HP fever goes on

I’ll confess, Harry Potter is my eternal love. Even the movies, that I know are far from perfect, but have high sentimental value. The imperfections of the movies however haven’t stopped HP crazies from making awesome memes and gifs. Here are a few of them that I particularly like:

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Hence proven = Harry is a diva with no brains.

 

Seriously how can you NOT love this scene?!

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Harry sums up my weekend plans very aptly

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No bigger joy than reminding the world of how utterly useless Bella’s character is, esp. when compared to Eowyn and Hermione.

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This realisation! :P

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Honestly this will be the best thing EVER!

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Poor Harry!

So apt even the QUEEN approved!

So apt, even the QUEEN approved!

 

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What were the real foundations of Pakistan?

Came across this speech today. Every Pakistani should listen to this as these are the principles, the foundations on which Pakistan was made and Jinnah emphasised time and time again. This is a small quote from the intro of the speech:

We have achieved our cherished goal of freedom and established Pakistan as an independent, sovereign state, fifth largest in the world. That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in the subcontinent. We are in the midst of unparalleled difficulties and untold sufferings. We have been through dark days of apprehension and anguish. But I can say, with confidence, that with courage and self-reliance and with the grace of God, we shall emerge triumphant.  – Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Lahore 1947

Full speech (in text): http://bit.ly/1CGDDEG

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Happy birthday Jinnah – we know you aren’t happy

4He was rich. He was educated. He was well settled. He didn’t have to struggle for anything…all he had to do was sit back, chill and live life to the fullest. He did live life to the fullest, but his definition of living was a lot different from a common man’s. Reason: he wasn’t a common man.

3He wore expensive, tailored suits, only spoke English and moved among the elites of that time. Instead of going back to the woman his parents married him to, he married a girl who was his friend’s daughter and more than 20 years his junior, even if it cost him his friendship. For him, love came first. And it was love for his work that drove him apart from the love of his life later.

He stood up for the oppressed even though he wasn’t one of them, he encouraged women to play a role in a movement that he could have handled very well on his own. He didn’t allow the enemy to undermine the population that he represented.

Jinnah was anything but conventional, he went against everything our society idealizes, he defied all the boundaries we have set for ourselves and others around us, yet he achieved more than any of us will in multiple lifetimes. Or maybe, it was because he dared to rebel against the norms that he was able to achieve all that he did. For all of us.

People doubt his intentions to this day. I won’t waste time telling why and how they are wrong. However, what I will say is that, instead of just staring at the feather in his cap, maybe for once we should all look at the man wearing it. Instead of just talking about how he got us an independent country (that we are trying our best to rip apart) we should understand that blindly adhering to the rules of the society will get us nowhere. Challenging the norms, questioning the so-called moral police, standing up what we believe in and disregarding people who discourage us won’t lead us to our doom. We might not end up founding a country but it will definitely make our lives worthwhile, for us and for those around us.

It is time we develop our own definition of life. Instead of fearing opposition, we should look forward to face it. Because nothing teaches us more about ourselves and the society than the people who stand up in our way. Our founder did it. Maybe it’s time we follow in his footsteps. 0 Happy birthday Jinnah and very Merry Christmas to all our Christian brethren.

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Edited version here.