Healthy Snacking Makes for A Healthier Lifestyle
Day in day out we are perennially bombarded with images, pictures and adverts of processed, sugary food items that...
Trump and Kim: Two semi-grown men playing with ‘fire and fury’
“May you live in interesting times” Ancient Chinese saying It is difficult to predict with any degree of certainty,...
Stress and how it creates problems in our collective lives
Even as our collective become ever more complex in today’s increase fast paced environment. The unfortunate truth comes to...
Heroic professor lives on…. in the hearts of those he saved
Heroes are not born, but rather, are forged by their circumstances.  Lecturer Syed Hamid Husain, an assistant professor of chemistry at the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda was one such individual who rose over, above and beyond the call of his duty. The soft spoken UK returned PhD student... Read more
Child marriages: CII & talibanisation in the mainstream
Each year,15 million girls are married before the age of 18. That is 28 girls every minute – married off all too soon effectively endangering their personal development and wellbeing. Being robbed of their childhood… How and why does such a horrific crime occur in ostensibly civilized societies? We... Read more
Blast from the past: Vital signs mega hit “Sawali Saloni”
Back in their heyday, Vital Signs made arguably some of the best pop music ever heard in the sub continent.   Vital Signs 2 was the second album of the Pakistani band Vital Signs. Fresh from the success of their smash hit “Dil Dil Pakistan”  Vital Signs went to... Read more
Why Karachi still votes MQM

Why Karachi still votes MQM

Blog November 29, 2015 0

As the local bodies’ elections fever grips Karachi, arguably the most reviled and hated party by most non Karachi-ite Pakistanis as well as the military establishment would be the Mutahda Qaumi Movement or the MQM. Universaly denounced as terrorists, extortionists and cold blooded mass murderers and even traitors and... Read more
Pakistan: “A series of Unfortunate events”
How many people remember or even know about the following events in Pakistan? On January 1, 2010, a suicide bomber driving a Pajero laden with explosives rammed his vehicle into a crowd watching a volleyball match in the district of Lakki Marwat, KPK. The spectators were mostly teenage boys,... Read more
Exclusive: Meet Vanessa O Brien, world renowned climber extraordinaire
Vanessa O’Brien, is arguably the planet’s most well known female climber today. The 50 year British-American made it to the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records for being the fastest woman to climb the “Seven Summits” challenge, in 10 months Not only has she climbed the highest mountain peak on... Read more
The Cancer of Hate

The Cancer of Hate

Blog September 28, 2015 0

Some time ago, the social media frenzy about a TV show in which Dr Pervez Hoodhbhoy, Ansar Abbasi and Orya Jan Maqbool had participated, caught my attention. I watched the YouTube uploads of the show and happened to read many of the comments and feedback about the show on... Read more
5 books that you need to read to relieve stress
Reading can be the best tool to relax and it works better and faster than other methods to calm frazzled nerves such as listening to music, going for a walk or settling down with a cup of tea. Psychological research shows that the human mind has the tendency to... Read more
SSG: The Phantom Warriors
They strike as if out of nowhere and then melt into the darkness like ghosts. They are the “Phantom Warriors” of the SSG: (Special Services Group). The elite of the elite. Widely recognized to be the best special services forces in the whole world, The commandos of the SSG... Read more
Portrait of a “Loving Addict”
Photo credits: Umme Hamdani A hairy unkempt man crawling towards the poster of his favourite model and kissing it in absolute rapt silence. Second after second. Minute after minute. He left the pic. Walked away. And then started back, went down on his hands and knees to kiss the... Read more
Conceal carry: The Sheep dog Mindset
As crime rates surge and an increasingly ineffective state looks indifferently on, more and more armed legally armed civilians have switched to conceal carrying weapons for self defence. Some prefer non lethal weaponry such as pepper sprays and stun guns, while other realise that deadly force needs almost always... Read more
GB Elections and Diaspora voting rights
 The government of Pakistan had offered to arrange external vote-casting for Afghan citizens/refugees in Afghanistan elections (2004) which was respectfully turned down by friends of Pakistan –the Afghan government. If a similar offer were to be made to at least Pakistan-based Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) kinfolks in their upcoming legislative assembly... Read more
Ranikot fort: The great wall of Sindh
The ancient fort of Ranikot lies a few kilometres from Sindh. Its also known quite aptly as the ” Deware-Sindh” (The great wall of sindh)  With a circumference of nearly  26 kilometres its pretty much the largest fort in the world. “The size of Ranikot defies all reasons. It... Read more
14 old Kanza dies of food poisoning.. Does anyone care?
As little Kanza was stepping into her teens her life was extinguished  for a reason so trivial it almost boggles the imagination. She died simply.. because she consumed her favourite brand of chicken burger. “It was like just another day when you receive a call from your kids, who... Read more