Hello and before more, a very Happy New Year to every single one of you reading this post. I know 2014 was bit messed up with all fun and rough times, I hope you all have a better year ahead.
In case you were not aware, I was maintaining my blog and website separately. The blog wasn’t really an up-to-date thing with hardly a post each month. The website, which was much of a professional profile to me, used a domain that I got from an expired-domains auction back in 2012.
Both my blog and website used the WordPress platform, which remains intact till date. The only few things that have changed are that I have imported all my posts and pages from my website to the blog address and mirrored my domain to the blog itself. This way, either you access through the blog address imranhunzai.wordpress.com or the domain imranhunzai.com, you will see a single site which is really cool.
Now, many features on WordPress hosted option do not come free i.e. the ability to use themes and plugins apart from those featured on WordPress; and editing theme code etc. I might upgrade these features whenever required. You might see some ads which aren’t from my side. These ads can be disabled by paying an yearly amount which I am not doing at the moment. I’m not rich enough — yet. I was using a self-hosted WordPress installation for my website and by importing the site content to the free WordPress option, I have lost a lot of features. Nevertheless, kuch paney k liyae kuch khona hi parhta hai.
Many pages that will be replaced by the new content will go as archive. Some pages were written back in 2007 and I don’t feel comfortable with my back-then written English :-D Anyways, the thing is, I will stick around this place for both personal and professional matters and I am looking forward to have you onboard as well. Afterall, I am not a speak to the mirror kinda guy ;-) PS: I am not freelancing anymore. If you you have some work for me, do give Centangle the honor to serve you.
Imran Hunzai has submitted this photograph to “Visit My Country Contest” by YouPic.com. To vote, you must be a member of YouPic. After visiting the picture page, you can add the picture to favorite and repics.
The Baltit Fort in Hunza is one of the 18 sites in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in #Pakistan. It is an estimated 700 years old. The fort, once used to be the home to the Mirs of Hunza, was converted to a museum by Aga Khan Cultural Services, Pakistan in 1996. The fort is managed and maintained by Baltit Heritage Trust.
This post contains rare photo-album about the untold story of Pakistan that will blow your mind! But if somehow, you are not able to open this post with ease; you can go to The Hidden Photo Album of Pakistan
The Untold Story of Pakistan
I have collected this rare photo-album about the untold story of Pakistan that will blow your mind! Pakistan used to be very liberal and free of racism, religious, cultural, regional conflicts. There used to be freedom of speech, act and other humanely stuf. Afterwords, the lovely homelad was captured by some extremists who gained power because of (sorry to say) illiterate and ignorant people and did according to the script given by enemies of humanity, our world – Pakistan. All this captured badly affected peace, politics, tourism, film industry and everything.
Today we’re announcing some improvements to News Feed to help people find the posts and links from publishers that are most interesting and relevant, and to continue to weed out stories that people frequently tell us are spammy and that they don’t want to see. We’re making two updates, the first to reduce click-baiting headlines, and the second to help people see links shared on Facebook in the best format.
“Click-baiting” is when a publisher posts a link with a headline that encourages people to click to see more, without telling them much information about what they will see. Posts like these tend to get a lot of clicks, which means that these posts get shown to more people, and get shown higher up in News Feed.
However, when we asked people in an initial survey…
#AdventureDiplomacy: Great news coming in from Russia. Samina Baig and Mirza Ali have successfully climbed Elbrus – highest mountain in Russia.
Samina Baig becomes first women in the world to have climbed the highest peaks of all 7 continents.
Mirza Ali will attempt to summit Mount Everest to create another record of the only siblings in the world to summit the highest peak in the world as well as the highest peaks in each of the 7 continents. He had abandoned his attempt previously just a few hundred meters from the summit to honor women equality.
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 a huge news but unfortunately not yet covered by any mainstream media. This makes Samina Baig the youngest and only female mountaineer from Pakistan to conquer the highest mountain in the world. Also, Mirza Ali, who is a professional mountaineer, becomes youngest male mountaineer from Pakistan to reach Mount Everest Summit.
Samina Baig (21) and Mirza Ali (29) set out for the expedition last month. Mirza Ali used to send messages through his satellite phone while the receiver updated his personal blog. The last time I checked his blog the team had reached camp IV and were expecting to reach summit by 19th or 20th May. Finally at 7:40 AM Local Time they did it!
Congratulations and many prayers for a safe return.
“As a part of a Gender Equality Expedition by Pakistan Youth Outreach, two siblings from The Hunza Valley Samina Baig (21) and Mirza Ali (29) have reached the summit of Mount Everest (8,848m) on Sunday May 19, 2013) 7:40 AM Local Time.” – Spectacular Pakistan