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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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Chelsea F.C – a Century of Football

By Hammad Manzoor Shah Founded in 1905, Chelsea Football Club gained quick reputation by signing famous footballers. Unfortunately the big names did not pay off and Chelsea failed to win a major tournament for nearly half a century. The initial thirty out of forty seasons resulted in failures, in which…

In: Global e-Village Specials

Curvature of Life

Curvature of Life, a poem by Muhamamd Shahrukh Khan At 16, she smiled, I was a bud of shyness, Exceptional was reply as I turned away my face, What was I thinking? At 25, she kissed her groom. I was a stud of failure, Exceptional stare with a squint face…

In: Poetry

Dedicated to Government Authorities

By Daud This poem is dedicated to the government authorities of Pakistan. Tujhe ab kis liye shikwa hay k bache ghar nhi rehte Jo patty zard ho jaein wo shakhon par nhi rehte Tu qiyun be-dakhal krta hay makaano say makeeno ko Wo dehshat gard ban jatey hein jin k…

In: Conflict Zones Poetry اردو ھے جس کا نام

Talha Saleem: A True Inspiration for All

When the everyday newspaper headlines say nothing apart from the increasing mortality rates of the country. When everyday you switch on to a news channel, you find yourself going through the never-ending news flashes and breaking news alerts talking about the latest catastrophe that hit the lands of Pakistan, it…

In: Conflict Zones Happenings Social Issues Specials Stories

Justice: A Myth or Reality?

By Yamna Baig I saw eight polio workers shot dead in 48 hours for they were serving humanity, heard the cries of a Christian girl being raped in Farooqabaad by a Muslim land owner and a 15-year-old girl being brutally murdered by her father in the name of honor-killing. I…

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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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A Memory

By Rida Sarwar As I stare into the fire and watch it dance All the memories start rushing through my head Tears flow down my cheeks And it flashes back to the time When you were with me You had wiped the tears off my face And your shoulders had…

In: Poetry

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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Institute of Space Technology

By Hassam Hassan The Institute of Space Technology was established in 2002 under the aegis of Pakistan’s National Space Agency, SUPARCO. It provides Bachelors programs in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Space Science. Currently the institute has attained 6th position among the top engineering institutions of…

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Rural Women – The Great Strength of Society

By Mariam Asif A number of challenges are being faced by the rural women of our society due to the gender discrimination, inadequate access to the health care, praise and education. The rural women have played a great role in the advancement of agriculture and economy.  Despite all these steps,…

In: Social Issues

Volunteerism – The Rising Good

By Quratulaim Zamir Hustle bustle, raging fires, bomb shells, flying pellets, the roaring guns, spattering blood, mourning and crying, crashing planes, wrathful storms, natural catastrophes, furious floods and tsunami’s, building up the never remitting threshold of pain on those paper thin ear drums of our ears. Yet so inhumane we…

In: Global e-Village Happenings Stories

Keep Calm and Help People

By Abdulrab Habibyar Afghanistan Keep Calm and Help People: Photo-essay by our Photographer of the Month October 2012.

In: Conflict Zones Gallery

Team PNEC Moving Up a Gear

The Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) is a trail-blazing educational project for engineering students – unique in concept and rich in hands on experience. It integrates practical development and a competitive challenge with the values behind sustainable development, respect for a diversity of individuals, energy control and environmental protection. The rules are…

In: Happenings

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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