Monday, November 17, 2014

Dr. Matt Taylor's cool shirt.


Anyone on this planet earth  doesn't care if  Dr. Matt Taylor, one of the  Rosetta mission scientists  landed the Philae spacecraft on a moving comet,  4 billion miles  away from earth after 10 years of hard work, but feels  that pin up women in bondage gear with guns in their hands, posing  on his   Hawaiian shirt (made by a   female artist frind for his birthday) is  sexist and ostracizing  was just over reacting, trolling, harassing, bulling, and humiliating.


 What else?

What was so noble  behind all that shirt storm?

 What was so offensive about that shirt? 

Why it hurt few peoples' butt?

Was it  telling the world that,  "that scientist"  is misogynist, or if nothing personal just that any one who wears such type of shirts  are misogynist and their sole purpose is to  objectifying women?

 Or any scientist who wear such shirt is against  women who want to study science and being scientists?

 Or  he wore that intentionally  to send  a message to women out there that  science world is for men only, ladies stay outta it ? 

Or it was an inappropriate attire for big events like comet landing event?

 First thing, people who started that shirt storm don't know him personally. So calling him or anyone without knowing misogynist  is so low. 

What actually happened that they  just noticed the half naked women posing on  his colorful shirt  and  tweeted. 
 
It  spread like wildfire. Bulling started. 

Other empty heads hop on the wagon of feminism and started  bulling  him day and night   for something about which no one gave a fuck about. Dragged him in the kangaroo court of social media.

During the  live ESA broadcast on Friday his hands were literally trembling as he was apologizing  and in the end he broke down in tears.
 
“I have made a big mistake. I have offended people and I am sorry about this.


Dr. Matt Taylor did not make any mistake and he did not offend a single soul with his cool shirt. His shirt was not making any statement. He did not make any sexist joke. The  It was just a shirt.A cool shirt. And people will remember it as Dr. Matt Taylor cool shirt.  
His shirt was just shirt and shirts give no signals to anyone. Some people can over react over small things and good in making a mountain outta mole hill. Nothing else. 

Don't tell me it  was giving a single of no women are not  allowed  in science club. His boss is female for your information. There are other women scientists who are working in  the European Space Agency and NASA.  


   Calm your  tits !



 To me his only mistake was apologizing.


I would never apologize for being me.

That public apology was forced.


Only one who should be  sorry  should be those people  who   bullied and  humiliated him, and made him cry in front of the whole world.

And more importantly we have no right to ask or tell what a scientist should  wear during a comet landing event.


 He is not answerable to us.


 He doesn't work in any office, bank or school where he should be careful for his outfits, fashion taste,  and tats. He is an astrophysicist, a space scientist   and has no obligation to wear any specific dress code for your kind information. His boss would never sack him for wearing inappropriate  shirts or having tats.In science world it doesn't matter.


In science world it doesn't matter whetear you are women or men. His boss is a women. There must be other female scientist working in ESA and NASA.


That shirt was his choice and we have no right to turn that great day and all the achievement in to a shirt storm because it offended feminazi.


So we should kindly shut up about it.




Problem with the  western feminists is that they have nothing much left to fight for.















They live in a developed world where they don't have  to take permission to study, to go out, to marry the person they want to marry, to work what and  whatever they want to work, like women from other part of the world take.


There must be some issues, no doubt, however his  cool shirt is of none of them.



there are  a lot of people from all around the world who  respect you for what you do.Sorry you had to face such criticism for being you.

There are  a lot of people who think you are one  coolest scientist and love your style.  Keep rocking dude and cheers !





Tuesday, November 4, 2014



How can a woman be empowered when  she doesn't have freedom to think, speak her mind,  dream, make plans, take decisions?

Never mind, these days I am thinking a lot about freedom.


To pseudo liberal, women from specif social class getting higher education from good pvt universities, doing job,  and ending up having lush marriage in banquet  with  hubby dubby pics on her Facebook  and doing every effort to prove her shraafat  is liberating. Is freedom.



Maybe to others, it is freedom. To me it is permission. Certain specific class of women  have "permission" to do this, and that.To me it is compromise without knowing it.


Anything after 'permission" is just permission, not freedom.


Freedom is every one MUST have right to  think, feel, dream, decide, live without feeling guilty.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

After Eid.


I know I didn't write anything after Eid. Nothing  special. same old life and school.

 If you are one of my faithful followers who always   come here off and on  for updates or new posts: Awe, I am sorry.

If you are one of those who don't give a fuck about me, my blog and its posts, then fuck you.



I had Eid Milan (potluck) party at school.











Today is November 1, and you will see this will pass so soon.2015 will be here and you wouldn't even know.  I have off till Wednesday due to Ashurah.

What will I do? Nothing.



 
Karachi is having a lovely and like we Karachites say___a romantic  weather, because we really don't have much rain here , and when it rains,  to us it is romantic.

There was a prediction of cyclone Nilofer however it didn't come to hit us. It just rained last night. I didn't wake up for a minute to see it or to even close the windows. Before I always used to wake up even at the drop of pin, but now I am sleeping like a death body. In the morning, corners of  my carpet was wet, but it is OK. No big deal. It is about to dry up.





 Two movies  came out in September and thanks Haven  my dumb cable operator  showed both of them,  otherwise I would be running after him for new releases, just like I always have to do. I dunno why he is just so dumb. He is cabal wala, how come he doesn't know from where to get pirated stuffs?

Anyway, Khoobsorat was so pahsi ve, stiffed just like its lead actor and actress. And its only hype was Fawad Khan.  I never liked Fawad Khan. I don't give a crap if he is from Pakistan and working in some Indian movie. It is not an obligation for  me to like him Pakistan. There some 14+ crore Pakistani. I can't like someone just because he/she is Pakistani. 


Music could no catch on me and story was so predicted, that is why there was no charm left for me to watch it.




Dawat-e-Isq was  OK. Preeniti and  Roy did amazing work. Throughout they were entertaining despite lack of content and most of the scene were so quick.Characters were middle class and real. There was Hyderabad and Lucknow, their food and cultural, with  a social  issue of subcontinent: Dowry

Gullu is  a middle class, sales girl  from Hyderabad. She has her own dreams. But just like any middle class girl,  she was also in rista (arrange marriage) process. And anyone who goes through rista process,  knows how it sucks, big time. Still people are so brainwashed and getting married via it,  they have no  ability to think it sucks.

 All the rista which were coming for her were asking  for dowry. Disappointed and dishearted she decides to go USA. For going to  USA she also needed money. For that  she made a plan..____A plan of trapping  a dowry skeeking  family and convict them in dowry case,  get money from them and fly to USA. She also convinced her father(Anupum Khair) to   support her in her plan.

 This duo come to Lucknow to put the plan in action.

In Lucknow they meet Taru, a cook who has its own kabab shop. He charms her with his Kababs and Biryani.  Their marriage gets arranged. As usual  Taru family ask for dowry, she complain about them to cops,  gets her money. Every thing goes according to her plan till end when she  feels guilty, and returns  all the money.

She was in love with him. He forgives her.
frame dowry seekers and extract money out of them.

Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/43318145.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppsto put their plan in action they , where  they meet Taur____ a cook. He charms her with his Kababs and Biryani. Despite making him fool and looking, she falls in love wtth him. In the end she decided to return the money and  chancels  her plan to USA. He forgives her.

  The end.


Have your say!





Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cleanliness is half of faith too.




We  humans are said to be omnivorous, and have been eating animals  from so long.  A few who don't eat it at all are dubbed as  vegetarians.

Those who eat meat, they  have to kill animals. Those who eat plants and vegetables they have have to do something  to eat them.

Meat eaters have been  killing/butchering/hunting/ slaughtering   animals to consume meat since no one knows. There are proper slaughter houses, meat  and butcher shops in every part of the world.


However on Eid Al-Adha the  scene is totally different. During celebrations and the sacrificing of animals on this sacred day for the sake of Allah, we should remember that it is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Him, but it is our piety that reaches Him. We forget that cleanliness is half of the faith too.

I am saying this because whether it is Egypt or Jordan, Pakistan or Bangladesh, in many countries people slaughter animals openly on the roads and on the streets, in side apartment's compound (like in my apartment)  in front of whole crowd.


Sometimes it is done by professionals but not often.



That  gives heart attack to PETA  type people when they see such things. Blood every where makes them queasy. To them to kill animal in  this fashion is totally violent, brutal,  and not  appropriate especially for kids  when the witness that whole act at tender ages.


To be very honest they are not wrong at all. Their concerned is valid  if we think with cool head and realize what we do in the spirit of Eid before, during  and after it.

No one is stopping us from sacrificing animals but we have to understand that we can do this ritual in a cruelty-free, civilized and professional way without turning the whole city into an abattoir, with pools of urine and blood.

We let amateur people and seasonal butchers who pop up to make extra money in this sesaon  to handle the animals without thinking they are not trained or professionals to slaughter.
 
After slaughter we  leave the blood and other parts like the stomach on roadsides, footpaths, streets, gutters, open plots, parks, or in other places without bothering about it attracting street animals like dogs and cats, birds and swarms of mosquitoes, which create more mess that becomes a source of deadly diseases.

There  is a need of  immediate and  proper awareness and education related to animal rights and health issues before, during and after Eid.


 Few points I could gather are:

  •  Better build a proper place in your area where  people can keep their animals.  
  • Keep animal and its place clean.
  • Animal  should be properly checked medically by real Vet  from time to time.
  • Treat animals with care and kindness. They are here with you not for showing off, or entertainment. Compelling them for races and over feeding is so  cruel and brutal.
  • Let only professional butcher handle them.

  • Slaughter should be done in slaughter house or at one place by professional butchers only.
  • Doing it at one place will help  municipal corporation to clean and gather all the left over stuff from one place easily.
  • Make sure there is a proper drainage system available when slaughtering  to let the blood drain in it.
  • Don't let blood standing still on roads and streets.
  • If it is there due to no proper  drainage system to drain them in, put soil over it. 
  •  Don't dump  leftover mess like animal stomach and all that on roadside, footpaths, streets, gutters, open plots, parks or on any other hidden places where  municipal corporation couldn't gather them, or   delay the process of cleaning.
  • Corporate with  your municipal corporation and related people during the process of cleaning.

Happy Eid 


This post got published in Daily Time's Letter to Editor section.






Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy Eid Al Adha(2014)


Eid Mubarak to all those who are  celebrating  Big Eid a.k.a Eid Al Adha today. Here in Pakistan, it is on October 6.

So many animals have  arrived in cattle markets from rural areas, getting pampered to scarifies for the sake of Allah.

 I took  few pics of the animals which are  in my apartment for sacrifice. There are many other too, masha'Allah like goats and sheep, however people mostly prefer  to sacrifice cows because   7 people can take part in it (and in camels as well)

It is kids  who are having so much fun. They are spending their days and nights with their animals or even with their neighbors' animals.



 I am not complaining, but this is a residential area,  3 to 5 rooms flat in a  a city, a metropolitan city, where we are so called urban peeps, but right now the whole flat is stinking.



Funny thing is that no one is having any issue with the smell, dirt and dang which is almost everywhere.


If Eid Al -Adha is what we think is doing for Allah only, we should also not forget "Cleanliness is half of Faith (Eemaan)" too. It looks like only our Sabir ..the sweeper guy is the one who is taking care of other people's animal mess.


 There are also road side tents/shops  for animal's food and decoration.






My dress and jewelry  which I bought yesterday  from the Millennium Mall.



That dress cost me 1800 Rs/-and ear rings (jumka) was for 150 Rs/- only.




Sunday, September 14, 2014

Everyone is having blast.


It's been one month. Two politicians, their political parties and supporters  are protesting and holding sit ins in Islamabad against current government.


  Million dollar question is would all these darna (sit ins)  turn  Pakistan in to a developed,  progressive, corruption free country of the world?

I dunno.

As much as I know no countries  have became corruption free, progressive, developed over night, neither with in a months while sitting in sit ins.

 And if you just listen the addresses  these politicians  address in their rallies, and sit ins, making Pakistan a developed,  progressive, corruption free country of the world is not in their  agenda at all.

They  only want to be nothing less than PM or President. Go Nawaz Go,  (Resignation of PM Nawaz) is the only demand  they are demanding.

Kaptan Imran Khan (PTI), chairman of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) started with Azadi (independent) March on August 14. To him   the election 2013 was totally rigid, through which he and his party  won from KPK. They are  a part of  government, but still governing the province of KPK is not enough for him. They want re-election, electoral reforms  and  all the members of Election Commission of Pakistan tender resignations. he called for civil disobedience. (No one took it seriously. Just his dying heart  burger fan boys and girls)

 Honorable Sheikh ul islam, Tahir ul Qadri, chairman of  Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) started Inqilabi (Revolution) March on same day of IK.  To the him, the whole system is corrupt. He   wants revolution  for Islam and nation of  Pakistan. He wants people to write  "Go Nawaz Go," on every currency note.

 
 They address the sit ins almost everyday.  Curse PM and every other they can. Go back into their bullet proof  containers and that's it.

Their supporters  trust them blindly, dumbly and deafly. Sit ins are chock full with their supports and other Islamabadians a.k.a Iglooians who are merely their for good time. Those, like us who are outta Islamabad watch this drama everyday on our T.V.

 Schools in Islamabad are closed because of this. 

On weekends, there is jashan ka smama on their sit ins.  Crowd is double and triple.  Their is Dj, music and dance, food and what not  in IK's sit in. 

 There is sham-e- ghareeba and religious soulful stuff  in TuK's sit in.
 

In up North Pak army is engage in  Zaeb E Aab_ an operation against militant.  Lots of people have to be left their  their homes because of it. They are living the life  internally displaced person (IDP).

Srilankan delegates, and Chinese PM have  canceled their visits. No one have any idea, because of this economy is going down. On the other part of Pakistan, Punjab side is  drowning in flood,  survivors are  crying out loud for help but of no avail!

 Everyone is having blast in sit ins.


Update: After Go Nawaz Go' currency note to not accept by State Bank, Qadri asked to write
 Go Nawaz Go after every sms and text message.