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True Colours Are Beautiful

True colours are beautiful

“I am a deaf daughter of a deaf farmer, living in a small village near Dadu. It’s a place where many, if not most, children are born deaf. The deaf…

The Foreign Consultant

The foreign consultant

That all is not right in the kingdom of Pakistan is now apparent. There have been serious allegations about the political system and now the economic system is under clouds.…

Abuse Of Natural Resources

Abuse of natural resources

Make no mistake Balochistan is my favourite province though I belong to Punjab. It always is difficult to accept what policy makers are doing in that area. It was after…

Spying On ‘friends’

Spying on ‘friends’

Prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Manmohan Singh had talks in a New York hotel last week and no doubt every word was recorded by the US National Security Agency (NSA).…

Amazing Energy

Amazing energy

The energy captured by leaves on our planet by the process of photosynthesis is about 100 terawatts – about six times the annual power consumption on our planet. Scientists have…

Preventing Floods Due To Large Rain Events

Preventing floods due to large rain events

The engineers are at it again. They want the engineering works to start on Kalabagh Dam [KPK] and Bhasha dam [BD]. Why? They understand that stored water is probably the…

Humanity At Stake In Syria

Humanity at stake in Syria

Wimp. That’s what pundits in the west and Middle East seem to think about President Barack Obama following his ‘flip-flop’ over Syria. Even those opposed to western interference in the…

Changing Fortunes

Changing fortunes

The world is changing or – to borrow the Kaptaan’s phrase – it has changed. In 1990, the US accounted for a quarter of the world’s GDP and China only…

Arab Spring – Muslim Autumn

Arab spring – Muslim autumn

The word 'spring' immediately brings to mind new growth, green trees, flowering plants, lush green lawns and pleasant breeze. Even the birds break out in song. Psychologically, you are on…