We tend to celebrate women who’re in power and I understand they should be given due respect for achieving all what they have. But, I would like to dedicate this International Women’s Day to the everyday women. Specially, the ones who run our house flawlessly, run around tirelessly for our comfort. There are times, when we may not have been very nice to them-I guess we should be more tolerant towards them. Just think for a while, how selflessly they work hard to make our lives easier. Sometimes, we behave as if they’re obligated to do our work, whereas we should be obliged that they reduce our work load. Let’s take a minute to thank all such women who make our lives easier by taking care of our work and our households. International Women’s day 2019, I salute all the women domestic help. #bethechange
Remember your worth, you’re equal, you’re valued and you’re worthy.
Happy International Women’s Day to all of the fantastic women who inspire us daily! All of you have an amazing power inside, let it grow and blossom to the fullest.
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Not a day goes by when I don’t miss you.
It has been more than 3 years since I last saw you, spoke to you, touched your hand, hugged you or just sat in you presence. I miss you! I really, really miss you.
I wish we could talk right now. I miss ...your words of wisdom, I miss your sense of humor, I miss the sound of your laughter. I miss the sound of your voice.....the melodious voice.
Not a day goes by when I don’t imagine what life would be like had you not gone. Every gathering that I find myself in (be it a family function or other gatherings)
I imagine a scenario where, you’d be playing the room with your presence and sharing in the happy moments.
Right now, I’m going through a very emotional phase and to pen down words seems very difficult. I’m struggling to express my emotions after watching this video. Not only did it bring a lot of tears but also many fond memories back.
So this video goes many years back, when I was growing up and is one of the fondest memory I have of my dad. He was a banker by profession but was a very passionate singer and used to do stage presence at that time. Of course, I’d not seen him doing a stage show in early 50’s. But I’ve seen pictures and heard from people how he was also known for his signature black sherwani, crisp white kurta-pyjama, ‘salimshahi’ shoes and a mesmerising voice. When I grew up- I used to accompany him to get togethers at his friends place where he would sing and I used to play the harmonium. (The boy playing the harmonium in the video is me.) Who hasn’t heard Hafeez Jalandhari’s, “Abhi toh main jawaan hoon,” and Mallika Pukhraj’s rendition of it. Here’s my father singing the same song in his own composition. In the times of the great Mehdi Hassan, Ahmed Rushdi and SB John- my father was at par with them and left the audience mesmerised. College students used to love listening to his composition of this song. I would say, he was a star of his times.
There are times when I sit and recall those times. Sure, there were less luxuries in those times but definitely more love and warmth in the hearts.
Now all I can do is, pray for him and cherish the memories. I hope, I can make him proud someday.
.....Till date, no matter what I’ve achieved professionally my biggest reward is when someone says that, you’re like your father- it’s gives me immense happiness.
Also, if I would want one wish to be fulfilled it would be- to have him sing this song and play the harmonium for him.
Thank you Papa for giving me the best life and for being best father, for loving me unconditionally. I'll always miss you and I'll never ever forget you. Days, months, and years will come and go, but you'll live on forever. You will always have a piece of my heart that I'll never get back, until we meet again. I love you.
Thank you, Dr Musarrat for archiving this gem of a video.🙏
My last post was a memory post, remembering a co-star at a very personal level. But I do realise that it shouldn’t have been on a public forum. It no way meant, that I don’t support my country. What ever said and done, my country comes above all and I’m a proud Pakistani with all my heart. If I ever have to make a choice- it’ll always be my country first.
But I understand, may be it was wrong timing and I would like to apologise for that.
Peace and love to all! 🙏🏻
As a mark of respect and keeping the sentiments intact- I’m deleting the post.