Allama Iqbal Day

As a son of a world renowned poet, Mr. Islamabad found it uniquely surprising that the whole country of Pakistan observes Allama Iqbal Day, As he has never experienced anything like it before, he did try to research as to any events taking place, as far as poetry readings go. As he is not networked into that loop of “Uncles” Mr. Islamabad decided to head out on the town to celebrate a friends recent passing of an MBA exam to enter a reputable local university (still not sure how that works, in the US I took GMAT)….. None The less we were off to Gelato, which found a mix small crowd, a table of 2 speaking Arabic, a table of 4 that looked super bored, and ohhh boy was the DJ playing some great beats! The Chocolate Brownie with ice cream was to die for, Mr. Islamabad usually sticks to his Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet, but this of course was a reason to celebrate. A few of the regulars were spotted, and a table of 6 young professional male co-workers.

Then we were off to Ye Ole’ Hangout, a classic on any night of the week, here we found the regulars enjoying dinner and sheesha, Right as we ere ready to leave, The Cricket match was put on, and we decided to watch the remaining 30 minutes of the match, what a great win for Pakistan! Mr. Islamabad isn’t even much of a cricket fan, give me some good ole basketball, and American football, 7 nights of the week, and I’ll say it is tooo little.

As the title of this post may have deceived you… I mean, only slightly… I thought I’d at least share this link…. read all about a man whose influence is still present today, in our society.

5 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on November 9th, 2007 @ 9:01 pm

    Rightly mentioned. After a hard week, its another holiday, time to relax and nothing more. Many don’t even remember the chronologies…!

    See a wonderful post on Iqbal and Emergency.

    And welcome to IMB :-)

  2. khan (unregistered) on November 10th, 2007 @ 8:46 am

    I wish some literate people will start reading Iqbal with a view to understanding his message. We read read iqbal to gain ecstasy but not to implement or put his ideas into practice. Khudaya arzoo meri yehi hai mera noor-e baseerat aam kar dey.

  3. JayJay (unregistered) on November 10th, 2007 @ 11:55 am

    Khan – Iqbal’s biggest idea – a separate homeland of Indian Muslims – had been put to pratice, and look what we got. A nation created in the name of Islam is facing the biggest threat to its integrity from, ahm, Islamism and Islamo-fascism. What an irony! Rather than fiddling with Iqbal’s any more ideas, perhaps it is time for us to say sorry to the whole subcontinent for inflicting misery to millions in 1947 for absolutely nothing, rather ending up within anarchy in the name of Pakistan.

  4. HeyGringoHeresMayo (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 8:33 pm

    This is my first time on this blog. Good job you guys.
    I was eager to explore more about the authors, so I clicked on their biographies and ended up on what seems to me as the only post from “Mr. Islamabad”. I have to admit, this was a painful read. Obviously, your “GMAT” is a bit of a disaster i.e. if you got in to a good “college”(actually university) on the basis of your extravagant punctuation and grammar. Perhaps I’m being too judgmental, after all, it is only a blog and you could’ve just taken a casual or an informal approach towards connecting with your audience, or maybe you’re just obtuse.
    Thank you for keeping the stereotype of “stupid americans” alive, and for forwarding us to an ever-so-reliable source of knowledge i.e. wikipedia.

  5. IUnknown (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 11:21 am

    @jayjay: its not due to iqbal’s bad idea, its the ppl like u, who has made this whole country into a mess.

    Ayub khan, iskander mirza, etc etc were the rulers like U , secular idiots , who made the mess. Mulla never ever came as ruler so how can u blame mulla for wats happening?

    Now a days, another idiot named musharraf is makeing the mess of remining country.

    Why blame on iqbal, if its u to spoil the implementation of his Golden idea?

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