Day: April 3, 2016

Obama Acknowledges Civilian Deaths by U.S. Drones

Source: Time WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that “civilians were killed that shouldn’t have been” in past U.S. drone strikes, but said the administration is now “very cautious” about striking where women or children are present. Obama was asked at a news conference about an increase in the number of […]

My Voice Is My Right, Not “Your Gift”

Source: Huffington Post By Zoha Qamar Student at Columbia University The caramel dunes and rocky hills melt up into the sky. It is night, almost morning; it is dark, but not quite black-almost the last sparkling shade of heavy purple that bleeds from the spectrum between blue to black. A thick […]

Me, My Phone and Mecca

Source: Huffington Post By Zoha Qamar Student at Columbia University The black silk was cold and soft. The protruding layers of thread that spelt out “Allah” in neat Arabic curls absorbed the tears and prayers sprayed at the cloth’s delicate font, while still reflecting the flood of light that shone from […]

Laughter the best medicine

A PANEL OF DOCTORS –WERE ASKED for their opinions concerning a proposal to build a new wing to their hospital. The allergist voted to scratch it The neurologists thought the admin had a lot of nerve The podiatrist thought it was a step forward The ophthalmologists considered the idea short […]