My nightmare experience of applying for a US visa in Karachi
I recently applied for the US B2 Visa from the Karachi consulate of the US on January 03, 2018...
Abu Kamal: Grasping Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
It was at Abu Kamal that the end of the ISIS Caliphate was announced. When the Syrian army helped...
Gabon: The trip of the lifetime to the land where time stands still
‘Africa’s very last (Garden of) Eden’ Mike Fay Gabon (officially the Gabonese Republic) is arguably one of the single most stable...
My nightmare experience of applying for a US visa in Karachi
I recently applied for the US B2 Visa from the Karachi consulate of the US on January 03, 2018 along with my wife. First and foremost, after getting the necessary documentation done, I paid the visa fee at Allied Bank Tauheed Commercial Street on December 29, 2017, I kept... Read more
Abu Kamal: Grasping Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
It was at Abu Kamal that the end of the ISIS Caliphate was announced. When the Syrian army helped by the PMUs (popular mobilization units of Iraq) crossed the border from the Iraqi side after taking over the ISIL’s Iraqi stronghold of Abu Qasim, it seemed that it was... Read more
Gabon: The trip of the lifetime to the land where time stands still
‘Africa’s very last (Garden of) Eden’ Mike Fay Gabon (officially the Gabonese Republic) is arguably one of the single most stable of countries in Sub Saharan Africa. This means it is an absolutely ideal and safe tourist attraction for the enterprising Pakistani Couple who want to spend a relatively inexpensive vacation... Read more
Why raw determination is crucial to ultimate victory
“You have to make up for the smallness of your size by your courage and determination to duty, for it not life itself that matters but the courage, fortitude and determination that you bring to it” Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s address to the Pakistan Navy circa 1988 Put simply, if... Read more
The seminal importance of ethics in contemporary HR functions
The HR (Human resources) department in any organisation is generally tasked with a wide range of tasks as well as responsibilities, as a general rule. And indeed, many if not most of them have their very own ethical and legal ramifications, within the HR paradigm. In any company, staff... Read more
The Little Urban Jungle of Karachi
Mr. Shahzad Qureshi’s has the proverbial green thumb and he simply loves to use it. In his bid to give the megalopolis of Karachi a cleaner and fresher environment he has few peers and certainly no superiors. Originally inspired by Indian eco-entrepreneur Shubhendu Sharma, who actually came up with... Read more
Sweet Delights: A History of Chocolate
Both Sugary sweets and chocolate confectioneries may be classified as a type of food that is essentially based around both sugar and chocolate. Apart from that, they may also may also include caramel, butter, biscuits, and different kinds of nuts and raisins added as extra flavors. o  Where does... Read more
B17 comes to Karachi

B17 comes to Karachi

Blog October 19, 2017 0

Karachi (art) Biennale 2017 is pretty much Pakistan’s largest ever pan international contemporary art event. it will take in place every two years in the city of Karachi. In fact, come October this year almost 150 artists not just from Pakistan but also from across the globe will resonate to the... Read more
Saying No to Smoking Is the Only Future
From endlessly dug up roads to crime to lack of basic necessities such as electricity and water, there is an increasing number of reasons due to which Pakistanis are frustrated, in general.  Smoking is also one key reason for the same. Indeed, many people are lured by peer pressure... Read more
Heroin: The Most Terrible of All Addictive Drugs available in Pakistan today
These days, most people in our country are pretty well aware indeed, about the horrors of drug use, especially something as ruthlessly addictive as Heroin; this is arguably the single most lethal and addictive drug ever invented. Unfortunately, is is a whole lot more freely available today than the... Read more
Of Knife Attacks and Shisha Parlors
Of late, there is a demented young man who has taken to talking the mean streets of Karachi’s Gulistan-e-jauhar area, armed with evil intentions and a razor-sharp scalpel. His main aim in life seems to be to randomly accost women in the streets and stab them in the back.... Read more
Who says “Ghost Riders don’t exist?”
This scribe had arguably the worst possible experience in his life with reference to Foodpanda. Placed in an order for a pizza at pizza at 8:15 or so. Was given 30 minutes delivery time. Waited for 45..Foodpanda asked me to contact pizza hut. . They gave 20 minutes delivery... Read more
A Study of Politics: The Rise of Donald Trump and His Impact on World Politics – Part(I)
“Men will not look at things as they really are, but as they wish them to be–and are ruined” Machiavelli: The Prince “Thank you. Thank you very much, everyone. Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business, complicated. Thank you very much.” Said Donald Trump as he started his victory... Read more
What Imam Hussain’s (AS) Sacrifice Teaches Us Today
Today, even as the whole world gears up for the Ashura, a day widely associated with Imam Hussain (AS) and the supreme sacrifice he made by sacrificing his life as well as the lives of his family and friends in the path of righteousness, by refusing to bow to... Read more