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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Every evening, the sun sets. Another day ends.

It’s so funny, or at least I find it so funny, that sometimes our life is nothing but a series of beginnings and ends. We begin one thing, start with a goal in mind, and then that something ends either after the achievement of the goal or at the point of failure. Some of us stop, take their time, and then move on. They begin another thing. And some of us could never move on. They begin the end.

It’s a matter of our own perspective that what depends on what, and what is the result of some other what. We can make a certain something dependant on a certain other thing. It’s all there when we juggle with words, play with alphabets and keep on expanding our personal dictionary. A dictionary, where we decide about the common or proper fate of nouns. A dictionary where every word has a meaning of our own choice. And also, a grammar where we decide about objects and subjects. Our very own manual of language, which has comprehension rules made by us, begging to be broken, and that too, by us. Our very own world of ideas and thoughts and feelings, and our very own decisions to make or fail their destiny. Our dictionary, our grammar and our language, they all provide us with the means to make decisions. Decisions about whether we want to move on, or stay, and whether we want to begin, or end.

But here’s the hard part. Life doesn’t give a damn about your decisions. If you are to go ahead, fine. But if you have decided otherwise, life is going to give you a cold shrug and leave you behind. You can stay there and watch others, and keep on trying to remember your dictionary, your grammar and your language, or you could begin something else, building all of your comprehension from the scratch. And if you don’t, then the end has begun anyway. Willingly or unwillingly, you always begin after an end. That’s one thing you can’t get control of. That’s one thing you can’t get rid of. What you can do, however, is to accompany the end, or the beginning.

Every morning, the sun rises. Another day starts.



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Mar 29, 2005 at 10:12 am

OMG this is the FIRST time i’ve come and im not like comment #20-something. woohoo! im the first im the first. na nana booboo

(yes i did read the post but i thought i’d bask in my firstness.. and now this must end ;) )


Mar 29, 2005 at 10:43 am

life is a cycle thats right and start stop then start for next goal…well u remember famous poet Dr. iqbal abt his platna jhaptnaa etc…i thing that u mentioned 2 ppl…1 type related to CYCLE and other one ENDS…but u know there are ppl who are in between and i m one of them…tc love 2 all

Fallen Angel

Mar 29, 2005 at 11:13 am


I know life doesn’t give a damn about our decisions, our grammar or our dictionary. But sometimes we need our own interpretation, our own meaning to make sense of life, because either we like it or not, life goes on and we have to make choices along the way; sometimes even the right choices don’t pan out the way we expect them to. In that instance a little harmless self-deception doesn’t hurt, it helps us hold on to sanity. But then again, that is an end, and too much self-deception at that point won’t allow us to move past that end to the next beginning.

Allah Hafiz

P.S.: If you can makeany sense of what I’ve written above, do tell me, because now that I’ve re-read it, I’m not sure I can either :)


Mar 29, 2005 at 5:01 pm

You could have done better…way better…
*goes through archives*


Mar 29, 2005 at 5:17 pm

dude, amazing post really!


Mar 29, 2005 at 6:08 pm

Loved the way you started and ended the post. I find it amusing, not funny though. It’s not funny, is it?


Mar 30, 2005 at 12:30 am

When I read the title, I thought your post must be about bicycles and cycling in Isloo.

Anyway, it’s just that when you are a fan of cycling, even the life cycle diagram of a cockroach will remind you of mountain bikes.

Life. A series of beginnings and ends. Might be so. Seems like so but what is life anyway? How can we end? A part of us survives forever, or no? Look, we often question ourselves about this “me”, this “I” and it turns out to be (according to them who spent years in search of the answer): “I is I, the Supreme Ego” and can death ever come to the Supreme Ego? No! I don’t know I’m still so confused about it all. Give me a couple of years to clear my mind and dang, where was I when I wasn’t born?


Mar 30, 2005 at 12:43 am

i know ur aim was to make me hate life. you’ve succeeded.

i know a whacko who just gave off $80 to a begger. It was earned over two days of hard work and given off to (earned by) some random jerk in a matter of minutes who was in perfect health but preferred to not labour for money. :shrug:

please explain this ulta seedha phenomenon. :-/

as N.E.R.D sang: fcukin’ posers

i don tlike this cycle right now, i want a break, i want it to be weekend already. but i got two more days to work. Grrr…


Mar 30, 2005 at 2:48 am

Starts and Ends…thats what it makes it fun…right?

A new day..a new sun…thats what keeps me going ! I wud have killed myself if the same day wud have kept on going..excpet if i wud have been with someone special…like angleina jolie or someone..haha ! kidding ! I am not a freak !


Mar 30, 2005 at 2:49 am

jigar kyun zehan par bhoj deta hay, relax, pepsi ki bottle mangwa doon?

Dinky Mind

Mar 30, 2005 at 4:01 am

Like VLady, I also thought the post must be about something related to bicycles, and tricyles..but its totally different!

“Life is a wave, full of crests and troughts!”

“Life is full of unpredictable forks and unexpected tomorrows. To take advantage of them, you can’t let yourself be destroyed by a defeat or let others set a limit on your ability to achieve.”

Ufff… ufff…ufff….life is so difficult!


Mar 30, 2005 at 9:36 am

:smile: begining End ?

Begins () {

Me “ibtiday-e-Ishq” say be-Mehar he Raha ………… Tum “Intehay-e-Ishq” ka miyar he Rahoo

Me nay yeah kab yaha tha Muhabat me hai nijat ……… Me nay yeah kab kaha tha wafadar he raho ?

Bezar ho gaye ho bohat zindage say tum …… be-zar ho gaye ho to bezar he rahoo

tum khoon thoktee hoo yeah sun kay khushee hoi ….. is Rang is ada me bhi pukar he rahi …….



Mar 30, 2005 at 10:09 am

Sadiya: Right! Now that it must end, I guess the comment should begin? :)

Nauman: Being ‘in between’ is dangerous; keep it brief. As for palattna and jhapattna, I don’t think they are beginning and end. They can be parts of the process though.

Fallen Angel: Your comment told me one thing: this wasn’t a nice post! :D Our own meaning, and our own interpretation of life is exactly the point. And you are right in saying that too much self-deception is harmful. But as one of my buddies says (actually his brother said it to him) that some khush fahmia’n are necessary for being alive. (How do you translate khush fahmia’n, by the way?) What we can do is to move on, and let our choices decide their fate. And don’t worry, you did make sense. At least more than I did.

A: Yeah, I know. *sigh* No more philosophies from now on.

NJ: Thanks! Glad you liked it. :)

Sara: Funny? Amusing? I’d say it’s just a choice of adjectives.

V. Lady: That’s a nice idea, you know. About bicycles and cycling in Isloo. I should write about that some time. Although I’d admit that it would be a little difficult for me to think of mountain bikes on seeing a life cycle diagram of a cockroach. (Maybe because you can crush cockroaches under the tyres?) As for death: isn’t it the beginning of another (for the lack of any other word) life? And that’s the part where there is NO concept of end. That’s a completely different thing altogether. There, you wouldn’t be needing khush fahmia’n for your existence. The Supreme Ego thing is interesting, and yes, confusing. And about the question of our place when we were not born, then you must have heard of Aalam-e-Arwah (you are interested in mysticism, right?). And now, if we start talking about that and barzakh and all that stuff, then I guess we’ll keep on talking. But anyway, I wasn’t talking about all that in the post. I was talking about life – this world’s life – and was trying to be philosophical (which, now I know, doesn’t suit me). *reads all* Now do I make any sense?

Faiza: No, my aim wasn’t to make you hate life. Hating life doesn’t make things any better. As for the ulta seedha phenomenon you would like an explanation of, I have no clue. Maybe both the whacko and random jerk were posing. And have patience, each cycle takes its time.

Saad: Exactly right! And glad you mentioned that you are not a freak … I had started thinking like that!

Jogia: Waqai yaar. Pepsi bhi aur french fries ki aik plate bhi. Bhaarr mein jayay life!

Dinky Mind: Tricycles! Aren’t they fun! Nice quotes, I liked the second one. And yep, life can be difficult sometimes, but that’s what makes it challenging, and challenges are good. :)

Yousaf: Wah! Maza aa gaya! Liked the first and third one :) Whose asha’ar are they?


Mar 30, 2005 at 10:49 am

oh, but that is not waht i meant…i meant you are best at simplifying philosophies


Mar 30, 2005 at 11:45 am


Simplified philosophies coming up!


Mar 30, 2005 at 1:27 pm

Yup..i remember him ! Muhammad Azam from Sabre…


Mar 31, 2005 at 10:48 am

:smile: how can u explain in between is dangerous…life is a cycle & in between well…


Mar 31, 2005 at 12:04 pm


Sir ji, the moment you start making your perspective broad, things start getting dangerous.

We, with our limited senses, can’t stand certain things.

l i v e ...

Mar 31, 2005 at 3:52 pm

i think if we can’t stand then we normally try to have middle way….one possiblity to close cycle & other continue…untill loop finish

Dinky Mind

Apr 1, 2005 at 3:57 am

That’s so true Saadat.
Matthew Lotti says, “The more vivid your imagination, the more dangerous the world becomes”

Cheerio =)

Unaiza Nasim

Apr 2, 2005 at 12:02 am



Apr 2, 2005 at 12:06 am

I’ll be waiting for your post of bicycles then :) And I swear I never killed any cockroach and I don’t even think of doing so. You know they say cockroaches are the only creatures that can survive a nuclear blast?
I hope I’m able to catch you online and talk about all the confusing but interesting things about the reality of life.


Apr 2, 2005 at 12:08 am

*on not “of”


what should do about Firefox showing the pictures in the post where they don’t belong?


Apr 2, 2005 at 5:26 am

uff no shortage of philosophers here, I feel so small.


Apr 2, 2005 at 11:23 am

Live: We can go on and on :)

Dinky Mind: Aha! (Who’s Matthew Lotti, by the way?)

Unaiza Nasim: :)

V. Lady: Cockroaches can survive a nuclear blast? Wow, I didn’t know about that. About the Firefox thingy: check your comment box. And yep, I’d also like a discussion on all those confusing things; it proves to be a good mental exercise!

Saad: Believe me, you can be a philosopher too. Just try to find a reason for everything, and that would be enough!

Dinky Mind

Apr 2, 2005 at 4:41 pm

I don’t know who he is. I just read his name under the quotation, so I worte it down! :)

Cheerio =)


Apr 3, 2005 at 6:37 am

lol @ cycling in isloo (after your post on taxis!).Nooo-atleast I want mopre phillosophies from saadat-but yeah,if they were simplified,it would really help!lol!
but cant we start something new before ending something-like midway-& continue on both?if we left it midway,then that would be its end,but if we continue on both?
but yeah, we dont really control anything…& one of the complexities of life involve SO many perspectives-life would’ve been SO simple if there was just 1 perspective-wouldnt have to think/ponder so much, no conflicts/clashes…


Apr 3, 2005 at 12:34 pm

Hm yes, that’s true about cockroaches. And if you cut their heads, they’ll still be able to lay eggs (for maximum 10 days). Hm, you know I was thinking, we should kill cockroaches and make anti-nuclear blast suits with their cuticles. At least, we’ll be safe if India decides to drop a bomb here. Duhh, :P cockroaches are the oldest living creatures on earth. and why am I even talking about such mean things???????


Apr 3, 2005 at 2:01 pm

Asak. Umm… so what type of cycle is it? :P


Apr 3, 2005 at 6:57 pm

Dinky Mind: Ahan :)

Moiz: 2 kashtiyon kay musafir aksar bacha nahin kartay. (Yeh aur baat hai ke I am a great advocate of multitasking!) And the clash of perspectives is what makes life interesting, don’t you think?

VLady: You know a lot about cockroaches! The idea of antinuclear blast suits crossed my mind too … it’s time someone goes and implements it. Besides, cockroaches are among the oldest living creatures, so maybe they have lived too much, and the suit thing is ideal for getting rid of them. And there’s no harm in being mean sometimes; we humans are a mixture of good and evil, you see!

Aysh: Zahay naseeb! Aaj tou barray barray loag ayay hein! How are you? Where are you? :)


Apr 3, 2005 at 11:21 pm

see this is where i normally come in and im like “wha? what happened?”


Apr 4, 2005 at 4:38 am

this is the first time you’ve managed to freak me out :P


Apr 4, 2005 at 10:26 am

You are the only blogger i know who can crank up 30 plus comments in less than a week. should we have a popularity poll and crown you? ;)


Apr 4, 2005 at 10:27 am

Aysh…is htat the Aysh i know…where you been? IM me ASAP!

l i v e ...

Apr 4, 2005 at 2:33 pm

dear really wanna discuss on that topic but i think discuss it LIVE… LIFE IS A CYCLE…!!!


Apr 4, 2005 at 2:37 pm

Hm yes, a good way of getting rid of cockroaches and I know these evil things INSIDE out, erm, you can guess how!! I’m not saying nothing.shh.


Apr 4, 2005 at 7:13 pm

Sadiya: :) Whenever you come, you are always welcome.

Aapi: I did? How did it feel? :P

A: Hehe, nah, I think there are many others who deserve that crown. And yep, that’s the Aysh we all know!

Live: Sure!

VLady: Yeah, you don’t need to say anything, I can guess!

Imran Malik

Apr 5, 2005 at 12:54 am



Apr 5, 2005 at 8:48 am

nice post…but no words to say


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