In a significant move,China today signed a pact with Pakistan which will connect the latter’s strategically important port of Gwadar to it via rail,road and air routes. The crucial deal was inked during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Islamabad today.
China had taken over operations at the port earlier this year,a . . . →Read More:China turn towards Gwadar makes India restless
It is been said that it takes about 30 days to form a habit. The ones that are good for you require cultivation and determination. The starting phase is the hardest,especially if you want to change an old habit into a new one. This is why giving yourself a challenge for a . . . →Read More:30 challenges for a month
Why spend a lot of time tackling things which you could easily figure out with objects you see around you every day? Here are some life-changing ways to use objects which you probably own already:
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While the country witnesses its worst energy crisis,a 37-year-old self-taught mechanical engineer from Swat claims to have a solution.
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One of the cornerstones of alcoholism recovery is a concept called emotional sobriety. The idea is that alcoholics and other addicts hoping to stay sober over the long haul must learn to regulate the negative feelings that can lead to discomfort,craving and—ultimately—relapse. Doing so is a lifelong project and requires cultivating a whole new . . . →Read More:Avoid becoming an emotional wreck
From Monet to Tiger Woods,or why creating rituals and breaking routines don’t have to be conflicting notions.
“Creativity is like chasing chickens,” Christoph Niemann once said. But sometimes it can feel like being chased by chickens — giant,angry,menacing chickens. Whether you’re a writer,designer,artist or maker of anything in any medium,you . . . →Read More:Five books that will help understand fear and creativity
A history teacher of mine used to tell his pupils that he was teaching us scepticism—a habit of thought—rather than information. A wiry,brusque New Englander,he had us pore over first-person accounts of the first shot fired in the American revolutionary war. We concluded that this original “shot heard round the world” came neither . . . →Read More:For the love of Math and Logic
“We now live in a world where information is potentially unlimited. Information is cheap,but meaning is expensive. Where is the meaning? Only human beings can tell you where it is. We’re extracting meaning from our minds and our own lives.”
These words of wisdom come from legendary inventor and futurist George Dyson,who in a . . . →Read More:Ideas for effective Visual Story-telling
The other day my son,a class five student in one of the most sought-after schools in Karachi,came to me for help in a school project. Having read on several parenting websites that I should be participating in my son’s scholastic life,I eagerly agreed. The project was on famous explorers,and given that I’m my . . . →Read More:Ibn-e-Batuta’s not on the list
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What Is Art Therapy?
Art has always been a medium of expression in various forms,for all sorts of individuals across the globe. Art has been employed in the field of psychotherapy as a treatment mode for various disorders based on the psychodynamic approach following the model . . . →Read More:“Art Therapy:Making Children Smile”by Rohma Akhtar and Laila Lodhia