:::::::::::::::::: To the reverence of Word, which makes sacred the tip of a Pen :::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: لفظ کی حرمت کے نام ، جو نوک ِ قلم پر احرام بندھتا ہے :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

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Book Review: Bingo by Rita Mae Brown

The idea of a book changing your life is as stupid an idea as a waxing lady that will be cheap, painless and very good at her work. Incredibly silly notions, them both. The idea of Erich Segal’s story changing anyone’s life “Haaaai sachee, I will never be the same...

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صائمہ حسیب اگرچہ ہم آسکر کا نام تو سنتے رہتے تھے۔ لیکن اس لفظ کی مسلسل تکرار اس وقت سننے میں آئی جب شرمین عبید چنائے نے ایک ڈاکومنٹری فلم پر یہ ایوارڈ حاصل کیا۔اس فلم کا موضوع تیزاب سے جلائی جانے والی مظلوم خواتین تھا۔ صرف یہ ہی نہیں...

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Zia Mohyeddin: The Master of Urdu Literature Recitals

When it comes to Urdu Literature Recitals as an art form, Zia Mohyeddin stands in a league of his own. Mastering the art of delivering each word with immaculate clarity, Zia Sahib has an exceptional ability to make you feel poignant and joyous at the same gathering. He has traveled world over and it’s an...

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Moses led his people, the Israelis from Egypt to the Promised Land. As narrated in Quran, Israelists were able to cross the Red Sea, but the forces of the Pharaoh which pursued them were drowned in the sea. In the valley of Sinai, Moses had a vision of God and he...

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  (Text of a talk on “Saffronization of Indian Education” given at the YMCA, New Delhi) I am neither an educationist nor an expert on Hindutva. But in the course of writing a book on Islam and Modernity, I have come across problems faced by Islam in its extremist manifestation, popularly...

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Parveen Shakir: Two Of Her Most Romantic Works

Parveen Shakir: Two Of Her Most Romantic Works   A Simple Request Dear Lord, I understand the duty of a hostess. But please let it be that this year Either monsoon clouds visit me or my loneliness.     To a Friend Listen, girl, these moments are like clouds. If you...

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We asked Pakistani consumer regarding ongoing TV advertising. Below is the summary of feedback received:   The Daimler Chrysler “Masterpiece” Ad: In this particular advertisement, which was printed in a recent issue of Time magazine, the people who were asked to comment about the ad were all praise for it....

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  INTRODUCTION   We are on the verge of a revolution that is just as profound as the change in the economy that came with the industrial revolution. Soon electronic networks will allow people to transcend the barriers of time and distance and take advantage of the global markets and...

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Interest, Savings and Investment: Pakistani Economy

Interest, Savings and Investment: Pakistani Economy   Interest rate is at the center of the financial activities going on in the economy. Therefor e the effective use of interest rates can give the government enough room to shape the economy as per the its desires. Over the years the SBP...

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