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Playlist of the Week

Tell us how your week went by putting together a playlist of five songs that represent it.

I badly want to go home, so this song resounds with me:

Kareem Salama song I like:

No arms can ever hold you

David Wharnsby: I am just a rock


My Part of Heaven

Daily Prompt: We Get the Beat
Have you ever played in a band? Tell about that experience of making music with friends. If you’ve never been in a band, imagine you’re forming a band with some good friends. What instrument do you play in the band and why? What sort of music will you play?


Music was part of my syllabus but had to leave it for other subjects in higher classes.

I love Piano and Guitar.

My favorite now is Yiruma.

I hope these links play, otherwise do forgive me if they don’t.

The first two are by Yiruma.
River Flows in You
Kiss the Rain

The last one is Titanic Symphony.

My Part of Heaven

You Are My Best Friend

Daily Prompt: Mix Tape Masterpiece
You make a new friend. Make a mix tape (or playlist for the younger folks) that tells them who you are through song.
Show Music.

I rarely have time to listen to music. I am embarrassed but I am a forgetful person also. I put together my playlist but with the new upgrade it got lost. One or two songs which stick in my memory are down below.

You are my best friend. Don Williams

Just give me a reason. Pink

You’ll think of me. Keith Urban

Without you. Keith Urban

The other three which I like are

Pompeii Bastille

Let her go. Passenger

Team Lorde

You can easily find them on uTube.

Have a nice day.

You Are My Best Friend

The Cult Of The Tomb

In our society some people tend to go the mazars. Mazars are tombs of holy or pious men. They go there to pray to God to help them. In realty most of them, the ignorant ones pray directly to the dead person buried there to help them and take away their woes. They think it is a panache for all ills. They will be sick. Instead of going to the doctor they find it easy to go visit the the last abiding place of some holy person.

Once a road was being widened near Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar. Along the side of the road a person was buried a long time ago. The tomb was festooned with a lot of little colorful flags as is usual here. The person in charge ordered that the tomb should be erased and the remains buried in a cemetery. A lot of hue and cry was raised. The grave was opened despite that. A long stick was found instead of the skeleton. Somebody wanting to mint money had built that fake mazar. People visiting give gifts of money and food.

There is a mazar in Lahore which is very famous, the mazar of Hazrat Data Gunj Bahksh. Many people go there for their prayers to be answered. I pity the poor chap. Imagine day and night the ding dong (music) going on. I think if he could, he would have run away from that place.

One of my husband’s relative was suffering from breast cancer. Instead of going to the doctor, she kept visiting a mazar in Swat in the hope of getting well. After she became more ill she went to a cancer specialist. It was too late. How can a dead person grant you a wish? His own account closed at the time of his death. May be he was a good person, but who answers prayers from the grave?

I see so many of our ‘Great Leaders’ going to such places. They are the death knell of our country. They have only brought chaos to our homeland. Why don’t they directly pray to God ? There was a photo of President Zardari in the newspaper visiting the mazar of Lal Shebaz Qulander. Probably he was praying for a second term. I hope and pray to God his wish is not answered. He and his cronies are done with.

It’s really ironic that in this age educated people are so naive as to believe in the power of dead people of long ago.