Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sarosh


Sarosh has always been talkative and expressive. His lighthearted nature makes him a good company to be with. His conversations almost always have a touch of humor.
He can explain an event with such vigor and liveliness..that it almost seems hard to believe.When you ask him that is every detail true..he would answer:
"Ham to baat ko exciting bananay k liay keh rahay thay"
Sosi is a creative cook…who knows how to make his food look different and  pleasing.
Though we did not  have the chance to meet him often…but whenever he came to Pakistan..he not only was a crime partner with us in pranks but played a vital role in all the badmashis.
Sosi is outspoken and speaks freely his mind..but of course with humor to make it digestible…:D
Sosi..today we will celebrate you.This is a reminder that we love you and you hold a special place in our lives.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Faaiz Enam


He will always greet you with a shy smile. Though serious looking , he would indulge in crazy endeavors of his crazy cousins.
He always seems to take good care of his family members. ..helping them in small chores…caring for them…and tending to their needs affectionately.
Ammi always says that at dinners he would put down his plate after one serving…even if he loves the food …just out of takulluf.When she would insist on taking more..only then…he would take the plate again to eat more.

From a young age..he loves the questions which begin with..Why? How? What?.......
Faaiz: I wonder ..how this happens?..how was universe created? How did  humans evolve? Is evolution a random process?
Person A: this is because…..blah blah
Faaiz: hmmm..is it really true?I am not convinced…How does it really work …?I would have to research
Person A: I told you how
Faaiz: (Closes his eyes….holds his head…asks himself..how..how ..how)

Faaiz is a perfectionist ….who would do things again and again and again to make them perfect.

 Faaiz...Where ever you go…whatever you do...remember we love you ...do not ask..why?:P

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

God of people


You can never please people enough. How much you try , there would always be someone complaining and  finding faults. People expect too much from us…and we expect too much from them. We plead tirelessly in front of others. We think they would grant us  our wishes . Most of the time, we are disappointed. The day I stopped asking people..and started asking God even for my small wishes..I became more contended.

woh ek sajda jisay to giran samjhta hai
Hazaar sajdon sai admi ko deta hai nijat

[Prostration ’fore God you presume as irksome, tedious, burden great;
But mind, this homage sets you free from bonds of men, of might who prate!]
"The one Sajda which you consider difficult, Frees man from a thousand Sajdas."


The connection between  God and yourself helps you control your anger. There would always be people who would make you angry …with their self -centeredness and unreasonable expectations .But when you realize that their expectations  ..their anger ..their self-centeredness is between them and God….
And your  attitude…your reaction is between you and God…you can amazingly control your negative feelings.

 "In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway…"

We know we can always go to Him with out any ego  problems .He is the only One in our life from whom we can ask shamelessly and countless time .We do forget to thank Him thousands of times but we know we can ask Him over and over again .We may forget to pray for consecutive days but we know that the path to go back to Him will always be open.
It is  not easy to please people…but when you shift your focus from people to God..the path becomes easier.

 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Zayd Enam

 
                 “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”

Zayd Enam has that little extra spark.Since he was very young..and kids of his age would play around.Zayd would sit in the lounge and listen to the conversations between nana and khaloos.He would take part in discussions and ask questions.
His consistency in brilliance is accompanied with  ever changing styles..that we all love.He doesn’t talk much but shows his love from appreciation.

Zayd appreciates small things you do for him.If you cook something for him..he would make you feel as if you are the best chef in the world.

Zayd has a passion for learning and he is making us proud from a very young age. Zaydoo..you are our small wonder(well ..now not that small)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Sadia Hasan


"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."

Sadia has amazing control over her temper.Her patience and dedication towards her family seems just out of a fairytale.We always find her too good to be true. We  have to pinch ourselves to believe that such persons actually exist.
We always see her with a  constant subtle smile .She would always guide you  but will never push you to do anything.She is one of the most humble persons I have met.
Sadia..! You inspire us with your patience ..and caring ways.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Imran bhai



"  Kuch log jeenay k liay khaatay hain aur kuch khanay k liay jeetay hain"
 
"Nihari!" is the first thing  that comes to mind …when you think of Imran bhai.

He is always looking forward to fun, adventure and of course plans for  having chatpatay food. A cute smile always accompanies him.
I remember his pre-shadi time…when apa used to shy away..and imran bhai took  us to ice cream palour…on the condition that apa would come too..:D

Once he decides to do something ….he commits himself to it. He is a true cricket fan… friend for his kids….and a help in little chores.
Imran bhai talks in such a friendly and informal way that you instantly become comfortable in his company…and it feels like you are talking to an old friend.

Imran bhai..Today we are celebrating you and  your presence in  our lives.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Shaima Hasan Taha


 
Shaima is someone who believe s in standing up for what she believes in even if it means standing alone.
    "Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice…"

Shaima voices her opinions and does not let them affected by what others say . She is confident and bold.

Although it may not always seem so..but she is a chatter box..and will not let you get bored.
  Shaima knows how to tackle kids. Kids love her.She always has something planned for their ever present boredom .While dealing with children Shaima never differentiates between her kids and all the other kids. She treats them with equal love ….and equal strictness. So its is  always comfortable to leave kids with her ..knowing that she would deal with love ..and treat their tantrums with her rolling eyes;)
 Inaya always enjoys  company of your creative side and still cherishes the crafts she learned from you.

She is an awesome cook with amazing presentation skills. Her presentation skills are not limited to food.
Gift packing..home decorations…Mehndi....crafts and lots of other things…anything she puts her hands into comes out beautifully.

Shaima is always ready for fun adventures….muree  trips…BBQ sessions and late night gaming sessions. Shaima  has the courage to take risks …and brave the consequences.

Shaima we love you..:)…..and will celebrate you today.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Shazia Khan



"Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking…"

Shazia is a free thinker!.She does not care about silly customs and is courageous enough to take a stand  against it. For example..refusing to accept jewelry as dowry. More Shazias have to be born to change the society.
 
"You have to have confidence in your ability and then be tough enough to follow through"

Shazia is confident and she is tough..!She is always happy and contended with what she has …and focuses at the right things .She aims ..plans, acts and then eventually achieves her dreams.

She along with her husband always inspire us by the quality time they provide to their son.
The days we have spent together are memorable and awesome! The only perfect biryani we have found in Islamabad is not in any restaurant but at her home..!

 "Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own heart" (Albert Einstein)

She knows how to standup for own right.She is always an inspiration…
a friend who is always showing you the brighter side of the picture….
who inspires  you to do something..anything!
Who encourages you to speak up for your self

Shazia…I am glad that we met and became friends instantly.With you  a positive person was added in my life. You are my inspiration  and my celebrity  today....Love you:)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Usman Enam


Usman is the  chocolate hero of our family .Cute smart ,calm and witty.
Mani is almost always in a good mood and with a beaming smile .He has surely got his wit from his father . He would  crack jokes and answer with good humor.

When he was quite small..my mother asked about his choice between an intelligent wife and a beautiful one he  replied .."an intelligent wife because she would know how to look beautiful"

He cooks well and his paintings are amazing to say the least. Usman is also loving, caring and cooperative.  All of this all  sums up as a good rishta advertisement…doesn’t it?...our Usman  perfectly fits all of the criteria.
Mani..we absolutely adore your big , wide, naughty..ever green smile.We love you SO SO much.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Aani -Huma zafar

 She looks pretty  almost always…! She can carry herself well in just anything! I was just wondering if you have ever had any bad hair day?  You look awesome in everything you wear.

"You've got to be brave and you've got to be bold. Brave enough to take your chance on your own discrimination - what's right and what's wrong, what's good and what's bad."

You are bold...
you are beautiful..
You are confident..
and you have the courage to go through difficult time and brave the odds.
I have seen the great art projects you make with kids and heard about your amazing cooking skills !
 We love your whole  hearted participation in weddings and fun activities..your friendly relationship with your kids..and the perfect gifts you choose.

Aani...today we will celebrate you in our lives.We love you and your beautiful smile.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Afshan Ajnum and Anjum Alam


We are not related but you make me feel as if  I am.
You are not my phupi and phupa but you make me feel as you are.
The very first time we came to stay at your place…it felt like as we visit you every day. Comfortable..friendly, warm and welcoming ..just like our own home (and also full of delicious food and of course  ashar ki chai)…and also wonderful kids whom I can tease and bother  just as my own siblings.
Today I would like to tell you that we appreciate your caring ways….
your phone calls ..at happy moments..and at sad times..and all other times..just to ask ..how are we doing…or to say a quick hello.
I would like to thank you today  for your warm gestures and all the love. I am glad that our paths crossed.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Shua Murtaza


Shua..you remind me of the old university days..where the lala used to scold you by saying..:"chup kar seeti baaz..!"..
Every green Margala reminds me of you..and also of the rainy day in which you lost the keys .
Shua is a very confident individual..and is highly flexible. She wont interfere in personal matters or give muft mashwaray unless you ask her  to.
Her beauty and way of talking has a royal touch..!
She has fully participated with us in all the university adventures and my evil plans;)
Unlike us…she has been a great help to her mother  in household works even before  shadi. She is a modern woman who knows how to balance  career , studies and care for her home  at the same time.
She can debate on any given topic  tirelessly ..:d..and has a good sense of humor. She  respects everyone ..and usually keeps her conflicting views and comments to herself ..and  probably when it gets to much for her to bear ….any one fine day..she just explodes..:D

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person."

Shua  rekindles that spark. She is vibrant and witty. Even when she is sad..she easily hides it in her shining personality . Her conversations beam with excitement and energy.

Shua today we will celebrate you .You radiate vibrance...Keep spreading your light. We love you so very much. Muah!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Inaya


"Before you were conceived... I wanted you
Before you were born ...I loved you
Before you were an  hour old.. I would give my life for you "

Inaya ..I know that I can always trust you .Whatever You do..whether it is right or wrong….I know if I ask you..you will always tell the truth.
You surprise me by making quick snacks all set in a tray ..when I am hungry.
You make cards just for saying..'I love you mama'  or thanking for little things.
You pretend to sleep in the car…so we can pick you up on the stairs to home. You make me proud of you with your achievements.
I love the way you laugh hysterically sometimes.
Or ask me who is your most favorite person in this world?
How scolding wont threat you but a simple ' I am cross' would bring tears rolling in your eyes.
Inaya..Your smile is the most beautiful gift for me. .!!

You are growing up..and can do most of things yourself..but still look forward to me  to do lots of things for you…
you still want me to hold you tight..
Feed you …
Change you….
pick you up in my arms.
And although I ask you often  "why cant you do these things yourself? You are a grownup". I know that you will grow up fast..and I will miss the moments when you looked forward to me to do everything.
You will have your own dreams..goals to achieve. You will have your own idea of what to do in life.you will have your own choices…your own decisions to make.

Daughters are not ours to keep..and I would  have to let go of your gentle hands. Though it would be the hardest moment of our lives…even thinking of letting you go is heart wrenching..but I pray that  your second home would be filled with love and laughter.

 I pray that I do not teach you to run after brands or money ..rather I can teach you to have a kind heart….may  radiance  of your virtues always shine brighter than the glittery world.
I pray...that instead of cultivating the love for materialistic things..I can teach you the beauty of small ordinary things.
May God be your guide always…and keep your heart protected from the meanness and hatred.

I wish that when  God and I talk about your bringing up…He says .."well done!"

Inaya ..I wish that you make this world a brighter place to live. You  are my most precious treasure. I love you a lot!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Rehma


Rehma has 
a Lady's  elegance
a man's courage..
a child innocence.
And oh-so-perfect height.
Her attitude ,manners and conversations are always respectful.
She can find reasons of not to gossip about people….…'who bhuul gai ho gee'..'unintentionally ho gia ho ga'…etc..she would tell you the reasons why not to talk or think bad about a person.
Rehma as the intellect to succeed and achieve anything she desires .Every time she ventures into something….the result is success and a proud family mashAllah. 
We have always seen her giving top priority to her family.
"Cousins are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer..."
We are so blessed to have a bunch of caring cousins who are always there for you...and who really care.Thankyou for being such a cousin.
Rehma…Today we would like to tell you that we appreciate your respectful  way of talking…your obedience...your  pretty smile….your love and care.You have always made us proud. We love you ! You have a special place in our hearts.Muah!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ather Khaloo


He is serious only when in an operation theatre.You have to think twice before answering him. Firstly because you have to think 'is he serious this time?'…secondly because any answer can again be used as another joke. He is the most quick witted person I have ever met.
In his company ..you cannot just stop laughing
He is a true professional who always keeps his patients  case confidential and not-to-be-made-public. Even if you ask him..why a particular person visited him in the hospital…he would not disclose it.He always follows professional ethics…which is not very common.

By his young looks…no one could decipher that he is a all-in-one package.
A successful surgeon……
an amazing painter….with his very very busy schedule he paints perfect pictures!
A true entertainer..
Someone you can confide your secrets to…discuss your problems with….and be sure that he wont discuss it with others..
Someone who is there for you..even if you want to discuss the medical condition of your chachi k betay ki nand k cousin ki dost.
Khaloo we all are very proud of you…we love your company and we love you.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Taha Iqbal


"No matter how serious life gets .You still got to have that one person you can be completely stupid with"
So there is  this loud ,hysterical and unstoppable laughter can only be associated with one person…Taha Iqbal.
Jokes are part of his everyday conversation…and he is witty to the core.Yes there are some surprising shows of humor too..like jumping off the see-saw suddenly..or over taking in the car racing….resulting in     an injured wife in both the cases:P.. Or while shopping …he would suddenly ask loudly..'why are you hiding things in your pocket saad!..dont steal'..leaving one dumb founded…:D
We have seen his innumerable  hairstyles…he is one of those lucky persons who look good with just any hair style. We have also seen his innumerable moods….lively…fierce..tears….happy and wild..!..:d
He was there ..when I needed blood for my nanoo…thank you taha:) I will never forget this kindness.
He is one who would give you an honest opinion…..for example ..the first time I put on foundation after shadi..he was laughing and rolling on the floor….and he told right away that it looked funny!..Lol.
We have always enjoyed his arguments with Saad….which are always entertaining and ever-going.
Taha is a cricket-manic, book worm and life of the party.

"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
He is a competent and confident  individual who is bound to succeed where ever he goes inshallah.

Taha…we love you..and your laugh:)


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tanwir khaloo


Any thing assigned to him is bound to be finished. You tell him ..and just chill….he will do it somehow.
Everyone finds a reason to take a day off from the healthy habit of walk…but be it rain …or a storm..no one can stop tanwir khaloo's walk.
Tanwir khaloo always finds the time to visit. In karachi..always the first one to visit..!
Despite his busy office hours..he always has the energy to go out with the family to eat pan …and have a drink.
He has a big heart ..and is every ready to help others.Before  any of us, he was the one who went to see the 'larka' for me..and we trusted him…I trusted him.
"You can't relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle."

Khaloo..You are the super man of our family!   Happy birthday!! ..we all love you.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Saher Shah


We would take a long walk from our department to different canteens so that shahjee would satisfy the urge to eat.but in the end..she would refuse if no one eats with her.She always needs company while eating.
Shahjee is someone who rarely cares about what the world says.She would do what she feels like and would say what's in her mind.
She can spend hours in discussions and in proving her point..but at the same time she keeps her mind open to listen to other's point of view.
In our university days...her home would be the place we would make the projects in..eat..take naps..and play cards...she was our host all day long.
She would take part in all the adventures and ghunda-gardi with us...except eating out in a place she doesn't feel like going..that was something she would not compromise on.no chance!
Shahjee is free of the worries like 'what will people say?'....and would easily speak her heart out.
Shahjee is someone who hates being dictated...and is an independent thinker.
Shahjee we admire you for what you are.We love you