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8907_9_12_2014_1.gifFirst timer’s corner
Hey Ed,
I have only recently started reading your magazine and this is like my first ever letter to you. To be honest, I used to think that ‘Us’ is a kid’s magazine which is why I never bothered reading it. But recently I was just flipping through the pages and found the content very catchy and interesting. Since then my perception about your magazine has totally changed. I think your magazine is really informative and interesting. And I recommend it to all the avid readers out there. ....

8908_9_12_2014_1.gifThe task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
C. S. Lewis

Gold dust
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Jim Rohn
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. ....

By Maheen Nisar
8909_9_12_2014_1.gifIt’s hard to get tired of books. There’s just something about them. Think about it. The immense power of words so artfully written and beautifully strung together that they enable your brain to conjure up pictures from the depths of your imagination and pull relentlessly at your emotions and feelings. Words which conjure up new ideas, beautiful or dangerous, that add a new dimension to your personality and leave you for days onwards to ponder over the oddities of life.

I have been and always will be an avid reader. This summer, various books found their way on my coffee table with each bringing its own dynamism and idiosyncratic style. ....

Bard’s wisdom
It’s amazing how Shakespeare never loses relevance to our times. All that is going on around us these days, in our beloved country, reminded me of the following speech made by Caliban in the third act of ‘The Tempest’. Read on and find out the relevance for yourself… ....

By M. K. Javade
8911_9_12_2014_1.gifDay 1

- A certain someone is “in a relationship” with a significant someone.

Day 2

- A certain someone is “in a relationship” with a significant someone and “it’s complicated”. ....

By Mohammad Zuhaib
8912_9_12_2014_1.gifI am a student. My name is not important. My address is not necessary. My phone number … well, I don’t have any. My problem is, well … a problem for all those who are students. The Quaid told us to study hard, for that is our obligation to ourselves, our parents and our state.

But WAPDA advises: Bijli bachayai, Apnay liye, Quom kay Liye. ....

By Saba Fatima Ali
8913_9_12_2014_1.gifHis sparkling white uniform was shining in the sunlight casting a shadow. Shoes polished to perfection stood out amongst the crowd. He stood tall, without a wrinkle on his face appearing as a strong pillar of strength. Ironically his heart was acting in deep contrast. It was a bundle of fear. Beating in a chaotic rhythm anticipating what was to happen.

The microphones were being set up. It was time. His heart yet again broke into a horrific frenzy. Sweat breaking out in clusters on his face. ....

By Sameen Amer
8914_9_12_2014_1.gifOut this week


No Sound Without Silence by The Script: Fourth album by the group, the follow-up to 2012’s #3; led by the single ‘Superheroes’. ....

I have bad relations with my mom

Dear Guru,
I am 17 years old. I belong to a middle class family. I always admire your approach towards solving teenagers’ problems. However, I have a different kind of problem. Actually, I am an introvert and find it very hard to converse with people. That’s why it is difficult for me to leave a good impression on folks I come across. Secondly, I have a very bad relationship with my mom. ....


You do not need a parachute to sky dive. You only need a parachute to sky dive twice.
I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure...
To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit “the target”.
Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. ....

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