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ARTICLE: The true way of feeling somebody's pain is to go through it yourself. Many things cannot be expressed till...

Published 10 Aug, 2020 02:51am

The essence of sacrifice

ARTICLE: This Eid is special. Its timing is important. A lot is being said about be careful and wise. Everybody is...

Published 27 Jul, 2020 02:50am

An overdue smile

ARTICLE: Negative sells. Panic increases media traffic. Sensation creates audience. Bad fascinates. Fear glues ...

Published 20 Jul, 2020 02:33am

Beware the 'Ides of July'

ARTICLE: Follow the curve. Spikes. Resurge. Flattening. RO rate. These are probably the most searched and discussed...

Published 13 Jul, 2020 02:40am

Reality in adversity

ARTICLE: When the chips are down chinks are exposed. The coronavirus pandemic has tested the strongest, the richest,...

Published 15 Jun, 2020 03:13am

Business unusual

ARTICLE: Like never before. The new norm. Change is permanent. These are the clichés that are being discussed in...

Updated 01 Jun, 2020 09:31am

Lockdown - A tale of other diseases

Lock down or die. Lockdown or economy. Lockdown or jobs. Lockdown or lives. These were the debates prevalent. World over and in Pakistan, from experts to individuals, the over whelming discussion was on the necessity of lockdown to defeat a virus that was

Published 28 May, 2020 12:03am

Will they...?

A new phase, a new reality. The virus is there to stay for sometime. Sometime can be spent on being locked down or locked in, but, not for long. Countries are grappling with the reality of the virus being a way of life and that life without a virus will n

Published 18 May, 2020 12:06am

Challenging the leadership mettle

Tough situations do not last, tough leaders do. In case of coronavirus crisis the tough situation seems to last indefinitely. That is why the bigger challenge, with the threat of Corona lurking around is what can leaders do to save people's lives, livelih

Published 11 May, 2020 12:04am

Humanity on profound trial

"Human Kind" and "Gentlemen" had become obsolete words in Pre-Corona era. Human beings were neither kind nor men / women were gentle to each other or to their habitat. The consequences of this cruelty and unkindness have never been more exposed as in the

Published 04 May, 2020 12:07am

Mind your distance

Man is a social animal. Social isolation causes depression. Human interaction can never be replaced with machine interaction. Facebook can never substitute face to face. Virtual is not real. Human touch cannot to be compared with touch screen. And so on a

Published 27 Apr, 2020 02:51am

Certainties in uncertain times

Firefighting. Trapped. Blind Alley. Emotionally exhausted. Mentally fatigued. Search overload. Day-to-day. These are some of the feelings expressed by people who are going through life in the time of Covid-19. With a world shut down as never before this s

Published 20 Apr, 2020 12:00am

A silver lining in the Covid-19 clouds

Clouds obscure the sun. The horizon becomes grey and dark. It seems all ominous. However, rays of sunlight do break through eventually to make the world seem brighter. While Covid-19 has darkened the lights and sounds of the hustling bustling world, it ha

Published 13 Apr, 2020 12:00am

Stock values vs human values

Dow Jones is down. Nasdaq is nose-diving. PSX is declining. Stock values are crashing. The world is talking about recession, deficits and bankruptcies. Since it is an invisible virus, and thus a natural calamity, most people feel nobody could have foresee

Published 06 Apr, 2020 12:00am

Coronavirus war - the mental battle

The mind hates uncertainty. The mind dislikes lack of clarity. Uncertainty and un- clarity create fear of the unknown. Fear creates anxiety and anxiety corrodes positivity, creativity and growth. The biological battle of fighting the virus is in full swin

Published 30 Mar, 2020 12:00am

Restoring planetary balance

"We are living on the planet as if we have another one to go to." Terry Swearingen. A statement that is apt to our attitude about planet earth. The only problem is that we can no longer fly to another place that is safe and sound. The Coronavirus crisis i

Published 23 Mar, 2020 12:00am