The step to democracy

Pakistan has claimed to be an independent, sovereign and democratic country for the last 60 + years. In my lifetime I have seen 2 different military rulers. In 4 years I have seen 5 different governments.

But recently I think this young country which is built at the center of an ancient culture took its first step towards true democracy. After a long drawn out process the supreme court finally rejected the NRO. And now old corruption cases against the government ministers and the president can no longer be dismissed. They have to answer to the same laws that every other citizen has to answer to. The interior minister , to whom all law enforcement reports to has to defend himself against criminal cases.

Now if we can deal with this issue legally, politically, socially with out riots or another military coup then we take a step towards democracy.

WP ImageGallery

I think everyone would agree that getting images, and image gallery into your blogs is crucial. At some point people would get sick of reading just our words. So when I started using wordpress I just “ass-umed” that it had an easy interface to upload and edit images, and to create an image gallery.

I might be considered biased since for my day job I create a CMS which does that. But realistically if someone can argue that creating and uploading an image gallery in WP is “easy” then I would like to hear it. Here was my experience. Continue reading “WP ImageGallery”

IM motivation is tough

Ironman motivation is a lot tougher that I thought it would be. My wonderful calendar shows the count down for the next 240 days and I start wondering how my body , mind will survive this journey.

I was discussing this with one of my bike partners and we both concluded that the actual race is the apex of a much tougher journey. A journey that reveals your character, reveals your mental and physical state, and gives you million reasons to stop but just 1 to go on. I am still searching for that 1 reason.

So it starts in late nov. And I have to start getting my lazy out of bed at 5:30 am for morning swims , and then push myself to do a bike in the dark.

So I ask what is the 1 reason to do an IM. Because 240 days, come race-day, I better have that answer because it is game on.