Sania Mirza, Shoaib Malik. Nuptial knot?


Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik may tie the nuptial knot in April, it was reported today. According to some Pakistani media reports, Sania and Shoaib have been in a relationship for the last six months. Based on the news by Geo, Shoaib's mother met Sania's family in Hyderabad and finalized their marriage.The wedding ceremony of both the sports stars will take place in April, while the walima reception will be hosted by Shoaib on April 16 or 17 in Lahore, The News reports.
However !
Shoaib has formerly been engaged to Ayesha Siddiqui earlier in 2002 who claims to be married to the former Pakistani cricket captain. Ayesha’s father has also tried to threaten Shoaib to give Ayesha divorce before proceeding any ahead.
On the other side, India’s leading publication Reddif mentioned
"Sania and Shoaib fell in love some six-and-half months ago and it could be the reason for the breaking up of Sania’s engagement with childhood friend Sohrab Mirza."

Hmm, six months !! Meaning both Sania and Shoaib were travelling with pictures of their former loved ones in their suitcases, but apparently not in their hearts. They first met in Dubai, reportedly, where the spark was first sighted. 

And what other time could have been perfect for the nuptial bond. Shoaib was recently handed a 'one year ban' by the PCB and Sania could not be lower in her international career. She is more recognised as a fashion diva (her long indian earings and her tempting nose ring) on the courts rather than her skills with the racquet. So basically, they both wont have issues being AVAILABLE for the ceremony! 

It might also not be surprising to see Shoaib's friends (or supposedly so) from the cricket fraternity at the wedding ceremony since many were let go by the PCB. 


Though i am not a cricket fan as such, i happened to watch a few minutes of the IPL tournament in the midst of my lazy sunday. More than one times, i heard one the commentators mentioning 'two new franchises added to the IPL for the next season'. This gave me a reason good enough to forget cricket and start researching on these new comers.

What i find, that a sum of over 700 million US dollars have been payed by some of the richest businessmen in India to earn the rights of the franchises! I mean wow! Talk about recession and then have a look at this investment in sports. I might have given an impression here that i am not happy about this expenditure (Also the title), but thats not true. What i am amazed about is India's economic strength and the bravehearts it dwells. NO I AM NOT A TRAITOR!

What i am sad about is Pakistan got freedom from the British right about the same time, and we are not even in the league of developing countries. If only we can forget about regional/lingual/ethnic differences and work for a prosperous Pakistan. Its about time we had something of our own to be proud of. Its SAD.

To Karachi With Love – The Art Exhibit

The photography exhibition at the second floor started from the 1st week of March and continued till  17th March. This exhibition, titled “To Karachi With Love” was organized by D.U.C.K (Designers United for a Cause Karachi) and ReBuild-ReBound which are non-profit Organizations initiated by a handful of Indus Valley Alumni who are bringing together designers, photographers, sculptors and visual artists to exhibit their work, create awareness and raise funds for humanitarian causes.

To Karachi With Love was one of a series of events aimed to raise awareness about the loss of lives and destruction that followed the suicide blast on Ashura at Bolton Market in Karachi. All funds collected will go to the rebuilding of the market and surrounding area.
100% of the proceeds will go towards renowned architect, Shahid Abdullah’s efforts to reconstruct the affected area and to the shopkeepers whose livelihoods have been put on hold for the past three months and still await the end of the reconstruction. Their lives may never be the same again but we can help be a part of the change.

This step  taken by handful of Indus Valley Alumni organized this event to exhibit their work and create awareness and also raise funds for those shopkeepers who suffered great loss (about Rs. 30 – 40 billion were lost by the shopkeepers in Bolton Market, Karachi) in the Ashura Blast. It also highlights that the terrorists want the public to be fearful and to be in the dark. The purpose of this exhibition was to pull the city of Lights out of darkness by not letting the terrorists win.