Which Pakistani Politician Are You?

Which Pakistani Politician Are You?

Everybody has their own views on topics like corruption, education, but which “Politician” meets up with your thinking on these and other topics? This quiz matches you with the Pakistani Politician who meets up with your beliefs. Have fun!

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The brave decision of Monika, the 13-year-old girl who sabotaged her own wedding

The brave decision of Monika, the 13-year-old girl who sabotaged her own wedding

India continues to be the country in the world with the highest number of girls’ marriages, despite the fact that their law requires them to be at least 18 years old. But cases like Monika show that things are changing and that the voices of these girls, although very slowly,...

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International Women’s Day: “In 155 countries there is legislation that discriminates against women”

International Women’s Day: “In 155 countries there is legislation that discriminates against women”

Women fight against various forms of repression: genital mutilation, domestic violence, patriarchal structures, etc. What is the current situation of women’s rights in the world? Not very good. We still have a long way to go if we look at the situation of women and young people in other countries. There is...

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Signs of a Toxic Workplace – Are You Working at One?

Signs of a Toxic Workplace – Are You Working at One?

We all happen to evaluate our workplace at some point in life. The pros and cons, yea? Let’s be judgmental and ponder if we work in a toxic workplace? I’ll share what that looks like in a jiffy. But if you really do, there comes a time when we all need...

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Attention Mothers! Have You Been Treating Your Child’s Burn the Right Way?

Attention Mothers! Have You Been Treating Your Child’s Burn the Right Way?

Mothers of adolescents may be largely ignorant of the disastrous burn risks to their young ones and even what age group is most likely to get burned, according to Australian researchers. “Hot beverage scalds are the leading cause of childhood burns in Australia and many other developed countries,” author Jacqueline...

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What is neuroeducation and how can the way of teaching and learning change?

What is neuroeducation and how can the way of teaching and learning change?

Do you deconcentrate in the classes? Do you think your children are not motivated? Is memorizing the best way to learn? These are some of the questions that can arise in the current education system and neuroeducation tries to answer them so that we can learn better . But what is neuro-education about? Functioning of...

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How much does a “trending topic” cost? A research reveals how companies do to manipulate “hashtags” and create trends on Twitter

How much does a “trending topic” cost? A research reveals how companies do to manipulate “hashtags” and create trends on Twitter

Some topics may seem too strange for people to start talking about them all of a sudden. That’s when the idea of buying a hashtag (label) or a trenging topic (tendency) on the internet makes sense. At the beginning of December, a phrase that would translate as “lamb on the grill at home” became the...

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Sultan Suleiman – A Magnificent Emperor. 3 things that you might not have known about the Ottoman Empire

Sultan Suleiman – A Magnificent Emperor. 3 things that you might not have known about the Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest in history. With a dynasty that spanned 600 years, at its height it included what is now Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Macedonia, Romania, Syria, parts of Arabia and the north coast of Africa. In some countries,...

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The surprising discovery in two mummies of 5,000 years ago that revolutionizes what we know about Ancient Egypt

The surprising discovery in two mummies of 5,000 years ago that revolutionizes what we know about Ancient Egypt

Two mummies of 5,000 years broke the schemes of scientists. After discovering them 100 years ago in Upper Egypt, they thought that the spots on their arms were unimportant. Now they have been able to see that they were actually tattoos. But not about anybody. They are figurative drawings that were only believed...

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What is the Grozny doctrine, the strategy of Russian attack behind the bombings that have left hundreds dead in the Syrian region of Ghouta Oriental

What is the Grozny doctrine, the strategy of Russian attack behind the bombings that have left hundreds dead in the Syrian region of Ghouta Oriental

A rain of bombs destroyed and resounded in Ghouta Oriental for more than a week. Children, the elderly, wounded men and women, desolate parents with corpses in their arms, bodies piled up in bloody bags, rubble and desolation everywhere. They are the images that multiply in what remains of the suburb controlled...

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“Nazi love and horror”: the book by Mónica G. Álvarez that tells 7 endearing stories of forbidden love in the concentration camps

“Nazi love and horror”: the book by Mónica G. Álvarez that tells 7 endearing stories of forbidden love in the concentration camps

A Nazi officer who falls in love with a Jewish prisoner and saves his life. Two Jewish prisoners who are seen for the first time through the fence of a concentration camp and end up marrying. These are some of the 7 love adventures that took place in such terrible scenes...

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5 reasons why chocolate is in danger around the world

5 reasons why chocolate is in danger around the world

Whether you have a sweet palate or just buy chocolate to make a gift, there are reasons to worry. The future of cocoa , the heart of a global chocolate industry valued at US $ 98,000 million annually, is under threat . The fault lies with a combination of factors, from global warming...

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Jihadism after the caliphate

Jihadism after the caliphate

The terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) has lost its territory in Syria and Iraq, but it is still dangerous. It was an issue addressed at the Munich Security Conference. Only three years have passed since the self-proclaimed Caliph al-Baghdadi proclaimed the so-called Islamic State from the mosque in the newly conquered...

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7 brilliant mental challenges that have been popular in the world for centuries

7 brilliant mental challenges that have been popular in the world for centuries

From the labyrinth of Ancient Egypt to the newspaper sudoku, ingenuity exercises are popular all over the world, in all cultures and have been for centuries and even millennia. Apparently, humans have an enduring and infinitely satisfying appetite for creating and solving riddles. What is your favorite? 1. The labyrinth...

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The researcher who achieved the impossible task of photographing a tiny atom with a standard camera

The researcher who achieved the impossible task of photographing a tiny atom with a standard camera

Keeping a suspended atom almost immobile between two electric fields to photograph it is not an easy task. And doing it in addition with a standard camera seems even more difficult. But David Nadlinger, a British quantum physicist at the University of Oxford, did it. That is why he won the...

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5 Questions that will get you a spot in Oxford

5 Questions that will get you a spot in Oxford

The University of Oxford, one of the most prestigious in the world, has opened the deadline to receive applications for admission this year. In addition to the applications and their declarations of interest, to enter some of the most competitive courses there are also interviews. To tear down myths about...

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Why does this vase cost US $ 6,000?

Why does this vase cost US $ 6,000?

Did you ever find out about the price of an object why you are so expensive? It’s a question you might ask about this vase. It is called the Pantera vase and was one of the creations of Josiah Wedgwood, the founder of the firm that bears his surname and...

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The “most luxurious book in the world” sank with the Titanic: Rubaiyat

The “most luxurious book in the world” sank with the Titanic: Rubaiyat

“When the Titanic sank on the night of April 14, 1912 (…), its most eminent victim was a book.” The Franco-Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf may have exaggerated a bit in his historical novel Samarkand, originally published in 1988. Or maybe not. It all depends on who you ask. The book of...

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11 of the big cities in the world most likely to run out of drinking water like Cape Town

11 of the big cities in the world most likely to run out of drinking water like Cape Town

Cape Town faces the unenviable situation of being able to become in a few weeks the first great city of the modern world to run out of drinking water. However, the drought facing this South African city is just one of the extreme examples of a problem that many experts...

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The Baby that helps Prevent Bullying in a School in Canada

The Baby that helps Prevent Bullying in a School in Canada

Naomi is only seven months old, but she has a serious job: she regularly visits a class of 10-year-old boys and girls to teach them to be more loving and less aggressive. As part of a program called Roots of Empathy , Noemi and her mom go to school regularly. Relating to someone...

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Types of People on Valentines Day

Types of People on Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day really messes with us as a society. Whether you’re just starting a relationship or you’ve been together for basically forever, there’s a lot of pressure on making Feb. 14 one of the most memorable days of the year.  For some people, Valentine’s Day is the greatest time of...

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What is “educationism”, the subtle form of discrimination that marks us since childhood

What is “educationism”, the subtle form of discrimination that marks us since childhood

The first time that Lance Fusarelli set foot on a university campus, he felt surrounded by people who seemed to know more than him about society, urbanism and “everything that was different”. He attributes those differences to his education. He did not grow up in poverty, but in a working-class village...

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5 exercises to be happier according to Laurie Santos, the teacher who gives the most popular course in the history of Yale University

5 exercises to be happier according to Laurie Santos, the teacher who gives the most popular course in the history of Yale University

“Science has shown us that being happy requires an intentional effort,” says psychologist Laurie Santos. “It’s not easy, you have to dedicate time”. Santos is a professor at Yale University in New Haven, United States, where she teaches the course “Psychology and Good Life”. With more than 1,200 students enrolled, their...

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What would the world be like if the Earth were really flat, according to science?

What would the world be like if the Earth were really flat, according to science?

Is the Earth round or flat? Maybe for many the question is ridiculous and the answer obvious. Or maybe not? The theory that the Earth is flat has been gaining followers in recent years, with the first conference of “terraplanistas” held late last year in the United States. There are even Hollywood...

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Women with heart outside her body

Women with heart outside her body

Selwa Hussain is the first British woman with an artificial heart outside her body who is not in a hospital. Watch her story here: A device, which she carries everywhere in a backpack, keeps her blood circulating. That allows you to lead a normal life while waiting for a donor. You...

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Honey, secrecy and opium: this is how the Taliban group has managed to survive

Honey, secrecy and opium: this is how the Taliban group has managed to survive

What happens to an insurgent organization after it loses its head? It depends on the organization. In the case of the Taliban, there remained the mystery of how the insurgent group is working after the death of Mullah Omar, confirmed in July. Several reports showed signs of internal divisions and...

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Preventive measures against earthquakes: How to act before, during and after an earthquake

Preventive measures against earthquakes: How to act before, during and after an earthquake

An earthquake is the sudden movement of the Earth caused by the release of accumulated energy for a long time. Usually these movements are slow and imperceptible, but in some the displacement releases a great amount of energy, when one of the plates moves abruptly against the other, breaking it and...

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This will be the spectacular eclipse of the blue blood supermoon of January 31

This will be the spectacular eclipse of the blue blood supermoon of January 31

No one who is alive today will have ever seen anything similar. And is that the last time this extraordinary phenomenon took place was in 1866. On January 31 there will be a rare coincidence of astronomical phenomena: a lunar eclipse, a supermoon, a blue moon and a blood moon. The...

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You Can Get Your Snatched Phones Back, You Need only Ask

You Can Get Your Snatched Phones Back, You Need only Ask

We seem to be swept with a wave of something close to Tabdeeli (the so called social change we desperately want but are not willing to do our bit for it). With Fixit constantly calling out the government for their incompetence, activists such as Jiban Nasir raising their voices against...

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Zodiac Signs That Are Marriage Material, Ranked From Best To Worst

Zodiac Signs That Are Marriage Material, Ranked From Best To Worst

If you dream of your big day, you are likely curious about who will make the best partner for such an endeavor. Making the decision to spend the rest of your life with someone is nothing to take lightly — like consulting your horoscope for an answer — and you’ve likely given the...

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Put an End to Mobile Snatching – How a Simple Code can help you Recover your Phone after Snatching

Put an End to Mobile Snatching – How a Simple Code can help you Recover your Phone after Snatching

With the rise of snatching incidents all across Pakistan and particularly in Karachi, it is very important for us to be educated about what needs to be done if, God forbid, you or someone you know has been in such incident. Almost 90% of Karachi’s population has been a victim...

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The wonderful story of the ghost islands that had to be erased from the map

The wonderful story of the ghost islands that had to be erased from the map

“When we look at the sky, we imagine gods, when we look at the ocean, we imagine islands.” Thus begins the author Malachy Tallack his wonderful book “ The Un-Discovered Islands “ or “ Islands Des-known ” , illustrated by Katie Scott, in which he talks about two dozen islands that were once believed to be real. And, according...

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Karachi can Learn from New York: 4 reasons that explain the drastic fall of crime in New York, the city that went from “violent nightmare” to security model

Karachi can Learn from New York: 4 reasons that explain the drastic fall of crime in New York, the city that went from “violent nightmare” to security model

The shootings in Manhattan or the assaults in Central Park are increasingly a thing of the past or fiction: New York is at its best in decades in terms of security. The phenomenon is corroborated by figures: the most populous city in the United States had 290 homicides in 2017...

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Axact sold fake degrees to thousands of UK citizens: BBC

Axact sold fake degrees to thousands of UK citizens: BBC

Thousands of UK nationals have bought fake degrees from from the Pakistani fake diploma mill Axact, according to a report by the British Broadcasting Service (BBC) on Tuesday. The investigation by the BBC Radio 4’s File on Four programme found that fake degrees were bought by National Health Service (NHS)...

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End of an era: Nation mourns Zubaida Apa’s demise

End of an era: Nation mourns Zubaida Apa’s demise

Beloved TV personality Zubaida Apa breathed her last on Thursday in Karachi. The news of her demise broke late last night and many are still having a hard time digesting the pensive news. Zubaida Tariq came to prominence in the late 90s due to her recipes and home remedies or totkas. She was regarded as...

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7 From 2017

7 From 2017

2017, as a literary year, gave us many reasons to celebrate. For fiction, in general, it has been a great year, but for homegrown fiction in particular, it has been an exceptional one. Home Fire  :is the seventh novel by  Kamilia Shamsi, It has been longlisted for the Booker Prize۔  ...

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A Review of 2017’s Prominent Stories From Across The Globe

A Review of 2017’s Prominent Stories From Across The Globe

From N. Korea’s atomic tests to the disruption in the Mideast, Rava.pk takes a gander at the greatest stories over the globe. 2017 has been a turbulent year in more routes than one, beginning from Donald Trump being confirmed as the leader of the United States to the worldwide retribution on inappropriate...

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17 of 2017’s Most Visual Stories From Around The World

17 of 2017’s Most Visual Stories From Around The World

2017 has been the year of the unrelenting news cycle. Not all the news in 2017 was bad news, though. Some of it was inspiring, gratifying, touching, amusing or mystifying. That being said, a lot of it was bad. From deadly protests against a foreign policy change to the resignation of...

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Top 5 books of the year 2017

Top 5 books of the year 2017

Whether you prefer your reading satirical, political and polarizing, or simply amusing, the year’s best releases are guaranteed to hit the spot by providing some much-needed escapism, while challenging the status quo and sparking timely conversation. The best books of 2017 (so far, that is) will guide us through this...

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TOP 5 INTERNATIONAL EVENTS OF 2017

TOP 5 INTERNATIONAL EVENTS OF 2017

SNOWBOMBING Where: Mayrhofen – Austria When: 3 – 8 April 2017 Snow bombing is the biggest party on the snow held in Mayrhofen, Austria in April every year. Primarily a festival about snow sports, ithas grown to become the biggest music festival in the mountains over the past few years....

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Use your Voice as Weapon – 3 Stories on Human Solidarity that will restore your faith in Humanity

Use your Voice as Weapon – 3 Stories on Human Solidarity that will restore your faith in Humanity

The value of interfaith dialogue is severely limited if it mainly involves academics discussing abstract issues unconnected with struggles for social justice. An exciting further step is to stand in solidarity with people of other religions in the struggle for social justice. Interfaith cooperation must include standing in solidarity with...

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8 museums of the world with extraordinary architecture

8 museums of the world with extraordinary architecture

“One should be a work of art or wear a work of art,” said the ingenious Irish playwright and goodwill guru of the Victorian era, Oscar Wilde. Something similar could be said of the new art centers that have been emerging around the world and that astonish not only the...

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Fall of Dhaka 1971

Fall of Dhaka 1971

The creation of Bangladesh is one of the most sensitive and tragic chapters in the history of Pakistan. While the trauma of partition may now be behind us, stories of 1971 still raise hackles among anyone who lived through that era. While there are two, very forceful narratives on what...

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An Attack that Ripped our Hearts Out & United us as a Nation: APS School Attack (Rava Special Report on 144 stories)

An Attack that Ripped our Hearts Out & United us as a Nation: APS School Attack (Rava Special Report on 144 stories)

On this day, two years ago, Pakistan saw one of its toughest times as terrorists carried out an attack in Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS), killing 144 people, mostly children. Considered as one of the blackest day in the history of the country, the wounds of that tragedy are still fresh...

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The secrets of the largest storm in the Solar System that is more than Earth and has been active for more than 150 years

The secrets of the largest storm in the Solar System that is more than Earth and has been active for more than 150 years

Scientists are beginning to uncover the secrets of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, the largest storm in the Solar System. This spectacular phenomenon is wider than Earth and has existed for more than 150 years. One of the great mysteries of this storm has been the depth of its roots . NASA’s Juno...

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The art of extreme selfie

The art of extreme selfie

The diversity of images that fall into the “extreme selfie” category is as wide as the imagination and creativity of those who pose in front of the lens. Here we show you a selection of “extreme selfies”. While some put themselves in danger by making their own portrait together with wildlife (marine or...

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The child who earns US $ 11 million a year for unpacking toys on YouTube

The child who earns US $ 11 million a year for unpacking toys on YouTube

What little Ryan does allows him to get new toys every week, while his parents make a lot of money. About US $ 11 million in the last year , to be more precise. All for the royalties generated by the billions of reproductions that have their videos on YouTube. The 6-year-old American child...

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