Writing Prompt: Third from the top

Head to your favorite blog,scroll down to the third post. Take the third sentence in the post,and work it into a new post of your own.

I do not like to limit myself! 

This universe has a lot of potential. I like to think if I try hard enough I can spread myself and see how much out there is within the realm of possibilities for me.

Yes I did limit myself in the past,thinking I was only good for one thing, teaching. I didn’t even give myself a chance to see what other things I can do successfully.

I watch the the young minds trying  things before they settle for one thing. Incidentally I have come across bloggers who paint,write poems,play musical instruments, study and are still not satisfied.

When I look at myself I’m amazed to find myself limited to one thing, if I could turn back the clock,I’d do things differently to please myself only and not someone else who doesn’t care what I do.

Maybe if I get the chance to reincarnate, I’d try to do everything I shied away from,such as learn to skate,climb a mountain,learn to sing ,run a marathon, change my profession. There is a lot of things I can try so at the end of my adventure I could proudly say, win or lose “At least I gave myself a chance.”

“I do not like to limit myself”! These words are taken from Ali’s blog. Thanks Alienora.

http:// sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/365-days-april 6th-thirdfromthetop/

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The last Mughul Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar II

The last Mughul Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar II (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This ghazal was written by Bahadur Shah Zafar. He was the last mughal emperor of India. He was a devout Sufi and also an Urdu poet.This ghazal(or poem) was his best.

My heart cannot rest in this destroyed land.

Who can be satisfied in this useless world.

The nightingale does not complain

about the guard or the hunter.

Fate has decided imprisonment

during Spring harvest.

Tell these desires to find

some other home.

There is no room for them

in this dishonored heart.

The nightingale is delighted

sitting on the branch of flowers.

While thorns are strewn

in my heart’s garden.

I wanted  a long life

all I got was four days.

Two I spent wishing  and two waiting.

My days are over

evening is here.

I shall sleep with

outstretched legs in my tomb.

Referring to himself he says,

How unlucky is Zafar!

For his burial,

He could not  even have two yards of

land in his beloved country!

He was exiled to Rangoon(Myanmar where he breathed his last)!

Translated by Ranu

Lahore—–Pakistan

Children at Data Durbar Complex

Children at Data Durbar Complex (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shrine in lahore

Shrine in lahore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore

Food street Lahore
Food street Lahore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The second level of the Shalimar Gardens Also ...

English: A 4 Megapixel picture of Badshahi Mos...
English: A 4 Megapixel picture of Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aphie and Susan were interested in Mughal architecture.I knew they have already seen the ones in India.My idea was to take them to Lahore,and decide for themselves if there were any similarities and difference between Lahore and Delhi. I wanted them to visualize what they have seen in Delhi and compare it with Lahore.This might give us a chance to exchange ideas.We can also know our preferences.We know we all think differently,it would help to have a kind of debate on the subject.This way we can awaken the giant lying in all of us. Gepetto however was contented to see,enjoy and also from time to time give his input whenever it was feasible. We were satisfied with his reply.

Lahore is the capital of Punjab.It is the second largest city in Pakistan.It has a rich history going back over a millennium.Lahore was ruled by Shahi kingdoms in the eleventh century,Ghaznavids in the twelfth century,Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century.In the nineteenth and early twentieth century it was the capital of the Punjab region under the British Raj.

Mughal structures such as the Badshahi Mosque,The Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens and Mausolea of Jehangir and Nur Jehan are tourist attractions.It is also home to many British Colonial structures built in the Indo-Saracenic style,such as The Lahore High Court,The General Post Office,Lahore Museum,and many older universities including the University of Punjab.The Lahore zoo is,thought to be fourth oldest in the world,has its roots here.

It is known as the cultural heart of Pakistan.It hosts most of the arts,cuisine,festivals,film-making,music,gardening.It is known for its affiliation with poets and artists,It has the largest number of educational institutions in Pakistan and some of the finest gardens on the continent.It is an important religious centre.There are a lot of temples,mosques and shrines like Data Durbar Complex.

A 2010 government estimate puts the population of Lahore to be ten million.It is ranked thirtieth in the most populated urban areas in the world and the eighth largest city within the organization of Islamic co-operation.It has almost doubled area-wise in the last twelve to fourteen years.The Guardian has rated it as the second best tourist  destination in Pakistan.In the ancient days it was known as Lavapuri (or city of Lava in Sanskrit.It was founded by Lava or Loh. He was the son of Rama the Hindu deity.Even now ,Lahore fort has a vacant temple dedicated to Lava also pronouncedLoh,Loh-Awar or “The fort Of Loh”).

The twentieth century Egyptian Astronomer and Geographer mentions a city called Labokla .This probably is the ancient city of Lahore.The city of Lahore went through a lot of changes.It was ruled by a lot of different rulers. It is now a Pakistani city. It is also the capital of Punjab.

The climate of Lahore is hot and semi-arid.It has extremely hot summers and dry warm winters.

The Pakistan-Railways has its headquarter in Lahore.The central railway was built during the British Colonial era.It is located in the heart of the city. The government built a new city airport in 2003. It is named Allama Iqbal International Airport .It is named after the great,Poet-Philosopher of Pakistan. It also has a general aviation airport.

Punjabi is the native language of the Province. It has a number of hospitals,the current literary rate is 74%,

It is a beautiful city and has a variety of things to do and see. If possible one must try to visit this great city.

Susan,Alphie,Gepetto and I,Ranu had a great time in Lahore.If you are there,don’t forget to taste aaloo chholey.It is delicious.

We hope you all have enjoyed our presentation.Thank you for visiting. Thank you to all our friends,who take the time to leave their comments,what can I say they are a superb group of people!

Allah Hafiz and God bless you all,all the best till we meet again!

English: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Lahore

English: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Lahore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The Punjab University Old Campus Buil...

English: The Punjab University Old Campus Building aka Allama Iqbal Campus Picture taken by Pale blue dot on June 21, 2004. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shalamar Gardens is a Persian garden built by ...

Shalamar Gardens is a Persian garden built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lahore Museum

Lahore Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)