the stranger i met

The Stranger [ ~ Chapters of my life ~ ]

Chapter of my life, My learnig experiences from people

An Important person whom i met, then helped, liked, disliked and then seperated.

This was a unique chapter in my life and an impotant one that made me learn about relations, trust and expectations.the stranger i met

I didn’t even know about you till some one told me about you when i was in university, your definition made me feel that you were some one important and interesting but i thought there is no chance to know about you personaly and talk to you.

But one day when i found you, it came to my mind that yes you were the one i had heard about so i made an attempt to get your concideration, which failed when you ignored me, that was not surprising though because i had it already in my mind but i tried to attempt.

Next time when i met you, there was a condition that we had to speak alot about one another and argue against, but that was not too much serious rather it was just for fun and that is where i got your attention for the first time i guess. following this we had many other discussions some times serious and some times non serious. Some times in favour of each other and some times against, but it was all for fun in fact. there was nothing personal in between us.

I was never in a mood to make any sort of personal relation concider your first ignorance, but one day you came to me yourself with out any proper reason and tried to talk to me something personal, you then came with a very serious problem of yours that i think no one can discuss with some one whom he/she does not trust. It surprized me that why were you discussing all that to me with out even having a much knowledge to me, I think you really trusted me that time when i recall all that you discussed and the way you discussed, I helped you open heartedly as being a very closed friend of yours i remember you yourself thanked me so much and said it your self that how much important i was in solving your difficulties, with time we started discussing many other personal issues that brought us much more close that i can concider being very closed and trusted friends.

But one day it was a mistake of mine i think that i putted a controvercial issue between us, the purpose was not to spoil our relation rather it was to improve it and give it a new direction. It was a mistake because i did not even think much of how much i knew you and what were really your thoughts about me, but after putting that issue between i felt you starting disliking me or even hating me. It made my heart draged down so i paused and the starting observing what you really were.

My observations showed that you were really intelligent but there were few problems that i now concider were the roots of your previous issues, it was that you were so much sinked in the fake and poisoness colours of this world that you did not even concider what were you worth, what were your realities and what was your purpose of life, i saw that you were seeking attention of those which you didn’t need at all and simply you were astrayed. I felt that i was wrong in the way i understood you, till that time nothing had damaged between us visibly , i dont really know what was in your heart but i felt you had turned against me. I did not decide to get aside of the issue and leave you rather i thought it would be better to show you how much important you were and what you should really do, so i started the task and every time i discussed any thing with you my purpose was always to bring you to think about your real life and the people for whom you were made and for whom you had to think and almost all the time you ignored, i did not stop and continued to a level where i felt i was wasting my time so that is when i removed the issue by saying sorry and concidering that i was wrong and for no surprize of mine you accepted my opology. But still i wished that may you find the right track and was still ready to help you any where i could because i concidered you a friend because we had so many things shared between us.

But it was also right that my heart was broken due to your behaviour and one day when you were discussing something and i didnt like all what you were saying because i did not feel you were right i directly told you what was wrong with you and in many other words i indirectly mentioned how were the closed people around you wrong, I was not too much serious though, the purpose was to irritate you too. You did not bear it because there were many things inside it which were insulting for you and i admit that i was wrong and you left me saying you will never talk to me again.

I didn’t disturb you for a period because i thought let the heat of anger inside you cool and then one day i tried to opologize again in a friendly manner, i acted in a way that nothing had happened but your response was much more furious, may be it was because i putted my self down so you thought of your self as a master and tried to kick me in that way, and i will never forget your last words ,,,,

“Don’t try to be my best friend or friend coz you are not… I am sorry but it is true.. I don’t know you that much… nor do you. I am no one for you,,,,  I think it is more than enough.”

after this all happening still i pray that may God show you the right path and may you really be some one which you are made for and may one day you understand you are the most important person for your self and for every thing around you. I dont care you hate me or like me but still i wish you best of luck.

you were an important chapter of my life, you made me learn alot of my mistakes, a lot about you, your behavious and most importantly about the people around me. I will never forget you.

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Brad Sander’s first try to glide to Chipurson Valley

Chapursan – first try East to West

by Brad Sander

The Chapursan valley is a place I’ve wanted to visit for a few years. Recently at the internet cafe in Hunza I met a man from this valley and since then things fell into place for a trip there. Alam Jan Dario was featured in Greg Mortenson’s book “Three Cups of Tea” If  you haven’t read it it’s a great story about one man’s mission to make a difference by providing education in remote areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Around the corner from Hunza near Passu, Addict 2 with Batura Glacier. Flying with Oriol (Spain) and Brendan (Scotland). Brendan just arrived, it’s his second day flying in Pakistan.

First view to Chipurson

Chapursan valley on the left. The wind is blowing 30 km in the valley, the question… which direction? Answer- downvalley. I knew this would be the case based on Phillipe Nodet’s experience and talking with Alam Jan, I just didn’t expect it to extend this far from the glaciers at the head of the Valley. We land 10km short of goal and don’t get to meet with Alam….

Kirmin Chipurson

Read more and see more pictures..

Pictures of Shimshal Valley (by Stelian Pavalache)

Pictures of Shimshal Valley (by Stelian Pavalache)

Shimshali People   (Pakistan)

        Times have changed, and today women in Pakistan are working in areas which were previously designed for men (army, police).Despite the progress made by women, society and government, females continues its efforts in exclusively male domains. Climbing is one of them. Lack of information in society about mountain sports (climbing), the fact that is an expensive sport, prejudices about women inability to climb, absence from home in a wilderness area are several reasons that explain the lack of women in Pakistani alpine world. more..
Landscapes from Shimshal

Shimshal Pass(4,735m) rises above the village. It lies on the watershed between the Indus River and Tarim River basins, and leads to the valley of the Shimshal Braldu River, a tributary of the Shaksgam River on the border with China. The pass is not part of Khunjerab National Park, but the Shimshal community has set an organization called SNT (Shimshal Nature Trust) which over looks the entire region and takes care of its own land. It is a community based organization and is registered with the Government Of Pakistan.Annually, in the month of July, there is a festival at Shimshal Pass, where locals partake in a yak race, followed by singing and dancing. This yak race is the only one of its kind, and is a unique event.

Shimshal picspictures of Shimshal

Source: Stelian Pavalache Pictures

Prisoners of the Himalayas – an ongoing film Project by Paley

Source: http://www.paleyphoto.blogspot.com/

Last January/February, I went back to the Afghanistan’s Pamir mountains to have my first “real” experience shooting film. It’s a long story that brought us there, but it was due to the motivation of Louis Meunier (Director of the project). Louis has a long experience in Afghanistan, and he was not the first director to approach me on doing a film on the Afghan Kyrgyz – but his experience, honesty and motivation made it happen. We shared our knowledge of the area and we eventually got last-minute funding from the Danish Embassy in Afghanistan to shoot this film. Thanks so much dear Danes! This last winter was the first session of a 2 (or 3) session-shooting in the Afghan Pamir.

During an interview break, a Kyrgyz looks through my camera.

As far as filming, I was going to be paired up with another cameraman. I was fearing a show-off dude, but instead I was lucky enough to be teamed up with a kind, patient and extremely talented man: Laurent Fleutot (Director of Photography on “The Winged Migration” and “Oceans”, among others). read more..

Video, please follow the other videos if you want to see more…

Prisoners of the Himalayas from Louis Meunier on Vimeo.

Song: Tu ne meray jana kabhi nahi jana

Story behind this song…

Rohan Rathore was an IIT Guwahati student, who was suffering from Cancer. He was in love with a girl named Supriya more than anything in his life. But, Supriya refused him only because he was suffering from Cancer. Then, Rohan sung this song for his love, Supriya. But, the bad part is that, after 15 days of recording this awesome song, he died.

“May Rohan’s soul Rest In Peace!”

AAhh

Today I revealed that

the story was false and fake..

And the reason was to make every one listen to the song and hit the targets so they made a sad scandalous story around it.. check out the truth here

Happy Mothers Day,

Poem

My Mom
A halo that reflects a life of
wisdom, kindness, and caring.
Eyes that sparkle with pride
and show how much she believes in you.
Shoulders that have been slept on
and wept on and
carried a world or two.
Arms that never run out of hugs.
Hands that know
just when to hold on
and when to let go.
A mind filled with amazing things,
from fairy tales to family tails
and long-ago stories of you.
A smile that can jump right into your heart
and warm you faster than hot chocolate.
A heart of gold
that holds more love
than you can possibly imagine.
                                                                                                                     Contributed by Anna J

A simple but Eye Opening Comparison

A Simple but Eye Opening Comparison.

The march 11th earth Quake One of the most powerful earthquake, measured at a magnitude of 9.0, and a tsunami brought enormous losses to Japan and damaged the whole infrastructure and it more or less wiped out large areas along the northeastern coast of Japan. But the way Japan responded to this disaster proved that yes the real nations in today’s world can withstand even such huge disasters and damages, the example to share and compare here is about an important road that was totally damaged but after only 6 days the road was again reconstructed and was present there as it was before, According to the American standards a road can be constructed in a minimum time of 3 months but what the Japanese did was really extraordinary.

Work began on March 17 and six days later the cratered section of the Great Kanto Highway in Naka was as good as new. It was ready to re-open to traffic on 23rd march. This astonishing speed of reconstruction is being used to highlight the nation’s ability to get back on its feet.

On the other hand it has been a year and three months for the deadly Attabad landslide that dammed the Hunza river and immersed some of the most important areas of Gojal, it cut down the KKH which is the trade route between Pakistan and china, it shutted down the trade for more than one year and life went miserable in the whole region.

Even after such a long period of time still no one is sure that will the dam be opened or not, when will the dam be opened and how will the transportation problems be resolved. It has been a year and 3 months and still we don’t have the answers,

our Government takes 6 days to listen about such an incident and they take 6 days to settle back the things, we take 6 months to decide about a failing plan to resolve the problem and this shows where do we stand and how much abilities do we have, we need to realize our position and struggle to get where developed nations stand and Inshallah we will be there one day.

“People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want.”
Paulo Coelho

Nawruz Mubarak

WISHING A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU

Nawruz
Nowruz is one of the ancient celebrations which has survived throughout history and is considered to be a day in which new good things start.

Nowruz is an Ancient Persian new year holiday, celebrated in early spring 20 – 21 March. kurdish and in Middle East and many other countries in Central Asia including Tajikistan,Pakistan and Afghanistan celebrate this event on 21 – 22 March. It is considered to be on of the most important celebrations of Persians.
Local variations

Today, the festival of Nowruz is celebrated in many countries that were territories of, or influenced by, the Persian Empire: Iran, Various Iranian Peoples including Kurds, Afghanistan, parts of the Middle East, as well as in the former Soviet republics of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. It is also celebrated by the Zoroastrians as well by certain Iranic inhabitants in Pakistan’s Chitral region and Northern Areas. It is also celebrated by the Iranian immigrants from Shiraz in Zanzibar.

Nawruz Celebrations in different countries

Nowruz is celebrated in Greater Iran, Caucasus, Central Asia and by Iranians worldwide. It is a public holiday in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kashmir, and Kyrgyzstan. Also the Canadian parliament by unanimous consent, has passed a bill to add Nowruz to the national calendar of Canada, on March 30, 2009.

In Albania Sultan Nevruz is celebrated as a mainly mystical day by the Bektashi sect, and there are special ceremonies in the Tekke led by the clergy and large meals are served there. They celebrate this day as the birthday of Ali. Also all Albanians celebrate a secular version of Nowruz, called Spring Day. Nowruz is also celebrated by Kurds in Iraq and Turkey as well as by Parsis in the Indian subcontinent.

Other notable celebrations take place by Iranians around the world, such as Los Angeles, Toronto, Cologne and in United Kingdom, mainly in London. But because Los Angeles is prone to devastating fires, there are very strict fire codes in the city. No fires are allowed even on one’s own property. Usually, Iranians living in Southern California go to the beaches to celebrate the event where it is permissible to build fires. On 15 March 2010, The United States House of Representatives passed The Nowruz Resolution “Recognizing the cultural and historical significance of Nowruz, … .”.

In Iran, the Islamic Regime attempted to suppress Nowruz following the Iranian Revolution and was met with very little success. The Ayatollahs considered Nowruz a pagan holiday and a distraction from more important things such as Islamic holidays

In Afghanistan during the reign of the Taliban, Nowruz was banned and considered an “ancient pagan holiday centered on fire worship” but until 2001 it came back and now it is as popular as it was before the extremist Taliban.

NAVRUZ MUBARAK

(BY : Al-Karim Jaffer)

Ponder Upon Time Vanished
Embrace Newness This Fresh Day Conveys
Gazing Ahead in the Journey Forward
Be Grateful for Innermost Blessings

Sacred Signs Obscured
Visible Truly with a Sincere Eye

We Bid you Kismet Galore
As A Fresh Page Is Unveiled
Reviving this New-Found Beginning

Chipurson valley through my eyes

We are going through transition every moment and especially in this modern age this transition is much faster.
We need to realize the phases through which our society has passed and understand how to build our future in the best way that it is secure, prosperous and peaceful.
we need to learn from our past, from present and implement it to  our futures, lots of things are there in past which our forefathers had but we are loosing them and loosing them is leading us to a wrong path and similarly there are many things of our forefathers that we have left in order to compete with the world and going in the right direction. So the selection is a very complex issue, that what to leave, what not to leave and what to modify, there is not a defined rule. In order to go in the right directions we need to have very wise decision makers and even in every individual this skill is very much important. Our goal is to go in the proper direction so we need to think of it and take this transition in such a direction that still we live with our enriched culture in modern world and become an example to the world.

OUR HISTORY AND CULTURE

When we go back to the history of our valley we find that our forefathers are recent immigrant from different areas of the surrounding regions and vast majority of it is from different villages of Gojal like Gulmit, Gulkin, Hussaini and Passu etc, and the rest of population have roots from Wakhan corridor but the both the portions of the population are almost same in many aspects, so we can take them as one when studying the cultural part of our history.
The soul of our culture that we have inherited from our forefathers is based mutualism meaning that they we do not live as individuals but we live as a society, working not for ourselves but for our society and taking the benifits from the society, the biggest edge of this kind of living is that there is a great stability in the society and in every shareholders life and there is always an equality,….
the economic conditions which our forefathers were having were worst and we can not even imagine about it, the only source of living was through very poor quality agriculture and livestock but still even in such conditions they were living lives like kings, life with full of happiness and joy, although they had not the tasty foods to eat that we eat but they enjoyed their simple natural food much more than us, they did not have the exotic facility that we have but still they enjoyed their lives much more than we do.

The second Important thing about our culture is the respect that our forefathers had for each other in the society, and this respect was the key that was running all the perfect coordination between them and was successful running the society with peace. The hearts of the people were clean of hatred, jealousy and bad thoughts for others and it was mutual between every person, this is why they had such respect for one another.

The secret behind their lives was thier selflessness for wealth and fame, for them life was just a life but today for us life is to get money and fame and all in searching for this we finish our lives.
In this modern world living without searching for this is not possible too so we again the point is that we need to find the right way to deal with it. now lets realize what we are doing in current time as a whole..

PRESENT.. where are we going??