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Hi Ed,
I enjoyed this week’s “Us” (31 October), specially the cover story: “From the desk of an engineer” by Humna Hamid. That Halloween piece should have come out last week. I did not have time to get everything done on the same day, as these things take time.

I was wondering why there is so much stuff on animals. There was this quiz and the picture in “Treasure Trove” and even articles about animals. ....

9534_11_21_2014_1.gifGold dust
Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
Louisa May Alcott
In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
Dalai Lama
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
Joseph Campbell ....

Making memory lane:you are what you remember
By Iqra Asad
9535_11_21_2014_1.gifYou are what you remember. Did you have a good school life? Chances are you glossed over all the overdue assignments and focused on the company of friends. What about that annoying vacation - you forgot the hangouts and the drives and remembered the bad cough you had instead.

Whether you categorise yourself as successful or unsuccessful, it depends in part on how you prioritise your memories. Some of us value public victory over the personal one and consider ourselves champions if we are the stars of the social playground, so to speak. ....

Culture of another kind
By Muhammad Omar Iftikhar
9536_11_21_2014_1.gifWhere the middle-class of Pakistan is trying to make ends meet, the lower class is facing scarcity of food and necessities. At the same time, the elite are experiencing a rise in their assets with their balance sheets showing satisfactory numbers. Unfortunately, the elite - or the upper class - have governed this country’s politics and other institutions, since it came into existence. As they rise to power, they receive privileges that are part of the “agreement”. Their affluent backgrounds pave way for them to receive extra benefits. ....

This Harvest of Hopes
By Faiz Ahmed Faiz
9537_11_21_2014_1.gifTranslated by V.G. Kiernan
Cut them all down, these crippled plants,
Not leave them to their last parched distress!
Tear from the spray these twisted blooms,
Not leave them to hang in wretchedness!

This harvest of smiling hopes, my friend,
Is doomed to be blighted once again: ....

By Amna Khalil
9538_11_21_2014_1.gifHere we are, at last, standing side by side,
So close, and yet a million miles apart.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

Somewhere, someday we would cross each other on the street and pass by like strangers. Lost in the hazy dream that life is, we would not even bother to cast a second glance at one another. A time would come when paradigms would have shifted and the thread that connects us would have thawed into the eternity of time and space. ....

A letter from the future
By Humera Maryam
9539_11_21_2014_1.gifI had just taken MCAT and NET (NUST Entry Test) and passed both with fairly acceptable colours, if not flying. Need I say that my parents were waiting anxiously for the merit lists to announce my promising fate?

I had a long vacation with nothing to do at all to fill my days. I felt socially useless. I was beginning to realise how unemployment feels like. Two months of this leisure and all of a sudden it was upon me to decide the career which I wanted to pursue. In a way, I was late. In a way, I was engaged to medicine. Everybody had already begun expecting me to wear a khaki sari or in any case, an overcoat. ....

Gleesome moments
9540_11_21_2014_1.gifBook: Brunette Ambition,
Author: Lea Michele
Reviewed by: Sameen Amer

Glee actress Lea Michele appears to be having a very busy year. The 28-year-old starlet is currently working on the final season of the series that has made her a household name, but that’s not the only project which has been keeping her occupied. Her debut album, Louder, came out a few months ago, as did her first book, Brunette Ambition. ....

By Sameen Amer
9541_11_21_2014_1.gifComing Soon

Out this week:
* Albums
Never Been Better by Olly Murs: Fourth album by The X Factor UK sixth series (2009) runner-up; includes the singles 'Wrapped Up’ (featuring Travie McCoy) and ‘Up’ (featuring Demi Lovato). ....

I am such a bad cook
Dear Guru,

I am 20 years old. I have recently done my B.A., and these days I am at home busy with my wedding preparations. I got engaged some two years back with my childhood crush ‘H’ who is our family friend. My joy knew no bounds when his family came with his proposal. H is a banker and he earns pretty well. His family is also very nice and loving. I am envisaging a comfortable life with H. ....

9543_11_21_2014_1.gifA flop dinner scene
At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said,
“Would you like to say the blessing?” she said.
“I wouldn’t know what to say,” the girl replied.
“Just say what you hear mommy say,” the woman answered. ....

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