A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit, a violin… and Lahore!!!

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?

Nopes… I didn’t say that. Albert Einstein did. But he was practically resonating my thoughts when he said it; the thoughts I would have a few decades later. To me, this is precisely what makes Einstein the most brilliant mind of modern times.

Now how is Einstein related to Lahore? One may rightly question. (adding a loud and clear “Hain Ji?” afterwards to magnify the emphasis, manifolds) Did he ever eat phajjay kay payee, Hain Ji? or shout bo kataaa while flying a kite at the rooftop of Lahore Hotel? No. (that may have been Benjamin Franklin). The truth is, Einstein has nothing to do with Lahore. But I do; which is exactly why I am writing this post at LMB.

Now what do I have to do with Lahore? The answer is very simple. Lahore is where the home is. I don’t think I can explain it any better… oh wait a sec… I could also say, Lahore Lahore aye… but I am sure somebody else has already said that (thousands of years ago, and then every year onwards)

The idea of this post is simply to write my first post at LMB (which I senselessly have) and introduce myself (which I conveniently haven’t). I may be writing more. I may even write too often. Or I may just disappear altogether. The idea is to get it rolling first and see what happens.

Afterall, Einstein also said, “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new”… I wonder why he said that!!!

11 Comments so far

  1. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2007 @ 6:33 pm

    Finally, LMB has discovered the Einstein of our generation 8)

    Welcome Faraz!

  2. FromNY (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2007 @ 7:21 pm

    Welcome Faraz…I look forward to reading your Blogs…I hope they’re as good as Hasan’s…

  3. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2007 @ 8:40 pm

    Welcome, HAIN GE?? :D

  4. V (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 4:03 am

    Welcome Faraz! Good to have you amongst us! :)

  5. kaduna2003 (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 9:50 pm

    Now if i recall correctly, the last person to say “Hain ji” is currently sulking in jedda and thinking about abba ji.
    Now dont be throwing those hain jis around willy nilly. God know where you might end up!

  6. Faraz Khalid (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 10:11 pm

    Hain Ji???

  7. kaduna2003 (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 11:22 pm

    If i were you, id cancel all flight plans forthwith.

  8. Muneeb (unregistered) on September 25th, 2007 @ 9:10 am

    If it wasn’t for “tafazzal hussain gurdaaspuri” einstein wouldn’t have been einstein! einstein just got the publicity because of his hair! now don’t you go asking me to prove all of this as i can’t!

    your post’s title “a table, a chair, a bowl of fruit, a violin… and Lahore” got me wondering… when someone states or comes to an obvious conclusion, do we say “no kidding, sherlock” or “you don’t say [or think] einstein”!?!

    … and oh, looking forward to your words on LMB! :)

  9. amina (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 6:52 am

    Honestly, I did not understand what the writer meant.The blog is totally unrelated to its title. Sorry for the honest comment. Hope you will improve the next one.

  10. Faraz Khalid (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 2:52 pm

    Thanks to everyone for the welcome & wishes :)

    @Amina: The title of this post comes from another famous Einstein quote; hence not totally unrelated to the post… However i agree with you that it’s pretty senseless writing… But then, you are not required to make sense all the time in life.

  11. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 4:33 pm

    @muneeb: LOLZzz…..i thought i was the only die hard fan of Einstein and his haircut :D

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