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Ek Alif

Here's inspiration, in the form of a soulful rendition of Baba Bulleh Shah's immensely deep poetry. Lyrics and translation (picked from the web) follow.

Parh parh ilm te faazil hoya
(You read to become all knowledgable)

Te kaday apnay aap nu parhya ee na
(But you never read yourself)

Bhaj bhaj warna ay mandir maseeti
(You run to enter your mosques and temples)

Te kaday mann apnay wich warya ee na
(But you never entered your own heart)

Larna ay roz shaitaan de naal
(Everyday you fight Satan)

Te kadi nafs apnay naal larya ee na
(But you never fight your own Ego)

Bulleh Shah asmaani ud-deya pharonda ay
(Bulleh Shah you try grabbing that which is in the sky)

Te jera ghar betha unoon pharya ee na
(But you never get hold of what sits inside yourself)

Bas kareen o yaar
(Stop it all my friend)

Ilm-oun bas kareen o yaar
(stop seeking all this knowledge my friend)

Ik Alif teray darkaar
(Only an Alif is what you need)

Bas kareen o yaar
(stop it all my friend)

Ilm-oun bas kareen o yaar…
(Stop seeking all this know…

World Cup Breaking News!!

News just coming in from the training camp of the Netherlands football team has sent the entire nation into a state of frenzied expectations. Long been regarded as one of the best teams to have never won the World Cup, this dramatic turn of events has thrown the pre-tournament betting odds for a toss. It can now be confirmed that all the major bookies have listed The Oranje as odds on favorite for the title. This despite the injury scare to the mercurial match-winner, Arjen Robben.

We can now bring you reactions to this breaking news from the players and coach of the team themselves:

"We knew we were a great team with some terrific players. But to win such a tournament, you need something extra. This news has convinced us that we have what it takes to win the World Cup" - Wesley Sneijder

"I was worried if I could go the whole tournament without injury. Now I have no doubt" - Robin Van Persie (Van 1)

"This news makes it unnecessary for me to motivate my players. I …