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Hi Ed,
Us has been doing well. I usually enjoy reading stories that are of two pages. When a story is long, I lose my concentration. So, I think your cover stories should not be of more than three pages, and your general articles/stories also should not be of more than two pages. This will not only keep me hooked to the story I am reading, but give you some extra pages for more articles. ....

9762_12_19_2014_1.gifGold dust
Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.
William Shakespeare
There is no substitute for hard work.
Thomas A. Edison
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
Jonathan Swift ....

Back to the basics
By Fatima Zakir
9763_12_19_2014_1.gifPeople say when opportunity knocks, open the door; they are just so right. You may never know which opportunity would just change your life. Things that you thought were not worth your time and energy turn out to be the best decisions of your life. A meeting with an old friend, a chat with a colleague or even listening to someone at a gathering can help you change your perspective towards life.

Quite recently, I went to attend a workshop by the famous South African cricketer, Jonty Rhodes. Yeah, envy me! Jonty Rhodes was visiting Pakistan along with Tim Southey, Ex-Team Manager, South African Rugby and Cricket Team. ....

From the Diary of Jaun...
“Tum bohat jaazib o jamiil sahi
zindagi jaazib o jamiil nahi
Na karo behes haar jao gi
husn itni bari daliil nahi”
- Jaun Elia ....

All for a cup of tea!
9765_12_19_2014_1.gifTea was introduced to the Indian sub-continent by the British to compete with China, which had the monopoly on tea sales. The British used the Chinese seeds and their planting techniques, and doled out land to Europeans interested in the cultivation and export of tea. In time, people adopted this brew and now consider it their own. We all love tea and would hate to start our day without it. Like us, the British also love tea and tea parties, but there was one tea party they wish had never happened! ....

By Madiha Ghafoor
9766_12_19_2014_1.gifThe entire clan of Potterheads would all clearly remember how not very long ago they were all left devastated with the release of the epic finale marking the end of one of the most successful and most loved film franchises of all times. After a long dedicated muggle-wizard association spanning over almost a decade a global phenomenon came to an end. But did it, really?

The lives of Harry Potter and his friends continued on Pottermore. At the end of the seventh and final book the avid readers were left wondering what the lives of Mr. Potter and his friends would be like after Hogwarts. ....

The secret is out!
9767_12_19_2014_1.gifBook: Secret Lives of the US Presidents
Author: Cormac O’Brien
Reviewed by Omair Alavi

They may be above the law but only when they are in the office ... and the Secret Lives of the US Presidents is about those American Commander-in-Chiefs who have lived an alternate life, one that has been hidden from the public, for obvious reasons. ....

Want or need!
By Nouman Zafar
9768_12_19_2014_1.gifHave any of your friends complained about things that they don’t have in their lives? Well, almost all of my friends have done that in front of me. Okay, I have to admit that I used to do it all the time and it, somehow, made me feel even worse. But one afternoon, I finally came up with something: Nouman’s theory Number 72 (I keep on coming up with dumb theories but I really like this one).

Now, most of you must be thinking how lame can this theory be? I guess it’s pretty lame to begin with, but it works for me, and maybe it would work for you as well. ....

Baby talk
By Sakina Hassan
9769_12_19_2014_1.gifWe have a new baby in the family and everyone talks about him all the time. How it gurgled over this. How it definitely recognizes certain words because it kicks when you say them... When they run out of stories about the little bundle of joy, they start talking about what things the parents used to do when they were babies and move on to the baby’s other relatives. So, about a lifetime of anecdotes involving strained peas, sudden falls and first teeth, I ask my own mother about what I had been like as a baby?

Pause for thought... ....

By Sameen Amer
9770_12_19_2014_1.gifComing Soon
Out this week:
* Movies
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens) - comedy, third and final instalment of the trilogy; when the powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry (Stiller) and his friends embark on a quest to save the magic. ....

My dad is pressuring me
Salaam Guru,
I am 14 years old. I am studying in one of the prestigious schools of Islamabad. My problem is that I want to do O Levels, but my dad wants me to do matriculation. Secondly, he also wants me to change my school. Guru, I don’t want to change my school. I like studying here. I don’t know why my dad feels like putting me into a new school. Please help me out! ....

9772_12_19_2014_1.gifHow witty!

Wife: “In my dream, I saw you in a jewelry store and you bought me a diamond ring.”
Husband: “I had the same dream and I saw your dad paying the bill.” ....

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