“a pleasant task to do”

Upon resuming activity on the blog, I thought it best to start the party with this poem (part-wish/part-realization). This is My Life by William Stanley Braithwaite To feed my soul with beauty till I die;  To give my hands a pleasant task to do; To keep my heart forever filled anew With dreams and wonders…

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IMHO:Every Day is Women’s Day

According to social media today is International Women’s Day 2016. Every day is Women’s Day. ** Every day will remain Women’s Day until being a woman and being a professional is no longer exceptional, rather it’s the rule. Every day will remain Women’s Day until being a mother and working full-time will be a choice made out…

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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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#DigiWriMo StoryJumping Part 19: Time is a Flat Circle

This is part 19 of a storyjumper for Digital Writing Month. To read the story (so far), follow the links: Part 1 Bruno’s blog started us off with a personal narrative. Part 2 Kevin’s blog began the story. Part 3 Maha’s blog continued… Part 4 Sarah’s blog… Part 5 Ron’s blog… Part 6 Tanya’s blog……

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Comments on “The Invisible Women with Autism”

“The Invisible Women with Autism” by Apoorva Mandavilli “On average, girls who have mild symptoms of autism are diagnosed two years later than boys.”  The article goes on to note how diagnostic tests are based on observations of boys with autism, so there’s that.  *Groan* “From the start, girls’ restricted interests seem more socially acceptable—dolls or…

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National Savings Bank of Pakistan- Stuck in the Past

The Scene: I knew what that was. THAT  was the standard “ignore-and-avert-eyes” tactic being employed by the mustachioed clerk at the National Savings Bank . Here I was, a regular Pakistani citizen, pestering the employee with questions when it was quite clear that he had only had his second cup of tea*.  He hung his head lower…

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Chocolate-flavored Lipsticks + Speaking from Your Gut: The Teacher Debt

To this day flavored  lip-balms make me smile; its as-if it’s the 90’s all over again and I’m sitting in the front row of Communications class.  All we could see of Ms. Stewart was her fiery-red hair as she dug deep into her purse, rummaging around for… a lipstick?!  

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Cautionary Tale for Pakistan’s Tech Industry

These are exciting, heady times to be involved in Technology and Entrepreneurship in Pakistan. With many province-backed Technology boards kicking ‘start-up’ incubators and accelerators into high gear (namely Punjab and KPK), while both private and public universities are scrambling to join bandwagon to nurture the next Instagram or Uber, many young Pakistanis are being led…

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Dear Diary #1: When My Laptop Fell Sick

Here’s a peek into my diary…

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