Month: October 2011

Imran Khan leaves for China after Oct 30th Jalsa

On the invitation of the Communist Party of China,Chairman,PakistanTehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan is leaving on a 4-day visit to the People’s Republic ofChinaon October 31. He would be accompanied by a delegation comprising Dr. Arif Alvi, Secretary General, Dr. Shirin Mazari, VP Foreign Affairs and National Security, Raoof Hasan, VP, Information & Media and Imran Ismail, Deputy Secretary […]

How can one find true nature of things?

What inhibits us to understand the reality of things.  Is it lack of knowledge, is it lack of intellect or is it something else.  Following are some of the things that Quran mentions that inhibit our ability to understand true nature of things. 1: Arrogance وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا مُوسٰى الْكِتَابَ وَقَفَّيْنَا […]

Hijab is Not a Halloween Costume

Source / Courtesy: Huffington Post By Dr. Faheem Younus: Adjunct Faculty for Religion, CCBC; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, UMD What’s common between the following Halloween costumes? A guy who painted his neck red, pretending to be a redneck, his friend wearing a white T-shirt which has “wife beater” written on […]

I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

The economic case for polygamy. By Tim Harford Source / Courtesy:  Slate After more than a decade of war between separatist rebels and the Russian army, there are not many marriageable men to go around in Chechnya. So, acting Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov, probably not a feminist, proposed a radical step: […]

Sarkozy, Obama and the Enlightenment

Source:  Asia Times on Line Without using physical violence, can you make someone spit out the chewing gum he is so obviously enjoying? Russia has shown you can. That is how its diplomacy in the UN Security Council on Thursday over Resolution 1973 on Libya could be understood… Complete Story:

U.S. Seeks Aid From Pakistan in Peace Effort

WASHINGTON — Just a month after accusing Pakistan’s spy agency of secretly supporting the Haqqani terrorist network, which has mounted attacks on Americans, the Obama administration is now relying on the same intelligence service to help organize and kick-start reconciliation talks aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan. The revamped […]

Math geek becomes beauty maven with virtual makeover app

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/1078393–math-geek-becomes-beauty-maven-with-virtual-makeover-app?bn=1 Inside thestar.com STEPHANIE FINDLAY/TORONTO STAR Stephanie Findlay STAFF REPORTER As a kid, Parham Arabi was a geek who loved math contests and Star Trek. Now, he’s a beauty maven. Arabi, a University of Toronto associate professor, owns ModiFace, a $30 million virtual makeover business where users try out cosmetics, […]

Muslim Heritage: Islamic treasures on display

(Source/Credit:-Monday, October 31, 2011 , by-Mariano-Andrade) Masterworks of Islamic art will once again be on view at New York’s Metropolitan Museum, which next week reopens an exhaustive installation following an eight-year renovation. New York’s biggest and most comprehensive art museum tomorrow unveils its New Galleries for the Art of the Arab […]

Bikes’ revival provokes tension in Germany

Cyclists and a pedestrian share a sidewalk in Berlin. Photo: John MacDougall/AFP  Source/Credit:Monday, October 31, 2011 , by-Benoit-Toussaint,AFP Germany might still be known for its high-speed autobahns, but in cities, bicycles are now so popular that a war of words has broken out between drivers and cyclists over who rules […]

How to tackle the Domestic Violence

Source/Credit: Monday, October 31, 2011 ,Opinion-by-Renee-Laiviera Equality and fairness in society is a goal declared by the vast majority of countries on a worldwide basis. Specific international conventions have been signed and ratified by the majority of states to endorse this objective. One of these international instruments is the Convention for […]

Sign of Crisis- Higher Food Inflation-

    The folks at the USDA released their projections for 2011/2012-food price inflation. The bad news is that feeding ourselves will cost ~4% more in 2011. The good news is that USDA thinks prices will rise only ~2.5% next year. Read more: http://brucekrasting.blogspot.com/2011/10/food-for-thought.html#ixzz1cMB73gOuhttp://www.businessinsider.com/food-inflation-usda-report-krasting-2011-10

Is self-esteem the key to success?

by Etienne Strebel, swissinfo.ch The higher your self-esteem, the greater the chance of a successful relationship and improved work and health, according to scientists at Basel University. Does self-esteem increase success, are people with more of it more successful – or do the two reinforce each other? Ulrich Orth, professor […]