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The caption of this script is the title of a book recently authored by S.M. Shabbar Zaidi - a Chartered Accountant by profession. The book is the result of a thorough study of the historical trends in the Indo-Pak subcontinent during the last three-and-a-half centuries, and how they kept both India and Pakistan largely under-developed even after they ceased to be British colonies.

If you were to choose an animal emblem for Karachi, undoubtedly, it would be the donkey. Dogs and cats are just pets, while this stubborn beast is a key player in the economic, cultural and sporting life of the city's original population, the Makranis. An enthusiast once suggested we should honour the donkey with a street sculpture because the donkey built this city, hauling sand and cement bags in the days before the mini vans, hauling steel rods, which they still do.
Smartphone makers are fighting for space on your wrist and your head; lucrative real estate for a new wave of high-tech devices if only they can persuade you to wear them. Manufacturers unleashed a battery of new wearable devices at the world's biggest mobile fair in Barcelona, Spain, trying to carve out new revenue sources in developed markets where smartphone sales are slowing.
Shahid Rassam's latest series of work deals with the thoughts and words of two renowned Urdu poets of the sub-continent, now Ghalib and Gulzar find a new medium of expression - Shahid's canvas. Shahid will give visual vocabulary to the poetry of Ghalib and Gulzar, a renowned poet, lyrist and director from India. For Shahid translating the poems of these celebrated poets into line and colour is a dream comes true.
ImageOnce the compact camera was an integral part of most households, but today the smartphone has largely replaced it, at least for simple snaps. So much so that it's hardly worth buying a cheap compact camera anymore, experts say. "The differences between a cheap compact and the functions of a current smartphone are not great," says Thomas Hoffmann of the German magazine c't Digitale Fotografie. The sensors in both are similarly small with a comparable level of "noise."
A meteorite as large as 4-1/2 feet in diameter smashed into the moon in September, producing the brightest flash of light ever seen from Earth, astronomers said this week. Similarly sized objects pummel Earth daily, though most are destroyed as they plunge through the planet's atmosphere. NASA says about 100 tons of material from space enter Earth's atmosphere every day.
People use action cameras to review sports performance, make sightseeing videos or capture spectacular images hands-free: whatever the motivation, the little video cameras are spreading fast. Often helmet mounted, action cameras are used most commonly in adrenaline-fuelled activities such as parachuting and bungee jumps.


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