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Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own!
Remembering the Birth of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (By: Shazia Yousuf)

On the birth day of the greatest leader of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, let us recall his message to us as a nation:

Our objective should be peace within and peace without..."


“Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.”Oliver Wendell Holmes
Language is not just a method of communication; it is a means of bonding which brings one closer to the culture to which that language belongs.

Philosophies Never Die (By: Sadaf Chaudhry)

Literally speaking Philosophy is an intellectual inquiry, pursues the truths beyond common sense through rigorous logical analysis, appearing as an abstract reasoning process. I perceive philosophy quite differently.


Addressing the nation on 15th August, 1947, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah said: "[The creation of Pakistan]...
It has placed tremendous responsibility on the citizens of pakistan...It gives them opportunity to demonstrate to the world how a nation with contaning many elements can live in peace and amity and work for the betterment of all its citizens irrespective of cast or creed..."

Let's Celebrate Eid (By: Shazia Yousuf)

Eid” - a synonym for colour, festivities, celebration, family reunions and happiness, a time when near and dear ones get together to share their joys...

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A land with great hidden potential, God has been extremely kind and generous.  A land so variegated and diverse, it has been bestowed with the Divine riches; its people, especially the youth being the greatest strength. The unity displayed during cricket matches or during natural calamities are examples of our strength!

Let’s Indulge In The Ramadan Deal (By: Shazia Yousuf)
With the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, we see the storming of billboards all over the city with mouth watering Iftari deals. “Mc Donald’s Iftar, Sab se shandar”, “Your date awaits (at Nando’s)”, “Salam Ramadan / Jashn e Ramadan (at Kfc)”, “Special Iftar buffets with up to 72 dishes”, “All you can eat deals” and tons of other “Buy one get one free” meal offers swarm the billboards all across.

Spiritual salvation comes beyond the intellect when the self ends. One needs spiritual enlightenment to get salvation which is a state of being saved from sin and disasters. Undoubtedly, spiritual salvation is God gifted but it can be earned too.
Happy Fathers' Day To All The Dads (By: Shazia Yousuf)

A son’s source of inspiration, a daughter’s pride; the relationship of a father with his children is one of its kind. He is a friend in some cases, or at times a figure of deep respect; he is the royalty, the King of the house.
Though a king, he is the one who has to get up early in the morning without fail, leave the house for the entire day to earn and feed the household...Fathers have no choice but to be the local branch of the money tree.


No doubt 8th of March is dedicated to women around the
world. On that day world wide the efforts of women are
acknowledged by the rigid societies prevailing in the world.
They also have a theme each year. Have you all had a look at the theme they designed this year? The theme this year is, "Equal access to education, training, science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women". Is it possible to bring this into life?

There was a lot of hype about the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. People all over the world were excited to witness this fairy tale wedding, which was expected to be full of shimmer and glimmer. Thousands of royal dignitaries attended the wedding and millions of people watched it on their television sets.

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Remote Control (By: Zahoor-ul-Islam)

I have been living in this apartment for four years now. The apartment has two entrances to the basement parking, one at the front and the other at the back of the building. When I first moved here, I would always use the front entrance, but later on I discovered that the back entrance was more convenient, as it is broader and gives me easier access to my allocated parking space.


Abdul Sattar Edhi; Uneducated Yet Enlightened (By: Shazia Yousuf)

I do not have any formal education… what use is education when we do not become human beings [after being educated]? My school is the welfare of humanity.” Abdul Sattar Edhi.
These are the words from a lecture on “Emergency Management during disasters” delivered by Abdul Sattar Edhi, at the Aga Khan University.

“We hope you lose tomorrow, daddy” (By: Shazia Yousuf) 

These were the words of the daughters of Paul Collingwood, the England cricket player. They said this to him just before the England vs. West Indies do or die encounter as they want their daddy to “come back home” as soon as possible. To them all that matters is to be with their father, even if his team loses the world cup!
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Can Beggars Be Choosers? (By: Shazia Yousuf)

From what I had learnt in my English language class during school days, I was pretty certain of the fact that "beggars cannot be choosers". For if beggars could choose, this idiom would lose its essence and we would have to come up with a modified version for this. But one fine day, this certainty became quite an uncertainty.

Best of times, Worst of Times (By: Shazia Yousuf)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair....

I recalled these lines while I was waiting for my appointment with a lawyer at the City Court.


Behind Every Successful Man, There Is A Woman (By: Shazia Yousuf)
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This may be a little hard to digest initially but I feel it is to some extent true. Success of a man is in the hands of the woman associated with his life mainly in the form of a wife.


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