How food has come to rescue of Afghan women refugees in Delhi

The seven women dressed in vivid salwar kurtas chatter buoyantly and incessantly, creating a hum that’s periodically punctuated by high notes. They have gathered in an apartment in Delhi’s posh Jangpura Extension on a Wednesday afternoon to discuss their next business. “No more complaining,” said one of them in Dari. “This is a time of […]

Does the moon really affect our actions?

While the full moon cannot turn people into werewolves, some people do accuse it of causing a bad night’s sleep or creating physical and mental alterations. But is there any science behind these myths? To establish if lunar phases somehow do affect humans, an international group of researchers studied children to see if their sleeping […]

Khurram Zaki: The voice that spoke for the dead

“Dead men can’t talk,” Malik Ishaq — leader of militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi — told Fida Hussain Ghalvi and three other men who testified against him during a trial in the presence of a civil judge. Ishaq had been charged with killing 12 members of Ghalvi’s family at a majlis in 1997. During the trial, eight […]

How is Technology Overtaking Us?

Humanity or mankind evolved from beasts.  Any Beast can be called ‘human’ if it is able to analyse, create, deduce and formulate. Human beings strive to invent newer from the new. There was a time when people used pigeons to send messages to one another but then as technology developed, things began to change. Technology […]

Sacrifice, Thy Name Is Mother!

A mere mass of cells, I was floating in an unknown cavity, desperate for a shelter. Your womb found me and kept me safe in its bosom. The hug was gentle. The comfort and care I received was unmatchable. I spent my days and nights in this valley of love. Mother, how can I ever […]

Anne Posh Teli Yeli Wan Posh

Recently I came across a photograph showing locals clearing forests. On pondering over it, I realised how greedy and selfish we all are and how callously we destroy nature for our gains.  The picture was a proof that we have no consideration for our future generations because if we did, we wouldn’t be leaving them […]

For London’s first Muslim mayor,the British dream now a reality

IN Pakistan, the chances that the son of a bus or rickshaw driver could secure a high-ranking political position in the country’s capital city are minuscule. But now, the people of London have elected Sadiq Khan – the son of an immigrant Pakistani bus driver – to be their first Muslim mayor. While unable to […]

Is it science or theology?

When Pakistani students open a physics or biology textbook, it is sometimes unclear whether they are actually learning science or, instead, theology. The reason: every science textbook, published by a government-run textbook board in Pakistan, by law must contain in its first chapter how Allah made our world, as well as how Muslims and Pakistanis […]

10 simple rules to prevent food poisoning:Hand hygiene to food storage

Food poisoning, also called food-borne illness, is a common, distressing, and sometimes life-threatening problem. People infected with food-borne organisms may have no symptoms or may have symptoms ranging from mild intestinal discomfort to severe dehydration and bloody diarrhea.Common sources of infection are foods that have been incorrectly stored or not cooked properly, or which have […]

Karewas: A Treasure of Kashmir Soon To Be Lost Forever

The Kashmir valley is an oval-shaped basin, 140 km long and 40 km wide, trending in the NNW–SSE direction. It is an intermountain valley fill, comprising of unconsolidated gravel and mud. A succession of plateaus is present above the Plains of Jhelum and its tributaries. These plateau-like terraces are called ‘Karewas’ or ‘Vudr’ in the […]