Monday, 19 September 2011


Newtons 3rd law states "every action as a equal opposite reaction". I wonder if this applies to people?! Most of us just run through life regardless of the route we take just too focused on the destination. Well lemme pop your bubble, the only destination in our lives is at the end of it; the grave! Life itself is a journey, sure there are pit stops but a journey that starts at birth and ends at death. Its this journey that makes us who we are and who we become.

Karma does have a little play in our lives. its simple really if your nice to someone someone is gonna be nice to you. Sure there are some pricks you cross that u really wanna beat up but the smart thing to do is just let it go because he's gonna get his from someone some where.Same goes for the principle of helping people. Don't help people because you have to, help em because you want to.

It doest matter who your helping or if the person is great full. Just help him because its gna come back to you in a good way. We all have to strike a balance, nature itself fights for balance so rest assured whatever you do in life its gna come back some way :) ; good or bad depends on what ou did.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Fat Guy In Tiny Car

It’s a humid and muggy September that just won’t quit. I was walking the road in E-11, looking for a taxi to reach Radio Pakistan for today’s show on Planet FM94. The Govt. has restricted sales of CNG on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so the taxis were few and those who did stop, were evil  – they were charging me an evil Rs. 300 to Radio Pakistan. Running on Petrol, I guess it cost them to the tune of Rs. 150 for the trip, one way. That’s a 100% profit. It was evil.
I was rather down and out. My aspirations for “artistic penury” were being fulfilled right there – isn’t this what you want Hamza, the bohemian existence of Van Gogh?
The vagrant with an overpriced tag for a life? Is music really worth it?
Great – just great, you don’t find a taxi, what do you do? Ponder the meaning of life! Awesome! @#$%!!
Why is my head in the stars?
“So what is the topic?”
That’s Zubair texting me, while I’m standing in E-11.
“Don’t know. Don’t care!”
I didn’t actually write that.
“How we need public transport?”
I did write that.
Which is true. But who am I kidding – this is Pakistan – the economy is in a flap, the energy crises has us in a deficit of over 1000MW and petroleum prices are leaning to the ludicrous. CNG is being load shed. 
And I STILL can’t find a taxi! Is there NO hope, for me, or this country?
And that’s when this really FAT guy in a tiny car turned things around! He had a tiffin box in the front seat and asked me if I needed a ride. He’d just seen me flip a taxi guy – who was asking for my soul in return for a trip to PBC.
He dropped me as far as in the direction he was headed – F-8. Which suited me well because my office is there and finding a car then would be easy. And that’s when I realized, there was hope yet for Pakistan. For music. There were fat people in tiny cars doing their best to put the world right. A few, but that’s enough to get the show on the road! And no matter how bad things got, we’ll find a way to make sure the music plays on. That reminded me of an old 80’s track by the Pet Shop Boy’s track called “Its Allright”. I’ve played it at FM94 before. The beginning of it goes like this:
“Dictation being forced in Afghanistan
Revolution in South Africa taking a stand
People in Eurasia on the brink of oppression
I hope it's going to be alright
I hope the music plays forever”

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Spreading Smiles

Smile as they say is that a curve that set many things straight.That smile is always an asset when its on your lips and an achievement when it's on someone else's becuase of you. Lets take a moment and think about all the times that we made others smile. Doesn't a chill go down your spine when you see all those smiling faces in your closed eyes and giving you such a sense of achievement knowing that you were a reason for it.

Smile is an amazing gesture, the simplest one but the most effective. So if you haven't smiled today as yet do it right now because we all look better when we smile.

Even though this is something that is pretty much talked about all the time everywhere but I just felt the need because it is not too long ago when it struck me and I ended up questioning myself as to what was the last time I was the reason for this particular gesture on someones face that we call smile.

Really hope that this question starts poping up in most of our minds, because if we take up this responsibilty of spreading smiles around us, then welfare would a mere understatement to describe our society.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

To be gone

'Gone'; a word tossed around a bit too much. Its probably just standard English but it means a bit too much!.. it could mean an action a verb if u will or merely the absence of someone. The passing of someone.

Funerals are always sad, you just cant help it but think that you might be next. Some of them just bring the ugly out others however; more constructive. Someones death just might bring you closer to someone else or maybe just deepen some cracks. Its really up to you for that matter.

Its an odd feeling laying someone in their grave. You cant really understand whats going on but you can realize that your time is gonna come so better shape up or just start digging.

Some realities of life just cant be escaped. The world is a yard sale; everyone must go.