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Top Most Dangerous Habits

You are what you do. Our habits define who we are; they draw the periphery in which resides our true self – our real disposition. They become a part of our being, so much so that our habits come naturally to us. As Agatha Christie very aptly puts it: “Curious things, habits. People themselves never…

President Saleh’s 33 Year Old Rule Ends in Yemen Today

Yemen became the first Arab country to have reached a negotiated settlement following the uprising last year. Resultantly, voters headed towards the polling stations to exercise their right adult franchise for the first time in over three decades bringing President Saleh’s rule to an end. The referendum-fashioned polls where Saleh’s deputy Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi is…

5 Simple Ways to Not Go Broke Each Month

It’s almost the end of the month and all salaried people – irrespective of how much their salary is – are left with hardly enough to meet the last 10 days without going totally broke. Yes! That’s the story of most households including may be yours; but it doesn’t have to be this way! Have…

Colbert Report Comes Back on Air

After mysteriously canceling the tapings of two episodes of the Colbert Report last week, Stephen Colbert finally returned back in front of the camera on Monday night. While there were a number of rumors doing rounds all around regarding the ‘real’ reason for the comedian’s unexplained absence, he subtly explained it by paying tribute to…

Mardi Gras Begins in New Orleans

Colors, beads, men and women; elaborate costumes, fancy floats and and absolute joy in the air! These are the traits that make Mardi Gras one of the most celebrated festivals around the globe! This age old carnival comes with many names and on various occasions in different parts of the world, but no matter when…

Pakistan Roots for Sharmeen at the Oscars

The Pakistani media reflected the public sentiment of pride and excitement when the news first came out that a Pakistani documentarian, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy had been nominated for the Oscars. This is the first time that a Pakistani has been nominated for Hollywood’s most esteemed trophy. Chinoy’s nomination is credited to her work ‘Saving Face’,…

Top 5 Countries With Highest Crime Rates (Shocking reality)

Here is a list of  Top 5 countries with highest day to day crime rates. (excluding war zones and war crimes) 1.     United States of America Topping the list is America with a crime rate of 11,877,218 per 100,000 people. 2.     United Kingdom Taking the second place on the top 5 countries with highest crime…

Oscars 2012: Everything You Need to Know

Oscars are  just two days away now and the Oscar fever is catching up fast!! Here is a quick round up of this year’s nominations for major categories to give you a little pre-award feeling of Hollywood’s big night. Best Film Hugo The Tree of Life The Artist The Descendants The Help Extremely Loud and…

North Korea Threatens South Korea with War

It might have been over half a decade since the Korean War took place but there hasn’t been a single year since in which South Korea has lived without the fear of North’s aggressive threats. The most recent attempt at intimidation occurred a few hours ago when North Korea threatened to declare war against South…

Former IMF Chief to be Questioned on Prostitution Ring

Dominique Strauss-Kahn will face police questioning during the coming week in connection with his alleged involvement in a prostitution ring in northern France. During the questioning session that will commence on Tuesday next, Mr. Strauss-Kahn can be held for up to 48 hours without charge. He was forced to resign from the International Monetary Fund…

Rio Carnival Attracts Record 2.2 Million People

It’s that part of the year when Rio de Janeiro comes to life to celebrate one of the oldest and most loved carnivals of its history. This year, the out-pour has been phenomenal with street parties attracting an unprecedented 2.2 million people! The Cordao da Bola Preta carnival which has been a leading event on…

ACM Award Winners 2012

  The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards took place on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas. The show was hosted by Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire. The show started with a brilliant performance by Carrie Underwood singing “Good Girl”. Other great performers included The Rascal Flatts, Kelly Clarkson, Ashton Kutcher and a few others,…

Pakistan Military Develops the World’s Cheapest Tablet

Pakistani military’s ever growing commercial empire has now developed an indigenously produced iPad called PacPad at Kamra Air Force Complex. This device that runs on Android 2.3, an operating system made by Google will be available for $200 – making it the cheapest tablet available in the market. Not only is the device cheaper than…

Are the New Cuban Missile Crisis in the Making?

The growing tensions between Iran and Israel have taken a new turn as Iran claimed earlier today that its warships were entering the Mediterranean. Many consider this as a symbolic gesture demonstrating the ‘show of power’ by Tehran in the backdrop of the visit of a high-level American official to Israel. Commander of the Iranian…