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Some Video Games are Themed with a Negative Image of Religion

Video games are not only fun to play, but they are also good for a person’s imaginative ability and creative skills. Especially for children, playing video games enhances their ability to think and react as different games cover various plots in which they have to use mental skills. But not all video games are for children and some are even specifically rated as PG or PG-18, which means that they

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s First Oscar Win for Pakistan is not Good for Some Skeptics

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy created a stir when she got nominated in the Best Documentary Short Subject at the 84th Academy Awards for her film Saving Face, which she co-directed with an American filmmaker Daniel Junge. It was an honour in itself to be considered worthy of competing. Not only are the Oscars the highest honour in filmmaking in America, but considered to be so around the world too. Straight after her win, congratulatory

Technology: Making Research Easier or Adding to the Noise?

Research is important for a lot of reasons. I work as a writer, so I conduct research on almost a daily basis for my work. But there are a lot of other types of research people conduct on a regular basis. For example, many people do genealogy research (digging into their family history). Others research health issues they may suffer from. Students research for school projects and papers. And sometimes

Moving Beyond Mainstream Books: How to Find Great Indie Authors

For every great author you see heavily promoted through a publisher, there are countless other wonderful writers who never land a publishing deal. For some that’s entirely by choice — it’s a business decision. Others give up on trying to land an agent or publisher and decide to go solo as a result. If you’re looking for something new to read in your favorite genre, indie authors might have just

Beggary: Last Resort or Profession?

The most thriving businesses are often those which feed off feelings innate in humans. This explains why beggary has grown into such a profitable industry. You might roll your eyes thinking of little copper coins tinkling in a bowl, but really, it’s possible to amass a fortune banking on human sympathy. There can’t be a more demeaning and shameful occupation than beggary. Yet some persist in it, willingly and gladly.

The Effects of 9-11 on Pakistan

It’s hard to fathom Pakistan without constant bomb blasts, a crippling economy, a mismatched budget and countless lives lost in a war more than half of the population does not understand, but life in Pakistan before the atrocious attacks of 9/11 was a rather normal, peaceful one. As per the nature of the article, various people were asked what life felt like before the war on terror began; the majority

10 of the Biggest Technology Startups of the Last Decade

We’ve seen a lot of advances in the last ten years, most notably how the Web has influenced communication. Some of the things we use today and couldn’t imagine living without didn’t even exist just a few years back. So let’s take a look at ten of the biggest technology startups of the last decade. Most companies on this list are related to the huge growth in social media. Are

How to Change Your Life – In 3 Steps

Even after having a heart attack, only one in seven patients make any lasting changes concerning their diet and exercise routine, which means the fear of dying doesn’t even have the power to change us. Ninety-five percent of those who lose weight on a diet regain it; a large percentage of those gain even more weight.  Sixty percent of people abandon their New Year’s Resolution within six months. Why is

The Ten Most Common Misconceptions about Islam

Islam is probably the least understood and most demonized religion today.  The critics of Islam have created this persona based primarily on misconceptions, ignorance and malice.  You’ve probably heard of some of the following common misconceptions about Islam. Misconception # 1: Violence and Terrorism is the Muslim Creed Islam and Muslims have become synonymous with terms like terrorism, extremism and fundamentalism.  The involvement of some so-called Muslims in the acts

Pakistan’s Worst Disaster: Summer 2010 Floods

Though the Floods are over and we have all forgotten the people who suffered. This post is a reminder that they still need us. The 2010 Pakistan floods began in late July 2010, resulting from heavy monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan regions of Pakistan and affected the Indus River basin. Approximately one-fifth of Pakistan’s total land area was underwater, approximately 796,095 square kilometers (307,374 sq