Tributes

8 Quotes from Buddha that will Inspire

8 Quotes from Buddha that will Inspire

In South Asian countries such as India and Nepal, the birthday of Gautama Buddha is celebrated on the first full moon day of Vaisakha, which happens to fall on the 21 May of this year.  To mark the occasion we share with you some of his most amazing quotes that are sure to inspire you. […]

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  May 21, 2016   No comments
Hasrat Mohani – The Urdu Poet who defied an Empire

Hasrat Mohani – The Urdu Poet who defied an Empire

Today 13 May marks the 65th death anniversary of Maulana Hasrat Mohani. Famous for his rich romantic poetry and his role in the Indian independence movement, he is both remembered as a great Urdu poet and Indian Freedom fighter. His real name was Syed Fazl-ul-Hasan and “Mohani” was actually a pseudonym he used to poetry […]

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  May 13, 2016   No comments
Honoring Bilquis Edhi – The wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi

Honoring Bilquis Edhi – The wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi

12 May is International Nurses Day, held to celebrate the contribution nurses have made to society. In Pakistan, there is one particular nurse that the nation is greatly indebted to -Bilquis Edhi -the wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi. With her constant support and encouragement, she played an instrumental role in helping Edhi create the national […]

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  May 12, 2016   No comments
Saadat Hasan Manto and Toba Tek Singh

Saadat Hasan Manto and Toba Tek Singh

11 May marks the 104th birthday of the late Saadat Hasan Manto, the great Pakistani writer and playwright famous for his short stories highlights the social issues prevalent in the subcontinent and for touching otherwise taboo subjects. Among his most popular work includes the short Urdu Story “Toba Tek Singh”, a satirical short story about […]

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  May 11, 2016   No comments
Youm -e-Shuhada –  The 10 Recipients of Nishan-e-Haider

Youm -e-Shuhada – The 10 Recipients of Nishan-e-Haider

In Pakistan, Youm-e-Shuhada is observed on April 30 to remember the brave martyr who died protecting the country and its values. The highest military decoration, Nishan-e-Haider is awarded to those members of the armed forces who showed extraordinary gallantry against the enemy. We list those 10 brave individuals who were awarded the honor, all of […]

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  April 30, 2016   No comments
Before The Fame- The Early Life of Imran Khan

Before The Fame- The Early Life of Imran Khan

Everything starts with a humble origin; a lion starts his life as a cub, a mighty tree as a seedling and any distinguished man an ordinary boy.   Imran khan was born to an affluent Pashtun family in Lahore.  His father was well-educated, having studied at the prestigious Imperial College, and worked as a civil […]

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  April 25, 2016   No comments
The Forgotten Legends of Pakistan – Part 1

The Forgotten Legends of Pakistan – Part 1

Despite Pakistan’s short history, it is rich in contribution of some amazing and inspiring individuals. Unfortunately, despite their legacy, a majority of them remain all but forgotten to time.  In tribute to these forgotten legends of Pakistan, we have created this article series. Abdul Kaliq- Fastest man in Asia Listed among the top seven athletes […]

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  April 25, 2016   No comments