering with my school friends were few and far between but nonetheless fun as always. Its funny how busy we are becoming with our lives.

More over I did enjoy a lot of khuwari’s I did with my friends, including that amazing conference I attended just because of one friend along with many long walks which had no fruitful result. There were many unfinished projects I started this year but never saw them get finished. Hopefully I would get them reach a conclusion this year. I also entered a photography contest this year, with a friend, which we didn’t win but nonetheless I was proud of our work and the effort we put into it.

My father also got promoted this year as well so I guess this was a good year for him but then again it gives me nothing to be proud of as this is his achievement and not mine.

2010 in an overview was a great year; I enjoyed a lot and learned a lot more than I originally bargained for. I learned how hypocritical people actually can be and how some people lie to protect their interests. I learnt many aspects of human nature I had often ignored in my melancholy. Sadly enough not one of them made me feel any respect or love for our race. I learnt how sometimes your only true friend to wipe your tears is your own self and how sometimes someone can be so angel-istic that their one word of comfort is enough to make you smile in even the gloomiest of days.

Ah well but this is getting way too personal, I am not here to rant about how people are and how they should be for believe I am no saint either and personally now I believe that I have as much faults as any other human walking alive on this planet. So why criticize others when I have not even tried to correct myself yet? Quite honestly speaking many events of 2010 made me feel a little sad and I wouldn’t blame myself for not wanting to remember much of the year as I remember the rest of them. In the end all I can say that no matter how I spent my year, I have no regrets over anything as life continues without stopping and so should I. However, I do wish that this year, everyone around me has a greater year than mine.