Archive | December 2011

UNIVERSITY CAFETERIA

After getting admission in university and once the classes were started, first place of me and my friends concern was university cafeteria. Being students of Karachi University, we found no difficulty as there were many cafeterias near every department.

Cafeteria is one type of food service centre , in which little or no table service is provided as is the case of mostly Cafeteria situated within other institutions such as offices , colleges , universities , amusement parks , hospitals and airports e.t.c. Cafeteria are different from coffee houses , although that is the Spanish meaning of English word. Instead of serving on tables , there are food serving counter , where costumer takes food whatsoever they require or order the food and wait while it is prepared , particularly for items such as burgers , kachoris, roll paratha, chicken tikka or biryani which must be served hot and can quickly prepared.

For many, university is the first time that they have had freedom to eat, or not eat, whatever they want, and they tend to take full advantage of their new found independence. While every cafeteria offers some sort of healthy fare, it’s easy to see how one could head straight for the oh-so-tempting plate of fries or pratha roll with a glass of Pepsi, which results in freshmen 15.

There are number of cafeteria in Karachi University and each and every cafeteria is always found to be surrounded by the huge crowd of costumers. But some particular cafeterias are famous for their peculiar items. Such as, cafeteria of chemistry department is famous for its kachori. Biryani, French fries and Paratha roll of PG is famous. Science canteen near Physio department is famous for club sandwich; Ra (ranger’s canteen) is famous for gol gappey. Samosas of computer science department are quite delicious, tea available at zoology department is quite delightful and fresh juices available at juice corner are quite refreshing.

The all time famous cafeteria of students of KU is PG. There are about seven or eight canteens at one place surrounded by trees and rush, which provide pleasant environment to costumers. The best particular about PG is that every kind of meal, refreshments and bakery goods are available at one place and in reasonable and affordable prices. People uses to come from near by areas at PG, who wants to enjoy (as eating has become an amusement these days) at cheap and affordable prices. Students of university after long, tiring lectures, enjoy themselves, share their notes, do gossips and make fun while buying their food items. Students who bunk their classes also hang around PG. Majority of students consider PG to be a best part of university.

According to my mother, the plates and spoons used to serve at university cafeteria are quite old and used to be at the time when my mother was a student of Karachi University. Also some students consider their food to be unhygienic and not satisfying. But the bottom line is that these cafeterias are contributing a memorable part to the students’ lives. The rush, the trees and long lines of students buying their food are something the students of KU want to remember always.

person I HATE

Infront of my eye

Sitting like a sugar pie

Person I hate.

Her lips kiss me and words bless me

But eyes kill me and touch harrass me

She says she love me

But  her gaze is threatening

Like in flip of an air

She would be here

Drinking my blood

And leaving me there

Like a half dead bird

Burning with venom

And waiting for its death.

And there she is

Smiling at me

In front of my eye

Sitting like a sugar pie

Person I hate.

Khalil Gibran: On CHILDREN

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, “Speak to us of Children.”
And he said:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

DESIRES

Calm from the appearance,

Boiling inside; ready to errupt

But waiting for its time.

Calm from the appearance;

Like ocean is from outside,

But fire of desires are burning inside.

The thirst for knowledge,

And flaming curiosity;

Provokes me to eat of that forbidden fruit.

To discover the knowledge, of good and evil,

To calm my thirst, and burning curiosity.

The flames of passion,

Just add to my desires,

To achieve power,And to be consider higher.

To love and to be loved,

And to acquire every thing ,

For which I’ve ever desire.

But torrents inside;Calm like ocean,

Ready to errupt,

But waiting for its time.

AsH@MeD :/

Nothing new…same words, same advices, to value your parents, to bring patience in your life, to help needy and to feed orphans…but still all of the sudden I was feeling like a convict, a sinner and was guiltyof wasting my entire life in…aimlessness and negligience.

I was moved by the sincerity of his words, the depth of his tone and his down-to-earth gestures. the pure shine and child like innocence in his eyes, held my gaze and i felt like “I should jump out of the window”.

I was shivering, not mere physically but also from inside. His entire speech touched my soul, and at-once from the very depth of my heart I wanted to be that person-the obedient and most caring daughter, the most calm and patient individual, always ready to help needy.

He was delivering these common advices as if he was giving the key to success and happiness. There was light of faith and hope in his eyes, and smile of belief on his face. He was asking our forgiveness again and again. It seemed like Father Adam is asking a Satan to forgive him (when he has not even done anything wrong). It was truelly embarracing.

He is such a down-to-earth person and at that moment he depicts the face of an angel. He is angel…my spiritual father, and will always be there- in my memory.

Emotional “Good-Bye”

“You guys are the most obedient and calm students, I’ve ever have. You never scold me for my mistakes. Today, I’m asking you to forgive me for my irresponsible behavior and my mistakes, while I was teaching you. I want to give you some kind advices.

Always remember that from the same drawing room, in which, you are spending your time with your parents, you have to give shoulder to them and celeberate their funeral. Your parents are your best possessions. ‘This’ is the time you have to take care for them. Love them and understand their value. As time never comes back, and once its passed you could only regret. Be prepare that everyone has to die…you, me, and even your parents.

Bring patience in your life. Never react under intense emotions. As some times Time itself heals and rectify the worst situations. But your reactions can only make it worse.

Never deny to give the basic things you have at your house, to someone needy. People usually refuse to help others out of habit.

Feed orphans, you’ll be enjoying satisfaction and joy from your soul. Act on it and spread the words.

Thankyou so much and always remember me in your prayer…atleast once- and please forgive me.”

(Sir N.Z, showering gems in sociology class, dated 24th Nov’ 2011)

ACCIDENT…(oh! hello world)

“I don’t believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.”
PABLO PICASSO

I was scribbling on the paper, when an idea hit my neurons “lets start writing”. Since I’ve already written articles for the newspaper (some of them luckily got published too!), so writing frequently is not that difficult for me as it is for some poor fellows. Also, it will help me with my writing skills, and to discover myself and the world around me. And that’s how I think of writing a daily diary, but diary seems to be ‘personal’ (isn’t it), and I wanted to share my ideas with the ‘world’, so I can get knowledge from other people as well. And then It happened that one day searching for some topic on ‘lucky’ google, I happen to encounter with Awais Aftab’s blog, and AGAIN an idea hit my neurons “why not blog”. Yes, blog is all what I want, and I right away activate my blog.

A person can learn from nature and through his learning could nurture his soul-his spirit. And for I, who believe in nature and nurture, learning and growing, spiritualdenizen (Spiritual Denizen) happens to be the best thing of my life.

07-dec-2011

02:20 AM