By Tanvir Ahmed Siddiqui
The opinion of an intellect mind does not rest till it has gained a hearing but the most difficult thing for a man or a woman is to keep his / her own opinion to one’s self. In communication the opinion and disagreement are two sides of the same coin. One cannot agree with opinion of others when he has some of his own but at times because of obvious reasons a man does not even agree with himself. While communicating I quite often say to my friends online especially when they disagree that we are here to converse and communicate not necessarily to convince and agree. Therefore in order to evolve its better you don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. You don’t walk behind me I may not lead. Just walk beside and be a friend. I read a line some where that “A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding’. Opinions and ideas are indeed the most dangerous weapons in the world especially these days when we see almost the whole world entangled in major conflicts mainly because of one novel idea or the other. It is now quite evident that in the name of making the world secure and safe the opinion of the weapons of mass destruction was formed and perused that conceived the idea and doctrine of shock and awe which turned out the perception of blood for oil and resultantly now the world is even more insecure and unsafe.
New and fresh opinions, ideas and perspectives in any society are always suspected and usually opposed mainly because they are new, humble and unheard. In this challenging world most logical, practicable and acceptable opinions are considered only those which are shouted out forcefully loud and louder by big and bigger mouthpieces. But the reality is that those in poor and underdeveloped countries who communicate with their counterparts sitting at far end in rich and developed countries now clearly show that there remains no significant intellectual difference. Now only at the basis of colour, creed, race or technological advantage no one can be opinionated to brave an opinion because now no one is available to submit to it. Persistence in a good cause therefore is known as perseverance not through force and not through strength but through humility grace, reverence and consciousness.
Opinion Maker is a blog of same kind of grace reverence and humility to accept and accommodate people rather than to repel and bulwark opinions. Yellow and White trousered OM logo is equally explicit and weird that gives me the impression of friendly but somewhat entangled exchange of opinions and ideas. Raja Mujtaba all by himself with his graceful determination, dedication and highly innovative ideas has made this dream a reality for all Pakistanis.
OM-new I believe is a website purely made in Pakistan or by Pakistanis which is now equally compatible and competitive with any international hi-tech standards. Beside long list of its other salient features I am so excited to know from Raja Mujtaba that we would also be able to view and interact with live talk shows and video sessions @ OM on current issues. We can be rightly proud on this refreshed more beautiful more pleasant more intelligent and more lively face of Pakistan that now can be seen beyond borders. In my humble opinion the only thing that so easily and swiftly goes beyond borders is the fresh breeze of fragrance carrying within itself enormous load of love and message of peace for all. “Well my deliberate opinion is it’s a jolly strange world” (as said by Arnold Bennett)
Tanvir Ahmed Siddiqui is an accomplished writer, who is more philosophical in his approach. Keeps a keen eye on the
socio-political developments and gives a very straight forward opinion in his own style.