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February 13, 2012

Fake disturbing pictures of babies on facebook to promote profiles and pages–>Shame on those who do it!

Filed under: thoughts, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , — syedfaisal @ 4:49 pm

It seems some morons are playing with the sentiments of people on facebook. To promote their pages and profiles they circulate a disturbing picture of a baby and say facebook will donate x amount of dollars for every share and innocent people share it considering it to be a genuine thing. I still appreciate those who do that but for those who initiate those pics I don’t have any good words. If facebook wants to donate something then they are a big corporate giant and they can donate it without circulating disturbing images of any innocent child. Facebook can even use advertisement banners to invite people for direct donations or pages instead of using other profiles/pages.

The better way is to report these pictures to facebook or to send a request/protest messages to those who are doing it by following these profiles (if they are also not the victims of these fake picture thing).

Indeed this is a shameful way of marketing and promoting profiles and pages. Shame on those who do it.

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December 17, 2010

Tax Culture or Manorialism?

Filed under: Economy, politics, thoughts — Tags: , , , , , , — syedfaisal @ 7:01 pm

Before the concepts of agrarian and market economies, ancient societies especially the Roman Empire used to have a system based on Manorialism. In that society ruling elite comprising mostly of feudal elite and others used to control the land resources of the state through their political and military influence. The ruling elite support their finances and lifestyle by collecting obligatory contributions from the peasants and slave population under their jurisdiction. The contributions were in the form of coins, mandatory labor or even in the form of usable items and kinds. The dependent in return only used to get the right of living, earning just enough to live and a false sense of security.

The way situation in Pakistan is going, it seems we are moving very fast in backward direction of time to the point where Manorialism was at its peak and few lords used to enjoy enormous economic and ruling power. Recent debate on imposing new taxes or increasing the percentages of the old one to serve the expenses and corruption of our ruling elite is a good example of this.

The reality of our situation is that few classes of our people are working like bonded labour to pay most of the taxes so that they can ensure their living and also serve the ruling classes of the state. The Tax to GDP ratio debate and the methods which are devised to increase it in order to bring it to so called international standards seems to be leading a common salary class person in a position where he will only be able to serve the ruling elite with his hard work and his own survival will be just enough to keep him available for work.

Read complete :  http://infocrats.org/mag/2010/12/economy/tax-culture-or-manorialism/

Depth of cheap journalism–>Mubashir Luqman calling Afridi culprit for exposing spot fixing in Pakistan Cricket

Filed under: thoughts — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — syedfaisal @ 6:58 pm

Depth of cheap journalism. Mr. Luqman is calling someone a culprit who according to his sources exposed the corruption in Pakistan Cricket. Some BS in the name of supporting players. Luqman has rightly proved himself to be a Klan member of Mushi and Salman Taseer.

http://www.lucman.net/2010/12/12/shahid-afridi-is-culprit-of-spot-fixing-scandal/#comment-58

” Authenticated Sources has confirmed with proofs that English Newspaper News of the World has created the issue of Spot fixing on the report by Shahid Afridi due to few clashes with team players.

Moreover it is also confirmed that Shahid Afridi provided a letter of 4pages to ICC confirming that players are guilty and involved in spot-fixing.”

– Mubasher Lucman

This is a real sorry state of Pakistan where corrupt politicians, journalists,generals and even players use the cover of nationalism or patriotism for hiding their corruption.

October 24, 2010

Searching for our origin.The journey must go on!

Right from the early days of humanity , curiosity has been a key element in the development of mankind. Either this curiosity is induced in it or it developed on its own is also a question of debate like the existence of mankind itself. Probably the most appealing question for human curiosity is the creation of this universe and what brought us to the point of existence.

If we see the endeavors by humanity, from the invention of wheel and use of fire to landing on moon and aiming to discover the farthest places of the universe , we see the purpose of life as exploring things to satisfy the hunger for knowledge and to discover the unknown.

More on : http://infocrats.org/mag/2010/10/sciencetechnology/searching-for-our-origin-journey-must-go-on/

October 15, 2010

Cricket in trouble

Filed under: politics, thoughts — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — syedfaisal @ 11:49 pm

Spot fixing scandals, PCB mismanagement, team selection issues and now ICC’s one month notice to Pakistan, I don’t know what else is in line that shall force the change in our cricket administration and structure.

Like most of the institutions in Pakistan, our cricket and PCB is full of incompetent people, who can only serve their own interests and greed at the cost of national interest.

Recent issue is a bit more serious than our previous one, as now the entire Pakistani cricket is at stake. According to reports, ICC has clearly stated that if PCB doesn’t make its house in order then ICC can suspend the membership of Pakistan Cricket Board and in worst case can even suspend Pakistan Cricket Team from taking part at international level.

Not only PCB is responsible for this mess, but the role of ICC is not clean too. We all know how India dominates ICC and despite our blindly toeing Indian line, like in recent case of ICC Vice-President nomination, India always plays a negative role to damage Pakistan Cricket.

We also need to understand the possible commercial dynamics of this whole mess. India with its huge commercial interests and influence in ICC, can literally dictate terms in its favor and against us. Indian Cricket is also facing an internal crisis of IPL corruption and due to internal problems they are not even able to organize the mega event in India for last 2-3 occasions. Even in IPL, it has sidelined Pakistan Cricket by not allowing Pakistani Players to take part in IPL and not allowing Pakistan T-20 teams to take part in IPL Champion’s League, despite IPL’s official status in ICC and Pakistan’s position as a senior member.

Pakistan on the other hand is planning its own T-20 league in collaboration with Abdur Rehman Bukhatir of UAE. The series is reportedly planned for next year. The current crisis should also be seen in this context. But the real thing is that it is our board’s mismanagement and cricket corruption issues which have provided the enemies of Pakistan Cricket to play their dirty game.

Some serious steps are needed to be taken for Pakistan Cricket. First and the most important step in this regard should be to change the current management of PCB. Second, we need to take the issues of spot fixing and match fixing very seriously and instead of covering up the issue or treating it casually, strict measures should to be taken to punish the guilty players and officials. Unless we don’t make our house clean and in order, we cannot take any stand if required.

It is also reported that ICC has lifted the charges of match fixing in 3rd one day international between Pakistan and England. We should ask explanation from ICC and give a legal notice to ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat for blaming Pakistan team before doing proper inquiry of the issue.

Also Pakistan should strengthen its cricketing ties with new members including China, UAE and countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and others instead of just relying on so called South Asian Cricket Block, which seems to be of no good. Pakistan needs to pursue its Premier League plans with keeping in mind, not only the revival of cricket but also making it a commercial and financial success.

Teams from associate members like Afghanistan, Hong Kong, UAE and new comers like China, Malaysia and Indonesia can help in getting big marketing money. We have people like Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Ramiz Raja who can help our cricket in this regard. People like Javed Miandad have played important role in promoting cricket in China so he along with his great cricketing stature can play an important role. Our country is no short of people who can work as ambassadors of Pakistan Cricket. People like Imran Khan and Wasim Akram, if they just take part in some advertisement campaigns for our cricket can make a huge difference.

The thing is that, we can do a lot even in times of crisis which in fact provides us the chance to gauge our potential. But honesty, commitment and broad vision is required to face the challenges which unfortunately our current cricket administration lacks.

 http://www.aaj.tv/2010/10/cricket-in-trouble/

September 21, 2010

Flood : Task is huge but not impossible

Recent floods in Pakistan are considered to be the worst natural disaster of modern history which has affected more than 20 million people in Pakistan, costing billions of dollars of losses and taking lives of thousands. Economic loss is estimated to be around 15 billion dollars by non-government sources but according to Prime Minister Gillani the loss is over 40 billion dollars.

Rescue and relief efforts are being done with major contribution from local and international charities. Government and its institutions again seem to be lagging behind the required pace of effort.

Read complete : Flood : Task is huge but not impossible

April 9, 2010

Random Thought–>Nothing

Filed under: thoughts — Tags: , , — syedfaisal @ 2:17 am

‘Nothing’ is one of the biggest mysteries out there in the universe and yet to be understood properly.

March 2, 2010

Difference between talent and genius–>May Alcott

Filed under: thoughts, wisdom — Tags: , , , , , — syedfaisal @ 4:56 pm

“It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.”

Louisa May Alcott

January 15, 2010

New Truth–> Max Plank

Filed under: thoughts — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — syedfaisal @ 2:47 am

“A new truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.” Max Planck

December 13, 2009

YEH KIS JANG MEIN HAI PARAI HUM

یۃ کس جنگ میں ھیں پڑے ھم
شھید بھی اپنے ھلاک بھی اپنے

یۃ کس راہ پۃ ھیں چلے ھم
نشیب بھی اپنے فراز بھی اپنے

اس راہ پۃ روشنی کیوں نھیں ھے
جبکۃ اندھیرے بھی اپنے چراغ بھی اپنے

کیوں انسانیت کی نۃ قدر کریں ھم
کۃ ھم بھی اپنے اور تم بھی اپنے

یۃ اس جنگ کی ھے سوچ پرائ
پر ھاتھ اپنے اور دماغ اپنے

یۃ سب ھے ذاتی مفادات کا کھیل
تعصبات بھی اپے تضادات بھی اپنے

ھے راھبروں کی یۃ خود پرستی
وہ خود بھی اپنے پرستار بھی اپنے

یۃ لمحۃ موت کا آخر گذرے گا کب پھر
جبکۃ وقت بھی اپنا مکاں بھی اپنے

یۃ اس خدا کی زمیں ھے یارو
ھیں جس کے بندے تمام اپنے

ھے وقت اب بھی کۃ خود کو سنبھالیں
ورنۃ ٹوٹ جائنگے تمام سپنے

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