Tuesday, January 26, 2010
This is kind of a comment or reply post - whatever you'd like to call it, to a post 'Yeh kia jagha hai doston' from my fellow blogger Kanwalful. Instead of posting my comment there at her post. I decided to create a seperate one here so that those of you who are not there, can comment here. I've been reading A LOT about trafficking and forced prostitution lately. Just finished reading 'The dancing girls of lahore' and it touched not only my heart but the core of my very soul. I then read some of the articles over internet and saw few documentaries.
This is a sad story; written every day through out the world. Trafficking and forced prostitution is not confined to any particular part of this world. Every day women are going through worst exploitation in the thriving Porno industry ; it is legal to Exploit and even spread perversion of the worst kind through every media including Internet. In this epic of exploitation girls/women are exploited by men & women both. Starting from East Europe to East Asia, sexual exploitation of minors are happening on the street, women are bought and sold on the road side. Every state , every society , every citizen of this world is responsible for this. Those who exploit and those who remain silent and let the trade go on , both are criminals. Including us of course.
It is common practice to call a Woman Sex Worker as Whore/ Slut / Randi / Veshsa but those people who forced them into this trade, those people who support this system by enjoying the exploit they are some one's Daddy / Baba / Abba / Bhaiya / Brother / Husband / Hubby / Shauhar.
According to a UN report about 4 million women and girls worldwide are bought and sold each year - either into prostitution or slavery. Approximately 1 million children enter the sex trade every year. As many as 50,000 women and children from Asia, primarily from subcontinent.
I can't believe we're free for 60 years and prositution is still flocking and I am sure 70 percent of them wouldn't be aware of sexually transmitted diseases or AIDS.It is a really sorry state of affairs. About the HIV awareness campaigns in pakistan, I think it's just cool to talk about HIV these days, sort of a wannabee thing, if you know what i mean? I wish that some of our celebrities start talking about food hygiene, TB and Hep. B&C vaccinations it would help a lot more people but I think that they don't understand the situation. I've seen Waseem Akram talk about diabetes and that was awesome. He's a brand ambassador for blood sugar monitors! Isn't that kool? If only our beloved stars would do more of these practical things instead of trying to talk about issues that don't concern us that much, we would be a healthier nation.
I'll give you an example of the degree of un-awareness in our rural areas: People don't want Polio vaccine for their children because they think it has infertility medicine in it!!
I've read and heard so much about all of it and over the time I've realized that at the end of the day no one really seems to think it's a priority. Many *red light* districts all over the world - they just seem to be *accepted* at this point it seems.
Anyone interested in this topic should watch the PBs documentary called "Born Into Brothels". I could not hold back my tears after watching this one. Check out the website: www.kids-with-cameras.org/bornintobrothels/
It happens, over and over again. In times of desperate need, the parts where you completely break down and cry with grief and fear...You don't find them around you. Them. All of THEM. Everyone who means so much to you. You would have thought that when God had created a phenomenon as beautiful as love, he'd also bother to create.. I don't know, maybe those weird, metaphysical connections between loved ones. So that when you suddenly started sobbing on a rainy day.. they'd somehow know.
It's just not fair. And it's retarded how it always happens. ALWAYS.
Has this ever happened to you?
Sunday, January 24, 2010
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Saturday, January 23, 2010
- Grey's Anatomy
- Sex and The City
- Gossip Girls
- Meri Zaat Zara e Benishan
- Survivor Heroes vs Villains
- And all the other food related shows.
- Pizza Hut
- B.BQ Tonight
- China Grill
- Arizona Grill
- Copper Kettle
- My Place :D
- Marriage and Love
- My Studies
- Be regular with Gym and having the proper diet I should have and hence GREAT WEIGHT LOSS.
- Reading and Writing, more and regular.
- Get rid of annoying habits
- Him to come back soon. (IMY)
- To get back my enthusiasm
- For a better day, Everyday :)
- I got up late because I slept after 10 a.m.
- Had only 2 cups of tea. Totally abnormal act. lol (Just because of you).
- Got addicted to a Blog (Hey Kanwal-ka-ful) :D
- Read and wrote A LOT more than usual.
- Watched 2 movies.
- Ate Nothing.
- Missed someone so bad.
- Got back with a friend I stopped talking to for silly reasons.
- Blankets !
- Dry Fruits.
- Hot chocolates and soups.
- The warm sun and you really want it to touch your skin.
- That feeling to snuggle early in the morning.
- Warm hugs
- Something I think I should not write here, But you know what it is :P Don't you? ;)
- A life I can make and be proud of.
- The world free of terror attacks and jerks
- Being a proud owner of Canon 450 D and Iphone 3GS
- A cute cat !
- To be able to be kind enough for others
- To grow my social circle.
- To make my mother the happiest person alive!
- Writing and reading.
- Fragrance, Designer bags and shoes.
- Staying in shape (I know being passionate about food and staying in shape at the same time is HELL difficult).
- Tea? :/
- Okay (Theek)
- Good hai.
- I don't know
- Tell me something more/ What else (Aur Bataoh)
- Oh no..
- There are opportunities in just about every experience.
- You can’t piss anyone off by praising them
- Each and every day do something to improve the quality of your life. The simplest little things can add huge value over time
- The biggest mistake you can make is doing nothing because you’re scared to make a mistake
- No matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it should be. Either you succeed or you learn something. Win-Win
- It’s not about getting a chance, it’s about taking a chance. You’ll rarely be 100% sure it will work. But you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t work. Sometimes you just have to go for it!
- Complaining is like slapping yourself for slapping yourself. It doesn’t solve the problem, it just hurts you more
- True friendship and true love do sustain the tests of distance and time.
- Asturias, Brazil
- Venice, Italy
- Rome, Italy
- Kerry, Ireland
- Palermo, Italy
- Moscow, Russia
- Amsterdam, Holland
- Paris, France (Sorry I can not chose the best 8, The list is still not over)
- Canon 450 D
- Save money and spend less
- Iphone 3GS
- New Books (suggestion please)
- To have a body I love
- To have a routine which I savor more and live with more too
- A facial :/
- Peace of mind. :)
Friday, January 22, 2010
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Love in the Time of Cholera" is an epic love story of two people who first fall in love as children, separate, lead their separate lives and are brought back together at the end of their lives.
Probably my favorite book of all time. Every sentence takes your breath away. I found this title deeply moving and was completely taken with every moment of each character's life. I've read this book several times and each time ended with tears in my eyes. Marquez is a master of poetic fiction and this book is written in rich and beautiful prose. Even in an English translation, the language is musical, picturesque and poetic.
Love in the Time of Cholera is not a reading experience, it is a life experience. If you choose to read it, do so uninterrupted, slowly, and with great attention. You will be rewarded with a great love story of an ill-fated love between two members of a small town in South America, and the story of their courting, a courting that lasts for over half a century.
I've recently watched the movie too, they hardly do any justice when they convert a book into a movie, but it was pretty ok. To give anymore details would be cruel, just go ahead and read the book first then watch the movie, you'll know yourself ;)
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Please donate to the Red Cross, UNICEF (to help the children of Haiti) or Mercy Corps,
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Thursday, January 14, 2010
I get all these little random messages that people come and peek at my blog and they also tell me that they can't comment which NOT true.And for a record, I just checked it again.
I purposely left this blog for ANYONE to comment on it. If you don't know how, here are the steps:
1. click on comment
2. write a message
3. select profile name/url
4. type in name
5. post comment
it's really that simple so no more excuses people!
Posted by Palwasha N. Minhas at 8:03 PM
When I first watched Twilight, I thought it was shit. Then two nights ago I watched New Moon and I thought it was shit, maybe even shittier. I mean, they probably made so much money off the first movie that they could have gotten a better director to push these so-called actors andactresses to act better.
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Please do us all a favour - if you want to put the colour up, mention a link to Breast Cancer Awareness - because you putting up your colour of bra does absolutely NOTHING to actually bring out awareness for Breast Cancer.
If you genuinely want to pass the information along, post a link or two - otherwise you putting up your Bra colour with no real reason seems stupid. Most of the people does not even know what is this all about.
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Thursday, January 7, 2010
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
I know you didn't want to leave, Your heart yearned to stay, But the strength I always loved in you, Finally gave way.. Somehow I knew you would leave me this way, Somehow I knew you could never, never stay. I still Live you ♥
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Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
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There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft. When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband; rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. There is no act more wretched than stealing. A man who takes what’s not his to take, be it a life or a loaf of naan. I spit on such a man – The Kite Runner
Friday, January 1, 2010
Posted by Palwasha N. Minhas at 7:36 PM
01. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
02. Memorize your favorite poem.
03. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.
04. When you say, "I love you", mean it.
05. When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.
06. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
07. Believe in love at first sight.
08. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
09. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
11. Don't judge people by their relatives. :/
12. Talk slowly but think quickly.
13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"
14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
15. Hug your mom often and tell her that shes the most important person in your life
16. Say "AlHamdullilah" when you hear someone sneeze.
17. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
18. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
19. Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship/friendship.
20. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
21. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
22. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
23. Spend some time alone.
24. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
25. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
26. Read more books and watch less TV.
27. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.
29. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.
30. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
31. Read between the lines.
32. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
33. Be gentle with the earth.
34. Never give up on something you truly love.
35. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
36. Mind your own business.
37. Don't trust a man/woman who doesn't close his/her eyes when you kiss.
38. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
39. If you make or have a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.
40. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
41. Learn the rules, then break some.
42. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
43. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
44. Remember that your character is your destiny.
45. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
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