Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Locating Qibla on internet

Check out this very good link.
The person created this site had really done a very good job.


A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.

What food might this contain? The mouse wondered - he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning :
There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr.Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me." " I cannot be bothered by it."

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!"

The pig sympathized, but said, I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. "Be assured you are in my prayers."

The mouse turned to the cow and said "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!"

The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose."

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone.

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.

The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.

The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital , and she returned home with a fever.

Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.

But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock.

To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

The farmer's wife did not get well; she died.

So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.

The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember -- when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.

We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.


Thursday, August 2, 2007

Red Moon

Named after Roman God of War ........
Its rotational period and seasonal cycles are likewise similar to those of the Earth.......
THIS SUMMER experiance a red guest moon along with your white moon........
Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night starting in August........
It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye........
This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of Earth........
Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am...........
It will look like the earth has 2 moons...........
The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287..........
So share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again !

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Shandur Polo Festival

Shandur is a 12,500ft above sea level valley in Northern Areas of Paksitan where a festival and polo match is held each year in July.

This year i was very enthusiastic to experiance this event live. Unfortunately i don't have enough money to fulfill my dream. From Karachi it would have cost me nearly Rs.40,000. PTDC was offering the cheapest package i.e. Rs.27,000 starting from Islamabad to Chitral to Shanduur to Phunder to Gilgit to Hunza and back to Islamabad. All travelling, lodging and food is included in the package. It also include three days camping in Shandur. Air fare for a return ticket between Karachi and Islamabad would have cost me nearly Rs.10,000.

It's really adventurous and i really want to attend this so i m thinking of going there next year. Unfortunately i found this article written by
Masud Alam for BBC News which gives a perception that this festival is not pure in its spirit now. It might have lost its cultural essense and beauty. But i m sure there are still many attractions for persons like me. So still dreaming for it.