Daily Archives: July 6, 2008


Goodbye, poverty- Dr Farrukh Saleem

Let’s keep five things in perspective. First, three out of every four Pakistanis live on less than $2 per day. Second, one out of every four Pakistanis is undernourished. Third, our under-five mortality rate is 99 out of every 1,000 births. Fourth, 38 per cent of Pakistani children are underweight […]


Out of reach- By Masood Hasan

In school we had black slates and white chalks. Later, as technology progressed, there were coloured chalks! We could laboriously write out the alphabet on the slate and simply wipe off the mistakes with our elbows or palms and write again. But those were slates and that was school.


Our backs weren’t designed for modern sedentary lifestyle

Our backs weren’t designed for the modern sedentary lifestyle. Anthropologists believe that early humans were bipeds (walked upright), but also spent time on all four limbs. After examining the skeletons of prehistoric species, they think the spinal structure changed as human beings stood for longer periods. The lower spine curved […]