India and Pakistan Cricket Teams; Were they Trying to Impress Someone in Heavens?

25th December Pakistan team won the T20 match to impress Quaid-e-Azam on his birthday. 28th December Indian team does the same by impressing Dhirubai Ambani. Also Ratan Tata; on his 75th Birthday.
I know they all played for their countries. Every time India and Pakistan team come against each other they always play out of their skin. Both T-20 matches were awesome like never before. But it is pretty surprising this is the first T-20 series between Pakistan and India. Hope so we will see few more in the future. There is no match of taste like India and Pakistan when they come against each  other.

Yess today is the birthday of late Dhirubai Ambani and Ratan Tata. Ratan Tata retired Friday(on his 75th birthday) after over two decades at the helm of India’s largest business conglomerate. The second T-20 match was played in Ahmadabad; where many gujratis resides. And Ambani was also a Gujrati though not a leader as Quaid-e-Azam but was a legendary businessman. On the other hand Quaid-e-Azam was one of the matchless personality of Pakistan.  Mr. Tata is a living legend he gets the gift from Indian team on his birthday.

May be that’s a co-incidence but it level the series 1-1. Keeping both Nations happy. 🙂

Bar-Code Co-Inventor Norman Woodland Dies

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Norman Joseph woodland dies at the age of 91 due to the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on Sunday. He was the co-inventor of bar-code along Bernard Silver who died in 1963. Woodland has earned a mechanical engineer degree but dropped out from his graduate school to work on bar code idea.

In 1999, he told Smithsonian magazine (according to the New York Times) how he came up with the bar-code:

“What I’m going to tell you sounds like a fairy tale. I poked my four fingers into the sand and for whatever reason — I didn’t know — I pulled my hand toward me and drew four lines. I said: Golly! Now I have four lines, and they could be wide lines and narrow lines instead of dots and dashes.”

Mr Woodland's original 1952 patent for the bar code circular allowing it to be scanned from any direction.
Mr Woodland’s original 1952 patent for the bar code circular allowing it to be scanned from any direction.

They both submitted their patent for the bar-code which was more like a bull’s eye. The Patent issued in 1952. They sold their patent for $15000.

In the early 1970s, Mr. Woodland moved to Raleigh to join a team at IBM’s Research Triangle Park, N.C., facility.

The team developed a bar-code-reading laser scanner system in response to demand from grocers’ desires to automate and speed checkout while also cutting handling and inventory management costs.

In 1992, Woodland, was awarded the National Medal for Technology and Innovation, the highest U.S. honor for technological achievement, by President George H.W. Bush.

He took retirement in the year 1987 from IBM.

Junior MasterChef-Pakistan, Is the Idea Marketable and Profitable?

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In Pakistan we have two finest Cooking Channels and we have some great fan following of Chefs who work in it all around Pakistan and people around the world. People are enthusiastic about cooking in Pakistan that is for sure.  We have Diversity in our food. The taste and smell of Pakistani food such as Karahi, Biryani, Nargissi Koftay, Chargha, Gulab Jamun is delicious.  We have greatlist of food in sea food, Vege food as well as meat.Plus we have a big list of dessert.

Our taste buds are rich and it will remain same with the upcoming generation; as it is hereditary. But the idea and Passion  of cooking is not hereditary. In Pakistan not a single boy has dream of becoming a Master Chef. No one has the ideal like  Gordon Ramsay, Anthony Bourdain, Paul Bocuse and some dozens like them. People want their children to become Engineer, Doctor, Architect, Astronaut and etc.

Food is a part of a culture same as language and dress. And it speaks with taste. We must promote it and try to transfer it towards the upcoming generation. For creating the awareness; it is important to create some programmes in which we promote children to go in to the kitchen and cook some delicious and tasty food. Although this idea is blasted in Australia and Master Chef Junior-Australia does the same. I have seen some genius in the show which were cooking such a difficult foods and were caring about texture, taste and each and every thing which is wonderful and unbelievable to watch. Of course, they trained themselves and took cooking seriously like their studies.

Media Channels should try to work on this idea. Moreover it is not only the duty of ARY-Zauq or Masala channel. Any one can do this. This idea is more healthy, positive, marketable for our culture instead of buying and dubbing some Turkish or Indian dramas and airing whole day.Perhaps, investment is slightly bigger for the idea.  🙂

Rain in Karachi

Karachi WeatherIt is not very common about Karachi’s weather. You won’t find rain in Karachi very often, but today it happens and brings joy on the faces of Karachites. Rain is truly a blessing from almighty and Karachites are the ones who are always waiting for this blessing. Today, it wasn’t a heavy rain in Karachi, only it shows its signs on the roads and streets of Karachi by creating a little mess.

Rain changes the environment in Karachi as all the years we find a scorching beams of sunlight over our heads.In Karachi rain occurs twice or thrice a day in whole year. So it is like an Eid in Karachi. Today many people who were looking to go for offices and Schools gets freshen-up by the weather(as the rain continues to shower from 6:00 am to 9:00am).

Let us see if the weather may change in Karachi as the prediction is saying and we may find another rainy day in Karachi.

8th Karachi Book fair 2012

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

Books are known as the best friend of human being. 8th Karachi International Book fair 2012 is an effort to meet them. The exhibition is going on in Karachi Expo Center which starts on 5th December and ends on 10th December.

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In this expo there are big Publishers of Pakistan, along with International publishers around the world such as from India, Turkey, Australia etc. The entry would remain free of cost and the timings are 10:00 am to 9:00pm.

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The expo is arrange in three halls 1,2 and 3. In halls there were Academic books, Islamic books as well as miscellaneous ones.

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Other than book stalls there were Consultants, Newspaper Stalls, University Stalls, Game stalls and etc.

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One of the Indian Books Stall
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Islāmic Books

Thus it looks like it will end as the Largest book fair in Pakistan as per as participants & attendees are concern. And Karachities really appreciate the effort by visiting and contributing in this Expo.

If  you have any thing to say about expo; comment. 🙂

Ponting Retires from Cricket

Last Biggest Victory For Aussies.
Last Biggest Victory For Aussies.

On 19 December 2012 Ricky Ponting will get 38. His retirement from cricket has nothing to do with his age; perhaps his reflexes were not as same as they were. He is the only captain who has 3 World-cup trophies in his pocket and is the only captain of Australia who won the Ashes series 5-0. Woww.. He started his test career in the month of December; at that time I was exactly two years old. And ends in December against South Africans. May be the ideal time for his retirement could be the same as of Glenn Mcgrath and Hayden but he strives for more although he didn’t lift the trophy of WC 2011.

He is the only player in the world who is involved in 100 test match victories. The man is pretty lucky for Australia. He was not only the élite batsman of Australia but a superb fielder and captain. His fielding will always remain exemplary for youngsters, he rarely missed the chance of a run-out. His body-language on the field frightened the opposition.

After the era of great batsman like Miandad, Botham, Waugh, Chappel and Gavaskar another era is breaching towards end which involves Dravid, Inzamam, Laxman, Ponting, Tendulkar and Kallis. Though Kallis and Tendulkar thirst is not yet ended. But sooner they also have to say good-bye to test cricket.

Many controversies occur in the cricketing period of punter for which he was fined but he remained strong and has come out of the problems. He was fined for 1000 dollars for the allegation that he misbehave with Indian woman in India. But nothing creates any turbulence in his cricketing flow.

He will be missed in Cricketing history as a great batsman, fielder and captain of Australia and all eyes were now on the Micheal Clarke to whom the torch is forwarded. The last two captain of Australia has played 168 test matches and has batting average of around 52. Clarke’s average is same as of the above two but has to prove his captaincy to place his name under them. 🙂