Raging Inferno

نیم پروانه آتش که پر و بال خود سوزم          منم پروانه سلطان که بر انوار می گردم

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Niyam Parwana e Aatash, ke paro baal e khud sozam
Manam Parwana e Sultan, ke bar anwar megardam

I am not a moth of the fire to burn my wings
I am a moth of the King, thus I roam in lights
[Mawlana Jalaluddin Balkhi (Rumi)]
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This image inspires me to write today..!!

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The book is always and is better …
The odd think about I for one is I had many books nevertheless always wanted more.

Have you ever come across by the question “you finished that book in a day?”
well, well… I do that quite a lot, yet people are always surprised.

Myself can vow, that you can always recognize a book in a gift wrap. The slippery wrapping paper always fails to camouflage the fresh sharpness of the cover, the crisp angle of the spine, and the concave curve of the opening edge. It’s a hefty gift too, heavy with the aptitude of a good tale, and weighty with expectation. As you read the title, the giver of the gift looks upon you with the hopeful, desperate face of one who has not yet discovered their fandom and is thus yearning for the catharsis of communal appreciation. You thank them, maybe you give them a little ‘thank you’ hug, and then you put the book lovingly on your ‘to read’ pile. And up and about for a book hangover.

Ahh…!!

To all my friends who are planning to think for my gift let me help you with that I Can’t wait to have your beloved books from you all this year.J
P.S. ask me beforehand so it won’t be a duple one 😉

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…”

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The Seven Principles of the Universe:

1. Principle of Mentalism: “All is Mind”

2. Principle of Correspondence: “As is above, so is below.  As is below, so is above.”

3. Principle of Vibration: “Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”

4. Principle of Polarity: “Everything is dual; everything has an opposite, and opposites are identical in nature but different in degree.”

5. Principle of Rhythm: “Everything flows, out and in; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left- rhythm compensates.”

6. Principle of Cause and Effect: “Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause.”

7. Principle of Gender: “Everything has its masculine and feminine principles.”

An extraction of the Seven Principles taught by Hermes Trismegistus.

dozakhnama: Conversations in Hell



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dozakhnama: Conversations in Hell by Rabisankar Bal
Translated by Arunava Sinha
Genres: Biography
Pages: 533
Rating: 7.5

My thoughts; dozakhnama wasn’t even really on my radar until one of my bibliophile friends told me to pick it up.  I’m so glad she sent me a copy of it. In the beginning, not much fan of Asian writers but who know thoughts are meant to be changed every time. It’s going to be a surprising read that really crept up on me when I least expected it with anagogically prepossessing stories and attachments woven through its pages.
Conversions in Hell is one of those books that I’m going to be pushing on everyone now.Read it for around 3 months (took a lot of effort!) and just not to be downcasted I have left last 15 pages, apparently, my book is not finished as yet. 😀
Overall Reaction:
Read it for around  1 whole month (took a lot of effort!) and I am sad now that it is over.

My favorite Quotes:
Shairee( Couplet )  of Hafiz & Mir inkling has been quoted along, I can’t really choose one or two …
so read and find your favorite one.. !!

Mind Over Matter

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It’s the brain that tricks you to either react or respond. it’s not the matter that you being Metathesiophobia or not, the only thing to fear more than change is no change. The business of being static is making me nuts. Existence is short might be a cliche in my gene though 😀
However, we have a long list of situations followed by moving on and letting go mantra. that shows the existence of life, to be a contradiction is complex.. for some its perplexity and for some, it is a right rhythm just like being Anxious & awesome, messy & marvellous, frazzled & fabulous  at the same time .. what a paradox

WHY WE FEAR CHANGE…

Author Paulo Coelho talks briefly why we fear change. In his book Alchemist, he talks about two types of angels that knock on our door every once in a while. The first one is the angel of good luck – the second one of death. We tend to listen the most to the second one because according to him it has a strong impact on people and is therefore very powerful. When the first one knocks, we fear the change to move ahead.

So the conviction is “Don’t let your self-be lulled by inertia. Allow yourself to grow and let your fear evolve to shear.”

She Loves Tech

CIRCLE brings unique opportunity for one Pakistani start-up to attend a boot-camp in China through She Loves Tech Global Startup Competition!
The She Loves Tech Global Start Up Competition is designed to give the world’s most promising women entrepreneurs and women-impact startups a unique opportunity to showcase their businesses to a global audience of investors and influencers from the tech community. She Loves Tech Pakistan 2017 is the Pakistan round of the competition and will be hosted by CIRCLE in July 2017. Entries for the competition are now open with 23rd June as the deadline to enter.

for further updates follow the event pages and facebook and other forums;
twitter : Circlewomen
snapchat: circle.women
Insta @circlewomen

Joie de vivre

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.”
while just giving a thought to this quote, a jaunty feeling pass by, I seize to convict rather Shoot it, Eat it & Blog it.
So, let your gusto soul revive.
As Ramadan has just started so, brace yourselves with the bottomless food, iftar deals, and buffet menu, even just a thought of it makes me GLUTTONY #astaghfartalks. 😀
In this reverent month the acme taste buds, the joy of eating is at its apex.
To feed my feeling, last night I had a chance to visit ZAOQ for Iftar Buffet, arrived early & sombre for about 7.00 pm booking, at reception was given greeting, as usual,  it was my second experience with ZAOQ.
At 10 past 7.00 staff started to serve LAL sharbat to all the waiting customers which were being seated. 5 minutes later, the hunger game begins, there were plenty of staff on duty and all seemed to be resolute.
Serene ambiance with the side view of the shore, and lost in your thoughts … but hey its iftar so yeah indulging with that absorbing the charm decore.
Menu; There was wide variety of dishes starting off with the rituals; pakoras, samosa, spring rolls, shawarma, tempura, chana chat, Dahi baray, red bean salad, pasta salad, Russian salad, fruit chat, moving on to the other dishes , chicken tikka boti, Makhmali kebab, karhai, wings, palak paneer, biryani apart from desi stuff 2 dishes of Chinese cuisine were also there, i.e. chicken chow mien, egg fried rice with chicken Manchurian. finishing off with the desserts there were Gulab jamuns, Caramel egg pudding, Custard, and kheer.
Timing; starting off with the Maghrib Adhan till 8:30 pm
Service; staff was humble and help[ful 9/10. ( not giving 10/10 because there is always room for improvement )
The food; My verdict about ZAOQ would be is good to go when we talk about desi food, completely flavored in every critic sense. though I found Chinese dishes were unsavory, not appetizing at all. My personal favorite was Kebab. All in all, it was a good and smooth experience.To be fair the meal or parts of it, was good, par excellence.
Here are some pictures for your interest.

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In the chicken-or-the-egg problem of food and mood, do the moods hatch the foods, or do the foods hatch the moods?
for me, food wins, and that made my last night scrumptious.
What’re your thoughts talk to me, @MD share in comments?