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14 ‘Shoulds’ for a Better Pakistan

14 ‘Shoulds’ for a Better Pakistan

Pakistan has been in turmoil for a long time now. Embroiled in political, ideological, social and economic chaos, I hope that the year 2013 will be the beginning of peace, enlightenment and...
Future Impossible Tense

Future Impossible Tense

I rate this cartoon as the best of 2012 that I watched in Social Media. A corruption free Pakistan is the dream of every Pakistani but when we talk about its end then many questions rouse in this...
If We Stay Numb, We’ll be Doomed

If We Stay Numb, We’ll be Doomed

‘Another terrorist attack in Peshawar,’ said the newscaster in an overly alarming tone while the breaking news kept flashing with perfect suspense-thriller sound effects. Perhaps another blast,...
Are we lost in Transition?

Are we lost in Transition?

“You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or...
Qatar Climate Conference: A Change for Pakistan?

Qatar Climate Conference: A Change for Pakistan?

The UN member countries, including Pakistan, are starting negotiations on Climate Change under the UNFCCC from November 26, 2012 which will continue for the next two weeks in Doha, Qatar. This...
Do You do E-Shopping?

Do You do E-Shopping?

Some argue that E-Commerce or Online Shopping has just recently come to existence. However, the fact  is Online Shopping has been around for almost 29 years. Compuserve built the very first...
From 2D to 3D- The Battle for Lahore

From 2D to 3D- The Battle for Lahore

With the next general elections due shortly, we will witness the most lethal and sanguinary of all political battles in Lahore. Lahore- A bastion of PML-N, challenged by PTI, has now become the...
A Confused Pakistani

A Confused Pakistani

This Eid when I got free from prayers, I performed the same ritual which I have done so for so many years since I have left abroad. Take a drive. Since living close to the beach knowing that everyone...
Education is Not For Elites Alone

Education is Not For Elites Alone

“Each day around a quarter of the country’s teachers do not turn up to school” – Sir Michael Barber, Co-chair, Pakistan Education Task Force   Peela Schools and our education systems...
Lahore, My Love

Lahore, My Love

Falling in love is easy, staying loyal is not. I fell in love twice. First got me my wife and the second an eternal fear. Fear of leaving my beloved Lahore.  Of the two, I have been more loyal to...
10 Interesting Facts about T-20 Champions

10 Interesting Facts about T-20 Champions

I still remember an Indian advertisement of the 90s featuring the legendary Sir Viv Richards. In that advertisement Sir Viv Richards proudly claims that West Indies is famous for three things...
Srilanka or Pakistan?

Srilanka or Pakistan?

With Pakistan’s doom already predicted in the series by many cricket enthusiasts, what chances do you still think there are for Pakistan against Sri-lanka. With Afridi having lost ever-so...
In the Wake of Violence

In the Wake of Violence

 As violence unleashed in the streets of all the major cities of Pakistan on Yaum-e-Ishq-e-Rasool (Day of Love for the Prophet) everyday life was brought to a standstill with economic activities...
In It To Win It … Or Not?

In It To Win It … Or Not?

Watching Pakistan cricket team play a cricket match is like riding a roller coaster … sometimes you are at the highest level, sometimes at the lowest and most of the time you don’t know...
Bloody Friday

Bloody Friday

Do you not have the love for  prophet (PBUH) in your heart? Isn’t it another lash on our identity as  Muslims? How long do we tolerate it? Block youtube, call for a strike, ban KFC or better burn...
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...
T20 09 12

T20 09 12

It is time for the World T20 again and the countdown has begun. Most of the teams have started preparing with bilateral series. There will be some warm up games before the tournament officially kicks...
Free trade with India- Yes or No?

Free trade with India- Yes or No?

A common view -Free trade between the two countries usually at crossroads would only bring substantial economic benefits to both the countries. Statistical support: studies show that the removal of...
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...
Whither Pakistan ?

Whither Pakistan ?

Watching the Olympics spectacle from London during the past one week, one had to sadly realize that Pakistani athletes were non-entities in this grand celebration of sports. Athletes from such...