July 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Pakistan Opens Indian Visitors' Eyes

Several prominent Indian journalists and writers have visited Pakistan in recent years for the first time in their lives.  I am sharing with my readers selected excerpts of the reports from Mahanth Joishy (USIndiaMonitor.com), Panakaj Mishra (Bloomberg), Hindol Sengupta (The Hindu), Madhulika Sikka (NPR) and Yoginder Sikand (Countercurrents) of what they saw and how they felt in the neighbor's home. My hope is that their stories will help foster close ties between the two estranged South…

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 26, 2012 at 10:00am — 17 Comments

World's Population and Impact of Obesity on Planet Earth

As the West frets about population growth in the developing world on World Population Day today,  it's also important to understand the impact of growing obesity on the planet.



Asia has 61 per cent of the world's population but only 13 per cent of the world's weight. In contrast, Americans make up only five per cent of the world's population but account for a third of the world's weight due to obesity, according to a…

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 12, 2012 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Industrial Revolution Changed Economic, Political and Military History of the World

The Industrial Revolution marked the beginning of a major shift in economic, military and political power from East to West.





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Added by Riaz Haq on July 2, 2012 at 5:30pm — 20 Comments

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    Coronavirus: Transport to resume in Karachi from tomorrow

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    Karachi Transport Ittehad has decided to resume the public conveyance in the metropolis from June 1 (Monday) amid coronavirus pandemic.   

    According to the detials, President of Karachi Transport…

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    Are Lockdowns Absolutely Necessary to Contain the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    Many countries have imposed strict lockdowns to control the spread of coronavirus.  Marko Kolanovic of JP Morgan claims that numbers had declined because the virus "likely has its own dynamics" that are "unrelated to and often inconsistent lockdown measures".  He cites as evidence a number of places whose infection rates, or "R" values, have continued to fall despite restrictions being lifted.…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on May 29, 2020 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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