Top 100 Sci-Fi films of all time

Cinema exists to project our dreams. Science-fiction cinema exists to project our most creative dreams—time-travel, alternate worlds, expanded consciousness, and more. That’s why we’re science-fiction maniacs and why we gathered up our top 100 movies. And if your favorite isn’t on here, we want to hear about it. Warning: Here be spoilers. (For more great . . . → Read More: Top 100 Sci-Fi films of all time

Big hopes from Heart of Asia in Islamabad

Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hikmat Khalil Karzai on Tuesday emphasised the need for a united and collective approach to counter the menace of terrorism and violent extremism from the region.

Addressing the fifth senior officials meeting prior to the Heart of Asia conference here at the Foreign Office, he said that the Heart of Asia . . . → Read More: Big hopes from Heart of Asia in Islamabad

11.11 the day China broke online shopping record

China’s annual “Singles’ Day” started out as an occasion to celebrate the power of one: in particular, one man, no wife.

The story goes that in 1993 students at Nanjing University hatched the 11/11 custom, also known as Bachelors’ Day, “as an answer to Valentine’s Day, [when] unattached singles could buy things for . . . → Read More: 11.11 the day China broke online shopping record

Doing it Shahzia Sikander style

(By RAZA RUMI) Pakistan’s best export to the United States is none other than the celebrated artist Shahzia Sikander. More than two decades of her multitudinous art practice has culminated in a series of recent public events that both employ her work as a highpoint of contemporary artistic expression as well as pay a . . . → Read More: Doing it Shahzia Sikander style

The Population Summit 2015, understanding people

The Population Summit 2015 is being organized by the Population Council’s Pakistan office, in collaboration with the Ministries of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, and Planning, Development and Reforms, Government of Pakistan. The Honorable Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, will inaugurate the summit and it will . . . → Read More: The Population Summit 2015, understanding people

Christopher Lee passes away at 93

British actor Sir Christopher Lee, who devoted his long acting career to portraying villains including Dracula in horror classics and later appeared in the blockbuster “Star Wars” and “Lord of the Rings” franchises, has died at the age of 93.

Lee also played Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Jamil Dehlavi’s 1998 film ‘Jinnah’.

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Scientists come up with new therapy for hatred

In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, the overlords use “sleep teaching” to condition children to submit to their sinister moral values. Now scientists have found a more noble purpose for the technique in a study that suggests deep-rooted biases about race and gender could be “unlearnt” during a short nap.

The findings appear to confirm . . . → Read More: Scientists come up with new therapy for hatred

Iran’s new ridiculous move under scorn from within

Homosexual” and “devil worshipping” hairstyles have been banned in Iran, alongside tattoos, sunbed treatments and plucked eyebrows for men, which are all deemed un-Islamic.

The move – aimed at spiky cuts – follows a trend where, each summer, Iranian authorities get tough on men and women sporting clothing or hairdos seen . . . → Read More: Iran’s new ridiculous move under scorn from within

About Yemen

By Laura Dean

A Yemeni boy holding a weapon takes part in a gathering in Sanaa on March 26, 2015, to show support the Shia Houthi militia and against the Saudi-led intervention in the country.

CAIRO, Egypt — A Saudi-led coalition of Arab countries began bombing Yemen Thursday night as the Houthis, a Shia . . . → Read More: About Yemen

Bombay-based singer, joines Pakistan’s popular Mekaal Hasan Band

Music has again bridged borders. India and Pakistan share a rich heritage in music; this bond just became stronger after Bombay-based singer Sharmistha Chatterjee, joined Pakistan’s popular Mekaal Hasan Band as a lead vocalist.

The band’s classical fusion renditions are both soothing and stirring, which makes them cater to a global audience. Talking to Sharmistha . . . → Read More: Bombay-based singer, joines Pakistan’s popular Mekaal Hasan Band