• My Abode of Peace

    Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but never our hearts. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr)

  • Solace

    When nothing can comfort you, His words can. His words always will.

  • Some days, the view looks scary. Trust Him. He is the Best of Planners.

  • Showers of blessing.

    Clouds come floating in to my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky. (Tagore)

  • Hop and Jump

    For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.(John Connolly)

Sep 10, 2008
Its gud bye time n results time for me!What a combination!!

G'd bye ,home

2nd year results abt 2 come...........aaah!

Till next,
Fly High! :)

Seconds,seconds n just seconds!

Sep 9, 2008
The timings of the different runners of the 100 m dash at the Beijing Olympics just left me wonder struck ,when thought abt!

The Gold Medalist and the Track fields new hero ,Usain Bolt of Jamaica,came running the 100 m at just 9.69 seconds...

The Silver Medalist,Richard Thompson,came in at 9.89 seconds,two-tenths of a second behind and loss of an olympic gold medal!

The Bronze medalist at 9.91 ....that is 0.02 seconds behind and loss of the silver medal!

Fourth runner came in 9.93 seconds ,again the same difference in seconds!

So,its basically a matter of miniscule of seconds whether your name is in obscurity or whether u clinch the coveted medals n record!This is surely 'competition' in the highest form seen!

Most of these athletes train day in and day out ,toil n moil for 4 years ,only at times to lose the medal coz of being tenth s of a SECOND behind!

N most of the time,unfortunately,we fail to recognize this,that its just a matter of time n minutes n seconds ,that makes a difference!!

Smile on!

Till next,
Fly high! :)

Ahlan,Shahru Ramadan!

Sep 1, 2008

The Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan has knocked our doors!...

Today is the first day of fasting in the Middle East and in India(i am not sure about other places!)

It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam...

It is a time for prayers,spiritual reflection and reformation,doing good deeds,alms and spending time wid one's family and friends...

The best I remember about Ramadan during my childhood is the Ifthar(breaking-fast) parties at family ,friends and our community clubs and the Taraweeh and Qiyam ul lail prayers at our local mosque!As a child,I remember how I used to be woken up for the pre-dawn meal(Suhoor)!Used to eat the meal...half sleepy! Alhamdulilah(All Praise be to Allah!), I get to be at my home for this years Ramadan,though for a few days,before I go back to college and hostel!

Having been brought up in the Middle East, I have grown up seeing the Ramadan spirit,aura,feeling around, during the season but now being in one of the metros of India,I miss the same 'spirit'around!but surely Ramadan isn't in the spirit around but in the spirit and feeling within oneself!

The special delicacies at home,for Ifthar, prepared by Momma,Cutlets,Samoosas,Payampori(banana fry) and innumerable other dishes is gonna be missed by me once I go back!Meanwhile lemme enjoy them while I am here! :)

Arranging them at our dining table,waiting for the Maghrib Adhan(Sunset Call to Prayer),hearing the call to prayer, and then eating dates&drinking water/juice to quench our thirst....it is surely a blissful feeling!At the time of breaking fast,no prayer is left unheard!...

But then ,the thought goes to the Millions of people around the globe without one square meal a day!When will their "Maghribb Adhan" come?If fasting 30 days a year considered tough by some people(May Allah strengthen their Iman-faith),how do these folks survive?Ezp the worse affected being children,below 10 years of age!
Lets reconsider our luck,in having a family to hang on,food to live on, n faith to grow on and praise God Almighty for His bountiful blessings!

May The Almighty accept our Fasts,prayers n good deeds!

May The Almighty help sisters n brothers in distress,the world over!


( n I seriously hope I get a hostel mate,after I go back,to fast along with me!So that I am not alone for Suhoor and Ifthar and Taraweeh!)

Till Next,
Fly High! :)