Pakistani athlete Naseem Hameed emerged as the fastest woman athlete in the South Asian Games. The 22-year-old entered her name in the history books of the South Asian Games when she clinched gold by leading eight runners in the 100-metre sprint to record her career-best feat at the Banglabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. Full article.
Pakistan, for the first time ever, has fielded an Olympic skier. He is Mohammad Abbas and he comes from the Nalthar Valley, near Gilgit in Northern Pakistan. He’s a one man team and as a winter Olympic first-timer, it’s taken a certain do-it-yourself attitude to reach Vancouver. Full story.
didn’t know gary cooper was a babe and a half when he was young – check this out:
Observe your mind. Often you will find that when you feel something is lacking, and cannot rest until it has been attained, it is in reality an excuse to not be present. These are the tricks of your mind to keep you away from yourself. Full article.
Perhaps for the first time in Pakistan’s recorded history, a cricket match was played between a transgendered team and professional cricketers – the transgendered team won! Full article.
The Finger Lakes region has been named the top lakeside retreat in the world by the editors of Shermans Travel. Full article.
Racial discrimination is perhaps the most superficial of all prejudices. And this is borne out not simply by an examination of the causes, but also by the scientific data surrounding our common ancestry. Full article.
on the subject of men and women…
ice bowl with garden flowers created by my friend shahin to serve pistachio ice cream. dinner at our house. 12 people. musicians, artists, bloggers, activists, academics and yes, even a doctor and a lawyer.