Monday, February 21, 2005

Chaman-e- Sir Sayyad

This Blog is dedicated to the educational institution which was started by Sir Sayyad Ahmed Khan as a college called Muhammadan Anglo Oriental (M.A.O.) College. This college which was started in 1885 went to become a University in 1920. Since then, it is known as "Aligarh Muslim University". This university is also known as "Chaman-e Sir Sayyad" since he was the one who sowed the seeds and watered the plants of this chaman (garden).

~ Qais


Anonymous Junaid Khan said...

Kudos for presenting Aligarh & Aligs so beautifully. No Alig can help going down the memory lane & feeling nostalgic after reading your blog.
While most of my friends joined Alig community in 84, I was at AMU 87-93. My father was at AMU in 1952. So I know the experiences of many generations & can say that the spirit remains unchanged as do the jokes & anecdotes but for cosmatic changes to suite the time e.g. the story my father had heard about 'Tommy', was set in pre-independence era, with vice-roy or some other 'angrez' visiting AMU & Tommy receiving him a few stations before Aligarh. The visitor appreciated the beautiful Univ Mosque & enquired if there was a church as well? Without any hesitation, Tommy pointed to a corner of SS hall, which has a Victorian feel in its architecture, & masterfully changed the topic to involve the visitor in something else.
Again the graphic with the topic 'bhasad' is very suitable & explains the term quite well. The selection of words & epithets is good.
In the end it was no surprise to learn that you are a professional writer.
Keep it up.
U. K.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 4:11:00 PM  
Blogger Qais said...

Walekum as-salaam Junaid Sb,

I am so delighted to read your comment. Every time, this blog gets a comment, i feel so happy but your comment makes me believe that AMU will retain its USP of standing out of the crowd and getting noticed for its humour, style and traditions although some cosmetic changes might creep in.

Once again, I thank you for all the appreciation & encouragement. Request you to keep coming back.

Allah hafiz

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 5:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Dr shams said...

excellent work bhai.
though i am still in amu , but i wonder what will become of me when i leave AMU.

Thursday, September 07, 2006 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger Qais said...

Thanks a lot for visiting the blog and appreciating it, Dr Shams. The feeling that I can strike some chords in fellow aligs makes me happy and closer to my beloved alma later. It keeps me going.. Thanks again...

Friday, September 08, 2006 3:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bahut behtreen Janab,purane waqt ke yaad taaza kerwa dee aapne

was salam

Tuesday, January 05, 2010 2:58:00 PM  
Blogger Dr.Prabhat Dasgupta said...

i have a narrtion on ALIGARH sponsered by JAGRAN GROUP and approved by ALIGARH ADMINISTRATION.i want to share my narration with this site. so people can listen about the present form and culture of ALIGARH and can remember the GLORY of ALIGARH.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 9:34:00 AM  
Blogger Qais said...

Thanks Dr Prabhat. I would be happy to post it here. Please send me an email on qaismujeeb[at]gmail dot com.

Monday, October 11, 2010 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Ali Akhtar said...

Awsmm!! i was loking for something like this... thanks for the good work.

Friday, December 30, 2011 1:12:00 AM  
Blogger Shariq Alig said...


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Blogger Haris Zameer said...

dear Qais Asslmlkm...i am haris zameer ex resident member of habib hall room no.122,it was very nice to see u n to revive past memories my loved alma mater aligarh muslim university which resides in our heart,mind,soul and eyes too.
we miss many things in our life as our childhood,family life n other things bit the bygone days n memories of aligarh are immortal and cherished in our life which we cant forget in our entire life span....i miss my old days,buddies,some female friends as muskan and other mischievous activities and all kinds of wanton strokes...i love my alma mater,its culture and old days a lot coz i spent 17 years there in u aligs...haris

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 5:52:00 PM  
Blogger Shajee said...


Qais bhai missing ur posts :)

Muqarrar Irshad farmaein

Thursday, December 19, 2013 2:19:00 PM  

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