Monday, November 30, 2009

Funny Photographs - - Girl Acting Like An Old Villager With Big Mustache

First see the above photograph of my niece, my elder brother's daughter, taken somewhere gone for outing. The reason to show you the above photograph is that on the event of latest Eid-ul-Azha, just two days back, the naughty girl in the picture acted like a Old Villager with big mustache. It was so funny that I decided to post these photographs on my Blog. I hope all of my readers will enjoy the expression and get-up of this naughty girl.

Now let's go through the following photographs one by one:

See how funny she is looking with big mustache, a big turban and wide smile on her/his face.

Lolz, how funny she is looking, as trying to twist the side of his big mustache to imitate an influential big man of a village.

Another funny expression........................a real fun stuff.

Just having a big laugh on her acting. She enjoyed it a lot and certainly we, too.

This post is just to share few good moments with all of you. Your comments will add a different falvour to these photographs.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Funny Video Clip: Eight Months Old Baby Driving a Car on The Road

Funny Video: Eight Months Old My Niece Driving a Car:

This is my personal video; the guy in the clip is my cousin and the little fairy is my niece. We were just coming back from a trip and she was sitting in my lap on front seat. She was so excited to see my cousin driving the car and then my cousin hold her in her lap while driving the car. She stood there and put her hands on steering wheel and mimicking like she is driving her own. Just look at that video; you will certainly enjoy:

Isn't it coooooooooooooool? The expression she is having on her face are unforgettable at least for us. She made our trip just memorable.

Your comments will add flavour to this funny video clip.

To watch the video on YouTube use the link below:

Personal Photographs at Eid-ul-Azha (Eid Al-Adha) - - Happiness and Celebrations Captured By My Camera

Kids Celebrating With The Money (Called Eidi) Given by Their Parents and Elder Relatives as Gift on Eid-ul-Azha (Eid Al-Adha)

Kids Very Proudly Wear New Clothes and Dresses on Eid-ul-Azha (Eid Al-Adha)

Meat is Being Distributed Among Neighbours and Needy People on Eid-ul-Azha (Eid Al-Adha)

Kids Having Fun Throughout the Day of Eid-ul-Azha (Eid Al-Adha)

Some of The People Still Striving for Their Livelihood on Eid-ul-Azha (Eid Al-Adha)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Video: "Cow of The Year" - - Rs. 2.5 Million (25 Lacs) Cow For Qurbani (Sacrifice) on This Bakra Eid (Eid-ul-Azha or Eid Al Adha)

"cow of the year" these cows are of 25 lacs .....full mast moti taazi....must watch and comment!!

"Qameez Teri Kaali...." - - Ataullah Khan Esakhelvi: The Unmatched Folk Singer With World Record For The Highest Number of Audio Albums

Born on August 19, 1951, "ESAKHELVI" was given the family name "Atta Ullah Khan Niazi". He was brought up in Esakhel. He got his basic education and done matric from Esakhel. For higher education he got admission in Faisalabad and done intermediate from there. Then he got his Graduate degree from Mianwali.
After coming to the music profession the first radio program he signed with Radio Pakistan, Bahawalpur in 1972. The same year he done his first stage show in Mianwali. Then he performed in his first T. V. Program at Nilam Ghar, Karachi in 1973. After his success in homeland he won hearts of his fans in England in 1980 in his first foreign concert.
Legend in Action: The Style is Just Unique
Two Singing Legends: With Different Styles But Same Class
Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi is a well known folk singer and poet of Pakistan. He has the world record for the highest number of audio albums ever released by a singer. He is traditionally considered a Seraiki artist but mostly he has recorded albums in Punjabi and Urdu. The reason behind his astonishing success is that he sings only for the poor, desperate and afflicted. His voice has a healing effect and is considered one of the best folk singers Pakistan has ever produced. He has dominated the folk music scene of Pakistan for over thirty years. He gathers thousands in his audiences whenever and wherever he performs.

He hails from the famous Niazi tribe of the Pashtun people. Other famous Niazi people are Imran Khan the cricketer, Majid Khan (cricketer) and Muneer Niazi (Urdu poet).

He has released smash hits such as Qameez Teri Kaali, Raatan, and Mahi Wasey Mera. He has become one of the most well known singers in Pakistan. In his early years, the love of his life left him for another man and he turned to alcohol, but since then he has changed his ways.
His first film as a singer was "Siren" in Punjabi. While "Dil Lagi" was his first film as actor. Atta has a number of films on his record, he appeared in three (3) movies as main character or a "Hero" and sung for about eight (8) movies. Esakhelvi sings in 5 different languages including Saraiki, Urdu, Punjabi, Pushto and Sindhi. His first professional cassette was recorded by RGH-Faisalabad in 1978. Now his cassettes are officially released by RGH, PMC, Sonic and other Music Lords.

Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi's Best Songs

  • 2. Main Sun Ke Buk Buk Roya
  • 3. Kameez Teri Kali
  • 4. Kamlee Akhiyan
  • 5. Mundri Da Thewa
  • 6. Idhar Zindagi Ka Jinazaa
  • 7. Aadat Aye Jo Meri Remix
  • 8. Tera Har Gham Mera Gham
  • 9. Aadat Aye Jo Meri
  • 10. Raatan

Friday, November 27, 2009

Eid-ul-Azha (The Festival of Sacrifice) In Pakistan - - A Celebration of Faith, Sacrifice and Religious Fervor

ISLAMABAD: The nation celebrates Eid-ul-Azha with religious solemnity and renewed spirit of sacrifice, today – Saturday.
On this day, Prophet Ibrahim (AS) offered to sacrifice his beloved son Prophet Ismail (AS) in total submission to Almighty Allah.
Almighty Allah blessed with mercy and asked him to sacrifice a ram instead of Ismail (AS).
Muslims all over the world slaughter sacrificial animals on this day and draw inspiration from the unique example of sacrifice set by Hazrat Abrahim (AS).
The faithful will throng Eid congregations across the country, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan to invoke blessings of the Almighty Allah.
They will offer Eid prayers in thousands of mosques as well as in open places.
In the federal capital the main Eid congregation shall take place at picturesque Faisal Mosque – close to the range of Margala Hills.
The Muslims will offer special prayers for peace, progress and prosperity of Pakistan as well as the welfare of the nation.
Special prayers shall also be offered for the liberation of the Himalayan State of Jammu & Kashmir from Indian subjugation and Palestine from the tyrannical rule of Israel.
A four-day public holiday began Friday. Many city-dwellers have already left for their native villages or towns to celebrate Eid with near and dear ones.
Eid-ul-Azha is a festival that is celebrated on the 10th of Zil-Hajj and marks the close of the Hajj ceremony or Pilgrimage to the holy Ka\'aba.

A Muslim is required to perform the pilgrimage at least once in his lifetime, provided that he can afford the cost of the journey, is not indebted to anyone and is not otherwise prevented from performing the Hajj.
Those who are unable to perform the pilgrimage join in the Eid-ul-Azha ceremony at their own places.

The Eid is celebrated with great solemnity and reverence everywhere. Like Eid-ul-Fitr, Muslims make preparations several days before the festival.
The animals to be sacrificed are bought well before the Eid day by those who can afford to do so. These animal should be free from all physical defects and are required to be fully grown. In case of sheep, goat or lamb, one animal suffices for one household, while a cow or a camel can be shared by upto seven families.

On the day of the Eid, Muslims assemble in the Eidgah or in the main mosques of the town for Eid Prayers. The Eid Prayer is comprised of two Raka'as and offered in the same manner as Eid-ul-Fitr.
Generally no breakfast is served on this Eid, and those who offer sacrifice do not eat anything until after they have sacrificed the animal.
After the prayer the Khateebs and Imams [religious leaders] delivers a sermon in which they explains the significance of the festival, giving the details of the sacrifices offered by Hazrat Abraham (AS) and his son Ishmael (AS). Returning by a different route and reciting verses from the Holy Quran in praise of Almighty Allah, Muslim worshippers return home and slaughter their animals.

The person who offers the sacrifice is allowed to use a portion of the meat, the remainder is distributed among the relatives, friends, neighbors and the poor.
The animals my be sacrificed on the day of the Eid or the two days that follow. Millions of animals are slaughtered all over the world on this occasion.
The skins of the slaughtered animals are sold and the proceeds given to different charities.

Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) - - The Second Biggest Event of Islamic World

What is Eid al-Adha??

At the end of the Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Makkah), Muslims throughout the world celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice). In 2009, Eid al-Adha will begin on approximately November 27th, and will last for three days.

What does Eid al-Adha commemorate?

During the Hajj, Muslims remember and commemorate the trials and triumphs of the Prophet Abraham. The Qur'an describes Abraham as follows:

"Surely Abraham was an example, obedient to Allah, by nature upright, and he was not of the polytheists. He was grateful for Our bounties. We chose him and guided him unto a right path. We gave him good in this world, and in the next he will most surely be among the righteous." (Qur'an 16:120-121)

One of Abraham's main trials was to face the command of Allah to kill his only son. Upon hearing this command, he prepared to submit to Allah's will. When he was all prepared to do it, Allah revealed to him that his "sacrifice" had already been fulfilled. He had shown that his love for his Lord superceded all others, that he would lay down his own life or the lives of those dear to him in order to submit to God.

Why do Muslims sacrifice an animal on this day?

During the celebration of Eid al-Adha, Muslims commemorate and remember Abraham's trials, by themselves slaughtering an animal such as a sheep, camel, or goat. This action is very often misunderstood by those outside the faith.

Allah has given us power over animals and allowed us to eat meat, but only if we pronounce His name at the solemn act of taking life. Muslims slaughter animals in the same way throughout the year. By saying the name of Allah at the time of slaughter, we are reminded that life is sacred.

The meat from the sacrifice of Eid al-Adha is mostly given away to others. One-third is eaten by immediate family and relatives, one-third is given away to friends, and one-third is donated to the poor. The act symbolizes our willingness to give up things that are of benefit to us or close to our hearts, in order to follow Allah's commands. It also symbolizes our willingness to give up some of our own bounties, in order to strengthen ties of friendship and help those who are in need. We recognize that all blessings come from Allah, and we should open our hearts and share with others.

It is very important to understand that the sacrifice itself, as practiced by Muslims, has nothing to do with atoning for our sins or using the blood to wash ourselves from sin. This is a misunderstanding by those of previous generations: "It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him." (Qur'an 22:37)

The symbolism is in the attitude - a willingness to make sacrifices in our lives in order to stay on the Straight Path. Each of us makes small sacrifices, giving up things that are fun or important to us. A true Muslim, one who submits his or herself completely to the Lord, is willing to follow Allah's commands completely and obediently. It is this strength of heart, purity in faith, and willing obedience that our Lord desires from us.

What else do Muslims do to celebrate the holiday?

On the first morning of Eid al-Adha, Muslims around the world attend morning prayers at their local mosques. Prayers are followed by visits with family and friends, and the exchange of greetings and gifts. At some point, members of the family will visit a local farm or otherwise will make arrangements for the slaughter of an animal. The meat is distributed during the days of the holiday or shortly thereafter.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Part 1: Pictorial History of Pakistan Air Force From the Brush Strokes of Hussaini - - Pre-1947 (Before PAF)

Size: 2ft x 3ft Oil Date: May-1940
Artwork Located:
Chief of the Air Staff's Office

Flight Lieutenant A B Awan leads three Westland Wapitis of "A" Flight, No I Squadron, IAF from Drigh Road (now Faisal) air base on a coastal patrol in the Arabian Sea, As World War 11 raged in Europe, Allied air forces in Asia also prepared for possible operations against Germany and Japan - Hailing from Dera Ismail Khan, Wing Commander A B Awan was the first Muslim military aviator of the subcontinent. He died in 1989, having made a pioneering contribution to what would eventually become the Pakistan Air Force.

Size: 2ft x 3ft Oil
Date: 20-May-1940

Artwork Located:
Air Guest House PAF Faisal

Flying Officer M Nur Khan of No 7 Squadron, IAF carries out a high angle dive bombing attack in his Vultee Vengeance in the Burma theater of war against the Japanese.

In the rear seat is Sergeant Harrington, his gunner. Twenty-one years later Air Marshal M Nor Khan, who opted to transfer to Pakistan in 1947, was to lead the Pakistan Air Force in his country's war with India.

Size: 2ft x 3ft Oil
Date: 20-May-1946
Artwork Located:
Private Collection

During World War II, Squadron leader M Asghar Khan - later the first Pakistani C-in-C of the PAF - commanded No 9 Squadron at the Burma front. While on the Fighter Leaders' Course in England before Independence, he became the first pilot from the subcontinent to fly a jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor Mark III, the only jet employed by the Allies during the last stages of the War.

Size: 2ft x 3ft Oil
Date: Jan-1946
Artwork Located:
Officer's Mess PAF Sargodha

To keep their aircraft in top shape, it was a normal practice in the IAF fighter squadrons to assign each plane to the care of a pilot. Flying Officer Zafar A Chaudhry of No 7 Squadron (later to be one of the PAFs air chiefs) proudly 'owned' RN-183, the Spitfire Mark XVI which he named "Nilofur", inspired by the beautiful Turkish princess who had married a son of the Nizam of Hyderabad.

Size: 2ft x 3ft Oil
Date: 1945
Artwork Located:
Air Headquarters Breifing Room

No 9 Squadron (after Independence becoming a Pakistani Unit) had converted onto the famous WW II Spitfire in 1945. It was powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin 66V 12-Cyliner liquid-cooled engine. Armed with 4 x 20 mm cannons, it could fly at a maximum speed of 404 mph. It flew in the Battle of Britain, in Africa and Asia during the War. No 9 Squadron continued to fly this aircraft from August to December 1947.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pride Of Pakistan - - World Renown Aviation Artist: Group Captain Syed Masood Akhtar Hussaini

Group Captain Syed Masood Akhtar Hussaini is a gifted military aviation artist of the Pakistan Air Force. Born in January 1951, the officer joined PAF College, Sargodha in 1963 and was commissioned in March 1971 from the Air Force Academy at Risalpur in the General Duties (Pilot) Branch. In 1973, the officer qualified as an Air Defence Weapons Controller, a capacity in which he continues to serve in the PAF. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Avionics.

Having taken up aviation painting as a hobby during his pre-cadet days at Sargodha, the artist has continued his close observation and accurate depiction of PAF activities for over 30 years.

An Artist Fellow of the American Society of Aviation Artists, he is a realist in the tradition of Keith Ferris (USA), Frank Wootton (UK) and Paul Langeley (France), and has won international acclaim and a place of prominence amongst the leading aviation artists of the world. In this highly specialized field, he can rightly claim to be the first world class aviation artist in South Asia.

A newspaper 'The Daily Progress' of Virginia (USA) paid rich tributes to Hussaini and termed him as "The oil and canvas chronicler of Pakistan's military victories". On the 40th anniversary of the PAF, the Government of Pakistan issued ten commemorative postage stamps all bearing the miniaturized prints of Hussaini's aviation paintings.

Glimpses of his work are being presented here and his work will be covered in detail in the next few articles.

Source: Al-Nasir.Com

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Abdul Rahim Nagori - - Painter Known For His Socio-political Themes

Born in 1939, and having passion for art since his childhood done his B.A. (Hon), Fine Arts (Painting), M.A. Fine Arts (Painting) from University of the Punjab, Lahore during 1961 to 1965.

Professor A.R. Nagori pioneered Socio-Political Art in Pakistan. Solo exhibitions since 1958. Paintings sold, auctioned & selected at various international art galleries, auction houses and museums including Asia House, Sotheby's, Bonham and Asia Pacific Museum, Pasadena, USA.

Professor Nagori established Fina Arts Department of Sindh University in 1970 and remained head of department for many years.

Nagori is a scholastic man, well-versed in eastern history and philosophy. A veteran of art exhibitions, his work resonates with symbols that refer to ancients myths and legends. He Introduced to articulate protest against injustice and cruelty of man to his fellow beings, tempered with a mood of sardonic observation. Nagori's art is directed towards raising serious socio-political issues, while retaining pictorial and aesthetic values.

As the first and most radical socio-political artist in Pakistan, Nagori took a Masters in Fine Art from Department of Fine Arts of University of Punjab in 1965. There he trained as muralist; but
from 1980s, for economic reasons, he painted on small scaled canvases expressing in colours of brilliant vibrancy personal outrage at society and the world around him.

Though never intended to please or decorate walls, the beatuy of sensual textures and adept simplification of form were as inherent a factor in Nagori's work as his uncompromising statements rich with meanings. His exhibitions at the Indus Galleries in 1980 made history in art.

In 1986, Nagori 'shook the conscience of the nation' with his portrayal of the hardships suffered by the country's rural population.

In 1988, he evolved new symbols of alphabet based on shocking events; guns, heroin, crime and robberies.

In Nagori's work, viewer finds laughter and tears; his biting wit was irresistible as was the sincerity of his feelings for the people without recourse. In a mellow mood he painted idyllic memories of his children in their early years, and spoke of his student life in Lahore.

Trained by mentors who had no interest in commercial aspects of art, he maintains lasting respect for Anna Molka Ahmed, Khalid Iqbal and Shakir Ali. Recalling an early exhibition in Lahore, when someone commiserated on the lack of sales, he related: "It was extremely successful, Moyene Najmi bought a painting".

Today, he has emerged from the yellow and the ochre, only to plunge into the blue and the red. His blue is agonizingly serene, and his red tantalizingly dramatic. His canvases continue to be as disturbing as ever.

With a touch of Modigliani and a whiff from Ajanta Caves, Nagori follows Al-Ghazali, who in contradistinction to the Greeks' perception of sensual beauty, holds that a sixth sense, a sort of super sense, is responsible for the appreciation of beauty. Every great painter, every great artist and every lover of beauty possesses this sixth sense in its fullest degree which is the source not only of creation, but also of appreciation..."

"...His blue dips its fingers into green and his red burrows its head under mystery and suspense and drama, Nagori is about to discover himself, or maybe, discover the futility of his spiritual voyage."

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