Tuesday, March 13, 2012


By: Shazia Yousuf 

Roots of a tree are not visible, what is seen by the world are the shoots, leaves, flowers and fruits that the tree bears. The health and the growth of a tree depends a lot on the roots, but it is not visible to the world, its apparent significance is barely any.

So is the case with humans. Your ancestors may have been humans of great substance, but that in no way makes you equally great. Your roots may mean a lot in who you are, but what matters more is the fruits of kindness, compassion, selflessness, courtesy, forbearance that you reap.

"A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love." - Saint Basil


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Road Trip to Gawadar

By: Shazia Yousuf

My friends and I had been craving for a road trip adventure. Not being able to take too many days off from work; we had to come up with some place not too far from Karachi, yet worth the experience.

After some planning and research, we discovered that Pearl Continental Hotel at Gawadar popularly known as Zevar PC Gawadar, was offering rooms at fairly cheap rates and that it had water sports facility available. Gawadar is a small sea port in the province of Baluchistan at a distance of about 632 km from Karachi towards the southwestern Arabian Sea coast of Pakistan.
Hence we decided on taking a road trip to Gawadar; the main attraction for us was jet skiing at the beach.
We were a gang of sixteen people, so we hired a thirty two seater Toyota Hiace van, booked rooms for a night at the Zevar PC Gawadar, and set out on the much awaited adventure.

We started off early in the morning. The drive is supposed to be 8 hr long in an SUV, but it took us around 12 hours.