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'Hope' is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—

And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—

I've heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me.

-Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)
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u know ive such a big story of my life n when i see anything that says hope makes me feel safe n a little better so thanks bcos u surely brought hope to me with this ..........hope god bless u ... tooo 
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Ten years. Feels like a millennium. The longing; agonising. Love, as boundless as the universe. Hate- more intense than love. You'll read this tragic story of betrayal and move on, but this is real. The pain is real. I used to believe in real life fairytales. But my faith was shattered. My name is Taara and I'll tell you my story.

Shayan and I shared a unique bond. We fell in love when we were 17. It took us one year. But we never talked in that time. We didn't text, or chat. or write letters or look at each other. We sat across each other in the school cafeteria, defying the magnetic pull to fall into each other's arms. We wrote stories.

The first time I wrote a story during lunch and scrunched the sheet up, he picked it up, read it and continued my story on a sheet of his own, then scrunched it up for me to pick up later. And thus, together, we began writing a story about a prince and a princess and their adventures. I wrote one part then he wrote one part. With each scrunched up sheet I eagerly picked up, I discovered more and more about him, until I knew him like I knew my skin. We poured all our dreams, hopes and fears into our story. The Prince and princess weren't the perfect couple. They fought, they were torn apart and sometimes had to trust each other to make it through. Before we ended our story, Shayan had to leave. We both cried and said we loved each other. We made promises to get back together.

I was so stupid. I waited for six years, then got engaged to my cousin who loves me. I still kept those wrinkled pages. Pages he's touched and written on. Ten years later, the book "Golden Promises" written by Shayan Akhtar became the bestseller. I hoped it wasn't him because our story was in there...and he gave the prince and princess a happy ending. He dedicated it to "my one and only love, my Najma." I broke when I saw his face in an interview, how he trashed our pure love like that.

It hurt too much. I sued him, using those once treasured pages as evidence. On live TV, I told my part of the story and shamed him. But that's not why I hate myself more than I love him. I found a scrunched up paper on my doorstep today. This was written on it-

You should have known. You were lost. I wrote the story because it was the only way to find you. I thought you knew me. Remember when everyone told the princess that her prince betrayed her? Remember what she did? She didn't believe them. She fought with him. Najma is a special star. You were my special star, my taara. Now I realise you're not my princess. She would have had faith in me. You betrayed yourself. You're the reason fairy tales aren't true.

You will never find me again,

Shayan

Please spread the message and let Shayan know I'm sorry. I broke my engagement but I hope it's not too late.

#FindShayan #ILoveShayan #FairytalesAreTrue #ShayanPleaseComeBack #TrueStory

P.S He didn't write her real name in the dedication because in the Asian society they lived in, she would have been subjected to a lot of scorn and ill treatment from her community and may have lost her respect due to that.
And, "taara" means star in Urdu and in Arabic, "Najma" is the name of a special star that shines most in the midst of many stars surrounding it.
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What's your most favourite story? It could be a film or a book, Here is my VERY much shortened list of books that have stories close to my heart, books that I absolutely LOVE and could read over and over and over again. I'm also excluding all the fairy tales and TV shows I love. I hadn't even started on movies.

Why do we lose ourselves in the fictional world? Escapism from our mundane reality could be one reason. Experiencing what we could have had in another world. The excitement, the adventure, the thrill. Sometimes, we want to relate- to know we're not the only ones because I, and I'm sure many who like to immerse themselves believe that those protagonists or even the villains are out there, out of the billions who live, have lived and would live. We can get inspired by what those characters do during a hard time. We can learn some harsh or truths about life and the world through one of the most major means- stories.

Have you ever been able to relate to a character in a story? Has it inspired you?
Has a story made you laugh?
Has it made you cry?

So what keeps you engrossed in a story? What makes it special? Why do you read/watch
stories?


Truth is stranger than fiction.

Here are some of my most favourite quotes about stories.

"Fiction is the true inside the lie." - Stephen King.

“Fiction has been maligned for centuries as being "false," "untrue," yet good fiction provides more truth about the world, about life, and even about the reader, than can be found in non-fiction.”
― Clark Zlotchew

_ “The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their_ stories.”
― C.G. Jung

“That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth €isn't sufficient for the truth.”
― Tim O'Brien

“Novels arise out of the shortcomings of history.”
― Novalis (Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg)

"We're all stories, in the end.”
― Steven Moffat

Read on!

#WorldBookDay

Okay okay one last one!

"Just because it's in your head, Harry, doesn't mean it's not real"
-Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter (I didn't copy/paste it)



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+Aalia Khan Yousafzai Well, then think about the Bible: Most of the persons you meet there have Hebraic, Roman or Greek names. Now take an English Bible: Not "Johannes, Markus, Lukas, Matthäus." Nope: John, Mark, Luke and Mathew... and you certainly know who Isa Ben Maryam is...
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Do aliens exist? I'll prove they do! I'm sleepy and delirious and I'll probably delete this post later but if you are a homo sapien, you will keep reading and you will not respond. Just a plus one will do. The nature of my experiment is to find proof that aliens who cannot even read try to communicate with us humans through my posts! What they say may not make sense to you. It seems unintelligible, random and sublime but this is big, people, it's big. You're lucky enough to observe this mind blowing experiment. They will say standard things they've learned that humans say, like nice, hi, good night, agree and how are you and sometimes even I love you no matter what you say to them or ask of them. You get the gist. So I'm telling my fellow humans to not comment and let the aliens communicate.

LET THE EXPERIMENT BEGIN!
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Is it Justin Bieber? Twilight? E.L James? Rebecca Black? Miley Cyrus? One Direction? Imran Khan? Shaista Wahidi? Nemar? Is it people who have a way of life like mine? A race, or people following religion? It seems everybody these days passionately hates some things more than they love things they love. What trending hate are you taking part in?

I don't particularly support the people mentioned above(Although Twilight isn't a person but that's what people recognise more, not the author. I admire the author for getting published and dealing with the fame with humility. I HATE the books). But I realised that there was a time when people would follow the crowd because it seemed to be the right thing to do. Now, the most trending thing intellectuals are supposed to do is hate on something to prove their intellect.

I've seen people going blue in the face trying to disgrace the personalities they hate and people they hate based upon a preconceived view. They'll go to great lengths to prove their point. I've seen friendships broken because of this. People form Facebook hate groups and join forums where they discuss their hatred. They'll have virtual battles on the internet for days trying to prove their points. And it's these same haters who go with the tag line, #hatersgonnahate as if they don't care what others think whereas they are so pessimistic and abusive in an effort to show they don't care but such an attitude certainly doesn't come from indifference. It comes from caring too much. It comes from frustration and the need for finding a vent.

If you don't approve of something and it's not affecting your life, why would you go out of your way to show your hatred?

There are two kinds of haters- the guilty ones and the righteous ones. The righteous ones aee mentioned above. The guilty ones would hate Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, Lionel Messi, Taylor Swift, maybe even the ways of their own culture (love, love, love all these people and books by the way). But since it's wrong by the standards of the righteous haters, they won't express their opinions freely.
Is it wrong for someone to dislike a personality, or fantasy and dystopia or something that doesn't sit well with their conscience?

Coming to the huge Twilight fan base and the books inspired by it, is it wrong for insecure girls to find fanciful escapism in the books without being judged and having the book analysed to determine their psyche? If girls are insecure, it's because of bullies and haters exactly like these, using the word "insecure" at them like it's a foul word. Well, they don't know any other way to be themselves! So at least give them the privilege to enjoy someone's work (may it be a 1d song) if you can't be there for them for their good.

Stop being part of this endemic virus of hatred on planet earth.

One thing I found in common in all the righteous haters was narcissism, and egocentrism towards people they feel got unduly famous or people they think are stupid. To them, I'd say, take a break and enjoy all that you love in your life and let people enjoy all the bogus they want to enjoy and the good fortune that was bestowed upon them. Pity the stupid and try to help them instead of picking on them.

So, do you hate someone? And how do you deal with haters?
Hate and love are strong words. Use them carefully.

(Post inspired by the poll results from my last post and an argument I recently had with a hater)

P.S I hate Titanic and Lil Wayne.

Cheers!
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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR BIRTHDAY WISHES! This smile is for you as because of your wishes, my birthday was better than it could have been. I've been overwhelmed by all those greetings that came flooding in the moment the clock ticked twelve. Some of those wishes made my heart melt and if those who made my heart melt are reading this, they'd know I'm talking about them! 

It means a lot to me that I have the love, well wishes and prayers of so many people, so many friends across the world.  I know I can't mention you all here but some of my friends made an extra effort so some honourable mentions are due:

+Francis Anderson +Erlanque De Soleil +Mubeen Arshad +dëUs ëX MãçH¡ñã +Ghada Ibrahim +Aashir Shahid +Jack Sparrrow +Joseph Valdez +Ali Newaz Shah +Shahran Ali +Arvind Kumar +Wynona Gibson +UMAR FAROOQ +Zubair Talpur +Shafiq ur Rehman +Dan Radice +Johannes König +M. J. J. Namal Dias +Alia R +Johm thriller +RASHID IQBAL +Ayaz TheGuitarGuy +Guffi Siddiqui +Mahnoor Åhmåd 

Cheers and Salaams!
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Freakin' frozen lava! I DO NOT USE FACEBOOK SO IF YOU SEE SOMEONE PRETENDING TO BE ME, IT'S NOT ME. IT IS NOT MY PROFILE. REPORT IT. I ONLY USE G+.
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Happy Birthday to my dear, old friend +Erlanque De Soleil​ ! I know it's customary for me to maybe share a poem I wrote for him but sometimes even I get tired of being sentimental and lock my senti self up for a change, knowing that all those who care about me know about my internal emotional thunderstorms anyway.. So, Erlank, I'm having a virtual fancy dress party for you where everyone but you gets to come dressed as whoever they like. You get to be a Viking and I get to be Elsa from Frozen xD

Erlank, you're one of a kind, and very kind too, you're way too observant for your own good, you're the best friend anyone could have, you're sweet and smart and I'm proud and lucky to have had you in my life and as part of my family!

May every day of your life count, not just this day.

Have a great day!
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Kindling fires, dance around remains of once dreamed dreams:
Flames cast shadows, like the battle of two lovers.
Mingling ires, glance around echoes of once screamed screams,
Play like heroes like not brittle prayers of mothers.

From dying embers, hopeful wisps of grey swirl up.
What colour the bright sky is, above the bleak grey!
All vying colours, wistful, crisp as hay twirl up,
What honour the burned sigh brings, above the sweet day!

It blows, with secrets whispered, hushed, across the plains.
Plays with your skin, puffs your hair and rustles the leaves.
It slows, sweetest, listened, rushed across the waves,
Stays under sins, huffs and glares and brushes the tree.

A branch caught it. It sank into it, giving life.
And so the vines twined around the tree, vivid green.
It launched, sought it. It sang unto it, taking strife.
And oh, then entwined, surrounded the sheen, purple sheen.

Trellis bloomed, embraced the hard arches lovingly.
We shared the sun's heat in the bitter, cold winters.
Thunder boomed and graced our charred wishes soothingly.
Heat flared; the moon's sweet cool's better, oh my timber!

I'll cover you in lush colour, divine splendour.
And even if fire catches us in the drought,
Don't cower. You will hush, dear, you're mine forever,
And even if fire latches on you, I'll have fought.

And I am the minty mist, essence of burned dreams.
I burn bright beneath the sun, dance before the moon.
The sigh, the steamy gust, reminiscence, it seems.
Our burned breath beneath the sun, entranced by the gloom.

By: Aalia Khan Yousafzai

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How expressive are you? My theory is, we're all very expressive in our own ways and it can sometimes lead to misunderstandings or even hurt if the sentiments are not expressed well enough... or expressed too well.

Exposing feelings makes people feel vulnerable. At risk to be hurt or to hurt most of the time, insulted or disregarded. Our feelings are hidden so we feel safe, so we can wear the mask of bravery. But you know what real courage is? Letting it out. Anger, pain, grudges or the fear of not being accepted by the society or by someone - facing all of that, is real courage and not many people have it, so they hide in their shells or come out wearing the armour of lies or diplomacy. Maybe the reason you can't sleep well or have nightmares or a generally bad mood is because you are hiding and your brain can't accept it.

In the Western culture, every sentiment is meant to be vocalised even if it's not, and people see no issue in however which way their feelings are demonstrated with no regard to the person the feelings are expressed to. In the Asian culture, the motivation of never crossing the barrier of respect makes the ways of self expression very creative. If you don't like someone, you welcome them in your home and don't offer them tea. It's the BIGGEST offense to a guest in Pashtun culture and they'll get the signal loud and clear, and make an equally subtle yet powerful gesture to return the favour. It beats words any time and when words really are used, the speaker will be accompanied by pin drop silence.
If you want to show your love to someone, saying "I love you" is deemed as frivolous and demonstrating the love through actions, gestures and gifts is given value. I feel that actions speak louder than words indeed, and these actions, even if not consciously noted, have a profound effect on our well beings. When you talk about something too much, the words lose their value. When you wordlessly evoke feelings, it leaves a permanent imprint on your mind.

A woman's every action and gesture is an open declaration of her feelings. But men? They're taught to be strong and in control in order to be "manly" and this is why many relationships have gone to ruins. In an attempt to show their macho-ness, they either prove to be cold and indifferent or boring. Don't get me wrong. I don't prefer wimps or cheesy guys but I either see poker faces or arrogant faces with smiles that look more like smirks, or the overly cheesy ones. Then there are the few well balanced ones too but we can't deny that men are supposed to be all rough and tough to be attractive. Be open. Show your true self, and if your true self is rough and tough, it'll be seen more clearly through the openness.

Whether you're a man, woman or child, you need a way to connect to people. It could be an art you vent steam through, words or actions, expressions, body language that makes your true self shine for the world to see and appreciate. What is your means of expression?

Me? I write and have this creepy smile I give everyone. And when I'm upset, well, the creepy smile is absent. Not hard to read me at all.

Express yourselves, be open, let go and embrace the love...and kick out jerks. Enjoy!

_Carpe Diem!_
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What's your reaction? Do you get jealous or demotivated whenever when you hear stories of the cancer kid getting straight As and a distinction or a taxi driver or college dropout becoming a millionaire? What's your reaction?

He/she just got LUCKY!
Or,
I don't have the time resources or ability to get to that level... don't compare me with them!
Or,
Yeah...positive thinking...sure. Got my hopes so high, I fell from the same height. Blind faith in dreams coming true isn't for normal people.
Or,
Yeah! I'm so inspired to make my own dream come true!

Is it just luck that's with successful people? Does luck only get to the positive thinkers? Because come on, pessimism is more about realism than negativity.

Latest research by Professor Richard Wiserman, University of Hetfordshire proposes that attracting good luck is all about the right attitude and being concerned about your problems instead of worried so that you focus on finding a solution and not on the problem itself. A good attitude doesn't give us good luck, because good luck, according to popular belief, is just an attitude that makes us realise opportunities that could lead us to our dreams. The findings are still inconclusive.

Yet, two people I know of are highly negative and the opposite happens with them each time. Is it their faith in this process or true pessimism and good luck?

So what makes our dreams come true? I'll tell you what I feel is true. Perseverance. Your dreams come true if you're desperate enough to gladly work hard and dedicate your life to them, if you take every possible risk, suffer every possible loss while making it come true while at the same time, never letting go of all the other things that matter.

What's more important than making dreams come true? Making sure you live. You can't enjoy working towards your goals or even getting the fruit of your hard work if you forget to be grateful for and enjoying all the several blessings in life, without having someone to enjoy it with

Now don't I sound contradictory? I talk about losing everything for the sake of a dream and also giving priority to things other than your yearning for success in whatever endeavour of yours. That's because when you're on the top and alone, or so occupied to the point of obsession, it's a hollow feeling- one you realise only then.
If you love what you do and manage to be successful in making your dream come true, you should be happy. No guilt over breaking your moral code. No hearts broken. And those who truly love you will be by your side in the end.

Has anyone ever inspired you? Some people who I truly admire who worked hard to make their plans succeed and rose from the ground to the sky are Prophet Muhammad (S), Dean Koontz, J.K Rowling, Oprah Winfrey and last but not the least, my parents (athough they might not entirely agree with me but I know where they started and where they are. It's amazing!)

None of these people gave me a map to success. There is no pathway to success. They taught me that. But there is a compass. That compass is your heart, your intuition.

Try. Just try, It's a hard climb but I'll meet you at the top.

Cheers!
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I'm a sports lover who also loves elegance, am an articulate person and an avid reader who loves to write and is quite spiritual and fun loving! I love science, I love to cook and I love to eat and being among people and even making the tiniest positive difference whenever possible because I prefer our auras and ambiance to be vibrant. Be nice with me and I'll be 10x as good to you- the best thing that ever happened to you. I'll keep you in my heart forever. If you mess with me, then I may forget you but as for you... well, you really don't wanna know that!

P.S many are under the impression that I live in Pakistan currently, which I did, for a while. They also think that I'm an Arab or Indian but to tell you all honestly, I'm originally from Afghanistan. 




And the anthologies in which my poetry has been published



I also write short stories and am currently working on a novel. None of my stories have been published and hardly any has been shared on social media...


Still, no one has succeeded in this AS OF YET...
Without deleting the above while editing, I might just say that someone finally answered the question but that doesn't mean you can't give it a try ;)


The message I'm trying to spread, wanting everyone to know all about it-
 

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Education
  • Studies at home
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  • Roots College International
    2014 - 2015
  • Home-schooled all my life
    Learned many aspects of life, from religion to history and geography, to science, to cooking to sports and etiquette and most importantly- morality.
  • Then studied at ILM Nowshera
    2008 - 2009
  • BSM, Oman
    2011 - 2012
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Aalia Khan Yousafzai, also known as Pathan girl, Maasi Aloo, Kickmaar Khan, AK47, the Sweeto Devil and... that's about it...., ah, and my full name- Aalia Khan Ajmal Shahsawar Sarandaz Khan Yousafzai Barakhani Sikandar Afghan