Types of Rozay daars.

Posted by alizafar on Aug 15, 2010 in General

Type A ;

This type of Rozay dar has the following characteristics

1)   He makes sure to stuff himself with parathas and lasees (may be food suppliments) during sehry to prevent hunger from putting him in any kind of pain or misery the next day which can accidently lead him to test himself or provide an opportunity to relook at his desires and change for better.

2)   Since now he has kept the Roza, he would go around asking everyone if they have kept it or not. Hoping someone would say “no” in embarrassment and he will rise to the occasion as a better Muslim in his own eyes and give a monstrous, demeaning look to the non-rozay dar.

3)   He waits for aftary to feast on pakoras and other unhealthy fried food but more than that…… his cigarette.

4)   During his day, he displays occasional bursts of impatient and intolerant behavior at home and at workplace but mostly on the street in traffic, making the lives of the people around him hell with the horn!

5)   He feels confident that he has “pleased” God with this “selfless” act and may continue with his wrong doings throughout the year. Of course he feels next year  same month he can again “please” Him by completing his full set of Rozaz and will again be forgiven for all the times he has cheated and hurt people.

Type B :

1)   He is a silent rozaydaar  who keeps such matters confined to himself and God.

2)   He does not give a look of pity to other non rozay daars neither does he think that the whole world would go to hell except him and those who are fasting.

3)   He is simple and affectionate and predominantly humble.

4)   Kids love him.

5)   He keeps his sehri and aftari healthy and simple and prevents stuffing.

6)   He stops his children to boo away other children in school who are not fasting.

7)   He is honest in his dealing with or without a roza, during ramadan and after ramadan.

8)   He does not wait for Ramadan to finish so that he can get back to his lecherous lifestyle . He likes to maintain that balance of good  and evil through out the year.

Type C :

1)   This is the guy you would find claiming his superiority over all other sects and religions since he is a muslim and spend hours on internet forums demonizing, offending and abusing other people and religions.

2)   During Ramadan he blesses himself further by doubling his rounds of the shops and markets to check out women and  girls. He harasss them in kindness and follows them to their houses in an attempt to pass his numbers for late night delights instead of wasting time watching porn.

3)   You will also find him using cuss words loudly in public places after aftari while smoking a joint and planning his fights with the other gangs the next day. Who can stop him for making it into heaven since “ yeh to saaray rozay rakhta hai! Pooray 30 !”

Type D :

1)   Nothing much to be said about this one. He wakes up till sehry and goes to sleep after that. Wakes up 10 minutes before aftary. Feeds on fruit chart etc. Pretty harmless.

Type E :

If you are not any of the above then this is you!


Once upon a time in Pakistan

Posted by alizafar on Aug 15, 2010 in General

I have landed in Pakistan, a country surrounded by serenity, seduced by a sincere sense of security. People of various sects, religion and race walking hand in hand, ignorant of imparity, in a place once hard to maintain sanity. They say there was a time when poor bled in despair while the burjuva fed on vanity and others looted on the name of charity.

I am surprised to notice the rulers here, who live like ordinary servants of the state somewhere. They say once so well had they mastered the art of corruption, that they themselves would decide the result of an election. People struck again and again by destruction, continued facing the wrath as one nation; swam across floods and nurtured natural disasters, holding the hand of the Holy Master.

My purpose here in Pakistan is not for business, in fact it is to capture the scenic beauty of the most breathtaking mountains and well reserved rivers. Though the thought of terrorism gives me the shivers, but that was long ago when there was no one to deliver.

I have a keen interest in knowing how they got out of their plight. Under what light did they put up the fight that was fought till they got it right. How they began living than surviving. How their politicians now worry of peace and progress alone rather than ostentatious means to stick to the throne. Love prevails and no lawlessness now and they seem all set to show the world “how”.

A woman’s life and happiness was once left to the mercy of her husband, father or brother. Now she is divine, she is the holy and she is the mother. Art was burnt and artists in pain while musicians beat the drum in vain. He who spoke some wisdom was considered insane and such merciless and the brutality much hard to tame. Exposed was it all by the media and put to shame but sometimes the anchors themselves involved in the game.

I love the music of this land. It is like slipping sand in an angelic hand. It is like pouring water on God’s demand. How must one fathom the versatility of its resonance, for all you hear in it is a child’s innocence. It might’ve taken a hundred years for this land to reach to it’s innocence, but they say it was worth every note that sang, every word that wrote, every eye that saw, every drop that bled and every word unsaid. What beneath my feet is not just soil they say. It is the lives and souls of many crushed to make us step on a surface that smells like soya and reaps of diamonds. This he tells me is the new Pakistan !


Catching up

Posted by alizafar on Aug 8, 2010 in General

Writing a blog after a long time. Newer means like twitter and facebook kind of do the needful in communicating the needful but of course nothing like writing without restriction of letters. What’s happening? Well to start with my wife might leave me soon. She says I can’t help practice singing and now dialogues in my sleep. Woke up today and realized it was Sunday. Read some sweet reviews by the news instep. I like the fact that instep makes it a point to promote and encourage local talent rather than putting them down or filling space with foreign celebrity news. Also interesting to notice that Katreena and Kareena are now the new Lux and Head n shoulder ambassadors for Pak campaigns also. The president and the shoe episode is warped in itself but so is everything around here at the moment with your largest city on stand down mode and the rest of the country in stand drown mode. One feels proud to see how the public gathers to respond and help their fellow country men but sad to see ….. America and others announce generous aid but the damage is far bigger and more has to be done locally and internationally. Have devised a plan with Mobilink Jazz to allow people give donations through a simple sms. Going live on a telethon tonight to do my bit and ask for more from people. Pakistanis especially the poor certainly deserve a standing ovation for having to face the toughest times over and over again with such bravery! May be the governments haven’t been able to set examples for the world but people of Pakistan always have for those who wish to see! Peace to all.

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