Awais Khan

  • THe was away from home and his bladder was being squeezed like a ketchup bottle. He was desperately trying to keep control. He did not find a restaurant to slip into. It was not an uncommon sight I captured. Public urination is acceptable. As a child, I remember how smog would obscure the blue sky. ...

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  • THumans don’t do anything much while asleep, it seems. We don’t drink. We don’t eat. We don’t play. And we don’t hug. Well, most of us anyway. For many of us, the worst moment of every day is when the maddening alarm tone of smartphone brings us back to the real world. ...

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  • TIn 2015, Pakistan's rural areas faced blackouts of over 11 hours a day while urban areas suffered up to eight hours of daily power cuts. The total power shortfall stood around 6,000 megawatts. Therefore, energy conservation can’t be ignored in a country like Pakistan. Hotter, drier summers ...

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  • TAllah says in verse 190, Chapter 2 of the Quran: “Fight against those who fight you, but don’t transgress.” For murderers pretending to act in the name of Allah, there is no divine reward promised in the Quran. Still, jihad is purposely mixed with terrorism. And because billions ...

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  • TToday, we have more social networks for campaigns to consider for advertising and outreach, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Even political candidates are using Facebook pages and Twitter accounts for their campaigns. US President Barack Obama joined Twitter. PTI Chairman Imran Khan ...

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  • TA day that garnered hysterical media coverage was when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and his wife Reham Khan drove to Mufti Saeed's madrassa. The couple distributed food among students. Sent there to become good Muslims, the children enjoyed Khan’s treat and the news ...

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  • TWhen a stereotypical desi boy gets in touch with a stereotypical desi girl, he tries to be the softest person on earth. After hearing her jarring replies – I don’t talk with strangers; I am not ‘that type’ – he says to himself, “She isn’t that ...

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  • TSitting at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, waiting to board a flight to Jeddah, I had million things on my mind. I was invited by the Creator of all creatures. A few hours later, I was reciting Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik (I am here, my Allah (SWT). I am present.) When I first saw Ka'bah, I ...

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  • TFood, as we know, is not just about nutrition. Food is what differentiates us from other species and – after a great lunch – makes us happy. With time, food has evolved. From eating raw fruit to lavish, slow-cooked meals, we have come a long way. We added flavors, ingredients, textures ...

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  • TLike a two pin socket can’t entertain a three pin charger, the lines below could be horribly unscientific for an old-fashioned head. However, if you are in your 20s, you can benefit from going ahead and giving this a read: The problem is that there is no problem. Yes, for a guy who jumps out ...

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  • TI was recently enlightened with the fact that there is only one glucometer at the emergency department of Lahore General Hospital. Lucky are those who find a bed, others are treated on the floor. Forget air-conditioning, four out of five fans need repairmen. And if you are just a visitor, you will ...

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  • T“I always tell the truth. Even when I lie,” says Tony Montana in Scarface. Comparable to him are Pakistanis, Jinnah’s countrymen: brazen enough to poke fun at their own miseries. It’s simple. “Education and only education” should be the slogan. Now, let me define ...

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  • TIts front is high resolution and in color. It does more than your phone. It monitors your heart rate. You raise your wrist and it wakes up. The Apple Watch, which people have been waiting for, for years, will be available in stores across nine countries come April 24. The American tech giant ...

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  • TWhen you are deep in the back court and you hit a cross court smash, it’s a big ‘no’- your partner will be in trouble. And if you don’t return to the middle after every shot in singles, you are committing a sin. So, it’s also about your upper portion. If I search ten ...

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  • TThe government recently found reserves of iron ore, copper, silver and gold in Chiniot, around 160 kilometers northwest of Lahore. Will they now utilize around 500 million tonnes of iron ore? I was eight year old when I saw Pakistan’s former prime minister Benazir Bhutto presenting the ...

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  • TAccording to medical science, we only use 15 percent of our neurons at one time. Is this the utmost level humans can achieve? And even if I assume it as the maximum level, I doubt its authenticity. How am I supposed to judge a brain’s capacity through another brain? Perhaps, we are so ...

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  • TIt is worryingly sad, and thoughtful, and slow, but it’s a song I love – and what that man Chris Martin does when he takes on the stage as a mentor of many souls. Written by all four members of the British music band Coldplay, Fix You was built around an organ tied by slow tempo drums ...

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  • TMake a cup of tea and enjoy it in your lawn. Once you finish, see the queue of ants just walking next to your massive shoe in the thick green forest. For a moment, imagine the life of an ant. How big is this universe for an ant? Isn’t the grass we press under our feet a dense green jungle for ...

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  • TWho pushed the Indian government to install 15,000 CCTVs for US President Barack Obama? Interestingly, the US even asked Pakistan to prevent any cross-border terror incident during the upcoming trip. After all, he is an American president. He deserves limousines and a high-tech helicopter. Eight ...

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  • TBeing an occupant of a city having red sandstone mosques, outstanding professionals and a beautiful cantonment, I had always contemplated Lahore a tireless town. Lahore Lahore Hai vindicates the lushness of this jewel in the Punjab province. The city has a history of producing formidable warriors, ...

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  • TI was repeatedly told not to hurt metal, plastic and glass. Amazingly, I had much of these mortal gadgets around me since birth, none having a price tag. As I matured, I was sent to school with a weird piece of paper and a lunch box. I was taught lessons every day. I was enrolled with others of my ...

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