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Pink Matters! Show You Care – Be Aware

By Qurat ul ain Zamir Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) (also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease , its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Considerable progress has been made in the fight…

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Married to the Quran

By Murtaza Ali Rizvi Lahore Grammar School     Image source: http://blog.naseeb.com In a report titled ‘Married to the Quran’ in the Pakistani weekly newspaper ‘The Friday Times’ (Jan 17-23, 2003 issue), it was said: “According to Khabrain, a large number of feudal in Sindh had married their daughters to the…

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Get Your Vote Registered

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi Institute of Communication Studies University of the Punjab, Lahore Image source: www.nicole-forrester.blogspot.com With the inception of ‘Media bloom’ in Pakistan, we have transformed ourselves into a nation of critics – it is high-time that all of us should convert ourselves from dreamers to doers. ‘Change’ is a gradual…

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A Right to Say

By Waheeda Kanwal Jinnah University for Women Image source: www.antimisandry.com Freedom of speech is everyone’s right and one should be free to express his opinion regarding social, economic and religious issues but bearing in mind that unlike socio-economic issues, religion is a rigid yet delicate subject and performing an act which causes…

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Pakistan: Needy of Youth’s Role

By Aqsa Malik Image source: www.jhsph.edu Helen Keller said, “As long as youth is there, a country can never back-pedal on its goals.” Pakistan is passing through a phase of great turmoil and violence. It has a fledging democracy, a war in its neighbourhood and an ally always grumbling the ‘do more’ dictation…

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Mistakes

By Rabail Zehra “You have to own your mistakes, otherwise your mistakes own you.” Be it on any possible human level, mistake is something we all make. Mistakes aren’t always an unethical or an act of a mischief; it is not always sinful either. It can be an oblivious act…

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Are They Not Like Us?

In February this year, NUCES- FAST Lahore hosted the IEEE-WEEK 2011, which offered a range of competitions and workshops for the participants. It was the Android Workshop that made my mind ponder over a certain drawbacks in our private universities. During that workshop I talked to one of the final year student at…

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Ten Reasons Why Batman is Better Than James Bond

By Muhammad Omar Iftikhar Superheroes and secret agents are always there to save the world. Whether they wear special suits or normal clothing, they always end up saving the day and arrest or kill the bad guys. For days I was wondering who is the best superhero or spy. My…

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Her Vision Became Global

By Muhammad Omar Iftikhar DISCLAIMER: This is to notify all readers that I, Muhammad Omar Iftikhar, am writing this without being compelled by anyone. If anyone thinks I am talking about Momal Mushtaq in high spirits is because I was obliged to, is mistaken. Her work and her vision for…

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Da Vinci of the Digital Age

By Omar Iftikhar Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage…

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Shoaib’s Controversial Words

By Muhammad Omar Iftikhar When Shoaib Akhtar used to play cricket, his injuries, bowling action and robust nature on the field would put him in trouble. Now that he has retired from International cricket, he is again seen amidst controversy. This time, it’s not the cricket pitch but the literary…

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Jokes Apart

By Ali Suleman Image source: www.thevenkey.blogspot.com Once after a Juma prayer in a mosque, the Imam raised his hands to pray and said “O Allah! Cause destruction on those who are conspiring against the Muslims. Destroy America. May their tanks stop working. May their jets stop flying. May worms eat…

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What If Every Animal Was a Lion?

By Ifra Khaliq Punjab University Lahore You see a beggar at the road side and feel pity for him. Sometimes out of pity you hand over some coins to him and at times a ten-rupee note. Your car is broken down. You have taken it to a workshop where teenagers,…

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The Change I See

By Hina Tabassum Khatri It is not long ago that I went to school myself. I remember that time when I always thought that the course was way too tedious and boring. Not just that, I always sought out ways in which I would not have to do all that…

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Sleep Paralysis

By Zeeshan Ahmed Isra University Image source: www.neurodiagnosis.org “Mom! I had a strange dream last night!” “What was it, son?” “Mom, I suddenly woke up in the night, but I couldn’t move my body, I was like tied to something” “Oh! That was…” What is it? You wake up one…

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