Apr 11 2012

“Aa tujhay main gungunana chahta hoon” – Qateel

Posted by Knonie

Apnay honton pay sajana chahta hoon
Aa tujhay main gungunana chahta hoon

Koi aansu teray daaman pay gira kar
Boond ko moti banana chahta hoon

Barh gayi is hadd talak bay-aitamadi
Tujh ko tujh say bhi chhupana chahta hoon

Thak gaya main kartay kartay yaad tujh ko
Ab tujhay main yaad aana chahta hoon

Jo bana baa’is meri nakamion ka
Main ussi k kaam aana chahta hoon

Chhaa raha hai saari basti par andhera
Roshni ko ghar jalana chahta hoon

Phool say paikar tou niklay bay-murrawat
Pathron ko aazmana chahta hoon

Reh gayi thi kuch kami ruswaion main
Phir Qateel uss dar pay jana chahta hoon

– Qateel Shifai


Mar 19 2012

That’s how my old friends define Knonie…

Posted by Knonie

I moved to a different phase when I was admitted to UET Lahore in 1998. There I got a chance to understand so much about life and people. Probably that’s the time when I actually started to realise the fact that I am free. I got some really amazing friends during and after that time. Then internet came along, and most of us got stuck to online UETian Forum and Orkut to discuss various things all the time which helped everyone become more familiar with each other. During all this time, these are some of the friends who took me the way I am, and appreciated me for who I am.  I’m very lucky to have friends like them and I’m sure not everyone gets this privilege to get this much love and respect from his friends. It feels great to see all of them doing great in their lives now. I’m sharing the testimonials they wrote for me some 8 years ago, and see how they looked at me…

Advertise Anywhere, © Knonie

Sherry [Ambarene]:

HE is a kind of person who can make you believe that rainbow has more than seven colours. ‘MAGICIAN’ as I call him, always there whether you need him or not, person with very wild ideas, can talk on anything. HE loves stuff toys, is careless, drinks Mountain Dew, wear Levi’s… aur jab aap insay agree nahi kerain gay tou koi ma’arfat ki aisii baat kerain gay k banda chup hojata hai, kion k akser ko tou samajh nahi aati aur jo samajh jatay hain woh….genius hotay hain 😀

(29 Sept 2004)

Hasan Tanvir:

K-nonie bahi… He is an Artist…. A complete artist… Man who can do anything to please you …. He loves smiles… I have learned a lot from him… and one thing I would like to say about his eyes:) “teri ANKHON kay siwa duniya main rakha kia hai”

and he is very ZIDDI like we all SCORPIONS are… but believe me he cares a lot about his friends, but he is very afraid of EXAMZ… even we all begged him to take the EXAMZ!!! Khair he is human too kia hua jo artist hai to… He believes in his dreams…..and yes there will be a Day insha Allah… when we all [DEW TEAM] will make “DHOOM”… May Allah be with you ….!!! I know He is your best friend……;)

(15 Dec 2004)

Ahmed Faraz:

Knonie! He’s a darling, everyone loves him, and so do I.

He can do anything, he can be anything, he thinks he’s a god. Artist, designer, musician, singer, but not a civil engineer. He lives in his own world of dreams and morals. Highly imaginative and optimistic. He has that conviction and faith which can make “mountains move”, the way he followed his dreams and priorities against all odds is evident of this. Thats why he sometimes seems stubborn but he’s really sweet and helpful.

Nonie loves to socialize, you will always find him surrounded by new and interesting people, he has a big fan following; a celebrity in making 😉 Due to his social life I’ve met very nice people. I’ve known Nonie for a long time, spent time together wandering aimless late nights in university days, discussing philosophy, arts, music, movies.

Nonie has always been a source of inspiration for me.

Caution: Nonie can be highly addictive, take him in small doses.

(27 Jan 2005)

Samerene:

knoodles… as I call him… someone very difficlt to understand but very easy to be with… who is always there to listen… who has veryyyyyyyy different views about everythng… batain buhut mushkil karta hai aur manta bhi nahi k woh mushkil hain… Someone who is not just frnd.

(21 Jun 2005)

Cashif:

AHMED , mostly known as KNONIE… I know him from the last seven and half years. A long time to judge and understand a person. I’ve seen him changing, evolving and propagating…

He is a god of many things, needs no degrees or recognition from any institute as he is an institute himself. People learn from him. I also learnt a lot in our relationship.

He has a quality to attract people. Wherever he goes, a gathering is formed giving him a pivotal status. This is because he knows something about everything.

Long live KNONIE

(28/29 Oct 2005)

Asad:

Ladies & Gentlemen, whoever amongst you haven’t met Knonie yet, you haven’t lived half your life (mercifully!!!).

Knonie bhai is the most unpredictably sweet person I have ever met (equally obnoxious at the same time). We never shared any likes & dislikes. His likes are his own, like K***** & T*****, painting, sketching, web design etc. etc. etc .etc. and yes of course, just being obnoxious, his most noteworthy trait. But still we share a lot, which is, as knonie puts it, the Scorpian Nature.

(29 Oct 2005)

Kashif:

Thought Changer – Life Changer.

(6 Dec 2005)

Ucheee [Usman]:

Ahh… What shall I say now. I’m always degrading his work, always taunting him to make him as ordinary as we are. Always saying bad words about him on his face but still I don’t know why I praise him so much when he is not around. He looks like my elder brother in his appearance but he is a hell much better than him in every aspect. I don’t respect many people but he is the one I respect by my heart :) He thinks he is perfect but he is just a kid, he couldn’t be better than me ;)…You can call him an angel, because he’ll be there for you always, but he doesn’t work for free. Prefers Relationship over everything that’s why he likes those guys who are nicer to him, unlike me :)…

He knows how to talk with his mouth shut and knows how to make someone understand what he wants to say. If you spend your life searching for a Friend like him, that life wouldn’t be a wasted life :)… Words aren’t just enough to describe him. Waisay tou he is a Big Bonga but Artiyaan achi maar laitay hain ;).

I would say that I HATE THIS PERSON more than anything, and I mean it ;)… Hey Buddy stay like this forever, you look good this way… Best wishes for you and your Burhpapa{Future}…God Bless us All :)

(2 Feb 2006)

Fay:

She bites !

(16 Jun 2007)


Aug 26 2011

iQuit: Steve Jobs resigns…

Posted by Knonie

The man behind the iPod, iPhone, iTunes, iMovie, or simply Apple has resigned…
His Resignation Letter must have looked like this… 😛

Steve Jobs resigns iQuit - ©knonie


Aug 25 2011

Inspirational speech by Steve Jobs [of Apple] at Stanford University, 2005

Posted by Knonie

Today, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, and Pixar, resigned from his position. He’s perhaps the most loved figures in IT industry. His commencement speech at Stanford in 2005 is among my favourites. It tells the story of his struggle and how he lived up with failures and kept going on and on…

Check it out and you won’t regret these 14 minutes…

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

– Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005.

MacBook white, ©Knonie

[Full text of Stanford speech can be seen here!]


Aug 15 2011

The Red Fort of India appearing on Google logo…

Posted by Knonie

On 15th August 2011, Google displayed a doodle to celebrate India’s Independence Day, as shared below:

Google doodle for India independence day showing Laal Qila, Delhi, The Red Fort

A very vibrant doodle, showing a massive fort known as Laal Qila [The Red Fort] situated in Delhi, India. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th Century. Now a days, it’s a tourist attraction.


Jun 30 2011

Collection of Orkut Testimonials I have written to my friends in 2004-2006

Posted by Knonie

Dushman har koi--Sajjan koi koi. [So many enemies-- So fewer friends]Back during 2004-2006, I used Orkut, one of the social networking communities, and had a wonderful social networking experience. During that I even come to know many new nice people. Orkut profiles offered a place where friends can write testimonials about you.

Followed here are the testimonials I have written to my friends during that time. Read below and you’ll see how nice friends I have. It also tells a bit about my personality…

AmmO: (2/4/2006)

My Little Sis… My Childhood friend… Bachpan ki dost.

We talk a lot, discuss a lot, and share a lot. Ghar mein sab say ziada mairi issi say tou banti hai. We even use each other’s jackets and tops.

We converse about Books, Music, Movies, Psychology, Philosophy, Government, Culture, Behaviours, Trends, Medical, Science, Arts, Technology, Boys & Girls… and what not!

She’s a nice person… Peaceful at heart… Sensible, Sincere and a bit naively Innocent.

She’s imaginative as well as pragmatic in her approach towards life.

Always wishing her the best of everything!
:-)

Love You!


Shuja Ahmad: (2/10/2006)

Shuja is one of the loveliest people I know.

My little friend…
My Rocky…
My younger brother…
My cute cuddly teddy…

I sometimes complain why God has sent me on Earth so many years earlier, otherwise, we both must be sharing PS2, talking about our favourite wrestling stars, or simply playing with pet doggies. Even having some considerable age difference, he’s a great companion. He shares so many things with me… we discuss about various stuff and enjoy a lot.

We both like Chocolates & Sweets; we both don’t like Pokémon… that’s why, we both are cool!!!

I really love his way of talking… so sweet. His innocent ways and straight-forward style of saying things is another trait I admire. This person really makes me happy. Sometimes he laughs, in fact, laughs out loud at some little joke I crack, and that’s the best part.

And in the end, a prayer that may God always keep you in His special protection, and may you always smile!!!


Fawad Raza: (7/8/2006)

My sweet cousin…

Soft natured, friendly attitude… A loving person.

Being my family member, I know him quite closely. We were good friends when we were young, but now, we are buddies.

This person is full of fun… always having interesting stories to share.

And yes, he’s a music freak. His choice is superb… great classical Rock… Continue reading


Jun 21 2011

Play, Record and Listen Guitar on Google logo to celebrate Les Paul’s Birthday

Posted by Knonie

Those who have a considerable know-how of Electric guitars know Les Paul, the pioneer of solid-body electric guitar. On 9th June, Google celebrated his 96th birthday by offering an interactive doodle logo. You can either use mouse or keyboard to play the strings. Use the record button to record what you play. After clicking Stop, you will see a URL of your recorded track which can be used to listen it again or to share your track with others. Isn’t it creative!!!

Here’s what Google has to say: We’re thrilled so many of you jammed out on our Les Paul doodle — recording 5.1 years worth of music in 48 hours — so we’ve carved out a permanent spot in the display case for our doodle guitar. Rock on!

Click here to Play Les Paul Guitar on Google



Jun 18 2011

Tried the NEW Google image search using some photos. Interesting results!

Posted by Knonie

Google has recently announced searching without entering words. All you need to do is upload an image from your device, or from some website, and you’ll get results.

I uploaded my photo to see what will I get and I was surprised to see how quickly it displayed the results. All photos were portraits, and they were visually so similar to my portrait photograph including the overall composition and color tones.

Check it out:

Google image search screen-shot

And then I used a photo of a chameleon among green foliage and I was again surprised to see the overall resemblance on the images in results, in terms of color tones and overall composition.

Google image search- Chameleon

Google guys are really working hard!!!


Jun 12 2011

Tips attacked Facebook!!! Pakistani users Rock!!!

Posted by Knonie

During last few months, I came across some typographically composed images titled Bro Tip being shared on Facebook. That appeared to be some kind of regular series that publish such one-liners and call them Brotip. Due to its popular theme about young guys, that made it even more famous among most of the Facebook users.

Brotip #719. ©www.brotipshq.com

After around a week or so, a title named “Sistip” got my attention, and I thought here it is the female version of Brotip.

This thing appeared as a hit idea, so many people started using it, and during the last week, Facebook is all full of pages for tips having different categories. And one thing I noticed is that almost all of those new pages seem to be managed by Pakistani Users, that further shows how witty and creative a Pakistani Mind is.

And then we saw a flood of Tips like:

  • Burger Tip
  • Punjabi Tip
  • Paki Tip
  • Lahoritip
  • PindiTip
  • Mofo tip
  • Hoe tip
  • Memon Tip
  • UETtip
  • Beacon Tip
  • Launda Tip
  • Maila Tip
  • Potty Tip, etc.

Continue reading


May 13 2011

Potty Years Plucky Duck – A cute little episode full of childhood innocence

Posted by Knonie

Here’s one sweet and cute episode featuring Plucky Duck as a child star during potty-training days…
Lovely!!!


May 5 2011

“Facebook is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented” – Julian Assange, Wiki Leaks

Posted by Knonie

facebook-security-knonie

“Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented. Here we have the world’s most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations and the communications with each other, their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to US intelligence. Facebook, Google, Yahoo – all these major US organizations have built-in interfaces for US intelligence. It’s not a matter of serving a subpoena. They have an interface that they have developed for US intelligence to use.

Now, is it the case that Facebook is actually run by US intelligence? No, it’s not like that. It’s simply that US intelligence is able to bring to bear legal and political pressure on them. And it’s costly for them to hand out records one by one, so they have automated the process. Everyone should understand that when they add their friends to Facebook, they are doing free work for United States intelligence agencies in building this database for them.”

– Julian Assange, of Wiki Leaks
Interview: http://rt.com/news/wikileaks-revelations-assange-interview/


Apr 30 2011

How Jeans are made- A short documentary

Posted by Knonie

Denim is perhaps the most desired fabric and jeans if the most favourite apparel among many. From the process of gathering cotton to creating a pair of jeans, there involve various steps. All the main stages of how jeans are made are shown in the video below.

What a wonderful piece of information…


Apr 19 2011

Kuch tou loug kahain gay, Kishore’s song sung by Knonie

Posted by Knonie

I love music, I love singing, and most of the times I sing to myself, apart from singing among friends circle sometimes. Lately, I recorded my vocals using a karaoke track [digital music of the song without vocals]. I was only doing some recording check, so I thought I should share it with others. It’s a raw version, and only a short clip of the audio song.

For those who don’t know, this song is originally sung by Kishore Kumar, for the movie “Amar Prem“, and it is composed by S.D Burman.


Mar 12 2011

“Still” by Alanis Morissette– Dedicated to Japan 2011 quake victims

Posted by Knonie

A worst Earthquake hit Japan yesterday, 11th March, 2011, having a magnitude of 8.9 on Richter Scale.

I dedicate this song by Alanis Morissette, and pray that may God bless them all…

Song info:

Title: Still (Acoustic, Vancouver Sessions)
Artist: Alanis Morissette
Album: Download to Donate-Haiti, Music for Relief.

For lyrics, visit this link