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August 2015 Blog Posts (9)

Top American Professors Warn Silicon Valley Against Doing Business With Modi

Leading South Asia experts at US universities have warned top tech firms to be cautious in doing business with India as India's Hindu Nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to visit Silicon Valley to promote "Digital India" in September 2015.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 29, 2015 at 11:23pm — 13 Comments

Pakistani-American Heads Top Silicon Valley Incubator Y-Combinator

33-year-old Qasar Younis, a Lala Moosa born Harvard-educated Pakistani-American, is the new Chief Operating Officer of Y-Combinator, a spawning ground for emerging tech giants Dropbox, Airbnb, and Stripe in Silicon Valley, according to Fortune Magazine.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 28, 2015 at 8:41am — 1 Comment

Top Global Investor Sees "Brighter Future For Pakistan"

Joseph Mark Mobius of Templeton Emerging Markets Group sees "many reasons for a brighter future for Pakistan".  Mobius, armed with B.A. and M.S. degrees in Communications from Boston University, and a Ph.D in economics from MIT,  is a top global fund manager with a good track record of investing in emerging markets.

In a blog post titled …

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 27, 2015 at 12:51pm — 13 Comments

Indian Army's Cowardice and Panic By RD Pradhan

A full-page Indian Army advertisement published in major Hindi national dailies recently says that the Indian forces responded to the Pakistan attack with fear (darkar muqabala kiya). It was later clarified as a typographical error which changed "datkar muqabla kiya" to "darkar muqabla kiya".…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 22, 2015 at 10:16pm — 4 Comments

Time to Sell India Short and Go Long on Pakistan?

Is it time to sell India short and go long on Pakistan?

Indian shares are highly overvalued while Pakistan and Hong Kong shares are trading at very attractive valuations, according to latest data published by Bloomberg. The Indian shares listed in Mumbai are trading at nearly 22 times earnings, more than twice the price-earnings multiples of Karachi…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 21, 2015 at 10:44am — 8 Comments

Silicon Valley Pakistani-Americans Celebrate Independence Day 2015

Pakistani-Americans in Silicon Valley and wider San Francisco Bay Area celebrated Pakistan's 69th Independence Day this year with several events in different cities and communities in the region. I was invited to speak at Pakistan Flag Raising event at Milpitas City Hall. The event was organized by Pakistani-American Cultural Center. It was attended by the city mayor, a city councilwoman and hundreds of Pakistani-Americans,… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on August 16, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Independence Day: Furies of 1947 in South Asia

India's Congress Party leaders expected Pakistan to fold soon after partition, says Nisid Hajari, the author of recently published "Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of Indian Partition". "The indian leaders hoped Pakistan wouldn't survive at first. They hoped in…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 11, 2015 at 10:04pm — 8 Comments

Google Names Indian-American Sundar Pichai as its New CEO

Silicon Valley tech giant Google has named Indian-born IIT-educated Sundar Pichai to head its search, ads, maps, Play Store, YouTube, and Android businesses as part of a major reorganization announced by the company. Current Google CEOs Larry Page and Sergei Brin have kicked themselves upstairs to lead Alphabet, a new holding company which will include Google as well as affiliated companies like the life-extension project Calico and a drone delivery venture called Wing, according to …

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 10, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Soaring Sales of Smartphones and 3G Subscriptions in Pakistan

Over 1.5 million smartphones and an equal number of 3G subscriptions are being purchased every month in Pakistan, according to data released recently. The number of broadband subscriptions has more than quadrupled from under 4 million in 2013-14 to nearly 17 million in 2014-15 as a result of 3G and 4G rollout in the country last year, according to data released by …

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 5, 2015 at 9:31pm — 6 Comments

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    Karachi's Bahria Town Private City is Bigger Than San Francisco

    Karachi's Bahria Town being built on the outskirts of Pakistan's financial capital is among the world's largest privately developed and managed cities.  It is spread over an area of a little over 70 square miles, larger than the 49 square miles area of San Francisco. When completed, Bahria Town will house over a million people, more than the entire population of San Francisco.…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on October 22, 2019 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

    Truth is Lived Not Taught

    Hermann Karl Hesse was a German born poet, author and painter. He believed that the deity is within a person, not in books or ideas. Almost all of his works explored an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. He acknowledged publicly that the truth must be experienced, not just taught. His books included Siddhartha,…
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