A Pakistani Points Out 6 Homeland Fails

Anybody who watches or has watched Homeland or even has a slight idea what this show is about would be able to understand where I am coming from as I share this video. Even if you haven’t watched Homeland(which is an American political thriller television series) you would understand what the guy is trying to say here (with some humor added 😉 )

A Pakistani Points Out 6 Homeland Fails:

Rain

Shot I took in Islamabad(Pakistan’s Capital) yesterday.

Park

A random Park in Islamabad

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I Know Places

Weekly Photo Challenge: Share an image of a wall that reveals something about a place, people, or you.

I took this photo when I visited Kalabagh, Nathia Gali, Pakistan few weeks ago. This is the wall of the suite in which we stayed. 15 represents the suite number. While 1908 represents the year it was constructed in.
Wall 1
This is photograph of a random wall in somebody’s house. I liked the arrangement of different stones and uniqueness of this wall.
Wall 2
These are another random road side walls with different advertisements on them.
Wall 3


Reward=Snow!

Weekly Photo Challenge: What does reward mean to you?

I had a chance to visit Nathia Gali, Kalabagh , Pakistan about three days ago. It was all a hasty plan. None of us had appropriate clothes to go visit such a cold place with snow and everything. Since we don’t have snow throughout country, all of us were excited to catch a glimpse of snow even if it was not fresh snow, we were willing to do with the whatever was left of it. So off we went before the plan would cancel again. The place where we arrived had bit of snow around us but we had to make a 20 minutes hike up the hills to really catch some deep snow and make ourselves snowman and have a snowball fight of course. The hike wasn’t too treacherous too be honest but none of us were in our best shapes to hike so smoothly, so the whole journey was us dragging one and another through the way. Calling each other ‘Loser’ to really get that competitive soul in us a shake so we could reach the top.

And we did reach the top, despite of a slight detour, because one trail was closed. Had to go back again and start from another trail. I must say the View from the top was worth it. We got what we came for. Snow!!

We made a snowman, had a snowball fight and took a lot of pictures. Here is one that speaks for me: Reward!
Snow

Converging Landscape

Weekly Photography Challenge: This week, explore the ways lines and shapes can converge in interesting ways through photography.

Photo taken at: Khanpur Dam, Pakistan

Converge

The Pathway…

This week, show us your interpretation of descent — experiment with your point of view and angle, or go even deeper with the theme.”

Descent

Cover Art

For this week’s Photo Challenge, stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine. Would the image inspire us to take a peek through the pages, listen to the music, or buy a ticket to the show? Would it strike a chord with viewers, making them reflect on or revisit memories of places, people, and experiences?

I choose this photo for this week’s challenge, I took it at Indus River, Attock, Pakistan. I decided to tweak it here and there to make it more preferable for a cover art. I used different effects and when It came to sharing it here, I couldn’t decide on one. So I decided to share all of them. The photographs are shared with the name of the effect I used in it’s caption.

This first photograph is original one, with a little saturation.
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Now for the effects:

Ruined wall

Ruined Wall

Lomo life

Lomo Life

Lomo Fix

Lomo Fix

Sepia

Sepia

Walden

Walden

So which one of the above effects did you like the most? Would love to hear your opinion! 🙂

Rails and Ties

I’ll let the photographs speak for themselves for this Daily Prompt. I took these when I was traveling back from Lahore to Rawalpindi. So we had to board a train at Lahore Railway Station. It is a historically significant Place.

The Lahore Junction railway station (Urdu: لاہور جنکشن ریلوے اسٹیشن ‎) in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, was built by British colonists between 1859-1860 at the cost of half a million Rupees. It is the junction of Lahore-Amritsar railway line. It is of typical grand British architecture in South Asia during the British Raj period. The railway network established by the British was extensive and is one of their lasting contributions to the culture and infrastructure of this region.

The railway station has 11 platforms (1 to 9, with 2 extra platforms, 3A and 6A). Platform No. 1 is of special importance, as this platform is the destination of “Samjhauta Express“, the train service between Pakistan and India.

I wish I’d taken more pictures as I have very few which don’t even show the grand specs of this place. It’s architecture dating back to British times is stupendous ! Maybe next time I’ll take more if I ever get to visit it because these photographs doesn’t do this place justice. I was lucky to not be there during rush hours thus I was able to capture the more toned down side of it.

Trains Trains1 Trains2 Trains3

In My City…

Life Confusions

Daily Prompt: We Built This City

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Wah Cantonment  is a military city located in the Punjab province of Pakistan, 30 km to the north west of Rawalpindi/Islamabad.

Wah Cantt is adjacent to Taxila, a small town enriched with one of the most important archaeological sites of the world. The name ‘Wah’ has its roots in the Mughal era with the Mughal emperor Jehangir reported to have coined the name when his army was stationed here en route from a mission. Emperor Jehangir was impressed by the scenery of this place, so he said “Wah” (‘wow’) and this place was named ‘Wah’ after that exclamation.
It is said that Mughal emperor Jehangir’s army was coming back from a campaign in Kashmir, it was evening time, and they were tired and looking for a place to stay. After a little search they were successful in finding a…

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