Thursday 29 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 60 of 2024


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 hope that we can make the most of this day. 

I am still struggling with my sleeping pattern, even at this stage of the year when we are 

Wednesday 28 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 59 of 2024


Now effectively using my laptop as a desktop, until I can procure a new laptop.

I will first of all prioritise the daily budget statement that I began publishing on the 20th of February. Whenever I have a multitude of tasks to conduct in the field such tasks do tend to lag behind. I did publish for 3 days in a row till the 22nd. Now, I have to make amends for the days of the 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and today the 28th to bring AJK Public Treasury up to date.


Tuesday 27 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 58 of 2024


In search of a new laptop...given that my screen is now effectively unusable. I am using another screen to temporarily do work that needs immediate attention.


Sunday 25 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 56 of 2024


My screen is playing up and typing here is like fending in the dark. I got up at 0600hrs today and I barely had an hour of sleep after working through the night. 


Saturday 24 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 55 of 2024


The 'rest' part of my day is getting efficient finally. Despite only 3 hours of very light sleep in the previous 24 hours, I made do with 8 hours of sleep in the 24 hours just passed. I fell asleep at midnight and got up at 0800hrs. Now, I just need to bring that down to 0600hrs and if I can do that for 3 days in a row it will become a routine. Our public and our territory can then expect much more from me, whom I have devoted almost the past 2 decades to.


Friday 23 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 54 of 2024


Have performed markedly better today. I didn't go to sleep till after 0400hrs because of engagement with co-citizens in different time zones. I also managed to get up at 0700hrs after not really being able to sleep. So, today's 'rest performance' has dwindled to half of the optimum level needed to give 100% every day. 

It is likely that the responsibility of work is now preventing me from slumbering furthermore. The change in weather is also a factor, though it should be noted that there is still frost in the mornings.


We have completed our 7th Friday in the 'Court of the Public':


Thursday 22 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 53 of 2024


Improved from yesterday by sleeping at 0200hrs. I had to follow Luton's visit to Liverpool in the English Premier League and until half-time it looked a dream with the score at Liverpool 0 : Luton 1. The second half did convert to a nightmare as Liverpool have built a tradition of finishing strong viz. Liverpool 4 : Luton 1. Simultaneously, I was also able to participate in an online programme on #InternationalMotherTongueDay :

Again, I struggled to get up. Eventually rising at 1100hrs accumulating a total of 9 hours rest, 2 more than yesterday and 3 more than the optimum.

I have much soul searching to do.


Today's financial statement, courtesy AJK Public Treasury:


Wednesday 21 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 52 of 2024


I have cut down sleep but it is not in sync with the pattern I'm aspiring for. I didn't get to sleep till 0400hrs as there was much pending work to attend to that couldn't wait any longer. I did get up at 0800hrs but felt that was not enough sleep for my 51 year old body. after a while I returned to sleep but got up at 1100hrs. Therefore, 7 hours in total is better than than the 8 plus that I've been 'enjoying' for most of this year so far.


I'm devoting a lot of time to trying to explain to my co-citizens the need for them to financially play a part in change, that would be for the betterment of our people, It's the only weak link of our peace strategy for a thousand years: 


Today's snapshot financial statement:


Tuesday 20 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 51 of 2024


The icy temperature last night ensured that I fell asleep just before midnight. I woke at 0800hrs. Thus, I have regained a tolerable level of rest, although the optimum is of course 6 hours. I should concentrate on narrowing that gap now.


The following has long been overdue and we did experiment somewhat a few times before but I didn't think our people were quite ready. We can wait no longer.

This will be uploaded here on a daily basis with all relevant changes detailed in due course. We will also gradually backtrack as much as possible to 2009 when we began focussing totally on our own territory, so that the people of this territory clearly understand what one has to go through to consistently focus on public interest at the cost of everything else.

Here's our Facebook post with regards to this new daily initiative:


Monday 19 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 50 of 2024


Today developed similar to the day before yesterday. Got to sleep at around 0130hrs and despite getting up at 0900hrs fell back asleep again till about 1230hrs. The rain has been pounding down since yesterday as have strong winds been blowing. Abnormal weather in both directions (hot & cold) does affect life here and slows down movement of people even more so than normal.


Sunday 18 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 49 of 2024


I have reversed the downfall of yesterday to a considerable extent. It took me just beyond 0100hrs to fall asleep and I did manage to get up at 0900hrs this morning. The rain has returned and that cannot be a bad thing for our nascent crops.

I'm keen to develop momentum from hereon....


After a few weeks of 'soft & subtle awareness outreach' to my co-villagers on the importance of waste management and its bearing on our future success as a country, we convened our inaugural meeting this morning in our bazaar, with all major stakeholders on board:


Saturday 17 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 48 of 2024


After yesterday's success I have fallen back down to earth today. Yes, I did get to sleep around midnight and I even woke up at 0600hrs but I couldn't continue the good form of yesterday. I eventually got up at around 1430hrs. Perhaps I need to openly introspect even further.


Friday 16 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 47 of 2024


Finally! It has taken 47 days of this year to hit the wake up target of 0600hrs. I did try and go to sleep just beyond midnight and after a couple of hours of shut-eye without actually falling asleep, I got up to do some work at c. 0200hrs. By 0300hrs I tried again to sleep and although I did almost succeed on a few occasions - before I knew it - it was already 0600hrs. Not yet enough light to venture off on my morning walk. 

Thus, I worked for about half an hour before setting out.

Some of the forest cover behind my house has been burning for the past few days and one can notice the brown mounds where there used to be trees. Just how many matters of the State that the 'governing structure' in AJK abuses is beyond the capacity of any one person to log on a daily basis.


Our 6th Friday addressing the 'Court of the Public':


Thursday 15 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 46 of 2024


Slipped yet again today. I did get to sleep close to midnight and even woke at c.0800hrs but drifted back to sleep soon after and didn't really get up till 1500hrs.


Wednesday 14 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 45 of 2024


Coming as close to the optimum as at any time in the past 45 days. Slept just after midnight and got up at c. 0730hrs. The weather is improving as there has been a distinct rise in temperature. 


Tuesday 13 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 44 of 2024


Targeted sleep at midnight is the relatively easy part. Getting up by 0600hrs is the more challenging part. Nevertheless, despite trying from midnight I didn't get to sleep till c. 0200hrs but did get up at 0700hrs only to recline again after a short while and get up at 1100hrs.

This isn't the performance that will help me conquer the world!

I must battle on with myself and conquer myself before I can conquer the world.


Monday 12 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 43 of 2024


A day of rest although I did get to sleep at midnight and did get up at around 0800hrs. Had 2 or 3 bouts of sleep ranging from later in the morning to the afternoon too.


Sunday 11 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 42 of 2024


Always a memorable day but it didn't have the impact necessary for public interest.


As can be assessed from the opening sentence of today's weblog there were 2 separate programmes to commemorate the freedom icon and martyr extraordinaire Maqbool Bhat. Since yesterday afternoon I had tried very hard till the early hours of the morning (0300hrs) to try and conduct a joint programme as per tradition but I failed. My sleeping pattern has been disrupted as I had to get up at around 0900hrs and I didn't get to sleep till beyond 0500hrs. 

Here's my contribution for the day nevertheless. For the record, the local parties who held their programme earlier in the day didn't even as much as invite me to speak:


Saturday 10 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 41 of 2024


A bit sharper today. Got to sleep at the target time of midnight. Quite easily got up at 0800hrs, only 2 hours over the optimum level. Nevertheless, slipped back to bed after an hour and took another 2 hours of sleep.

41 days on into the new year - which will be a very eventful year in many respects - I'm still lagging behind. Much to worry about and little to present so far.


Some work is being done by our co-citizens to promote JKA PUBLIC AGENCY and particularly our daily Space on Twitter which is into its 515th Space this evening, almost uninterrupted since it began bar a mere 1 day's delay for episode 32, due to my own oversight:

Here's how it is being promoted:


Friday 9 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 40 of 2024


I made a deliberate effort to get to sleep at midnight. However, I couldn't sleep and eventually at 0300hrs I got up and spent a couple of hours monitoring what's happening in our Western neighbourhood. Despite refraining from paying attention to matters in our neighbourhood overall, one couldn't help prying into how election day turned out in Pakistan.

So much that always remained deliberately grey for 77 years has now become black and white.

From 0500hrs I did sleep till 1030hrs despite waking up at intervals from 0800hrs.


Our 5th weekly 'Awaami Adaalat' (Court of the Public) in a row:


Thursday 8 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 39 of 2024


Performed much better today. Slept at close to midnight and got up at 0800hrs. However, I did retreat back to bed for a couple of hours before midday. Nevertheless, I sense a gradual return back to an 18 hour day soon.

I do try and analyse breaks in between to be a necessary 'evil' to lighten the load of what is essentially a very hectic life, with a burden of responsibility of national proportions. 


Wednesday 7 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 38 of 2024


Effectively another rest day. Sleeping at c. 0300hrs and despite waking up at intervals (0900hrs and midday) I didn't really get up till 1500hrs. At this rate. I will be staring into the abyss imminently. Much to do to turn it around.


Tuesday 6 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 37 of 2024


This turned out to be a rest day after hectic hosting and activities over the past couple of days. Slept at c.0300hrs but woke up at 0800hrs...after a bit of work I fell back asleep at 0900hrs, waking again at c. 1400hrs.


Monday 5 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 36 of 2024


Have returned to almost where I left off a day before yesterday. Although I slept at c. 0200hrs I did get up at 0800hrs this morning. The length of sleep is at the optimum level but the timing is still 2 hours out of sync.

Today is an important day in the journey towards reclaiming ownership of AJK by its people. 


The 5th of February will never again be used as a date to re-affirm colonisation of Jammu Kashmir & Allied areas in the name of false solidarity:


After another solid public turnout a local youngster was keen to interview me in reference to the transfer of water and soil from Sharda that ended up in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh India:


Sunday 4 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 35 of 2024


Slipped somewhat today. A lot of events emerged over the evening and took me deep into the early hours of this morning. Slept at c. 0500hrs and managed to get up at midday. Of course, this upset the rhythm developed over the past few days. 

A lot of helter skelter today but composure comes from experience.


A strong message was needed to be displayed in public before what could be a testing day tomorrow for both the 'Government' of AJK and the public of AJK. We are particularly disturbed by reported news that Pakistan's tout in chief could be visiting the territory tomorrow to stoke further ideas of conflict in our people:


Saturday 3 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 34 of 2024


Getting sharper. The midnight anchor has stabilised into its third day. The gap has also been narrowed down to 8 hours. Just 2 hours short of the optimum level. Today, I got up at 0800hrs. The morning walk on an empty stomach is also a permanent feature.

Now, a lot has to be covered in a typical day and everything is done in sequence. 


There are an increasing number of reports that suggest our people could be provoked into violence on the 5th of February, as this has touched a raw nerve with our occupiers who have traditionally (since the early 1990's) used this date to promote fake solidarity with the people of the Valley of Kashmir in particular. Here is an example:


The above scenario is quite in contrast with the example of religious harmony as displayed below from somewhere in the Kashmir Valley, whereby a Muslim whilst praying outdoors is subject to hailstones, upon seeing this a Sikh takes an umbrella to protect the Muslim from the inclement weather whilst he continues to pray:


Friday 2 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 33 of 2024


Anchoring my daily sleep pattern from midnight has enjoyed its second day of success. Its the other side of the sleep pattern that I must concentrate on. Today I did wake up at 0900hrs but a lingering pain in my right knee forced me to stay in bed until about 1045hrs.

The weather is also brightening up. 


It's week 4 this Friday. No looking back now:


Thursday 1 February 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 32 of 2024


A better day today, both in terms of weather and performance. Managed to sleep close to midnight and was able to easily get up at 0900hrs. The gap in achieving the optimum level of rest is now 3 hours. 

It is also encouraging that I have maintained a 100% record in weblogging in 2024. The first month was negotiated without a glitch. Let's see if this performance is maintained for the rest of the year.


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...