Sunday, December 25, 2016

The louder, the better?

Loudspeakers have been a part of our daily lives for many decades now. Their usefulness for
Azaan or call for prayers only increases with the passage of time as the cities grow in size and population.

Interview: There Is No War Against Islam

Dr Daniel N.Nelson and I
Dr. Daniel N. Nelson holds a doctorate from John Hopkins. He is the CEO of a consulting firm and 

the Dean of College of Arts and Sciences in the University of New Haven. He worked with the U.S Government on several issues like the National Security, Disarmament and Foreign Policy. He has written six
 books and taught at many universities. He recently visited Lahore and was interviewed there.

Boating in Ravi

Almost all great cities came into being because of a body of water—London, Paris, Budapest, Heidelberg, Rome, Cairo, and so on. The reason why Lahore is where it is on the map is because the River Ravi flows here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Enemy Within

In 1953, President Eisenhower initiated the "Atoms for Peace" programme, thus introducinghuge amounts of information, training and nuclear aid for civilian purposes. Countries like Canada, UK, France and USSR followed. In 1957, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was formed to promote peaceful
 nuclear applications. An autonomous UN agency, the IAEA reported to the UN General assembly and the Security Council. Countries which accepted the nuclear aid had to open their nuclear installations to the IAEA review. Once they had this foreign nuclear aid coming, there was a threat -- the shut-down or embargo on all nuclear dependant industry in case of martial hanky-panky.
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