Pakistan Elections!

Pakistan Elections!

Pakistani Polling Stations – where the literate and the illiterate become equal!! Abraham Lincoln said and I quote “Democracy is a form of Government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Believing the above fact, I always talked against dictatorship or feudalism and in favor of democracy. It was no sooner than May 11, 2013 that I realized that a globally accepted system of democracy cannot be beneficial to every community. The story hitherto will suffice… Pakistan has recently conducted General Elections and for the first time in history we see a smooth and lawful change of command from one party to another. Getting 22 this year, it was the first time I casted vote for my political party, after carefully reviewing the...

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Remembering C-3

Remembering C-3

As I entered the forbidden gates, leaving behind an action-packed summer for the fourth time, ready to begin the long awaited “1st year”, a strange and entirely different thought gripped me to the bone. My mind was in a whirl of ambivalent emotions: happy to be back at last and yet despondent over the fact that none of my best friends will be here anymore. Fate had played a nasty trick on me, and a queer some expression spread across my face. Why so? The story hitherto will suffice… I became an ‘Abdalian’, member of the prestigious Cadet College Hasan Abdal, on the 21st of April 2004. I was to be a part of the 51st Entry and was allotted Omar Wing. Since my favourite colour was blue and the location was close to all the important places, Omar Wing seemed the...

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World Heart Day

World Heart Day

Our heart is a magical bag. When I asked people to explain this priceless entity, I came across a variety of definitions. Some call it a symbol of love and truthfulness; others define it as a locus of feelings and intuitions. Philosophy refers it as the king of organs; religion names it the home of God. But science explains it in a more practical manner. Our heart is a muscular organ responsible for pumping oxygenated blood through the blood vessels with repeated rhythmic contractions. From the moment it begins beating until the moment it stops, the human heart works tirelessly. In an average lifetime, the heart beats more than two and a half billion times, without ever pausing to rest. It was no sooner than 2000 that man decided to allocate a day to inform ...

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