Nanga Parbat (The Naked Mountain) is the ninth highest mountain in the world and the second highest in Pakistan. It is one of the eight thousanders, and is 8125 meters high. The eight-thousanders are the fourteen independent mountains on Earth that are more than 8000 metres high above the sea level.
I came across a bunch of very athletic kids at the Hargisa stream in Baltistan. They were so excited to see me and talk to me for a long time about their water sports and the valley. They thought I was a foreigner, which for them, ofcourse I was. They spoke Shina language. One of them spoke English too. It was fun meeting these kids and watching them dive into the rocky stream. Wish I could do the same. :-)
My homeland, a new adventure everyday! Every morning you wake up, you hear breaking news! Could Pakistan be suffering at the hands of the talibans for hurting Afghanistan by supporting the Afghani Talibans in the past? Could this be a reaction to that?
This morning I woke up, and accidentally switched on the TV to watch news after a long long time. I saw a news reporter standing in Sihala, Islamabad near an arms depot; site of some kind of a blast. Then another breaking news, a bomb blast killing 7 people in a market in Buttgram, Mansehra in the North of Pakistan. After some time, I saw a footage of shelling in Lahore probably on Ferozpur road. Then another breaking news of firing in Karachi, South of Pakistan. All this in a few hours and now I don't feel like taking my breakfast at all. So much for watching the television in the morning.
Do you think the only solution to rid this world of evil is to wipe the evil doers off this planet once and for all ? Sometimes I think that it is the only solution. Identify them first, know that they are evil, and then kick their butts. These are the kind of people who posses black evil hearts. They are upto nothing good in this world.
Today was the worst day of my life. Before I could explain myself, before I could say that we should try to rise above the cultural and sectarian differences that I often see, before I could finish my speech, I was believed to be trying to prove the opposite. I was branded a racist !
I think my close friends know me better but who cares? It really hurts ! :'(