Thursday, February 28, 2019


Friday, December 9, 2016

Pictorial Representation of Helplessness / Despair: Inevitability of My Fish Life . . . .


Friday, December 9, 2016

Pictorial Representation of My Fish Life: Home Detention Curfew


Saturday, December 10, 2016

An Enlightened Spiders Enigma: Why don't creepy-crawlies learn maneuverability from me? Retards

Reprint: Fishy

Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Shrink turned Fisherman's Pep Talk: Bravo! You could overcome your Fear of the Unknown . . . . It is nothing but uncertainty of your fate! Don't think that you are doomed! Be optimistic, okay? 


Saturday, December 10, 2016

I am your best friend . . . . Trust me . . . . I could empathize with your unfounded sense of déjà vu and irrational fears . . . . Are you taking your antipsychotic pills, by the way? Your ancestral anecdote is nothing more than a myth . . . . Schools? There was not even a single tree house . . . You have been to school . . . . You know all this . . . . Although, you are a dropout . . . . There is not such thing as vendetta!

Reprint: Sob story

Humans have not really evolved in the strict sense of the word! They are mere copycats! They aped trafficking from my ancestors! Ethics? Infringement? Animal rights? Are you moron? They did not even put on the endangered list! By the way: They don't teach you Darwin at school anymore, right? That self-proclaimed evolutionist? Who is in your Panchatantra module now? Alvin Toffler eh? Desmond Morris? 


disapproving : an evil person who wants to use power to control and harm other people especially because of their race, religion, etc.


one who is likened to a German Nazi : a harshly domineering, dictatorial, or intolerant person a grammar nazi


to rid of Nazism and its influence

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory

a test of personal and social adjustment based on a complex scaling of the answers to an elaborate true or false test

law of the jungle

a code that dictates survival by any means possible and that is presumed to be in effect among animals in their natural state or people unrestrained by any established law or civilized personal or civic control also : activity following this code

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Vocab break: matter-of-fact

: being plain, straightforward, or unemotional
: not showing emotion especially when talking about exciting or upsetting things

: sticking to or concerned with fact and usually not showing emotion

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

matter of (individual) conscience

something that people must decide about according to what they believe is morally right
The issue is a matter of (individual) conscience.

So am I a superlative person eh?

megalomania: : a delusional mental illness that is marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur

: a condition or mental illness that causes people to think that they have great or unlimited power or importance

I don't think that I'm megalomaniac but I've schizophrenia -- so this can't be ruled out --

delusions of grandeur (also known as megalomania), characterized by the false belief that one is a superlative person.

So am I really the hunchbacked whirling dervish eh?

Faith healer?


Etceteras eh?

I dunno. I'm a die hard -- obstinate skeptic. :-)

Monday, February 25, 2019

Chinese wall

a method of preventing information from being shared, for example between people working for the same company but representing different interests:
Different activities are carried out in different departments between which there are Chinese walls.

Reprint: Decisive / Deciding / Determining factors . . . .

Monday, July 23, 2018


Decisive / Deciding / Determining factors . . . .

Turbo Button: Yep. There used to be a Turbo Button on IBM compatibles / clones way back in the nineteen-nineties. That's my First Hack as well -- I outsmarted my those-days sidekick in our shanty and outfoxed him on Tetris Game High Scores. My point is: I'm trying to give you an analogy -- We'd tweak our minds like that -- Get into that Problem-solving -- Troubleshooting -- Edward de Bono Mode -- For consistency: Let's call it -- The Turbo Mode.

What'd we learn from the following examples:

Cheetah or any large wildcats:

How do they GET their prey?

1. First thing they do: They SELECT their prey usually from a wide array of -- grazing but ALERT herd.
2. Second: They ISOLATE it.
3. Third: They ZERO IN ON it single–mindedly. Meaning they DO NOT get DISTRACTED by innumerable preys / targets. They NEVER stray off course.
4. Fourth: Decision-Making: They 'PRE-DECIDE' -- Hunt or just LURK -- Meaning they've QUITE REALISTIC goals based on previous hunting experiences, instincts and situational awareness.
5. Fifth: CHASE. OUTRUN. OVERPOWER. OUTMANEUVER. Last–minute full throttle / thrust / sprint -- Cheetah or any large wildcats / predators -- They JUST KNOW their Prey-Behavior.

The last-minute SPRINT is the decisive/deciding/determining factor. A nanosecond miscalculation means it'd have to starve along with its (Lions/lionesses) pride and swallow its pride, too. Probably they imagine hungry cubs back home and that itself gives them the 'adrenaline rush' in terms of the Animal Kingdom. BUT the same thing is happening with the PREY TOO -- Its defense mechanism doing the same thing: Turbo Mode: Ditto. A fight–or–flight reaction. Predator: Clockwise. Prey: Anticlockwise. -- Countermeasures -- Heightened Senses and everything. Instincts, previous experiences again. Survival instinct / survival mechanism -- Instincts mean chance of survival. Moo! Watch out kiddo -- those beasts are real nasty . . . . cutthroats -- Do you remember our fun and frolic games -- Those were actually our survival tactics in real Department of Defense grade encryption! Moo! Roger that, Dad! You're right -- That one is real slimy! Winking at me surreptitiously! Could I sue him for sexual harassment eh? Any such . . . . Well, duh! The law of the jungle? Juliet's pitiful lament, “alas, poor Romeo, he is already dead!”. Nope, My naive Daisy Bell -- Brutus -- This was the most unkindest cut of all! (Guffaws). Dad, what's hocus–pocus, by the way? DO NOT read The Jungle Times. It's riddled with misinformation! Got it? Dad, how can I bypass proxy servers? Hush! You see those chuckling hyenas -- they're their spies and informers! Dad, why do they make those poor studs wear those sticky blinkers eh? Pssst psst psssssssst! Want to know a secret, Daisy Bell?

By the way, IF Desmond Morris stumbles on my Blog he'd: Phoo-tee-weet?! He'd whistle at me with awe in his eyes! Imagine an awestruck Morris in a thunderstruck Morris car?

LOL Just kidding!


I love to role-play a ludicrously-intrepid but Lilliputian Alexander Selkirk rescuing Dear Enemy: The Celebrity Scribe none other than The Fatima Bhutto on an stranded island from unprecedentedly vicious, cannibalistic Brobdingnagian Uncontacted tribesmen. Relentless, no-holds-barred and knock–down, drag–out skirmishes -- in some of my heroicomic Blog posts -- I write unsolicited rhymes about her -- Someday, she'd surely sue me for spamming her so obstinately on my own obscure and lame Blog! LOL

I write: Monological Blog posts.
I write: Stream-of-consciousness writing style.
I write: Autobiographical and Semiautobiographical self–critical accounts.
I write: Seriocomic, Heroicomic and Tragicomic or Mixed Bag i.e. all these THREE writing styles clubbed into one post.

My point is: You've it in you: Edward de Bono-ism. Get into that HACK MODE. The TURBO MODE.

Postscript: Tetris lets you do real and true multitasking. You'd chitchat and play concurrently!

Bye for now.
Posted by Maqsood Qureshi at 11:12 PM


Immurement (from Latin im- "in" and murus "wall"; literally "walling in") is a form of imprisonment, usually for life, in which a person is placed within an enclosed space with no exits.[1] This includes instances where people have been enclosed in extremely tight confinement, such as within a coffin. When used as a means of execution, the prisoner is simply left to die from starvation or dehydration. This form of execution is distinct from being buried alive, in which the victim typically dies of asphyxiation.

Some examples of immurement as an established execution practice (with death from thirst or starvation as the intended aim) are attested. Roman Vestal Virgins could face immurement as punishment if they broke their vows of chastity, and immurement has been well established as a punishment of robbers in Persia, even into the early 20th century. Some ambiguous evidence exists of immurement as a practice of coffin-type confinement in Mongolia.

However, isolated incidents of immurement, rather than elements of continuous traditions, are attested or alleged from numerous parts of the world as well, and some of these notable incidents are included. Instances of immurement as an element of massacre within the context of war or revolution are also noted. Immuring living persons as a type of human sacrifice is also reported, for example, as part of grand burial ceremonies in some cultures.

As a motif in legends and folklore, many tales of immurement exist. In the folklore, immurement is prominent as a form of capital punishment, but its use as a type of human sacrifice to make buildings sturdy has many tales attached to it as well. Skeletal remains have been, from time to time, found behind walls and in hidden rooms and on several occasions have been asserted to be evidence of such sacrificial practices or of such a form of punishment.

Burning issues

I got this list of Issues / Campaigns from the official web site of  United Nations

Global Issues
Sustainable Development Goals
Climate Change
UN and Sustainability
Rule of Law
Refugees and Migrants
Global Health Crises
Action to Counter Terrorism
Victims of Terrorism
Children and Armed Conflict
Violence Against Children (SRSG)
Sexual Violence in Conflict
Violence Against Women and Girls (Spotlight Initiative)
Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect
The Rwanda Genocide
The Holocaust
The Question of Palestine
Messengers of Peace
Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Rabies is killing more than 55,000 a year -- 100 children die every day from disease because they can't afford the vaccine

Challa Babu jolts ferociously from side to side, thrashing his head against a flimsy hospital bed as rabies consumes him. His eyes are wide, white spittle clings to the sides of his mouth and he bellows, pleadingly, between growls forced through clenched teeth. After an agonising three hours the 16-year-old is dead.
For 30 days his parents were repeatedly turned away from hospitals in Andhra Pradesh because they did not have 400 rupees (£5) for a vaccine. He was condemned to die of an antiquated disease, while modern technology meant the tragedy could be committed to film. Indian television crews immortalised his final moments for the internet.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates there are 55,000 rabies deaths every year. According to the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, the total is 70,000, with 10 million treated for bites from potentially infected dogs. India has the highest annual rate of deaths in Asia: 20,000. The majority of victims are under 15. Around the world, rabies kills around 100 children every day. In Africa and Asia alone, the disease (the most potently lethal known on earth) threatens 3.3 billion people – just under half the world's population.
The risks lurking in these regions often elude visitors from countries with tighter rabies controls: Australian and European tourists in places such as India and Bali, and US servicemen and women in Afghanistan.

It was stray dogs that attacked specialist soldier Kevin Shumaker's remote Afghan base in the mountains of Chamanki in January. One plunged its fangs into the 24-year-old Californian's hand as he tried to break up a grisly fight. He needed six shots, but was only given three as the final half of the treatment had expired.

Months later his arm lurched into the grips of an intolerable tingling, his throat constricted and, finally, his brain haemorrhaged. He died in Fort Drum, New York on 31 August. "American soldiers don't realise the disease is much more common in Asian countries. So they sometimes take a chance and take care of a dog because they want companionship," says Major Loren Adams, veterinarian for soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

In south-east Asia, Bali is known to be an island of enchanting beaches, mesmerising temples, and now rabies. It had no history of the virus until 2008 but, within six months, no part of the island was left unaffected. The culprit was most likely a stray dog that had climbed aboard a trade ship from Indonesia. Hundreds of travellers from Australia and other countries have cut short their trips after attacks. Up to 300,000 dogs roam the island, lurking in back alleys, with potentially rabid drool bubbling in their mouths.

Bali has counted 132 deaths since the outbreak, but lacks proper records – so the number could be far higher. Demand for the vaccine far outstrips supply, meaning tourists need to make a frantic dash home for jabs. Rabies must be treated with a programme of injections very swiftly, preferably within 24 hours (they are given in the hips, not the stomach). Once symptoms show, death is inevitable.

The symptoms are like something from a horror film. Intense fear of air and water, throat surging into racking spasms at the sight of liquid and the gentlest of draughts feeling like a bomb blast, coupled with a frenzied energy and frothing at the mouth.

The post-bite jab was invented 126 years ago, but it has a huge price tag in the developing world: in Asia, it costs $49 (£32), and $40 in Africa, where the average daily income is between $1-$2. It is cheaper in India, which has developed its own vaccine.
Sarah Cleaveland, professor of comparative epidemiology at the University of Glasgow, found what she describes as a "classic rabies story" in northern Tanzania. A farmer had weeping bites and scratches carved into his back. He had been bitten by his rabid daughter. By the time his family scraped together money for treatment, it was too late – she was devoured by the disease, but he survived. Another family she met had enough money for one course of treatment after their five children were attacked by rabid dogs. They had just one day to choose which child to save.

Dr François-Xavier Meslin, head of neglected zoonotic diseases at the World Health Organisation, says patients are frequently condemned to a painful, brutal and often isolated death because they have no money.

Dogs are responsible for 97 per cent of human rabies cases. "They are the best conveyors of the virus," Dr Meslin says. While rabies might eventually be eliminated in dogs, it can never be stamped out in the wild, he says.

The US Centers for Disease Control spends $300m a year on rabies, yet people continue to die of the disease. America has virtually eradicated the virus in domestic animals, but wild creatures still pose a threat. Bats, raccoons and groundhogs are some of the worst culprits for transmitting the disease. Every year 40,000 Americans need a $1,000 series of shots. About 7,000 animals die of the disease in the US each year; Hawaii is the only state where there is no rabies. Around the world, Australia and Antarctica are also rabies-free.

Rabies is a virus that targets the brain and spinal cord. It is found in the saliva of infected animals and is most often transferred through a bite. Birds, fish, insects, reptiles and other non-mammals do not get rabies. It is rare in chipmunks, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rabbits, rats and squirrels. In Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico and Grenada, the main source is the mongoose. A bat was responsible for the only recent UK death: conservation worker David Macrae died in Angus in 2002 – the first case of indigenous rabies in Britain since 1902.

For Dr Meslin, attempting to draw attention to rabies is like wailing in a wind-tunnel. While any part of the world has the disease, vast swathes of the planet risk an outbreak, but other short-term epidemics get more attention. "Rabies is not as attractive to donors as other zoonotic diseases of recent years, such as Sars [a form of pneumonia]," he says.

The cost of eliminating rabies in Africa, says Peter Costa of the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, is around $1 per head – just over $1bn. To put that into context, malaria, which kills 881,000 each year, needs $60bn over the next 10 years, according to the Global Partnership for a Malaria-Free World. But even such funds would not guarantee ridding any region of the disease.

Specialists hope to mobilise efforts to combat the disease on World Rabies Day this Wednesday. The date commemorates the death of Louis Pasteur, the scientist who invented the first effective vaccine in 1885.

British victims: Broader travel triples caseload

The number of British holidaymakers having near misses with potentially rabid animals has tripled during the past decade, according to figures given to The Independent on Sunday by the Health Protection Agency. The disturbing new figures show how more than 1,000 Britons were treated last year after possibly being exposed to the deadly virus – usually after being bitten or scratched while overseas.

Overall,1,055 people were treated last year – up 18 per cent from 897 in 2008-09 and a record high. The figure has risen more than threefold since 2000, when 295 cases were recorded.

The rise reflects the increase in travel to countries where the virus is rife: up 67 per cent between 2000 and 2008, according to data from the International Passenger Survey. More than half of potential exposures in 2008-09 occurred in Asia, in countries such as India, Thailand and Turkey.

Dr Hilary Kirkbride, of the HPA, warned: "Travellers should be aware of the risk of rabies and avoid contact with animals in countries where rabies occurs."

But the threat of rabies is also present in Britain: 90 people were treated after coming into contact with bats, according to a study of 897 cases logged by the agency between July 2008 and 2009.

Jonathan Owen

‘Denied' vaccine, boy dies of rabies

A 16-year-old boy, who was bitten by a stray dog and allegedly denied anti rabies vaccine at the district headquarters hospital over three weeks ago, succumbed to rabies at a private hospital here on Sunday.!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Taj Mahal: Part Two -- Draft copy

My point is we're literally killing people for dead. Romancing in a tomb -- snapping -- There're guides -- this is their lively hood -- And, if I'm correct: You can't travel specifically to a grave -- according to Islam -- We're proud that invaders to our country build a tomb -- a wonder or whatever -- We're always subjugated -- sometimes by Mogul Emperors-- or Portuguese or The British -- Our own betrays us -- 200 years? 400 years? East India Company?

Even now we commissioning English people to help us to rewrite all documents and all that in modern English

Real life slavery to virtual slavery. A giant leap for Indians. Amputated but alive.

Taj Mahal: Draft copy

The Taj Mahal is actually a grave. And, making a monument is a grave vice. Against Islam. Graveyards are basically It's become a tourist destination -- We give miniature replica of Taj Mahal as a gift to newly married couples. There's nothing there. Just corpses. It's so ironic that at the very beginning you marital life -- you're journeying long distances to see a grave -- and, you think that's epitome of undying love -- This person channelized lots of gold and everything -- during that time -- to build one -- and he ordered chopping of hands of architects and other workers -- so that they won't build a similar monument -- Instead of channelizing treasures and all that to citizens of his kingdom -- he build a monument for a dead person -- Irony is millions must have been poor and all that -- He gave priority to a dead person than to living citizenry. It's like a pilgrimage to that place and unless you have a snapshot in front of it -- your honeymoon isn't finished -- I've never been there -- but I think guides and all that make their living just because of a graveyard -- Isn't that ironic? And, there're some factories and all that -- a livelihood for lots of people -- these environmentalist and all that -- are asking for relocation of such factories in the vicinity or so of Taj Mahal. 

To be continued . . .  .

My first apology in English! LOL

Early 90s -- I was in HND: Higher National Diploma in Business Computing from Scottish Vocational Education Council -- Place: Abu Dhabi. I didn't know how to speak in English. My only guide was Rapidex English Speaking Course -- I didn't realize that I was mislead -- anyways -- in my class there's a girl -- and, for some reason I'd to apologize to her -- so with mammoth effort -- I jotted down an apology letter -- but at the nick of the moment -- I decided not to give it to her -- that chit but to say it aloud -- as it's by heart - by that time -- I approached her with -- somehow -- and I told her: I'm sorry or I apologize those words escaped my lips! She started laughing and her best friend too and all that - I think she and her friend went to Indian School, Abu Dhabi -- And, her family was quite affluent -- Both of 'em were modest and polite -- They knew I was genuinely sorry -- plus -- I think it's something -- that's not so serious -- They're amused -- But she never humiliated me or anything like that -- because I couldn't speak English.

I used to speak in written English -- and, people used to laugh at me.

My brother #1 and Brother #2 helped me a lot -- like I didn't know even basic Telephone English. And, my Guru as well.

I'm telling you all this because I know you'd be embarrassed and humiliated if you can't speak English. I went through that . . . .

This is for you guys --- Check this out: Prof. Kev Nair's course helped me a lot. It's been 20 years or so.

Biography: Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid -- Islam Q&A Website --

Shaykh al-Munajjid was born on 30 Dhu’l-Hijjah 1380 AH

He attended elementary school, middle school and high school in Riyadh.

Then he moved to Dhahran in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he completed his university studies.

His shaykhs:

He attended the circles of:

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abdillah ibn Baaz

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen

Shaykh ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan al-Jibreen.

The teacher from whom he learned the most by studying under him was Shaykh ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan ibn Naasir al-Barraak.

He learned the correct recitation of Qur’an from Shaykh Sa‘eed Aal ‘Abdillah.

Other shaykhs from whom he learned include:

Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzaan Aal Fawzaan, Shaykh ‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Ghunaymaan, Shaykh Muhammad ould Sidi al-Habeeb ash-Shinqeeti, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Muhsin az-Zaamil, and Shaykh ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan ibn Saalih al-Mahmood.

The one from whom he learned the most in question-and-answer sessions is Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abdillah ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him), with whom he had a close relationship that lasted for fifteen years. He is the one who encouraged him to teach and wrote to the Centre for Da‘wah and Irshad in Dammam, advising them to cooperate with him in offering lectures, khutbahs and classes. Thanks to Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, he became a khateeb, imam and lecturer.

Da‘wah activities:

Imam and khateeb at Jaami‘ ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azeez in al-Khobar.

He has taught a number of classes, such as:

Tafseer Ibn Katheer
Sharh Saheeh al-Bukhaari
Fataawa Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah
Sharh Sunan at-Tirmidhi
Sharh Kitaab at-Tawheed by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab
Sharh ‘Umdat al-Ahkaam fi’l-Fiqh by al-Haafiz ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Maqdisi
Sharh Kitaab Manhaj as-Saalikeen fi’l-Fiqh by Shaykh as-Sa‘di

He gives lectures on Islamic character on Wednesdays, and holds monthly classes in Riyadh and Jeddah.

He has shows on the al-Qur’an al-Kareem radio station called Bayna an-Nabi (sall-Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wa Ashaabihi, broadcast on Saturdays at 2.05 p.m., and Khutuwaat ‘ala Tareeq al-Islaah, broadcast on Wednesdays at 1.00 p.m., repeated on Mondays at 6.45 p.m.

He has appeared in a number of TV shows and videos presenting various lessons, a total of more than 4500 audio hours over a span of 23 years.

He has written a number of books, including the following:

Koonu ‘ala al-Khayr A‘waanan (Be Helpers in Doing Good)
Arba‘oona Naseehah li Islaah al-Buyoot (The Muslim Home: 40 Recommendations)
33 Sababan li’l-Khushoo‘ (33 Ways of Developing Khushoo‘ in Salaah)
Al-Asaaleeb an-Nabawiyyah fi ‘Ilaaj al-Akhtaa’ (The Prophet’s Methods for Correcting People’s Mistakes)
Saba‘oona Mas’alah fi’s-Siyaam (70 Matters related to Fasting)
‘Ilaaj al-Humoom (Dealing with Worries and Stress)
Al-Manhiyaat ash-Shar‘iyyah (Disallowed Matters)
Muharramaat istahaana biha Katheer min an-Naas (Prohibitions that are Taken Too Lightly)
Madha taf‘alu fi’l-Haalaat at-Taaliyah (What you should do in the following situations)
Zaahirat Da‘f al-Eemaan (Weakness of Faith)
Wasaa’il ath-Thibaat ‘ala Deen-Illah (Means of Steadfastness: Standing Firm in Islam)
Ureedu an Atooba Walaakin… (I Want to Repent, But…)
Shakaawa wa Hulool (Problems and Solutions)
Siraa‘ ma‘a ash-Shahawaat (Striving against Whims and Desires)

He set up the Islam Questions & Answers website ( in 1996 CE, which has remained active up until now.

Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid: Women

Al-Munajjid states that Muslim women are required to cover their entire body including the face (only showing eyes) and hands.[19] This ruling is obligatory and does not vary depending where you are. Women are required to stay in their houses unless they are in the company of a mahram and are forbidden to drive cars as "it leads to evil consequences" such as being "alone with a non-mahram man, unveiling, reckless mixing with men, and committing haraam actions because of which these things were forbidden.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Did you know this: Waiting mortuary?

A waiting mortuary is a mortuary building designed specifically for the purpose of confirming that deceased persons are truly deceased. Prior to the advent of modern methods of verifying death, people feared that they would be buried alive. To alleviate such fears, the recently deceased were housed for a time in waiting mortuaries, where attendants would watch for signs of life. The corpses would be allowed to decompose partially prior to burial. Waiting mortuaries were most popular in 19th-century Germany, and were often large, ornate halls.

A bell was strung to the corpses to alert attendants of any motion. Although there is no documented case of a person being saved from accidental burial in this way,[5] it is sometimes erroneously believed that this was the origin of the phrase “saved by the bell”, whilst in fact, the phrase originates from the sport of boxing.

Three-day-old baby's dead body bitten by ants in morgue

Hyderabad: Rats nibble nose and mouth of woman’s dead body at OGH morgue

What's the cost of a soul? What's the cost of a bullet?

IAF Motto in Sanskrit

IAF: Motto

The Motto of Indian Air Force has been taken from eleventh chapter of the Gita, the Discourse given by Lord Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra during the Great War of Mahabharata. The Lord is showing His Supreme Divine form to Arjuna and the great form of the Lord is reaching the sky with glory, evoking fear and loss of self-control in the mind of Arjuna. The Indian Air Force, similarly, aims to overwhelm the adversaries with application of aerospace power in defence of the nation. 

Lord, seeing your form Touching the Sky With Glory, effulgent, multi-coloured, having its mouth wide open and possessing large flaming eyes, I, with my innermost self frightened, have lost self-control and find no peace.

-Srimad Bhagavadgita, Chapter XI, Verse 24

Rappaccini's Daughter

"Rappaccini's Daughter" is a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne first published in the December 1844 issue of The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, and later in the 1846 collection Mosses from an Old Manse. It is about Giacomo Rappaccini, a medical researcher in medieval Padua who grows a garden of poisonous plants. He brings up his daughter to tend the plants, and she becomes resistant to the poisons, but in the process she herself becomes poisonous to others. The traditional story of a poisonous maiden has been traced back to India, and Hawthorne's version has been adopted in contemporary works.

Visha Kanya

The Visha Kanya (Sanskrit विष कन्या; English: Poison girl) were young women reportedly used as assassins, often against powerful enemies, during the times of the Ancient India.[1] Their blood and bodily fluids were purportedly poisonous to other humans, as was mentioned in the ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, Arthashastra, written by Chanakya, an adviser and a prime minister to the first Maurya Emperor Chandragupta (c. 340–293 BCE)

Poison for all. Elixir for some.


Here's How You Milk Snakes to Make Antivenom


an antidote against poison especially : a confection held to be effective against poison


tolerance to a poison acquired by taking gradually increased doses of it

The History Behind Mithridate

Mithridates the Great was the tyrannical king of Pontus (an ancient kingdom in Northeast Asia Minor) from 120 to 63 B.C.E. He was killed by a Gallic mercenary whose services he himself engaged after failing to poison himself following an insurrection by his troops. Supposedly, his suicide was unsuccessful because he had made himself immune to poison by taking small doses of it since childhood in an attempt to avoid the fate of assassination by poison. The story of Mithridates' tolerance is behind the English word mithridate, which dates to the early 16th century, as well as the word mithridatism, defined as "tolerance to a poison acquired by taking gradually increased doses of it."


Mithridatism is the practice of protecting oneself against a poison by gradually self-administering non-lethal amounts. The word is derived from Mithridates VI, the King of Pontus, who so feared being poisoned that he regularly ingested small doses, aiming to develop immunity.


Who is Samah Hadid?

Samah Hadid is a global human rights campaigner, advocate and writer. Samah is a regular commentator on human rights and humanitarian issues particularly in the Middle East.

She is currently the Deputy Regional Director ( Campaigns) , Middle East at Amnesty International.

Most recently she was a Country Director for The Global Poverty Project, an international campaigning organization aimed at ending extreme poverty.

She has also advised international organizations and national governments on human rights issues, development policy and conflict resolution through her roles with the National Commission for UNESCO , a member of the UN Experts Meeting Group on Youth and Amnesty International's Diversity Steering Committee.

Samah has also worked throughout the Middle East and Africa in advocacy roles with feminist organization Nazra and Oxfam International.

She has previously completed a fellowship with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. As an adviser to the Australian Mission to the UN, she negotiated human rights resolutions at the UNGA in 2010 .

Samah has published regular op eds for The Guardian, News Limited and Fairfax publications, and has co authored several books including - The Future by Us and Future Chasers.

Samah has been named one of the top 100 Leaders of Tomorrow by the St Gallen Institute.

Reprint: The Art of Below Poverty Living

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Art of Below Poverty Living

One Bun = Three rupees.

Tea (Half a cup) = Five rupees.

Two water packets = Two rupees.

Total = Ten rupees.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Dissociative identity disorder

Dissociative identity disorder, formerly called multiple personality disorder, mental disorder in which two or more independent and distinct personality systems develop in the same individual. Each of these personalities may alternately inhabit the person’s conscious awareness to the exclusion of the others. In some cases all of the personalities remain mutually unaware of the others’ existence. In a more common form of the disorder, there is one personality that basically dominates the person’s conscious awareness. This personality cannot remember what happens during the time a subordinate personality is in control (see amnesia), but a subordinate personality may be aware of the dominant personality’s existence and actions and may even comment upon and criticize the dominant personality as if it were another person. Usually the various personalities differ markedly from one another in outlook, temperament, and body language and give themselves different first names. The various personalities may also exhibit different handwriting and electroencephalogram readings and perform differently on projective tests.

This condition is not uncommon, with some 1–3 percent of the population estimated to suffer from the disorder. Dissociative identity disorder is widely viewed as resulting from dissociative mental processes—i.e., the splitting off from conscious awareness and control of thoughts, feelings, memories, and other mental components in response to situations that are painful, disturbing, or somehow unacceptable to the person experiencing them. The failure to form a distinct personality can thus be seen as a way of coping with or escaping from inner conflict, which in turn is frequently triggered by some trauma experienced early in life, such as being abused as a child.

Treatment is aimed at integrating the disparate personalities back into a single and unified personality. To do this, the dominant personality must gradually be made aware of the existence of the others, a process that is usually possible only after the trauma that originally caused the dissociation has been brought to conscious awareness and thus defused.


Anoushka Shankar

I didn't know that Anoushka Shankar speaks French! 

Monday, February 18, 2019

My comments: The Truman Show delusion

I've this syndrome -- this delusion since 2002 -- at least. It's quite firm and debilitating false idea or belief.

The Truman Show delusion

The Truman Show delusion, informally known as Truman syndrome, is a type of delusion in which the person believes that their lives are staged reality shows, or that they are being watched on cameras. The term was coined in 2008 by brothers Joel Gold and Ian Gold, a psychiatrist and a neurophilosopher, respectively, after the film The Truman Show.

The Truman Show delusion is not officially recognized nor listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Jaun Elia sahib

Yeh mujhe chain kyun nahin parrta,
Aik hi shakss tha jahaan main kya

-- Jaun Elia

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


If an organization has a carrot-and-stick approach or policy, they offer people things in order to persuade them to do something and punish them if they refuse to do it.

carrot and stick

a system in which you are rewarded for some actions and threatened with punishment for others

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Shayer-e-inquilaab -- Duwamm Part #2

Tum ho
Yaki kar lo
Yeh shayeri nahi sihr hai

Tum ho
Yaki kar lo
Yeh fareb ki hadd hai

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Inquilaabi shayer: Tum ho LOL Part #1

Tum ho
Yaki kar lo
Tumeh har toottay sitaray ki kasam

Tum ho
Yaki kar lo
Mehdi ka woh pahla pahla shookh aur bay-baak sa rang

Tum ho
Yaki kar lo
Musafir ko mazil ka bharam

Tum ho
Yaki kar lo
Aasu aur daaman ka milan

To be continued . . . .

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Reprint: A fictitious brattish Arabian Princess and her bedouin aide-de-camp:

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Reprint: A fictitious brattish Arabian Princess and her bedouin aide-de-camp:

SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017

Dhow ready for you missui
Same familiar voice of rugged hunchbacked bedioun

My father's most trusted lieutenat
A crescent sword dangling by his side

a gust of wind -- that seems to bother him somehow
The audacity of his Samurai-like gait

A mare whimpers and he pats in his charasteric dismissive gesture
Subduedly flamboyant -- debonair -- that smirk on his face --

A chaps -- magenta or something -- it's charcoal-ish now
A war trophy -- No head hunting anymore -- show any tribes

He told me once with a shrugg nonchalant curse-like tone -- oh those spurs -- not even for menace makers
Duel -- Jostle -- Do I look that intimidating to you eh -- Missui -- what's your name before you went to ....

The uninimous chosen leader of warrior race
A spine-chilling momentary glint in his pupil

He ain't hunchbacked -- it's his way of obeisance
His loyality rests with my father --

Mills and Boons -- That's what he thinks of me -- I guess
Discreet -- hoarse -- monosyllables -- like giving them marching orders

Doesn't even snooze -- siesta -- he trots to souk
Hubble-bubble occassionally -- otherwise, Come To The Marlboro Country

It's real sultry -- re-schedule your -- next summer break maybe
Yes, yes he's so copycatish and fake -- gotta go now. Bye.

Hey, Mister Cowboy -- Where's my Black tea huh?
Damn -- did he hear that or what -- eavesdropping on me.

Wait let my grandfather come.
Hey, mister stonedeaf -- dont we pay you slave.

Posted by Maqsood Qureshi at 9:58 PM

Sunday, February 3, 2019

I didn't know that people write reviews for toothbrush, toothbrushing experiences -- Top Ten! LOL

We live telly life -- Happy, goodlooking -- Free of worry --- In novelistic love for everything around 'em -- People or puppies -- They never forget birthdays, anniversaries -- sapphires -- the collected works of Socrates --

Anyways. my Ouija told me not to brush today! Electric Electronic or Manua….No No car -- Toothbrush!

Top 10 Best Battery Powered Toothbrushes Reviews LOL

Saturday, February 2, 2019


an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives

This is a bad example of titling my blog post

Just imagine: Nobody dies. They don't know what death is. And, ironically nobody knows immortality -- They've never heard this word --

Finnish Lapland. The three northernmost municipalities Utsjoki, Inari and Enontekiö and part of Sodankylä is officially considered the Sami area

The Sami flag

Sami people outside Lavvu 1900-1920

Draft copy

Pardon my French -- I'm not a misogynist -- but she isn't the same person eh? Bloated -- after just two pregnancies -- This person was your soul mate, right -- You met her in Pardubice eh? Sizzling 8 to Shambala 18 --

Let's have a Burger in Vicksburg with lots of coleslaw


: a supply or dose of something strongly desired or craved a coffee fix especially : a shot of a narcotic

Friday, February 1, 2019


Definition of proletariat
: the laboring class
especially : the class of industrial workers who lack their own means of production and hence sell their labor to live
: the lowest social or economic class of a community