The Story Behind a Proverb

 Written by: Muhammad Anwar Andar

Nadeem goes to the castle with his sister, Palwasha. They see that white smoke trails left behind by passing airplanes in the sky. Palwasha asks why the smoke of the fuels looks in the sky. Lalo Mama takes them inside the castle and says that it is not smoke but it is a kind of gas that planes produce during burning fuel. Lalo Mama adds that there is a plane that does produce smoke. Nadeem and Palwasha want some information about that plane. Lalo Mama opens a window for their information.


In the window, Rahima is watching the television. Her brother, Akbar wants her to turn up the volume of the TV. A reporter gives information about the first electronic plane, “ ZeroAvia, the leading innovator in decarbonizing commercial aviation, conducted the first-ever electric-powered flight of a commercial-scale aircraft carried out in the UK. The test flight is a significant milestone both for the UK's net-zero and green aviation ambitions and for ZeroAvia on the journey to demonstrating long-distance zero-emission flights in large aircraft.

ZeroAvia is focused on developing a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain. Hydrogen-electric offers the same zero-emission potential of battery-electric, but has a much more promising energy-to-weight ratio, making it viable for commercial operations at a much larger scale and in a shorter time frame. Additionally, the hydrogen-electric powertrain is projected to have lower operating costs due to the high cost of battery cycling in typical high-utilization regional aircraft. 

Beyond HyFlyer, ZeroAvia plans commercially relevant, certified 10-20 seat configurations ready to go within three years, and 50-100 seat configurations in flight by the end of the decade. The company projects that aircraft over 200 seats with a range above 3,000 nautical miles is achievable by 2040 without requiring any fundamental scientific breakthroughs.”

Lalo Mama closes the window and wants his guests to share the information with their friends too.

Nadeem sees the following proverb on the wall of the hall and asks about it from Lalo Mama: “We are thieves but may God recovers you!” Lalo Mama replies that this proverb has a story and then he opens another window.


In the window, the reporter of the castle tells the story of the above-mentioned proverb.

She says, “One night, thieves went to a rich man’s house and tight the rich man to a Charpai (a wooden bed) and wanted to carry him with his wealth. The man was crying that they are thieves and want to kidnap him. The thieves were saying that this man is their brother and has psychological problems and they were repeating, “We are thieves but may God recovers you.”

Lalo Mama closes this window too and then he opens the window of the listeners.


In the window, Khatira says, “One day, my mother asked me to put some water to the sheep. It was late for school. I put a bowel that had some water to the sheep. Later my mother saw it and said that she had mixed insects powder with water in the bowel. After that day, I pay attention before doing any work.”