Monday, January 15, 2018

Manjhlay abbi(tariq yaqoob)

His breakfast routine is very different and very interesting.Followed by an early morning walk, the breakfast includes eggs, almonds, pumpkinseeds, cranberries and wide variety of fruits. He would slowly eat his meal enjoying it fully.
You need real  focus to hear what he says but this focus is really worth it. As a doctor, he tells simple  tips for a healthy life...very different from the ones normally doctor tell. He backsup his advice by narrating his  experiences and research.
Being a tea addict myself,when I asked if it was difficult to get rid of the tea-habit.He replied calmly.."no, you just have to train your mind".
After a bad sore throat spell on my way back from Karachi, tea didn't attract me for a change. After recovering,my tea addiction vanished and the words echoed in my mind.."you just have to train your mind".I still drink tea but I am no more addicted to it.
You have the art to appreciate people for every little seemingly insignificant things.
I regret that we havent been in touch regularly and its only now that I got to know you a little better. I do hope that we stay in touch more often now.
I will miss your calm nature and obliviousness to the negative emotions like regrets,hate and complains .
I do hope we can learn positivity and calmness from you.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Today and tommorow (A mother's prayer)

I know you like to talk a lot! dont know where to put a fullstop.
As you grow up..
I pray ..
you talk for peace
You talk for unity
You talk for forgiveness
You talk for kindness
So much so that you don;t know where to put a full stop.

I know you would always do, what you have planned in your mind to do. seem very stubborn for little things you plan
You know how to make way to let things go according to your plan
 As you grow up..
I pray..
You plan for spreading light in the world around..
You plan for helping people in need no matter what others say.
I pray ..
You remain stubborn for good deeds you plan

I know you give a deaf ear  when you have to listen to things that dont suit you
As you grow up..
I pray..
You give a deaf ear to meanness ,negativity and sarcasm that hinder your path

I know are restless until you get what you yearn for.
As you growup..
I pray..
You yearn for gaining ilm of both the worlds.
I pray..
You dont show misery in spreading the ilm you gain.
I pray..
You show your restlessness in the cause to lightup the world!

May all your traits that seem negative today..
Work to change the world in the best of ways.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Zahoor chacha

"the pessimist complains about the wind.
the optimist expects it to change..
the realist adjusts the sail" 

Zahoor chacha is the one who adjusts the sail.  We  have never seen him complaining about any situation no matter how grave.  
He (along with his better half) shower people with love and care with zero expectations.

I have never seen them complaining about how someone could or should have helped .I have never seen them demanding attention or asking why haven't you called for so long. 

Peace begins where expectations ends. I assume this is the reason Zahoor chacha is always calm and positive..
Being an epitome of courage and strength , he fulfills his duties responsibly taking no care of himself.
Probably he truly believes in "Let go and let God

You are an inspiration Zahoor chacha. We have a lot to learn from you.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

he and she

When asked something
Not ever in any haste
He would pause and ponder.
A silence prevailed..
For a moment you would think..maybe he has not heard.
But then you would hear..
Some words of wisdom..
A good piece of advise.

As you would enter her house..
She would light up instantly..
She would look at you..
For So long
With so much love..
For a moment you would are the world to her.
For so long..
With so much concentration
For a moment you would think..she is cherishing and absorbing 
Your each and every move.

There were no bad hair days in her house..
Because you were always the most beautiful person to her.

He would restraint himself from food not recommended for him
She would pick everything…not recommended for her.

In pain..she would warn and rebel..
He would oblige and smile.

He would sit in the garden chair every evening..
Calling everyone out..
To enjoy the beauties of nature..
She would make excuses not to go out..
But would oblige after constant calls from him.

He would advice not to waste time..
To study as much as one could..
She would advice to take a holiday..
To rest as much as one could.

He would seek out help..
With computer..and other things.
She would scold…
To let us eat..or else sleep.

He would tell every time..
You have the ability..
She would tell every time..
You are beautiful!

They would argue with each other 
and snap back with quick replies..
filled with humor and quick wit..
She would be annoyed and upset..
He would wink and smile

He listened to his mind..
She obeyed her heart.

Together ..
They cared for each of us..
Showered their love on each of us .
But both in their own distinct way.

He was strong as a rock..
She was fragile as a rose petal.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Abid mamoo

Abid mamoo was the youngest of his siblings..but his mother referred to him as her "mother".
Once she fell down and got hurt badly..but she told not to tell her "mother" (abid mamu) she would get a long phone about taking precautions..being careful ..having medicine and a long long lecture on how to take of herself.
We often felt nani amma to be a little baby of abid mamu. He was an extremely caring son.
He had a heart warming smile always and a very pleasant happy- go -lucky nature .His mother (nani amma) as well as sister(ammi) would start joking and laughing as soon as he called.His mother  frequently said:"woh to meri maan hai"(he is like my mother).They also had this sibling rivalry kind of relationship rather than mother and son relation....pulling legs....teasing.. each other..and caring  at the same time.Abid mamoo...Your ever green smile would always live in our hearts. 

Monday, August 3, 2015


You make the burdens lighter..
Perspectives brighter.
Difficulties farther..
Solutions closer.
Obstructions dimmer..
Options clearer.
Fears fainter..
Hopes higher
Pessimism weaker..
People stronger..!

Monday, April 27, 2015


Ghazali is my ever smiling brother- In- law. His conversations are filled with bits of light humor. He   asks questions with highest level of seriousness but humorously in real. People  answer the question  with the same seriousness perhaps not noticing the naughty twinkle in his eyes.

A super dad who manages handling his twins while doing other chores. …instilling reading habits in them right from the beginning.

His love for adventure has prompted him for sky diving, bungee jumping and lots of other trips plus a fractured arm right before his wedding.

Unlike usual breed of husbands, he keeps his things perfectly organized and clean and his clothes perfectly ironed .He is well dressed and  a pure gentleman which is reflected by his manners.
His gifts for children are often  very interesting, unusual and unique.
Ghazali..We are happy to have you in our family.Thank you for taking good care of my sister. Today we will celebrate you in our lives.