The Return of the Stay at Home Mom!

 While all the other little girls played with Barbies and doll houses, this peculiar one dreamt of the stars and the galaxy and her...

Hop, Hop and Away!

Hussain Dawood is one of the richest men in Pakistan. However If one were to ask from exactly which business did he make his...

Digital Distribution – The Case for Digitizing Pension Payments in Pakistan

Pension payments in Pakistan constitute one of the largest payouts at an institutional level in cash. With modern technology bringing a wave of change...

Coping with the ‘overvalued’ exchange rate dilemma

Exchange rate management is considered as one of the most critical aspects of economic policymaking, particularly in countries that are vulnerable to balance of...

Time is of the essence

 Rivers of gold. That's what media mogul Rupert Murdoch once said about the classifieds section in newspapers.Now, though I am definitely no Pakistani Murdoch,...

Are we an insecure lot?

Not many educated women would want to concede to that question. But then why is it that so many women are insecure when it...

LEAP OF FAITH

Johnny and Jugnu, a local burger joint has of late taken Lahore by storm. As tempting as it sounds, that, however, is not the...

Our unsavoury grocery trip

I remember my mother used to say, “Eat a good meal first and then go to the grocery store.” I learnt the sagacity of...

THE FIRST STEP TO SOLVING A PROBLEM

Dr. Daniel Ritz, President and CEO of PTCL and Jeff Daniels, the acclaimed American actor, seem to have more than their name in common....

Where are our cities?

 Why do Pakistani official circles still like to maintain Pakistan is a rural country? Every pronouncement of government, at the cabinet table and even...

What Shanghai Electric is inheriting from Abraaj

The problem with buying a monopoly is that you never really think about the competition until it is too late. Shanghai Electric’s $1.77 billion...

Should we have a Planning Commission?

Kh Asif with his caustic remark “if here had been a Planning commission then, Taj Mahal would not be built!’ I am glad that...

Taken for a ride: Uber’s free ride wasn’t free after all

It was 9:07 pm and my thoughts raced like a tangled mess, loops of thread getting stuck at adjacent knots and reversing only to...

Euphoria over Premier Class by PIA not substantiated by ground realities

For the PIA with total accumulated losses of Rs 247.403 billion as on 30 Sept 2015, ($2.356 billion) all this fanfare and euphoria about...

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