The smallest coffins are the heaviest :(

Yes, this is the darkest day in the history of Pakistan. Words are not enough to express the grief of martyred children. I just took part in Candlelight vigil ceremony in F-9 park Islamabad where there were Muslims and Christians. Because this act of brutality does not belong to any religion or community.
Rest in peace all the departed souls. My thoughts for all the suffering families. In the memory of all innocent children who lost their lives in today’s inhumane attack:

Hasrat mujhe un ghunchun pey hey,
jo bin khile murjha gaye!!

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BroadpeakIT – Cleanliness & Painting Activity – Making the difference :)

Who says, software house is all about sitting in front of computer and working till you die? Who says, IT people are not really social?

Okay, whoever says that, let us have a look at BroadpeakIT employees who gathered in nearby Football ground to clean it where they are playing cricket since 2 years.

Here is how it was, when they reached the ground:

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F-7 Ground before the cleanliness activity

Team was confused. What to do now? So much of mess and dirt? How do we clear that?
But the spirits were high. And, that was our strength. YAY ūüėÄHigh spirits, Strength, Social ResponsibilityAnd, all of them suddenly start to prepare for the challenge. Excitement all around.

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Team is ready. Operation is about to begin but firstly, instructions are being given:

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And, they make queues to start Ground cleanliness activity:

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With zeal & zest, activity begins. Each and everyone takes part with a charming smile on face ūüôā

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And, they pause for a pose ūüėõ

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¬†And, then it was time for some benches and poles paintings in the ground (Personally me favourite ūüėČ )

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And, here comes final picture, after the activity:

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These pictures might not have a good quality, this activity might have flaws, but all of us played role in making environment better. Yes, BroadpeakIT team is proud of that (Y)

Have you ever been part of any such activity? Or, do you plan to take part in such activity now? How can we further work to provide awareness about social responsibility? Do share you words and experience with us in comments!

63 Not Out Forever, ODI Jersey # 64 Retired

27th November 2014, Indeed a very sad day for the Cricket community more like a family as Phil Hughes passed away. Here is a little tribute to the young man.

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Hats off to the captain, Michael Clarke. From supporting Phil’ family & Sean Abbott to giving tribute to the great player, he has been true leader.

To Sean Abbott, he should get back to the ground. I am sure, Phil would have always wanted that. Team, Captain, Cricket is already waiting for you, man.

My thought for the Phil’s family, Sean Abbot & Australian Cricket team. This is not just a loss for his family but to the Cricket world which will miss his great game. He is definitely 63 Not Out Forever. The ODI jersey # 64 retired. Rest in peace, Phil.

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Happy Independence day #Pakistan

Happy 14th august o all pakistanis. Listen to national anthem & songs, feel the goose bumps & celebrate the day with full zeal and zest. I want to share my favourite national song written by Kaleem Usmani and sung by Mehdi Hassan. Truly, this song is richest regarding message to all of us:

Yeah watan tumhara hey, tum ho pasbaan is ke
yeah chaman tumhara hey, tum ho naghma khuwaan is ke

Yeah watan tumhara hey, tum ho pasbaan is ke
Is chaman ke phoolon per, rang o aab tum se hey
Is zameen ka her zara, aaftab tum pey hey
ye fiza tumhari hey, Behr o bar tumhare hain,
Kehkeshaan ke yeah jaale, rehguzar tmhare hain

Yeah watan tumhara hey, tum ho pasbaan is ke

Is zameen ki mitti me, khoon hey shaheedon ka
arz-e-paak markaz hey, qoum ki umeedon ka
Nzm-o-zabt ko apna, meer-karwana jano
waqt ke andheron me apna aap pehchaano

Yeah watan tumhara hey, tum ho pasbaan is ke

Yeah zameen muqadas hey, maa ke pyar ki soorat
Is chaman me tum sub ho, barg-o-baar ki soorat
daikhna gawana mut, doulat-e-yaqeen logo
Yeah watan amanat hey aur tum ameen logo

Yeah watan tumhara hey, tum ho pasbaan is ke

Meer-e-karwaan hum they, rooh-e-karwaan tum ho
Hum tu sirf unwaan they, asl-e-daastan tum ho
Nafraton ke darwaze, khud pey band hee rakhna
Is watan key parcham ko sirbuland hee rakhna

Yeah watan tumhara hey, tum ho pasbaan is ke
Yeah chaman tumhara hey, tum ho naghma khuwaan is ke

Long live Pakistan.

Best times #Folio3

One of the best thing happened to me after FAST was, getting job in #Folio3. Today, when I was going through my pictures drive, suddenly I clicked pictures of annual dinner of #Folio3 #Karachi. I realized that I owe this place & people working there for giving me one amazing time and of course a wonderful professional starter.

Most of the times, graduating CS students ¬†in #Karachi,¬†ask me question of which place to apply for a job and join. I reply, ‚ÄėFolio3‚Äô. And, again why Folio3?

So, here are few reasons out of many reasons that I suggest Folio3.

1. Because you want to play a sixer in your first over:

Folio3 is one great place to start your career with. From trainings to projects, it provides you all working opportunities where you can groom professionally.

2. Because you want to be in the team of best IT players:

Folio3 is the place where you would get the opportunity to meet one of the best professionals.

3. Because you want to be led by great mentors:

Yes, from CEO(Mr. Adnan Lawai) to directors, from project managers to the team leads, you will learn & relearn.

& to experience all this, you would have to give your classic shot to get into Folio3.

I want to thanks all Folio3 mates for being there with me in making the best times. Project colleagues, Team ECC(Entertainment & Cultural Committee), Team Table Tennis & Team Van, all you made my Folio3 life.

#Radio #FirstLove #RJing #Experience

I should jot down my experience of being in the place (utopia for me), before it fades away from my memory. Ah, it cannot fade away as I waited for this time since my childhood.

That was 7th May 2014. I took half leave from office, getting various tips from colleagues for the audition. I left my cell phone in office and had to get back to office to take it. Enough of the tension.  :/

Anyway, I reached Islamabad Traffic Police office and that was the place where Fm 92.4 studio was.¬†A young guy¬†welcomed me. He¬†had juice and did not offer me. I had water bottle and I did not offer him. So, call it even ūüėÄ

This guy introduced me to the staff and showed me the way to main studio. And, there I was in STUDIO for RJing. I was hoping for some serious kind of meet up or audition but no, according to him, he gave me a surprise. He informed me that we are doing show live. That was not a surprise rather a shock. :O

He started the show in his cool style. And, suddenly I realized that I was speechless. I drank litters of water. It took me a while to settle down. This was the first time I was out of words. I was grateful to Rj for supporting me to speak up.

Then, it was callers turn. It was one nice moment when people call you to actually talk to you. I was amazed that people actually took out time to call. Their love and enthusiasm helped me in getting back my energy.

Overall, it was an awesome experience. I am looking forward for doing this on repeat.

Oh, oh, oh, how can I miss that! That would be so unfair if I do not mention people who helped me to experience all this.

A big shout out to Fatemah Sajwani¬†for introducing me to this Rj guy ūüėõ Don’t forget to¬†follow her blog:¬†

Thank you Areepha Esar for calling me on show and wishing me luck¬†‚̧

So, you are thinking who is this Rj guy?¬†Thank you so much Humayun Zaib Abbasi for not offering me juice but all the help and¬†support. You took the risk to take me to live show, and¬†though, it did¬†not go well (that’s another story ūüėõ ).

Being reader of this blog, it becomes our duty to like his facebook page: Listen to his show ONCE on FM 92.4 on wednesday & thursday at 4 pm. Then, you will keep on listening to him, i bet . (Y)