Closure: Final page turns on Saeed Book Bank Peshawar – The Express Tribune

Closure: Final page turns on Saeed Book Bank Peshawar – The Express Tribune When i was a child my best moments in my formative years were spent in a bookshop close to my house which would let me rent any book or comic I needed for a sum of money I could afford growing up….

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Grease – Review

    To say that pakistan has a serious dearth of theatre and musicals which form an even more niche part of this industry would be the understatement on the year. Overworked underpaid and struggling, the industry has a few backers and supporters in this country where arts as a profession neither fits in with…

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Tedx Karachi 2014 Live

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Leadership 101

Where do leaders come from? Pretty good question as most people in Pakistan seem to think that leadership is a quality you are either born with or not. I suppose this is so because as a largely un educated nation we seem to look towards genetics and divine intervention to define many a trait or…

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Pakistani labor faces quick exit in KSA

Whenever we speak of expatriate Pakistani’s its always in the form of a feeder capacity  for the homeland. Whether it is  the oodles of dollars they send back home or the fact that they represent us so well and we gain in international stature or because we need them for donations to save lives in some…

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Youth tech camp – My thoughts

Its very easy to get despondent in Pakistan. The day to day life in this nation is a mixture of acute stress, dashed hopes and little streaks of brilliance which only a country so raped by strife and conflict can come up with. Add to that the fact that doing social work here or anything…

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Monsoon 012

  Its been really harsh waiting for rain in Karachi this year. This may have to do with the obvious concern brought by the last two years gigantic rainfall and the resulting floods which saw this city open its arms to those in strife around it in an effort the likes of which I at…

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Of fashion and my confusion with it

This past week has been sort of a mixed bag for me. First of all Showcase was held in Karachi and Pak tea house collaborated to bring live tweeting from it via cover it live. It was a short event and went off well but i was unable to attend unfortunately due to the situation in…

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Karachi literature festival 2012

Three years old, the Karachi literary festival at least by its lineup seems to have come of age finally. I was there last year and although there was much local talent present the international big name flair seemed to have given the festival a miss as many invited Indian authors could not get visas on…

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The novelist – chapter 3

“Old coot, bastard” exclaimed Jalal having inhaled some of the dust kicked up “Well what do you except man, after the way you spoke to him we could have at least gone back with him” muttered zarmina, knowing they would probably have to in the next hour or so as the afternoon sun was burning…

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