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Dear Ed,
“From the desk of an engineer” by Humna Hamid in the 31 October, 2014, issue was an interesting read. It’s true that girls face a lot of difficulties in some professions because of the typical myopic male mindset. The writer has given very good pointers on how to ignore stupidity and crassness and move on. Way to go girl!
Saad Ali Khan, Islamabad ....
 
 

 
TREASURE TROVE
9473_11_14_2014_1.gifGold dust
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Albert Einstein
Learning never exhausts the mind. ....
 
 

 
The “official” internship
By Danish Aziz
9474_11_14_2014_1.gifThe phone on my desk rang peremptorily! It was my boss, summoning me to his plush office. ‘This is my niece,’ he said by way of introduction. ‘She will be working with us as an intern under your observation.’ My bruised feelings at the moment were: how may nephews and nieces does he have! But, anyway, I had to produce a huge smile to welcome the new team member and escort her to the desk. Officially, her internship had just begun. ....
 
 

 
CYBERIA
By Sameen Amer
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Flashcards are a very useful tool that can help increase retention and improve the efficiency of your study sessions, and Flashcard Machine aims to aid you in creating, studying, and sharing these cards easily. ....
 
 

 
Breaking in the freshmen
By Fizza Khalid
9476_11_14_2014_1.gifEvery academic year there is a rash of new students in educational institutions. While some are promoted from the lower classes and then there are some who join in from other institutes. For these newcomers, the initial period of settling down is often tricky.

At the starting of a semester, the seniors welcome the new entrants to their respective institutions in a special way, which is commonly known as “ragging". In Asia, this phenomenon started in India and Sri Lanka where it is more of a physical and mental torture for the new entrant rather than a recreational activity. ....
 
 

 
The “business” education
By Nida Ameen
9477_11_14_2014_1.gifThe focus of educational institutes has shifted from offering more quality in their underlying mission to reaping a higher quantity in monetary value. Nida Ameen takes a look...

1997: Democratic government of PML-N promises free and compulsory primary education, improved quality of education and higher literacy levels during tenure. ....
 
 

 
Teachers’ absenteeism: a harmful phenomenon
By Salman Ahmed Qureshi
9478_11_14_2014_1.gifGone are the days when only students would bunk classes. Nowadays, the situation is a bit different. Not that, such truants are getting any fewer in number, but, with teachers joining the force, it can easily be said that this trend has escalated. Teachers’ absenteeism has become a norm in the educational institutions, especially in our part of the world.

In principle, teachers have to attend regularly to their pupils. It is their professional and moral duty. But, nowadays, most teachers tend to intimidate their pupils. There is nothing unusual about receiving a cancellation message just minutes before the lecture. ....
 
 

 
In search of excellence
By Jahangir Khan
9479_11_14_2014_1.gifAfter completing my high school in Karachi, I had the opportunity of going to a foreign country for higher studies. I chose Malaysia because quite a few things attracted me to this country: I've been visiting this beautiful country almost yearly, since 2008. I was really impressed by the fact that the preservation of nature is taken very seriously here. It is a country that is constantly developing, building skyscrapers such as the Petronas Twin Towers, which was the tallest building in the world from 1998-2004, and is currently the sixth tallest building. And, of course, the fact that Malaysia will be a fully developed country by 2020 is just fascinating. ....
 
 

 
Eating alone
9480_11_14_2014_1.gifThe teacher of the earth science class was lecturing on map reading.

After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked, "Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude...?"

After a confused silence, a voice volunteered, "I guess you'd be eating alone." ....
 
 

 
 
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