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The Visitor

(This is a true story.) “May I borrow some earth from your garden?” the lady asked me. Clad in a red sari with a floral print, she stood outside my front door with an expression of earnestness. She wasn’t a kidnapper At least, she didn’t appear to be one. I hesitated, uncertain as how to… Continue reading The Visitor

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Writing Science Fiction as a Pakistani under a Western Gaze

Since I was a child, I was always fond of reading science fiction, from Asimov to H.G. Wells. Sadly, I wasn't exposed so much to Urdu science fiction, although I did end up reading Umroo ki kahanian. Over time though, with the wealth of science fictions novel available online, it was natural I had a… Continue reading Writing Science Fiction as a Pakistani under a Western Gaze

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Improving upon the Human Condition through Innovation

Can we improve on the human condition within the next century? As a development professional, I often find myself asking this question, as it is the first thing that got me involved in this. In my short eight years in development, I've realized that large development banks and governments who are mandated to improve upon the human condition… Continue reading Improving upon the Human Condition through Innovation