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A Series of Unfortunate Events

In a world too often governed by corruption & arrogance ; it can be difficult to stay true to one’s literary & philosophical principals.

Daniel Handler born in 70’s is an American writer and musician. He wrote many books for adults but he is best known for his children’s series ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions’, published under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket.

The book follows the turbulent lives and unending miseries of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire.

After their parents’ death in a fire, the children are placed in the custody of a murderous relative, Count Olaf, who attempts to steal their inheritance and, later, orchestrates numerous disasters with the help of his accomplices as the children attempt to flee.

As the plot progresses, the Baudelaires gradually confront further mysteries surrounding their family and deep conspiracies.

Those above lines were the words In a world too often governed by corruption & arrogance ; it can be difficult to stay true to one’s literary and philosophical principals written by Handler in the Book & not by me .

I am not sure how but when I read the or watch the series or movies based on it, I see this country the past the present the future every where.


Let me explain if we see by Mr. Nawaz Sharif’s point of view, he ,his son & his daughter are three Baudelaire orphans & of course the establishment is the evil count Olaf who attempts to steal their inheritance with the help of his accomplices judiciary & some treacherous media ..Which was awarded by him long a ago.

From another angle if we see establishment’s point of view,  the army ,the judiciary and some favored elements (you know what I mean) are the three Baudelaires while Nawaz Sharif and his accomplices are count Olaf who are wicked & trying to steal the fortune .

There is still another angle, the media angle, which angle is my favorite from 8 to 10 PM every night whether it’s Sunday ,Monday Rainy day ,Eid day ,Polio day ,etc … the list is too long however that angle is the three Baudelaires are the media , the people of the state and this country ( I could have used in single term both people & country but I am not as this country involves not only people but some special people ) and who is count Olaf here of course every news breaker from grave diggers stealing cadavers to dictators sitting in parliament I have to say that it’s true , a sad & dark reality.

The Baudelaire & Count Olaf both represent as symbols the one who is true in their literary & philosophical principals & the other who are corrupt & arrogant . One is the Orphan always looking for the guardian & the other is posing to be guardian always looking for orphans.

If we look into the past we see many Baudelaire & Countless Olafs , Do I need to explain …the answer is No .

It will be boring and too lengthy to cover so I leave this past there as I have already explained the present …but ( there is always a “BUT” in every event ) there is a question which always ‘ll be there “ Has the Count Olaf been really exposed this time …are we able to recognize his hideous acts & ready to save ourselves”.

The answer may be Yes ..or No who cares because we are not Baudelaires who recognize their enemy and tried to save themselves . each one of us becomes Count Olaf when gets power and becomes orphan when that power is lost or gone … don’t you believe look at Mr. Ex Ex Ex ( I could wrote three X’s in Row you know what I mean).

Prime Minister’s gestures It not only explains him but his voter too who is powerless now as his leader is … he is helpless though he comes to his “Jalsas” to listen his great & divine revelations that shakes the bottom of this country’s soul & eat the” Biryani & Keemay wala Nan “ specially made for him …we let him eat & stick to our subject again honestly count Nawaz Sharif is in “Bardo” it’s my own theory (a state of existence between death and rebirth, varying in length according to a person’s conduct in life and manner of, or age at, death. Oxford says this).

At this stage, any thing could happens friends could become enemies, enemies could become saviors, brothers could be traitors ,traitors could be brothers.

It is unfortunate that Panama exposed the billion dollar fortune of Sharif family.

It is unfortunate that every one they think could help has turned his face away ,It’s unfortunate that his sons are absconders, it’s unfortunate that he knows what he shouldn’t know , It’s unfortunate that miracles don’t happen in this world right now.

It’s unfortunate that orphan population of 23 crores still thinks Counts Olafs are their guardians .

But one thing is clear if any one is not seeing it’s not my fault like every episode of unfortunate event the Count Olaf escapes beautifully it will happen definitely this time .

He will escape leaving behind the damages that he did to save himself & left for his accomplices to clean up.

We all know the term necessary evil & we know what it stands for may be the situations is being pushed to a stage where it becomes the condition that the survival only exists by letting the necessary evil escape.

As election campaigns are about to start I am waiting what my candidate brings to me Biryani or Keemay Wala Naan although it’s difficult for me to judge which tastes better.

I think I should ask him to bring some Kababs also as I am not gonna see him till next election …..so until next series of unfortunate event.

Hasta la Vista!

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