Category Archive: Featured, Insight

The Illusion of the ‘Change’

The Illusion of the ‘Change’

Revolution has been the talk of the town with regular slogans that a Tsunami is going to sweep the country in the coming years. The general election is around the corner and the political parties...
A Question Mark on Patriotism

A Question Mark on Patriotism

For past few months, there has been increased attention within media and social media as to the topic of Overseas Pakistani’s role within our democratic system. National Database and Registration...
Malala: Symbolic of Education

Malala: Symbolic of Education

Malalai Yousufzai, a 14 year old girl, was attacked by terrorists called Tehreek-Taliban-Pakistan in Swat. In 2010, she received National Peace Prize for her struggle to get schools restarted in her...
Khan in Waziristan

Khan in Waziristan

An inquisitive fellow at work came to me this Monday morning inquiring about Imran Khan and his march against the drone attacks. He had followed the story on the mornings New York Times edition....
4 Mistakes Behind Our Doom in T20

4 Mistakes Behind Our Doom in T20

Many have bemoaned the fact that Pakistan lost the Semi-Final. I have heard a lot of experts angry and upset over the loss, and have sat among hundreds of fans watching the matches in a cinema...
Mr.Khan- a Better Player than Politician

Mr.Khan- a Better Player than Politician

Imran Khan the name that has once again become the topic of almost all drawing room discussions. There is not a single gathering where Mr. Khan is not talked about. The discussions have varying views...
Climate Change…Saanu ki?

Climate Change…Saanu ki?

Even though Pakistan lies among the 20 most vulnerable countries impacted by climate change, according to the Maplecroft Climate Change Vulnerabilities Index, most of us living here go “Saanu...
The Unbroadcasted- A Peaceful Protest

The Unbroadcasted- A Peaceful Protest

While a lot was projected of the unspeakable violence people did while lodging protest against the blasphemous film, there was another side to it. A peaceful one. This one we all would have wanted to...
Hypocrisy and Extremism

Hypocrisy and Extremism

The challenges of encouraging the long-term view are not restricted to private corporations. In the case of democracies like India, the political party forming the government may make short-term...
Will Hell be Any Different?

Will Hell be Any Different?

Fire of painful existence: Can you tell whether someone is undergoing pain, anguish or distress? May be you can, to some extent, particularly in cases where the painful condition is the result of a...
Freedom to Abuse

Freedom to Abuse

In the aftermath of violence following desecrating trailers on YouTube of ‘Innocence of Muslims’ ‘Secretary Clinton urged people of all faiths to learn “answering ignorance with...
Yes I CHEAT!

Yes I CHEAT!

Yes I cheat. This statement can create many issues for me but I think it’s high time everyone finds out that I cheat in every test: be it quizzes, hourly, exams, any form that I am tested in I...
Those Lives Could be Saved!

Those Lives Could be Saved!

The garment factory in Karachi has claimed more than 280 lives by now and death toll is constantly rising.  According to Pakistani media, it was their salary day and the five story building was...
Why are Our Children Committing Suicide?

Why are Our Children Committing Suicide?

In the past three months more than twelve children committed suicides for various reasons but the indifference is still not out of its shell. As a society either we are emotionally absorbent or...
Why aren’t you Married Yet?

Why aren’t you Married Yet?

To be born without a Y chromosome brings lots of complications and issues. We live in a world in which women have come very far in various fields but still old age traditions often tend to be...
An Impregnable Defence

An Impregnable Defence

During the 1965 War I was an eight year old schoolboy.  I still remember the thrill and excitement of those heady days. Being the son of an air force officer, I had a ringside view of the war. We...
Aafia is Pakistan’s Pride, but Rimsha?

Aafia is Pakistan’s Pride, but Rimsha?

The Rimsha Masih case has been in headlines since 2 weeks now and the frustration and helplessness that one feels over the whole issue is just indescribable. The feeling of despair is quite extreme....
Singing to Educate

Singing to Educate

One of the most emotive images are of young, fragile shoulders carrying twice the load as their own weight, angelic faces marked with the miseries of the material world. Thinking it could be the...
Say No to Free Prizes!

Say No to Free Prizes!

Have you noticed that from cellular companies to cooking oil manufacturers and from soft drinks sellers to paint dealers, all have been offering prizes on the purchase of products? Advertisements...
Imagine Pakistan..

Imagine Pakistan..

  It is difficult to imagine Pakistan today to be a place where love and harmony abound. In fact, Pakistan today is a place where poison and rancour fills the air, where the killing fields are...
Please Excuse the Minorities

Please Excuse the Minorities

Yet another episode of violence towards minorities and still more cries demanding blood, both from the extreme right and left. Pakistani society is witnessing a continued decline in its social mores,...
Kacheray Wala Kids

Kacheray Wala Kids

Hussain and Mustufa, 4 and 6 years are brothers who collect garbage from our Muhallah. They go street to street and about 20-30 homes each day, for Rs. 400 per month. While most of the kids of their...