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9225_10_24_2014_1.gifFirst timers’ corner
Hey Ed,
This the first time I am writing to you. I love everything about your magazine and I enjoy reading it. I anxiously wait for the new issue every week and I seriously enjoy every line of it. I have written an article for the first time. I hope you appreciate my work and make it a part of your magazine.
Hafsa Syed, Peshawar ....

9226_10_24_2014_1.gifGold dust
The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.
Bill Watterson
He conquers who endures.
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
Ferdinand Foch ....

By Amna Gillani
9227_10_24_2014_1.gifJoseph Delaney is a full-time writer living in Lancashire, in the heart of Boggart territory. He once made a note in his notebook that read, “A story about a man who hunts boggarts.” Years later, when he had to come up with an idea at short notice, he developed this into The Spook’s Apprentice, the first book in the popular Spook series. The Spook’s Apprentice, The Spook’s Curse, and The Spook’s Secret have all been shortlisted for the Lancashire Children’s Book of the Year Award. The Spook’s Apprentice is the winner of both the Sefton Book Award and the Hampshire Book Award. ....

I’m nobody! Who are you?
By Emily Dickinson
I’m nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there’s a pair of us — don’t tell!
They’d advertise — you know! ....

By Lamia Sanaullah
9229_10_24_2014_1.gifIn the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome, people believed the evil eye to be the chief threat to anyone praised or envied, causing physical or mental illness. The Islamic culture holds the same belief, according to which when praising something or somebody, one is supposed to say that “God has willed it so.” But, in Hinduism, the eye is considered the most powerful organ, releasing high levels of energy. Hindus further believe that animals, such as the snake, are capable of giving one the evil eye. Whereas, in Europe, the main sources of evil eye were believed to be witches and individuals with rare eye colours. ....

By By Faiza Hameed,
9230_10_24_2014_1.gifMy dear beti!

Fun fact: At this point in time, right at this moment when you’re sitting down at your desk or lying slumped on your bed reading this, you are the exact same age I was when I wrote this to you. And in all likelihood you too are on the brink of graduating and flying off the roost, like I am, right at this moment as I sit writing to you. Let’s not mull too much over details, shall we? ....

By Alina Y. Mughal
9231_10_24_2014_1.gifAn educational institution happens to be a place where you meet a range of people. You meet so many different ‘classes’ of students! Biology students know that all organisms are related in their evolutionary histories, but some are more closely related than others. I’ve managed to classify some of these through scientific research. ....

9232_10_24_2014_1.gifTruth is stranger than fiction
Book: History Decoded: The Top 10 Conspiracies of All Time
Author: Brad Meltzer and Keith Ferrell
Reviewed by Omair Alavi

Ever tried to compile a list of the top 10 conspiracies that have baffled you? Anyone who reads news, loves history and is intrigued by the political scenario of the world is bound to have done that. ....

By Sameen Amer
On The Web

PetaPixel claims to be “the Web’s leading blog about photography” and covers the wonderful world of capturing images. ....

By Sameen Amer
9234_10_24_2014_1.gifOut this week

1989 by Taylor Swift: Fifth album by the singer, the follow-up to 2012’s Red; includes the songs ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Out of the Woods’. ....

My brother blames me for every thing

Salaam Guru,
I am an 18-year-old guy. I am from a well–to-do family. I am studying in one of the prestigious colleges of Islamabad. I live with my elder brother and father. My brother is 32 years old. He is married with two kids - aged four and six. My bhabi is also nice and apparently there is no big issue in the house. ....

9236_10_24_2014_1.gifInvestment counsellor

An investment counsellor decided to go out on her own. She was shrewd and diligent, so business kept coming in, and pretty soon she realised that she needed an in-house counsel. The investment banker began to interview young lawyers.

“As I’m sure you can understand,” she started off with one of the applicants, “in a business like this, our personal integrity must be beyond question.” She leaned forward. “Mr. Mayberry, are you an honest lawyer?” ....

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