Leave your phone alone

In the summer of 2011, when Twitter was just entering the mainstream and the iPhone 4 was all the rage, a tech-obsessed friend invited me to lunch for my birthday.

I liked my friend (obviously) but generally tried to avoid eating with him. His smartphone use approached the pathological, . . . → Read More: Leave your phone alone

Pakistan Honours Indian actor Dilip Kumar

PESHAWAR: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar’s ancestral home here has been declared as a national heritage and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered authorities to acquire the dilapidated property, a move he hopes would bring Pakistan and India closer.

Sharif has already approved a summary in this regard and sent it to Information Ministry, which has . . . → Read More: Pakistan Honours Indian actor Dilip Kumar

Jamil Ahmad’s Wandering Falcon

It is only fitting that a book as replete with storytelling as Jamil Ahmad’s debut should have a stuff-of-fiction tale behind its own publication.

In the early 70s, Ahmad, a civil servant in those parts of Pakistan now frequently in the news with the adjective “lawless” appended to them, wrote a collection of loosely . . . → Read More: Jamil Ahmad’s Wandering Falcon

83rd Kashmir Martyrs’ Day observed, pledge to continue martyrs’ mission renewed

The 83rd Kashmir Martyrs’ Day was observed on Sunday with the renewal of the pledge to continue the martyrs’ mission for the achievement of the right to self-determination and liberation of the valley from India.

Special gatherings were held in various parts of occupied and Azad Kashmir and rest of the . . . → Read More: 83rd Kashmir Martyrs’ Day observed, pledge to continue martyrs’ mission renewed

Zohra Sehgal, the legend dies at 102

New Delhi: Legendary actress Zohra Sehgal, who essayed character roles with aplomb in a career spanning both theatre and cinema, died on Thursday at the age of 102. A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Sehgal breathed her last at Max hospital around 4:30pm. “She died of a cardiac arrest this (Thursday) afternoon. She was unwell for last . . . → Read More: Zohra Sehgal, the legend dies at 102

Amazing ten facts about Pakistan

BY S. F. ELSA

You may have heard about Pakistan in relation to Brazuca – the official football that was made here for FIFA World Cup 2014. Or you may have heard some unfortunate news about this country on media channels.  Today we have gathered 10 facts about Pakistan which you do not see every . . . → Read More: Amazing ten facts about Pakistan

Third nuclear reactor operational in Pakistan

Using commercial satellite imagery from March 2013 and December 2013, IPFM says the Khushab III reactor now appears operational due to water vapour rising from its cooling towers, but the Khushab IV reactor is still under construction.

Pakistan’s third plutonium-producing reactor is in service at its Khushab nuclear site and is . . . → Read More: Third nuclear reactor operational in Pakistan

A tribute to the Patiala Gharana

It was a memorable evening. The hall was packed to capacity with music buffs, diplomats, intellectuals and elite of the twin cities. Some were busy in taking photographs with one of the living legends of the subcontinent’s classical music, annoying those who had come to enjoy the evening . . . → Read More: A tribute to the Patiala Gharana

Pakistan’s food donation to WFP second largest

ISLAMABAD : Pakistan has emerged the second largest donor for the World Food Programme (WFP) with donation of 150,000 metric ton wheat in 2013.

The donation valued at Rs 5.5 billion ($52 million) demonstrated Pakistan’s continued commitment to help its people in need, said WFP  spokesman.He said the donation was provided . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s food donation to WFP second largest

Angelina Jolie made an honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth II

One of Hollywood’s royals has been honoured by an actual royal! Angelina Jolie has been made into an honourary Dame by Queen Elizabeth II. The A-list actress was chosen for recognition in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for her campaigning work against sexual violence and the use of rape as a weapon of war, E! . . . → Read More: Angelina Jolie made an honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth II