About Me

I am Dr Sumaiya Hasan from Karachi, Pakistan.I have done my bachelors in dental surgery.I am a dry and antisocial yet a simple person.My philosophy of life is "be different and do different".I have special affection with nature. If I was not a dentist, I would have been a nature photographer or an artist. I have a poor power of expression and for this reason you wont find any frequent posts on my blog. I usually donot find enough time and words to express my feelings and experiences and most of the times post videos and pictures in relation to my feelings on my blog.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

"K"is parcham kay saey talay hum aik hen..??

"Is parcham kay saey talay hum aik hen,
Sanjhi apni khushiyan aur gham aik hen hum aik hen"

A very beautiful phrase from one of our national songs very often sung and seldom followed..."hum aik hen" remains a question still even after the marvellous procession by Tehreek e Insaf at Mazar e Quaid..People not only from Karachi but also from other cities joined the jalsa with sky scraping hopes and expectations from the person because of whom we were victorious in 1992 world cup and the person who was a dominant helper of flood victims of our country..
However,the question remains...was the procession just an excitement specially for the youth or it could really bring a change and revoultion in this country as it claims??Was the jalsa to promote development in Pakistan or to promote Tehreek e Insaf and Imran khan??If it was for the improvement of our country then what was the ideology behind this sentence of Imran Khan when he tagetted Nawaz Sharif and said:

"Nawaz Sharif sahab,zara jaldi match kalen,kahin aisa na ho aap ko team he na miley"

What was the reason behind this statement by him:

"Aik aur wicket girnay jarhe hai..Sardar asif ali hmaray sath hongay jald"

What does he mean by saying aik aur wicket girnay wali hai??is he starting another game in our country like the other politicians who have been playing games against each other since always in the lust of defeating eachother??Why is there so much thrill around when a renowned politician joins PTI??Does Imran Khan want to increase his followers and expand his party or he wants to work for our betterment??if he wants to work for our betterment then why is he trying to increase his party members??Wern't Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Jawaid Hashmi always against each other??How can you exect a peaceful environment in PTI when there are two past rivals now together in the same party??Imran Khan has worked alone in the past for our country and he has worked well..He was able to collect crores of rupes for the flood victims...Why sowing corruption seeds in his party by adding other politicians??

If Pakistan and not his party is his priority then why were only few Pakistani flags were seen in the jalsa as compared to the thousands of PTI flags??Are we united under PTI's flag or our nation's flag??if PTI dissolves then will we stop working for Pakistan??if the answer is no then a question for all the excited youth who took part in jalsa today..

If Pakistan and not PTI is a priority then why did we hear more slogans in the favour of PTI and why so less Pakistan Zindabad slogans??

If his main aim is the betterment of Pakistan then why were there slogans against Zardari??This was not an opposition jalsa..it was to promote developmental plans...then why anti zardari slogans...I am not here favouring Zardari but this wasnt an anti zardari campaign..people with positve attitude dont have to pollute the negative ones..Their abilities are enough to make them radiant..
Hazrat Ali has rightly siad:

"If you want to defeat your enemy,try to increase your abilities"

In a nutshell, I shall state that we have faced enough heart attacks from our politicians..We all are trusting (though I am not) imran khan blindly but there is no assurance that he will fulfil all of his promises except only his statements which have already convinced half of the nation..not to forget that we have been hearing these types of statements since ever and we ae habitual of seeing these promises getting broken.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

"Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life."

Maliha: Can a friend be bad?
Junaid: No a friend cannot be bad..Either he is your friend or he is not..

These are the beautiful lines from the Pakistani drama "Daam" written by none other but the fabulous writer "Umera Ahmed"...Its a soap highlightening friendship,the sacrifice and dedication in friendship and its ups and downs..
Zara (the girl in black dress in the picture above) and Maliha (the girl in red) were the bestest friend since 7 years...People used to adore their friendship and wished they could have such a strong relation.Others used to be jealous that they were deprived of such strong friendship...Zara belonged to a lower class family with a dad and a brother who were almost jobless,an unmarried sister who used to run their house by working, a younger mentally retarded sister and a mother who was fedup of their family problems..Inspite of all these problems, Zara was a brilliant medical student and there was no such exam in which Zara was not the 1st position holder...Maliha on the other hand was always the runner up..Maliha lived in a well furnished and luxurious house..She belonged to a high class and an affordable family with her caring parents and a brother Junaid (the guy in middle), who after Zara was her bestest friend and was doing his specialization from abroad...There had always been an unnamed relation between Zara and Junaid..apart from Maliha as a connection between the two,Junaid and Zara secretly used to adore each other...Their secret revealed when Maliha recognised,in a part, the pendant Zara was wearing and which Maliha had spotted in Junaid's room once...when maliha had asked junaid why and for whom he had bought it, Junaid had replied that he just bought it because he liked it..On spotting the locket in zara's neck, Maliha felt down trudden and felt as if she had been kept in dark and Junaid and Zara had betrayed her by not telling her about their relationship...Junaid cleared to Maliha that he wanted to surprise her but Maliha wasnt convinced and this was the moment when there occured the first crack in the trio's friendship...Zara on the other had, busy in her sister's wedding had no clue what was going on..Only it was when Zara needed Rs 50,000 to get her father out of jail, who was arrested because he had  not paid his debt to someone...Expecting that her best friend Maliha would help her like she always did,Zara went to her with all her hopes.It was here when Maliha poured out all her anger which had been boiling inside her since she felt betrayed..

Maliha: You only come to me when you need any help or money..Seems that my friendship wasnt enough for you and you wanted my house and my brother.
Zara:I didnt tell you about the relationship between me and Junaid because I felt weird..I did not know how you would react..I always adored your house because it had all the respect and love within the family...I never had such beautiful love and respect in my poor house.
Maliha: Seven years I have paid for this friendship...Its time that you pay now..I will give you 50,000.But only at one cost...You will give me this pendant which Junaid had given you and you will not marry him..And you will never meet or talk to him and you will never come to my place again.

There was no other hope of 50,000 for Zara's family other than Maliha..Realizing this,Zara agreed and sacrificed her love...She sold her love and freed her father..On the other hand, Junaid,who had now left Pakistan was told that Zara had refused for marrying him for some reason...Maliha spoiled everything..The crack which had started earlier penetrated on and on and ate their friendship like moth...It was years later when Maliha realized what a mess she had made but nothing could be done then...she only apologized to Junaid and Zara for what she had done...Junaid would never talk to her again...There is more to this drama than what I have mentioned..

We all do come to such turns in our life when we ask our friends for something in return of what we have done for them...Friendship without need and just for the sake of friendship and only in the name of love and care is not possible in today's world...In a way Maliha was right when she complained that she should have known about what was going on between her brother and her best friend...I also do complain to my friends when they dont tell me what they are upto...Its not that I want to stay updated...its only a matter  of importance...if your friend thinks you are important for him or her,he or she will share with you every single scene of his life and every single thought and plan he has...The only difference is that Maliha went a bit too ahead in her anger and she regretted for all she had done later...Its true that there is nothing called a bad friend...But if we follow this line then we will be friendless because such extreme loving friends are rare in this world..Hazrat Ali has rightly said

"donot go on finding a perfect person in life..Perfect people donot exist and you will be left alone in the world"

Friendship is a precious possession...its ok if your friend does not share everything with you...you should be flexible enough to let small thing go rather than let go your friendship..because you should not expect every person to be just as you expect...If you are a very good friend that does not mean every other person will also be a good friend to you..Some people do fulfil your expectations but everyone cannot because God has created a variety of people with a variety of personalities...You cannot expect every other person to be of the nature you want..

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"The Persuit Of HappYness"

When you get time and you are tired of watching stupid DON, exaggerated romance of twilight and the impossible adventures of mission impossible, do watch “The Pursuit of Hapyness”.Its an amazing piece of work.Truely practical, this movie is based on the true story of Chris Gardner who crosses the limits of hardwork to achieve his position as a stock broker. Its all about the zeal and dedication of this person who works day and night to get himself and his family out of nothingness.Wonderfully presented this movie has exposed how this person defeated all the “extreme” and “impossible to cross” hurdles and how he attains this sky-scraping position where now the world recognizes him. From the homeless, meal less and moneyless darkness of poverty, how this person works to his utmost to be able to afford all in life.This movie illustrates how apart from hardwork, our behavior is important in today’s world to move ahead and turn our dreams into reality. All the nerds around who think that just by hardwork they can win this world should learn from Chris Gardner who flexibly deals with all the people around him and helps them when he himself have an empty pocket…It’s a good lesson and moral for all those who are good at making excuses that they can’t compete because of the lack of resources. Few amazing lines from the movie which might inspire you are here:
·         “Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something. Not even me. All right?”
·         “That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it.”
·         “Hey dad, you wanna hear something funny? There was a man, who was drowning, and a boat came, and the man on the boat said "Do you need help?" and the man said "God will save me". Then another boat came and he tried to help him, but he said "God will save me", then he drowned and went to Heaven. Then the man told God, "God, why didn't you save me?" and God said "I sent you two boats, you dummy!"
·         “The important thing about that freedom train, is it's got to climb mountains. "We ALL have to climb mountains”

Here is a brief review:
Chris Gardner invests his family's savings in bone-density scanners which he tries to  sell to doctors. The investment proves to be a failure which financially breaks him. While trying to sell one of his scanners, Chris meets a manager for Dean Witter and impresses him by solving a Rubik's Cube during a short cab ride. This new relationship with the Dean Witter manager earns him the chance to become an intern stockbroker.
Despite arriving there shabbily dressed due to an emergency, Chris is offered the internship. Chris is further set back when his bank account is garnished by the IRS for unpaid taxes, and he and his young son are evicted. As a result they are homeless. Motivation drives him to find the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church .Due to demand for the limited rooms, Chris must frantically race from his internship work early each afternoon in order to land a place in line.
Disadvantaged by his limited work hours, and knowing that maximizing his client contacts and profits is the only way to earn the one paid position that he and his 19 competitors are fighting for, Chris develops a number of ways to make phone sales calls more efficiently. He also reaches out to potential high value customers, defying protocol. Regardless of Chris's challenges, he never reveals his lowly circumstances to his co-workers, even going so far as to lend one of his bosses five dollars for a cab, a sum he can't afford.
Concluding his internship, Chris is called into a meeting with his managers. His work has paid off and he is offered the position.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Yehe Hai Ebadat Yehi Deen o Eman, Ke Kaam Aey Dunya Men Insan Ke Insan"

So recently we had a session on BLS thats basic life support....Now for all those who dont know what BLS is:its a sequence of steps you perform to save life of a person when you are called to attend that unconscious person in emergency.The purpose of BLS is to maintain the vital signs of the person in normal state unless he is driven to hospital for proper treatment.The vital signs means breathing, temperature, blood pressure and pulse.In BLS we mainly concentrate on breathing and pulse because abnormality of these two cause fatality within seconds..Now what to do to ensure that the patient is breathing effectively..for this you must ensure whether the airway of that person is patent or not because unless the road is patent how would the cars reach their destination...similarly if the airway is not patent, air would not be able to reach the lungs...to maintain the airway you put an oxygen mask covering patient's nose and mouth.With your right hand hold the chin of the patient and pull it upwards and backwards..Put the other hand on the upper margin of the mask..Blow from your mouth into the opening of the mask..air from your mouth goes into the mask and through the patient's nose into his lungs.Give two breathes and then check the patient's chest...if it moves then it means air is reaching the lungs

mouth to mouth breathing when oxygen mask is not available

...now we come to pulse...on reaching the patient, check his pulse through your fingers at the side of his neck

...if no pulse then go for cardiac compressions...caridac compressions are manual compressions given by ur hand on patient's heart area to make the heart contract and relax so that pumping of blood by the heart is maintained..if this is not done, brain wont get any blood and he brain will suffer brain death....now how to give cardiac compressions:place the lower area of your right (only lower part  and not the whole palm) on patient's chest slightly below his left nipple...interdigitate ur left hand fingers with the already placed right hand fingers..Now compress the patinet's chest with your hands and then relax..repeat this for 30 times.

caridac compressions

I you summarise all of this, it will be as follows:
>You are called for help and you approach the unconscious patient.You tap his shoulders gently to check whetherhe responds or not.
>If not then start cardiac compressions 30 times.
>Give two breaths of air while holding the chin upards and backwards.
>Check for the chest movements.If no chest movements then start then start the cycle again.
This is called CAB i.e circulation, airway, breathing.
You feel good when you save someone's life..Hope this article helps you some time.