Sunday, April 22, 2012


Resilience was something I'd always associated with myself. Not so much anymore. I don't know, maybe it's a good thing. Maybe with this temporary lapse, I'll come up with more of it. And yeah. I refuse to believe it is ANYTHING but temporary. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dream Of Butterflies Instead: Pak Sar Zameen Ka Nizam, Quwat-e-Akhuwat-e-Awam

An Urdu poem written by my genius friend.

Dream Of Butterflies Instead: Pak Sar Zameen Ka Nizam, Quwat-e-Akhuwat-e-Awam: I thought up the following verses one night when Karachi was going through a series of ethnic violence and attacks. I am not at all an exp...


Research. Is the bane of my life. The poison to my existence. It... No, I don't have words to describe it. I hate it. I can't do it. Stop looking at me that way, I'm not whining about how it's too much work. That's not what I mean. I'm prepared to work; hell, I've worked my ass off for the past couple of years. This neglected blog is proof of that. So, now that we've established I don't mind working.. I do mind not KNOWING how to work. See, I can do whatever task I've been set if I have even the vaguest idea of how to go about it. Not so with my thesis, oh NO. I'm apparently supposed to be developing a scale and I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO DO THAT. Yes fine, my supervisor is there but ultimately I have to do everything, right? How do I do it when I don't even know what to do? I'm in panic mode most of the time because of this tension. I'm the kind of person who is not prone to anxiety, no matter what. I THRIVE on challenges and pressure but this... I don't know. It may sound like I'm making too much out of something that's pretty casual but I'm just not used to not being in control. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

To Whom?

Written by an Anon friend.

To Whom It Concerns.

It has been two years since I last heard your voice, although I must admit that I occasionally look at the only picture I have left of you. These two years have been difficult, but I have carried on. From being clinical depressed and thinking about you every minute, I have pulled myself together and now thoughts about you only cross my mind once or twice a week.

Has the love gone away? No. Your beautiful voice still echoes in my head and calms me down in times of distress, your words are still distinctly printed in my memory and I remember all the promises that we made. The way I felt about you, when I used to jump around the house when you used to call or had sleepless nights thinking about you.. all these memories remain.

When I look back on these two years, there is so much I need to tell you. Some things that would make you proud of me and some things that I am not too proud of. These years have been tough, but hey.. I am still alive.

I was thinking about you on the way home from work and all the beautiful memories and I couldn’t help but think if you were real or just a person that my sub conscious made up. All the things we had and all the feelings we shared seem so impossible to replicate that I would rather make myself believe that you never existed. I have nothing to prove your existence. I am just a madman who thinks about a lady that probably never existed.  How could you have existed anyway? Nothing in life is perfect, but we were.

But.. I have this picture. A proof that you did exist, I can destroy and believe that you were never there, or keep it with me and cherish all our memories.

I will keep it for the time being. I hope he is everything you ever wanted.

I lied. I think about you every day.. still. But hey.. reality is whatever we assume it to be.. isn’t it?

Monday, April 2, 2012

March The 2nd.

That abyss and the dark that takes you in and casts you aside, burning and churning its way in and you're pulled and twisted in all directions till you hope and pray for the break to come already but you know this will last and you won't be getting away from it anywhere, at all, in any time or any place. It's there and it's not going away but you can't accept it and you can't reject it because there's no choice. You dangle in the middle and let the dictations come and rule your life and you fall in line because the line can't be smudged or erased because you lose lives that way.