Hacking for Disaster Resilience in Peshawar, Pakistan

Hacking for Disaster Resilience in Peshawar, Pakistan

In Pakistan, natural disasters like earthquakes and monsoon floods claim thousands of lives each year.  Millions more are affected, and billions of Pakistani rupees worth of infrastructure is damaged as a result of such calamities. Take, for example, the floods of July-August 2010 that affected 20 million people and claimed several thousand lives. Or the earthquake of October 2005 that killed almost 78,000 people and disrupted the lives of 2.5…

December Sunset by Heyyn Coming Soon

December Sunset by Heyyn Coming Soon

It’s a great feeling to tell you about the first ever original music work by Heyyn that is coming out by the end of next month. Heyyn is the same band that I founded with a few other friends living here in Islamabad. We’re more into Sufi, Classical, Folk and Jazz. We will be collaborating with other artists and are really looking forward for the release. This is going to…

Goodbye and Thank You Sachin

Goodbye and Thank You Sachin

When I turned on my laptop this morning, the first thing in my mind was to write a few words about the cricketing god, the little master, the man alone with so many records a whole cricket team couldn’t even get there in ages;  the one and the only – Sachin Tendulkar! 4 hours later, my post area in the editor was still empty. A thousand things were going in my…

Ecstacy on the top of Hunza Valley

Ecstacy on the top of Hunza Valley

It was 2:00AM in the morning on the long vacation night so freezing that one wouldn’t even think about exposing any single body part out of sleeping bag. But I did it. I had to leave for the Hon Pass with a few friends to see the sun laying its very first rays on the spectacular mountains surrounding the Hunza and Nagar Valleys. Once again, it was so great to…

Green Flag on the Top of the World

Green Flag on the Top of the World

It has been over a month now that I am following the first ever Pakistan Gender Equality Expedition initiated by Pakistan Youth Outreach in association with a few foreign sponsors. Among others, the expedition includes two siblings from Shimshal Hunza in Gilgit Baltistan. Today, I found the news on Facebook that both the siblings Samina Baig and Mirza Ali were able to successfully reach the summit of Mount Everest. This is such…