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A Mirage

In old times, when fabric or cloth was very rare and had good monetary value, a scholar was busy in washing his hands and face beside a river. He was wearing a big turban of white fabric that was very rare in those days, as many of the people could not afford to buy one like this. During the continuation of this washing, he took off his turban and put it on a side. A thief, who was hiding behind a stone and ...

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A Charge Sheet

One of my friends told this story so I would like to tell it in his words using first person pronoun, “I used to go to office in taxi. As my salary was limited, so I used to take the public taxi or van of my route just like thousands of the citizens of Kabul. Anyhow, this public taxi was mostly not a good experience as there used to be many problems. First, one had to wait for a taxi and usually it lasted f ...

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Keeping the Hope Alive

I went to him to take his views about starting a new business. He was the man of the field and thus I was hoping that he would come up with some unique ideas in this regard. When we were seated and tea was served, I came to the matter of business. I explained him the different details of the business and showed him the relevant documents. His impression was very disappointing and at one pointed I regretted ...

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What is Happening in our Schools

The scenes are pathetic; be it inside the schools or outside. Students are the ominous figures of indiscipline, lack of manners and frightening combination of all the symptoms that arise from personal and behavioral deviations and drawbacks. Majority of them are badly dressed, have hairstyle not appropriate for students, never have the required books and educational materials in their bags or some do not ha ...

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Against the Laws of Nature

Taliban’s regime is taken differently by different people. Some people liked it because it was the most peaceful time in three decades of Afghan war when people had nothing to worry about like thieves, robbers, dacoits, warlords and others. All these threatening factors either had been finished or were much afraid of the severe punishment of Taliban to carry out their activities. Their strict rules were als ...

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A Blessed Bound!

Scene is of a big wedding hall which is full of guests. In the center lies the beautifully decorated stage where a grand but empty chair is waiting for the bridegroom. The hall is divided into two portions; one bigger portion for males and the adjoining one for the females. There are many factors that tell us about the wealth and affluence of both the sides like the grand wedding hall, number of guests exce ...

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People of Heart

People of heart are the monuments of humility and modesty who are devoted to a spiritual life, determined to stay away from all the material and spiritual dirt, always vigilant to corporeal desires of the body and ready to struggle with such evils as hatred, resentment, greed, jealousy, selfishness and lust. With their vision, faith, and deeds, people of heart are integrated heroes of spirituality. Their pr ...

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Dealing Accordingly!

This world is full people who are of varying nature and qualities and thus we expect that we will be dealt with both in good and bad manners and thus with this fact in mind, we are not hurt so much when someone cheats us or deals us cruelly. You might have noticed the children or teenagers, due to the lack of experience about the realities of world and mostly due to the less knowledge about the practices be ...

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Confidence of the Confident

He was one of my class fellows in university. He had that charismatic personality which is a very rare commodity and makes ones personality really distinguished and impressive among a lot. When I first met him, I was one like all my class fellows to be impressed of his personality. He had that confident smile, had a mature and refined personality just like that of a prince and his belief in him was evident ...

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Afghanistan U-19 Cricket team wins Asia Elite Cup

The Afghanistan Under-19 Cricket Team defeated United Arab Emirates during the final match of Asia Elite Cup in Malaysia and qualified for Under-19 World Cup. Around ten nations had participated in Under-19 championship which started earlier this month in Malaysia and the championship ended with the victory of Afghanistan. United Arab Emirates (UAE) elected to bat first after winning the toss and scored 59 ...

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Personality Checkup!

A movie shows a very interesting personality that is rare but definitely found in every society. The lady is very rich and she owns a very successful business. She is herself very competent in her work and understands every minute detail related to her work. She has two secretaries who are supposed to stay with her all the times. Factors such as wealth, success in career, impressive personality, command in ...

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Writing exercise can combat stress

Stressed workers could improve their problem-solving skills by taking a few minutes at the start of the day to write a note about something important to them, a study suggests. Writing a short essay about the importance of friends and family, for example, can counteract the damaging effects of chronic stress on our ability to complete tasks, researchers found. Highly stressed people performed almost 50 per ...

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Rahim aims to end on high

Mushfiqur Rahim leads Bangladesh into his final series as captain in two Twenty20 internationals against minnows Zimbabwe, the first of which begins tomorrow in Bulawayo. Earlier this week Mushfiqur announced his intention to stand down as skipper following his side's one-day international series defeat to the same opponents. The 24-year-old blamed poor form with the bat as the reason for his decision, afte ...

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Draining the Grief

After the tension-free days of childhood and to some extent, the teenage, when one comes to the professional life and his days and nights are occupied absolutely by the worries and tensions of work and other issues related to one’s life, life becomes nothing more than a race, which is incessant and exhausting. No doubt, our work finishes after the working hours of our jobs or workplaces but worries of life ...

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For Today and Tomorrow

The room was full of smoke. There were 8 people who all almost looked like the same. Their faces gave a clear picture of a person who is very sharp, cunning and wicked, with the signs of greed to be read clearly. They all belonged to the same profession; they were all robbers. They had different fields; some robbed the houses, some robbed the shops, one was a pick-pocket and two members always preferred big ...

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Seeing the True Picture!

It would be to the disappointment and even agony of many if I specifically mentioned any name, but there have passed a number of writers and speakers in history who tried to falsify the facts and lead astray the people. Their words and thoughts not only created violence, calamities and destruction in their time but in the years to follow when their books were read and followed or their thoughts were accepte ...

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For The Success of Students!

There is a very interesting quotation about children, “Children are very good but then they grow up very fast”. This saying is all-time favorite of teachers who experience the school students. In Class 6, usually there were students who were in the age limit of 10-13 years. Though they were small but were really careful and took great care of a lot many things that added to their success. All of them were a ...

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey happy in centre

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey is glad to have won over the Arsenal boo-boys as he looks to help drive the Gunners into the Champions League again next season. The Wales international, 22, has impressed in recent weeks as he thrives in his preferred central role at the heartbeat of Arsene Wenger's side, with England's Jack Wilshere coming back from an ankle injury. It is a welcome run of consistency for Ramsey, wh ...

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Worthy Things!

In one of the European countries, a case was filed in a court in which neighbors stated that they and their children were disturbed by one of their neighbors. It was stated that the neighbor was a rich person who had a very strange habit. Whenever there appeared a new car in the market, he used to sell his old car and bought the new one and in this way, after every month or two, he was found to be riding a ...

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Keeping Them Intact!

He was sitting in his grand office; grand in a sense that it was not only big but was full of managers, accountants and other clerical staff who were busy in controlling the matters of his vast business. As I arrived there, he left his chair and we came and sat on comfortable sofas. Soon the tea was served. After routine greetings, I came to my question.  A question was, time and again disturbing my mind an ...

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