Product Design Demands Discomfort

Take a careful look at the infographic titled The AHA Moments above.  Ranging from age 19 to 47, these people  have revolutionised how we communicate (Steve Jobs/iPhone), how we re-energize (Dietrich Mateschitz/ RedBull) and even workout (Chip Wilson/Lululemon Yoga Pants). None of them set out to create a break between the old and new way…

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More than Desks: Co-Working Spaces in Lahore

Co-Working  Spaces need to be More than Desks Listen to the Podcast on Soundcloud  or iTunes.   Don’t forget to rate the podcast on iTunes!  I pick up where I left off on the topic of Co-working Spaces in Lahore. I talk about one of new spaces I visited upon invitation in April, Forrun Office,…

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Comoyo: The New OTT Messaging App on the Block?

With a  precious few minutes remaining on the battery, I was quickly scanning my timeline and saw Telenor’s announcement about launching S7 with VR Gear in Pakistan.  Not only do you get the gear for free if you are Telenor customer, you will get an opportunity to try out the Comoyo app.  Comoyo? I hadn’t heard of…

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What I’m reading today: Tech & Edu

Mattel’s $300 3D printer lets you design and create your own toys It’s no Silicon Valley, but Pakistan is building it’s own Startup Scene For gifted children, being intelligent can have dark implications Inside a Saudi Arabian Oil Giant’s American Oasis Is majoring in liberal arts a mistake for students? (NOOO!) Can Technology Be a…

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Needed:Co-working Spaces in Lahore

What Lahore desperately needs is an affordable Co-working space which is open to all types of professional, techies and non-techies, entrepreneurs, freelancers, cottage-industry workers, bakers and yes, even musicians.

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Will Uber work in Pakistan?

Is it too unreasonable to expect that some government institution take the initiative to protect the tech industry in this nascent stage?

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Creative Chaos: Ethnic Crafts Fair in Lahore

A quick write-up following a visit to a local crafts fair in Lahore – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly! The Good The Season-November in Lahore is the closest we get to Autumn around here, so it was quite comfortable while browsing through the crowds for the perfect handicraft fix.  The sun is bright…

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Win the Wallet: Cardinal Rules of Selling at a Local Fair

“Why do we fear pricing  products?” This is the one of many questions that came up recently.  Here is some background: That ring belonged on my finger.  I am at a local crafts and organic foodstuff fair in Lahore with a friend when this sparkly jewellery catches my eye.    There are a couple of people…

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Thoughts on the Google’s Techmela: A Tech-nical Oversight

Living on the internet, as the most of us do, we are used to brands coining new terms in hopes that they become trends on Twitter. The latest effort in the Pakistani Twitterverse is the phrase #techmela by the folks at Google. The Google-powered “Techmela”  ( technology bazaar ) is being advertised as the biggest online…

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