رمضان ۱۴۴۱ ڈائری : دوسرا روزہ

چھبیس اپریل بروز اتوار، ۲ رمضان المبارک ۱۴۴۱ اسلام علیکم الحمدللہ۔۔۔ دوسرا روزہ بھی گزر گیا اور ساتھ ہی ویک اینڈ بھی ختم۔ اب جب کل آفس کا کام کرنا ہوگا اور ساتھ ساری عبادات بھی کرنی ہوں گی، تب اصل روزہ سمجھ آئے گا۔ ٹیم کے لوگ مسلسل سوال کرتے ہیں اور ایک سیکنڈ…

رمضان ۱۴۴۱ ڈائری : رمضان المبارک کا پہلا جمعہ

اسلام علیکم رمضان مبارک۔ اللہ ہمیں اس مبارک مہینے کی برکات سے مستفید ہونے کی توفیق عطا فرمائے اور ہمیں ڈھیر ساری عبادت کرنا نصیب فرمائے۔ آمین۔ رمضان کا چاند نظر آگیا لیکن تراویح لوگ اپنے اپنے گھروں میں پڑھیں گے۔ خواتین تو یوں بھی گھر میں ہی تراویح ادا کرتی ہیں لیکن مرد حضرات…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w34

This week was 0% productive in terms of writing because I dedicated 100% to office work; and some stuff at home that I have been procrastinating for months. My YouTube videos binge watching spree continues. And, I have stumbled upon a fabulous song – ‘Ae Watan’ from Raazi, for the first time. It has been…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w33

This week was a 50% anxiety and 50% boredome. I am back to Pune, and back to office. Since Monday morning, the butterflies in my stomach started going crazy until I reached my Pune abode on Wednesday morning. The thought of travelling makes me anxious, even though it is from one home to another. Does…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w31

I am going home tomorrow, insha’allah. I was in bad mood mostly, as I shared yesterday about the stupid pressure of working from home on a weekend. I didn’t read anything. If i did, I don’t recall much. The temperature is dropping as monsoon continues. Instead of finishing the cardigan, I have shelved it completely….

Do you like giving your personal time for office work?

I am not being very picky when I say this, but I don’t like spending my personal time for office work. I cannot help if my train of thought diverts to ponder about a design related decision or a defect. I don’t mind staying late once or twice in a week, after office-hours. But that’s…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w30

This weekend I binged watched a lot of YouTube stand-up comedy acts. I read much less this week. Let me try to blame other factors. Workload is increasing. Commute time is increasing and I don’t feel like reading when it is raining cats and dogs outside; when there is bumper to bumber traffic on the…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w29

This weekend I binged watched an old Disney show, review coming up soon. I try, every month, to clear my TBR on GoodReads. I keep on adding more to the list, tch. I read Amal Unbound, finally. It has been sitting on my TBR for a year, literally! I had added it on June 27,…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w28

This week, I slowed down. Seriously, I put in effort to slow down. I read only two books. I tried reading new authors – both were surprisingly nice.  I still crochet one round at a time. Yet again, I am overwhelmed with the number of ideas floating in my head, so much that I cannot…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w27

The week was crazy. I read around thirty stories of varying length. Some, I have reviewed. Some are pending. Some did not leave any impression and therefore will not be reviewed. My birthday is nearing and I still haven’t worked on the final draft of the novel I wanted to publish on my birthday. I…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w26

Achhuuuu… I got flu last Friday and still haven’t recovered. Coming to office with dripping nose and watery eyes is not fun, trust me. Work was okay. I had a demo this week and it went well. I have read a lot this week, especially yesterday. I started an English novel The Captive by M V…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w25

The monsoon begins and so does the phase of lethargy. I mean, I just don’t want to step out of my bed, let alone stepping out and coming to office. Argh! I don’t have that luxury, though. I envy those who work from home. I wish I had some other profession that required staying in…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w24

This is the second week post vacation and life has returned to the old track – boring, tiring and irritating routine track. I am on on-call support this week, that means leaving the house at 8:30 AM sharp, and returning by or after 8:30 PM. Being on-call constantly keeps me on my toes. I don’t…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w23

Being back at work sucks, literally! I had hoped, much like I do every time I take a vacation, that the break will rejuvenate me and make me like my job more. It DIDN’T. Let me rephrase that. I don’t hate my job. I am just perpetually tired, and the to-and-fro work feels more exhausting…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w22

This week was a much awaited vacation at home for Eid celebrations. The three days of Ramadan were a blur. All I remember is now terribly hot it was (46 degrees Celsius, folks). True to my expectations, the moon was sighted on 29th of Ramadan. I stayed awake all night, not much by choice because…

Eid Ul Fitr 2019: Let the celebrations begin

Eid Mubarak one and all! May Allah bless us all with many more Ramadans and Eids. It started on Tuesday evening with a a debate between me and my siblings. I was sure that the moon will be sighted and Eid will be celebrated on 5th. Everybody opposed it. Two hours later, I was laughing…

رمضان المبارک کا تیسرا عشرہ اور جمعتہ الوداع

…السلام علیکم جمعہ مبارک۔ جمعتہ الوداع مبارک۔ اللہ تمام مسلمین کو مزید رمضان دیکھنا نصیب کرے۔ آمین۔ اس رمضان میرے جاننے والوں میں، یا یوں کہیے کہ میری فیملی کے جاننے والوں میں سے دو لوگ انتقال کر گئے۔ خوش نصیب تھے، رمضان میں انتقال ہوا۔ اللہ انہیں جنت نصیب کرے۔ میری وہی حالت ہوئی،…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w21

Let the countdown end. I have a week’s vacation planned which starts on June 2nd, 2019, which is tomorrow. It means that I started to cross-off days on my mental calendar since Monday. Today’s Friday. Once I swipe out today at 5:22 PM, I won’t be setting foot in office until June 10th, 2019. The…

رمضان المبارک کا دوسرا عشرہ

السلام علیکم سخن گفتن چہ مشکل بود شب جائے کہ من بودم ذرا سی بات کرنی تھی بہت مشکل جہاں میں تھا۔ آج کل کا زمانہ ایسا ہی ہے نا؟ لب ہلے نہیں، کچھ کہا نہیں کہ اعتراضات کہ بوچھاڑ شروع ہو جاتی ہے۔ یہ شعر مجھے اکثر و بیشتر یاد آتا ہے۔ قصہ یوں…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w20

What a week it was! I couldn’t sleep through the night, 3 in 7 nights and I had to be at office because I have a vacation planned for the first week of June. It was a crazy week. I am stressing out a bit as I am forced to squeeze four week’s worth of…