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A Tribute to Sind’s Soul – by Asif Zaidi

I am currently packing (yet again) to move to a country which my family has called its home for over a decade now and where my kids will most likely settle down in life. For me, home has been an illusion for a long time now.

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Aitzaz Hasan (1998 – 2014) – by Asif Zaidi

Death takes the applause as the humanity’s foremost leveller. Once we cross the gate into our eternal abode, just about everybody is a nobody. Billionaires and wretchedly poor are nobodies alike.

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz: The Conscience of his Time and Station - By Asif Zaidi

We are now in the thirtieth year since the ‘Elan Vital’ that was Faiz withdrew itself from “the muddy vesture of decay” that we have literally become. Let’s briefly discuss the full value of what he felt and what he wrote to the age in which he lived.

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Putin: A Highly Effective Politician - By Asif Zaidi

In the life of a great nation, almost every historic transition is dominated by a leader who becomes not only the bearer of its historical and cultural pride but also the director of its future evolution.

 

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The Art of Public Speaking - By Asif Zaidi

 

The charm of the spoken word, like the melody and harmony of music, has a way to penetrate our souls. No script can enshrine the spoken word of a master to its full allure. Its appeal, force, and warmth are diminished without the heart of the speaker breathing life in it.

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My Parting Tribute to Almaty – by Asif Zaidi

 

I lived in Almaty for slightly less than three years and, as I leave the city now, I think I ought to be able to express how I feel about it.

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From Self-respect to Spirituality - by Asif Zaidi

Only a person who affirms consciously his obligation to respect himself would understand the real meaning of humility. True humility does not disparage the individual. It elevates him.

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Reading to Purpose in the Age of Internet – by Asif Zaidi

Challenged by the Digital Age, one thing I have learnt is that, Reading, like any other valuable human activity, must not be reduced to a dull level of mere mechanicalness but must be directed to some well-defined purpose.

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