THE BLACK DAY 16-12-2014


One of the extreme depressing day for me and surely for everybody out here!

I am out of words. Breath-stuck-in-throat. Goosebumps. Ultimate sadness..

#PeshawarAttack

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The picture that says it all.

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REMEMBER!


I was meant to fly but my once flapping feathers were sentenced to death.
Because I wanted to reach and achieve the eternities, I got myself caught in an old silver cage.
As you know people around can’t watch you at the climax and themselves still hanging between the first two stairs.
To all those, REMEMBER! I was timid. Yes I was weak, a coward perhaps. But I shall rise.
Once! At least once, when I’ll get a chance to escape.
And I will fly!

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64th Death anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam Jinnah


 

A leader of the people is their servant (Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him). The personally of Jinnah mirrored this Hadith perfectly. He lived and died for his people. He served those whom he led like their true leader – a true servant. He was a leader of a different breed. He did not degrade his people or treat them as rabble. He respected them and in turn received all their love and respect.

 

It was undoubtedly the Quaid’s great leadership that made a forlorn scattered multitude into a nation. Here are some views of some other persons about MA Jinnah as leader.

“Jinnah is the most important man in Asia because he can sway the battle this way or that way as he chooses. His 100 million Muslims will march to the left, to the right, to the front, to the rear at his binding and nobody else’s – that is the point. If Gandhi goes, there is always Nehru, or Rajagopalchari, or Patel or a dozen others. But if Jinnah goes, who is there?” (Beverly Nichols, British author and reporter, 1943)

“Mr. M A Jinnah himself was more advanced than most of his colleagues of the Muslim League. Indeed he stood head and shoulders above them and had therefore become the indispensable leader and eventually he became the Muslim League.” (Nehru, Discovery of India)

 

Democracy is in the blood of Muslamans who look upon complete equality of man. I give you an example. Very often when I go to a mosque, my chauffeur stands side by side with me. Muslamans believe in fraternity, equality and liberty. (Speech at Kingsway Hall, London. 14.12.1946) 

 

There are no people in the world who are more democratic even in their religion than the Muslamans. (All India Muslim League Session, Lucknow, 1916)

 

It is my belief that our salvation lies in following the golden rules of conduct set for us by our great law giver the Prophet of Islam (Peace Be Upon Him). Let us lay the foundation of our democracy on the basis of the truly Islamic ideals and principles. Our Almighty has taught us that our decisions in the affairs of the state shall be guided by discussions and consultations. (Sibi, 14.02.1948)

Today the 64th death anniversary of Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being observed.

(25 December 1876 ~ 11 September 1948)

Sleep Deprivation


What is sleep?
Sleep is such a process that is crucially needed in order to provide rest to brain and body. During sleep, the brain in humans and other mammals undergoes a characteristic cycle of brain-wave activity that includes intervals of dreaming.

Sleep is very important, for body, mind and our general well-being

Sleep is usually divided into five stages. When you have passed through all five stages, you start over at stage one. One such sequence is called a sleep cycle. Here is a short description of those five stages of sleep:

Stage 1: Drowsiness : Your heart rate slows down, you start to breathe slower and your metabolism slows down. This stage usually lasts five to twenty minutes.
Stage 2: Light sleep: Brain activity is lower than during stage 1. This type of sleep constitutes about half of the total sleep time.
Stages 3 & 4: Deep sleep: During these stages the brain activity is at its lowest. The body produces almost no stress hormones but a lot of growth hormones.
Final stage: Dream sleep, REM sleep: During this stage the eyes are moving rapidly behind the eyelids, hence the name Rapid Eye Movement (REM). During this stage breathing gets faster, the heart beats faster and the blood pressure rises. The brain now works in a similar way as when we are awake. You can dream during all stages of sleep, but dreams are most common during this stage.

Sleep deprivation:
Sleep deprivation is an overall dearth of the all-important amount of sleep or in simple words, not having enough sleep. It is rather more common in teenagers these days. The major cause of it is taking high consumptions of caffeine which interrupts the circadian rhythms; a daily cycle of activity observed in many living organisms.

Sleep deprived people can also be called as Insomniacs. Insomnia is habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep. Elaborating, I can say that it is defined as a difficulty falling asleep, frequent awakening during the night or a feeling of not getting enough rest. It can be chronic or acute. Acute insomnia is often due to external factors, for example a death in the family. Insomnia is often not an illness itself but it is a symptom of other problems including psychosocial conditions such as depression, anxiety.

Overall effects of sleep deprivation:
The effects of sleep deprivation are short-term and long-term as well.

  • Obesity
  • Early aging
  • Chronic memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Short term memory deterioration
  • Weakened immune system
  • Exhaustion
  • Mood swings
  • Diminished ability to come-up with plan and carry out activities
  • Depression
  • Heart diseases
  • Irritability
  • Hypertension
  • Slower reaction times
  • Pain

In some cases, it is said that death can take place due to the lack of sleep but history shows that a lot of people who suffered sleep deprivation; one for 475 days and another for 420 days straight, are still alive.

Treatment of sleep deprivation:
The only efficacious treatment for sleep deprivation is resuming a normal sleep pattern with enough sleep that you feel rested in the morning. Once you are getting good sleep again the symptoms of sleep deprivation will go away for sure in probably a short period of time.

‘The 7 Habits’ author Stephen Covey dies


Stephen R. Covey, the renowned author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” has died at the age of 79 yesterday i.e 16th of July,2012 ; According to his daughter, Catherine Sagers.

Covey died early Monday morning at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls from the effects of a bicycle accident in April.

Covey was hospitalized at the time with head injuries. He also suffered cracked ribs and a partially collapsed lung, as well as the typical scrapes and bruises, Daily Herald reported.

According to police reports he was riding down a hill accompanied by a personal assistant. He apparently tried to manoeuvre around a corner and was going too fast and may have misjudged the road or a curb and crashed, Siufanua said. “We’re really not sure what happened,” he said.

Covey is recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans. He is an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant and author.

In 2011, Covey was ranked 47th in the Thinkers50 list of world’s Top 50 business thinkers.

He left us with his great teachings and humanity will learn from them.

“Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.”

Rest In Peace Dr. Stephen Covey (1932-2012)