An Exceptional Achievement
by: Ahmed Makhdoom, London
In modern day Sindh, I cannot think of any achievement by any individual in any field of human endeavour, than this remarkable feat, a brilliant accomplishment of this worthy son of Sindh, Abdul Majid Bhurgri. Sindh will always be indebted to this man of Sindhi computing, who had put the Sindhi language in the forefront in the list of languages in the sub-continent. A Sindhi Computer Operating System of our very own – excellent and exceptional revolution for Sindhi language. This is a service towards motherland, Sindh – extraordinaire! Thank you, Abdul Majid Bhurgri, we greet you! Long Live Sindh and the world!
June 6, 2010
Personality instead of institution
By: SHAKEEL NIZAMANI, Calgary, Alberta
IF history is anything to go by, one can say Muslims failed because they always depended on personalities instead of developing a just, equitable system.
This personality cult mentality is ingrained in our culture, and it has deprived our independent thinking individually, as well as collectively.
Pakistan’s political system is a prime example of such one-way thinking, where democracy has taken a back seat. When it comes to internal party politics, leaders are all in all.
It is the leader’s way or highway. Unfortunately, it is true about almost every institution in Pakistan. Going by current developments, one can say the judiciary is no exception.
Most of us who joined the voice against dictatorship in favour of the judiciary fail to understand the judiciary’s erstwhile self-righteous approach. It is very disappointing to see the judiciary superseding parliament or favouring one part of it over the other. This is not a good development and does not bode well for the future.
Monday, 29 Mar, 2010
News: Orly Airport, in France is embarking on a program to extract geothermal energy from underground to slash it’s heating bills. Two shafts will be drilled on the airports perimeter to access a water table warmed by the earth’s core. The water from these deep shafts will be drawn up by natural pressure; the water will emerge at the surface at 75 degrees C (165 F). The water will then be injected into the airports heating system; once the heat has been extracted the water will then be pumped back underground.
Raise your voice, share your ideas and get involved in Democracy. “Democracy is the worst system but it is the best system we have.” – Churchill