A reason to be happy…

I look around and see the polluted mind deteriorating every bit of love and essence of life. Are we living in the age of wisdom or in the age of mere technology?  The mind works nothing more like a pseudo code that is designed to achieve high end fantasized destiny of the self-obsessed mind.

I am a twenty first century creature, educated to bring about the positive energy that my limited horizon can foresee. Think and reflect on the point that you are among the chosen one’s who are educated and made to bring about that huge change. Why is there so much disparity, despair, sorrow and pain around you, when there is no reason to be sad about. You are bestowed with knowledge to find happiness, to find solutions, to find yourself.

Pray to thy Lord and say out loud how much grateful you are. You are granted with the gift of being called among the “educated” and yet you walk with a frown and a grim feel all over you.

Don’t wait for things to cheer you up, rather create things that grow happiness right under your feet.

You are among the chosen ones, then be it and prove it 🙂


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This is not the End, it’s only the Beginning

On 29th January, 2012, Textile Institute of Pakistan [TIP] said farewell to yet another vibrant and extremely competent batch of students. It was the Convocation 2012, probably the last time the entire batch crowded the fields on TIP collectively as a single cohesive unit.

The basketball court was utilized to host this grand event, just like it had been so the previous year. A dairy white marquee, a bright glistening sun and a pleasant breeze set the perfect tone for the occasion. The proceedings began, the event being hosted by me, Asad Jafri of AMM2 and Komal Mustafa of TDT2. In synchronization with a classical Sitar tune being played through the speakers, the procession led by the Academic Coordinator Mr. Umair Saeed entered the arena, followed by the graduating students, faculty members, Board of Governors, President TIP Dr. Zubair Bandukda, Chancellor TIP Mr. Arif Hasan and the keynote speaker for the day, Mrs. Noorjehan Bilgirami. Continue reading “This is not the End, it’s only the Beginning”

Why this Silence?

There was a time in the history of this campus when the grass was greener, the birds more melodious, and the students livelier.

The management wasn’t responsible for that. The students were.

Bring it back. Continue reading “Why this Silence?”

…those were the Chocolate days…


Haayeeeeee, humara campus kitna khoobsurat hai!!!

Those moments which welcomed the class of 2011 were worth to be marked in history, for we were and still are the most harahoorish of all!! 😛 welcomed with the designer’s hype in TIP, and the design department treat, we had no idea that the best time was yet to come…

I remember the very first day me, zahab and sara promising each other that we will wear covered shoes coz we didn’t wanted our feet to go ugly in just a few weeks 😛 and we used to call komal by the name of Gul Paara….I wonder why, I guess shazzy was behind this scene 😛 and then all of a sudden Taha and his annoying-ness used to wash away all our choti choti khushyain for ours was a small wonder world, I still remember that Yo- hip guy called Hashim, always on the nerve of shazzy and many others….:P as time flew with fights, laughter, cries, tears and joy, every day was filled with a memory to be cherished for years to come.

We weren’t sisters nor brothers, but every moment spent in TIP brought us even closer than ever before, for we used to share the craziest, the nastiest, the chaporiest, the joyest tareen baatein.

I miss you meray crazy log…..Danish, baray ayain tum with all your DanishMaan baatein, and your Sir sunay tou 😛 Nuss, miss touch-me-not was always our hugging and love attack victim, and you name always being such an interesting thing for all the new teachers in town 🙂 Siddddd, ufff you and your happy singhpana, and all the stupid things I have done with you, I had never ever imagined in my life before, you were my hope and my courage, our fanatical rickshaw rides, your wild birthday celebrations, I think I will write another article on your sid 😛 warna log pagal hujain gain 😛 Shazzzzyyyy, your hugs and laughs always made me feel ALIVE, with your chup hujao and bas ek chocolate doun ge and ziyada free mat hu 😛 Zahabiiiiiii, you stupid doll,  my CAD ki naalaaik student, my social advisor, my hope for a better life, my glowing sugar cup 😛 we shared times of  highs and lows but still loved each other 🙂  Anhar……..my haseen friend, you were always my inspiration for everything….kaaam mein tou ap hai hein Number One but kuch dil kay maamlay mein bhe mujh jaisi hu 😛 Koloooooooooo, how can I ever forget you for you surely educated us in all regards 😀 thanks to you, we are now well educated with awareness of things we never knew of 😛 and will always miss your yummy delicious khanay 🙂 Beeeeerruuuu, though you were always on our nerves in terms of work but I still love you, your crying sessions always echo in my ears, especially sir sohail wala 😛 oh will always miss your ajeebpan in everything  and mujhay Maaf kardu dialogues 😛 Fizolaaaaaaaaaaaa, my hugging partner, my tubelight……………tum aur tumharay Anger-ness se tou humain ishq hai 😛 “mein kya pagal ke bachi houn aur hum hain rahi pyar kay chalna apna kaam” 😀 Khadijaaa…….my Djuice, my low signal network, your attitude towards everything made me feel that life is not hard at all and that we are born to achieve baaray baaray dreams 🙂 Musaib Maaco Jee, aap aur aap ke tanhai was always such a mystery, you turned out to be such a chupa rustam, I still remember you just couldn’t utter anything in front of the class in the first year but time ney tumhay cheetah bana diya 🙂 Rashida………sheeda jee, aap aur aap kay tantrums per hum qurban hain, our chotu babe with an attitude of Queen Victoria 😛 at times you left fizza behind in all regards 😛 and yes how can I forget our gaagaa googee talks hahhahaha, such adorable memories 😛 Kazimmmm………your chill-pana was such an alluring factor and your bharmal of some really decent jokes was all that added to the spice in our lives 😛 my fair and handsome, will miss you and your lambhay lambhay weaving samples, I wonder what you did with them now 😛 Muzna……..our sporty dude, full party on dost, you and your speed was my love for you at first sight 😛 our PT sessions with you and your ever booming enthusiasm towards life was always an element of love in our days in TIP 🙂

There are some specials in our plate of TIP love……..will always miss you guys, Taha Farooqui, Muneeb Ur Rehman, Mohammad Talha Farooqui and our pyaray Sir Hassan uz Zafar…….thank you all for making this journey so beautiful 🙂


AAJ ka Mozu hai…

Debates has been the strongest avenue of the Literary Society of Textile Institute of Pakistan. After the huge success of Declamation ’10 a team of debaters from literary society participated in D-bate, a TV show on AAJ TV. Haneeya Maryam (President literary Society) along with three other members, Tauseef Haider, Areeba Akhtar and Mohsin Butt participated in the show.Two students, one for the motion and another against the motion, participated in each show along with a celebrity guest speaker. The two celebrity speaker in the first shoot were Shaheen Salahuddin, speaking for the motion ‘Pakistan k kharab image k zimaedar humare siyasi leader hain’, with me :), she is Director News and current affairs at Indus TV and also host for ‘Khuli Baat’ on Indus TV and another speaker, a very renown political personality and also Speaker Sindh assembly, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro with Areeba Akhtar. Continue reading “AAJ ka Mozu hai…”


THANK YOU… Thank you all for making it such a wonderful event. When it started, it was like nearly impossible to manage such huge event in just 5 days, but we still carried on with the plan. Despite all the hurdles and problems we faced, TISF with help of different organizing committees and with cooperation of whole student body made it a happening. Being a part of organizing committee was a whole new experience, a tough one but yet I learned a lot. Continue reading “BEATS n ROCK”

Mitti bharay haath…

Art is collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

– Andre Gide

It’s very true that when you create something of your own, you experience a feeling beyond amazement. A similar feeling was experienced on the 5th of March 2009, Thursday when a bunch of designers (tdt1 and tdt2) escorted by Sir Munawar Ali and Sir Shamoon Haider along with their families including their adorable daughters Khunsha and Aaliya, went to Sea View for sand sculpturing, which was an incredible experience.

We left from the city office around nine in the morning and the weather was pretty much in our favour at that time though.

Okay now talking about the laborious work that we poor souls did :p

First we made a circle of 100 feet in diameter so that we cud mark off the area for the sculptures. And then we had to dig out wet mud from places near the water and bring that mud and throw it in the circle, well it all sounds very easy when you write it down but believe me it felt like child labor. Continue reading “Mitti bharay haath…”