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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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Maulana Zafar Ali Khan – Father of Urdu Journalism

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi The one who fought the freedom movement with his pen and used it as a unifier for burgeoning the required nationalism in the Muslim community will be remembered as the father of Urdu Journalism. January 18, 2013 marks the 140th birth anniversary of Maulana Zafar Ali…

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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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Alas, the Pigeons have Flown Away in Peshawar!

By Usman Jillani The birds have flown away – the pigeons have flown away and now the city wears a deserted look, but the flowers still bloom in the ‘city of flowers’ and this is what keeps the city still alive. Peshawar, found some 2500 years ago, the city has…

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Voice of African Women – 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign

By Aya Chebbi I made this video to contribute to 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, a worldwide campaign against gender-based violence that runs from 25th of November to 10th of December. This video is a message from inspiring young African women that I had the chance and honor…

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Positive is Credible

By Mahvish Bashir Build for yourself a strong box Fashion each part with care When it’s strong as your hand can make it Pull all your troubles there Hide there all thoughts of your failure And each bitter cup that quaff Lock all your heartaches within it Then sit on…

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The Valley of Martyrs

By Hammal Kashani The beautiful valley of hazaras, situated between the Alamdar road and the neighbouring Koh-a-Murdar, once known for its peace, love and brotherhood, is now living under the shadow of blood-stained guns and bullets. The hospitable hazaras who had been living in Quetta since the 19th century are…

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Karachi Makes Me Feel at Home

By Javeria Khalid Petiwala A lot of people around me are planning to pack their bags and get the hell out of Pakistan. They will be blessed with better security, a superior job, fatter paycheck and a much more comfortable life style. When you talk to them, they can’t translate…

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Visiting Wildlife

By Mirni Sumiyati Mirni Sumiyati from Indonesia writes about the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, which was set up in 1964 to rehabilitate orphaned baby orang utan. The Centre is located at a distance of approximately 23km from the Sandakan Town. Image Source: Google Images Are you an animal lover?…

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The Entertainment Industry

By Varda Dar The curtain rises and you are met with absurd visions of an otherwise sensible, mature woman singing and romping about in the fields donning a gaudy lacha. She swings from one tree to another, putting Tarzan to shame in the process, to please the hero who doesn’t look even…

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Forgotten Principles of the Founder

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi Quaid Day Special Much has been written and said about Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. However, little has been implemented by maintaining the true essence of his precious guidelines. The easy-to-understand percepts of the founding father have been reserved for historical archives, political sloganeering and rhetoric. Every…

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Pakistan – Past, Present and Future

By Muhammad Yasir Kayani Ask yourselves, where do we stand today after the expiry of almost six and a half decades since independence? I think we stand nowhere but on the brink of a deep abyss; an abyss of ideological schizophrenia, a loss of cultural identity, an overall social disintegration,…

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Lesson 101 – Immortality

By Talha Ebraheem Some days back, I had a chance to accompany a deceased on the burial journey. Sitting beside the coffin carrier, I thought about the transition that a living being goes through at the time of death, leaving behind memoirs. The memories that erodes with the never-ending ticktocks…

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Sevdalinka – Love, Passion and Sadness

By Elma Begic Bosnia and Herzgovina I’ll tell you a story about Sevdalinka. Imagine a woman, with her eyes closed and singing. Imagine sorrow and sadness in her voice, and a beautiful love song being sung by her. Can you? Every time someone sings Sevdah, you have a strange need…

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