I took the road less traveled by. Been finding the way back home since.
Well, as long as you’re trying, I believe it’s fine. Good luck with the pen and the paper.
..and mere trying does make a massive difference.
Wow…. I loved every bit it… (: Truly inspiring…”I’ll keep trying to reach the unreachable!!”
ok salman bhai i think i’m almost almost done with ur blog with the exception ov the politcs related posts…and i thought u might like to kno…LOL stpd jk…well ab har aik per commment kene mein thori khawari hai but still m gonna mention here all those posts that i really really enjoyed reading..ok herz the list
The F.Sc. nightmare
A leaf from the book of past
Keeping our length…and the distances amidst]
Let differences be revealed
umm…abi intne he yaad aa rahee hein…and in one word i’d describe ur blog as ‘artistic’
Well, you are a romantic.Aren’t you ?
Nice blog Salman
Nice blog Salman =P
Question: How do you make the Blog Stats appear on the side of the blog? I sound like a n00b. Spare me the humiliation and enlighten me.
Go to Dashboard > Appearance (in the left hand column) > Widgets
That’ll open a page displaying all available widgets including ‘Blog stats.’ Simply drag it from the available widgets list to the ‘Sidebar’ where you may place it along the position you wish it to be displayed at.
You’ve got a really good blog, brother! :) Your talent and passion for writing really shines through. Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving such kind words. Yes, insya Allah, the racial suspicions and prejudice will tide over, like you said. Salaams, take care and I’ll be dropping by here to read more!
And inshaAllah we shall see such times.
Thanks for dropping by. (:
I can’t go to sleep when my brain push me think and remember that on this planet there are people who think they will be successful on getting the nuke,one day and will revenge one side of the world,supposedly humiliated by the new Crusaders and the Zionists.
They are al dreaming another apocalypse,as it’s so exciting to think to be fit create the end of our lives: it calls you powerful as the same God you
claim to come and destroy the unfaithful.
Now,the major Pakistani challenge is just this,to defende its soverignty by using the nails and own teeth against the new Beast inflitrating in the world’s veins. I will be here to shout if necessary.
I’m aware that,as a free man and enlightened mind,you will stay aside.
Uh. I be damned if I got much sense out of that gibberish :D
Btw, there are people who tend to pose ‘great’ by pointing other’s biases in quite a biased manner ;)
if those comments were for me,I must say that your tongue is like a sharp
and you will soon hurted by your poisoned prose.
Where is the old,polite education when one would send a welcome to a new guest?
I’d have taken that a tad more seriously if it was making a little more sense :D
When you missed its sense and replied with insults,you will not be lead so longer than over your nose’s edge…
I’m frustrated by this unableness to read and define the sense of this my clear statements. But if they are hurting you,the gap can only get bigger and wider and I don’t mean to spend my leisure time to reply to the insults.
I noticed my speech was at your ears and eyes too old imperalistic.
But I’m not,at all…and you raised your defense at once.
This is what was clear to see.
I wish to ride the complexity of a blogger who’s also a fighter for his
ideals. But this land is mined. And all what I may write is read with even more hostility.
Tell me if I have to leave,then…
Or,in exchange,we can try to reload it all…
I mean no insult, hostility or anything towards you.
What I’ve got a problem with is your pre-conceived, wrong notions of, I suppose, Pakistan and Muslims. Falsity certainly is something I can’t fathom with – and if taking a derision at it makes me appear obscene, let it be.
If you actually want to have some healthy discussion, you are open to come here with a positive attitude of learning and imparting, not propagating your misplaced notions.
I started to draw a carpet of peace through unhurting words,but claims of peace and mutual tolerance. It’s easy for you to maintain that the ignorance about Pakistan and its islamic identity rules among us,but once more you overcame your limits of hosting making a welcome declaration to your new guest. Before checking my notions as misplaced,please,control what can be seen and judged as offensive.
I have a miserable knowledge of the pakistani affairs but probably I’ve many points unless my european compatriotes here in Italy.
If you want to aid to widespread the right vision of a Pakistan made by cultivated readers and fine intelectuals,this is your goal…but always use
the wise prudence of the first touch when you compare your vision to a foreign counterpart.
The violence of your first derision was hurting but I can understand that sometimes the first touch of surprise could be tougher…
Visit this blog.
Why the avatar of Sasuke turning gay?
Awesome. TRN knows her anime ;-)
Why should you have a problem?
I don’t remember typing that I had a problem.
Who would help a small group of chicken-eaters from Italy (and big drunkers)
to plan a megatrip for 2010 including Iran,Pakistan and Uzbekistan,bypassing
the Afghan butchery…?
Oh,sure…this could also be a good chance to take advantage of our condition
of wanderers and therefore guests of your’s….but never your houses would
figure out as hotels….
@The Ruling Numerator
Ok. However, I’m unable to make how’s Sasuke turning gay in that pic. Englishten me. o.O
It’s just my natural hatred toward that guy. You like him?
I am unable to understand your point o.O
The Marco Polo’s gap,still unsolved!!
I don’t see another reason why I’d keep him as my avatar.
Hatred could be a reason. Or perhaps you deem his scarred face sexy? Hmh.
Hatred could be the least reason to wear it in on my blog.
Oh and I simply like the wicked look on his face.
Hatred is another form of love. Its another way to care about someone. :P
EID ul Fitr Mubarak to EVERY VISITOR of this BLOG.
Many many heartiest celebrations.
I wonder :D
Pakistan is heading towards the advanced apocalypse.
If you,people of culture and style from this country think it’s time
to act up,please,don’t even miss one second.
I do believe that Pakistani nation is waking to the realization of their past mistakes and wrong decisions. However, it can’t be a quick fix or miracle solution that can be applied for now – we can only hope for a gradual transition.
You’ve got an amazing blog here! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! One of my good friends is actually a Pakistani, she lives and works in Karachi… so I’ve always wanted to come and visit!
Thanks for dropping by and liking the blog
In better times, you’d indeed really enjoy a visit to Pakistan. :)
A nice blog indeed.
Thanks for liking the blog Natasha (:
hey this is syeda.
i wander to your blog thru tehr’s at times.
i just got to know u’re from uet, taxila? i mite be visiting coming week.
lets meet up. wt say?
Sure. It’d be a pleasure :)
I’m back to WordPress. =D
Welcome back :P
Good going Salman. Keep blogging & sharing your view point :)
Thanks SKK :)
oh i am simply impressed by you . keep going on on
Very nice and intrestingss story.
Hey, many congrats on winning the best personal blog award! I was busy so couldn’t follow the awards/ceremony etc. You really deserve it! Keep writing! :)
Thank you, Ayesha :)
The sad part is that I too missed the awesome ceremony, being engaged in my end-semester exams.
Nice blog.. Had a good time reading your latest post regarding the hypocritical nation. It would be safe to deem it as a decent rant perhaps.. and this is meant to be taken as a compliment. =)
I am humbled :)
Congrautlations on being winner of best personal blog category award.
Though, it too late appreciation.
It’s never too late :P
Nice blog salman, are you the same salman from multan, who studied in Taxila?
Thanks and yeah, I happen to be the ‘same’ salman. Do we share an acquaintiance? :s
Hi, nice to meet you !
Ye, old days of orkut and fb :)
Ah orkut! It was once a sheer addiction. A place I learned a lot from!!
Did we interact at some orkut community??
great blog, can you share the secrets of writing a great article?
one more thing, are you earning from google ads placement? I am interested to start blogging, i have been a writer in college and is contiually interested in writing, can you possibly advice me what to do to start a blog? Thanks.
Read extensively about whatever you wish to write on. And then come up with a unique angle about it.
And well…I haven’t placed google ads here.
And to start a blog, you simply have to sign up on wordpress.com and then start posting :)
nyc blog….liked ur art ,,the way u write~~mesmerizing … (:
nice intro!Love the third option ALOT:)
Thanks. And that’s also my favorite :P
y dnt u put ads on ur blog??,, i mean its kinda gud if u …
WordPress wouldn’t allow that :s
hi salman, first let me confess, you got a great blog, i read ur posts regularly from now on. wish you all the best and congrats 4 winning best blogger award.
BTW, i m a new one to blogging, just created my first page on wordpress, so plz further guide me how to design it better and have a start, as i have a lot to post.
Follow through the dashboard. It’s easy to manage. What exactly do you need help with?
And thanks for dropping by :)
awesome work, keep it up!
nice blog… i just read it… so litrary but really so judgmental…..
I like being judgmental. Every one has an opinion, no? :)
And thanks for liking :)
have a very happy very blessed and successful new year salman :)
The third way of living a life you mentioned…ummm have you tried it:P…just dropped in to say your blog is great, impressive and persuasive:)
That’s my usual course often! P
Ad thanks for dropping by and liking the blog :)
Surfing the waves of the web I am pleasantly stranded in your interesting blog.
I write under the pseudonym of Josè Pascal (a descendant of the great Colonel Aureliano Buendía).
I invite you to visit my “italianglish” writing blog http://parolesemplici.wordpress.com/mytinbox/.
I define this blog “In parole Semplici” as a “virtuacultural tin” box where they are guarded thoughts, memories, images, sounds, and simple stories”.
I dream an intercultural blog. Already involves more than 100 authors/friends.
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Good life and I hope to soon
salman today i read your article you seemed to be fedup of software engineering can i ask the reason why?
The reason simply is that I don’t find it quite to my interest :)
I want to know if you will hire any writer for your website.
I got here through your comment on the tolerance is not secularism (or was it the other way round?) article. I confess – I was wondering if there was a chance to do a bit of trolling, especially if you turned out to be the excessively conservative or patriotic kind. Instead, I found your blog rather nice. So I’m not going to. ^_^ Instead I’m going to look around and comment here and there and be polite.
Lol. I presume your expectations of finding an excessively conservative person rose out of the comment I made towards secularism?:P
I’m glad you like the blog. Thank you for dropping by and especially commenting! It’s rare to have readers who can actually relate to the content here :)
I’m sure you describe yourself accurately as only you can know yourself better than anyone…… But…. Why call yourself a mistake? Where does that come from?
Well..it’s actually my being a software engineer that’s a mistake. A career mistake, that is. Never had the programming genes in me you know :P
hahaha ok now i get it… have you thought about changing careers?
Of course. I intend to do my MS in Pol. Science :)
Political. Poland won’t be any less political, though :P
erm… now i feel propa silly :(
Don’t. I should have elaborated the term pre-handedly :)
yeah i agree.. it’s all your fault.. of course mein kahan seh itni pagal hon ho bat ko na samjay :P
Lol! I take it you don’t like to be wrong then? :P
…… it’s not that i don’t like being wrong… it’s just that i never am… :P
That’s a fine way to put it :P
after hedonist, let me add, you’re honest! (:
I hope so :)
Thanks for dropping by and commenting! :)
I love cookies too.
Kewl! I can eat tons of them before pausing to wonder if I’m satiated :D
I don’t have any other way to say this to you other than posting here, but did you have to pose as Harun Yahya on the ET evolution article? ROFL. It won’t weaken the cause because you were being sarcastic, but it still did shock me for a second :P
Lol! Well…when I read Harun Yahya’s name in the article, it somewhat triggered a funny thought. I have read a number of his books and there was this relative of mine who kept gifting me the books so as to show me the ‘truth’ about science and evolution :D
I know, I’ve read “The Evolution Deceit” myself, even though throughout the book I had to force myself because I knew it wasnt worth the time I was spending on it.
Funny thing though, this copy was in my library at uni, and some person had penned “PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC TRASH” on the inside of the first page. It was hilarious seeing that :D
Wow!!! You surely have the pleasure of studying or having studied at a place with some sane minds!! If it were at my uni’s library, I bet the first page would have been ayats of nusrats and slogans of fatah over science! :D
Haha well at least a few people at my uni are sane. But its an uphill slope trying to convince the rest of them. Like right now on ET, I am busting my finger joints typing patient, extensive replies to the Ibrahim dude, and yet I don’t think it will do the slightest bit of good =/ Oh well.
Trust me, there’s no convincing this lot. I mean, I do want to convince them but when they get ridiculously absurd, it becomes impossible. And that’s what happens most of the times. So it’s good to have some fun outta it! :P
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Happy to know about you and your blog……:)
Happy to have a person like you reading the blog! :)
You made some changes :) between, I loved that cookies part. Inna cool hai :D
Lol. Thank you Sidra :P And yes, I did make some changes recently. I was getting bored of the earlier content :P
great blog!. you know yourself well it seems.
Indeed I do – the only thing I am good at is self-reflection :P
Aedha tun superman :P
I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you need or want details they are on my site (http://asoulswalk.wordpress.com/things-people-say/). I always enjoy “hearing” your perspective on things. Keep up the good work. Cheers.
I am humbled indeed at the nomination! Thank you :)
How can someone be a romantic and rationalist against faith at the same time?
Why can’t a person be both? :P
Because romance is something abstract, can’t be dealt or associated with reasons! At-least that’s my point of view!
Well, rationality is what helps me discern the truth. And romanticism is what the literary side of me can’t rid. And reason is not necessary disapproving of romanticism or at or music or a lot of things that are abstract :)
Actually, I think “I am, therefore I am” would be more apt.
But lovely blog and views on things.
That too, indeed.
And thanks for dropping by and of course, for liking the blog :)
It meanz you are universal blogger :) love the post ..they way you introduced reflects your creative mind..best of luck :)
this cookie monster approach is intriguing.
Your blog is awesome. You are an inspiration for me. I wish you keep writing like this for centuries and I keep reading them. :D
I wish I could write better and oftener. And you are too kind about my writings. I’m glad my humble write-ups could inspire someone :)
I nominated you for the “Blog of the year 2012″! visit my blog and check it out!
Before stumbling across your blog and your views, I just had a bit of this and that sort of knowledge about your writings from some mutual friends we share. And indeed all I heard about you were over whelming praises and enthusiastic applause. But still, I had not that good impression of you, for I usually reckoned you as too.. Err.. don’t know which sorta writer. *Wait, am I sounding too honest. O_O O.o
But let the story continue and finally I stopped by thy blog. And surprisingly I discovered that you aren’t that bad and say serious the way you appear and also that you are one of the very creative perhaps a very refined writer I’ve known so far. O_O And I concluded it from different write ups of yours and also the response you gave to the readers.
*SO IGNORE THAT EVERY PART IF NOT LIKED* =D
And here I say, Hi. =D
Great blog, cool stuff and esp the art of presenting a topic in the most unique possible way is commendable.
Good job. Way to go.
– A random fandom one. =D
I’m humbled at your kind words. I’m glad my writings were able to dispel some apparently contrary notions about me :P
Thanks for dropping by :)
Hey, I nominated you for “The Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. Visit this: http://zunairaafzal.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/
Well, seriously, even though I don’t say this to a lot of people, but you have a good blog…:)
It’s AWESOMENESS AT IT’S PEAK!
Thank you for your kind words, although I do know for a fact that I’m among the laziest bloggers around :)
Hahha…okay..then I fathom we share mutual aspects of laziness.
Indeed. I guess this curse afflicts most of the bloggers ;)
Hhahah…I guess it does.
And I’m kinda it’s favourite victim…maybe because I surrender easily..
Many of us do. Trying really hard to post regularly is the only cure. And for that, you need an ever-inspiring must :)
Actually, seems irrelevant, but I got prose every week, so it was difficult to write something everyday. But since some time, I tried poetry, and I got better feedback, and I write about 6 poems a day…on nothing.
Stupid things from here and there, but the poems turn out to be good…
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I just found you today young man, and now I can believe in our salvation again. How come your presence is not looming as large as Zakaria or Amanpour, you certainly have the words and knowledge. Are there any video blogs of your out there that CNN head hunters might be able to see ?
Mr Latif your site must be hosted in Pakistan ?. My posts are showing 13 hours advantage at the time of posting.
You have got a simple and nice blog with beautiful words…..
I’m sorry to bother you with what I’m about to ask, but it’s something important. Do you have any idea where Mahlaqa is? What happened to her blog mindandbeyond? I’ve been searching for her for a very long time now. It was one of the most profound blogs I’ve ever come across. I found Mahlaqa on your blog some 3-4 years ago, which is why I’m asking you, hoping to draw some leads. Anyway, keep writing, your stuff is always fresh and original.
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