The Rise of the Bakras

We all have seen the Blockbusters such as the Rise of the planet of the apes, the Zombie apocalypse or some aliens taking over the earth and in the near future, we will be seeing the Computers taking over the planet earth with the advancement of the AI and such themes have become too Mainstream in the Hollywood. This Eid I am giving you something Special, something New, Something that should have heard long ago but it never existed, yes I am giving you for the 1st time in the history of the Mankind “the Rise of the Goats”.

Note for the Non-Urdu Readers: Bakra is Goat in Urdu.
Rise of the Planets of the Goats
It all started with the famous Phrase of our Desi moms ” Beta Badam Khao, Badam Khane se Aqal Teez hoti ha ” even though we all know ” Aqal Badam khane se ni balke dhoka Khane se ati ha “. So somewhere there was a stupid kid, who adored his bakra (Goat), and the almonds he was eating which are meant only for the humans, he shared them with his adored Goat as well. and with the 1st byte of the Almond, there was a spark created inside the brain of the Goat and it became unconscious for a lil while. and when it came back to its senses it wasn’t the same. It started to understand the kid’s language. the Kid got relieved to see the Goat came back to its senses and it said “Thanks God” and the Bakra understood what the kid meant. Now the Kid has gone back to his Room. Not far away from the Yard, there was a Public Library and the Goat with the brains wanted to read the Human Books. so he escaped the backyard of the Home and went to the Public Library totally Undetected, why he was able to go to Public Library Undetected? Dah! because no one goes to Libraries anymore. The 1st thing the Brainy Bakra does in the Public Library is that it finds the Roman and Greek Philosophy and it lands on the Will Durant books on the Philosophy and Chews all the Philosophy of the Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato. Next, it chews on other Philosophers books such as Auguste Comte, Friedrich Nietzsche, Victor Frankel, Sigmon Freud and Voltaire. Then it goes to the Science Section and chews on the Stephan Hawking book ” the Brief History of time”. it also chews on some of the volumes of 50 shades of grey to have a balance between total Brillance and total Stupidity. and when the stomach of the Bakra gets filled it makes its way out of the library back to the yard where he was kept for the Sacrifice of the Eid.

With Great Power comes the Great Responsibility, remembers the Bakra from the original spiderman movie of Tobey Maguire it watched on the Kids Mobile just a day before getting his super Brain. Since the Bakra has chewed on the Voltaire philosophy, it knows what right its Kind is missing. The Right to Freedom. But before it departs, it must say the truth to the Kid who accidentally gave him the superpowers. and there the Kid comes and the Goat starts addressing the kid.

Bakra:”Baa ! Hey Kido, I am the Bakra you bought for the Slaughter this eid, you don’t need to lie to me that you gonna play peek a boo with me. before I depart, I must tell you the truth,Baa ! Your Kind, I mean the Homo sapiens, Baa! they are the worst I have seen. ”

The kid 1st startles to see the talking bakra, the kid remembers a talking donkey from the Shrek movie but it was just a movie, not a reality but now its a talking Bakra in front of the kid. So the Kid gathers some strength and says

Kid: What Do you mean by that?
Bakra: Baa ! You homo sapiens actually became the Bakra Ball Fondlers when the time of the Eidul Adha comes, Baa ! You guys come and play with our nuts, and when it starts to get fun, you guys leave us unattended. its the worst crime I have witnessed against Goats race committed only by the humans. and after doing such a hideous crime you compare your kind with ours, I get comparisons with Messi and Rolando all the time. Tell you what, none of them can chew grass so stop comparing them to us.
Kid: I am only 13, I only watch Pogo, So I don’t know what you mean by that. but yes okay, from now on I won’t say Messi or Ronaldo is a G.O.A.T.
Bakra: and the worst is that your Kind is the most Racist one I have ever seen. Baa! It’s the 21st Century and Your so proclaimed Feminist kind will speak publically about the Equal rights everywhere, Baa ! but when it comes to slaughtering animals on the Eid, its always gets to be a male Gender. Baa !You are such a Hypocrite kind.
Kid: waoww, Our feminists never thought about that.
Goat: now its time to think about it, don’t just limit the gender rights to Wahmen, we also have gender rights in our race. BTW, Baa ! I am getting late, I just wanted to say Goodbye, I have lot of things to do, I have to free my kind from being slaughtered on this Eid.

And with that the Bakra said Good riddance to the kid and went on this quest to the “Rise of the Goats”. Stay Tuned till next eid to find out how the Bakras Rule the world.

Lessons: Love Your Bakra but Never ever share an almond with the Bakra.
Don’t have a Public Library in the Neighbour, just in case if the Bakras ever have the powers of reading and understanding the Humans Library they will be the 1st one even before the apes and Zombies to rise to the powers.
last but not the least, The Feminists of 21st centuary should have some principles, Bakra is a Male, talking about equal rights try slaughtering a female goat.

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Selfie ka Keera

So one of the Most Annoying things I face every day in my office is seeing the Selfie ka Keera in my working environment. So far from my Scientific Observations, I have seen this keera relatively higher in the females than the males.

Now the anomaly behavior of this Keera is that it makes its host do weird things for no stupid Reason. You go to the office every day, You go to the same workplace every day, you sit on the same chair every day, use the same Laptop every day, Same light effects nothing change. its not like you visited an exotic place for the 1st time, or the scenery is breathtaking, or there is a rainbow on the top of your head no its the same old roof, not even the color of the walls has been changed, its not like you are wearing a Gucci or an Armani shirt today or today you are wearing a new Rolex or a philipe pattek wrist watch or today some new celebrity has visited the office, its not like you bought a new spectacles that now your face is totally changed or you have changed your hairstyle, its been the same since past 1 year nothing is different from yesterday or from past one year but still I don’t know why the victim of this keera will waste one hour in the office taking a selfie.

the chicks of my office gonna waste one hour just taking selfies every single day. If the angel of the death could be detected by the camera, they would ask him hey wait before you take my soul, let’s take a selfie. and then they would put it on social media with the hashtag #SelfieWithAngelOfDeath.

People accomplishments in the roman era was calculating the Diameter of the earth with out having any proper instruments, Pythagoras achievement was putting a theory that sun is the centre of the universe, Egyptions built pyramids way before the romans to observe the astronomical heavenly bodies, our greatest achievement every day is finding the right Kutte wala Filter for the face.

 

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100 Books Challange

A Reader is like a traveling nomad, We keep traveling for the search of beautiful words and stories and writers are our traven, we halt when we reach a traven and get drunk on the Author writings, and after losing our soberness we start traveling for a new traven. A reader is a kind of a nomad that is free of a nationality, religion and culture, infact a reader and a writer are an anti-tribe; a tribeless tribe of their own, connected through words and dreams. and the books my friend, they also travel the world, far and wide… Stories need no visas, no passports, perpetual nomads are they as well. Stories transcend all sorts of imaginary boundaries and cultural ghettoes—national, religious, ethnic.

I have been planning to take a challenge of Reading 100 books in 2-3 years and then share the journey of my transformation after reading those books. it will be a kind of a Pilgrimage where I will lose my self and get a hold of my new transformed self. I don’t have my 100 books list decided yet and nor do I have any particulars writers in mind, I will just enjoy my journey along the way starting off from the Paulo Coelho novel the zahir, which i still haven’t bought yet. Down the line I will try to find some of the Hafez books (the Persion sufi Poet), Read some Rumi, Read some history and get drunkard of some of the fictions. So Please if you have your fav list of writers and books, please feel free to share and maybe if you pass along the extra copy of the book that you have read and not in the mood to ever re-read it again and found it worth the read you are welcome to share the book with me 😛 it will save the lazy reader like me save some time finding the book in the bookstore. and Also if you know some good bookstores in Islamabad/Pindi please do share with me. So by any means you be a part of my Pilgrimage and may be transforming me will transform you.

(And the Inner barney Stinson inside me says “Challange Accepted”.)

I still Haven’t found What I am Looking for

Each day I feel like I am not making the most of my life, I am not doing something for which I was designed, and I am missing on the most important aspect of my life. of all the given luxuries in my life, I feel like I am wasting them, My youth, My efforts, and my soul. Ever since I read Victor Frankl’s “Man Search for Meaning”, I am consistently In a quest for searching my meaning of life.
I personally Believe that the Lord who is the light of the Heavens and the Earth Molded us to serve him, and we can only serve him in the best way if we fulfill our purpose of life, and if we don’t there is no salvation for us. People that knew their Purpose of life, they lived the life at ease because their hearts were at peace knowing that in the Kingdom come they will be elevated for living their life with a purpose. For all I know is that I can’t stop my self from quoting the glorious verses (ayats) from the Quran that has touched my Life.

“Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding. Who remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], “Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire.” (Surah Al-Imran 190-191)  

These Ayats also moved Prophet Mohammad Pbuh in awe of its nature, When these were revealed at Mohammad Pbuh he was lost in the glory of these ayats and he, after the ayats were revealed, had to offer prayers to the God as a sign of Gratitude for revealing the words of eternal wisdom on to him. So coming back to where I was, these ayats have two keywords of my interest, One is salvation and the other is the Purpose. Only through fulfilling our purpose we can achieve our Salvation.

Each one of us is created to serve a special Purpose Because God doesn’t create anything aimlessly. Each one of us in unique and Special in two ways, One the God created him and molded him in his image and the second one is God has created each one of us with a special Purpose. Some of my friends have found their meaning of life in Photography, Some in Graffiti and Murals, Some in Art and Painting, Some in football, Some in Love but as for me, I Still Haven’t Found What I am looking for.

I have climbed the highest mountains
I have run through the fields

I have run, I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls
These city walls

But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for.
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for.

I have kissed honey lips
Felt the healing in her fingertips
It burned like fire
(I was) burning inside her.

I have spoke with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone.

But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for.
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for.

I believe in the Kingdom Come
Then all the colors will bleed into one
Bleed into one.
But yes, I’m still running.

But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for.
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for.

 

BTW if you have found your Meaning of Life, please do share it with me, I will love to read about your Special purpose of life and maybe it gets me inspired to find me mine 🙂
(Note: The Lyrics I shared above are from the U2 Song, I still haven’t found What I am looking for, released in 1987)

Stories of the Stars

Me and Stars have both many things in common. We both contain a universe in our selves and we both converse with other beings only if you listen to us carefully. So having many things in common we both have become best friends.

Looking at the dark naked sky under the moonlight is the best thing one can do at night. and These stars are very delicate and picky. They won’t share their stories with the common public, especially with the metropolitan people, maybe it’s their trust issue with them. So they only talk to those who give them their all ears, away from the hustle and bustle, away from the Noise and all the lights, then they will shine for you, share their untold stories. and the Amazing thing is that they are the best historians out there, they shared the sky with the likes of Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Moses Maimonides, Rumi, Michael Angelo, Mimar Sinan, Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo, Bruno, Francos Bacon, and the list is never-ending. So ask them how Pathogras and Ptolemy were their best friends, and how Aristotle was all wrong in understanding them and once they were hurt they took centuries to become friends with human beings until Galileo restore the relations. They are spectators of human beings, to them, the earth looks like Colosseum and they see us as a Gladiators. Clapping and standing ovations for the Best of the Human beings.

And With the approaching of a new dawn, they say their farewell until the next night when the darkness reappears they have stories to share from the other side of the world.

Machine Learning, Block Chain and the New Future

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We read and Rejoiced the Famous Exodus of the Prophet Moses Pbuh, but the near future Exodus might not be such rejoicing in fact very traumatic for many and especially for those who will be migrating in this Exodus of the Block Chain. As the world of Computer Science evolved our life became luxurious, with the introduction of the computer we 1st rejoiced at the games such as Prince of Persia, Doom and many more. Then came the evolution of the Internet and with it a time came we all said Hello to the Social Media. I can’t imagine my life without my laptop and Internet. And then a few years back there was a huge demand for the Cloud Computing and with it came the Big Data and it Data Sciences. and Now the Tech has so advanced and the Artifical Intelligence, Machine Learning (MLP) and Block Chain we have reached a Point where Dubai is struggling to remove the Human Labors with the Robots by 2020, So an Exodus is due there. But don’t be shocked to read it now as its nothing new it was always on the way because Deep Blue was the 1st Chess computer who defeated a Human Chess Champion in a fair and square Chess Battle way back in 1996.

So right now many are stuck in the Paradox of Machine Learning. If you take the Victor Frankl perspective he says that a Man finds the purpose of his life through his work, and then there are many people who used to make a living by driving a cab, delivering a Pizza or doing data entry, such jobs will be replaced by the Artifical Intelligence, and these people will not only be jobless but they will also lose the purpose of their Life and in future you will see many depressed people because of this. But then you take Aristotle Perspective, who came way before the victor frankly, even before the Jesus Christ and stated that Humans are made to do extraordinary things, he said that the thinkers, the rulers should not do ordinary chores that have little utilization of a brain and more utilization of the Muscles, he believed that such tasks dull the Human Brain, so from his Perspective when robots will be doing the simple tasks Human will be a King of his own, each one of us has to do the thinking.

I don’t know if you have worked on tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Wacom Tablet etc, designing is something unique and it requires creativity, and a Computer on its own has an IQ of Zero, it can’t think like a Human Brain, so dear arts students don’t be afraid of losing your jobs right now, in fact art is the only thing that relaxes a human brain, and if you ever read about Plato he designed a curiculm to achieve the utopia which stated that the child in his first ten years will only learn art and Music as it nurtures the heart and brain to think calmly and smoothly. And if you followed LinkedIn top jobs, UI/UX (User Interface /User Experience) was the most searched skill by the Industries. and in the age of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning when the daily routine tasks will be done by your robots, you can be a Philosopher and can have a lot of time to think about the Life, and its due and maybe work a Little making this world a Utopia.

Utopia of Nalaik Panda

If you have known about Plato then you must know about his Utopia. The thing that Inspires me about human beings is that they always dream about the impossible and then try achieving the Impossible. Plato was no different in thinking about the Impossible, He thought about an Ideal world where there is harmony and called it Utopia. He didn’t just dreamt only but placed a simple solution to achieve the utopia, and his resolution was
” There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till Thinkers  become Rulers or Rulers Become Thinkers ” (Plato)

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The statement I quoted above of Plato is from his famous work ” The Republic”. Just like Plato yours, Nalaik Panda is no Different, if Plato was determined to resolve the issues of the Democracy then I am determined to resolve the Issues of the Education System. Just because I am a Nalaik Panda doesn’t mean I hate education, I hate the process, the system. The Modern Day education has minimized to give us Facts instead of the Understanding of the things, Their true purpose, We go to School and we merely learn the facts and then they judged us based upon the memory we have about the learned facts. What about learning the true purpose of the things, the fruit of wisdom is knowing the reality of things. and this is Prophet Mohammad S.A.W used to supplicate

O Allah! Show me the reality of all things as it (really) is”

So Nalaik Panda had an epiphany after reading Plato, and I dreamt about the ideal School with where learning is fun and there is no such thing as exams. and to achieve such a Utopia my solution is very simple

“There will be no end to the troubles of Education till all the Nalaik Panda become the Mentors or the Mentors become the Nalaik Panda”