Pakistan Army stands 1st!

Posted in Army, Pakistan with tags , , on October 22, 2010 by Saira

Pak Army has once again proved to be the best Army in the entire world. It stands first among 90 teams in internationally recognized military exercise.

 

Zara nam ho to ye mitti bari zarkhaiz hai Saaqi

(Iqbal)

 

(Acknowledgement to my friend Umar who informed me about this.)

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Creativity starts from a BELIEF!!!

Posted in Life with tags , , on October 5, 2010 by Saira

Sometimes a comment, a picture, a small video clip gives you the necessary push in your life. This video just gave me that push. Its really an inspiring one and I want to share it with you all.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!!

(Thanks to my friend Faeeza Khan through whom I got to know about this video)

Call of Duty 4 Tournament, Lahore

Posted in Call of Duty, Events, Games, Pakistan with tags , , , , on September 27, 2010 by Saira

If you live in Pakistan and are a COD4 freak and want to prove your mettle in the battlefield, this is the chance for you to dive in.

All Pakistan Call of Duty 4 tournament is scheduled as follows.

Team Members: 05

Fee: PKR 1500 per team

Registration: At the spot

Venue: NeoMartix Gaming Cafe, Ahad Arcade, Basement Hall, Near Dunkin Donuts, Gulberg III, Lahore.

Prize Money: PKR 10,000 for the winning team.

Break a leg! And do share your experience.

 

20 Beautiful Masajid(Mosques) around the Globe

Posted in Architecture, Islam, Masajid on September 22, 2010 by Saira

Religions and local customs have always merged to give unique taste and sight-seeing to the world. A tinge of Islamic values mixed with flavoring of local architecture provided the world with Masajid (Mosques) which are common in purpose but different in style.

Here I compile pictures of 20 BEAUTIFUL MOSQUES from around the globe. Hope you would enjoy watching.

Masjid-e-Nabvi (S.A.W.) (Madina, Saudi Arabia)

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Masjid (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darassalam)

Shah Faisal Masjid (Islamabad, Pakistan)

Schwetzinger Mosque (Schwetzinger, Germany)

Crystal Mosque (Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia)

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Mohammad Ali Mosque (Cairo, Egypt)

Badshahi Masjid (Lahore, Pakistan)

Blue Mosque (Istanbul, Turkey)

Putra Mosque (Putrajaya, Malaysia)

Kul Sharif Mosque (Kazan, Russia)

Great Mosque (Xian, China)

Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque (Kampong Kiarong, Brunei)

Al-Fateh Mosque (Manama, Bahrain)

Holy Golden Mosque (Singapore)

Sheikh Zayed Mosque (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Masjid Zahir (Kedah, Malaysia)

Asy-Syakirin Mosque (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Jamia Masjid (Delhi, India)

Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

May every Muslim get a chance to visit these resorts at least once in a lifetime. And may we all keep Masajid around us filled with purpose these are built for. Ameen

Economy Shift via Tech – A Video

Posted in Media, Social Networking, Technology on September 3, 2010 by Saira

We all know how a shift in every sector of life is taking place in the contemporary world. Thanks to Technological advancement. But lets make our knowledge more concrete by verifying through facts and figures. Here tons of facts and stats have been wrapped up in this video.

Enjoy watching:

DID YOU KNOW?

(I shared another interesting video earlier about “Is social media a fad?” Click here to watch)

Urdu is Important too!

Posted in Pakistan, Urdu on August 30, 2010 by Saira

I happened to see yesterday’s newspaper classified section. I found many well-paying tuitions demand in it and I was rather shocked when my sister-in-law hit a call to the worried parents (whose kids were from very high profile schools). Most of the tuitions requirement was for Urdu!

Yes URDU!!! – Our mother tongue!

Mother tongue we learn as we grow up. It runs through our veins. But unfortunately our new generations are getting far apart from Urdu. Considering Urdu as the most boring, most useless subject. Just cram it to get through. But in fact, to learn our mother tongue is really very important!

A few days ago, I went to the library at UCP campus and I picked up a marvel. “Seerat-un-Nabi (S.A.W.)” by Maulana Shibli Nomani and Syed Suleman Nadvi. I realized that one needs to have command on Urdu language to fully understand it. This book is just one example. There’s a great collection of our literature that is, of course, in Urdu. And to benefit from it at maximum, we ought to learn our language. Learn it means Learn it! Not to cram and paste only.

Nations can never excel without sticking to their Identity Icons. And Language is one of them!

Pak Telecom Industry: Sarcasm Huh?

Posted in Djuice, Media, Mobilink, Pakistan, Telecom, TVC, Ufone on August 29, 2010 by Saira

In industries where Supply is gradually exceeding Demand, great competition can be seen. We’ve been taught that Competition improves quality. Agree?

Now if we see the telecom industry of Pakistan, here’s a fierce competition among the leading companies. Quality has no doubt improved, rates have been lowered but hey… wait a second… What the hell has happened to the TV commercials? These companies used to create quality commercials too but this season… OMG! They’re intending sarcasm on one another. NO! Let me correct! They’re “trying to” hit each other with sarcasm and the results are pathetic (I’m sorry to say).

Ufone targets Telenor Djuice:

“Juice chahay vitamin E ka ho ya D ka… Par he jaaye ga pheeka”

How could Mobilink Jazz lag behind? Hence Jazz jumps in to target Ufone:

Can someone find ‘Creativity’ in these ads? Is this what we call “Healthy Sarcasm”? And my personal expectations were hurt for Ufone. I expect something cool from the Creative team of Ufone but???…

I request the marketing and promotion teams of these companies to please provide our eyes and senses with quality commercials. And if you intend sarcasm, come up with Quality Sarcasm. I don’t need to provide examples. Do I?