The Tale of Twin Paths…

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Means and ends, needs and scarcity, price and quantity, demand and supply, cost and revenue, profit and loss, in the short run or over the long run… the constants and the long run… the government and the monopolist, regulation and invisible hand, money and interest… what? How? For whom? And the means for the ends and the ends of the means… offhandedly human life, formally economics! There is always a variable and a constant! No, I am not giving you a 360 ride, I am narrating my days’ story… the story of everyday, the tale of twin paths…

You seem whirled.

Well, Coelho said, “Everything is possible, from angels to demons to economists and politicians!”

Smiles!

And I designed this graphic. Actually I left out the designing component perhaps, and just made it – scratches the head! Simplicity is worth it, isn’t

Over a Cup of Hot Chocolate…

 

Flipping pages, scribbling through notebooks, piling up books, running an investigation session with Google, playing with office suite features… tick, tock, tick scampered the needle on the white dial of my silver chain watch and so, I could not find time to hang around with my bluddies, the blog buddies. Here I am, everyone, smiling from the other side of your screen. Salam!

I enjoy conversing with friends, listening to them and sharing my thoughts, talking endlessly, sometimes being sensible and at times being completely silly. Well, that’s me! And now you are here, over a cup of chocolatey hot chocolate. It’s quite nice, really. I crunched chocolate chip cookies to the blend. Smiles.

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It was a tough week, the last one. I finished up on a paper yesterday. There isn’t much to be done today so, I am here. University is going well, job’s fine as well and volunteer work is the usual. The motivation to channel energies into a nation building process is the most prized possession for now, the hope of a brighter tomorrow is flickering in radiance. On the more undesirable side I have come to realize that expecting systems and people to be fair is not the option to choose. However, being fair is the crust of earning self-satisfaction. Flipping the ogle to where the light reflects and refracts leaving a sparkle, I have learned that sense of dignity and self-esteem are an asset to have. Being fair earns fairness.

Hey, it’s chocolate not cold shake. Drink please! I am contemplating on how to make my resume. What should I do to improve my skill set? Leaning through life, broadening horizons, how shall I surge forward? I need to improve my time management skills for certain, though. Sigh!

Ball yaar! Yikes, sorry! A pacer making a set batsman jump off the crease is one of the most sensational scenes on the cricket field. Wow, Irfan! Pakistan is playing England again!

So, what are you up to these days? Have you listened to the Janoon Band classic, Sayonee? It’s on repeat since morning today.

Oh, you finished your drink!

It was nice chatting with you! Drop by any time, I’d make you a chocolatey hot chocolate again. Fall is maturing and nights and early mornings are getting cold in Lahore.

Hasta La Vista!

I’m Here For…

The evening has matured enough for the dusk to fall; the autumn sun is about set shortly, diving into the horizons of our mythical city. Here I am chattering to you all after not a very tiring, exhaustive, wasn’t annoying Monday as till this hour. Clad in a skinny black jeans and a faded lemon yellow kurti I am lying in the living room couch, talking to you all and watching Pakistan and England play endurance on the Test grounds of Sharjah. Pakistan needs to capture two wickets in quick succession to claim its position; however, the English defence is strong enough. How ideal it would be if I could swish and flick a want to make myself a cup of tea… Let’s pin down that bubble for now! Why am I here?

I’m here for this, to be myself, Zahra. I have profiles on a few social networking sites and all were created and used for this very reason! To socialize, interact, converse, make friends, explore, discover, learns, nurture and grow… to speak my mind and heart, to foster ideas, to broaden horizons, to gain… to give… to carry hope, peace and love across all borders… By name, I am Zahra; by nationality, I am a Pakistani, by ethnicity, I am a Punjabi; by religion, I am a Muslim; by gender, I am a girl; by education, a university students having economics and general sciences as my subjects; by profession, a content creator; by zodiac, an Aquarius; by nature, I am myself! Myself… Zahra… Loud like a drum beat, soft like a piano key, like a hawk, like a dove, like a wind, like a breeze… In search of light, even in the dark! Observant yet chirpy; very queer… and that is why I’m here; like a visitor if not a native… to interact…

The sun has begun to set… Pakistan still needs two quick wickets! I have some stuff to finish on, and make tea as well! If you want to hear more about me, you can listen to me here: About

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I will make this post this with tea! Smiles! You are welcomed for a chat any time!

Until next time, I am running off in my Flintstones’ car!

Keep smiling!

The Liebster Award

Surprised, puzzled, delighted and humbled, all at once. I thank babblerwockying! for enlisting me as a nominee for the Liebster Award! This very compelling writer, Anand, never fails to capture my attention with his peculiar style of writing and the choice of subjects that he makes. I would like to have Anand’s testimony on why would he nominate me for the award. I enjoy our interactions and reading from him.

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Award Rules
• Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
• Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
• Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
• Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.

Answering Anand’s Questions

Why exactly do you write?
I write when my inner self tells me to! I don’t what Exactly makes my fingers start dancing on the keyboard!

Do you believe in miracles? If yes, have you ever seen one?
What is a miracle? If it is performing an act of piercing your way out, against all odds and beyond all contemplations and expectations? If so, I believe in miracles. The human history is the one of miracles. We, the humans, do work miracles.

They say, A great writer is a great reader, Do you agree?
Perhaps! However, I believe a great writer is great observer coupled with being a voracious reader. It takes observation and thoughtfulness to read between the lines and to capture meaning in words rather than simply employing words as linguistic tool.

What is the basic ingredient according to you for someone to be a writer?
To answer that I must find my personal legend as writer, first!

How do you cope with the writer’s block, if you find yourself in the situation?
I paint myself as I attempt to write, not with a brush but with words. All I write is a commentary, if that is writing at all then I will never be stuck in such a situation as is the case till date.

Which is more important, Heart or Brain?
What is a human without one of them? Both! Feelings and thoughts are always on a merry-go-round!

Do you think you are doing your life well? Do you sleep satisfied at the end of the day?
I can’t sleep with dissatisfaction and without hope. However, there is much to be done, step by step, phase by phase, deed by deed… gradually…

Name your favourite music artists.
How difficult is that to answer! Janoon, the Band; Nazia Hassan; Shafqat Amanat Ali; Atif Aslam; Abida Parveen, Rohail Hayat, A. R. Rehman, Mohit Chohan, Frank Sinatra!

If someone had to think about something that reminds them of you, what would it be?
Hope!

What are your three greatest lessons that you have learnt from life so far?
I don’t know how many lessons I have learnt so far and which exactly the important one, wasn’t. However, I know one thing for certain: Life is worth more than going about it without a reason!

What would you like the posterior generations to remember for?
Le the time decide my worth for even being remembered!

What are your two greatest quotes of all times?
A very difficult question it is…
• And there lies a difference between who know and know not!
• This world is a stage and we all are actors!
• Only in the darkness can you see the stars!

How do you handle stress and if you have job how do you manage your time in writing and work?
I make a small prayer and get myself going, telling myself there’s nothing against me except my own self. I am a day scholar with a part time job, I write when I want to! Time has nothing to do with it.

Do you have a mentor (if yes, who are they and why did you choose them) If no, Where do you draw inspiration from?
It is the very life of mine that makes me who I am, it gives me the inspiration to be the being! A few names, however, would make a list but I don’t consider myself worthy of even mentioning them.

How has life changed before and after commencing blogging?
Life is about progression, it changes through time on its own. Blogging has been a pleasant experience. It has allowed me to explore more, learn more and grow more. Interactions and exchange of thoughts are something that help one nurture!

What kind of reading of blogs category wise is your favourite?
I am a curious soul, always looking for something! I don’t really have a favourite category! That’s exactly me, into everything!

How do you unwind (spend your ‘free time’)?
Chat with friends, plug in my earphones and play some tracks, sing along or dance around or simply find myself a good read or write myself… If nothing, my eyes stare at a point while I fly across the skies of thoughts…

If you could be anyone who would you like to be?
The only self I want to be, is my own! Zahra!

My Nominees for the Liebster Award

I have a small community here, I should be more active! My nominations are enlisted below, people who always leave me with something after a read.

babblerwockying!

A Smith’s World

Sabethville

Cathy Lynn Brooks

Ssh, Maddy is Writing
Questions for My Nominees
You many answer any of the questions that Anand had asked. I can’t think of anything better to ask myself!

Light and Dark, Captured! Blurry!

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A blurred shot, I realized it the very moment I captured it. Up till now, for past three days, I have been contemplating if it was worth a post or not. Perhaps not, I know! A bad impression, I concede! Not good for the eyes, I realize. I need a better lens or a better sense of photography perhaps, I consider. It is blurry and vague, very confusing or even intriguing. I am posting it just to respond to a query to myself, the query which states that why would I click this snap and then blog it here? The two divergent rays converge in a single answer for all cases to proceed with! I was sitting alone, awaiting the arrival of the two most idiotic people in the world whom I call my best friends, and while they weren’t twittering about my ears I was gazing at the golden sparkling ray of light washing the pealed green autumn leaves of the tree heightening up to the corridor atrium on the first floor of the twentieth century building. The shadow behind that golden glow had caught my eye and I dived straight into it, in the vast pool of my thoughts or rather an ocean that I have been discovering a new, every single day for past twenty and  half years of my life! When I gathered that I had been waiting for too long and thinking too much, I caught the culprit, captured the shadow from a distance good enough that the shot is this vague. And so I am blogging this because thoughts, ideals, proposals, events in life are more often the compound of randomness, vagueness, , possibility, concreteness, certainty, impulse, repulse, puzzle, comprehension, light, dark, right, wrong.. You and I…

Just as troublesome is the nature of thoughts and life, is troublesome the day called Sunday! It’s a holiday, it’s free, it’s to laze around but… tomorrow is Monday, means Sunday is the end of weekend and means a little remaining work has to be done… Complicated Sunday and I am suddenly so less thoughtful and so more lazy! I’m strangely me!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

A wave from miles away, Keep Smiling!