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US MAIL
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Hi Ed,
It has always been a great experience reading Us. The issue of August 22 was entertaining as well as informative. The cover story by Muhammad Asif Nawaz and Madiha Asif “Making a difference” was nice to read. However, I think there are a lot of people who don’t like to come into limelight although they help the needy ones. My heart goes to them as well. Overall, it was an interesting issue. ....
 
 

 
TREASURE TROVE
8803_8_29_2014_1.gifHumility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.
- C. S. Lewis

Gold dust
Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
Oliver Cromwell ....
 
 

 
COVER STORY
By Mehreen Hasan
8804_8_29_2014_1.gifHere, in Pakistan, we have watched as a mass of men and women and children (not a million, but a multitude nonetheless) have marched mutinously to make a strong statement of dissatisfaction with so many different governments. Chants and slogans and speeches of party leaders have formed the aural backdrop of this movement. We recognise this as a protest of mass proportions, but protest comes in other shapes and sounds as well. ....
 
 

 
BOOKSHELF
By Iqra Asad
8805_8_29_2014_1.gifWorrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but you don’t get anywhere. (Van Wilder)

The mind always needs to be engaged in something. If we don’t give it something to do, it grabs hold of the nearest energetic thought and magnifies it. Of course, the thoughts we give most attention to are the ones that bother us. Being a worrywart is the easiest thing to do. ....
 
 

 
CYBERIA
By Sameen Amer
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On The Web

Socratic
www.socratic.org
Socratic is a website that aims to “make learning easier” by helping students get answers for their academic queries. ....
 
 

 
DEAR DIARY
By Mashal Afridi
8807_8_29_2014_1.gifIllustraions by Sidra Sadiq
Dear Roznamah!

Today, I met someone who couldn’t speak Urdu properly. Again.

I know I shouldn’t overreact but, dear Roznamah, it just annoys me that some people can’t speak their national language properly and make fun of me for speaking in Urdu. ....
 
 

 
LIFE
By Namra Nasir
8808_8_29_2014_1.gifThe lecture had ended before time, an eventuality that sent a wave of short-lived joy through everyone and made the next part of the day bearable. My friend and I decided to take a walk down a corridor of the college where usually no one bothers to wander. We sat against the wall and started our trivial chatter. Students were passing across the corridor parallel to ours and we could watch them easily. It was pretty hot but we didn’t realise that sweat beads had embellished our faces until we saw a young boy of hardly eight years approaching us, distracting us from our never-ending conversation. ....
 
 

 
THE GREEN ROOM
By Sameen Amer
8809_8_29_2014_1.gifOut this week
COMING SZZN

Albums
V by Maroon 5: Fifth album by the pop band, the follow-up to 2012’s Overexposed; includes the single ‘Maps’ as well as the songs ‘It Was Always You’, ‘Animals’, and ‘My Heart is Open’ (featuring Gwen Stefani). ....
 
 

 
TRUST US
My step mother is an alien

Dear Guru,
I am a 13-year-old boy. I am studying in class eight in an elite school. My dad is a rich businessman and he is a doting father. He has provided me with all material comfort, but has failed to provide a peaceful atmosphere at home for me. Actually, my parents got separated two years back. My father was having an extra marital affair and my mother found it out. ....
 
 

 
COMIC RELIEF
8811_8_29_2014_1.gif0 to 200 in 6 seconds

Bob was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was really angry.

She told him, “tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds AND IT BETTER BE THERE!!” ....
 
 

 
 
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