"We need to band together as a unit every day, especially to conquer the strength of the AIDS virus."

Red Ribbon is the symbol of solidarity of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Let’s pledge HIV/AIDS we will stop and keep our promise intact.
There are so many kids who have been infected through their birth and we should help those kids to come up in life. Our support and love will help them stand together in our society.

“Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” ~ John Lennon

My book ‘Khawabon Ki Zameen’ (Land Of Dreams) is behind this cause and I feel proud for those of my friends who have helped me in helping these kids.

‘Thank You’ is short but only those HIV/AIDS suffering kids will understand what it means to them.

Let’s unite and eradicate this from our society

“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” ~ Baha’u’llah

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How beautiful a day can be, When kindness touches it!

When one is in need whom do we call? Probably, God!

Yes, I also called and in the form of my friends, the blessings were showered and my prayers were heard.

I would like to thank you all for all the support and the help that you are doing to make me sell this book and help the kids who are in need.

“One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.” ~Malayan Proverb

I have received many queries related to buying this book.
I want to tell my friends, I am taking baby steps :). My books currently where ever you are in India, we will make sure you receive it at the earliest. My counterpart in India is managing everything very well.

As I have given the emails addresses (fizadawn@gmail.com , sajubashir@gmail.com and sajubashir@yahoo.com ) to order the books.

We will need your mailing address and your phone number as well as for courier purposes this is one of the aspects that are required by the courier companies.

I have decided to give frequent updates about the book here such that my friends who are helping me and supporting me will also know where we stand together!!!

For convenience purpose, I am making this book available through eBay such that payment of the book is handled by itself. The book has been published and I am waiting for my consignment to arrive in US.

For my friends in US, I will say please give me some time as I will be making those deliveries for the orders that you have made.

The response is very good and I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart.

eBay Store: http://stores.ebay.com/fizadawn_W0QQssPageNameZl2QQtZkm

“I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.”

“Friends are angels sent down to earth to make good days and help us find our way.”

Friends I feel very happy to say today that finally my Hindi poetry book “Khawabon Ki Zameen” (Land of dreams), is ready and you can order this book by sending mail to me: fizadawn@gmail.com or to my Manager (my dear friend): sajubashir@gmail.com / sajubashir@yahoo.com

Check out @eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260249870441

This book will be costing only Rs. 85/- and shipping charges for people in India and for people outside of India will cost for $ 9.00 US.

As I have said this is my dream and publishing this book not only gives me an opportunity to give some thing back to the community but also fulfills my dream to help children.

“Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.” ~ Jonathan Swift

It was my childhood dream to sponsor a kid and each time I looked for an opportunity, either the kid stopped going to school or the money was used for some other purpose.

I think for any country’s future the children have the biggest responsibility as they are the future and this book gives me that opportunity to fulfill my wish by helping kids.

Yes 20% of the amount that I get from this book will be given to an Orphanage “International Child Welfare Service” in Chennai, India. They have many programs and one of them is called as “Dawn and Dusk Home, A Home for the HIV+ children”, – those kids who were born with it not because of their fault.

You can read about this at this website: http://www.dawnanddusk.org/

As always your support and prayers I need the most to fulfill my dream.
Please also tell your friends and family who can read Hindi to support and also people who would love to read Hindi- can also support this book 🙂 and the kids.

“One hundred years from now
It will not matter
What kind of car I drive,
What kind of house I lived in,
How much I had in my bank
Nor what my clothes looked like.

One hundred years from now
It will not matter
What kind of school I attended,
What kind of typewriter I used,
How large or small my church,
But the world may be
…a little better because…
I was important in the
Life of a child.” ~ ICWS

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”

Dear friends, it had been a long time since I am talking about publishing my Hindi Poetry book and I believe I was thinking of publishing it on the valentine’s day Feb 14th of this year.
Unfortunately, I gave very aggressive date for myself and tried completing it from my end however; I forgot to count the hurdles that will come on my way for printing this book through a publisher.

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”

It is indeed a great experience as to know what all requirements are there which needs to be fulfilled and more over one needs to prove before writing anything to publish.
People want to know who you are and your education. First I was offended as why can’t anyone should have the right to write something or say something which can be published – thinking of freedom of speech: D

“An obstacle is often an unrecognized opportunity”

But then yes it is also true one need to convey the speech in certain manner and if it is appropriate or not should be validated. This is my understanding; hopefully that is what the motive of the publisher is too!!!
Finding a publisher, then meeting his needs, then poor my friend who had to go every now and then to the publisher’s office (it reminds me of some old art movie where a write is struggling to publish something) and finally we got our draft copy completed which needed lot of editing and correction as sometimes spelling was incorrect or at times the sentence itself didn’t made any sense;)

“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times” ~ Aeschylus

After all the struggle and effort its time to see the output and I am so proud of my friend who took all the do-diligence to make sure everything work out properly: D
My thanks will not be sufficient and hence I am visiting my friend this July to give him that big hug which he definitely deserves :)! I have decided for any of my future book releases he is my manager. You would think why I call him so, well like a true manager he has taken charge and have already defined an agenda for my next releases, keeping me on my toes isn’t that awesome!!! 😀

Well, friends this is how the cover page of my book looks like and the poster too. I loved the poster and the cover page. Blue is my favorite color and I didn’t realize until I saw this cover page …what a coincidence!!! But I hope its not too bluish 😉

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~ Epicurus

My book will be released by June, as soon I will be getting my first copy in hand by end of this month.
As I said this is sharing of emotions with everyone and hence I don’t see this book to be charged more than $ 9:00.
This poetry is in Hindi currently, this is a dedication from me to the language of the country and to the people of India. I have all my intentions to translate this poetry in English too as I have so many friends around the world who have shown interest in reading it and I am really excited to do the translation of the same.

“Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” ~Denis Waitley

So watch out friends, it’s coming and I need all your blessings and wishes while I take that baby step and I believe you will hold me before I fall 🙂

It’s land of dreams!!!

“The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle”.

“My deepest impulses are optimistic; an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect”

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”

As there is a saying, when one door closes another one opens. Yes, that’s how life is and this book of mine is just like that as I make progress on its release.

Me and my friend we are working very hard to put together this book of mine.
It’s like a baby who is growing each day and making progress towards that day when the baby will walk…yes that’s how I feel about this book of mine.

“My deepest impulses are optimistic; an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect” ~ Ellen Willis

This is the cover page of my book and I want to see what do my friends see when they see the cover of this book :). This could be one of your eye test 😉 …lol!

Well the title of this book is ‘Khawabon Ki Zamiin’ meaning ‘Land of dreams’; as I feel this is the land where we dream and we also make our dreams come true.

This book consists of all my poetries belonging to my childhood, my teenage mind and heart and the youth where I feel others pain and injustice and wants to voice that to all…!

“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true” ~ Lyman Frank Baum

As I said this is my first effort and with my friends encouragement I could give this baby a birth :).

I do want to mention about the cover page painting yes, its one of my dear relative and friend who is witty and yet naughty but then his imagination on the canvas made me to choose this painting of his 😉 and his name is Jagadish Bhaskar Pakravoor.

“Dreams are like the paints of a great artist. Your dreams are your paints, the world is your canvas. Believing, is the brush that converts your dreams into a masterpiece of reality.”

I thank all my friends for their blessings and prayers and also to my friends who are helping me in releasing this book :).

“One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.” ~Malayan Proverb

The draft of my book is almost done and is in the preparation of releasing it.
The due date is yet to come ….wait for it 😉

“Life is all about timing… the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable… attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It’s all about timing.” ~ Stacy Charter

I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions

“The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium.” ~Norbet Platt

Friends are something that I have always kept near to my heart whether they are my virtual or otherwise!
When I consider friends so special how can I not share my dreams with them? It doesn’t make sense isn’t it?

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”

Well, here I am sharing my dreams with you and trying to make it come true with all your support and prayers.

“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music the words make.” ~Truman Capote

As a part of hobby I write poetries in Hindi – the theme of my poetries are often nature, childhood, love and at times on the current situation where we need peace and humanity!
So far I am writing for my own satisfaction however, my childhood friend who is really supporting me and has encouraged me enough to publish this poetry book of mine.

William Wordsworth was my favorite poet as a kid while I was growing up J

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” ~William Wordsworth

I always felt that unless we take that first baby step we never know where and how we will walk so friends this is my first baby step in to this world of publishing and I hope my friends will support me in this as well.

“An honest heart being the first blessing, a knowing head is the second” ~ Thomas Jefferson

I am planning to have an English translation to this as well so that my thoughts are not limited to Hindi speaking community but it should go around with my other friends also.

My plan is to launch this by Feb 14th 2008 – yes I know its Valentine’s Day and I believe I will be blessed with love

“A friend is a hand that is always holding yours, no matter how close or far apart you may be. A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care. A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart.”