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Sign language required at Karachi KFC

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Here is a neat idea and one that I would welcome here in Islamabad as well. A new KFC branch in Karachi requires customers to place orders using sign-language. Granted that imposing restrictions on your customers in similar ways isn’t considered a good business practice, but in this particular case, most people would welcome the […]

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The Butterfly Effect

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It’s not often these days (unfortunately) that I see a movie which really leaves an impact, at least for a few minutes, after the credits have rolled. And I don’t mean just the sound track or some of the special effects. I’m talking about a feeling of great awe or unease, even sickness, much like […]

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Get well soon Nabeel

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My good friend Nabeel had a bike accident last week and broke his leg. He’s had to have a metal rod inserted in his leg which will stay there for a while and he won’t be able to walk for at least a couple of weeks. Good luck Nabeel and get well soon.

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Lamborghini on your wall

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If you were a millionaire, how would you decorate your living room? If you’re anything like this guy, you would mount your beloved sports car on the wall. I wonder when I’ll make my million ($ not Rs.). Have some excellent ideas. 🙂

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Authentic roadside attire

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Found through Faisal Khan’s blog, PavementGear features authentic roadside attire found by people: “The bizarre, the obscure, the objects that seem to defy all logic. The artifacts that are worthy of a section all their own. The curb side oddities that have even left us wondering “What is it, and how did it get there?” […]

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Pakistan’s pollution crisis

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The Beeb is reporting on how air pollution in Pakistan’s major cities is among the highest in the world. I’ll write on the water crisis mentioned in the article some other time, but the sudden and spectacular growth of the last few years has pushed a lot of things to dangerous levels. Virtually everyone I […]

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The duck that ate the alien

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When an injured bird was brought into Cordelia’s Bird Rescue Research Center, an X-Ray revealed the head of an alien inside the duck’s stomach. Results of a necropsy are still awaited, though my guess is that the duck just got sick of the little alien constantly making fun of how it walked and finally snapped, […]

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Pak Gulf Hotel and Mall

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A couple of months ago, I heard a rumour that a huge hotel was going to be built on the green belt in front of the current PIMS (Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences) which is pretty much at the physical center of current day Islamabad. Today, I saw the sketches of what the hotel and […]

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Pakistan’s Mobile WiMax rollout

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Was pretty surprised to see that Pakistan’s WiMax deployment plans made it to CNET and Slashdot. The rollout will be ahead of the US and possibly ahead of the rest of the world since we’re using the recently finalized, 802.16e standard. I guess it can’t be that impressive. After all, we are a “failed state“:). […]