I am thrilled to bring to you the first issue of this monthly e-magazine Sarfarosh. First of all, let me give you some background on ‘who am I’ and ‘why have I started this e-magazine’. About three years back, I was an aimless kid with crazy ideas. I wanted to change the world, discover new scientific laws, invent superhero machines, etc. however, circumstances changed me. Fell in love with a girl, took up a job, started behaving like a normal guy and tried to accept the reality. People around me referred that change as maturity. But on one fine day, a question popped up out of nowhere, is this life? What the …! I realized, for all that I have done in last three years, I wasn’t being me and to make things worse, I wasn’t getting the girl too! That’s when I decided, I got to bring that aimless kid alive again and give him a cause to fight for. As I wandered around, trying to find a cause, I wrote about everything I came across. That gave birth to Sarfarosh. In Urdu language, the word ‘Sarfarosh’ means ‘a person ready to sacrifice his/her life for a noble cause’.
This magazine is collection of observations I have made. In few articles I have tried to pour my heart out and in some expressed my helplessness. But there is one thing common in all articles. They all are written with an intension to bring a change and spread knowledge. I do understand that some of the articles might not go well and they might be offensive, however my intension isn’t hurt or offend anyone. I get nothing by hurting or offending anyone. At the same time, if I have to say a truth and that would hurt people, I would repeat that truth again and again until those people accept and change. Having said that, there is also a possibility that some of my opinions might be incorrect and not well-thought. If you find any such discrepancy, please let me know via email. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be glad to rectify myself and would acknowledge your opinion in the next issue of Sarfarosh.
Without consuming anymore words, I would like to express my thanks for taking time out to read this magazine. I hope, you would find the articles intellectually stimulating and worth reading.
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