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China-India Standoff; Panama JIT; Indian Asylum Seekers

What is India-China standoff in Bhutan's Doklam about? What are the risks of either side miscalculating? Can this border conflict spiral out of control and escalate into a full-scale war like the the 1962 war? Can it lead to a wider regional conflict? How would such a war conclude?What are the political implications of the…See More
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"Pakistan’s energy sector improvement includes rehab for 1,000-MW Mangla hydropower projecthttp://www.hydroworld.com/articles/2017/07/pakistan-s-energy-sector-improvement-includes-rehab-for-1-000-mw-mangla-hydropower-project.htmlPakistan and…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Hindutva: Legacy of the British Raj?
"Is critical thinking a Western concept?By Don Watson https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/critical-thinking-western-conceptEducators agree that critical thinking is a crucial skill for the 21st century, but is it harder to teach in…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Harvard Genetics Research Debunks Hindu Nationalist Myth of Racial Purity
"Gujjar tribespeople in Kashmir. The group is among 14 others in South Asia that has over a million people but probably started with major genetic contributions from just 100 people or…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Harvard Genetics Research Debunks Hindu Nationalist Myth of Racial Purity
"Do You Also Have This Genetic 'Indian' Disease?All us Indians carry one copy of a rare, recessive disease but if you have two of these, you are going to get…"
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Profile Information

Where do you live?
Silicon Valley, CA, USA
Your real name? (No pseudonyms, please)
Riaz Haq
Which college or university?
NED University and New Jersey Institute of Technology
Any fellow Pakistani Alumni living near you?
Yes, many.
Your graduation date?
1974
Your major?
Electrical Engineering
What do you do for a living?
Start-up business consulting
Any professional affiliations? Memberships in professional orgs?
TIE Charter member, NED Alumni Association of Silicon Valley
What have you done for your alma mater lately?
Organized NEDians Convention 2007. Started NEDians Worldwide.
Tell us about you:
I am the Founder & President of PaAlumni . In addition to being a high-tech executive, I am an entrepreneur, an investor, and an avid watcher of South Asia and financial markets, I have more than 25 years experience in the hi-tech industry. I have co-founded two high-tech startups and managed multi-million dollar business. I am a pioneer of the PC and mobile businesses and I have held senior management positions in hardware and software development of Intel’s microprocessor product line from 8086 to Pentium processors. My experience includes senior roles in marketing, engineering and business management. I was recognized as “Person of the Year” by PC Magazine for my contribution to 80386 program. I have an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. I have two blogs: http://riazhaq.blogspot.com, http://southasiainvestor.blogspot.com
What are your hobbies?
Reading, travel, blogging, community service.
Your favorite books?
1984, Fahrenheit 451, The Long Tail, Wikinomics, Blue Oceans Strategy, The Buffet Way
Website:
http://southasiainvestor.blogspot.com
Favorite Music:
The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, U2, Cat Stevens, Ghazals, Nusrat Fateh Ali
Favorite TV Shows:
60 Minutes, The Simpsons, Aaj with Kamran Khan,Pak Music on Geo & ARY, CNBC Squawk Box.

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China-India Standoff; Panama JIT; Indian Asylum Seekers

What is India-China standoff in Bhutan's Doklam about? What are the risks of either side miscalculating? Can this border conflict spiral out of control and escalate into a full-scale war like the the 1962 war? Can it lead to a wider regional conflict? How would such a war conclude?



What are the political… Continue

Posted on July 22, 2017 at 7:30am

Indians Among Top Asylum Seekers in OECD Countries

India is among the the top 5 sources of migrants seeking asylum in OECD countries, according to OECD's International Migration Outlook 2017. The other four are: China, Syria,…

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Posted on July 18, 2017 at 9:59am

Mascarenhas' 1971 "GENOCIDE" Story Biased All Media Coverage of East Pakistan

Pakistani journalist Anthony Mascarenhas' sensational story headlined "GENOCIDE", published by London's Sunday Times on June 13 1971,  had a profound effect on all subsequent media coverage of East Pakistan, according to veteran BBC South Asia correspondent Mark Tully.



Mascarenhas (1928-1986) worked for "Morning News", a Karachi-based English language daily, when he was sent to report on East Pakistan in 1971. It's not clear how he ended up reporting for Sunday Times (now owned by… Continue

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

India Cattle Slaughter Ban; Panama JIT Report; Trump Russia Collusion

Why did the Modi government ban cattle slaughter across India? Why did the Indian Supreme Court block it nationally? Was Modi government targeting India's Muslim minority that depends on the $16 billion meat and leather industry? Are such steps consistent with the constitution of a "secular democracy"?…

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Posted on July 16, 2017 at 10:29am — 3 Comments

Hindutva: Legacy of the British Raj?

Colonial-era British historians deliberately distorted the history of Indian Muslim rule to vilify Muslim rulers as part of the British policy to divide and conquer India, says American history professor Audrey Truschke, in her recently published book "Aurangzeb: The Life and Legacy of India's Most Controversial King". These misrepresentations of Muslim rule made during the British Raj appear to have been accepted as fact not just by Islamophobic Hindu Nationalists but also by at least some…

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Posted on July 14, 2017 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

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At 7:08pm on October 30, 2007, Sohail Sarwar Tahir said…
Thanks for your comments, certainly you have experienced these kinda forumns more closely.....but let me share couple of points...

1) we have couple of mailing lists for NEDians to say in touch but most of the students are not aware of dat

2) web is the most effective way to share our thoughts (scholarship program: transactions can be made onlilne etc, mentoring forum: detailed profile of alumni with search capabilities and students can contact us)

3) online books, resources that can be added later....in fact that should be done by NED Admin but I dont think daz gonna happen in next decade

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So, my point is if we can create a web its easy to share with students and they can get any info they want from there (just one platform)

I know its a lot of effort and you are right you wanna figure out if its worthit.....which is perfectly alright BUT I THINK its worth trying

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Solution::: Can we suggest the web development as final year project for NED students?? Do you think this can do??

When I had time, I worked on that but I was depending on folks in karachi to register NGO / NPO but no one really wanted to do all the paper work and therefore I almost had to quit the idea....

Couple of students contacted me for scholarship but I really didnt have any good answer for them

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Bottomline::: These ideas are not new, all we need is a proper representation, that is accessible to students [we dont need to depend on any mailing lists, any other mode of communication, like notice board :) etc......just one single platform]

Looking forward to hear from you more on this

Take care,

Regards,
At 11:21am on November 12, 2007, Syed Qasim Bukhari said…
thnx for the informative links sir !! they r really of my great interest & i would give some thoughtful time in reading those articles butttttttt actually they are not related to the problem em facing....... em having difficulties regarding the stereo vision algorithms ... 8 point algorithm n others.. how to aply them.. what if I ve a pair of images what to do next ?? what problem i might face when working underwater . etc
At 9:47pm on December 13, 2007, Riaz Qamar said…
Thanks for your appreciation. Sadly, I don't see revival of cricket in Pakistan :'(
At 10:35pm on December 18, 2007, Syed Zulfiqar Yezdan said…
Thanks. I will try to get the source files and upload again
At 5:12pm on December 29, 2007, Dilara Hafiz said…
Thanks Riaz Bhai - this looks like a great website. I always enjoy your opinions in Pakistan Link - keep up the thoughtful, analytical writing - we need it!
At 12:33pm on January 17, 2008, Ameer Alam said…
Thanks Riaz Bhai. I will post more material as soon as I can find some time. Allah Hafiz
At 12:42pm on January 17, 2008, Ameer Alam said…
Inshallah very soon, I need a recent potrait made.
At 8:50pm on January 18, 2008, Sohail Sarwar Tahir said…
Thanks sir...what are your plans for de long weekend?
At 9:49pm on January 18, 2008, Sohail Sarwar Tahir said…
i will relax ...daz all i want...might look into office stuff on sunday and monday though....tried to implement something, somehow it didnt work as expected, have a deadline to meet (feb mid)....daz about it..
At 5:10pm on February 24, 2008, Muhammad Riaz said…
Thanks

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    China-India Standoff; Panama JIT; Indian Asylum Seekers

    What is India-China standoff in Bhutan's Doklam about? What are the risks of either side miscalculating? Can this border conflict spiral out of control and escalate into a full-scale war like the the 1962 war? Can it lead to a wider regional conflict? How would such a war conclude?



    What are the political… Continue

    Posted by Riaz Haq on July 22, 2017 at 7:30am

    Indians Among Top Asylum Seekers in OECD Countries

    India is among the the top 5 sources of migrants seeking asylum in OECD countries, according to OECD's International Migration Outlook 2017. The other four are: China, Syria,…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on July 18, 2017 at 9:59am

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