About 85% of my ‘thinking’ time was spent getting into a position to...– J.C.R. Licklider , 1960
Basic Facts for Public Education for Prevention of...
Introduction Dengue is the most widespread mosquito-borne infection in human beings, which in recent years has become a major international public health concern. It is usually found in tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world, particularly in urban and semi-urban areas. Over the last 15 years, we have witnessed a dramatic increase in the global incidence of dengue and its severe...
My personal Osama bin laden conspiracy theory!
Here goes. Pakistan had harbored Osama bin laden (whoever ISI or the army etc) for years as a just in case bargaining chip, say should the USA come after its nukes for some silly reason. Then they saw an opportunity (don’t ask how). They bargained with the US, offered to give them Laden saying they have found him. In return the US would ensure and guarantee a Major time big ...
City boundaries for Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi...
Says so the following paragraph! NESPAK to develop City Boundaries in 3 cities. Link (PDF). NESPAK recently made presentations regarding existing & proposed city boundaries of Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan to respective Commissioners & other stakeholders. NESPAK is rendering urban planning services for analysing available data and other documents like master plans, structure plans,...
Atta Abad Landslide disaster & Relief in Pakistan
The Atta Abad landslide in Gilgit-Baltistan (Pakistan) in January 2010 had gone un-noticed and the kind of efforts in managing that disaster, had that disaster taken place in Lahore or Islamabad, were never put in that region. While the slow pace of work continued, the lake behind the landslide which was blocking the Hunza River continued to grow submerging numerous villages and endangering ...
Cyclone Phet - KARACHI - Info & Reources -...
Before every one freaks out totally, caution is required. But unless you freak out you wont be prepared either… Yes, be prepared, be very very prepared, but it appears the typhoon/cyclone will not strike Sindh/Karachi with full force and not till Saturday. Situation may change, i am talking about what i have seen from the links below. Rain induced flooding is the real concern here, being...
I didnt know that!
Unexplored heritage Archaeology Department and other organisations working for the preservation and promotion of culture of Lahore should take notice of the mounds in Daulatabad and commence excavation at the spot By Haroon Khalid Many historians believe that original city of Lahore is not the walled city of today but in fact the locality of Ichhra a few ...
With knowing comes caring. And with caring, there’s hope…– Sylvia Earle http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/sylvia_earle_s_ted_prize_wish_to_protect_our_oceans.html
The sobering experience of a fellow Fulbrighter...
A reward for coming back By: Khalid Hayat Jamaldini, Fulbright Scholar 2006-08 When will the Balochs stop being victims of the Pakistani paramilitary forces? Torture and kidnap of Balochs in Balochistan by the Pakistani law enforcement, especially the paramilitary forces, has become very common practice since the last few years. They kidnap us, arrest us on false charges, torture us, brutally...
A Real Live Swaying Bridge in Lahore!
Okay so my brother and a friend, who were on Jinnah Flyover aka Cavalry Ground Bridge a few cars apart, were just freaked out an hour or so ago! Today is the 11th of Jan and time was 1300hrs approx. The traffic was crawling all the way up to the bridge ALLLL the way to the Cavalry Ground side of the bridge, probably due to the traffic jam at the Firdous Market Chowk. He was heading to Main...
people always smiling when talking = hans-mukh = ہنس مُکھ people writing ‘LOL’ at the beginning of EVERY SMS = lol-mukh = لول مُکھ??
Montgomery Tea Time?
Anyone remember the TV ad from the 80’s which went, “Tea time, tea time, Montgomery tea time…Any day, any time, Montgomery tea time, Good day, good time, Montgomery tea time….” This was a biscuits ads from that mid eighties era.
I want Anaar Icecream!
How come no one makers Anaar, انار, pomegranate ice cream in Pakistan? I want to eat exotic Anaar Ice Cream!
Shes just an ordinary desi woman you find all over your country who doesn’t know how to speak English…so whats the big deal?? Why do people keep putting her in these situations?! Shes an easy target for mockery and ridicule just because she cant figure out the pranks being played on her? And if she has a media manager/agent, then shame on him/her too for letting this happen. A...
Tearing Down Walls →
lets tear down some walls!
It is wiser to use a rocket to send men to Mars than a missile to send men to...– dunno
This will tell you in plain simple words…don’t complain later
Sir, did you mean to insult me? Well you have. Slap me silly if I sound like...– The Bug on being told his/her articles were second only to Kamikins’ article His Man Friday in The Friday Times.
IN GOD WE TRUST…(Everyone else bring data)– dunno
Public Service Phone Numbers
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Complaints against anything mobile or telecommunication related: 0800-55055 Get a new Land Line from PTCL 0800-80800
Some good public Info Services in PK
1. Check the authenticity of any Computerised National ID Card (CNIC) Send an SMS to ‘7000’ with the CNIC number in the text field. You get a reply (in urdu) with the Citizen’s name and the name of the persons Father. Charges Rs. 10 +Tax, Courtesy NADRA. If the details on the actual CNIC and the response don’t match then there is cause for concern! 2. Check the number...
Ghost is not about a single superlative but rather a careful blend of attributes– Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Officer, Tom Purves on the unveiling of RR Ghost (200EX)
Enduring Ideas - McKinsey →
$Dollar$ Bechara! →
Pakistan Railways is WOW!
Why again does Pakistan railways OWN land all over Pakistan? And then people keep encroaching on it. And it doesn’t fall under jurisdiction of the local authorities, i.e. local bodies cant really make railways follow the city guidelines for planning purposes. Take so many railway crossings across Lahore. You have a nice road and then there is a bottle neck railway crossing, ancient and one...
Lahore Bachao's effort to save the Canal showing... →
Punjabi Months - پنجابی مہینے
۱۔ چیت/چیتر ۲۔بیساکھ/وساکھ ۳۔ جیٹھ ۴۔ھاڑ ۵۔ساون ۶۔بھادوں ۷۔اسوج/اسوہ ۸۔کاتک/کتیں ۹۔ مگھر ۱۰۔پوہ ۱۱۔ماگھ ۱۲۔پھگن