We are living in the age of information. The more information we process, the more informed we are. How can we still cope with all the latest development in the information technology while still reading the way when reading was mostly limited to printed books, magazines and newspapers? Today, things have changed tremendously. Traditional reading materials are now only a small portion. We have computers, internet, ipads, laptops, smart phones, tablets, kindles, and many other reading gadgets. Read More →
The ‘H’ Word
By definition, honesty is ‘the practice of being truthful and moral or of being open and sincere’. Are we? Can we afford to be? Unfortunately this is one of those questions that people do not like to answer. Whether or not we are willing to admit it, there is, by necessity, always some aspect of our lives that we keep hidden at least from certain people, if not from everybody. We are all human, and things have happened in all our lives we would rather not talk about. It is a controversial issue that must be touched on delicately.
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Elections in Parkistan are around the corner and as is the norm, all major political parties are hectically trying to muster support of the public for their win. Here in the West, an election day is like any other day and people either poll their vote after or before work, or just by opting for a postal ballot. Before the elections, you hardly hear of any such big public rallies or loud speaker’s announcement as is, otherwise, the case in Pakistan. The elections of 2013 will come and pass by like any other election of the past with candidates delivering high pitched, pompous and verbose speeches of hallow promises. Leaders appear in public on raised stages or platforms with belligerent voices and fiery speeches with self-praise and castigating their political opponents. However, like I said earlier, this is the norm; this is the way; this is the fashion politics and elections go in Pakistan. A constant replacement of old wines in new bottles is always the result of the so called democratic process in the country. Read More →