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College Life


Walking through the twisted paths of life
No one knows what our destiny would be
Leaving a few just to meet new people here
This is how you begin your college life

Peer pressure of studies enters into your life
But try to feel this on the right time
Text books aside and you start enjoying here
This marks the essence of your college life

Teachers with changed masks to explain life
No doubt only a few get ready to listen
The cruel fine policy and crazy test sessions
This is the dark side of your college life

Roars, giggles and laughs penetrate into life
You realize that tears are also to be shared
You fight, play and compete with each other
This is the change introduced by college life

Don’t forget the memories installed in your life
Everything would get engraved till you leave
Maturity fused with naughtiness, you will find…
This is what makes you love your college life

“Every beginning has an end”; is the law of life
How would you feel when you will depart?
Confused emotions of happiness mixed with sorrow
This is how you detach yourself from college life

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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Poems from the heart


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Rethinking Iqbal and the Voice of Youth

Poets come forth, scholars too, and philosophers

-Lands are not empty in seasons of slavery-

(Slave Mentality – English translation of ‘Nafsyaat-e-Ghulami’ by Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal)

The title might seem to be a bit different as one would probably come to the conclusion that what does Iqbal has to do with a social blog or an online youth community. Apparently communication and Iqbal’s thinking seem to be two separate entities. However, they are deeply linked together. Communication is a ‘mosaic’ with each unit being discreet yet intricately connected together. Marshall McLuhan is well known for his statement that: “The medium is the message”. He implied three meanings when he said this by playing on words and I’ll discuss the second one over here. By changing just one letter he stated that – “The medium is the massage” – by which he meant that the medium through which the message is being delivered massages our consciousness and our perceptions.

The poet of the East Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal used poetry as the medium to massage the consciousness of those Muslims which were oblivious about their past glory and were victims of British colonialism. Iqbal always stressed upon revitalizing the social and cultural life by spreading awareness instead of fulfilling political agendas. His medium had the potential to make the message effective. On similar grounds, considering the psyche of today’s younger generation, the Voice of Youth is massaging the consciousness of Pakistan’s youth. It is a heavy responsibility that requires diligence as well as vigilance.

From such platforms the philosophers, poets and writers of tomorrow shall rise in order to shape Pakistan into a progressive country. We need a nationalistic approach in order to tackle the problems of the present day and to move near to this approach people holding divergent views have to unite for ‘national solidarity’. Undermining the new mode of communication will keep us contained in the slave mentality. The need to raise our voice for the best interest of the nation is as significant as the revolutionary poetry of Iqbal!

Originally posted in the Voice of Youth,

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Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Inspiration


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