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Smile Turns Strangers into a New Family

By Maria Listuhayu Prajna Pratita Today, I went to Bantul as usual, buying rendeng (peanut leaves) for my rabbits. Unexpectedly, I came across a female security staff from my college. It turned out that she was the daughter-in-law of Mbah Wadji, the rendeng seller. She spotted me from a distance,…

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Indonesian Football Brawls – Solidarity? Nonsense.

By Maria Listuhayu Prajna Pratita Monday, 4th June 2012, on a silent dawn, another Indonesian football supporter died. The victim came from Surabaya (East Java). His name is Tomi, a 12th grade student. He was founded lying in the stadium stands right after a brawl between supporter and police. Tomi died on…

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My Crumbling Fate

By Tayyeba Irum The Crumbling Fate aims to highlight the thoughts and feelings of a young orphan who is forced into beggary. Image Source: Internet It was pitch black and I could hear the slight rustling of leaves over the grumbling of my stomach. The ice cold wind was making me…

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Window for Solitude

By Amna Javed “Inside myself is a place where I live alone, and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up” – Pearl Buck. This world is full of people. People of all sorts and kinds. They all are around us, everywhere. And mostly we find someone to…

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ISV Egypt – Locally Engaged and Globally Connected

Active Citizens programme of British Council links young leaders from 24 countries, including Pakistan and UK. The programme encourages young people to engage with their communities through social action projects. It also provides them with an opportunity to establish linkages with young people from other communities through its national and…

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Pandora Box

By Rikza Saliha Pakistan I touched the little box in my hand and smiled. In that velvet, gold lined box that lived under my bed were bitter-sweet memories from summers past. I dared not to open it for fear of what I may find, the feelings that might resurface. I opened it…

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An Illusionary World

By Hadi Raza Image source:www.bestnweb.com Let’s say that the world we live in is not a real world. And the word “illusion” is what your subconscious mind perceives about this world. We live in an illusionary world, as we’ve read it so many times. Suppose that ‘inception’ is the beginning of…

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Mother: Most Beautiful Word

By Fatima Image by the Author Source: Internet “A Mother holds her children’s hands for a while… their hearts forever.” “Heaven liveth at the feet of mothers.” I do not want to leave this world without acknowledging the most important woman in my life… my “mother.” No one can describe…

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Night Fades

By Amna Javed Image source: www.dailykos.com  It was dark, pitch dark outside. It was darker still inside. There was intense silence yet there was a commotion, a restless frenzy going on about. The night prowlers had taken over and were maybe having a busy night. The half moon started to shine,…

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Autobiography of a Cell Phone

By Muhammad Omar Iftikhar Image source: mobilewhack.com It gives me great pleasure to write these words, as I will be communicating you with words and not with circuit boards. My name is a cell phone and everyone owns me these days. My life begins when I am manufactured in a…

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Part 1: Quoting our Anatomy Teacher

By Sultan Abdul Haseeb  Margalla College of Dentistry Image source: www.nmh.com   I recently joined a medical institute to pursue Bachelors in Dental Surgery. Before joining, I was quite skeptical that as it’s a medical institute and studies are a lot tougher than they’re at other institutes, I will not get…

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Qaisar Roonjha, a Source of Inspiration

We conclude our Youth Diaries: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence campaign with this blog post. Yes, it’s important to raise awareness regarding gender violence, so that we may work together to collectively put an end to it, but it’s equally important to highlight the work of exceptional young…

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Money? Seriously?

I’m writing this on the request of Fahaad Humayun, a great friend and a greater human being. Recently, we’ve seen some people coming up with all kinds of stories, rumours and propagandas to defame ‘the Voice of Youth’. What’s amazing about these people is that they belong to the same…

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Are We ‘the’ Humans?

Youth Diaries 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence By Usman Hadi PIEAS   Image source: providingnews.com But how (will they fare) when we gather them together against a day about which there is no doubt, and each soul will be paid out just what it has earned, without (favour…

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Quasi-

By Zain R. Mian Image source: mobiletoones.com She stared at him, this woman whom he had never seen before in his life. She stared at him. Her face was disconcerting; a paradox of expression. Her eyes, deep azure stones set upon her countenance, worried him. They beckoned him closer. The…

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