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‘So, if he can’t afford it, can’t we do it for him?’ I asked timidly. ‘Why would you want to do it? Let things be the way they are’ was the reply. Let things be the way they are, seriously? What about all those teachings of being different, and unique,…

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Elections and the Security Challenge

By Hassan Mujtaba Image source: pakistannislam.blogspot.com If we make a list of serious ailments haunting Pakistan, then I think that terrorism/extremism would be on the top. Many people would not agree as they would cite unemployment, corruption, economic recession, political instability etc as greater problems than the one mentioned above….

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The Psych behind My Logy

By Hanan Asghar   To be or not to be has always intrigued my mind since my adulthood. When I was a child, all I knew was I will be going to a medical school. However, I ended up having an UG degree in psychology.As a kid who received all…

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The Altar of Sacrifice

Written By Zohra Noushin Ahmed I know that being in society requires us to abide by a certain set of rules. Whether or not these particular rules are in our best interest, I leave it for each person to judge accordingly. However, I must say that life in Pakistani society…

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Measles – Another Epidemic

By Qurat-ul-ain Zamir Cheering the New Year zealously, 2013 celebrations and happiness prevailing the lows and highs of the society! “Year of the Children”, was given the name to this New Year with the resolution to make this year special for our little brats and princesses i.e. our kids by…

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Youth and Crime in Nigeria: Effects and Solutions

By Nweke, Prince O. Regional Coordinator, National Coalitions of Nigerian Youths in South-East (NACONY) Image source: diylanguage.wordpress.com Introduction It is unfortunately that from research, we observed that there are roughly 200 million youths in Nigeria between 15 and 4 years of age. This represents about 20% of the population. According…

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Assassination – The Extreme Form of Censorship

By Aya Chebbi, Tunisia I was once asked by the American freshmen students during the Arabic Cultural Hour: “Do people in Tunisia live peacefully with each other”. My answer was: “We do because we have been raised on a culture of tolerance and solidarity.” I even gave examples of how…

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Drones for Feeding?

By Hanan Asghar What comes to your mind when you hear someone saying “drone”? Hey, I did not mean to attack nor wanted you to think about attacks but this is how each one of us would have reacted. Have you ever thought of how can we use the same…

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A Peace Revolution

By Zainulabidin At times when the government is lost and the media is confused, when our fellow Pakistanis are being brutally exterminated and coffins lay open on the streets, when silence echoes and surrounds the soul with hopelessness, when the wind smells of blood and the stench gets in your…

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Year of the Women

by Talha Ebraheem Dubbed as the “Year of the Women” by The New York Times, 2012 saw the women rising up in different parts of the world to demand their rights. What originated as the Convention on Elimination of all forms of discrimination against Women (CEDAW) that later got molded…

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Jay Vee En Route to Natural Photography

By Hanan Asghar Everyone loves to capture the beautiful nature in order to receive a flashback for the moment that soothed his soul. Jay Vee is not different than us when it comes to capturing images of beautiful nature. Having witnessed the ownership of a professional camera, Jay Vee decided…

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Appreciable Recovery Response by Japanese Government after March 11, 2011 Tsunami

By Muhammad Usman Recently, I have been selected by the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan through proper selection procedure under KIZUNA ﴾Bond﴿ Project. KIZUNA project is launched by Japanese Government to promote the global understanding of Japan’s revival efforts, especially through youth, in response to the Great East Earthquake of…

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Regret isn’t All That Bad

By Rizka Saliha People always talk about regret as something negative, they might even do things that they aren’t really sure about just so they don’t regret not doing it, later. But regret isn’t all that bad; it teaches us about who we are and allows us to open ourselves…

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What do Volunteers Stand for?

By Hanan Asghar What do volunteers stand for? Here’s what: Vivacious discussions that give insights on challenging situations Outreaching the disadvantaged sects to promote hope, radiance, and comfort Lending a hand to promote a positive change towards human development Understanding the grounded reasons that strengthen life struggles Navigating means to…

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No Offense, But I Have Faith in PPP

By Daud Few days back I travelled from Lahore to Islamabad on GT road for the first time in my life. It was a really great experience, and it felt like seeing the whole country in one go. I saw people from all walks of life and I could tell…

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