Why so expensive? ‘Because it is branded!’ If you have ever responded the same way trying to prove that a thing is valuable because it has a certain name tag attached to it, then you certainly are brand- conscious. But really, what’s in a brand name? What makes a Name a Brand? You do! Really… Read More Brand Obsession – What’s in a Name?
Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – A good number of people had a chance to learn about the ‘Renaissance Man’ of the Muslim world in an incredible surroundings that takes one back to the 11the century for it was the time of Omar Khayyam. The exquisite artworks by Irfan Qureshi, the delightful recital by Usman Qazi, and… Read More Khayyam’s anniversary – Celebrating Muslim heritage
Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – Out of great disasters come great opportunities. This notion has fascinated and revived the humanity out of hardships since the earliest days. As Pakistan shifts from relief to recovery phase in the post-flood scenario, the focus was the rebuilding livelihoods. During these hard times, Pakistani women have emerged as the strength… Read More Pakistani Rural Women help revitalize Economy
Honouring courage in defiance of censorship Four outstanding journalists who have endured and defied media repression in Bahrain, Belarus, Mexico, and Pakistan will be honored with the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 2011 International Press Freedom Awards, an annual recognition of courageous journalism.
Steve Jobs: ‘Death is very likely the single best invention of life’ Apple founder Steve Jobs died on Wednesday, aged 56. In 2005, in a moving address at Stanford University after receiving surgery for pancreatic cancer, he reflected on his own mortality, urging his audience: ‘Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone… Read More Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
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The good old saying “Health is Wealth” is no more applicable in a world we inhabit today where wealth ensures good health and not the vice versa. It means the more money you have, the better health you enjoy, as an individual and as a state. To worsen the matter, lack of better health facilities,… Read More Wealth secures Health in today’s world
Edited version published in Pakistan Observer (6 Apr. 2011) Sana Jamal Ever since the Implementation Commission of the 18th Amendment to the constitution announced that several federal ministries including the education ministry were to be devolved to the provinces, certain ambiguities started surfacing in the minds of the educationists and officials. One of the victims… Read More HEC – a victim of democratic dissolution ?
Here is the complete list of winners for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011, presented at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Big Winners: The King’s Speech won 4 awards for :: Best Picture :: Director – Tom Hooper :: Best Actor – Colin Firth :: Original Screenplay – David Seidler Inception won 4 awards… Read More Oscars 2011: ‘The King’s Speech’ and ‘Inception’ tie with 4 Oscars
Tragedy, death toll, wreckage, bloodshed, in short human misery and suffering is all what people in Pakistan have been witnessing on their television sets since the last few weeks. Apart from the dead ones, even the living beings presented on the TV are in such miserable condition that your heart goes out to them the instant you see… Read More Why is the Media Portrayal of our Society so bleak?