I put together a small infant stimulation toy for Fatma from BabyStrology.com. My nephew Waaiz used to have a toy like this in Dallas. So, inspired by that, I developed my own, based on card, printouts and some thread. I'm posting a couple of photos of the toy. Fatma seemed really fascinated with it. During the first few months of the infancy, she can see only high contrast such as black on white. Putting shapes in such high contrast helps her learn to focus, and perhaps even learn to differentiate between shapes. Later on, she will learn to recognize colors and we should have toys for her accordingly. I think the design of this toy could've been a lot simpler if I started with a cardboard circle, placed holes at six equidistant points and hung down the stimulation patterns from these holes. Three of these holes could be used to host the suspension strings to the roof. I did this toy without any rulers and this better design would've required a ruler for equidistant point placement. Plus, I'd have had to make extra efforts to ensure that the threads that the stimulation patterns hung from were equal length so that the toy wouldnt tilt to one side. Anyway, a little bit of engineering mechanics for Fatma there. If you need some schematics for this design, just drop me an email.
I had bet my friend that Inzamam wasnt getting the 22 he needs to break Miandad's highest score in test cricket by a Pakistani batsmen. Not only did Inzi live up to my expectations, so did the rest of the team. Good work boys! I wonder what Inzi will do in the second innings. Hmmm, I hope he does live up to my expectations again. Whatever the case, I can picture his dismissal. He'll stand there for a long time, starting at nothing, wondering why he got out, and then in the applause of the SA team, and perhaps that of the crowd as well, make his way to the pavilion. I doubt that he'll be able to end not out in the second innings. That's too much to expect from Pakistan team in test cricket for a long time to come.
Well, someone's angry at the Sindh CM's remarks. Come on, name me one person in the present setup who hasnt committed contempt of court. Take this one, for example. Between Durrani, Qusuri, Rasheed, and Sher Afgan, I cant decide who is the biggest joker.
One man is taking intiative. A friend of mine told me more than an year ago that a person who had bought these farm lands had gifted one to the President. I'm sure, looking at the above mentioned news item, there were several other gifts. The benefit to be had from these gifts was that an immaculate road was built to these luxury farm houses, thereby increasing the prices. How smart!
This goes to show that the real priority is playing games, achieving own agenda, and not securing public interests. Part of the game is this statement. While the poor cant even buy essentials to eat, the rich who couldnt secure enough profit in bank deposits or estate business traded and stock-piled wheat in their warehouses to decrease supply and increase prices, the criminal class abounds in the society, they are the least concerned.
Inzamam goes for Rs. 10 M. When he retired from one-day cricket, I opined that he was being silly. If he wanted to retire, he should've retired from both one-day and test cricket. I wonder why he didnt realize that himself.