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I have a dream

Luqman Shahzad inherited a poor financial background in 1986. He along with his brother and eight sisters would always wish for bread, not more but certainly no less than what the neighboring hounds of Alhajj Chowdary Sahib used to get daily; what to make a mention of their dairy and meat quota. The unfortunate boy, … Continue reading

Greg Mortenson

It was in 2009, when this great humanitarian whom very few people knew in urban parts of Pakistan, in those days when he was toiling hard to help our most deprived children have access to education; was awarded the Sitara-e-Pakistan. His Three Cups of Tea had already hit the shelves in 2006. Isn’t it ironic … Continue reading

The Curse of being Liberal

I came home late one night after a stressful day at work and switched on the TV to shed a bit of tension out of my system. I switched on to one of the Pakistani news channels only to have it switched off within five minutes with a bigger headache than what I had started … Continue reading

The Grey Alchemy

Who knows fruits of extremism better than Pakistanis? Helps us in not contemplating any ideas other than previously known, reinforces our jealously guarded opinions at cost of rationality and lavishly waters our preconceived plants into prejudices. Only foolish do not change, if Confucius pardons me doctoring his words, and this perhaps is only what extremism … Continue reading

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