Month: December 2015
This review contains hate and curse, read it on your own will, don’t blame me.
Alas! I read this book by seeing the ratings. But as everything has a silver lining, thank God this book ended. This book is nothing as compared to Gone Girl or Tell me your dreams. I think the biggest problem is that after reading others reviews about this book and keeping my hopes high, I was so sure that it would be the most thrilling and mystery book ever. These kind of stories can only be written by girl’s coz they are the one who notice such delicate things of hate, jealousy and imagine those things which aren’t real. Just like Rachel who imagine and suppose everything. Anyways the story revolves around the main character Rachel who is a psychopath and drunk as hell. She is a maniac and the most pathetic person who can’t remember her past or present neither knew what’s going on in the whole story. No doubt it was a good time killer book but God seriously it was so lame. I think the writer Paula Hawkins was out of words so she uses words and sentences round and round and round. I think the writer Paula Hawkins was out of words so she uses words and sentences round and round and round. I think the writer Paula Hawkins was out of words so she uses words and sentences round and round and round. As you are irritated by me repeating this line again and again, you’ll know the feeling of me while reading. I had to force myself to continue reading. There is no ups and downs in this story. I literally didn’t like a single thing in this book. This book is filled with “I don’t know I don’t know and I don’t know.” I don’t want to waste any more of my time while writing a lengthy review coz literally somethings aren’t really worthy of it. This is the happiest day of my life. I’m feeling blessed that its finished. May the God put some patience on those people who are currently reading it.
This fine piece of true inside story and reflection of history was suggested to me by the head of English Literature Department. After listening to all the Pakistani writers I’ve read he was quite amazed that I still haven’t read Mohammed Hanif.
As the title of book is concerned it perfectly match the story. A case of Exploding Mangoes is literally a case of National Security by General Zia-ul-haq. Most of the events are quite remarkably and fictionally explained well. By reading this book, one can probably figure out that Mohammad Hanif doesn’t like General Zia at all apart from his spiritual mentality. No one can deny that Zia was hell of a smart guy and had a strong sense of humor. Critics says that he was assassinated by America as they sacrificed their own Ambassador on that Pak One plane, by tricking Zia. But the insides, like Hanif, directs the suspicion on the late General’s. Well, whatever may be the case is, the case of Zia died with himself. This book is damn well written. Truly tells us the insides of agencies and their stories which were impossible to spoke off or even believe about. A book filled with thrill, mystery, humor, politics, conspiracy, insides and much more.
My Favorite Quotes from this book:
“Only civilians learn their lessons behind bars, soldiers just soldier on.”
“And I am one of those who oppressed their own souls.”
What are you afraid off? What’s your greatest fear that blocks your way to ultimate success?
Wants and fear are two vital factors in our life. These are like walking along holding hands with each other. If you want to move on to get to your desire, you’ve to overcome the fear factor. If you want to accomplish your wants, then you’ve to be courageous and virtuous enough to unplug the socket of fear and remember that the only thing standing between you and your future is fear which can eat you alive. It is never too late to have a fresh start. It’s you who decide what right and what’s easy. Many people spend their life dreaming big but they never fulfill these dreams because they let fear stand in their way. To be a successful person it is necessary to overcome the fears. In reality, everything that you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. Fear isn’t a sin because it comes naturally but we can call it as a curse, so we should exercise caution to get rid of this curse. If you let fear stop you from the things that you are passionate about or dream off, then you’ll end up with loads of regrets and failure.
We must throw some light on the people to whom fear was the main obstacle in their goal. Let’s talk about a famous personality, he was thrown out of his High School football team not due to lesser skills or practice but only due to his short height because he was diagnosed with the Growth Hormone. At that point of utmost disappointment, he didn’t let the fear overcome his desire in fact he fought hard and fought back to accomplish his own desire, his own will. He is currently the world’s best football striker on the surface of the earth. He is none other than Lionel Messi. He holds most number of Golden boots in the history of football along with the four Ballon Dior’s. I’m not a fan of football but I’m a biggest fan of Messi spirit and strong desire.
The truth is your emotions are your biggest weapon against your fear and if you can control your emotions then you can control your fear and remember that fear of name increases the fear of the thing itself. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Do one thing every day that scares you”. So don’t be a fear conscious person. You always have to be yourself no matter what the scenario is. You always have to trust yourself. You know yourself better than any other person and just don’t yourself in the conceptual stages trust yourself throughout the process. If you want to be a fear-less person, then the trick is to think outside the box. If you’ve got the guts to try, then don’t afraid to fail. Anything I’ve ever attempted I was always willing to fail. Fear of Failure is one of the top common success-blockers. Remember every step forward gets you closer to your foal, even if that step is small don’t worry better start small then no start at all because of Fear of Failure. You can’t be paralyzed by fear of failure or you’ll never push yourself. You have to keep on pushing because you believe in yourself and in your vision and you know that it is the right thing to do and success will come. Only failure should be taken into consideration as learning experiences that will lead to better knowledge and new strategies to your road to success. So don’t be afraid of it, embrace it. You have to work hard at what you decide to do. WHY? Because most of the people who want what you want are not willing to make sacrifices to achieve that goal. So if you work harder than the most you’re one step, two steps, ten steps ahead of them. It is important to have fun in life along with the hard-work, of course, but we must remember while partying that someone somewhere is working hard, getting smarter and winning. And here’s the interesting part of this topic: ANYONE can do this. You don’t need a God given gift or to be born with special skills, anyone can work hard, you just have to put your mind into it. Talented people are beaten by those who are willing to work hard. That’s the way it is with everything. No pain no gain so be great and beat the FEAR.
As the caller says azaan,
As the cook cook-roo-croo,
As the silence is disturbed by the movement of the awaken creatures,
As the people head to mosque,
As the recitation can be heard,
As the stars and moon are still visible,
As the clouds cannot be seen
The wind brought a silent message,
the sky is telling a little story,
the sky is half dim and half pitch dark,
half sky is telling the story of a new day while the other half is telling the story of the previous night,
the stars are hiding and the moon has started running,
it seems they all are telling me of something
I saw just a corner of sky brighten up,
I saw a flicker of something which seems to be smiling,
it looks innocent and shy,
it looks like a pure beauty,
I saw clouds forming a structure of complexed layers,
I heard the whispering of wind getting stronger,
This cold breeze is freezing me up to my bones,
I listen to the chirping of the birds,
I sensed they all seems to be excited and overjoyed by something,
this smile is turning into a laugh and is getting bigger and bigger,
the birds flashes by my ear and I heard SUN
As the sea has long and distant boundaries,
But this navy blue sky above our heads is unbounded,
The plane way above my head, in this pure navy blue sky, looks like a small boat in an ocean,
Sun with the passage of time is showing the flames of madness burning inside it,
Sun is becoming a big ball of flame, a Beast,
Sun with time, is showing its power,
it’s hard to hold onto your gaze,
even the most egotistic person bow their eyes,
Sun with its golden wings is covering the whole sky,
Wind and birds are showing the glory of the sun,
Sun is shining as brightly as it has nothing to lose,
Everything seems to be in perfect order
I can see the smiles across the faces of the birds,
sky seems to be alive once again after the dark night,
Everything lit up with the golden rays of the sun,
it gives beauty to the sky with its golden wings,
the flight of the eagle is filled with passion and compassion,
the wind has become alive once again,
Everything lit up except the faces of Creature called “human”,
This “human” can feel the presence of sun but not its existence,
First golden light of sun is Heaven and,
Human seems to be the only one missing the first ray of heaven
Sun is the hand while the whole sky is it’s fingers,
This hand is controlling the whole sky,
The wind has suddenly stopped,
the songs of the birds cannot be heard,
clouds seems to be in trance,
stars have hid behind the clouds,
It seems the whole nature is bowing in the Glory of the Sun..
The whole nature is quite and admiring the Beauty of the Beast…