If any day you see me working as a Human Rights Activitist and particularly against ‘Female Harrassment’ especially those forms of it which often go un-noticed, don’t get surprised… and the french in the title is for all those men who in some way or the other are involved in this heinous activity(even though not percieved so but it is, no matter in which form) and also to all those women who gave birth to such beasts but did not teach them to respect women. This french also goes for the women who believe in the famous yet idiotic quote "Chup rehna chahye"…chup…my foot! Why the heck should one remain silent when she’s being harrassed??
Update: Alhamdulilah…I’m all good and fine….just that I really get ticked off when I see females being harrassed regularly(remember even a stare which makes u feel uncomfortable is harrassment) and they don’t utter a word about it. I received a call from a friend today who got worried about me after reading this post…my mistake..I probably did not use appropriate words so I hav updated this post.
Please KESC, WAPDA and all other giants who are responsible for blessing us with this luxury called ‘electricty’; accept warmest thanks from the common Pakistani people especially karachites for making their life beautiful. They work all day like dogs and get back home to see darkness welcoming them and making them realize that their future is similarly dark!
If anyone is interested to know the story behind this cartoon, read ‘Your Plans for Black Summer’
Image Credit: Jang 27th Feb Edition
Life’s ajeeb as usual and ‘am swinging with the mood swings turning into an anti-social moron and so I’m here to say Good Bye to all the lovely people reading this post who happen to be on my IM lists as well……but hey..wait it’s not a suicidal note because no matter how much twist and toils does life bring..I still love it Alhamdulilah as I hav still got a lot more than several others
However, i’m becoming anti-social neway…hope this phase also ends soon but till then i will try to hide myself in my own little cosy cocoon. In doing this I have also been trying to make my GTalk wish come true….hmm..now u’ll be wondering what a GTalk wish is…well when I started using GTalk my first nick was "Trying to Appear Offline " and that’s my GTalk wish too. Ever since then I have tried to devise some method through which I can appear offline in GTalk, watch people coming and going and bug them when i feel like bugging ‘em(Now plz refrain from suggesting me that u could have signed out….I know that but I just din’t want to…weird na..yeah that’s how I’m…an absolute weirdoo)
Neway, on saturday I carried out this futile search to find out ne plugin which could help me appear offline in GTalk and later I even tried to figure out how could I myself develop one such plugin. During all this I found Pidgin and just when I was about to use it to hide myself from the world (read my IM world)….I found this cute little ‘Invisible’ option in my GTalk. Oh Google….I love u and ‘am lovin’ this option. It’s amazing that it appeared the very same day I was desperately looking for it
To my great amusement…a lot of people have still not noticed it and till they do..I can play with them…by pinging them staying Invisble and say "Jadoooooo"
Neway for now this option is just available when u chat from inside the Inbox and is not available in dektop client and gadget versions of GTalk. Here r a few screen shots:
Note that once you sign in using the desktop client or gadget or ne other IM client that supports GTalk…you’ll no longer be Invisble
PS: I’m just going to disappear from GTalk(that too not completely) and I’ll continue blogging here on my bloggy baby
I have been tagged by Ali
The rules are:
Grab a book near you ( but it should be atleast 123 pages)
Get to the 123rd page.
Grab the 5th line.
Add the next 3 lines to your post.
Then tag any 5 bloggers.
I have grabbed an ebook instead because I read somewhere that "If you save 4 boxes of A4 size papers, you save one 30 years old tree" So, my I believe in "Save Paper Save Trees" My heart cries when people get lots’n'lots of unnecessary printouts By saving paper..u can not just save trees but also u can cut down ur printing costs…other than this….many of the ebooks are freely downloadable so u can save money that way as well…but ahem ahem..I hav just realized that I’m digressing so let’s come back to the tag:
The book that I have with me is "MIT Encyclopedia of The Cognitive Sciences" and the lines that I have picked up from it as per rules of the tag are:
In early cognitive anthropology, culture was often compared to a language, with a copy of it in the mind of every culturally competent member of the group.
For those who want this ebook…simply search for it on Esnips and u’ll be able to find it.
I now tag:
I was little waandi today (Waandi is the sindhi word for free just as we have farigh in Urdu and wailay in Punjabi) so, took a facebook quiz on "What is your Future Life?" I even forwarded it’s invitation to 15 poor people on my list (even though I myself hate receiving facebook apps’ invitations) but what could have I done…this app threatened me to not show my results unless I invite at least 15 people
(Btw I have found a trick now…whenever ne app blackmails you saying that your results are being calculated and you will be able to see them only after u invite X number of friends…simply ignore the message, jump to your profile page and you’ll find your results neway )
The results that I got from this quiz about how my future life be are absolutely FUNNY! Here they are:
You’ll live in a shack. (Waah…..fresh air..khulay aasmaan taalay!)
You make $100.00 a year. (Hmm…that’s too less )
You don’t own a car. (He he..I know..I’m planning to buy a helicopter…Karachi’s traffic’s getting really bad )
Your job will be either ice cream vendor or garbage person. (Hai Allah…Ice Cream vendor…I’ll love to eat muft ice cream 24/7/365)
Your husband/wife: Fairly old, and very serious. (Ahem ahem…I want my prince charming to be a Ph.D and by the time he gets his degree I know he’ll be fairly old and serious……nevermind I’ll inject some masti in him )
There will be too many kids that you can’t handle. (I loveee kids…and according to this quiz that I took sometime back, I can handle 11 5- year olds at a time…so, I guess I’m ok with this one too )
Because of a disease, you will die when you’re 50. ( Can neckache, backache and stomach pain make a person die so soon??? I’ll be worried abt my Ph.D prince and the tinkoos….nahiiiiii (Filmi Style)…yeh nahi hosakta)
But you’ll make it to heaven! (InshAllah…what else do I want )
Are you bored of your mundane job/ academic life? Are you sick’n'tired of being with people having no dreams and passion? Do people call you a nerd, a geek or a freak looking at your alacrity for something? or if nothing else does life look boring for some reason and u want to spice it up?
If yes, then probably it’s time for you to be infected by this disease called entrepreneuria (if that’s the word for it). Attend any one session from the most energizing, motivating and constructive series of Startup Insiders Sessions being organized in three major cities (Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad) every month since January 2008.
The purpose of these sessions is to spread this virus called "Entrepreneurial spirit" as shown in the image below:
But hey hey…..don’t worry…noone is going to sneeze in your face to transfer this disease Rather, a few patients/carriers are going to infest you just by the magic of words they choose to narrate their entrepreneurship experiences and also the charisma of their personalities.
Luckily, I got a chance to attend the fourth Startup Insiders Session sponsored by Alchemy Technologies and held at Marriot, Karachi. I’m glad to say that it was a wonderful experience. Since Jehan Ara, Jawwad, Osama(Green & White) and Ammar Yasir(PakMarkaz) have already come up very nice write ups of the event so, I would just quote a few bits and pieces that I remember from each speaker’s narration:
So, here is the list of the patients for the evening (who have reached to an uncurable stage of enterpreneuria)and the tips and tricks they shared about how to be successful entrepreneuria patient
Zia Imran - CEO Vahzay Pvt Ltd came up with the successful start up formula that is:
1 Successful Startup = 1/3 Luck+1/3 Hardwork+1/3 Product Idea
Salim Ghauri - CEO Netsol Technologies considered honesty and sincerity to be the most important elements in building strong and long-lasting relationships with customers.
Amer Hashmi - Founder and CEO, SI3 said that perceiving IT as means of providing services is opening and can further open new avenues for us. He further added that to be successful in the coming IT age, we ought to develop a pro-Pakistani attitude and believe in the fact that opportunities are now shiffting towards east which certainly includes Pakistan as well.
Adnan Agboatwala - Co-Founder, PixSense said that when you are out to sell your product the first time, "Be ready to be humiliated" However, what I learned from his experience is that perseverence matters the most as it helps u keep hunting for the right customer.
Jawwad Farid - CEO Alchemy Technologies said, "Product baicho izzat na baicho". Other than this what I personally liked about him is his dogmatic nature, which according to him always helps him fight through the tough times.
Certainly, Allah(SWT) is the one who makes our tasks easier for us.
Faisal Qureshi - CEO Kolachi Advanced Technologies – “Con”, be flexible and shift constantly to turn things your way and if things still don’t seem to work out between you and your customer, walk out to fight another day.
If you want to get money keep the advice of angraiz always in mind, “ Be successful and money will follow but until you be successful, look successful” Look good, smell good, speak well and follow Islam not Pakistani version of Islam.
Jehan Ara – President P@SHA- According to her support from parents is also very important.
Here’s the pic that I have stolen from Jehan Ara’s blog for one selfish reason (you can see moi in it somewhere and no this smart young lady sitting on the first seat is not me)
In the end, I would really like to thank P@SHA and all those who are taking time out from their busy schedules to guide and help all the young and aspiring entrepreneurs. You all are doing a great service to this country. Keep it up!
And all those who haven’t yet attended any of these sessions…guys/girls…u really are missing something great. I would strongly recommend you all to gear up for the upcoming sessions!
Why on earth can’t we follow the processes that can really benefit us in the long run??? There are some that we even claim to follow at times but we don’t really…..I swear when I start my own venture someday InshAllah (oh yeah don’t be surprised…I hav been infested by this entrepreneurship germ…details later) I’m going to make everyone in my organization follow the processes that we decide to follow STRICTLY… yes I can be cruel at times but for a combined benefit because all these processes can really save us from disasters and I’m going to make my team understand this. I really get annoyed when every individual starts modifying established processes so as to make them fit his/her comfort zone…arrggg!!
and what is this "Khair hai"…I hate listening to this phrase which people conveniently utter after violating rules
Performance Reviews r being done these days..I just hope I don’t get demoted for being too particular about processes
Very simple…fix this bug
|Description:||I ordered coconut+blueberry flavor donuts but only blueberry flavored donuts were delivered|
I ordered coconut+blueberry donuts but only blueberry flavored donuts were delivered Not fair..I protest..I protest!!!! :@
See attached images for further understanding
This is a buggy donut.
This is a yummy donut.
and No…I’m not joking I seriously posted this bug in our bug reporting system today and have told my team mates that I won’t accept next build until this one gets fixed…Muhahah
Update(06-02-2008) - I got to eat two muchkins today…he he..mission accomplished!!