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  • ‘When you become fit, you feel you can do anything’: Virat Kohli

    NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli was not satisfied with being an average cricketer and the Indian Test captain says that a desire to reach the next level was his motivation for improved conditioning...

    The 27-year-old is widely considered to be the fittest cricketer in the Indian side, complementing his batting with razor-sharp skills in the field...

  • 'You are a woman, how can you not want kids?'

    “How could you not want to have a child? A career is not important, children are...

    ”Why should this be an either/or in the first place? And even if a career prevents a woman from having children, why should she be judged? A woman has a right to her body and what she chooses to do with it is her business...

  • Armed teachers in classrooms: 'You have guns. You can fight it out'

    "A debate over arming teachers has surged in Pakistan once more, days after assistant chemistry professor Syed Hamid Husain opened fire on the Taliban gunmen who stormed the university campus where he worked...

    Students told how the 33-year-old father-of-two died shielding them with a handgun during the attack that claimed 21 lives at Bacha Khan University (BKU) in Charsadda...

  • You reap what you sow

    While farmers have little control over environmental factors like floods or drought, they can ensure that the seed is disease-free...

    “The continuing challenge in Pakistan is that farmers mostly use traditional seed breeding methods, and do not use certified seeds as they are costly,” health laboratory technical manager Dr Naseem Begum said...

  • For presidential hopefuls, you are what you eat

    NEW YORK: Was Gerald Ford beaten by a tamale? Will Donald Trump lose after chowing down on fried chicken on a private jet? Food can play a key role in how candidates solicit votes for the most powerful job on the planet...

    “Food can be a way for politicians to communicate a type of accessibility,” said Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful food podcast at WNYC Studios...

  • For the rozaydar: The more you eat, the hungrier you'll get

    Time to bring out the pakoras!Sometimes, I think that should be the unofficial title for Ramazan in Pakistan...

    When I was honest with myself, I knew that my typical eating and sleeping habits during Ramazan made me feel tired, sluggish, and sometimes, I felt like I was taking part in a big pre-Eid party rather than a month of self-improvement...

  • 'You are poorer than you think'

    In Canada, the Bank of Nova Scotia tells its customers, “you are richer than you think...

    But the worst examples of such heartless calculus come from the developing countries where the economists and policymakers play even with the number of essential calories to devise a politically acceptable level of poverty...

  • Lab tests: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

    Were you to compare the number of prescriptions written and the number of lab requests ordered by the doctor, the latter almost always edge in front...

    Medical professionals argue that there is collusion in Pakistan (and possibly elsewhere in the world) between doctors and diagnostic facilities, which may contribute to the gamut of tests, scans and screenings that a patient is prescribed...

  • Taking cricket with you, wherever you go

    Being a Pakistani, it is almost impossible for you to have never had an immense craze for cricket, at least once in your life...

    No matter how many times the men in green break hearts with their unpredictable performances and you swear never to watch them again, you still do...

  • Were you silent about sexual abuse in your childhood? You're not alone

    I was sitting in a coffee shop with a few close friends recently and the lighthearted banter suddenly turned serious when talk turned to the topic of child abuse...

    I think if we were to have a really honest and open conversation with almost anyone in our own family or social circle — whatever class of society we belong to — we would soon realise that practically everyone we know has a personal account of being sexually abused as a...

  • If you’re poor in the US, Trump’s budget is not for you

    If you’re a poor person in America, President Donald Trump’s budget proposal is not for you...

    Trump has unveiled a budget that would slash or abolish programmes that have provided low-income Americans with help on virtually all fronts, including affordable housing, banking, weatherising homes, job training, paying home heating oil bills, and obtaining legal counsel in civil matters...

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