Archive for June, 2007

Builder Bhai!

LOL, I love that term… Well, I have been contemplating the thought of hitting the gym and working out since quite a while now, but I am darned confused as to where to go. Islamabad might just be near perfect place to exercise with ample oxygen at your disposal. Recommend me any gym to join up and try mentioning the fee.

I think, we as human beings have a moral duty to keep fit and ‘look good’. Looking good and presentation are tightly knit. Most of you won’t agree with me, but here is a funny piece on gyming and self image by a Lahori Blogger, Ahmad Azhar. A humorous insight into the world of gyms, weights and builders.

Great Views

A colleague gave me this picture of the Margallah Hills yesterday.IMAGE_00626.jpg

Barish kai Islamabadi Side Effects

A few days back someone on the Lahore MB did a photo-post with the same title, and I am reusing it here. Rain does have it’s wonderful side effects. Slumber starts to sink in. The head gets heavy. One feels like having a cup of tea, and what could complement it better than a ‘qeemay ka samosa’ freshly fried and some ‘hari chutni’. Or some pakoras with lemon squeezed over them. Sipping away life sitting under a porch with no worries of life as the sky puts on a show of lightening and thunder. Even God is feeling festive and joyous. Droplets of rain from the heavens land on the ground like two age old friends greeting each other after a long, long time. In moments like these, one just wants to leave what he’s doing and stand in the window for a while and let the view sink in. The mountains looks amazingly fresh, the soil drenched in water has a wild aroma that is unmatched… The rain made the things in the window a wee bit more clearer.

Ladies and gentemen, welcome ‘the monsoon rains!

Open Mic Nites @ CJ – WeCite Entertainment

WeCite Entertainment’s OM-Nites

We believe that one of the folksiest things you can do on a weekend is to bring your newest, roughest talent or act to an Open Mic Night!

If you have a new song to sing, soulful poetry to share or if you feel you have it in you to tickle the funny bone with your jokes, then WeCite Entertainment’s OM-Nites is the place for you!

Starting this July 14, WeCite Entertainment will showcase talents from all across the twin cities twice a month, EVERY MONTH at Civil Junction, Islamabad!

So if you want to relax, laugh, have fun, or take a break from school or a hectic day at work, Drop in!

AUDITIONS FOR THE FIRST SCHEDULED OM-Nite WILL BE HELD @ Civil Junction IN THE FIRST WEEK OF JULY. IF YOU OR ANY ONE YOU KNOW IS INTERESTED IN PERFORMING, PLEASE CALL Fauzan Sohail TODAY AT 0321 536 3781 OR MAIL AT fauzan.sohail@gmail.com WITH YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND WE’LL KEEP YOU POSTED AS WE GO ALONG!

If you think you are the next big thing and want to be heard in front of a live audience, bring your poetry, play your music, or tell your jokes!

It is YOUR VOICE… YOUR STORY… and it is YOUR OPEN MIC NITE

OM-Nites is hosted by Fauzan Sohail @ Civil Junction, Islamabad and brought to you by WeCite Entertainment, The ‘RANDOMLY SPECIFIC’ Entertainment Group in collaboration with the Civil Junction cafe, Islamabad.>

For more details you can contact Fauzan via here

Fire In Parliament House

Fire.jpgFor those of who do not know it yet, a fire broke out in the parliament house destroying vital records. More of it here

Injured Persons Bill

We hear and read of accidents that take place around the country that have been mishandled in either hospitals or by the police. Not many of us are aware of the Injured Persons Bill that was passed by the National Assembly way back in 2003-4 and which had been passed as the law by Parliament on March 1, 2006.
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Smoking or no smoking??

puffing worries away

And just few days back we had supposedly celebrated No tobacco day …!

A Citizen’s Account Of Health Care Facilities In A Local Hospital

Disclaimer: “The views expressed in the following letter are solely of the author of this letter (Mr Imran) to the Islamabad Metroblogging team. Islamabad Metroblogging team has no bias, opinion or point of view to any aspect of this matter. This post was made in good will to help one of the citizens of Islamabad bring forward their views on certain experiences, which in many ways can affect all of us living here in the capital. To maintain anonymity, and to avoid any possible abuse or derogation of the hospital staff, the names of all the specific individuals have been removed”

Below are the detail of complaint letter my wife wrote to Shifa International Hospital, and they have not provided any feedback. Therefore kindly post it on your blog so other readers don’t go through the same ordeal. Plus the complaint doesn’t work on their website.

Thanks,
Imran

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Cat House or “Fishy” House

When just recently (yesterday and in past few months), we had enough of heart-to-heart regarding the background of Lal masjid’s action in Islamabad … talking about existence of activities in town; against which raising voice was inevitable (and in some cases ACTION as well).
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Another Action By The Red Mosque Students

Last night students from the red mosque (Lal Masjid) raided an acupuncture clinic and massage center allegedly being used as a brothel and kidnapped nine people, including 5 Chinese women. According to reports the abductors, including 10 burqa-clad women students, were armed with batons when they broke into the clinic in Islamabad’s F-8 neighbourhood around 1:00 am. These students arrived at the clinic in three cars before entering the premises. They fled, taking their captives to their mosque in central Islamabad. This incident has raised concerns in the resident Pakistani and expat community, because it gives an impression that sanctity and respect of private life of locals and foreigners is not guaranteed in the capital.

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