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Dengue fever remedy

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Dengue fever is spreading across the country and is turning into an epidemic that has claimed many lives. A close friend’s father was recently admitted to hospital with similar symptoms, and thankfully, he is recovering now. This was an email I received recently and although I usually tend to treat such mails with skepticism, the […]

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A sad independence day

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Today marks Pakistan’s 64th independence day. It’s a sad one, not just because of the ongoing floods, the worst natural disaster in our history, but because of how so many across the country are celebrating it. (Image from this article) It is an important day for us, no doubt. But it was sad to see […]

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A tragic week

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The past few days have been filled with tragedy on a national level. Pakistan saw the country’s worst ever plane crash on Wednesday when an Airbus A321 crashed into the Margalla Hills, overlooking Islamabad. All 152 people on board lost their lives, their charred and dismembered remains scattered around the hill (link). As is the […]

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World Cup final plan ruined by good weather

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I had planned to watch tonight’s FIFA World Cup final match at the hilly Pearl Continental resort in Bhurban, about an hour’s drive from Islamabad. Too bad a thunderstorm is brewing and it’s unlikely to be over within the next five to six hours. Too bad for the match, but at least we’ll get a […]

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Upgrade to WordPress 3.0

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I just spent so much time and effort upgrading to WordPress 3.0, instead of blogging about all the important topics I had in mind (except this one off course). How geeky is that? Anyway, the interface looks a little slicker, and there must be some hidden features I’ve yet to try out, but there’s nothing […]

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Chevrolet Cruze on the road

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It’s official. The Chevrolet Cruze has arrived in Pakistan and has been sighted in Islamabad. The Cruze replaces the Daewoo Lacetti (also known as my beloved Chevrolet Optra) and the Chevi Cobalt. The latter probably doesn’t exist in Pakistan and the Optra is mostly found in Islamabad. The Cruze is quite an impressive car with […]

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Transitioning to WordPress

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The last few weeks have been more interesting than usual and I had lots to speak out on. I’ve been Tweeting quite regularly, but was dying to get a few blog posts in. One thing bogging me down was the old blog format where everything had to be written by hand and passed through my […]