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Shahi Hamam – Then and Now

Shahi Hamam: then and now!

By Fareeha Qayoom,
Photos by GM Shah – 2009 (Then) and 2015 (Now) Courtesy of Faiza Sharif

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Rawaan by Telenor: a Beautiful Depiction of Pakistan

Telenor released this song for Independence Day celebrations…

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Only in Pakistan

Warning: This is a rant about ‘oh poor me!’ – a self pitying lament about my good life. If you don’t like rants – don’t read any further! 😀

By Fareeha Qayoom

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Fragrant Harbor

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A city of modern skyscrapers, the wealthiest urban centre in the People’s Republic of China; an important centre for international finance and trade, with the greatest concentration of corporate headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong literally means ‘fragrant harbor’ in Chinese
By Fareeha Qayoom
Photographs courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board (

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Pakistan: National Symbols

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National monuments serving as symbols of provincial, political autonomy and national integrity, Khyber Pass for Peshawar (KP), Minar-e-Pakistan for Lahore, Punjab, Quaid’s Mausoleum for Karachi, Sindh and Ziarat Residency for Quetta, Balochistan are instantly recognizable…

By Sadaf Pervez

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Pakistan Extraordinary


Discover Pakistan from the eyes of a young explorer Omer Masood as he takes you on a extraordinary journey

By Marian Sharaf Joseph

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McKinney, Texas: Unique by Nature

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Home to one of the state’s largest historic districts and USA’s fastest growing populations,
McKinney’s charm and comfortable pace is quite different from the usual urban sprawl
By Fareeha Qayoom; photographs by Faryal Virk

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Phuket: a great holiday in the sun

“How many times can you go to expensive places for a holiday? We spent four nights and five days in Phuket – it cost us only hundred and fifteen thousand for the tickets and the hotel stay. The food, transport, entertainment and shopping expenses were extra. Holiday in Thailand is economical, you get to visit a foreign place, do a bit of sightseeing, relax on one of the most beautiful white sanded beaches, laze around in your deck chair, take a stroll along the seashore, read a book. If you feel a quick energy burst, you can explore the ocean, go parasailing, or hire a boat and go fishing and snorkeling around the coast. If that sounds too energetic, you can have a pedicure or a massage under the shade of the tree, or just relax and sip your fresh coconut… what else do you need?” says Sadia

By Fareeha Qayoom

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Pakistan: perception vs. reality

Natural Divide

If you Google “travel Pakistan,” or “Pakistan travel,” (this is back in December 2009), you get loads of travel warnings and advisories followed by a couple of international travel websites like Lonely Planet and Virtual Tourist that give you a brief insight into Pakistan and then it degenerates from there. There is not one solid website on Pakistan; no, not even the official tourism website done by Pak government. Actually, what you notice is the lack of any real information on Pakistan, and what stuff there is mostly all negative.

By Fareeha Qayoom

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Wal-Mart Stores: Customer Satisfaction guaranteed!

Wal-Mart Stores

Wal-Mart has become a textbook example of managing rapid growth without losing sight of company´s basic values – in Wal-Mart´s case, the basic value was, and is, customer service

By Faryal Virk

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The Road Trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina


Eastern North Carolina beckons. Don your flip flops, grab a sunhat and enjoy a vacation that brings together history, nature and miles of unspoiled beaches. Enjoy a trip to Eastern North Carolina. Home of the birthplace of Pepsi, the first flight and the first English settlement. Indulge in nature walks, laze at the beach and tour a variety of historical lighthouses. A vacation to suit every palate

By Faryal Virk

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