April2015

  • On being female, sick and dying

    When we read the news or come across statistics on national or global health concerns, does the word “sex” cross our minds? Does it matter at all, other than just being a mere demographic term? The widespread use of social media has also enabled us to easily, even accidentally...
  • Women Engineers Pakistan: Advancing STEM on the home front

    What is the participation ratio or percentage of Pakistani women in STEM fields? As per the Pakistan Council for Science & Technology, there are roughly 18 percent women in the science and technology fields in comparison with men, whereas a little over 10 percent women are into engineering. If...
  • Pakistani Woman: Driving Economy?

    The critical role of technology in the economic development of any country cannot be emphasized enough. Far-reaching in its scope and utility, the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) fosters education, entrepreneurship, social impact and, therefore, leads to long-term human development. Embracing technology especially in underdeveloped and developing...
  • Ask not for whom the bell tolls: it tolls for thee

    Committed Pakistani social activist and progressive humanist Sabeen Mahmud was a visionary who ran Karachi’s “The Second Floor” now known as T2F – a unique concept café created to provide a “community space for open dialogue.” In a city that reeks of corruption and is plunged deeply into stifling...
  • Ti22 Films Wins 9th Consecutive World Medal at New York Festivals World’s Best TV& Film Awards 2015  

    Dubai, 22nd April 2015: Multiple award-winning Ti22 Films has been recently honoured at the prestigious New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Film Awards 2015. Held in Las Vegas, the festival – now in its 58th year – recognised some of the most innovative, world-renowned media companies, including Ti22...
  • ASEM: Tending Orphans of Mozambique

    How does one begin to describe the plight of orphans around the world? To date, there is an estimated 150-153 million of them globally, with about 56 million of them in Sub-Saharan Africa, 5.5 million in MENA, 26.9 million in East Asia and the Pacific, 40.8 million in South...
  • ‘I am average and I am not ashamed of it’

    For, in the world of ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall’ and beyond, I strongly feel there’s nothing wrong in being anywhere on the scale: Average, Below or Above Average. Till about a fortnight ago I was being compelled to believe that everything was actually #MyChoice (Vogue Empower) and now...