Monthly Archives: January 2010

Doobgaya – Mustufa Pervez

Mustufa Pervez is an emerging singer, who has recently come up with his first recorded song – following is the video that he has shooted himself for the song.

Listen to the song, enjoy the video, share your views and promote it as much as possible!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPe863a7xlA

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Every Woman Counts!

[Following is an essay, I wrote on the request of my sister – it is currently competing for a prize money of 25,000 Rs]

Since the beginning of the times, the role of Women has always been crucial. From providing subsistence to her family to nurturing her offspring, from supporting her family to being steadfast in every trying circumstance – women have always played the role of a wheel without whom the entire axle of life would topple into dust. In this world, each and every woman counts because were they to cease to play their roles, the world would only limp, if walk at all.

Nowadays, when male chauvinism overwhelms the women of the East, where women are still looked upon as an imprisoned bird that does not even have the right to lift a wing – the fact that every woman counts has been forgotten conveniently. The fact that it’s a woman who fosters the very man in her womb for nine months with her own blood, the fact that it’s a woman who encourages the trembling toddler to walk ahead, the fact that it’s a woman who doesn’t sleep at night lest her child might need something, the fact that it’s a woman who curbs her wishes just to fulfill those of her family, the fact that it’s a woman who lives besides a man silently, forgiving all the wounds, all the harsh words that he has ever thrown at her and finally the fact that, word “man” itself is an offshoot of the word “woman” – have all been forgotten.

Marie Curie, the mother of Radioactivity, Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing, Benazir Bhutto, the daughter of the East were all women. Hilary Clinton, the Secretary of State of U.S.A, Sheikh Haseena, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany are all women. The fact that the modern cosmopolitan world leans on the shoulders of the countless women working as officers in army, as executives in the multinational corporations, as wielders of authority in countries, as mighty doctors saving lives, as graceful actresses entertaining the masses, as architects designing grandiose buildings, as engineers harvesting pioneering technologies, as worthy teachers imparting knowledge, as writers and journalist enlightening world – is indeed undeniable and their services to the world, indeed irrefutable.

Each and every woman counts, as each and every woman is putting in an effort, however tiny it maybe, in shaping the modern society, in molding its principles and in advocating the need of virtues like love, friendship, sincerity in this cruel world. Each and every woman symbolizes the fairness of the world, as each and every woman is akin to the fragrant flower that sweetens the entire Eden with its scent, to the incandescent candle that enlightens the people enshrouded in ignorance and to the rushing stream of clear water the chastises the ground of all dirt of social evils. World would be lost without women, its existence would be hollow without even a single woman … thus, every woman counts.

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“Government institutions are better than Private institutions!”

Every man upon every question must show his oratory, his criticism and his political abilities.

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The topic of today’s debate is “Government educational institutes are better than private institutes.” I will speak in the favor of notion.

I know many eyebrows will raise, many foreheads will frown and many mouths will gape when they hear this statement. But this is not a blind statement, rather it is a statement supported by many logistics.

Number one, feasibility of government institutions. Two, more experienced faculty. Three, better discipline. And, finally, the fact that Pakistan is a developing country so it’s hardly imaginable that its entire population would attend private schools.

Mr. President, my beloved friends are emphatically emphasizing the private institutes are better than government institutes. Say they’re correct. I question them – why should only a selected group of people, with blank checkbooks at their disposal, are admitted to private institutes? The answer is very simple. Private institutes are not for common population. They provide education, which besides being grossly expensive, is only for a selected group of elites. Whereas, on the other hand, government institutes provide far less expensive, good education to every class, to every branch of society.

My friends accuse me for presenting only hypothetical details, so I will enlighten them with the statistics provided by the study undertaken by Pakistan Education Board, in the year 2007-08, in which it was found out that 27.5 million children are enrolled in schools all over the country. Out of these, Mr. President, a staggering 19 million attend government schools while only 9 million attend private institutions. So what does this mean? Two-thirds of all students attend government institutions!

My friends argue that private institutions impart more conceptual education. I refuse, I reject, I deny these arguments because in the end, it all depends on the student, regardless of the institute in which he studies and regardless of the environment in which he learns. Because a student who is determined to succeed, will succeed in any institute whether government or private and a student who is keen to waste his time, will waste it in any institute whether government or private.

However, I do not say government institutions are the best. Indeed, a lot of time and work is needed to be put into them. But I strongly condemn this barrier that separates the private institutions and the government institutions. Because, we’re studying the same curriculum, we’re being taught by the same teachers, we’re being imparted with the same concepts! Then why this discrimination?

Think about it!

Thank you.

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