Faith and Reason

The morning today is hot and humid. Air is thick and heavy. Weather in the nineties Fahrenheit and pollution in a city of more than fifteen million further contaminates the environment representing the trailer of hell that provides a taste of perdition. On a break of dawn like that I am headed towards the golfContinue reading “Faith and Reason”

The Grand Affair

There is no flag to flap, no wind chime to tinkle, and no light house to point out the shore. It arrives unannounced; roars in silence, radiates in the eyes, and resides in a heartbeat. It springs smiles and it adores laughter. From writing songs to forming melodies, from speaking through flowers to glittering inContinue reading “The Grand Affair”

Golf at the Capital Hills

Doves, Lotus, white roses, Bogan Bail, clouds, fresh breeze, singing birds, Taylormade M6 and the beautiful Islamabad Club Golf Course, what a privileged beginning of a Monday morning. In the vast valley of Margalla hills I take off on back nine at this twenty seven hole golf course. The dog leg hole number ten isContinue reading “Golf at the Capital Hills”

Behind the Silence

Silence is pre-existent and eternal, all sounds are temporary and eventually end up dead. Silence is the language of the universe and the painting of eternity. It engulfs everything and speaks through time. It respects the light and loves the night. It articulates itself through flowers and smiles via fragrance, moves with colors and livesContinue reading “Behind the Silence”

In Through The Heart

I sail with you on the ocean of my dreams  to a far away distant place of great beauty and tranquility.  where suffering and pain do not exist,  where we give praises for our joy and happiness,  where our Love interwines with Love for all things. Rumi The quality of sentimental observation grafts a poet.Continue reading “In Through The Heart”

Swing and the Java Plum

There are days when success follows us and times when it leaves us without a prior notice. Life is a race for victory, and sometimes life runs from the winners. No one runs this marathon better than a sports man. Among sports, golf is nothing but a regular punishment with brief intervals. The golf ballContinue reading “Swing and the Java Plum”

The Magic of Music II

This is the second part of my previous article: “The Magic of Music” Music is an energy that touches the soul. It’s a frisson of excitement that runs through the heart and comforts the mind. It enriches the surroundings and flourishes the atmosphere. Breads the dance and expresses the unsaid. Music translates joy and definesContinue reading “The Magic of Music II”

New Social Animal

In these unique, uncertain, and unseen times, a sense of stability is very important to maintain balance in life. It’s easier said than done. The traditional rich are falling like dry leaves and old jobs are shedding like broken feathers. Usual businesses are sinking and new complicated and strange trades are emerging. It is becomingContinue reading “New Social Animal”

Moon and Monsoon

The scorching heat of June in Lahore is driving me to make my way to the northern hills. The pandemic, however, pulls me back home. Within the family, we were divided about the decision to stay home or to go to Bhurban. In the end, logic triumphs emotion. I know clouds roam in the streetsContinue reading “Moon and Monsoon”

Hurdles on the Course

The poplar tree stands there alone in the midst of the eighteenth hole and invites golfers to hit it if that’s possible. Underneath it sits a wide bunker and lies a taunting moat on its right. This conifer is in straight alignment with the pin. Either we go over it or target away. The strokeContinue reading “Hurdles on the Course”