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7770_4_25_2014_1.gifRacism – not an option
Our Holy Prophet (PBUH) said every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim, so we should not indulge in racism. Racism is actions, practices or beliefs, or social or political systems that consider different races to be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to each other, based on presumed shared inheritable traits, abilities, or qualities. It may also hold that members of different races should be treated differently. This is the right time to avoid racism in order to create a healthy and positive society in our country. Our country is passing through a very critical time. We all ought to support the policies based on brotherhood and equality and non-discrimination at all levels of our society. ....

7771_4_25_2014_1.gifGold dust
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
Jules Verne
All our sweetest hours fly fastest.
Virgil ....

By Sameen Amer
7772_4_25_2014_1.gifBetween working, studying, doing homework, preparing for tests, dining, exercising, texting, going through everyone’s Twitter feeds (because you simply can’t risk missing what the 1D guys had for lunch today), browsing the news every 10 minutes to make sure the world hasn’t decided to implode since you last checked, watching the latest episodes of Homeland, Modern Family, Pakistan Idol and a few dozen other series, and even occasionally sleeping, it gets hard to fit everything we want to do into our ever busy lives. It’s like we’re constantly running a race against the clock, and more often than not, time seems to be winning. ....

By Simra Khan
7773_4_25_2014_1.gifMy grandmother once showed me a magic trick, or so I thought at that time. She had lit up the stove and through the fire she passed her hand quickly. I was like seven years old and I was so surprised that her hand went through the fire and came out unharmed! I asked her to let me try and after insisting a lot, she allowed me to go ahead with it. I was a little scared but had this urge to try it for myself. So there I was, standing in front of the fire debating over whether I should do it or not. ....

Rhyme ‘n’ Reason
Narrative poem tells a story. It can come in many forms and styles; complex and simple, short or long - as long as it tells a story. A few examples of a narrative poem are epics, ballads, and metrical romances. In western literature, narrative poetry dates back to the Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh and Homer’s epics, the ‘Iliad’ and the ‘Odyssey’. In England and Scotland, storytelling poems have long been popular; in the late Middle Ages, ballads or storytelling songs, circulated widely. The art of narrative poetry is difficult in that it requires the author to possess the skills of a writer of fiction, the ability to draw characters and settings briefly, to engage attention, and to shape a plot, while calling for all the skills of a poet besides. ....

By Alina Mughal
7775_4_25_2014_1.gifLife is hard for everyone, but for teenagers it is harder. I say this because I am in my teen years too. Many people might argue that these are the golden years of life and this is when you experience the most beautiful things in your life, but I beg to differ because I don’t think that’s true. I believe that at every stage of life we are fighting personal battles. We have certain responsibilities, privileges and a whole set of problems.

My problem right now is decision making. I am not that young, but decision making to me is like a swarm of bees. If I make the right one, I might as well be Winnie the Pooh with a big pot of honey. On the other hand, if I do not succeed, I would be stung and eventually die a horrible death. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but you never know! ....

By Sultan Abdul Haseeb
7776_4_25_2014_1.gifLife is not just about struggles, hardships and pain one faces; it is also about the positive things in life. By keeping a positive approach, a person chooses to see the brighter side of life. Even with bad things happening, there is always something good eventually. It all usually boils down to how we see it and whether we focus our energies on making the good, better or the bad, worse! Here are some guidelines to nudge you towards living a fulfilling life! ....

By Komal Rizvi
7777_4_25_2014_1.gifStar and date of birth

Leo, 3rd August.

The best thing about being a teenager

The innocence, and being carefree. ....

By Sameen Amer
7778_4_25_2014_1.gifOut this week
* Albums

Indie Cindy by Pixies: Fifth album by the alternative rock band, their comeback album following their 2004 reunion, and the group’s first new release in 23 years since 1991’s Trompe le Monde; includes the single ‘Bagboy’ as well as the songs ‘What Goes Boom’, ‘Greens and Blues’, and ‘Ring the Bell’. ....

Dear Guru,
I am writing to you for the first time and hope you are able to solve my problem. Actually, I am a cat lover and I have this cute cat that has been with me for quite some time now. Recently, I have noticed few changes in her behaviour; she follows me wherever I go. She wasn’t like that before and used to play and roam around in the house freely. Even if I go from one room to another, she chases me. Now, the scary part is that she stares at me continuously and when I try to calm her down, she tries to bite me. ....

The school bus stops and a little blonde girl gets on. The bus driver says, “Oh, what a darling little girl! Where did you get those blonde curls?”
The little girl replies, “From my mom!”
At the next stop a little redhead gets on. The bus driver says, “Oh, you lovely thing! Where did you get those gorgeous strawberry curls?”
“I look just like my dad!” says the second girl. ....

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