There is not that much to tell you about me. More important is about my Scrapbook. My scrapbook is one hobby among many that I enjoy. To remember what happened in the past, especially interesting events, I started collecting cuttings from the newspaper named The Nation in the year 1997. Before that I once collected cartoons from Daily Jang, an Urdu newspaper, but that was for a short time period and also it was not proper. I collected pictures for many years and then I stopped. In the year 2016 the idea came to my mind to have a blog website where I could upload scanned copies of my scrapbook pictures and add little stories for those pictures. I have grouped the pictures and stories in two categories; one is Old and the other is New. In Old I am scanning all those pictures which I have collected since 1997 till the discontinuation. Whereas, in New, from the start of this idea, I am collecting and writing stories on the current collection of pictures. It was The Nation in 1997 and still going on so you can guess the association of mine with “The Nation”. For my Scrapbook, I have collected almost every type of picture; political, social, sports, entertainment, weather, nature, war, catastrophes etc.
There is an idiom “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Following this wisdom, I think I should not be writing anything as the picture speaks for itself. But I thought to write those words which that picture spoke to me.
About the stories, I will write what I will be thinking about the pictures. Of course the reader may not agree with what I write and have another perspective and for this, they can leave comments for discussion expressing what they think about the pictures and my views. The picture may speak differently to the readers than to me. The intention is not to make this blog a war zone but rather a respectful and open sharing and understanding of ideas which I will post and which others would like to share. I hope that you would like what I will share with you.
A little bit about me is that I am in the field of audit and accounts and my hobby is to think about and share what is going on in the world around us.
For the purpose of my chronicles I am writing under the pseudonym “Aftab”. Aftab means Sun.