Archive for May, 2012

100 most beautiful words in the english language

May 27, 2012

reached this by clicking a link inadvertently

10 words are new for me

15 i knew but with a different meaning/context the rest are generally known and used, some occasionally

for me the best word to learn is ‘petrichor’

so i guess 75% is not bad what is your score? like to reply?

Orphans of violence

May 22, 2012

the reality of life when you lose a parent to extremism – these children are not collateral damage, but humans lost to a future of love and affection, living each day in fear.

Orphans of violence By Lubna Jerar Naqvi

RIP Donna Summers

May 17, 2012

you will be missed – love you love you baby


May 13, 2012

manwaan thandiyan chawaan — unhaan wajoon lagaan sari — taitiaan hawa’waan — manwaan thandiyan chawaan

Forgiveness: Friday Offering

May 11, 2012

Forgiveness: Friday Offering.

I took part in Al-Jazeeera English “Can a social network fight ‘extremism’?”

May 9, 2012

A new project aims to counter ‘violent extremism’ by connecting former self-identified extremists with ‘at risk’ youths.

Self-identified former “extremists” and survivors have formed a social network aimed at helping young people avoid political violence and gang culture. The Against Violent Extremism network believes that radicalization is less of a religious and ideological issue and more about the challenges faced by youth around the world. The site highlights individuals who once participated in violence and have subsequently renounced it, with the goal of preventing ‘at risk’ youths from embracing violence and helping others leave violent groups.

In this episode of The Stream, we talk to Arno Michaelis, Executive Director of Life After Hate, and Tahir Malik, Director of Pakistan Terrorism Survivors Network, about the project.

May 2, 2012

from amna javed who is like a daughter to me.

Silent Observer

There is a world out there. A huge division..with people in it..a part of it. And birds and animals…and sun and stars and there is the moon. Green grass and blue skies..which change colour. And rain!!

And there is fantasy … but it is perfect.

And in the world there are cars and buildings and food..and lights. And murder and bloodshed..and riots and heartbreak.

Then there are airplanes and ships and fish.

And poets and artists and actors and singers and dancers.

And then teachers and students and lawyers and politicians and business people..Also there are homeless people too.

Sounds and music.

Th Raven was flying high above…and he asked the Eagle, “Why does all this exist?”.

The Eagle answered, “Because it is all real!”.

So the Raven flew lower and asked the Horse, “Why does all this exist?”.

The Horse said, “So the world won’t be empty.”.

But the Raven flew close to…

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