City Blog: Joie de Vivre & Lahore Eat

It was supposed to a quick stop. In and out. A check-in. Basically a #keepingupwiththeKhans in lieu of the Joneses. Plus, we didn’t have any other plans this Saturday night.  We trooped into Lahore Eat with minimal expectations and maxing out on  comfy shoes. To our collective surprise, the open-air stadium ground was well-kept, there…

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Takeaways from VConnecting Sesh at OLC Innovate 2017

I recently took part in a session at the OLC Innovate 2017:Education Reimagined Conference.  The virtual participation format was impressive and glitch-free. Questions were raised by the global participants and were answered by on-site participants Michael Berman, Lora Taub-Pervizpour, and Patrice Prusko. This particular session was masterfully co-moderated by Wendy Taleo, our Virtual Buddy, in Australia and…

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Raising Awareness for CP in Pakistan

Just completed a 7- card beginner’s #CP Awareness deck for @RethinkPakistan.  Nothing too fancy, but the facts are important. Gearing up for @WorldCPDay. Share friends! 🙂 If you are interested in volunteering, join our Facebook Group here and like the page here. Visit Step Up Pakistan’s website to find out more about why we are…

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Taking a page from Edhi’s Book

A few years back I set upon reading Abdul Sattar Edhi’s autobiography, A Mirror to the Blind*, with my highlighter and black pen in hand.  As a Pakistani who has witnessed the extent of Edhi’s humanitarian efforts in action, from fast-responding ambulances to the ever-present cradles at the donation centres, I thought there was little…

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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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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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“Phir ban gaya na, equal -equal” – Fair and Lovely takes a Jab at Fairness in Adulting expectations

You *must* have eye-rolled at this fairness cream ad by now. It depicts a father-daughter duo jogging in a park when the father pitches a potential suitor who has EVERYTHING a young girl could desire ‘a good job, his own house, well-settled’.  Since this is a fairness cream commercial, based in India but also shown…

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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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M.I.A.: Work Culture

First, read this tweet. If only there was the same zeal for working as there is for protesting. — Hassan Sheheryar (@HSYCOUTUREKING) February 3, 2016 When the Wiggle-Room Becomes the Bermuda Triangle  As social animals, us humans have an inherent sense of how compatible we are with others.  This compatibility does extend beyond the typical…

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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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