We are a nation who, for the most part, is vocal about the problems that we are faced with. Majority cannot be bothered about actually doing anything because the belief that identifying a problem absolves one from taking responsibility. Then people … Continue reading
This post is a couple of weeks late but here it is nonetheless. On December 26th, 2015, Infinix Mobility had arranged an event to introduce their new Infinix NOTE 2 LTE. The event was fun with quizzes and all the technical information … Continue reading
Yes, you read that right. The First 1000 Days. The First 1000 Days of our very existence. Just to be clear I am talking about individual lives in here. Nestlé Pakistan organised an event on the 12th of September 2015 … Continue reading
This is the third book I am reading by Amalie Berlin and I can confidently say that she has made it to my favourite authors.
Medical romances being one my favourite romance sub-genre, I was very eager to start reading this book. And start I did. Last night. What was different this time around was even though sleep was seducing me, I held fast because I wanted to know what happened next. Thus, I finished the book last night too. Before the first light could be seen
The story started with Dr Adalyn, the heroine, being all paranoid but braving her fear to fulfill a promise she made to her brother by helping her brother’s best friend. Someone who was not only a Doctor by profession but a Royal by birth. A Regent in a Middle Eastern desert country. He is Dr Khalil.
Khalil is haunted by the demons of his past; demons of his own creation at that. That happens when the mind suppresses a memory and forces an imagined alternative to the front to be thought of as reality. He, being the alpha male that he is, suppresses it all. To avoid waking up drenched in sweat from his nightmares, he forgoes sleep. It affects his health as he is exhausted almost all the time. The situation is not completely out of hand as there are places where he still could manage to sleep without the haunting thoughts.
Adalyn, when finds out that out in the desert is where she observe him sleep and treat him, she is all adamant to be his companion as he goes into the desert villages of his Kingdom on medical missions where he hides his identity so as to be one of the people.
The desert nights in the tents play their magic in bringing these two together where Khalil finally opens up to Adalyn and tells her what exactly has taken away his peace of mind and why he deserved to be left the way he had been. Remaining true to form, she discounts all he believes to be the evil truth about him because she has learned how Khalil is as a man. What he could or could not do in all conscious.
But does she really know him? There occurs an instance where she starts questioning his motives because the man never denies that he loves her even while insulting her and making her go far away from him.
To prove that his heart is in the right place he comes after his Lady Love to claim her and always keep her by his side and binding her to him by the sacred vows of marriage.
This story shows how a mighty person with weight of a country on his shoulder be vulnerable to something that happened in the past. Something that dictates you future and not in a very good way I must add. A time when a person becomes an enemy of himself. But at the same time it shows how love can be the answer only when trust and respect are part of it. When you want what is best for your beloved more than you want your beloved to be with you. When the well being of your beloved is more important than what your own heart desires.
A story full of love that develops with the passage of time as Khalil and Adalyn get to know each other. Even though the spark of attraction is there from the beginning, they act on it only when they are in love and not just to satisfy a base craving.
Emotions run high and are in more variety than just the romantic love between two people.
This story I recommend to all. At least all who are romance readers.
Season in itself is nothing. It is a combination of different aspects prevalent to an area. To understand the climate of a certain region, it is imperative to study the temperature (that stays the same for some time), air pressure … Continue reading
Previously I published a post on my blog with a link to The Guardian’s website where they showed how people around the world were celebrating the holy month of Ramadan and now they have put up these pictures of Muslims from … Continue reading
Although cocoa trees grew wild in Central America since pre-historic times, it was not until around 600AD when Maya Indians established cocoa plantations in the Yucatan region of Mexico. The Mayans and later the Aztecs took the cocoa bean from … Continue reading
Recently I caught this fever of reading romance novels. And after reading a few historical romances and a few contemporary romances I have realized that there happens to be a recipe to cone up with the perfect love story. Following … Continue reading
When the state of Pakistan was set up, its constitution stated that Urdu was the national language. It was to be the symbol of unity between different regions of the new country. It was because the vitality of Urdu lies in its ability to adopt words from other languages in such a way as if they originally belonged to it.
Muslim State – Muslim Language
It has long been considered the language of the Muslims of the subcontinent, developed by combining many other languages. It became widely used in the Mughal period, but dates back as far as the era of the Sultans of Delhi. It is said that it first originated in North-West India when Persian, Turkish and Punjabi interacted with the local dialects of Delhi and the surrounding areas. At the end of thirteenth century the Muslim armies were using a common language to help people from different areas and languages to understand each other. This language eventually went through many stages of development to from what is now Urdu. It became widely spoken and understood in many different regions of the subcontinent.
Aid in Independence
In the twentieth century Urdu played a major part in the struggle for independence. The Muslim League aimed not only to defend the rights of Muslims, but also to protect the Urdu language. The British made English, the official language of the administration, but some of its educational institutions, such as Fort William College, took an interest in the Urdu language and promoted it. But after the war of Independence they lost every interest in Urdu.
Means of Brotherhood and Unity
People of Pakistan are one nation; therefore their thinking, aims and objectives are common. Their progress and prosperity depends upon their unity and brotherhood. An important factor for achieving this unity and brotherhood is Urdu.
Source of Expression
Urdu has become a source of expression, feeling, thoughts and aspiration. People of two different areas can easily understand each others ideas and thoughts by Urdu.
Means of communication and co-ordination
Urdu serves as a means of communication and is a binding force between the old four provinces of Pakistan. People living in different provinces realize that in spite of speaking different languages they are joined together by one national language which id the heritage of all.
Medium of Instruction
Urdu language is the medium of instruction in most of the educational institutions of Pakistan. History, Islamic Studies, Political Sciences and other subjects are all taught in Urdu even up to the Masters level. Lectures on Islamic education and religion are also delivered in Urdu throughout Pakistan.
In the 1920s, Chughtai created large watercolours in a modified Bengal – school style. By the 1940s, his painting style was influenced by Mughal architecture, Islamic calligraphy, miniature painting (small detailed painting, usually a portrait, executed in watercolours on parchment) and Art Noveau (decorative style that flourished in western Europe between 1890 and 1910)
HIs diverse subject matter included heroes from Islamic history, Mughal monarchs, and episodes from Punjabi, Persian and Indo – Islamic folktales.
After the partition in 1947, he came to be known as the National Artist of Pakistan.
At an early age, Chughtai studied at Lahore’s Myo school of Art. Chughtai was printmaker having studied the art in London.
Though he was self – taught, his early style is indistinguishable from that of Bengal school. He may have been influenced by the Calcutta – trained painter, Samenendranath Gupta, a teacher and vice – principal at the Myo school of Arts during Chugtai’s years there, in the early 1920s, as a drawing master in the photolithography department.
The influence of Abdur Rehman Chughtai took theMughal art out of its narrow miniature framework and gave it the dignity of modern dimension. He effectively transplanted to canvases and to book illustration the lyricism of the Mughal and Pahari miniature. Chughtai was dificult to emulate because of his persistence in traditional subjects and highly stylized treatment.
His works are part of some of the most impressive art collections in the world. The British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the collection of Queen Elizabeth ll and Delhi’s National Museum of Modern Arts are all proud owners of Chugtais’.
His lines are strong and distinct and the work is filigreed with oriental motifs and intricacy of detail. Chughtai loved painting figures, and this went well with the audiences who were still coming to terms with the modernism that had taken birth in post Great War Europe. Chightai was not an artist unappreciated in his own time.
The Pakistani government awarded him the Hilal – e – Imtiaz.
Chughtai Museum, as it is known, is home to the largest collection of Chughtais in the world.
In 1927, Chughtai published Mraqqa, his first major work. It comprised of a series of illustrations he made for new edition of the thought – heavy and highly imaginative versus (Urdu and Persian) of Ghalib.