Life For Rent: ALS: ICE BUCKET challenge: What is this and why has it become such a trend?

August 21st, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
The ice bucket challenge has exploded online as a viral phenomenon, prompting new interest and attention towards the ALS disease. ALS, also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a muscular degenerative disorder that affects the muscle neurons of the body. Eventually, it leads to paralysis, vital organ failure and, in some cases, death. Since t...

That’s Wrong!: I before E, except after c.

August 21st, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
My spellings are fairly good but when it comes to words like deceive, receipt, conceive, believe, fierce; I become confused whether its ie or ei in the words. Watching an episode of Mind Your Language, the following phrase caught my attention. I before E, except after C. This is the rule for spelling words which have ee sound in them such as decei...

Faisal Khan’s Blog: New York slaps StanChart with $300 million fine

August 21st, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
StanChart fails to comply with rules against money laundering, says state. Source: money.cnn.com SCB gets fined again! Ouch! This time for not meeting its terms of settlement as set out in 2012. See on Scoop.it – Money & Payments Related posts: Russia Plans to Fine International Payment Systems for Freezin...

Pak Media Revolution: Arslan Baig – HEERIYE (Official Music Video)

August 21st, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
Arslan Baig – HEERIYE (Official Music Video) Artist: Arslan Baig Song: Heeriye Music Producer: Charles Bosco  Directed by: Shehzad khan  Movie Directors : CrownClips UK  Follow Him: Soundcloud :  [https:] Arslan Baig – HEERIYE (Official Music Video) by ArslanBaigMusic The post Arslan Baig – HEERIYE (Official Mu...

Pak Media Revolution: Zoe Viccaji – Phir Mili Tanhai (Official Music Video)

August 21st, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
The Brand New Music Video of Zoe Viccaji “Phir Mili Tanhai” is out from her album “Dareeche” Artist: Zoe ViccajiSong: Phir Mili TanhaiAlbum: DareecheDirected by Adnan MalikDOP: Mo AzmiMake-up & styling by:  Hira TareenComposition by: Zoe ViccajiLyrics by: Asim RazaMusic production, arrang...

Faisal Khan’s Blog: How China And Kenya Are Winning The Payment Wars — And Why The U.S. Should Worry

August 21st, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
The U.S. lags the rest of the world in one significant technological area: payments. One reason we’ve fallen behind is the inertia of our legacy payments infrastructure, and the fact that it is more difficult to replace a working system than build one from scratch. Yet, while many Americans consider [...] Source: www.forbes.c...

Faisal Khan’s Blog: Foreign banks pack their bags in Switzerland – SWI swissinfo.ch

August 21st, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
The foreign banking sector in Switzerland has been hit by a wave of dissolving or merging banks in recent years. Major players from … Source: www.swissinfo.ch The Swiss banking decline… See on Scoop.it – Money & Payments Related posts: Exclusive: U.S. Treasury unit seeks to resolve suit challenging Pat...

Newsline: Of Tantrum-throwing Divas, Clueless Models and Egotistical Stylists

August 21st, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
Zürain Imam takes you behind the scenes of a Fashion Week; glamazons, divas, egos, tantrums et al…

Creative Mind: Truck Art Inspired Drawings

August 20th, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
I love working on my freehand Drawings, Paintings, Sketching ..Its fun to make drawings & doodling with color markers, playing with vibrant & bright colors on a sketchbook sheet is simply nice! I enjoy making truck art inspired drawings also, In past years I were making loads of paintings, working with brushes & water based paints i...

Newsline: China to the Rescue

August 20th, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
Is China’s proposal to invest US$ 30 billion in Pakistan’s struggling energy sector the solution to our energy woes?

Pak Media Revolution: World Premiere of Pakistani Independent feature film ‘DUKHTAR’ to be held at the Toronto International Film Festival [TIFF]

August 20th, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
World Premiere of Pakistani Independent feature film ‘DUKHTAR’ to be held at the Toronto International Film Festival [TIFF] Grant winning Director Afia Nathaniel’s first free peculiarity film “DUKHTAR” is situated to debut all inclusive at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival [tiff] on Friday fifth Sept 2014 as an Offic...

Social Pakistan: 8th Pakistan SME Forum 2014 Concludes Amid Calls For Better Financial Access

August 20th, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
The Annual Pakistan SME Forum 2014 was organized for the 8th consecutive year, by SHAMROCK Conferences International (www.shamrockconferences.net), on August 19, 2014 in Karachi. The theme for this year’s conference was “Bringing SMEs to the forefront of National Priorities”. The insightful event attracted numerous SME experts and speakers a...

Faisal Khan’s Blog: Ripple Labs Unveils Proposal for New Smart Contract System

August 20th, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
The company’s proposed system could reinvigorate the movement to build smart contract mechanisms. Source: www.coindesk.com Ripple Labs continues to makes waves. No doubt there will be clones, but Ripple’s core idea of value being retained in its native form within the Ripple system is what makes it so unique. No more fo...

Jahane Rumi: ‘You turned out to be just like us’ –

August 20th, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
By Pakistani poet Fahmida Riaz. The inimitable Fahmida Riaz, who is a favourite of mine, was disappointed during her stay in India (during the 1980s) with the growing trends of exclusion – an anathema to the plurality of India. The poem is also included in my book. Naya Bharat (New India) Tum bilkul hum jaisey nikley […] ...

Faisal Khan’s Blog: Watch out, PayPal just made 150M consumers “one touch” buyers

August 19th, 2014 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
When it comes to mobile commerce, the winning formula is KISS (keep it simple, stupid). The more difficult it is to go from intent to discover to purchase, the more likely a consumer is to abandon … Source: pando.com Great read on Venmo’s integration into Paypal…so to speak, even a hint who might be the next CEO of Pa...
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