Vocabulary Development and the Cyber Age

The stale, musty-sweet smell of the pages of my tattered Oxford Learner’s Dictionary fills up my memories of not so long ago whenever I used to embark on the quest of finding and exploring new words; learning about its etymology; wondering how would I use it in a sentence; feeling … Read more

Of “national heroes” and tongue twisters

umar akmal clashed with traffic warden lahore

Pakistan’s second match of the now finished Asia cup saw her beat Afghanistan quite convincingly and gain a bonus point, thanks to Umar Akmal’s whirlwind of a century; aptly timed, in complete congruence with the issuance of his arrest warrants for not attending a hearing of the traffic warden case … Read more

Karachi Literature Festival 2011

Karachi Literature Festival Book Exhibition

The second Karachi literature festival 2011 took place on 5th and 6th February at Carlton hotel in Karachi. The festival, jointly organized by Oxford University Press and British Council, was aimed at promoting Pakistani writers and bringing them closer to the readers. Festival included book stalls, panel discussions, book launches … Read more

The Controversial Drone of the Vuvuzela during FIFA world Cup 2010

Vuvuzela

Vuvuzela, a meter long brightly colored plastic that emits noisy sound, is the controversial trademark trumpet of South African football fans in the ongoing 2010 FIFA world cup. The instrument is responsible for the background soundtrack in a high volume you hear during every match to the delight of some … Read more