Author Archives: aalahazrat

Breaking Horses

The merits of a true education are a complete departure from our basic selves. It is a veneer of polished aspects of our personalities; which are at odds with our wild inner selves. We cover up the rough edges, we … Continue reading

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2011 or 2067 or 5771 or 1432

Breaths follow breaths, hours follow hours, sunsets follow sunsets, and time moves on. Absolute and unyielding. It is mindlessly incredible glory, time moves on in a cold calculated unswerving finality that humans just do not have the ability to understand … Continue reading

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Vive la Liberte

Showing a candle to Lord Acton’s preeminent solar flares: power is jealous and absolute power is absolutely jealous. So it would seem that power does not only corrupt, power is also jealous and incredibly intelligent. This jealousy is revealed in … Continue reading

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Giantism

The giants of our youth will always be bigger than us. For most of us, the idols that we create in our age of naivety are, and will always, be bigger than us. As we gain consciousness of our surroundings … Continue reading

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Janaza

Millat ka Janaza hay zara shaan say niklay. The collapse of our civilization and the abject slide of our culture and society towards the dung heap of history can be assessed by looking closely at a bevy of different metrices. … Continue reading

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Ignominious entry

As some of you know, I have recently undertaken a mindnumblingly shocking act of utter imbecility. In short, leaving my job cold turkey and shifting to Dubai and looking for greener pastures. The reason would be that my wife lives … Continue reading

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Eight and a quarter shudders

It would seem that my life has been changing in more than one dimension. One very important dimension would be the slow and creeping introduction of Bollywood in my life. This would mean that from the average interface of about … Continue reading

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Symbols

Paris is a treasure chest for the historian, and for the artist, and for the gourmand, and for the aesthete, and even for the person ready to accept that they will appreciate beauty if they see it. The boulevards, the … Continue reading

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Jahalat

Ok, I promised myself I will not unload myself on Facebook. But Fahd has gone to Singapore, Hussain & Azer & Saad are in a different time zone, and calling Ahmed is extremely expensive and I need my daily dose … Continue reading

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On being 30 and such things.

Time : Midnight (the bitching hour). Location: Five miles from the Arabian Sea. Characters: A thirty something man Altamash, his wife Nida, a purple teapot and a rather irritable Kangaroo It is Altamash’s birthday and a microsecond after midnight, the … Continue reading

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