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After the recent tragic events in France and Europe's defence of the unbridled "freedom of expression" exercised by Charlie Hebdo, hundreds of thousands of Muslims from Palestine to Philippines demonstrated against exercise of this freedom that allows abusing religions and sacred personalities, especially the prophets.

ImageA year ago I read in the London Economist about the revival of interest in hand-made goods in the developed world. The magazine predicted there would be a growing market for hand-knitted woollen garments. Soon afterward I received a gift from London of a hand-knitted store-bought poncho. About the same time, a friend told me about her daughter had taken up knitting. The daughter lives in America. She was here last December and had more news. Her friend was learning three kinds of lace-making: tatting, crochet and bruges. The British and Americans are masters at cashing in (literally) anything for which there is a consumer market. I could be in business, I said, if only wool and fine threads were available in Karachi.
Visiting Lahore has always been an inspiring experience. I exhilarate while going through paintings capturing natural glimpses of landscapes, rare moments of life and love for nature with painterly compositions and immense understanding of colours, lights and shadows of different painters at art galleries of Lahore which is fascinating.
Just because you've spent the better part of your adult life killing zombies on Resident Evil or stealing cars on Grand Theft Auto, doesn't mean that computer gaming is no longer an option once you have children. It just means that, if you want to involve the whole family, you might have to consider some different approaches.
Disney unveiled a portfolio of learning apps for young children recently, harnessing the appeal of iconic characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy to subjects like math, science, creative arts and languages. The entertainment giant said its "Disney Imagicademy" aims to expose three to eight-year-old children to core educational concepts via a curriculum developed in conjunction with academic and education experts.
Microsoft pulled back the curtain Wednesday on the upcoming Windows 10 operating system focused on bringing harmony to the diverse array of Internet gadgets in people's lives. As it previewed the new operating system, Microsoft also unexpectedly added to the roster of modern gadgets with the unveiling of headgear that overlays holograms on the real world and lets wearers use their hands to interact with virtual objects.
Japanese scientists say they are on their way to being able to create custom-made skin, bone and joints using a 3D printer. Several groups of researchers around the world have developed small masses of tissue for implants, but now they are looking to take the next step and make them functional.
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