Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Nathia Gali


                       Nathia Gali

 Nathia Gali or Nathiagali (Pashto: نتھیا گلی‎, Urdu: نتھیا گلی‎) is a mountain resort town or hill station in Hazara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is a part of the Galyat range, where several hill-stations are situated, closely connected to each other, and with their names mostly ending in 'Gali'. Nathiagali is known for its scenic beauty, hiking tracks and pleasant weather, which is much cooler than the rest of the Galyat due to it being at a greater altitude. It is situated 34 kilometers at one hour's drive away from both Murree and Abbottabad, lying midway between these two places. The drive time from Islamabad is usually about two hours, unless there is a lot of traffic.


 Location of Nathia Gali union council (highlighted in red) within Abbottabad district 

During British rule Nathia Gali, then part of Abbottabad tehsil of Hazara District, served as the summer head-quarters of the Chief Commissioner of the (then) Peshawar division of the Punjab.The town along with Dunga Gali constituted a notified area under the Punjab Municipalities Act, 1891. The income in 1903-4 was Rs. 3,000, chiefly derived from a house tax, whilst expenditure was Rs. 1,900.The weather of Nathiagali remains cool, pleasant and foggy in Summers (1 May to 31 August). During the Monsoon season (1 July to 16 September), rain is expected almost every day. Cold winds start to chill the weather in Autumn. Winters (1 November to 28 February) are very cold and chilly. In December and January, heavy snowfall occurs here. The weather remains cold in Spring. Here most comfortable weather is the summer season.


 A beautiful hotel in Nathia Gali

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Nathia Gali town also serves as the administrative centre of Nathia Gali Union Council. It is today located in what is the Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At 2,500 m (8,200 ft), it is a popular tourist resort in the summer months. It is forested with pine,cedar,oak walnut and also oak and maple trees.
During the summer, Nathia Gali is relatively popular amongst tourists, but due to its limited size and availability of property, it is not thronged by as many people as the hill-station Murree, which is only an hour away, even though it has more to offer in terms of nature.

The Nathiagali region is home to various species of birds, insects, butterflies and other animals. The World Wildlife Fund has an office in the Galliat and has assisted in the breeding and reintroduction of the species of the near-extinct Common Hill Leopard in the forests of the Ayubia National park, right by Dungagali and Nathiagali. This area was thought to be a perfect habitat for them but according to local reports they frequently came out of the forest after cattle of the local villagers and were occasionally shot. Packs of pi-dogs which were previously considered to be a night-time menace can no longer be seen anywhere in the Galliat; it is thought that most have been killed by leopards. In the summer of 2006, several women were found dead in the deep valleys of Galliat with wounds from attacks. A large leopard was caught and eventually shot. His body has been stuffed and kept in the Dunga Gali Wildlife Museum, where he has been named the 'Ghost of Galyat'. However, despite their reputation, these leopards are rarely spotted.
Horses are a common sight during summer months and are offered to children and adults alike for rides at rates that are often negotiable. The common hill Rhesus Monkeys can often be seen. Previously known to be a little shy, they have reportedly become more aggressive in recent years. This may be due to increased interaction with tourists, who often tease these monkeys or try to catch them. Monkeys often come up to guesthouses and hotels in search of snacks and can be quite noisy and playful. Visitors are advised to sun their bedding on arrival to get rid of bed-bugs, and to keep repellants and pesticides for insects as these have a tendency to show up a lot, especially in old homes, and in the monsoon season.

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


      The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


 The fictional universe of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams is a galaxy-spanning society of interacting extraterrestrial cultures. The technological level in the series is highly advanced, though often unreliable. Many technologies in the series are used to poke fun at modern life.

Most of the technology mentioned in the series are products of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation, a decidedly inept company responsible for the design and creation of a wide range of robots and labour-saving devices, such as lifts, automatic doors, ventilation systems, and the infamous Nutrimatic Drink Dispenser. In the novel So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, the problem with all the corporation's products was summarised by the Guide:
It is very easy to be blinded to the essential uselessness of [their products] by the sense of achievement you get from getting them to work at all. In other words - and this is the rock solid principle on which the whole of the Corporation's Galaxy-wide success is founded - their fundamental design flaws are completely hidden by their superficial design flaws.
The only profitable division of the company is its Complaints division, which, according to the series, takes up all of the major landmasses on the first three planets in the Sirius Tau system. The theme song for the Complaints division is Share and Enjoy, and has since become the theme apparent for the company as a whole. The main office building and headquarters for the company was originally built to represent this motto, but due to bad architecture it sank halfway into the ground, leaving the upper halves of the motto's words to read in the local language "Go Stick Your Head in a Pig."
The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation invented a concept called Genuine People Personalities ("GPP") which imbue their products with intelligence and emotion. Thus not only do doors open and close, but they thank their users for using them, or sigh with the satisfaction of a job well done. Other examples of Sirius Cybernetics Corporation's record with sentient technology include an armada of neurotic elevators, hyperactive ships' computers and perhaps most famously of all, Marvin the Paranoid Android. Marvin is a prototype for the GPP feature, and his depression and "terrible pain in all the diodes down his left side" are due to unresolved flaws in his programming.
The Corporation is also mentioned in the radio serial of The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. They are also listed in the instructions to the Atari Jaguar game Alien vs Predator as a manufacturer of medical equipment.

Monday, February 17, 2014

iPhone 6 Concept Offers


                   iPhone 6 Concept Offers 


A new iPhone 6 concept has surfaced with yet another three model offering, opting for a blend of iPhone past, present and future with the iPhone Air, iPhone Pro and iPhone Air Mini.
The concept, designed by Ran Avni and Simone Evangelista, also features three thin 6mm titanium alloy cases in color options of chopper, titanium and slate. All three sixth-generation variants also come with a new version of TouchID that blends into the phone and iOS 8, which is imagined with an even more minimalistic look..

The designers' version of the Air Mini features a 3.5-inch display, 2GB RAM, a 2000 mAh battery and an Apple A7 CPU with a design that Concept-Phones notes is like a blend of the iPhone 3GS and the iPad Mini. The 4.7-inch iPhone Air model includes a new Apple 8 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 2,500 mAh battery, while the 5.5-inch iPhone Pro packs a specs list including an Apple A8, 4GB RAM, a 3,000 mAh battery and an improved graphic chip.
Three new iPhone 6 models seems unlikely, and a 3.5-inch model is doubtful to say the least considering Apple's reported intentions to add larger-screened phones to its lineup, rather than models smaller than the 4-inch options they currently offer. Don't be shocked if the iPhone 6 does release with names like the Air and Pro, though.
 A new iPhone 6 report has surfaced via South Korea's KDB Daewoo Securities, a reliable source considering its inside sources and accurate predictions offered up in the past, BGR reports.


The new report doesn't offer any major shockers based on previous rumors, except for one thing: software.
While just about all rumors and reports speculate that the sixth-generation Apple smartphone will release with iOS 8, the KDB report claims that the device will instead release with iOS 7.2, which seems unlikely given recent reports on iOS 8, according to BGR.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Dudipatsar lake ,Pakistan

 Dudiptsar Lake or Dudipat Lake is a lake encircled by snow clad peaks. Dudipatsar means "White Lake", because most of the year it is covered with ice. The word "dudi" means white, "pat" means mountains and "sar" means lake in Sanskrit, the language of natives before muslims invaded. This name has been given to the lake because of the white color of snow at surrounding peaks. In summer the water of the lake reflects like a mirror. The word "sar" is used with the name of each lake in the area, translating as 'lake.' It is due to its beauty that the Lake is well known as “Queen of Lakes “

 Location: Dudiptsar Lake or Dudipat Lake is located in Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park. The lake lies in the extreme north of the Kaghan Valley, in the Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in northern Pakistan. 

Best Time to Visit: The lake and park is accessible for four months of the year from June to late September. In the summer, when the mirror-like water reflects the scenery, visitors from different regions of the country and from abroad travel to enjoy the enchanting views. 

Geography: The lake's water is a beautiful greenish blue hue and very cold, at an elevation of 3,800 metres (12,500 ft). The surrounding mountains, with snow patches in the shady dales, average around 4,800 metres (15,700 ft) in elevation.
Access: The trail head for Dudipatsar is located at Besal, which is about an hours drive from the town of Naran. The road is accessible by cars and motorbikes. From Besal onwards visitors trek in vast alpine meadows to reach Dudiptsar Lake. The lake had an abundance of trout, but illegal fishing with dynamite and nets resulted in a sharp fish population decline. It is advised to not track it in snow, as it is an avalanche prone area. The 2005 Kashmir earthquake in North Pakistan made access more difficult. However since 2006 the Pakistan government has taken 'all steps' to restore tourism in the Kaghan Valley, including rebuilding and new tourism facilities and infrastructure.
Camping near Dudipatsar Lake or Dudipat Lake, in Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park:

  Dudipatsar Lake or Dudipat Lake  

Splendid view of Dudipatsar Lake or Dudipat Lake from near mountain:

 Dudipatsar Lake or Dudipat Lake

 Himalayan Snowcock can be found at Dudipatsar Lake or Dudipat Lake:

 Dudipatsar Lake or Dudipat Lake  

Lynx can be found at Dudipatsar Lake or Dudipat Lake:

 Dudipatsar Lake or Dudipat Lake  

 Snow Leopard can be found at Dudipatsar Lake or Dudipat Lake:

 Dudipatsar Lake or Dudipat Lake  

Distance to Dudipatar Lake :
  • From Baisal – 15km – 5 to 6 Hours.
  • From Naran – 62km – 9 Hours.
  • From Balakot – 148km – 12 Hours.                                                                                                  Journey Details: Leave early from Naran. Then go to Behsal (Besal) on Jeep. Its max. 2 hours journey. From Behsal its approx. 7-8 hours trek to Dudipatsar Lake. Here you can hire a guide as well as Horses. Guide will take around Rs. 2000/- per day & same for the horse. In the start of the trek there is a narrow way. A couple of glaciers also come on the way. Then path widens up. After approx. 6 hours trek comes "Mulla Ki Basti". A small village where you can get something to eat. But it is recommended to carry packed food with you. For here its approx. 2 hours further hike to Dudipatar Lake. Some people camp & relax here & go to the lake next morning. Some direct go to the lake & finally relax there. It is advisable to stay at Mulla ki basti and go to the lake next morning. From here 2 hours hike to the lake is relatively hard, because rocks are steep.   

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Culture of Pakistan


                   Culture of Pakistan

 The society and culture of Pakistan (Urdu: ثقافت پاکستان‎ — S̱aqāfat-e Pākistān) comprises numerous ethnic groups: the Punjabis, Kashmiris, Sindhis in east, Muhajirs, Makrani in the south; Baloch and Pashtun in the west; and the ancient Dardic, Wakhi, Baltistani and Burusho communities in the north. The culture of these Pakistani ethnic groups have been greatly influenced by many of its neighbors, such as the Turkic peoples, Persians, Arabs, and other South Asians, as well as the peoples of Central Asia and the Middle East.

 The region has formed a distinct unit within the main geographical complex of South Asia, the Middle East and Central Asia from the earliest times, and is analogous to Turkey's position in Eurasia.There are differences among the ethnic groups in cultural aspects such as dress, food, and religion, especially where pre-Islamic customs differ from Islamic practices. Their cultural origins also reveal influences from far afield, including China, Nepal, India, and eastern Afghanistan. All groups, however, show varying degrees of influence from Persia, Turkestan and Hellenistic Greece. Pakistan was the first region of South Asia to be fully impacted by Islam and has thus developed a distinct Islamic identity, historically different from areas further east.


Poetry is a highly respected art and profession in Pakistan. The pre-eminent form of poetry in Pakistan almost always originates in Persian, due in part to the long standing affiliation the region had with the Persian Empire. The enthusiasm for poetry exists at a regional level as well, with nearly all of Pakistan's provincial languages continuing the legacy. Since the independence of the country in 1947 and establishment of Urdu as the national language, poetry is written in that language as well. The Urdu language has a rich tradition of poetry and includes the famous poets Dr. Allama Iqbal (national poet), Mirza Ghalib, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Ahmad Faraz, Habib Jalib, Jazib Qureshi, and Ahmad Nadeem Qasimi. Apart from Urdu poetry, Pakistani poetry also has blends of other regional languages. Balochi, Sindhi, Punjabi, Seraiki, and Pashto poetry have all incorporated and influenced Pakistani poetry. Poetry in the form of marsia salam and naath is also very popular among many Pakistanis.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Faisal Mosque

Faisal Mosque
The Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan, located in the national capital city of Islamabad. Completed in 1986, it was designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay to be shaped like a desert Bedouin's tent.
It is situated at the north end of Faisal Avenue, putting it at the northernmost end of the city and at the foot of Margalla Hills, the westernmost foothills of the Himalayas. It is located on an elevated area of land against a picturesque backdrop of the Margalla Hills. This enviable location represents the mosque's great importance and allows it to be seen from miles around day and night.
The Faisal Mosque is conceived as the National Mosque of Pakistan and named after the late King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia, who supported and financed the project.
The largest mosque in South Asia, the Faisal Mosque was the largest mosque in the world from 1986 until 1993, when it was overtaken in size by the newly completed Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. Subsequent expansions of the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) of Mecca and the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (Prophet's Mosque) in Medina, Saudi Arabia, during the 1990s relegated Faisal Mosque to fourth place in terms of size.



The impetus for the mosque began in 1966 when the late King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz supported the initiative of the Pakistani Government to build a national mosque in Islamabad during an official visit to Pakistan.
In 1969, an international competition was held in which architects from 17 countries submitted 43 proposals. The mosque was designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay. Construction of the mosque began in 1976 by National Construction of Pakistan, led by Azim Khan and was funded by the government of Saudi Arabia, at a cost of over 130 million Saudi riyals (approximately 120 million USD today). King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz was instrumental in the funding, and both the mosque and the road leading to it were named after him after his assassination in 1975. The mosque was completed in 1986, and used to house the International Islamic University.
Many conservative Muslims criticised the design at first for its unconventional design and lack of a traditional dome structure, but most criticism ended when the completed mosque's scale, form, and setting against the Margalla Hills became evident.


 DAMAN  E  KOH is the most beautiful place in the world.Its means "BETWEEN THE HILLS".
Daman-e-Koh is a viewing point and hill top garden north of Islamabad and located in the middle of the Margalla Hills
It is about 2400ft from sea level and almost 500ft from the city of Islamabad. It is a popular destination for the residents as well as the visitors to the capital.


the night view of this place is very awesome.thousand of people from around the world visit this place.



In 2007, Capital Development Authority, under the leadership of Kamran Lashari further developed the viewpoint by upgrading the restaurant, widening the car-parking and providing other necessary facilities including electric-powered cars to facilitate access for tourists between northern and southern spots.