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New Suzuki Cultus Launch in Pakistan

Pak-Suzuki, Pakistan’ largest auto manufacturer, has introduced the new Suzuki Cultus on April 22, 2017. The car in question is aimed to bring more diversity in the locally manufactured 1000 cc car category. With its launch, Pak-Suzuki will be looking forward to curb the influence of imported cars in Pakistan. Market analysts predict that this new car from Pak-Suzuki will sit comfortably between WagonR and Swift and that Pak-Suzuki will have a complete range of products in the price range of product tiers including Mehran, WagonR, Cultus, Swift, Ciaz and a premium product – Suzuki Vitara. It is important to highlight that Pak-Suzuki embarked on the journey to revise its product lineup back in 2016 by launching Suzuki Kizashi. Althoug...

April 22, 2017 at 4:05 pm | News Desk

UWatch – Stay Connected With Your Child

Ufone, Pakistan’s premier telecom operator, is primed to launch a first of its kind product that will bring parents some much needed peace of mind – the UWatch. UWatch keeps families connected in the way they want to be without the need to buy a young child a smartphone. UWatch is a wearable mobile watch designed specifically for kids in order for parents to keep in touch with their loved ones. This watch provides two way voice calling functionality i.e. the parent can dial into the watch and also the child can dial from the watch to the parent’s mobile number. Additionally UWatch also provides real-time location capability via GSM/GPS positioning so that parents can be aware of their child’s location. UWatch is securely c...

February 6, 2016 at 12:01 pm | News Desk

Using the Law of Creation to Live Your Purpose

Life is not something that simply happens to you. It happens for you and through you, only when you recognize and utilize its hands-on magic The fundamental Law of Creation is something which applies to every soul that is manifested on this planet. Inescapable, it is also a beautiful and necessary part of life. Seen most commonly as a mysterious way for the universe to approve or deny the possibility of something, the Law of Creation is actually operational through your own hands, heart, and mind. Understanding the basic premises of the Law of Creation can help you to decide what your true purpose is and inspire you to actually live it. However, the law dictates that you must be present in your own life, taking responsibility for yo...

June 18, 2015 at 5:21 pm | News Desk

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launched in style

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been introduced in Pakistan. Famous showbiz icons like the Ali Zafar, Sajjad Ali, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Aysha Umer, QB etc gave breath-taking performances in the colorful evening. ­e iconic Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is featured on Telenor Pakistan’s Sales & Service Centers and franchises for its customers across the country. All Samsung Galaxy Note 4 buyers will receive 6 months free internet along with free apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter and Line. A pre-order campaign has also been conducted o?ering free S-View Flip covers to Telenor Pakistan’s customers.­ edevice comes with accidental coverage that includes screen breakage, liquid damage and numerous other types of damages. ­e Samsung Galaxy Note 4 i...

January 19, 2015 at 12:09 pm | News Desk

Let’s have an adventure

Let’s have an adventure Jehanzaib Malik  ‘A healthy mind is found in a healthy body’ is a conventionally held statement that has been culturally communicated to most of us. However, owing to commercialization of life-styles and even sports, a very few can afford to spare time to indulge in, at least, conventional sports such as hockey, cricket and football. Generally, from school to university level, students – the best of the youth- were institutionally engaged in such healthy and productive activities. Those golden days, I must sadly say, are over. These days, the sports situation is so pathetic in Pakistan that even our culturally rich-in-sports educational institutions no longer offer much to the youth. Hence, the latter’s ...

October 5, 2014 at 9:25 am | News Desk

Karachi Diaries: Walk in Klauset

“Dressing well is a sign of good manners” – Tom Ford fashion designer / film director A Canadian based clothing giant that opened the doors of its flagship store in Karachi offers custom made menswear (for now), touch screens to craft unique profiles, and a coffee bar to placate waiting customers.  Klauset’s ‘Made in Pakistan’ label has to be clarified since labor is local, the cloth is imported, and standards are international. The owners try to outline the process for Sindh Education Minister Nisar Khuhro, and regale him with a lesson on texture, weight, limitations (220 gms) and material (micro light, poly wool). Tuxedos that are the rage and come with snazzy cummerbunds raise some eyebrows.  It is the first taste of col...

July 13, 2014 at 12:25 am | News Desk

Laiqa Hasan Salon & Spa

A veteran stylist, Laiqa has done it all and seen it all. With nearly two decades in the industry, Laiqa is a force to be reckoned with. Pakistani stylists, Pakistani Fashion Shows, Designer Boutiques. Information of Pakistani fashion stylists, boutiques and popular fashion brands at fashioncentral.pk. Click here for more information Fashion Central stylists Feed

May 7, 2014 at 5:35 am | News Desk

5th Karachi Literature Festival 2014

Afrah Jamal Like Rick’s from Casablanca, people tend to gravitate towards the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF). To rendezvous with authors, (global & regional), journalists (foreign and local), diplomats, filmmakers, celebrities, publishing giants, analysts & social media pundits. To hail divergent views and forge lifelong connections while sprinting from session to session; at author signings by makeshift book stalls, in the midst of earnest discussions, during lively Q/A’s and at coffee stands. KLF, which became a part of Karachi’s social scene in 2010, is a portal to a realm where discourse is welcome and diversity is celebrated. Where elitism gets shunned, and cultural bonds are reinforced. Those who ventured...

March 10, 2014 at 5:43 pm | News Desk

Sound Check: The Ali Zafar Experience

Afrah Jamal A forlorn figure making portraits in hotel lobbies may not be newsworthy. The flash-forward of him wandering his old stomping grounds however can make headlines. By then he has acquired some elegant titles that go well with stardom, while retaining a measure of humility that keeps him grounded. Renowned musician and actor Ali Zafar has been in the game for a decade. His name is listed in ‘Wall Street Money Never Sleeps’ (2010) - soundtrack section. He has an array of awards under his belt and a line-up of movies & songs to his credit. He saunters on stage to take his place as the star of the evening but happily shares the spotlight - with a fan, randomly chosen for a photo-op, with nimble footed celebrities who walt...

March 10, 2014 at 5:29 pm | News Desk

A fashion show for a cause

  Our correspondent A good candidate for miracles is the story of this young social activist who has given these women with physical disability a way to become sole breadwinner of the family by doing wonders out of mere paper. Touched by the massive victimization of the horrendous earthquake of 2005 and inspired by the strength of these earthquake victims who found shelter at a village on the outskirts of Islamabad, the Rotary Club of Islamabad Renaissance (RCIR) introduced the paper bead-making at the paraplegic centre in order to generate income. Strips of waste paper are rolled in order to make a variety of paper beads supported by chains and strings which finally takes the form of necklace, earrings and bracelets. To put ...

March 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm | News Desk

Obamacare: Voodoo Economics

Tammy Swofford Every month I submit a payment to my private insurance carrier. It covers monthly healthcare costs.  This payment is an economic discipline deployed across a lifetime.  My family consumes most meals at home. We choose non-designer clothing and prudently consider our household purchases.  Our economic discipline allows us to live in a mid-century home on a tree-lined street with a pond and park at the end of the block. Life is carefully planned around our finances. President Obama assures us that “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” is good for Americans. Many Americans loathe this federal mandate.  We remain firmly opposed to what the Democrats have forced upon us.  I am one of those Americans....

November 5, 2013 at 11:23 pm | News Desk

The pain of child brides

Tammy Swofford The many problems afflicting the poor can be heralded as stemming primarily from economic lack. But not all issues are due to economic constraint nor because a lack of formal education. I have found great wisdom, ingenuity and kindness amongst the poor.  But the poor are no different than any other demographic when it comes to the need for governmental provision of solutions for heart-rending societal tragedy.  It is hard for any of us to examine our history, culture and family to determine the small adjustments which need to be made to bless our future generations.  But when little girls die due to cultural acceptance of child brides, it is time for all of us to join hands. This scenario should not be allowed t...

October 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm | News Desk

The Bride’s Dowry!

The Dowry and Bridal Gifts (Restriction) Act, 1976 lies on the back burner, gathering dust, forgotten and ignored. It rightly deserves to be forgotten and ignored. Yasmeen Aftab Ali Every society needs laws. Laws regulate the lives between people and people, between people and society and between people and the government. The objective of any legal system will be providing answers to everyday problems that arise. In the absence of laws, anarchy and chaos will reign supreme. Laws to be effective, must work well on two levels. First, they must be clear, lucidly comprehensive, addressing issues intelligently. Second, they must be implemented in spirit. Some of the best laws fail because the implementation is lacking. Laws nee...

October 3, 2013 at 8:32 pm | News Desk

Colors of Brazil in Pakistan

Colors of Brazil in Pakistan Jointly organised by Embassy of Brazil and Verve Events, the fashion show titled 'Colours of Brazil' was true to its nomenclature where the collection of Kamiar Rokni were presented to audience. Ambassador of Brazil Alfredo Leoni and Arsalan A Khan were the moving force behind the event. Arsalan said that his trip to Brazil was a life changing experience, and that promoting the Brazilian culture is now a lifetime desire. The event was the result of a project initiated in 2011 by the Brazilian Embassy with the invitation to four young and talented Pakistanis to visit Brazil and experience the best of the Brazilian cultural life. They included Arsalan A Khan, Creative Director of Verve Events, and Kami...

September 12, 2013 at 7:51 pm | News Desk

Brazil’s Beautiful Necklace

    Tammy Swofford If a nation is likened unto a mother watching over her children, then Brazil is the mother who wears a beautiful necklace. This multi-colored strand contains 200 beautiful gemstones.  They are unique and distinct.  Each gem represents one of the many indigenous tribes who call this nation their home.  Within this demographic are approximately 188 different languages and (an estimated) sixty-seven uncontacted tribal groups that are blissfully unaware of the world as it exists beyond the confines of their habitat.  Brazil’s indigenous population presents as an ethnographer’s paradise.   Culture and social mores, natural habitat and survival skills, and sociolinguistics and human behavior ...

September 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm | News Desk

The Ultimate Flying Machine

Honda Readies 'Flying Acura' To Challenge Cessna MichimasaFujino began working on Honda Motor Co. (7267)’s aviation project 27 years ago at a hangar in Mississippi. Next year, Fujino, now president of the aircraft unit, says the project may finally get off the ground. If so, Tokyo-based Honda would become the first newcomer to get U.S. approval in the $21 billion business-jet market since 2006. That would pit the carmaker against market leaders Textron Inc’s Cessna and Brazil’s Embraer SA (EMBR3), who have fended off threats from companies such as Bill Gates-backed Eclipse Aviation, which sought bankruptcy protection five years ago. Though delivery of the HondaJet hasn’t started, Fujino said he has clinched two to three years of ...

August 30, 2013 at 11:48 am | News Desk

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