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This is the last straw, or is it?

16th December, 2014 – Truly a black day for Pakistan. A day where even the remotest possibility of these terrorists being humans was eliminated; day where humanity was at its lowest and barbarism was at its height; a day where Pakistan lost some of its most valuable treasures. But if you think about it, it was also a black day when a few years ago there was a huge blast

Namira Salim: Pakistan’s First Astronaut and Much More!

Just recently I was reading an article on India’s Mars mission when I noticed this article on the side stating that Pakistan’s first woman in space congratulates India on its successful mission. I was amazed that a Pakistani had made it to space. I was also confused because I had not heard about such an important event. So being the part-time Sherlock Holmes that I am, I clicked on the

India reaches Mars, So What?

By now all of us have heard that India has sent a spacecraft to Mars. Actually the mission actually began on 24th September, 2013 when the spacecraft called Mangalyaan was launched by the Indian Space Organization. Just a few days ago, the Mars Orbiter Mission as it is called was successful and returned back pictures of the red planet’s surface. The Mangalyaan has five instruments that it has taken with

Can We Forget Palestine Now?

So, just a few weeks ago, finally, the latest war in Palestine has ended. 2000+ Palestinian died and less than a hundred Israeli soldiers lost their lives. In the end, both Israel and Hamas claimed victory. Israel because it says it dismantled Hamas’s underground tunnel network and weakened the regime. Hamas because it managed to hold up the fight for so long and killed quite a few Israeli soldiers. During

My “Hissa” this Bakra Eid!

It’s almost that time of year! The smell of fresh cow dung will soon fill the air… everywhere! The butchers will hike up their service prices, bakra jokes will be all over social media, and the question ‘kitne ka liya bhai?’ will be the conversation starter at every gathering. Yes my dear brothers and sisters its almost slaughter time, I mean Bakra Eid! The Qurbani Routine Every year it’s the same

ISIS: Most Recruits Are Westerners

ISIS; the new name of terror, raging massacre and havoc in both Syria and Iraq. Most of us don’t know exactly when it erupted and spread all over Iraq. Some western political analysts believe that ISIS is after child of 2003 American- British invasion of Iraq. The present Deputy Prime Minister of UK, a Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg holds the ex-prime minister Tony Blair responsible of the insanity prevailing

How about a Bucket Challenge to Eliminate Poverty?

If you are on Facebook or Twitter, or just plain alive, I am sure you are aware of the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’, or the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge is simple, a person nominates another to pour a bucket of ice water over their heads while being filmed. If the person does not complete the challenge in 24 hours, he/she has to donate $100 towards helping ALS research. What

India’s Latest Nuclear Pawn: Australia

The Australian PM Abbott has a planned visit to India next month. This visit is not like similar visits though. This one has a very important agenda point on it. After months of debate, the Australian PM is expected to sign a deal to export Uranium to India. Australia recently has confirmed uranium resources that total one third of the world’s recoverable low-cost uranium. It currently sells this nuclear fuel

Boycotting Israel in Pakistan

Everybody knows what’s happening in Gaza. The massacre of civilians – innocent men, women and children – by the Israelis and the world’s silence on the matter. I have actually heard some ignoramuses argue that it was Hamas that started all this by firing rockets. Why are the Gazan’s Fighting? Firing rockets? Gaza has been under a vicious siege for years. The people of Gaza have no access to clean

The Hollywood Celebrities on Gaza

The crisis in Gaza started on 8th July and its escalating as I am writing. It is not a hidden fact the democracy in America is not exactly elective it is a rather selective plutocracy. Most of the political decision making is done by the elitist of the classes. But somehow the opinion makers are shifting the gears; ultimately the socio-political decision making will change. Let’s read what the glitterati