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Technology without which we can’t live

Technology without which we can’t live

By Hafsa Sarfraz In this day and age everyone uses technology in some way, shape or form to make life easier. For most people technology is not something we give a second thought to but some people literally can’t live without it and I am not being dramatic. For some people the existence of technology is the difference between silence and laughter, loneliness and interaction and even life and death.   Can we live without a technology? Of … Read entire article »

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Gul-e-Raana: Episodic Disappointments

Gul-e-Raana: Episodic Disappointments

Mahwish Badr I have been watching Gul-e-Raana, the Hum TV play. It had a lot of good ratings and I began watching with high hopes but the play really didn’t live up to a lot of hopes that I had had. However, the end made up for some of the disappointments. A lot of themes in Gul-e-Raana are relevant, especially when it comes to domestic abuse and family pressures that go into making these destructive relationships “work” … Read entire article »

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How We See Pakistani Scientists and Educationists.

How We See Pakistani Scientists and Educationists.

By Abuzar Wp There is a homosexual person currently working as an Associate Head of Physics Department at Massachusetts institute of Technology (MIT). Unfortunately, the genetic make-up of the sex chromosome turned out to be XX and that means the being is a female. Most important of all is she is a Parsi by belief system- a Zoroastrian, which means she is certainly a non-Muslim and all these reasons are enough for us to judge, damn and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blogging, culture, Dr. Abdus Salam, drama, Free Speech, Heritage, human rights, Identity, Islam for Peace, Islamism, Malala Yousufzai, Nergis Mavalvala, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, peace, People's Pakistan, Religion, Rights, youth

کیا ٹویٹر مر چکا؟

کیا ٹویٹر مر چکا؟

تحریر: طاہر اکبر عمومی طور پر یہ سمجھا جاتا ہے کہ سوشل میڈیا کا سب سے بڑا فائدہ  عوام کو ہوا ہے، جنکواپنی آواز اٹھانے کا ایک میڈیم میسر آ گیا ہے۔ پاکستان کے کانٹکسٹ میں یہ چیز مزید دلچسپ اور درست ہے۔ ہم نے دیکھا ہے کہ عوام نے سیاست، سماجی معاملات اور اداروں کی پرفارمنس کے حوالے سے ٹویٹر کو ایک اچھے ٹول کے طور پر استعمال کیا اور اس سے کئی اچھے نتائج … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blogging, Media, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Reviews, Society, Technology, Twitter, Urdu, USA

Pak-China: Friends indeed

Pak-China: Friends indeed

With relations between China and Pakistan growing stronger, the region is in for a period of economic upheaval By Namra Mansoor On a concrete wall running along a tunnel in the north of Pakistan, a phrase painted along Pakistani and Chinese flags reads, Long live Pak-China Friendship. Having more than just ornamental value, the words have become a household chant and serve as a testimony to the time-tested friendship between the two countries. The relations are only … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, south asia, Technology, World

The Arabian Nights and Water Geysers on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

Why is there a crater named Sinbad on Saturn’s moon Enceladus? Is there an underwater ocean on Enceladus and what are the chances of life existing on such a moon? In this episode of Science ka Adda (SkA), Salman Hameed talks about the connection between “The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights” and one of the most mysterious, interesting, and puzzling objects in our solar system. SkA: The Arabian Nights and Water Geysers on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus (Urdu) from Science ka Adda on Vimeo. … Read entire article »

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16 Memes Explaining Pakistani public opinion on Yemen War

16 Memes Explaining Pakistani public opinion on Yemen War

Malik Omaid After the Saudi Arabia and its allies did intervention in Yemen’s civil war and their subsequent request to Pakistan for entering into this mess, the whole focus of Pakistani social media shifted towards this ‘evil war.’ Secular pages literally bombarded their walls with memes and slides which shifted the public opinion on social media forums like twitter and facebook (facebook particularly being more popular in Pakistani masses using internet) and forced Supporters of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blogging, Citizens, Democracy, Images, Middle East, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Parliament, Photos, Twitter, UAE, violence, war, World

Exploring baby solar systems to search for our own origins

How did planets in our solar system form? In this episode of Science ka Adda (SkA), Salman Hameed talks about the discovery of a “protoplanetary disk” around a young star named HL Tau. This star is only a million years old – a blink of an eye in cosmic timescales – but it can tell us a lot about the origins of our own solar system some four and a half billion years ago. For more videos, please visit sciencekaadda.com. SkA: Exploring baby solar systems to search for our own origins (Urdu) from Science ka Adda on Vimeo. … Read entire article »

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The reality of Black Holes in the movie “Interstellar”

In the recent blockbuster film, Interstellar, a planet is shown orbiting a supermassive blackhole. Do such blackholes exists in the universe? In this episode of “Science ka Adda”, we explore such a possibility from the center of our own galaxy, Milky Way, to Centaurus A – a galaxy located 13 million light years from Earth. For more videos, please visit sciencekaadda.com SkA: The reality of blackholes as shown in the movie “Interstellar” (Urdu) from Science ka Adda on Vimeo. … Read entire article »

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Higgs Boson & Dr. Abdus Salam

Higgs Boson & Dr. Abdus Salam

By Aqeel Ahmed This article was originally posted in Ibtidah-The Beginning. Paktea House is posting it on the 18th death anniversary of Dr. Abdus Salam to give a better understanding of his achievements and its relevance in the modern physics. There are four fundamental forces in nature, namely, electromagnetism, weak nuclear force, strong nuclear force and gravity. Electromagnetism can be observed in daily life experience. For instance, lighting is a natural phenomenon. Weak nuclear force is manifested in … Read entire article »

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The Real Picture: Innovation, Technology and Pakistan

The Real Picture: Innovation, Technology and Pakistan

By Azka Naeem If all the brouhaha is to be believed, we’re looking at a failed state with nothing to offer. But is that really the case? Innovation is fundamentally characterised by what can be called ‘newness’, but a field does not have to be completely novel itself for innovation to take place. By that same token, an idea can be born and take root anywhere and at any time. In the politically unstable and consistently maligned Pakistan … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Education, Egalitarian Pakistan, liberal Pakistan, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Physics, Reviews, Science, youth

This article was originally posted here “Sunday Magazine“ chowed down on over a hundred burgers (tough life, right? we know) to narrow down the country’s best burgers that belong on your bucket list.   JALAL SONS Chicken Zinger Burger You are not an urban Lahori till you’ve chowed down on this crispy, tender, juicy handful of joy. Mess factor: 1/5 PKR 299.00, Main Market, Phase V and Z-Block, Lahore MAMOO BURGER Bun Kebab The shami kebab, the golden egg, the oozing butter – any veteran … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blogging, Citizens, culture, Food Crisis, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, liberal Pakistan, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Photos

LGBT Pakistan: Lesbians’ lives on the line

LGBT Pakistan: Lesbians’ lives on the line

This article was first published in BBC News Asia. Pak Tea House is sharing this post to our readers to highlight the issue and the plight of these women. Urdu literature had raised this topic nearly a century ago with the famous short story “Lihaf” which deals with the plight of women trapped in patriarchal and oppressive conditions. Something that is so widespread in our culture must be talked about and not brushed under the carpet. As Columnist … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blogging, Citizens, culture, Democracy, Education, Egalitarian Pakistan, human rights, Islam, Islamism, Justice, LGBT, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, liberal Pakistan, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Religion, Rights, secular Pakistan, secularism, sex, Women

Social and Economic Changes with Mobile Phone Use in Pakistan

Social and Economic Changes with Mobile Phone Use in Pakistan

By Dr. Tahir Rauf Mobile phone subscribers are 131 million in Pakistan out of 170 million. Pakistan is ninth in top ten mobile phone users with annual growth of 13.3%. The mobile penetration rate amongst urban class people is almost 100%.  The recent award of 3G and 4G licenses to cellular service provider likely to be more deployment of the mobile technology. Mobile services in Pakistan started in the late nineties during Musharraf’s regime. The government policies … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Economy, Media, Multinational Corporations, Regulatory Affairs, Technology

One-Way Ticket to Mars!

One-Way Ticket to Mars!

by Kasim Osmani Imagine a world where people are traveling from one planet to another. You might receive a call from Mars on a job application you recently applied for! Or, enough with world tours, you could plan a hangout with friends to another planet, say, Moon! Wouldn’t you like to live up to an age where science & technology and communication will have won extraordinary feats millions of miles away from the planet Earth? Certainly, it … Read entire article »

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