Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hunting/Shooting in my Blood

“Hunting my passion”

Hunting is like anything to me in my life. I have seen this practice being followed by my father and grandfather. When I was young I used to go with my father and grandfather on hunting. They used to have rifles in their hands and making me walk over a large fields searching for birds and animals. They were actually interested in hunting them down only nor interested in making them stuffed or eating them. All guns you can see in the picture belong to my father and are used on different occasions.

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Hunting is like passion to many people like it is to me. I got addicted to hunting when I was studying in school and when I was at the age of 12. I was class six when I shot first fire from my gun. I shot it from my father’s pistol named smith and Wesson which was a 9mm pistol. I actually did not fired while hunting actually I fired when I was at a wedding. I was with my friends and they forced me to fire a shot and shot a fire up in the sky. The feeling that I got after firing the shot was unexplainable. Hunting then came into my blood and after that incident I also used to carry a rifle along with my firing while we used to go on hunting.

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These are two guns the most I have used while hunting. Both of them belong to my father as I have no gun registered on my name. I can use all my father’s guns but I cannot call any gun to be my personal gun. I was very weak in taking aim when I was young because I cant carry the gun properly due to its heavy weight. With the passage of time I learned different things and now hardly I miss any shot. Hunting is something that runs in my blood and once a month we confirm go on our agricultural land in order to hunt. If we want to hunt animals than we go into deep forests.

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Actually hunting is practiced all over Pakistan. People come here from different parts of the globe and there is a wide range of species in Pakistan. A lot of money is spent on this. Hunting is actually quite expensive as ammunition is very expensive along with arms. For actually need to have some real guts and I take hunting as my passion.

By: Zuhaab Farooq

Snooker and Me

Snooker one of the most addictive game in the world. It is a game which cannot be played without some real talent. A game which stops you from eating and spending your time in just playing. Once a person starts playing this game he/she does not realize the importance of time and how the time passes.

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Snooker is one the best invented games of all times. It is a game with a lot of calculations and thinking. It is also called one of the best mind games. It is a complete mental exercise and of the best of the best way to spend your vacant time.

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I was at the age 15 when first I played this game. Before this I used to watch this game on TV or just play it on facebook. This game was like in my blood but I realized it after playing my first game. Apart from watching it on TV or playing it on internet I had no experience but when I played my first game it was like I am playing it since how many year. Normally people do not know even to carry a cue or how to hit a ball. Since then I realized this is the game I am really capable of. Since then hardly any days passed when I did not played this game.

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In the past there was very less scope of this game in Pakistan but in recent years there has been a great increase of players in this game. Recently Muhammad Asif won the international snooker championship making Pakistan proud. One of the best international player and most inspirational player for me is Ronnie o Sullivan. He is regarded as one of the world’s best player and has won many championships.

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When I was small I used to spend my whole pocket money in playing this game as it was a very expensive game to play. Winning and losing was part of game and every game you play increases your experience. This game is like a born talent in me and I realized this thing after playing this game. I have played many tournaments as well which includes inter university and inter school competitions.

I regard this as one of the best games I have ever played and can hardly think of leaving this. Even if my pockets are empty I play this game and try not to lose.

By: Zuhaab Farooq

Hoping Against The Odds.

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When I was young I could never imagine I would someday be this mad about air-crafts and birds. On my first trip on a plane, I kept looking out of the window. I was amazed to see that humans can fly as well; it was something different for me I only knew that birds could fly. The air hostess gave me a book, it was a coloring book. It had different kinds of planes. My world changed all of a sudden after looking at such planes. They were so many, my passion was slowly developing about air-crafts  and I used to wonder that what if I was born as a bird, yes I know I was childish back there.

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Let’s go flying. Isn’t that a cute phrase to go around with, the dreaming of flying is in just about every young person’s mind when they see birds in the air. When I was finally about to start lessons to fly, life came along with burst of other family matters become a higher priority. As I grew up the dream of flying never was far from my thoughts and hopes that one day getting behind the stick and taking off to soar above the rest of the world. Being able to look down in a more 3-Dimensional world than the flat roads we often drive. Now that I am at a point in my life where I can pursue my lifelong dream, I am finding it more difficult than I would have ever imagined, cost? Even though it is high in today’s economic times, I can swing this, time? No problem. I am available most weekdays and weekends. It seems there are still some problems I am facing mainly the permission from my parents. According to them I have to wait till I get my bachelors done. But it’s been a childhood dream to fly on my own not being a passenger being free to fly.

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In pursuit of my ambition about birds how they fly, I even tried paragliding. So I could have the feeling of flying without any machinery involved, it felt really adventurous. But it wasn’t enough for me, so I started a journey to discover every single form that could give you feel that you are free of every boundary and sky isn’t the limit or you, I came across many amazing books about air-crafts  bungee jumping, paragliding, parachuting, and sky sailing. It still is on my mind and I don’t till when it will remain there. Hope to see this dream come true one day.

By Sajjad Naqvi

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