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Daily One Liners!!

And my day’s climax in one line or the thing that clicked my mind the most!!!

3 August 2011 : kabhi dimagh kharab hota hai aur halaat bhi theek ni hote

14 August 2011 :

عشق کو فریاد لازم تھی سو وہ ھو چکی
اب ذرا دل تھام کے فریاد کی تاثیر دیکھ!
عام حریت کا جو دیکھا تھا خواب اسلام نے
اے مسلماں! آج تُو اس خواب کی تعبیر دیکھ!
کھول کر آنکھیں میرے آئنئہ گفتار میں
…آنے والے دور کی دھندلی سی تصویر دیکھ!
بابا اقبال رح
 
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Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Study says female soldiers are as resilient as men when it comes to combat-related stress

Women in the U.S. military are barred from the front lines and direct ground combat, thanks to a long-held belief that female soldiers suffer more serious combat-related stress and post-deployment mental-health problems. But the Pentagon may have underestimated the women who serve: According to a new study, women warriors may be as resilient as men.

The ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq make it difficult to keep female soldiers completely out of harm’s way: More than 200,000 women have served in those two wars over the past 10 years, many in positions that put them at risk for gunfights and other combat situations. About 750 women soldiers have been wounded or killed in combat since 2009.

“I know what the law says, and I know what it requires, but I’d be hard pressed to say that any woman who serves in Afghanistan today or who served in Iraq over the last few years did so without facing the same risks of their male counterparts,” Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,told NPR in March.

The Pentagon is already under pressure to reverse its policy on women in combat, and a new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychologyseems to offer evidence that may justify the change. According to the study, female service members deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in 2007 and 2008 experienced levels of combat-related stress similar to that of male soldiers—and recovered from it, and from post-deployment mental health impacts, as well as male soldiers did.

So much for women being the weaker sex.

“Contrary to popular belief, women who go to war respond to combat trauma much like their male counterparts,” lead author Dawne Vogt of the Veterans Administration National Center for PTSD and the Boston University School of Medicine said in a statement. “And with the unpredictable guerrilla tactics of modern warfare, barring women from ground combat is less meaningful.”

The researchers surveyed 595 service members, including 340 women on active duty, National Guard, and Reserve forces. According to the study, they “used stress measures that included exposure to combat involving firing a weapon, being fired on, and witnessing injury and death; experiencing consequences of combat, such as observing or handling human remains and dealing with detainees; enduring difficult living situations in the war zone; and fearing for one’s safety.”

Men reported more exposure to combat and war-zone living conditions, which makes sense given the law against women on the front lines. But, the study says, few gender differences were reported in levels of post-traumatic stress, mental health functioning, and depression.

The policy banning women from serving in combat roles was established in 1994 by then-Secretary of Defense Les Aspin. Known as the Apsin Rule, it states: “Service members are eligible to be assigned to all positions to which they are qualified, except that women shall be excluded from assignment to units below the brigade level whose primary mission is to engage in direct combat on the ground.” “Direct combat” is defined as “engaging the enemy on the ground with individual or crew-served weapons, while being exposed to hostile fire, and to a high probability of direct physical contact with the hostile force’s personnel.”

But in today’s wars, there’s no single front line. So, while women can’t be part of an artillery unit or the infantry, they can be in support roles, logistic roles, or medical roles that put them in the middle of combat anyway. In March, the Military Leadership Diversity Commission issued a report in which they recommended ending the exclusion of women in combat, but the 1994 law remains in effect.

While the lack of gender differences may indicate that women soldiers are better trained now than they were before, the study points out that the findings “findings have substantial implications for military policy” because “they call into question the commonly held belief that women may be more vulnerable to the negative effects of combat exposure than men.”

 

Article Taken From: http://shine.yahoo.com

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2011 in My Favourite Articles

 

and so my wishes……

i want a projector
2 see my life rushing through

i want a butterfly
2 colour the days with its shine

i want a clock
to rewind back the time

i want smoke
to blacken up the existence

i want white
to brighten up the eyes

i want autumn
to set the emotions dry

i want paint
to hide the scratched layer

above all
i want myself
to feel the joy of me!!

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Poem

 

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if only !!

if only to avoid the half happiness
that takes me away from you

if only to crush the half mind
to stop believing what i had been into

if only to sense the blurred half sight
to see the soul’s flight

if only to utter the mumbled half words
to know if you could still understand me

if only to take the half breath
to feel if am still alive

if only i could pull the magic out of you
to know if your charms still work

if only i could be half dead
to sense the half pain
to bring me closer to youu!!

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and for ‘some’ people who took it otherwise hahaha i need to explain ou the context 🙂

1st Stanza: in regard of relation to Allah Talah, to avoid the pleasure that takes me away from him.

2nd Stanza: to forget any bad things that happened in the past.

3rd Stanza: to experience death.

4th Stanza: for people.

5th Stanza: to feel life

6th Stanza: for people

7th Stanza: for Allah Talah, cos we only remember him while we are in pain and if that is so then pain should be a constant form of our live’s.

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2011 in Poem

 

a white knight !!

in the middle of the night
when the moon is so high
and the light is so bright

all the gardener’s delight
starts coming back
in a joyous plight

an angels flight
up the sky
out of sight

when the whisper sings
with a beautiful smile
ladened with golden wings

its a white knight
asking for forgiveness
from the king of mighty might’s

from the knower of black and white
comes all the way
a blessed rainbow light

in the middle of night
when the moon is so high
and the light is so bright 🙂

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2011 in Poem

 

A little!!

a little wish
a little smile
a little shiny sprinkle from d sky

a little faith
a little disbelief
a little truth for d perception

a little trust
a little fear
a little laugh from d heart

a little warmth
a little glow
a little fire for d show

a little professional
a little private
a little stealing from d pocket money

a little dream
a little reality
a little gush for d soul

a little fair
a little funny
a little love fom d honey

it really is
a little little
a little we wish for 🙂

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2011 in Poem

 

Broken dreams!!

in life there may be times when you flight was cancelled by the rain or hard wind ….. wait for the time till you can fly again 🙂

because

‘no man has a right to rain on our dreams’

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2011 in Drawings