اردو بلاگ ویب رنگ

میں نے اردو بلاگز کے لۓ ایک ویب رنگ بنایا ہے۔ اس کا مقصد ان تمام بلاگز کی فہرست جمع کرنا ہے جو اردو میں لکھے جاتے ہیں- میرے بلاگ کے دائیں طرف نیچے بھی اس ویب رنگ کا لنک ہے جہاں سے آپ دوسرے اردو بلاگ جا سکتے ہیں۔

I have created a webring for Urdu bloggers. The purpose is to collect a list of all blogs which are written in Urdu (partially like this one or fully) in one place. Here is the home page for this webring. There is a link for the webring through which you can reach other Urdu weblogs down on the right sidebar.

Currently, there are three blogs on the ring, including Tuzk-e-Jalali by Jalal who has another blog in English and Urdu Blog by Umair Salam.

If you have a weblog where you post, even if ocassionally, in Urdu, please join the webring using the form on the Urdu blogs webring home page. Also, please spread the word about this webring.

میں نے اردو بلاگز کے لۓ ایک ویب رنگ بنایا ہے۔ اس کا مقصد ان تمام بلاگز کی فہرست جمع کرنا ہے جو اردو میں لکھے جاتے ہیں- میرے بلاگ کے دائیں طرف نیچے بھی اس ویب رنگ کا لنک ہے جہاں سے آپ دوسرے اردو بلاگ جا سکتے ہیں-

ابھی اس رنگ میں تین بلاگ ہیں- تزک جلالی جلال کا بلاگ ہے- وہ انگریزی میں بھی لکھتا ہے- عمیر سلام انٹرنیٹ کا پہلا اردو بلاگر ہے-

اگر آپ اپنے بلاگ پر کبھی بھی اردو میں لکھتے ہیں تو اس ویب رنگ میں ضرور شامل ہوں- میں آپ کا مشکور ہوں گا اگر آپ اس اردو بلاگز کی فہرست کا ذکر اور لوگوں سے بھی کریں-

Presidential Endorsement

Since today is Super Tuesday and there is a primary here in Georgia, may be I should go ahead and endorse somebody. There are obviously a few caveats:

  • I am a New Jersey resident, so I can’t vote in Georgia. And the Jersey primary isn’t till June 8.
  • Who am I kidding? I am not even a US citizen. So no vote for me.

Still, that can’t stop me from endorsing someone. So here goes:

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Walking on Campus

A Photographic walk through the Georgia Tech campus…

Georgia Tech

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Satanic Theater

I have finally found the perfect theater for watching The Passion of the Christ.

Tickets at one movie theater screening Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” are being deemed decidedly unholy.

The number 666, which many Christians recognize as the “mark of the beast,” is appearing on movie tickets for Gibson’s film at a Georgia theater, drawing complaints from some moviegoers.

The machine that prints tickets assigned the number 666 as a prefix on all the tickets for the film, said Gary Smith, owner of the Movies at Berry Square in northwest Georgia. The 666 begins a series of numbers that are listed below the name of the movie, the date, time and price

[…]In the Bible, the book of Revelation says 666 is the “number of the beast,” usually interpreted as Satan or the Antichrist.

Several patrons have made comments about the numbers, and one person who was uncomfortable having 666 on her ticket asked for a pass to be substituted for a ticket.

“A lot of people have asked what the numbers mean, some said it seemed odd, some said it was inappropriate,” said theater employee Erica Diaz.

All I have to do is to drive about 60 miles northwest to Rome, GA to see not only the movie but these interesting people too.

No Saudi Visit for Us

Via Brian’s Study Breaks, it seems that the Saudis are doing what they do best.

Saudi Arabia is barring visits by Jews after launching a new visa scheme to try to attract more tourists. The Saudi tourism department website said tourist visas would not be issued to Israeli passport holders or Jews.

Earlier this month, it began a drive to attract more foreign visitors by issuing visas to non-Muslim tourists for the first time. It has traditionally only issued visas for work purposes, officially-approved visits and pilgrimage to Mecca.

There has not previously been an explicit ban on Jews travelling to Saudi Arabia, though people with Israeli passports or with Israeli stamps in their documents, have not been allowed in.

A page on the Supreme Commission for Tourism website originally said visas would not be issued to Israeli passport holders or those with a passport containing an Israeli stamp; “those who don’t abide by the Saudi traditions concerning appearance and behaviours”; “those under the influence of alcohol”; or “Jewish people”.

The page was later amended, removing details of the restrictions.

That is clear and open anti-semitism and par for the course for the Saudis.

I have dropped Saudi Arabia from the list of countries we would like to visit one day. Granted it was at number 80 or so on that list. Having a restriction against Jews is unconscionable.

The Saudi Commission for Tourism website had this cryptic explanation:

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s visa regulations are available at the Kingdom’s Consulates. When erroneous information was noticed on SCT’s website, it was removed. SCT regrets any inconvenience this may have caused.

برائن سے مجھے پتہ چلا کہ سعودی حکومت اپنے کرتوتوں سے باز نہیں آ سکتی۔ بی بی سی کے مطابق سعودی عرب اب غیرمسلموں کو بھی سیر و سیاحت کے لئے ویزا دے گا- مگر اس اجازت سے کچھ لوگ مستثنی ہوں گے: اسرائیلی پاسپورٹ کے حامل اشخاص، جن کے پاسپورٹ پر اسرائیلی ویزا کی مہر ہے، وہ لوگ جو لباس وغیرہ میں سعودی طور طریقوں کا لحاظ نہیں کر سکتے، جو شراب کے نشے میں ہوں یا یہودی لوگ۔

یہ فہرست سعودی کمیشن براۓ سیاحت کے ویب سائٹ پر موجود تھی- مگر اب وہاں نہیں ہے۔

یہ سعودی حکومت کی یہودیوں سے نفرت کا ایک اور نمونہ ہے۔

یہ خبر سن کر میں نے فیصلہ کیا ہے کہ میں سعودی عرب کو ان ملکوں کی فہرست سے نکال رہا ہوں جہاں ہم کسی دن جانے کا ارادہ رکھتے ہیں۔ اس سے پہلے بھی سعودی عرب اس فہرست میں بہت پیچھے تھا۔