Pakistan’s diminishing ‘Book-reading’ culture

Pakistan’s diminishing ‘Book-reading’ culture

Jerry Seinfeld said: “A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.” Books play the vital role in the character building of an individual and nation. Books expand the horizon of thoughts of its reader. Books tend to change the thought process...

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World Cancer Day: Battling the blighting disease

World Cancer Day: Battling the blighting disease

World Cancer Day 2019: World Cancer Day is an international day, which is marked on 4th February to increase awareness of cancer, and to encourage its prevention, early detection and treatment. Every year the theme has its own theme. This year, the Union for International Cancer Control, which organizes World Cancer...

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CHILD MARRIAGES – Composing life just to nurture and neglect

CHILD MARRIAGES – Composing life just to nurture and neglect

“And Prince Charming and Cinderella got married and they lived happily ever after” … She shut the book and jumped around with blissful glee. Cinderella was her favourite character and she had gotten married too. Mother had given her the news only yesterday. On her next birthday, she would be a bride, just...

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Pakistan is ‘Asia’s best kept secret’ – A melting pot of ancient history, heritage and identity

Pakistan is ‘Asia’s best kept secret’ – A melting pot of ancient history, heritage and identity

Travel and tourism are one of the largest industries in the world with global economic contribution (direct, indirect and induced) of over $7.6 trillion in 2016. Pakistan, unfortunately, is a country that has been at the receiving end of such mythology and perception for a good while now, even as...

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Mystery of Mirrors: A bridge to another World

Mystery of Mirrors: A bridge to another World

Mirrors have been, throughout history, a source of fascination for different cultures and peoples. Undoubtedly, there is something quite peculiar in the mirrors. They give us the opportunity to “see ourselves as others see us” , in addition to allowing us to practice our sexiest face and important speeches, or get our...

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Uncoupling: The toxic nectar of break-ups and dissolution of relationships

Uncoupling: The toxic nectar of break-ups and dissolution of relationships

It’s normal to go through a series of stages after a breakup: the ‘crying’ and ‘eating ice-cream’ stage, the ‘silent’ and ‘don’t want to talk about it’ stage, the ‘angrily yelling’? and, at some point in future, “acceptance”. No matter how long you and your partner were together, losing someone...

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Confidence Gap Between Genders in Workplace – What Women Should Know

Confidence Gap Between Genders in Workplace – What Women Should Know

How working women are kept from positions of influence and power is by now well-documented by scientists and journalists alike. While the research has not been specifically remedy-directed, where gender-based bias has been discovered some have sought to counter it with HR policy changes, training, awareness campaigns, equal opportunity legislation,...

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Lunar Eclipse: Cause for chaos or celebrations?

Lunar Eclipse: Cause for chaos or celebrations?

Eclipses are a fascinating astronomical sight to behold. But this wasn’t always the case. Eclipses were often feared. In looking at the mythology, superstitions, and lore surrounding lunar eclipses, it’s clear—our ancient ancestors considered them to be bad omens. Lunar eclipses occur when Earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light, which otherwise...

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Home Bittersweet Home: A Compromise Between Dignity and Despair

Home Bittersweet Home: A Compromise Between Dignity and Despair

Every one of us has heard of old age homes abroad, but none of us anticipated the day we would get to see them in Pakistan.  It was something that we thought would never penetrate our society. Our cultural values and ethics were too strong to let this practice sink...

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The stigma of abortions in Pakistan; A moral argument of choice

The stigma of abortions in Pakistan; A moral argument of choice

Pakistan currently has one of the highest abortion rates in the world. Abortion in our country has become the means to exercise birth control, and most of these abortions are being conducted in unsafe environments. It’s totally normal to have a lot of different emotions after your abortion. Everyone’s experiences vary,...

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