Hahaha well I just remembered that I have a profile at this lovely page names Kashland. I haven't signed on here in like forever. And I thought it's about time to change that =)
So to give you lot a little update on me. I haven't been up to much other than just working and skipping classes. I'm just saving up and have decided to pursue my passion of marketing instead of medicine and move to Bergen instead of Prague =) I am really happy about moving and just can't wait until I get away.
Kashmir ,the issue standing between India and Pakistan since 1947 has not been solved since then .The future of Kashmiri people is hanging since 63 yers .Many resolutions passed in UN , but nothing came through. There have been couple of wars between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue . thousands of people lostb there lives since 1990 due to militantcy
I don't understand what the deal with me is lately. I have become so forgetful. I need a little book in which I can write down stuff I need to do, but then I never remember to purchase such a book.
The days are going by so fast and I feel a little terrifiyed about moving out. I mean I have just now changed the location to where I'm moving. but I still need to figure out some practical stuff. For instance should I rent an appartment that is already furnished and pay more or just have a higher start-up cost for the whole thing? And then again if I decide to rent an unfurnished appartment should I rent one with two bedrooms or just one bedroom? I hate choices like these, but I need to in order for some privacy.
Oy, today is November 2nd and I have a month left for the most terrifying exam ever. I am not sure how I should feel as of right now, because my concentration level is 0,000005. Whenver I start thinking about studying mmy mind drifts off to what I should do when I go to London.
Can't wait at all when it comes to this trip to London next week. My friend has a boyfriend who might spend the week with us, but it will be sort of uncomfortable being the third wheel. Let's just hope she's still up for some fun even though her boyfriend is around.
This question is in every minds how to live at fullest. But no one knows what does it mean some people think especially teenagers that mauj masti money etc etc.. others think this that....It it is It simple it means you should have three things which are of basic needs
these things can come when you have good job, security of job etc.
then comes safety. Today safety is biggest issue in the world, you should be safe otherwise your life will have adverse impacts. Next but most important thing is your love/belonging.you will feel happy if someone loves you.You will like to make relationships with others who will help you when their help matters you most. I must say that you should make friends as many as possible you will feel happy.
Money does matter it is mattered most in today's world. For money anything can happen you can murder your relatives, friends or others for little sums. This can be removed by love, affection, belonging etc etc....
According to me you should try to be Happy all the time. If you remain happy all the time no problems will matter you most. you will solve problems as easy as mixing water with milk.
It is saying that..
"The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself'' Benjamin Franklin
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. ~Lady Blessington
Many people are extremely happy, but are absolutely worthless to society. ~Charles Gow
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. ~Margaret Lee Runbeck
"Happy persons are those who have just overcome from bad phase of life" by great Sameem Rafiqi
Why i wrote this Quote because their are two phases in life one is good phase & other is bad phase. When one phase overcomes other begins. these are part and parcel of life.
College life is the most interesting and beautiful phase in life. everyone wants to live in this phase but one has to cross this phase. This stage of your life journey earns a host of descriptive. Late nights. Strange roommates. Caffeine overdose. Independence. Sleep deprivation. Homework. Junk food cravings. New friends. No time for old friends.Special time for girlfriends.huge amount of mobile bills.College bunking. Parking gestapos. But most importantly, college is a time of decisions that set your life on a course, impacting you years later.College Life is a place where students meet new people, spend recreational time also some may find their life partners.
In college, students are always late although their are some exceptions they are very studious but in exams their marks are less than who were bunking colleges or were late in colleges. God knows what they were doing in classrooms.
College life what i know is termed for fun but they don't know college is a time of decisions that set your life on course, impacting you yours later. If you set decision but not follow it, you will have bad impact in your later years. So you should carefully set decisions and follow them & also enjoying life is as important as your career. Both should be taken side by side.
The modern theory concerning the evolution of man proposes that humans and apes derive from an apelike ancestor that lived on earth a few million years ago. The theory states that man, through a combination of environmental and genetic factors, emerged as a species to produce the variety of ethnicities seen today, while modern apes evolved on a separate evolutionary pathway. Perhaps the most famous proponent of evolutionary theory is Charles Darwin (1809-82) who authored The Origin of Species (1859) to describe his theory of evolution. It was based largely on observations which he made during his 5-year voyage around the world aboard the HMS Beagle (1831-36). Since then, mankind's origin has generally been explained from an evolutionary perspective. Moreover, the theory of man's evolution has been and continues to be modified as new findings are discovered, revisions to the theory are adopted, and earlier concepts proven incorrect are discarded.
Evolution Of Man - Concepts in Evolutionary Theory
The currently-accepted theory of the evolution of man rests on three major principles. These principles hinge on the innate ability which all creatures have to pass on their genetic information to their offspring through the reproductive process. An alternative explanation for homology is a common designer. According to this reasoning, the similarities in anatomical features between species point to a blueprint used by a Creator/Designer.
The first tenet is microevolution, the occurrence and build-up of mutations in the genetic sequence of an organism. Mutations are predominantly random and can occur naturally through errors in the reproductive process or through environmental impacts such as chemicals or radiation.
The second tenet of evolution is natural selection. Natural selection is a natural mechanism by which the fittest members of a species survive to pass on their genetic information, while the weakest are eliminated (die off) because they are unable to compete in the wild. Natural selection is often termed "survival of the fittest" or "elimination of the weakest."
The third tenet is speciation, which occurs when members of a species mutate to the point where they are no longer able to breed with other members of the same species. The new population becomes a reproductively isolated community that is unable to breed with its former community. Through speciation, the genes of the new population become isolated from the previous group.
A lake view with house boats on the lake
Photo: D.P. Zutshi
- Jammu and Kashmir, India.
- 34:18N, 74:91E; 1,583 m above sea level.
Dal is a Himalayan urban lake which is mainly used for tourism. Fishery is of secondary importance. The lake comprises five basins and a myriad of inter- connecting channels. It is one of the most beautiful lakes of India and the second largest lake in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The lake is surrounded by mountains on its three sides. A large number of gardens and orchards have been laid along the shores. Dal Lake is unique in having hundreds of house boats which afford an opportunity to tourists to reside on the lake in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. The boats are served by Shikaras which more or less resemble the gondolas of Venice but are smaller in size and are tastefully decorated. Besides the Moghul monuments the campus of the University of Kashmir is also located along the shores of the lake. Overlooking the lake are two hillocks which house the famous temples of Shankaracharya and Hari Parbat. A perennial inflow channel enters the lake from the north and supplies about 80% of the water. Towards the southwest side an outflow channel drains the lake water into a tributary of the River Jhelum. Parallel to this exit is a stone-lined canal which connects the lake with the tributary. This channel is used for movement of boats in and out of the lake and prevents inundation of floating gardens during high floods.
The famous Moghul gardens around the lake have been laid during 16-17th century and their number was about five hundred but now only a few of these have survived. The origin of the lake has remained unresolved. It is believed by some geologists that the Dal Lake is the remnant of a Pleistocene oligotrophic lake which once covered the entire valley of Kashmir. There are other geologists who believe Dal to be a flood plain lake. The lake water is being used for irrigation of vegetable fields which have grown in number and extent during recent years. The present maximum depth of the lake is 6 m (Nagin basin). Many aquatic plants growing in the lake are used as food, fodder and compost.
ecently I wrote a series of articles on Kashmir and one article was on Pakistan s principled stand on Kashmir. After reading this article many people contacted me with different comments. Majority of the people appreciated the article and found new issues related to the Kashmir dispute. These are the issues which were not previously brought up by the Pakistani officials or highlighted by pro Pakistani Kashmiri leaders; and even not fully exploited by the pro independent camp. Of course there were some that criticised me for raising these matters at this critical juncture.
In view of these people we should focus our attention on criticising India and what they are doing in Kashmir; rather than bringing Pakistan s role into equation and diverting from the real issue. When I asked him to elaborate what he meant by the real issue, he said: Of course the real issue is to get rid of Hindu India&we want to end their domination in Kashmir.
Then he gave a detailed list of atrocities committed by the Indian forces in Kashmir, and stressed that we must help our Muslim Kashmiri brothers suffering because of the Indian imperialism. I said let us assume for a moment that we have ended the Indian rule there, then what are we going to do. He said once we have achieved that goal then we would join Pakistan.
What about those Kashmiris who don t want to join Pakistan, I asked. All Kashmiri Muslims want to join Pakistan and those who don t want this, can go to hell and stay with their Hindu masters, he said angrily. I tried to explain that not all Kashmiri Muslims wish to join Pakistan, and that Kashmir is multi religious and a motherland of many ethnic groups; and they surely don t want to join Pakistan. I further said that we don t want division of Kashmir on ethnic grounds, and one danger of division is that fire of communalism could engulf other parts of the Sub Continent.
All Muslims and non- Muslims could live in peace and harmony in an independent Kashmir, and teach lesson of co existence and friendship to the rest of South Asia. He didn t like to hear what I said. An independent Kashmir could not survive, he said, and in any case there is no provision of an independent Kashmir in the UN Resolutions. There is no provision of usurping Gilgit and Baltistan in the UN resolutions either, I replied. Also there is no provisions in UN resolutions to keep the Kashmiri families divided, and kills and torture those who ask for freedom; and yet it has happened, and it continues to happen.
When India and Pakistan sincerely want to resolve the Kashmir dispute and have peace in the region, they will find a way to do it no matter what is or is not in the UN resolutions. Of course we had disagreement on many aspects of the Kashmiri struggle, to me it was a struggle for national emancipation and that included all areas of the State; to him it was a struggle to get independence from India and joining Pakistan.
To me India and Pakistan were both occupiers with territorial aims; and the fact that more human rights violations take place in the territory under India does not make territory under Pakistan less controversial or make it part of Pakistan. People who live in a Kashmiri territory under Pakistan do not live in heaven, they are also subject to human rights violations, but these violations are different in nature. People of these areas have not taken arms against Pakistan and that is the main reason why there is less human rights violations on this side of the LOC. During this conversation he pointed out why is it that I don t write about India and criticise atrocities there.
I told him that it was a big lie, and propaganda of those who don t like my ideology and my writings. Then I gave him details of my writings where I have criticised India for gross human rights violations in Kashmir; but at the same time I pointed out that I want to keep balance: criticise India where India is wrong but do not shy away to criticise Pakistan for her mistakes. Apart from that there is another big difference and people don t seemed to appreciate this. I write more about Pakistan to expose Pakistan s Kashmir policy.
The Indian policy on Kashmir is clear: they want to keep Kashmir no matter how many people die there and what is cost to India. In other words India is enemy of those who want freedom from India; and once that is established then there is nothing more to write. Pakistan on the other hand has many standards on Kashmir. Like India they want to keep the Kashmiri territory under their occupation; and get the rest of Kashmir. But they tell Kashmiri people that we are doing this for you & we are fighting to get you freedom & we are fighting in support of your right of self-determination etc.
In other words Pakistan thinks it is in interest of the Kashmiri people to become part of Pakistan; and it is also in their interest not to ask for basic civil rights or even a right to vote in case of Gilgit and Baltistan. We are asked not only to accept this but also to remain quiet and sing praises for Pakistan; and when we fail to do this then our loyalty is in question, and we are criticised for being soft on India.
In my view more time and effort needs to be spent on exposing unfriendly acts of a friend rather than visible acts of an enemy; and in doing so if I have to pay a price than so be it. I told him that real issue is the right of self- determination of the Kashmiri people, both India and Pakistan want to get the Kashmiri territory but they are not willing to concede the right of the people that they can have independence and sovereignty.
In order to deny this right to the people of Kashmir both governments are using different methods and strategies, but the objective is same and that is to get Kashmir. No matter how mildly you want to word it- call areas under Pakistan, Pakistani administered Kashmir, and call areas under India, occupied Kashmir, but the fact remains that in both parts Kashmiris don t have a say; and it is will of New Delhi and Islamabad which prevails. India despite all the human rights violations and what they have done to Kashmir, is planning to hold elections in there; but we see no such signs that Islamabad will extend right of franchise to people of Gilgit and Baltistan.
If situation is that both countries have territorial aim in Kashmir, and welfare of the people is not on top of their agenda in Kashmir, then we need to learn from history and think as Kashmiris and fight for our rights. It would be unfortunate that if in 21st Century we still don ‘t understand what is freedom, and boast that we are fighting Pakistan’ s war in Kashmir.