Internet and social media have been a boon as well as a bane of the recent times. These have created opportunities as well as challenges. Prior to these technological advacements, humans had a choice to control exposure of their details inorder to ensure their privacy. Privacy used to be a sensitive and well guarded human function. However, privacy is now only fallacious. One writer said, “Humans psychologically have become more insecure, they want to hide but technology doesn’t let them hide”. While connectivity has improved but with that unwanted exposure has also increased. Inadvertently, unconsciously and maliciously we fall pray to intrusions into our privacy. We are even unaware of how much others know about us. We are also unaware to what extent others can see us without we even knowing that they are seeing us. These aspects once again highlight importance of omnipresent principle of balance.
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Having known you since childhood and grown almost together both within family and in professional life I can proudly comment on your long journey which has been full of hard work, humility, and humane touch towards others — indeed a rare blend to be found in people as they gain higher positions in society. You faced all challenges in life with upfront boldness and converted them into opportunities to commit yourself to other useful assignments. Being part of an academia with a credit of authoring a book during testing time of one’s professional life is not that everyone can do or achieve. U can be rightly proud of all your achievements and so are those closely associated with you, especially your family. May Allah grant you the strength and nobility for achieving those milestones that you are targeting during next phase of your life for overall betterment of society. Good wishes and sincere prayer from all your well wishers are always with you.
Tahir bhai I am late by one year in reading ur thoughtful comments. I am humbled with beautiful sentiments you have expressed for me. I am proud to be associated with the u and u have been a benchmark for me