Faisal Khan’s Blog: Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2012

November 4th, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
Track the flows of remittances worldwide in the year 2012 with this interactive. Source: www.pewsocialtrends.org Pretty nifty interactive map for #Remittances, showing incoming/outgoing remittance data based on 2012 World Bank data.  Related posts: Infographic: Remittances Flows (Sending & Receiving) ...

Teeth Maestro: #StartWithTheBoys – Vogue Empower message for Violence Against Women

November 4th, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
Just came across this infomercial campaign by Vogue Empower – their message for Violence Against Women / Domestic Violence – the video is a very thought provoking message and a message that needs to be drummed up massively to a point of embarrassment to those who do engage in domestic violence I fully support this […] ...

Jahane Rumi: What if Bulleh Shah were alive today?

November 4th, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
The chilling news of a man burnt alive in Bahawalpur on alleged charges of blasphemy has escaped the national media as well as our collective conscience. Other than a token condemnation by President Asif Ali Zardari, no major political leader has bothered to talk about this ghastly incident. After the brutal assassination of Salmaan Taseer […] ...

Jaho Jalal: Kiel, Germany – my launchpad for Shengen Travelogue

November 4th, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
 A cruise ship docked on Kiel harbour In my previous introductory post 'My Schengen Travelogue,' I mentioned the city of Kiel in northern Germany where presently I am and which became my launchpad for the travel to some of the Schengen countries the account of which I intent covering in a series of posts. But before I do that, let me say a...

Jahane Rumi: Pakistan: Hiding state failure by invoking the ‘foreign hand’ theory

November 4th, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
1) Repetitive trends. When Sri Lanka’s cricket team was attacked in Lahore the civil administration and police on TV said India did it. — Raza Rumi (@Razarumi) November 4, 2014 2) I know at least two journos who told me that directives had come to insert in the news the ‘Indian hand’. #SriLanka #CricketTeamAttack — […] ...

Faisal Khan’s Blog: The Great Money Transfer Gold Rush

November 4th, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
If you had asked professionals in the Fintech space about 7-8 years ago, what the word remittances meant, you’d be hard pressed to find people who could accurately define it for you. Just for the record: I was one of them.  Today, in the so called Post-Bitcoin-Paper published era it is almost impossible not to run into a startup...

Teeth Maestro: 25 Million children are Out of School in Pakistan — But, those ‘in’ school are equally Out of School

November 4th, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
Recently Alif Ailaan published a report titled 25 Million Broken Promises: The Crisis of Pakistan’s Out-of-School Children exposing the pathetic situation of education in Pakistan – but if there are millions of children out of school in Pakistan – then Im embarassed to share that the children “in-school” are equally uneducated ...

Pak Media Revolution: Shaan wants SRK to make films in Pakistan

November 3rd, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
Shaan wants SRK to make films in Pakistan Red Carpet of Abu Dhabi Film Festival L to R.Tayyab Madni,Ed Pressman,Annie Pressman,Shaan Shahid & Pamela Godfrey. Dubai: Actor Shaan Shahid has invited Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to make a film in Pakistan, and become a global ambassador for art without boundaries. The 43-year-old Pakistan...

Faisal Khan’s Blog: How Small Value Remittances can increase transactions in an economy.

November 3rd, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
Introduction This article discusses the ability to make small-value remittances, across border in a seamless manner, without incurring any high-costs that are typically associated with cross-border money transfers. These micro or small-value transactions can literally uplift economies. There are (in my opinion) Billions of Dollars worth of ...

Sonya Rehman’s Archive: Half-hungry

November 3rd, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
By Sonya Rehman Life is reckless, And strange, Like a river, Raging, Like a monk, At times, Still, still, still, And quiet, And lonesome, And full, Life is funny, Loves become strangers, Strangers, Your teachers, People wear masks, And that’s what can be scary, Who are you, And I, Who am I? My father told… ...

Newsline: Cover Story: The Death Diaries

November 3rd, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
The government has failed to stem the surge in sectarian and minority killings in recent years.

Jaho Jalal: My Schengen Travelogue

November 2nd, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
  Traveling has always been my passion and I look forward to going to new places whenever I get an opportunity at hand. I have been to a number of places and have been sharing my travel experiences before or writing about others' travel accounts for the love of my readers interested in travel.  A bakery in Groningen, Netherlands My s...

Pak Media Revolution: Sana Bucha To Join Bol TV

November 2nd, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
Sana Bucha To Join Bol TV The well-known face of journalism Sana Bucha has joined forthcoming media group Bol TV, however no details has revealed yet on which post she has associated with the channel. According to sources, she would join Bol TV Channel in upcoming weeks. Famous anchorperson has worked with leading news channels […] The po...

Teeth Maestro: “Pillars of Clay” by Fahd Husain

November 2nd, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
Fahd Husain writes an op-ed in Express Tribune — These two paragraphs are worth reading — “Don’t blame democracy or dictatorship or even the system that remains the same regardless of who is at the top. Blame the fact that we are missing the fundamental element of a representative system: the individual is the foundation” “If […...

Home: WISE SUMMIT 2014 SETS TO BEGIN FROM 4TH

November 1st, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
This year’s World Innovation Summit for Education will be held in Doha,Qatar, November 4-6 under the theme “Imagine – Create – Learn: Creativity at the Heart of Education”. The 2014 WISE Summit will bring together more than 1,500 innovators, including educational thinkers and practitioners, representatives of governments, NGOs, busi...
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