Posted on July 19, 2008 by Qurratulain Akhtar
While exploring some stats of World War II, I found an interesting fact that Germans were actually the people who discovered Methadone and named it as dolophine. Germans were actually not able to get morphine for their injured soldiers. Well this is the drug that’s most discussed round the world, now a days. Its also a well known pain killer, but the dilemma associated with it is same as other drugs, i.e. Methadone abuse. It’s being used aggressively by heroin addicts as well. Though there are many Methadone detoxification centers, but this is not the sustainable solution.
Well, the product abuse is not the case only in drug abuses, in today’s world, almost all useful products are being abused. Let’s don’t go that far, and stick to the mobile phones. The concept of wrong number friendships grow through cellular phones is more than that of any other mode of communication. I happened to receive such a call some days back. Identifying it an annoying one, I didn’t bother to receive the next call from same number, so decided to let it get missed. [My cell remains silent most of the time] Well, I got back to work, and then thought to call my mother that I’ll get late today, but it was dead. I was a bit confused as I normally recharge the cell battery after two or three days, and it was that day’s morning when I got it fully recharged.
Well, it was still a mystery for me till the time I got back home, recharged the battery…. and it was all clear than when saw 88 missed calls from that ‘wrong number’. I was impressed, really impressed to see the time people have. But more than that I’m depressed to see the misuse of facilities. Than we cry that inflation is increasing day by day…. Just want to know who’s doing so…. government, terrorists, or who else?
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Posted on July 16, 2008 by Qurratulain Akhtar
Not sure, I read somewhere or heard about it that it’s called Killer mountain as well. Yes, it may be, being the ninth highest mountain of the world. Read the geographic details about Nanga Parbat here at Wikipedia if interested. But m’ more interested in showing whay it may be a killer mountain. So here it goes:
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Posted on July 16, 2008 by Qurratulain Akhtar
Just happened to experience an extremely scary scene and then realized that the securities like life insurance and car insurance really don’t work in most of the cases. I was on the way to office in the morning, when on signal, my eyes caught an ambulance, a little away from my van. The first impression was that this is probably a lady in there, wearing some colorful clothes.
Setting my spects and pondering a little more, the scene was horrible. There was a man, extremely injured, and having his clothes all red in blood. I was sure that he’s dead, may be in some road accident or so. But later, the lady sitting next to me convinced that he’s alive, as she may saw him moving his arm.
Well, the whole thing I’ve been thinking since then is: do the above mentioned securities really secure us, i.e. are we all secured by this way, and or are they exact replacement of a life?
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Posted on July 13, 2008 by Qurratulain Akhtar
Life is damn tough, especially when you go out to the market in day time. Yes, m’ talking about the hot weather outside. Home seems heaven when you come back. And, definitely home’s so! And making it a better place is always in everyone’s mind.
Though, I don’t care in this regard much, but two consecutive days out, facing the cruel sun helped me realize the importance of sweet home, and I happen to set some of ever scattered objects in my room. Though it’s seasonal, but once in a blue moon I do think that this thing should be placed here, and that there etc.
The fever didn’t end here, but made me to keep on browsing the same, found some really good designs, [will try to have one for me, if I get time] here in the gallery of Atlanta Faux Finishing. Sharing a few below:
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Posted on June 23, 2008 by Qurratulain Akhtar
I’m really happy to be a part of such a project where people can share what they really think! Yes, it is PingMyCompany.com . Initially I wasn’t really interested in this. I was not sure in fact that this can go this way… probably the day to day changes in it made me to get into it that much.
Well, the thing that impresses me is of course users’ interaction on board, and the way they speak about… I mean telling “Dil Ki Baat”. But, m’ really amazed to see if it’s the real condition of our IT sector. Comments by ex and existing employees of some organizations here and here are really interesting. But, this is not the case of our software houses only, same can be observed for major Technology players as well.
I’m really enjoying it, not only seeing the comments and PMC growing overnight, but also by posting whenever I like or dislike anything in any company. Experience it once and you’ll feel an inner satisfaction especially when something made you annoyed or really made you happy! 😉
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Posted on June 12, 2008 by Qurratulain Akhtar
Tabla and Guitar Tablature seem to belong to same family. I’m not sure, but it’s my assumption. The later one is a bit technical, as it’s a form of musical notation, so complex for me to understand. The former one is also not that less technical as it needs years of experience and a deep deep devotion to play, but I do know about it, i.e. at least I know Zakir Hussain! And a little I read about it on Wikipedia says, “The playing technique for both drums [tables] involves extensive use of the fingers and palms in various configurations to create a wide variety of different types of sounds. The tabla is considered difficult to play because of the range of sounds that may be played. A small mistake in the placement of the fingers will result in a changed tone.” And, that’s why so many fanes Zakir Hussain has!
Well, it’s very strange that m’ writing about such things today with no planning. But it was just a thought while listening to the music for long today. I don’t know what’s it, but there’s a soothing effect in this instrument, so was trying to figure out, what’s that. I, however, couldn’t find any such till yet…… but it has something that lets it stand at top even after the invention modern musical instrument!
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Posted on April 24, 2008 by Qurratulain Akhtar
I know it happens to most of the people, but in my case I think I can’t skip. Whenever I plan to have a good weekend, something just happens that I can’t do so. And that’s why I’m quite annoyed as well, as it’s going to be a weekend again. Let’s see if I can have just two holidays in my life, that I can enjoy fully! Well, I was just trying to find what I can enjoy with in order to have a good weekend, and just thought why not to have some fun with Motoracer if I don’t gt chance for outing!
Some people, who know me a little will probably be amazed to see me talking about computer games, but I really do enjoy these, especially racing thing, and m’ really fond of Motoracer, 🙂 I first time played it an year back when there was some problem with my internet connection and I had nothing to do. I then found a set of Motorcycle DVDs my brother brought, and since then I’m a great fane of it!
Well, m’ not sure if I can have a short time free a weekend even but hope to enjoy little things for sure!
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