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Assalam-o-Alaikum Editor,

I happened to read your issue of 14 August. Referring to ‘And the spring shall return’ by Dr. Javeria Hayat, I’m glad to see you are giving space to new contributors’ write-ups as well. I personally believe this magazine belongs to everyone in Pakistan and it must welcome contributions from everyone. For, in the end, everyone writes in their own style to enlighten minds and hearts of the readers. ....

11533_8_28_2015_1.gifShahid Khan, the ‘Super Pakistani’

Born in Lahore, the 63-year-old Shahid (Shad) Khan is a mechanical engineer and a self-made billionaire who built his fortune as a top supplier of bumpers to the US auto industry. Khan came to the US at the age of 16 and realized in his first days that even as a dishwasher he could earn more than most people in his home country. After getting an engineering degree from the University of Illinois, he designed a revolutionary one-piece truck bumper that saved weight while adding structural support. Now his auto parts maker, Flex-N-Gate, grosses nearly $4.9 billion in sales. ....

Buckle up, Pakistan!
By Maimoona Saqib
11534_8_28_2015_1.gifLet’s start off with some basic physics: when your car is in motion, so are you. Consequently, if this moving car is made to stop suddenly, all unrestricted objects in the car are bound to follow the same mannerism; without a seat belt, that includes you too. Making things a bit simpler, when you try to stop a moving vehicle, everyone inside it - no matter how minutely - will be impacted. ....

Against all odds!
By Junaid Aftab
11535_8_28_2015_1.gifOur country is endowed with immense talent but, unfortunately, not every child gets the chance to go to school. Impoverished families resort to making their kids serve as unskilled labour to make both ends meet. Nevertheless, there are some extraordinary kids who, even under difficult circumstances, consider education the most important factor for their dreams to come true. A 16-year-old fruit vendor, Ali Hamza, hailing from Sialkot’s tehsil of Daska has defied the odds by securing second position in humanities group (boys) in the annual matriculation examination 2015. Junaid Aftab (JA) sheds light on the glorious accomplishment of Ali Hamza (AH) in an interview for Us. ....

By Rabindranath Tagore
Mystic Vibes Lost Time

On many an idle day have I grieved over lost time.

But it is never lost, my lord.

Thou hast taken every moment of my life in thine own hands. ....

Zoe Viccaji - The rising star
By Bassama Tanvir
11537_8_28_2015_1.gifZoe Viccaji is well-known for her sweet, light voice. Gaining name in pop singing, she sang some beautiful hits like Bichra Yaar with Strings. She worked as a backstage singer in some seasons of Coke Studio as well.

1. Star and date of birth...
Scorpio - 25th October

2. The best thing about being a teenager...
All those hormones :) ....

Impressions of a cinema-goers
By Asif Nawaz
11538_8_28_2015_1.gifThe term “revival” of Pakistani cinema has been going around for so long that many people have had children, new jobs, new wives and most importantly, personality makeovers, since the term first came out. And during this time, the trend has shifted from “Hey, it’s a Pakistani film; let’s go support it” to actually watching and critiquing a film. So yours truly caught up with the frenzy some of the recent Pakistani flicks have generated, and went to watch them. However, these aren’t film reviews. ....

By Sameen Amer
11539_8_28_2015_1.gifComing Soon Out this week:

* Albums
Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd: Second album by the Canadian R&B singer, comes after his 2013 debut Kiss Land; includes the singles ‘Often’, ‘Earned It’, ‘The Hills’, and ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ as well as the songs ‘Losers’ (featuring Labrinth), ‘Dark Times’ (featuring Ed Sheeran), and ‘Prisoner’ (featuring Lana Del Rey). ....

I am missing my father
Dear Guru,
I am a 16-year-old boy. I study in grade 10th in a prestigious school. I have two elder sisters and I am the only son. My sisters are happily married and are busy with their lives. I have a loving and caring family. I have everything in life but I really miss my father who passed away last year. He had a sudden heart attack and he died on the spot. He was a businessman and has left a fortune for us. Plus, my mother runs her own boutique so there is no financial problem. ....

11541_8_28_2015_1.gifThe new zookeeper

Peter starts his new job at the London Zoo and is given three tasks. First is to clear the exotic fish pool of weeds. As he does this, a huge fish jumps out and bites him to show ‘who the boss is’. Peter beats it to death with a spade. Realizing that his employer won’t be pleased, he disposes off the fish by feeding it to the lions, as lions will eat anything. ....

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