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Friday 31 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 90 of 2023

1204hrs:

Another lie-in this morning on what should have been Day 299 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square in Dadyaal. 

I'm busy trying to make full use of this extra time on my hands.

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Thursday 30 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 89 of 2023

1732hrs:

Under normal circumstances today would have been Day 298 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square in Dadyaal. However, what was normal became abnormal yesterday when the local municipality invaded the Square at c. 1500hrs.

Hence, after almost a year this morning, I enjoyed my first lie-in. Of course, I intend to make full use of this extra time I have been donated by the AJK government, albeit unwittingly on their part.

No doubt, this will be a great test of my character and how I respond. Probably, the greatest test yet!

I have no intention of failing.

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Wednesday 29 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 88 of 2023

1651hrs:

Day 297 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0759hrs

Attendance = 100% 
Punctuality = 71%
211 days on time or early of 297 (1 absence)
Punctuality surplus = 897 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 5 days

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Tuesday 28 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 87 of 2023

1553hrs:

Day 296 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0747hrs

Attendance = 100% 
Punctuality = 71%
210 days on time or early of 296 (1 absence)
Punctuality surplus = 896 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 4 days

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Monday 27 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 86 of 2023

2356hrs:

Day 295 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0736hrs

Attendance = 100% 
Punctuality = 71%
209 days on time or early of 295 (1 absence)
Punctuality surplus = 883 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 3 days

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The following video has penetrated the masses:


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Sunday 26 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 85 of 2023

1911hrs:

Day 294 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0800hrs

Attendance = 100% 
Punctuality = 71%
208 days on time or early of 294 (1 absence)
Punctuality surplus = 859 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 2 days

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Saturday 25 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 84 of 2023

2336hrs:

Day 293 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0727hrs

Attendance = 100% 
Punctuality = 71%
207 days on time or early of 293 (1 absence)
Punctuality surplus = 859 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 1 day

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Friday 24 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 83 of 2023

2347hrs:

Day 292 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0804hrs

Attendance = 100% 

Punctuality = 71%

206 days on time or early of 292 (1 absence)

Punctuality surplus = 826 minutes 

Punctuality Consistency Status = 0 days

Note: Late for the 86th time in 291 days (plus 1 absence for public interest compulsions in Teetwaal)

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Encouraging coverage by Daily Gadyal once again:

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Daily Diary (DD) - Day 82 of 2023

1852hrs: (Published on 24/03/2023 corresponding to 83 of 2023)

Day 291 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0719hrs

Attendance = 100% (Despite our public interest diversion our record is statistically still 100% or 99.7% to be precise) 
Punctuality = 71%
206 days on time or early of 291 (1 absence)
Punctuality surplus = 830 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 1 day

Note:

Today (23/03/2023 corresponding to Day 82 of 2023 was another first! 

This was the first time I failed to input a daily blog entry - due to my own error - since the 28th of November 2021 (corresponding to Day 332 of 2021). Of course, I missed 4 daily entries last year when I was put in Kotli jail for 6 days (5 nights between 10 March 2022 and 15 March 2022, corresponding to Days 69, 70, 71, 72, 73 & 74). I did manage to input before arrest on Day 69 and soon after release on Day 74 (of 2022).

Thus, I have erred after 15 months and 25 days. I will hope it is the last time I err in what has become a daily duty. Sleep overcame me despite being on the verge of posting this entry yesterday. Many hours of almost non stop travelling over the past 2 days had its effect.

I still rue this error though. I am giving an explanation only so that I can learn lessons from it.

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Wednesday 22 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 81 of 2023

0907hrs:

It should have been Day 290 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal today.

Except that I am not present in the Square today because of public interest compulsions, reference restoration of Sharda Peeth and its positive implications for religious harmony, education and economy throughout the territory.

We spent the night in Kundal Shahi (Neelam Valley) and will be roaming, lurking around the LOC in Chelhana-Teetwaal shortly; in anticipation of the inauguration of Sharda Yatra Temple at Teetwaal. We also hope to cross the bridge and meet our fellow 'Riyasatis' across the divide.

0831hrs - A room with its morning view 

Attendance = 100% (Despite our public interest diversion our record is statistically still 100% or 99.7% to be precise) 
Punctuality = 71%
205 days on time or early of 290 (1 absence)
Punctuality surplus = 789 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 0 days

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News from the other side of the river courtesy Daily Gadyal media service:

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Tuesday 21 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 80 of 2023

0833hrs:

Day 289 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0758hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 71%
205 days on time or early of 289
Punctuality surplus = 789 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 4 days

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Monday 20 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 79 of 2023

 2034hrs:

Day 288 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0756hrs

Attendance = 100%

Punctuality = 71%

204 days on time or early of 288

Punctuality surplus = 787 minutes 

Punctuality Consistency Status = 3 days

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Sunday 19 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 78 of 2023

2342hrs:

Day 287 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0750hrs

Attendance = 100%

Punctuality = 71%

203 days on time or early of 287

Punctuality surplus = 783 minutes 

Punctuality Consistency Status = 2 days

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Saturday 18 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 77 of 2023

0816hrs

Day 286 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0733hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 71%
202 days on time or early of 286
Punctuality surplus = 773 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 1 day

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Friday 17 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 76 of 2023

1039hrs:

Day 285 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0904hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 71%
201 days on time or early of 285
Punctuality surplus = 746 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 0 days

Note: Another slip up today. No excuses ever but explanations can always be given. Usually I work an 18 hour day. However, yesterday was a 21 hour working day, which involved 6 hours of driving one way (to Mang Bajri in Bagh district) and 6 hours of driving back to Dadyaal in Mirpur district). A day that started at 0700hrs yesterday morning (Day 75 of 2023) didn't conclude until beyond 0400hrs this morning (Day 76 of 2023). I still instinctively got up at 0730hrs but fell asleep again. 

I maintain that all lapses in punctuality are avoidable. Hence, the 84 lapses of 285 were avoidable.

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Thursday 16 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 75 of 2023

0921hrs:

Day 284 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0751hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 71%
201 days on time or early of 284
Punctuality surplus = 810 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 1 day

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Wednesday 15 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 74 of 2023

0953hrs:

Day 283 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0905hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 71%
200 days on time or early of 283
Punctuality surplus = 801 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 0 days

Note: Late for the 83rd time in 283 days. Slept at about 0600hrs and wasn't alert enough to get up at 0730hrs. No excuses though. Tragic that a 13 day punctual stint was broken too.

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Tuesday 14 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 73 of 2023

0827hrs:

Day 282 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0658hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 71%
200 days on time or early of 282
Punctuality surplus = 866 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 13 days

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Monday 13 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 72 of 2023

1316hrs:

Day 281 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0754hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 71%
199 days on time or early of 281
Punctuality surplus = 804 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 12 days

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Sunday 12 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 71 of 2023

0901hrs:

Day 280 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0640hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 71%
198 days on time or early of 280
Punctuality surplus = 798 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 11 days

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Saturday 11 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 70 of 2023

1023hrs:

Day 279 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0758hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 71%
197 days on time or early of 279
Punctuality surplus = 718 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 10 days

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Friday 10 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 69 of 2023

1329hrs:

Day 278 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0738hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 71%
196 days on time or early of 278
Punctuality surplus = 716 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 9 days

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Thursday 9 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 68 of 2023

0928hrs:

Day 277 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0724hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 70%
195 days on time or early of 277
Punctuality surplus = 694 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 8 days

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Wednesday 8 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 67 of 2023

2324hrs:

Day 276 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0800hrs

Attendance = 100%

Punctuality = 70%

194 days on time or early of 276

Punctuality surplus = 658 minutes 

Punctuality Consistency Status = 7 days

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Tuesday 7 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 66 of 2023

1616hrs:

Day 275 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0757hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 70%
193 days on time or early of 275
Punctuality surplus = 658 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 6 days

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Monday 6 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 65 of 2023

2138hrs:

Day 274 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0800hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 70%
192 days on time or early of 274
Punctuality surplus = 655 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 5 days

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Sunday 5 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 64 of 2023

1835hrs:

Day 273 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0800hrs

Attendance = 100%

Punctuality = 70%

191 days on time or early of 273

Punctuality surplus = 655 minutes 

Punctuality Consistency Status = 4 days

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Saturday 4 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 63 of 2023

1929hrs

Day 272 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0750hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 70%
190 days on time or early of 272
Punctuality surplus = 655 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 3 days

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Friday 3 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 62 of 2023

0856hrs:

Day 271 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0659hrs

Attendance = 100%

Punctuality = 70%

189 days on time or early of 271

Punctuality surplus = 645 minutes 

Punctuality Consistency Status = 2 days

Note: We arrived an hour early to make up for the weak link in our 24 hour cycle. Our 3rd person (24hr / 3) and 3rd shift is causing us problems, by his late arrivals and now absence between 0200hrs and 0800hrs. It is likely that we will have to employ someone else. Senior people in their 40s to 60s are more likely to perform punctually and take duty as duty. Someone in their early 20s in this society is not as keen on building society or taking responsibility. 

We have been reminded of that in these past few mornings.

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Thursday 2 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 61 of 2023

1109hrs:

Day 270 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0758hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 70%
188 days on time or early of 270
Punctuality surplus = 584 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 1 day

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That dreaded and deceiving population census conducted by Pakistan in AJK is after all upon us. The following is the first major objection to surface, in the shape of modern freedom icon Quayyum Raja:


There is so much that can be written about this subject which is yet another own goal from Pakistan. They are desperate and desperate people make glaring mistakes.

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Wednesday 1 March 2023

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 60 of 2023

1237hrs:

Day 269 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0807hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 70%
187 days on time or early of 269
Punctuality surplus = 582 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 0 days

Note: We slipped yet again today! It was totally avoidable. 

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The military juntas are like entities which sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry them and yet assure themselves that they are very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means-except by getting off his back!

Attributed to Tolstoy

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Daily Diary (DD) - Day 60 of 2024

1308hrs: It is Day 60 already of the year 2024. It is also a leap year and thus today we are enjoying an extra day for the year. Let's h...