‘—the past is a great place to visit but not such a great place to stay in permanently—‘
The book ‘Magnificent Delusions’ by a former Pakistani Ambassador to the US is being launched today. There has been much hype about the book in the US media and the Indian media — and this really . . . →Read More:MAGNIFICENT DELUSIONS OR OBSESSIONS?
Alice Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature,becoming the first Canadian woman to ever receive the honour.
Munro,only the 13th woman to receive the award since its inception in 1901,was lauded by the Swedish Academy during the Nobel announcement in Stockholm as the “master of the contemporary short story.”
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Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago,according to people familiar with matter.
While Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has been under pressure for years to improve the company’s performance . . . →Read More:Investors push Gates to step down as chairman
President Mamnoon Hussain will inaugurate the Expo Pakistan at the Governor House on September 25,a statement said on Friday.
This year’s expo will be the biggest-ever event with more than 1,000 buyers from 70 countries expected to attend the show.
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Nokia has unveiled its much anticipated 4.5-inch Lumia 1020 smartphone in New York.
The USP of the new smartphone is its second generation 41 megapixel camera sensor. The first was in the relatively outdated Nokia 808 PureView which was launched almost two years ago.
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Alcohol is often praised as a recession-proof industry. In times of economic woes,we spend what little money we have to drown our sorrows. In times of great fortune,we celebrate generously with imbibed cheer. Libation,in all its forms,has permeated civilizations for millennia,interlaced in song,dance and feast … so in a . . . →Read More:Ingenious marketing gimmick:how diamonds became our best friends
Douglas Engelbart,who revolutionized computing by inventing the mouse,died in California on Tuesday at the age of 88,the institute bearing his name said Wednesday.
Born in Oregon,Engelbart studied electrical engineering and computer sciences in the 1950s before joining the Stanford Research Institute.
There,he and his team worked on a number of . . . →Read More:Inventor of computer mouse passes away
India churns out tens of thousands of graduates each year but less than half of them are “employable”or possess the basic skills necessary for any industry role,says a report.
According to a report by Aspiring Minds,an employability solutions company,around 47 percent graduates In India are unemployable for any job.
The report, . . . →Read More:India churning out unemployable graduates
Harvard Law School,one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the world,has posted a verse of the Holy Quraan at the entrance of its faculty library,describing the verse as one of the greatest expressions of justice in history.
Verse 135 of Surah Al Nisa (The Women) has been posted at . . . →Read More:Quranic verse one of the greatest expressions of justice,Harvard