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From Christopher Columbus to Malala Yousafzai‎

Oct 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World

Parallax errors of selective historical and contemporary view points A simple definition of Parallax would be “an apparent change in the position of an object resulting from a change in position of the observer”. By some accounts on October 12 Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas [1]. 521 years later a girl, Malala Yusufzai, from Swat, Pakistan […]

Am I Not Your Lord?

Oct 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured, Latest, Religion

“Apart from what theologians have taught you what do you know of God yourself?” asked a new found friend. I reflected on the question and thought some more, during the early morning showers, the long drives to work, a lunch completed in solitude, the gratitude and the atmosphere of reflection that is born in the […]

Reclaiming Rainbows

Sep 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, World

Human thought finds a rather romantic metaphor in a rainbow. With reflection one may find more in it than a fleeting comfort. Perhaps find even a way to reconnect with our purpose and reassurance that God ordered the perfection of Angels to bow to the ‘imperfection’ of humanity. “Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: “I […]

Malala and The Justified War of Terror – II

Oct 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World

I got in to the car and in the hour long drive back I reflected on the hopeless failure for dialogue. There has been endless condemnation of 9/11 from the “Muslim world” but the propaganda of the last decade drowns it out. Somewhere along shouting out support for such sacred morals as “freedom of speech” […]

Malala and The Justified War of Terror – I

Oct 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World

I glance down at the empty plastic cup, circled in two small hands; a pair of gleaming eyes looked on intently as she pretended to take a sip and teased “It’s only for girls.” I make a rather exaggerated attempt to snatch it. In an instant she has turned and disappeared in to her room. […]

Of cycles of hate and feet on the pedals..

Feb 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World

A life packed away in a few cardboard boxes. The bare room started back coldly. It looked alien already. “Mom” A small voice called. She turned to the silhouette in the doorway and wiped the tears, trying to make the motion as inconspicuous as possible but it was too late. The tender 6 year old […]

The Clothesline

Aug 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, Social

So many of the Ramadan have passed without benefitting the soul much. This could be a different one. The periodic break from reality is refreshing. Almost musical; mystical. To consistently be able to get up before dawn for Fajr prayers, timing your midday to slip in to the hospital chapel to bow down in prayer […]

Whispers of the other

Mar 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: World

A trusted pair of hands sweeps down and in one motion he picks up the giggling 2 year old carefully placing her on his shoulders. The giggles grow louder and the child looks for the reaction on a graceful female face that follows and finds a mix of content and loving approval. Surely, we can […]