Dreams, Fragrances and the Eiffel Tower

Many countries all over the world are known for their natural beauty and attention; but Europe has a unique charm. Whereever you look, you’ll see greenery, crystal clear fountains of water, broad roads – that are always litter free and much more.

Do the Europeans wanna go to Paris?! You could travel either by aeroplane, or take your car from Britain to France; another option is the famous 50.45km long Euro – tunnel that connects France to England. Miss Rebellious would have chosen option no 3 any time. Do you know why? Guess Come on…………..

Well, because……………..

The services of the train are mindblowing, the seats are comfortable.

And, a part of the journey through the tunnel; when the train crosses over a 250 km deep water – the view is so jaw dropping yet awe inspiring that, you’d want to stay there for a longer time; and capture it in your memories until the next time. Wanna bet!

The Euro Star St. Pain Cross International (Londoners sorry if the spelling is wrong๐Ÿ™Ž๐Ÿ˜”) starts from London and stops at 3 different places in Paris. Readers are requested to join the blogger on this awesome journey. Won’t you?

It takes 2 hours to reach France from London, but you’ll enjoy yourself so much that; you won’t be able to realize how it ended. Usually the tourists who visit France are attracted by Paris the most. Miss Rebellious thinks that booking online in advance saves a lot of time.

It’s believed that, Paris is cold even during summers; but those who wish to visit the city of dreams can bear it. Right?

What Miss Rebellious likes the most is the spotless cleanliness of Paris. There are no traces of any garbage in the city of dreams like other countries of Europe. None at all! Tourism is like the backbone of the economy of any country. A nation is bound to advance economically if it’s tourism is strong. If the government of Pakistan is reading this; please make our roads clean. Don’t we want our economy to be strong? We definitely do!

The first stop of Euro Star is the famous export hub of Paris – Grey the North (if the blogger isn’t wrong); which attracts the tourists because be cosmetics, clothes or shoes everything is easily available. There is a large number of hotels that offer halal food at cheep rates; and its mouth watering ๐Ÿ˜‹. If you guys ever visit the place, make sure to start your day with halwa Puri, aalu ki bhujia and a cup of tea, which carries the fragrance of cidemon. It’ll refresh you for sure.

After this yummy breakfast, travellers move to the Eiffel tower โ˜๏ธ usually. The tower is named after Gausto Eiffel (correct the blogger if she spelled it wrong); the engineer who designed it. It’s 1,063 feet high. Certainly, It’s the pride of Paris. The path that’s used to reach the top of the tower is exceptionally beautiful. But how many of us have the courage to look down?๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜‰? The tower is lighted at night, making it a more splendid sight; if it was not worth a watch already.

A park has also been constructed around the tower. It’s filled with fragrant flowers. If you love nature, you’ll have a great time there. The security of the park is extremely tight post incidents of terrorism.

The third stop I the journey is Love Palace – the meuseum that has several remnants of the time of the kings; and tells the tourists about the life style of the royals. Leo Nardo Da Vinci’s master piece Mona Lisa- that needs no introduction, is also the most essential part of the meuseum. And, the authorities are very careful about the security; because several attempts have been made to steal the painting in the past. It’s 1 of the most crowded places of entire Paris; as it’s not possible to view each and every part of the grand and multi story museum in such a short time. Then, the art of the Islamic Calligraphic Art Gallery has no comparisons. Miss Rebellious doesn’t find proper words to describe what a splendor it really is. It’s better to experience something beautiful sometimes; as the blogger feels that her words won’t do justice to the marvellous magic of the gallery. Miss Rebellious is sorry if she disappointed her readers ๐Ÿ˜”.

Moving on to the biggest square of Paris – Place De La Concorde probably ( the blogger wishes she knew French though. Don’t you?); where numerous rebels were hanged during the French Rebellion. Its name has been changed many a times. This is its final name. It has a beautiful fountain, and a pillar with it too. Apparently the pillar was gifted to France in the 19th century. In the west of Place De La Concorde; is the street Shanzay Lizay, well known globally for its cafe, theatre and shops. Every year, Bastille Day Military Parade- the oldest parade in the whole world; is held on this very street on the 14th of July. Shanzay Lizay was given the status of the most fashionable avenue in the 18th century. After 2008, all the honorable brands world wide have opened their own shops on Shanzay Lizay.

It’s a well known fact that, Paris is also called the City of Fragrances; because perfumes of every single brand of the world is available here. Shanzay Lizay ends at Arch Di Triomphe though; that was made to pay a tribute to the martyrs of French Revolution. In addition, it’s a city full of uncomfortable gardens.

In the end, the city is presents a wonderful picture of the beauty, culture and civilization of the French. It’s much more than simple French fries or French toast๐ŸŸ. Don’t you think so?

Your tour guide Miss Rebellious hopes that you enjoyed the ride; and wishes you all the best until next time……

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My 12th Dhamaka ๐ŸŽ‰My first nomination for Real Neat blog award!

This is the 12 time that I’ve been nominated for any bloggers Awards. The word that I love to use about all my nominations is Dhamaka! So it’s my 12th Dhamaka๐ŸŽ‰

I’ve been nominated for Real Neat Blog Award for the first time by Atul Depak though.

Thank you very much Atul Depak! It’s such an honor.

This award was created by Kitty in 2014. She created this award because she believes that:

There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention.

Please, follow the creator of this award on wordpress at:

http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com

Atul Depak shares his thoughts and experiences with his readers on matters of general prudence worldly and other worldly affairs. Please, check his blog out at:

http://atuldepak.wordpress.com

Rules:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Answer the questions asked by the person who nominated you; linking to their blogs.
  3. Nominate any 7 bloggers you like; linking to their blogs.
  4. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc).
  5. Ask them 7 questions.

Atul Depak! my answers to your questions are:

1 When did you screwed up something, but no 1 ever found out it was you?

    – Never happened to me at all! Whenever I screw up something na; I get caught easily most of the time ๐Ÿ˜‚. Can’t hide anything, people say that my face is so expressive that I don’t even have to say a word; and the other person would realize that I’ve messed up instantly. You can’t hide anything from your parents specifically. Can you? So, I don’t even try to hide if I’m stuck somewhere; because I know already that it’s useless.

    2 What skill would you wish to master?

    – Plenty! I’d say writing though โœ๏ธ. I’ve always been quite passionate about it. I feel empowered whenever I express myself. So, I’d love to be a renowned writer all over the world. Hopefully, some day!

    3 What fact amazes you everything you think of it?

    – I believe that, parenting is the toughest job on the face of this Earth. So, whenever I see a parent struggling to make every single wish of their children come true. I find it inspiring as well as amazing. How can someone be so caring and patient at the same time? That’s magical! It’s the best relationship in the world.

    4 Is there any app that you hate but use anyway?

    – Well I hate the Messenger of my Facebook account these days. It doesn’t function most of the time. It’s so irritating๐Ÿ˜ก! However, I don’t have any other option.

    5 If you could speak only 1 word today, what would you say?

    – I won’t think twice before saying Alhamdlillah! People are the least thankful nowadays. And, if they do thank other people; they forget to be thankful to the Almighty usually. That’s something extremely essential I feel. I mean, it’s a simple word. Won’t cost much. We just don’t have the habit to do so though.

    6 What’s the most wildest thing you’ve ever done in a hotel room?

    – It’s not in my nature to be wild. I’m a very simple person. And, I’ve never had a chance to do anything wild in a hotel room yet. I doubt that, I’d even do something like that if given a chance; because it defies my nature.

    7 What according to you is the best egalitarian or religious way of life?

    – According to me, Islam offers the best way of life. It’s about equality, justice and what not. It’s up to us, if we follow the best way of life; to our best capability or not. The society is prejudiced, but Islam is not.

    8 If you had the world’s attention for 10 seconds; what would you say?

    – I’d say:

    1. Be kind.
    2. Tolerate.
    3. No prejudice.
    4. Stop violence against women; any sort of abuse.
    5. Smile more ๐Ÿ™‚.
    6. Be positive! and spread it.
    7. Be more thankful
    8. You are your own priority.
    9. Don’t ever let the fire inside you die. Follow your passions come what may.
    10. You live once. So, enjoy it to the maximum.

    Oh no ๐Ÿ˜”! My 10 seconds are over already! I had so much more to say ๐Ÿ™Ž.

    9) Which qualities in a person attract you the most?

    respect, trust, humbleness, truth, kindness, honesty, passion, care, focus, commitment, I should be the priority, the one who knows what he wants, and can go to any extent to get it, clarity, personal space is very important to me. I don’t like it if someone dominates me unnecessarily. No smoking!

    10) What’s something that you’ve tried; that you’ll never ever try again?

    – There’s no such thing that I’ve tried already, and I wouldn’t want to try again. I excell in every thing I do. Alhamdlillah! I believe that, if you start doing something then put your 100 % efforts in it. I gurentee you that, you’ll be successful. In Om Shanti Om Sharukh Khan’s character says na:

    Agr kisi cheez ko sachay Dil se chaho Tau Puri kainat tumhe usse milane ki koshish me lg jati hai.

    Something like that ๐Ÿ˜‚. I believe in that philosophy. After giving ur 100% if you still fail in anything, then that’s destiny.

    I don’t have a better way to answer your question though. I don’t have any bad habits like smoking etc. So, you have to try something first, to not try it again. And, as I said before, there’s nothing like that.

    My questions;

    1. What’s your biggest achievement?
    2. What’s your motto in life?
    3. Why do you love blogging?
    4. If you have read my blogs, what’s your favorite blog written by me?
    5. Which is that 1 movie that has inspired you the most?
    6. What’s the best life advice you ever got from someone?
    7. We’ve just made this an official award ceremony. How is accompanying you?

    I nominate :

    http://mamgopakistanigirl.wordpress.com

    http://nadiakhan93.wordpress.com

    http://worldinwordsbyareeshaabid.wordpress.com

    http://samsedblog.wordpress.com

    http://saniathoughts.wordpress.com

    http://muslimfuturism450264352.wordpress.com

    http://hijabieshood.com

    My 11th Dhamaka๐ŸŽ‰ My first nomination for The Mystery Bloggers Award

    Atul Depak has nominated me for the Mystery Bloggers Award. I’m grateful to him for his kind gesture. This is my 11th nomination for any Bloggers Award. I use the word Dhamaka for all my nominations for blogging. So, this is my 11th Dhamaka๐ŸŽ‰. It’s the first time though, that I’ve been nominated for the Mystery Bloggers Award.

    What is the Mystery Bloggers Award?

    According to Okoto Enigma The Mystery Bloggers Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blogs have magnetism, which not only captivates, inspires and motivates; but also adds to the knowledge of the readers. These bloggers are 1 of the best out there, and they deserve every nomination they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and do it with so much love and passion.

    Rules:

    1. Put the award logo or image on your blog.
    2. List the rules.
    3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
    4. Mention the creator of the blog and provide a link as well.
    5. Tell the readers 3 things about yourself.
    6. You have to nominate 10- 20 people.
    7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
    8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with 1 wierd or funny question (specify).
    9. Share a link to your best post(s).

    AtulDepak thank you once again. He shares his thoughts and experiences with the readers on matters of general prudence, worldly and other-worldly affairs. Please check his blog out at:

    http://atuldepak.wordpress.com

    Please, visit the blog of the creator of the award Okoto Enigma if you want to know anything more about it; at:

    http://www.okotoenigmasblog.com

    Atul Depak the answers to your questions are:

    1. How many times have you fallen in love?

    – I do believe in true love ๐Ÿ’•. Who wouldn’t? However, I’ve never fallen in love before. Not yet. I would love to experience this feeling though. I wanna know how it feels. On the other hand, I don’t think it’s a simple journey. Doesn’t love bring its complications along with its blessings too. I don’t consider myself prepared enough for them at the moment. Fingers crossed though. You never know. Hopefully, some day!

    2. What embarrasses you in front of other people?

    I’m an extremely friendly person. However, I’m an introvert and shy too. So, I want to make friends; but I can’t approach people myself. I’ve sort of a battle going on inside my head all the time. It’s so confusing! It irritates me. And, it’s embarrassing as well when people usually perceive me as a rude, arrogant person at our first meet; due to my lack of initiative to strike a conversation with someone new. While, in my heart I know that the exact opposite is actually true. All I can do is to wait for people to realize themselves that, first impressions are not always correct. Not many have the patience, nor the time to stick by till the realization dawns upon them. May be it’s not embarrassing for everyone else; but it is for me. Therefore, I have few friends but my amigos know me inside out. ๐Ÿ™‚. So, I do wish I could change my habit some how; still I’ve zero regrets. I treasure all of my friendships.

    3. If you could change anything about the way you were raised. What would it be?

    – Alhamdlillah! Nothing at all. People admire my parents for the way they’ve brought me and my siblings up; for the values that they’ve instilled in us. Many would give anything in their power to give their children they kind of upbringing that I’m blessed with. Then, why would I want to change anything about it. Absolutely not!

    And, if answering this question (Allah forbid!) becomes a matter of life and death for me na ๐Ÿ˜จ. I’d have to lie to save my life, and say that I wouldn’t mind a little more freedom. (P.S I have all the freedom in the world ๐Ÿ˜€ Ma Sha Allah!)

    4 If you could have dinner with any 1 historic personality; who would it be? And why?

    I don’t have to think twice before saying Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah! I admire him alot. For his sencerity, loyalty, determination, st leadership qualities and what not. He was the best visionary in my opinion. Had it not been for him, Pakistan would never have existed.

    And, about the food I would order; who feels hungry when your historic hero, your ideal is sitting in front of you? Just for the sake of answering your question; I’d say I love Chinese๐Ÿ—๐Ÿœ. So, I can eat it any where anytime.

    5 What’s the most wierd conversation that you’ve ever over heard?

    Well, sorry if you find the answer boring or something; but I don’t have the habit to over hear conversations. I don’t do that by mistake even. So, I don’t remember a slightest incident of over hearing something wierd. Impossible even in my worst nightmare ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ’ญ.

    3 things about me are:

    • I love traveling.
    • I’m passionate about writing as a whole; not just blogging.
    • I love to read anything and everything.

    My questions to the nominees are:

    • If a king puts many precious things in front of you (money, land, diamonds, a ranking position); and asks you to choose 1. What would you choose?
    • How can we change ourselves to contribute to a better world?
    • What in your opinion is the purpose of your life?
    • If you could be a fictional character; what would you like to be. And why?
    • If you had 1 super power; what would it be? (wierd)

    I nominate:

    http://mangopakistanigirl.wordpress.com

    http://binteikhlaq.wordpress.com

    http://ashellinthemaking.com

    http://itsnannu.wordpress.com

    http://mannusays.com

    http://henablogforpaws.wordpress.com

    http://samsedblog.wordpress.com Atul has already nominated you. This is your second nomination. I can’t help it though; you are so inspiring.

    http://worldinwordsbyareeshaabid.wordpress.com Atul has already nominated you. This is your second nomination. I can’t help it though; you are so inspiring.

    http://momscanvas.wordpress.com

    http://theenclosedinaseashell.wordpress.com

    http://saniathoughts.wordpress.com

    In my opinion my best posts are:

    Childhood cant be bought with money

    sometimes just sometimes its ok for men to cry

    http://Dont let Disability lead you! Show her how to live life instead!

    http://Hear me too

    http://Sandwich criticism between 2 layers of praise

    I’m not self obsessed honestly ๐Ÿ˜‚. It was quite difficult for me to decide. If you don’t believe me, you can see for yourself โ˜บ๏ธ.

    My 10th Dhamaka ๐ŸŽ‰!

    So, Minnu nominated me for the Sunshine Bloggers awards yet again. It’s the 10th time that I’ve been nominated for any Bloggers Award. I call all my nominations as Dhamakas. It’s my 10th Dhamaka๐ŸŽ‰. It feels special each time. I’m thankful to you for this honor Minnu! This is the 8th time that I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine bloggers award; that recognizes bloggers who are inspiring. It’s an opportunity to get involved in the community.

    As for Minnu, she is an extremely talented and inspiring blogger herself. Her blog is about lifehijab, faith, food reviews, Please, check her blog out at:

    http://minnusays.com

    Rules:

    1. Thank the person who nominated you; and provide a link back to their blogging site.
    2. Answer the questions.
    3. Nominate 11 other bloggers; and ask them 11 new questions.
    4. Notify the nominees about it by commenting on 1 of their blog posts.
    5. List the rules; and display the Sunshine Bloggers awards logo on your post or on your site.

    Minnu! the answers to your questions are:

    • What does blogging mean to you?

    – Positivity, way to express myself, stress buster, hobby, passion and 1 of the things that brings self- satisfaction to me and more.

    • What are your passions in life?

    – Plenty! Some of them are:

    1. Reading ๐Ÿ‘“
    2. Blogging โœ๏ธ
    3. Writing ๐Ÿ“
    4. Traveling โœˆ๏ธ
    5. Nature ๐Ÿž๏ธ
    6. Movies ๐Ÿฟ
    7. Wanted to be a teacher once
    8. Languages ๐Ÿˆต
    9. Art ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽจ
    10. Food as in dinning out ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ.
    11. Biology, or I should say psychology ๐Ÿ’ญ and what not.
    • Any 2 values that your blog won’t stray from?

    – True to the aim of my blog, I blog to enhance the awareness of the readers. Positivity is too less in this world. And, in the process if someone can relate to the messages hidden in the post; it’ll be a cherry on top of the cake ๐Ÿฐ!

    • What kind of movies do you like watching?

    – Romantic, comic, entertaining, horror, suspense and moralistic. Infact, I’ll review Teefa in Trouble in a couple of days. I’ve watched it recently. And I loved it. Just wait a few more days. I just love to keep the readers in suspense ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚!

    • What’s your favorite perfume?

    – I’m more of a deodorant person. My favorite is Havoc. I’d use a perfume out of necessity only. So no favorites there.

    • Favorite travel destination? And why?

    – Malaysia because its culture attracts me and I believe it’s a beautiful place. I’ve never visited it. I’d like to go there at least once in this life time. Aahh! Someday!

    • Name any 3 other blogs in the blogosphere that you enjoy?

    http://ashellinmaking.com

    http://worldinwordsbyareeshaabid.wordpress.com

    http://samsedblog.wordpress.com

    I was asked to name only 3 so these 3 always top my list.

    • What are the colors you like the most?

    – Blue is so calm๐Ÿ”น. Green refreshes you โ˜˜๏ธ. Orange attracts me๐ŸŽˆ. Black dresses suit meโ–ช๏ธ. Red is the color of love โ™ฅ๏ธ. It’s colors na not just color. Right! Actually, I can go on and on about those shades that I prefer; as there are many. However, these will do for now. Won’t they?

    • Favorite book you read so far?

    – I don’t have to think twice, before naming Umera Ahmed’s Peer- e – Kamil. It’s magical!

    • What is the 1 thing that you like to do after a long day?

    – Music, a movie or a conversation with a friend relaxes me.

    • What do you have to say about modest fashion?

    – I’d say that, I do believe in it. As far as I’m aware, it’s about wearing less revealing clothes. Its meaning might be different in every culture and religion. However, in my opinion, what’s wrong in loose, yet comfortable clothes and cover one’s body according to one’s own comfort? Nothing at all.

    My questions:

    • Name 1 favorite color and why?
    • What’s the meaning of life for you?
    • You are most passionate about?
    • What do you want to achieve with blogging?
    • Which is your favorite movie? And why?
    • Early morning riser or sleep late at night?
    • When I say novel, name the first novel that comes to mind. And why?
    • What are your all time preferable hobbies?
    • Fashion is not about what you wear only; it’s something beyond that. Your thoughts?
    • Coffee or tea?
    • Do you think that today’s generation is successful in maintaining their relationships? If not, what are we lacking?

    I nominate:

    http://mangopakistanigirl.wordpress.com

    http://daradgamer.wordpress.com

    http://onlinebuisnessworkfromhome.com

    http://hijabieshood.com

    http://ezekielsph.wordpress.com

    http://brownite.wordpress.com

    http://thewalkingsketchbook.co.uk

    http://royalehemp.wordpress.com

    http://themuslimwrite.wordpress.com

    http://muslimfuturism450264352.wordpress.com

    http://britishpakistaniwriteragonisticmuslimishfeminist

    Mental Disorders Part 4

    Miss Rebellious was wondering how many of us know the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist? Not many probably. Well, a psychiatrist is such an expert in psychological illnesses, who holds an M.B.B.S degree in psychology along with getting trained in the field at least for a year.

    On the other hand, a psychologist who is not related to medication at all. Instead of holding a degree in medicines; a psychologist they do Masters in psychology. Therefore, they don’t prescribe medicines but help in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient. They measure the intelligence and personality of the patient through various tests. For instance, they do psycho-therapies and counseling for the patient.

    There are different sections of psychology, like child psychology, Geriatric, Forensic Psychology, Addiction and more. Pakistan is well- equipped in child psychology; while it’s still working in the fields of Forensic Psychology and Addiction-ology.

    And, the Global Institute of Health; defines health as:

    Health is not the absence of a disease. It is but a feeling of being physically, psychologically and socially satisfied and progressive.

    However, this definition is considered to be incomplete or ambiguous medically. Later, the World Federation for Mental Health said that:

    • A mentally healthy person is aware of his own talents as well as his defects.

    • He knows how to enhance or decrease them

    . He should be able to solve his daily issues.

    • He should do some positive work so that he is useful to the society in some way.

    If someone lacks even in any 1 of these 4 criteria then according to the federation he is not mentally healthy. Also, a survey was performed in the United Kingdom recently; states that:

    Only 13% of its total is living its life completely.

    So, the question that rises is how do we find out if someone really have any mental issue or not? Well, it’s a tough one indeed; but not impossible. Right!

    You just have to note certain symptoms down, like fear, sleeplessness, sadness, irregular eating, stressing oneself without any reason and the list goes on.

    In Pakistan, mental deseases like anxiety, depression, complications due to drug abuse and the Somato from Disorder are extremely common. A patient suffering from anxiety or phobia fears many things, assumes alot and gets panicky soon. If someone is suffering from the Somato form Disorder, then his body shows a couple of physical symptoms that are mental deseases in actual. For example, a patient might go to his doctor to get his liver or another organ examined; while he doesn’t know that in real he is feeling sad or agitated. So, his liver doesn’t need any treatment but his mind might be waiting for the same. The state of someone suffering from Somato disorder is similar to someone who is about to be shot dead any instant. In such a situation his heart starts beating loudly; also his liver starts producing more amount of acids. Hence, the patient isn’t able to express his own stresses. He would never be able to say why he’s sad. Not only that, but according to an estimate; 25% people all over the world that makes 1 out of every 4 is either anxious or depressed. Infact, 34% people of Pakistan are suffering from either depression or anxiety. Similarly, 1% are Schizophrenic, as Miss Rebellious has already pointed out in her blog post “Understanding Despair”. A Schizophrenic can’t think, act or understand properly. His thoughts, emotions and reactions begin to change. He hears voices that no one else does; or sees things that don’t exist. He hallucinates and what not. A bipolar suffers from a split personality. He is extremely happy at some time; yet uncontrollably sad at others. A patient of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has recurrent painful thoughts; or he can’t stop repeating an action again and again. A maniac is an extremist in all his emotions. His behavior is never consistent. He considers himself a celebrity, makes unrealistic plans and more.Lastly, 2.5 % are mentally retarded in Pakistan. Mental illnesses in children Mental Retardation disorder, Hyper Kynetic disorder, Autism, phobias and emotional problems. If we do nothing now then when?

    Now about depression, both the genders can be equally depressed. It’s characterized by sadness, negativity, and the patient might be least interested in routine activities for more than 2 weeks. However, women get depressed dur to unfair behavior ( from their father or husbands for instance), in case of menopause women become moody, tensed, agitated or can’t sleep properly. Men need to more generous towards their better halves in these days. Women might also get depressed after becoming mothers. Kindness doesn’t cost much. Does it? This can happen to anyone!

    Schizophrenia and the bipolar disorder has a lot to do with genes; while in case of anxiety, depression and the Somato disorder less than 40% of genes is involved.

    Then, mental issues are diagnosed through family history, psychometric tests, rating scales and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition. Most of the mental deseases can be treated by focussing on the patients ABC – Affect/ Analytical Behavior Cognition. The belief that, mental issues are impossible to treat can be everything but true. If correct methods of diagnosis and treatment are used continuously; more than 70% patients can be treated. Medicines and counseling both are effective. 30% Schizophrenics have become normal through medication alone. And, we need to keep our behaviors towards such patients in check. Be gentle! Medicines are a must for those suffering from Schizophrenia, Bipolarity, Organic Psychological Disorders Dementia, Personality Disorder and OCD. Counseling is enough for others. Patients don’t get addicted to medicines. They can lead normal lives post treatment. It’s necessary to listen to the psychiatrist and not the owner of the medical store.

    Moreover, in 1977, George Angel proposed that; there can be biological, sociological as well as psychological factors to be mentally ill.

    Children psychology is another broad topic in itself. People are not aware about how to take care of mothers during pregnancy; which affects the unborn child. Mothers should be careful to not use medicines that can be harmful to a life which has yet to come into the world. As the child grows up, his parents need to protect him from any kind of fear that might develop in his mind. Certain strict teacher make education a curse for a child. The concept of an ideal child is that which can act like a robot in Pakistan. In correct attitude of cousins, siblings and class fellows might also create complications for children. If a child asks questions during his age of growth, he should be answered as truthfully as possible. Asking unusual questions is necessary for a child’s mental growth. Out door activities are also decreasing these days. These are some of the reasons for psychological issues in the kids.

    Furthermore, suicidal thoughts are the worst form of mental health. They can be due to failure in love, poor performance in an exam, tensions, marriage without love, stresses related to money or even arguments at home. Mostly, impulsive people commit suicide. 70% among those who take their own lives are such that even if they continue their treatment; it’s difficult to diagnose their desease.

    To add more, Hysteria or Conversion Disorder can be treated by ending a hidden mental complication through counseling the patient. The desease forces women to unconsciously, behave in a way that is not connected to reality at all.

    Additionally, John Nashe won the Noble Prize despite being a Schizophrenic. Late Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi was suffering from depression. So, if those suffering from mental issues are given proper guidance and correct treatment; they can play a significant role in the society. Definitely! Then, there are 2 types of mental ailments. While, the Neurosis ones are very common; the Psychosis ones – including madness are only 1-2%.

    In conclusion, if you suffer from any mental issue then:

    • fight against it.
    • Be positive.
    • Be careful about your physical health.
    • Don’t smoke.
    • Eat healthy food like bananas, beans, walnuts, dry fruits fish, fruits and vegetables.
    • Stay away from any addictive edibles.
    • Exercise regularly. Walk daily for 30 minutes at least.
    • Remain in constant contact with the psychiatrist or psychologist.
    • Don’t use medicines without prescription.
    • The government, common man and the concerned organizations all must focus on mental health.

    The readers are free to add anything they want. Keep commenting โ˜บ๏ธ!Miss Rellious didn’t intend to make it this long๐Ÿ‘; but it’s such an interesting topic to write on – that she hopes the readers don’t get bored๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™Ž!

    Daughters of the Sun – Book review๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘“

    Here is Mughal history the way we’ve never read it before. History has often been dictated or glorified record of the accomplishments . of brave men. Too often! Hence, women’s achievements are overlooked most of the time. What about them? Ira Mukhoty’s 2nd book, Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire narrates the lives of the real, flesh-and- blood women who were integral to the birth and success of the Mughal.

    The author doesn’t ignore women like other historians; nor treat them as mere sexual fantasies. In contract, according to Mukhoty’s own research the harem was a place where:

    Accomplished, educated, well – spoken, articulate and cultured women.

    Readers hoping for scheming wives, frustrated princesses or seductive concubines will be extremely disappointed; as Daughters of the Sun is something the exact opposite. Trust the blogger! It’s about a royal woman’s glory and heroism. Women can also come cladding in shining armor and save the day. Can’t they?

    The book details – how had he not had the support of his mother and sister- it was highly unlikely that Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, who ascended to the throne at the age of 12, would have constituted anything. The Mughal dynasty was not a matriarchy, and these royals didn’t limit a woman’s public life.

    This humanistic yet unorthodoxed mindset continued for many generations. Infact, when he encountered the Rajputs and their treatment of women; including sati a practice the Mughals detested to the core – Babur’s grandson Akbar remarked on the:

    Strange determination of the men that they should seek their salvation through the repression of their women.

    The Mughal women were among the few members of their judiciary whose loyalty the kings and princes could depend on blindly. They travelled great distances, assisted in managing affairs both domestic and foreign, and gave them reliable advice. They were counselors, diplomats and much more.

    Infact, an incident penned down in Baburnama elaborates that; Babur was forced to sacrifice his 23-years-old elder sister, Khanzada Begum, by apparently giving her in marriage to Shaybani Khan from Uzbekistan. Babur was then, free to leave Samarkand for Kabul; which he conquered, eventually taking over what was, back then, the whole of India. Meanwhile, his sister was divorced by Shaybani Khan; and forced into marriage with a man of lower rank. It took her another 10 years to be reunited with her brother. However, none from the Mughals attach any ounce of shame to her name. Instead, she was respected more than before.

    In Mukhoty’s words:

    If any Timurid woman ‘falls’ to an enemy; no stigma is ever attached to her ( including Khanzada)… reintegrated into Babur’s household as a woman whose sacrifice for the safety of the Parshah will be celebrated not only by Babur and his entire haraman, but by his son Humayun.

    Khanzada was honored as a true Parshah Begum, childless, twice-divorced, with neither a son nor husband to support and what not, but deserving of this title in recognition of the courage of her sacrifice…… Salute ๐Ÿ––

    Daughters of the Sun doesn’t simply tells the tales of women but men as well. We learn about their relationships with their wives, sisters and mothers, and how deeply attentive they were as fathers. We know all of this mostly because of Babur’s daughter Gulbadan Bano Begum, who wrote the Humayunnama, a detailed autobiography on the life of brother. She was requested by King Akbar- Humayun’s son to write that book. And, she started giving words to her observation henceforth.

    Mukhoty tells the story of Hamida Bano Begum, Humayun’s wife and Akbar’s mother as well; who was a famous writer and continued writing till Akbar became the King. During Akbar’s reign there were many women traders. They commissioned many buildings; and left their mark as builders till 1857. The king also had armed women guards to protect him. However, Abu Fazl was the only one who was not much pleased with the idea of having women as guards. Tch tch…..

    Then, Mukhoty also writes about Jahanara Begum, daughter of Akbar’s grandson Shah Jehan. After her mother’s death, she was declared Parshah Begum. She was 1 of the most wealthiest women in the world; she owned businesses, helped in managing her father’s affairs, authored many books, was a religious scholar and commissioned many buildings in Delhi at that time. She was buried at the dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya in Delhi- a place that bans women from entering nowadays. Doesn’t it?

    Although, these women were never queens in the true sense of the word- except for King Jahangir’s wife Noor Jahan Began- the writer argues that those who became Parshah Begum’s or queens were exceptional in their own right. Had it not been for their contributions the Mughal Empire could never be as grand as it is today. No denying their efforts! Right?

    The book is a well-researched presentation about the authority exercised by these women, their remarkably fierce loyalty and their sacrifices, their tolerance, their aspirations and their relationships.

    Mukhoty gives us the historical perspective to all those incidences; along with making sure that the readers are easily able to decipher the unsaid.

    In conclusion, Miss Rebellious! recommends the book because it’s an amazing narrative, awesomely – researched, informative, entertaining, extremely engaging, and challenging.

    Who knows if you read it, you might get inspired to write like Hamida Bano Begum or Gulbadan Bano Begum, or Khanzada Begum’s undying courage teaches you something, you get motivated to become a business woman like Jahanara Begum or something else. We women are inspiring achievers in any thing we do after all. Cheers to woman hood!

    The harmful 4 letter word!

    Smog has almost become a routine in winters, but since the last few years an increase in air pollution in Punjab in particular; it has not only affected our daily lives; in addition, has also proved to be harmful to our health.

    Smog is produced when a lot of moisture and hot water vapours gather in the air. It may lead to traffic incidents. It’s actually a kind of air pollution. It’s a combination of smoke and fog.

    Dr. Henry Antoine in 1905, used the word ” Smog” in his research for the first time. He said that, there’s no clue of smog in villages. It has gradually become a threat to global health. Deseases of the heart, lungs like bronchitis, skin illnesses, asthma and others are on the rise. If smog enters our lungs while breathing; it can swell them up as a result, making it difficult for us to breath. Sometimes, it becomes necessary to take long breathes instead of normal ones. And, that’s something extremely painful; one might even start coughing. It’s harmful for human eyes as well as nose; to such an extent that, the eyes might either water up or start swelling. While, it irritates the nose and throat as well. If the immune system is effected; the body is prone to a lot of deseases such that, there are possibilities for the patient to be hospitalized for good. Reportedly, 10,000 children die due to smog every year. Especially, asthma is increasing in the kids too. It contains certain harmful chemicals that can cause Cancer or Alzymers as well. It also affects an unborn child’s mental growth. Due to which, some toddlers might suffer from mental issues after birth. Such newborns are lesser in weight. Smog, if made powerful, can stop the rays of the sun to reach the earth. Hence, human bones have a Vitamin D defeciency; and such weak bones are not immune to any bone related deseases. Are they?

    It also makes it difficult to travel because the driver can’t see anything properly; leading to life threatening accidents. In winters, some parts of Pakistan’s Motor Way are closed so neither is it’s traffic mobile nor are aero planes or trains are on time mostly.

    The international health institute reports that 80% air of cities of the world is polluted. It causes more than 70 lakhs deaths each year. Dealing with air pollution for a long time; harms mental abilities. And, as age increases so does the dangerous effects of smog. It affects the least educated the most. According to another statistic, 91% population suffers from air pollution globally. In 2015, 90 lakhs in the developed countries lost their lives to air pollution. India is affected by smog the most. Ill legal factories, industries, smoke, traffic, dust, carbon dioxide from fuels and waste that’s burnt produces smog. All this is happening every where. However, smoke from waste burnt in India affects it’s border areas with Pakistan – Lahore in particular; as pointed out correctly by an Indian newspaper. It reaches Pakistan through the winds blowing from the East. Nowadays, Lahore ranks no. 1 in the list of air pollution. The smoke from coal used for cooking, heating our room up, factories, industrialization and power plants produces air pollution. The use of coal is one of the leading causes of smog in Pakistan, China and England. Infact, China has to close many roads, airports and schools during winters. The smoke emitted from vehicles has considerable amount of carbon dioxide. Specially, the big cities not only have more traffic in comparison; but there are traffic jams for long hours as well. Smoke emitted from vehicles not only has smoke but carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and more. These chemicals are even harmful to the ozone layer. We need to grow more trees urgently to fight pollution.

    In 1950, Smog in London killed more than 4,000 in just 4 days. And, 8,000 more in the coming few days. Hence, in 1956, Clean Air Act was passed in the United Kingdom. Traffic smoke still produces smog there; but it’s not that extreme. In 2015, the British Supreme Court ordered to take necessary steps to reduce air pollution some more. The results of the order were positive. In 2018, many countries are trying to promote cars that run through electricity. Now, there are advanced vacuum air cleansers also available. Unfortunately, Pakistan’s leaders are not attentive towards the problems of their people; neither are the masses the least aware about ways to take care of their own health. The judiciary has many a times ordered to reduce air pollution; and not to cut trees but forests are still being cut down in the name of progress. Pakistan’s Timber Mafia is so well-rooted in today’s time that it pays no heed to neither the government nor the courts. Those in power have taken certain steps in this regard. They aren’t enough though. The institions who are supposed to be reducing air pollution; have become so corrupt with the passage of time that, they accept the payment blindly; and certify smoke emitting vehicles without realizing even for a second that their own families are inhaling the same polluted air. We need to take individual steps like:

    • Don’t step out of your houses unnecessarily; if you know that the air is polluted with smog.
    • Remember to keep your mouth and nose covered; while stepping out your home.
    • Use caps, glasses and helmet.
    • If you feel irritation in your eyes; wash them with cold water. Don’t rub your eyes, otherwise it would be more painful.
    • Dress up in something light and loose
    • Plant more trees.
    • Be as hygienic as possible.
    • Walk more, don’t take your car everywhere.
    • Reduce use of CFCs and other air pollutants.
    • Make more eco – friendly malls and markets.
    • Healthy food with Vitamin C and E cleans our systems; and reduces the effects of smog pollutants.

    If anyone of the readers has any other solution that Miss Rebellious has missed out. Don’t forget to mention in the comments.

    Happy New Year 2019 ๐Ÿ™‚!