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Rural Woman of Pakistan

Youth Diaries 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence By Humaira Siddiqui SZABIST Karachi Image source: kaganof.com A hardworking woman, she sets off at the break of dawn to fetch fodder and water for the family. She carries a water pot on her head and clothes to be washed at…

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The Silent Crime

Youth Diaries 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence By Zainab Khawaja NUST Business School Image source: speakforchange.org Anjali was stuck. Stuck. Trapped. She couldn’t leave him. What would happen to the children? What would they do the next time he was in one of his moods? She had been…

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Just Another Aimless Guy, across the Bridge

By Muhammad Shahrukh Khan Image source: travelpoint.com In the silence of dazzling midnight, escaping from the chaos of a third world order country. The place where crowds of lowest caliber hassle to fill in their tummies, where the strings of inapplicable restrictions sew the lips of about 90% of psychopathic lunatics, slumbering…

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Safe at Last

Youth Diaries 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence By Syed Ahmed Raza A viscous stream of sundry pedestrians experiences a smooth flow along the footpath as if recently set free by the barrage. The stream comprises a mixture of diverse beings, some satisfied and some still to be satisfied….

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Between Heart and Mind

By Aaminah Javed NUST Business School Come on dear. Come. Let’s make another attempt, another struggle to fit into this precinct. Let’s get back to the start again, let’s try to know this abode, let’s reconsider the circumstances. I want you to be more tolerant this time, a bit more…

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Mary Celeste: The Ship That Became a Mystery

Zeeshan Ahmed Isra University “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” Neil Armstrong History is full of strange incidents; the mystery of Mary Celeste is one of these as well. Mary Celeste was a 103 foot ship that was built by Joshua Dewis in…

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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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The Beautiful Game in Pakistan

By Hamza Image by the author Source: Internet Despite being stripped of its status as co-hosts of the 2011 World Cup, Pakistanis once again are in the grips of cricket fever. From Lahore to Karachi, winding alleyways, bazaars and tea-houses are abuzz with excitement at the thought of the team…

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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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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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Beauty of Gilgit Baltistan – Part 1

By Arham Tariq SEECS-NUST It’s quite a long article; I will post it in parts. Part 1 I have visited Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan four times and luckily I have been to all seven districts. These include Gilgit, Diamer, Ghizer, Ghanche, Astore, Hunza and Skardu. Each time I have seen…

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Meri Eidi

By Wardah Iftikhar “Phupho! Phupho! Eid Mubarak!” He jumped and hugged me. My 7 years old nephew named Abdullah was excited like he was never before. “Ye daikhein mere new shoes, new shirt and jeans, main kal mama baba k sath ja k le ke aya!” His eyes sparkled with…

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Are We Independent?

By Wardah Iftikhar  Image source: www.fashioncentral.pk The arrival of August brought with it the zest of independence with each passing day the spirit popped even more and then came the BIG night; like Americans we also have official night celebrations now; and saw the President of Pakistan addressing the nation and…

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An Epiphany

By Nihal Khan Lahore Grammar School  I couldn’t remember the last time I had done such a thing, or visited a place that hostile. That was possibly because a ‘last time’ was absent, or existed only in the distant chambers of my childhood memories, masked by the dull experiences of…

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Don’t Be Indifferent!

America and its cronies say that: “We will bring the values of civilization to people by invading and bombing them.” Dear Readers, It is crystal clear that the peace is a total bliss while the war is an attempt to force a condition. As America and its so-called “Strategic Partners”…

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