Peace, Harmony and brotherhood: Relationship Enhancement Drive


Published at:http://pakteahouse.net/2011/08/24/red-relationship-enhancement-drive/ To start with, I must quote Iqbal’s verses from “Shikwa” to make the basis of my idea. Kyun ziyan kaar banoo, sood faramosh rahun Fiqr-e-farda na karun, mehve ghum-e-dosh rahun Naaley bulbul ke sunoo. Aur hama tan gosh rahun Hamnawa mein bhi koi gul hun k khamosh rahun Iqbal said why I should …

An Open letter to every Pakistani


Originally Published at: http://pakteahouse.net/2011/10/30/an-open-letter-to-every-pakistani/ While PTI and PML (N) are preparing for dharnas and jalsas, which they refer to as a turning point. I am a bit confused, turning point for what? And whom? Apparently it is to tell a bald man that he is bald. We all know he is bald, so what? Is …

PTA Banned list: Causes and Effects


A man asked his servant to set the curtains on window, for he wants controlled sunlight for an indoor plant. Servant being over-efficient built a wall outside window, blocking sunlight completely, what happened to that plant is a separate story. I don’t know why and how, my mind relates this story to PTA banned list; …

President Zardari, Veena Malik and Pakistan


Today I woke up with a new energy, vision and passion. Woke up with no burden on my head, not any pending national issues, peace all around, everything under control and weather just being super nice, to my amusement when I turned on the heater the flame was as low as it could (due to …

Tsunami and Pakistan


So the much talked about tsunami finally hit the ground. As expected there were a huge crowd boys, girls, old people, families groups and what not. The zest and conviction was worth-watching. I wasn’t there; I watched it all over television. But it felt like some kind of remaking of that Manto Park rally in …

The Bitter Truth


originally published on 20th Feb 2012 on http://abrarkureshy.blogspot.com/2012/02/bitter-truth.html Baluchistan is burning with hate; love care and respect are only extinguishers I couldn’t resist to these lyrics from Goo Goo Dolls Dolls IRISin pretext of contemptible condition in Baluchistan, the largest province of Pakistan.    And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming Or the moment of …

Brand Yourself: How to Stand Out


This phenomenon of attributing own-self is referred to as “Personal Branding”. It’s similar to general branding concepts and practices. A brand has a character, personality and charisma. In simple words it is building up and sustaining reputation for something and then people start recognizing and recommending you for that. The key is to live up to what we are known for. There arises a question: how to brand ourselves and why should we?