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Facebook has overwhelmed our lives!

Maria Farrukh

I quickly clicked 'log out' and ran off to the kitchen to check my chicken karahi which I was cooking and gasped when I stood up on my toes and looked into my stove. Eeeh! Burnt Chicken will be served for lunch today. I glimpsed at the clock: ...

Traffic Jams in Karachi

Naseha Mushtaq

Traffic jams have since long been a signature trend in Karachi. Honking horns and inching slowly in the jammed traffic mostly after working hours is not something new for the Karachiites. Over population has resulted in creating this problem for us despite the many bridges and underpasses that have been ...

National Anthem World Record

Akbar Ali Khaliqdina

Many people whom I talk to ask me about security and I only ask them are we secure in our everyday life? I have been mugged in busy traffic and was near victim of a blast while I was at market buying. Events like these bring us closer and we ...

Malala, You Make Us Proud!

Opptogirl

Malala Yousufzai is 16 on Friday the 12th of July, 2013. What a cool way to celebrate your birthday by speaking at the United Nations for Teenager Takeover! What a proud moment for girls and Pakistani girls! She speaks for all the girls in ...

Thank you Madiba

Akbar Ali Khaliqdina

The recent looming news, around international media, has been health of Nelson Mandela while it is also health of Abdul Sattar Edhi which has been covered by our national media. These great men of current era are remarkably notorious for the services they have rendered for a cause. While Edhi ...

Fake Fantasies

Rafya

Fairy tales, Happily ever after, fairy dust these are all the talks of fantasies. Ever since we are born and till we grow up to mature beings we are led to believe in all these fake things and as soon as we grow up reality hits us hard. ...

Nawaz Sharif's Bullet Train

Muhammad Taaha Ijaz

Nawaz Sharif announced and promised, during his election campaign while addressing in Multan that Bullet Train track will be laid down between two major cities Peshawar and Karachi that will cost $10 million dollars. Bullet train is expected to reach from Peshawar to Karachi and Karachi to Peshawar is just ...

Electoral Rigging in Karachi

Hamza Syyed

So I guess we will choose to remain blind, AGAIN! The psyche of the Pakistani people is a mystery to me. We choose to be ruled by people, whether a democratically elected government or a dictatorship, we choose to remain as slaves. This tendency has been present in ...

Will Imran Khan's charisma work?

Khalid Farooq

The run up to election 2013 in Pakistan has been electric in some parts of the country and awful in the rest. The ruling trio of the last term is under attack, presumably by the elements that they have been at war with during this period, the terrorists. ...

Imran Khan's Tall Claims of Better Pakistan

Akbar Ali Khaliqdina

The Karachi streets are full of youth asking everyone to vote for Imran Khan and support the agent of change. Every now and then I get a sms making tall claims of better Pakistan or Naya Pakistan with comparison of Imran with Jinnah or false information regarding opinion shared by ...

We Believe Everything is a Conspiracy

Akbar Ali Khaliqdina

Believing everything is conspiracy by Amreeca, Saudi bhai, Hindustan, Fauj and Government is our obsession (How can I forget the ISRAEL). Only years back we didn't believe Taliban existed and were targeting Pakistani people, today it's a reality that some have still not digested as yet. Thugs of political parties ...

Mother and son

Akbar Ali Khaliqdina

This satire is inspired from recent visit of a friend's family and the way she defined Pakistan to her 12-13 year old son. Interestingly a lot did have sense but then again. The critics were more direct and aimed at everything in our system. . For starters I'll ...

Making fun of fat people

Shanay Xehra

Mirror mirror on the wall am I also pretty among those all... darn you fatso move aside' , this is what I always expect my mirror to reply me back. I am fat, that's probably the most prominent and known fact of the world like the fact 'Sun rises in ...

Nimra and Umera - A Literary Comparison

Syeda Aruba Arif

When first novel of Nimra Ahmed was published in Khwateen Digest, readers were much enthusiastic about her relation with Umera Ahmad. For in the next month's issue a reader asked are they sisters? but they were not. However, as the newer writer published more of her pieces she tend to ...

Chickens or Suicide Bombers

Akbar Ali Khaliqdina

After completing auto biography of Edhi "Mirror to the blind" by Tehmina Durrani my drive for reading took me to a completely different book "Orientalism" by Edward W Said. In no way I wish to draw comparison or find similarity between the two books but I couldn't stop myself from ...