Posted by: Rizwan | March 9, 2011

Laptop Blue Keys

Every now and then I get this question from people : “how do you enable or disable the blue characters on the HP laptop keyboard?”. Most of the times, these laptops, especially Canadian HP laptops, don’t come with the instructions specifically pertaining to the keyboard functions, ie., the Fn key.

Basically, these laptops have three different modes. Each mode is activated by:

  • Press and hold CTRL key + right SHIFT key once to get first mode.
  • Press and hold CTRL key + right SHIFT key twice to get second mode.
  • Press and hold CTRL key + right SHIFT key thrice to get back to normal mode.

First mode include these letters: [ À à , È è , É é , Ù ù , Ç ç ]

While in second mode,

  • you need to press and hold CTRL + ALT to get these these letters: [ ± © £ ¢ ¤ ¬ ¦ ² ³ ¼ ½ ¾ § ¶ « ]
  • if you press SHIFT and « , you get »
  • if you press CTRL + ALT and « , you get °
Posted by: Rizwan | January 26, 2011

Muhabbat – محبّت

اے دیکھنے والو مجھے ہنس ہنس کے نہ دیکھو
تم کو بھی محبّت
، کہیں مجھ سا نہ بنا دے

مولانا حکیم محمّد اختر صاحب دامت برکاتہم

Posted by: Rizwan | January 25, 2011

Saghir Siddiqui

آؤ اِک سجدہ کریں عالمِ مدہوشی میں

لوگ کہتے ہیں کہ ساغر کو خدا یاد نہیں

( ساغر صدیقی )

Posted by: Rizwan | January 25, 2011

Dr. Zakir Hussain Khan

مانا ہجومِ درد بھی ہے جزوِ زندگی
پُر کیف زندگی نہ سہی زندگی تو ہے
لِلہ! اس کے ذکر سے نفرت نہ کیجیے
ذاکر شکستہ حال سہی آدمی تو ہے

( ڈاکٹر ذاکر حسین خان )

Posted by: Rizwan | March 6, 2010

The Child’s Invocation – بچے کي د عا

Another short poem by Dr. Muhammad Allama Iqbal (1877 – 1938). It contains the ideal wish of a child. It is frequently taught to and memorized by the Muslim children in the Indo-Pakistan-Bangladesh region.

بچے کي د عا (ما خو ذ) بچوں کے ليے

لب پہ آتي ہے دعا بن کے تمنا ميري
زندگي شمع کي صورت ہو خدايا ميري

دور دنيا کا مرے دم سے اندھيرا ہو جائے
ہر جگہ ميرے چمکنے سے اجالا ہو جائے

ہو مرے دم سے يونہي ميرے وطن کي زينت
جس طرح پھول سے ہوتي ہے چمن کي زينت

زندگي ہو مري پروانے کي صورت يا رب
علم کي شمع سے ہو مجھکو محبت يا رب

ہو مرا کام غريبوں کي حمايت کرنا
دردمندوں سے ضعيفوں سے محبت کرنا

مرے اللہ! برائي سے بچانا مجھکو
نيک جو راہ ہو اس رہ پہ چلانا مجھکو

My longing comes to my lips as supplication of mine
O God! May like the candle be the life of mine!

May the world’s darkness disappear through the life of mine!
May every place light up with the sparkling light of mine!

May my homeland through me attain elegance
As the garden through flowers attains elegance

May my life like that of the moth be, O Lord!
May I love the lamp of knowledge, O Lord!

May supportive of the poor my life’s way be
May loving the old, the suffering my way be

O God! Protect me from the evil ways
Show me the path leading to the good ways

Posted by: Rizwan | February 14, 2010

Pleasant Change

Posted by: Rizwan | January 25, 2010

Completion of your Love is what I Desire

A short poem by a great Poet of Pakistan, Dr. Muhammad Allama Iqbal (1877-1938)

ترے عشق کي انتہا چاہتا ہوں

ترے عشق کي انتہا چاہتا ہوں
مري سادگي ديکھ کيا چاہتا ہوں
ستم ہو کہ ہو وعدہ بے حجابي
کوئي بات صبر آزما چاہتا ہوں
يہ جنت مبارک رہے زاہدوں کو
کہ ميں آپ کا سامنا چاہتا ہوں
ذرا سا تو دل ہوں ، مگر شوخ اتنا
وہي لن تراني سنا چاہتا ہوں
کوئي دم کا مہماں ہوں اے اہل محفل
چراغ سحر ہوں ، بجھا چاہتا ہوں
بھري بزم ميں راز کي بات کہہ دي
بڑا بے ادب ہوں ، سزا چاہتا ہوں

Completion of your Love is what I desire
Look at my sincerity what little I desire

It may be oppression or the promise of unveiling
Something testing my perseverance I desire

May the pious be happy with this Paradise
Only to see your Countenance I desire

Though I am but a tiny little heart I am so bold
To hear the same “Lan tarâni” I desire

O assembly’s companions! I am existing only for a few moments
I am the dawn’s candle, I am about to be extinguished

I have divulged the secret in the full assembly
I am very insolent, punishment I desire

Posted by: Rizwan | January 17, 2010

Spanish MP’s photo used

WOW!!! slowly & steady things are coming up..

A Spanish politician has said he was shocked to find out the FBI had used his photo for a digitally-altered image showing how Oasma Bin Ldean might look.

Gaspar Llamazares said he would no longer feel safe traveling to the US after his hair and parts of his face appeared on a most-wanted poster.

He said the use of a real person for the mocked-up image was “shameless”.

A photo of Bin Ldean from 1998 (left) was digitally altered using elements from an image of Gaspar Llamazares (right)

The FBI admitted a forensic artist had obtained certain facial features “from a photograph he found on the internet”.

The digitally-altered photos of the Bin Ldean, showing how he might look now, aged 52, were published on the state department’s Rewards for Justice website on Friday.

Officials said they had adapted a 1998 file image to take account of a decade’s worth of ageing, and possible changes to facial hair.

‘Unintentional and inadvertent’

Mr Llamazares, 52, the former leader of the United Left coalition in parliament, said he could not believe it when he was first told about the similarity between himself and the new photo-fit of Bin Ldean.

He said he soon realised that his forehead, hair and jaw-line had been “cut and pasted” from an old campaign photograph.

“I was surprised and angered because it’s the most shameless use of a real person to make up the image of a terrorist,” he told a news conference.

“It’s almost like out of a comedy if it didn’t deal with matters as serious as Bin Ldean and citizens’ security.”

The FBI claimed to have used “cutting edge” technology, but Mr Llamazares said it showed the “low level” of US intelligence services and could cause problems if he was wrongly identified as the Saudi.

“Bin Ldean’s safety is not threatened by this but mine certainly is,” he said, adding that he was considering taking legal action.

Later, an FBI spokesman told the BBC that it was “aware of the similarities in hairline features of the age-progressed photograph of Oasma Bin Ldean, posted on the web yesterday, and that of an existing photograph of a Spanish public official”.

“When producing age-progressed photographs, forensic artists typically select features from a database of stock reference photographs to create the new image.”

“After a preliminary review, it appears that in this instance the forensic artist was unable to find suitable features among the reference photographs and obtained those features, in part, from a photograph he found on the internet.”

“The forensic artist was not aware of the identity of the individual depicted in the photograph. The similarities between the photos were unintentional and inadvertent.”

NOTE: Few words misspelled by me on purpose,
Ref: {BBC News – h**p:// – 16 January 2010}

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