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  • The science behind Federer and Serena's never-ending careers

    World number one Serena Williams, at age 33 and 10 months, became the oldest woman in the modern era to win a singles’ Grand Slam at this year’s Wimbledon...

    Roger Federer, also 33, would’ve become the oldest men’s champion in the Open Era had he triumphed against Novak Djokovic in the final
  • Women doctors don’t choose to leave work; they are forced out of their careers

    Each of these numbers also represent a family who broke a barrier: They sent their first girl to college, to a co-education institution, away from home, who invested not just money but also love and support in their daughter’s education...

    Also read: How a medical exam at a top notch Karachi hospital ended in sexual harassmentOver the course of my own education and research, I met and talked to many women doctors...

  • 'Cricketers found guilty of corruption should consider their careers over,' says Shaharyar Khan

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan addressing a press conference on Monday in Lahore said that any cricketer found guilty of corruption should understand that their career is over...

    Speaking to the media at Gaddafi Stadium, Khan said that Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, accused of spot-fixing, had been suspended from playing cricket as the board had evidence against them
  • Waqar blasts senior players for overstretching their careers

    KARACHI: Former captain Waqar Younis has lamented the senior Pakistan players are guilty of stretching their careers way after they are past their prime, while urging the national board not to compromise on fitness and form to avoid debacles like the just-concluded World Cup...

    There is a big problem that senior players try to linger on in their careers and there is no one to tell them it is time for them to retire gracefully,” the...

  • When home is not a home

    They preferred Pakistani schools instead of educational institutions in their home province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan, due to the low standard of education there...

    “I hadn’t lost heart and continued studying in the evening at home after assisting my elder brother as a munshi (record keeper) at his auto-parts shop near the Torkham border during the day,” he told me when I visited the school at Bacha Maina...

  • For Hariri, Saudi Arabia no longer feels like a home away from home

    WHEN I heard that President Macron was ready to whisk Lebanon’s kidnapped prime minister to Paris with his family — victims of the gentlest hostage-taking in the history of Saudi Arabia — I couldn’t but recall what Saad Hariri said to me a few years after he first became Lebanon’s premier in 2009...

    I was sitting in his office in his Koreitem Palace — a vast, ugly monster of a building not far from the Hamra district of Beirut — and I...
  • Home away from home

    Mitharam Hostel, Sewakunj Hostel and Jinnah Courts Hostel were homes away from the home for students of the ’50s, ’60s and early ’70s; these were the golden era of student life...

    The DSF struggled for a solution to students’ problems in Karachi...

  • Footprints: Living in a home away from home

    SUMERA Riaz sits gingerly on the edge of the sofa and tells her story...

    It is in the words of a little girl who does not understand much of anything except being torn away from her family, with not much hope of being reunited with them
  • Sikh pilgrims reach a home away from home

    “We always feel Pakistan a home away from home as many temples of our spiritual and religious leaders are here,” group leader Raam Paal Singh told reporters on the occasion...

    A Pakistani driver, who was sent to Attari by the authorities to collect pilgrims and bring them to Wagah and onward, was sent back home by the Indian authorities after his visa was found expired...

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