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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Hashem Al-Ghaili - A man from Yemen, studied in Pakistan and Germany and became science super star Now!

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It takes courage and confidence for an eighteen-year-old to resist his parents’ requests to not to apply for scholarship abroad and work on the family farm instead, but the teenager had other plans for his life. He, despite all the resistance, went abroad to get a degree and forged a new path. Today, that teenager is a well-known science communicator and has a Facebook page running with a fan base of 22 Million! If you still haven’t guessed it yet, then here you go; we are talking about none but, the great Science Super star of Facebook Hashem Al-Ghaili.

Hashem Al-Ghaili


Hashem Al-Ghaili hails from Yemen. He is a video producer and science communicator. Back from childhood he had immense love for science but sadly for him in Yemen, a child’s fate is decided by his/her parents. It wasn’t easy for Hashim to convince his father that he wasn’t interested in farming, yet his passion lied in Science and h wanted to pursue a career in it.

He chose the hard way and decided to apply for scholarship. He traveled to the capital, Sana to fill out the paperwork to apply for a scholarship from the Ministry of Education. He didn’t let this father become aware of this act as he recalls,

“If I’d told my father about it he wouldn’t have approved, so I just went.”

The endeavour proved worth the risk. He earned a scholarship for bachelors of biotechnology at the University of Peshawar in Pakistan from government. Though it was a move which wasn’t supported at all by his parents!
After graduation, he decided to return to Yemen where he briefly worked in the government’s quality control organization. A few months later he applied for a master’s degree at Jacobs University in Germany. He won the scholarship again and went to Germany. After graduating from there at age 25, he became the vice president of content for the Arabic version of Futurism, (a publication that is centered around the technological and scientific innovation).
A professor of biotechnology at Jacobs University, Roland Benz, who happens to be Al-Ghaili’s supervisor as well, says it was clear from the start working with Al-Ghaili that he was a skilled communicator. According to him,

“He’s able to summarize and present complex data in an excellent manner. When we discuss science it’s on an equal footing. It doesn’t feel like a student and teacher talking.”



Authored By Muneeba Anwar
"Muneeba Anwar is a Built-In-Geek & Tech Enthusiast who finds solace in reading and writing about latest technologies. She keeps a close eye on happenings in the world of technology and absolutely love to write on tech-related and geeky stuff. You can reach her out at hunain.shah@hotmail.com"

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Our thoughts on Pakistan Super Kabadi league 2018

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Pakistan just hosted a fully-fledged international kabaddi league and it was AMAZING! Super Kabaddi League (SKL) began on 2nd of May, 2018 in Lahore and came to an end on 10th May. Sponsered by Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF), the league featured around 10 city-based teams. The teams consisted of both 116 nationals as well as 16 foreign players from Iran, Bangladesh, Kenya, Iraq, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

SUPER KABADDI LEAGUE - PAKISTAN 2018

Teams participated were:

Karachi Zorawars
Peshawar Haiders
Faisalabad Sherdils
Gwadar Bahadars
Gujrat Warriors
Multan Sikandars
Islamabad All-Stars
Sahiwal Bulls
Lahore Thunders
Kashmir Janbaazs.

In Asia, especially Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh and Iran, kabaddi is considered a popular sport. Pakistan has a rich history in terms of sports as, on many occasions, it has not only participated in Asian games, South Asian games, and Kabaddi World Cup but also has won several medals. Kabaddi’s global popularity has grown considerably over the years with the number of Kabaddi playing nations surpassing forty!

The game is played by two groups of seven, spinning around pretty basic skills. A 'raider' enters the other portion of the court to tag or wrestle opponents before returning 'home' while holding his breath and chanting 'Kabaddi, Kabaddi'.

Pakistan has a deep-rooted connection with kabaddi. It is a traditional Punjabi game. SKL is a significant step taken for the revival of this traditional Punjabi game. Not long ago, Kabaddi was extremely popular among citizens and it was enjoyed by people of all ages alike. But it is a sad reality that in years past, due to the increasing popularity of other sports, Kabaddi lost its significance! Still, Pakistan might have the best kabaddi players in the subcontinent. Even though they don’t get much encouragement to do so, people still like to play kabaddi.



The formal opening ceremony of the league took place at Alhamra Cultural Complex on 1st may. Owners of the teams and various notable artists were presented at the ceremony.  Several artists displayed their performances and it was a night of joy and entertainment. The unsaid theme of the night was patriotism and the tagline of Season 01 is “Damm Hai Tu Saamnaye Aa” (daring other to compete). During the performances the Super Kabaddi League trophy was also unveiled.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

How to Optimize Your Content for Google's Featured Snippet Box?

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Let’s be fair guys, winning the Google’s featured snippet box is a dream for every SEO person. It gives your website more authority; more visitors, clicks, exposure and above all, it put you on top before the first ranking. You sit on a position zero, so you definitely experience more sales.


Google’s featured snippet box

However, getting up there is not easy as it seems. The thing is that you cannot mark your page as featured snippet nor there is an official procedure provided by Google to apply for the featured snippet. So, how to get your page up there?
Well the fact is that  while there are no specific guidelines, there are best practices that have proved and deliver results. Google featured snippet box is a form an organic content and can be availed by anybody who knows to optimize their content accordingly. Once you get the things done as per norms, you’ll have to wait and cross your fingers while Google takes it time to crawls on the content.

In this article, we are going to highlight seven best and proven practices to create content pages that can help you win Google featured snippet box.

  1. Do a Good Keyword Research
Several studies reveal that descriptive and long tail keywords tend to boost featured snippets. This is a common observation that when you type more words into the search box, there are high chances that you will see a featured snippet in the result. This clearly indicates that you need to begin with thorough keyword research otherwise you may end up doing a lot of efforts without seeing the actual results.

The key to begin with more of the question-type search investigation and your headings should include words like What, Why, When, How, etc. These keywords are most comfortable to detect. According to a not too long ago article (2015) by Eric Enge at Stone Temple Consulting, almost 19% of searches using a question result in the featured snippet on the first SERP. Generally, these inquiries fall into the following categories:

        How does
        Why Does
        How do
        How can
        How to
        What is

  1. Format The Content Artistically
The next thing is to format the content the way Google likes it and the first thing you can do is by making sure that your heading tag is an entire search query. Having that being done, format your content in a user-friendly way and your answers should include.

        Texts
        Points
        Graphs and tables
        Numbered lists
        Bullet points
        Steps
        Charts
        Good Images

A Well formatted content may make it less demanding for algorithms to decide if your content is fit for the feature. In addition to that, take the most important part of your content upfront so that visitors get the basic understanding right there.

In the example below, a popular B2B company, FME has got its product featured in the snippet against the keyword, Magento layaway partial payment. FME has briefly described the product in the snippet box which makes it more prone to clicks and sales.



  1. Work to provide the best answer
There is absolutely no chance that you win a featured spot without providing the best possible answer to the question. Google’s algorithm is pretty smart and you cannot get away with irrelevant information. Moreover, the content needs to be fresh and updated.

Some marketers try to be over smart and create content pages irrelevant to their niche in an attempt to land on the snippet. This is a totally wrong approach. The best thing is only to focus on few questions first, and with the things, you know.
In order to ensure that your content goes the distance and ranks well in featured snippets across the web, you need to step in the users shoes and understand what exactly he is looking for. Use buyers’ persona research, focus groups and communities and engagement analytics to analyze how to create content that is relevant to your theme and target audience.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Army Museum Lahore "A must visit place"

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Army Museum Lahore
The Pakistan Army Museum in Lahore opened its doors to the public in September 2017. The museum has been built with the aim to portray the glorious heritage and history of Pakistan. The museum depicts the history and struggles of Pakistan Movement titled ‘Rebirth of a Nation’. Besides this, the museum has several other fascinating sections displaying the Quaid, Armed Forces of Pakistan, the war history of Pakistan including the army’s fight against terrorism. Let us discover more about the museum now!

As you enter the museum, the first place to visit is the Shuhada Gallery - an epitome of sacrifice. There you will see a huge list of names (almost 20,000 Pakistan Army's Shuhada’s names) recorded year wise and in alphabetical order - so many of them, line after line of the names of the brave-hearts who have laid down their lives for this country. It is such an emotional moment for every Pakistani to see all these names, as we could not even imagine that so many of them died so that we could live our lives as free people. It is one of the most sacred places of the museum where the martyrs of my beloved land are paid tribute.

Shuhada Gallery


List of some 1965 WAR Heroes

The second major gallery is about the History of Pakistan - a marvelously displayed 9000 years of settled existence of our people and the major military related events of thousands of years. It is marvelous piece of research, history and art. An accurate depiction from ancient Pakistan to modern Pakistan. A journey from 9000 years BC to today. A gallery titled “The Rebirth of a Nation” is one of the most emotional displays that is dedicated to depicting the struggles behind how we reclaimed our freedom and the difficulties that we have encountered since 1947. The gallery also displays Military history from 1948 to till now, about Freedom fighter 1948 war, 1965 and 1971 war. In the gallery of 1965 war, there is a command post of Major Aziz Bhatti Shadeed displayed in the form of interactive art. The sculptures and the dioramas that are on display are indeed world class. This is a real some effort with no doubt!

CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF - PAKISTAN

ARMY MUSEUM LAHORE - Historical Wars

ARMY MUSEUM LAHORE - Historical Wars

ARMY MUSEUM LAHORE - Historical Wars

ARMY MUSEUM LAHORE - Historical Wars

ARMY MUSEUM LAHORE - Historical Wars


ARMY MUSEUM LAHORE - Historical Wars Items

ARMY MUSEUM LAHORE - History

Famous Muslims Rulers of India

ARMY MUSEUM LAHORE - History
ARMY MUSEUM LAHORE - Historical Wars
Indo Pak - Migration

Indo Pak Migration

Qauaid-e-Azam  Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Fatima Jinnah, Lord Mountbatten and Lady Mountbatten
Different types of weapons details

1965 Indo Pak War

1965 Indo Pak War

 Indo Pak War

 Indo Pak War

Lanc Naik Muhammad Mahfuz Shaheed - Nishan-e-Haider

 Indo Pak War

Major Shabir Shareef Shaheed - Nishan-e-Haider

Hur Mujahideen

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Are You Thinking of A Home Based Job ?

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This is a chance to update your job, If you are a stay-at-home parent. Give the required break to yourself and make money. Working from home offers great flexibility. It can help in balancing your professional life along with personal. Which means that your household duties won’t be ignored. You are able to generate income working at home and give time to your household. But, before taking this dive, you should be equipped for correcting yourself. It requires lots of discipline to work from home. The flexibility and ease of working at any time of the day can affect your home business ideas.

You need to be disciplined and identified if you like to succeed in this undertaking. It is important to prepare yourself and start out with a structured approach. Also, make arrangement for contingencies while working from home. You never know when you might require backups. For example, if your internet connection fails you, you must have usage of an area cafe or bookstore with internet connection. Likewise, once you learn your computer is not all that great and conks off frequently, it is recommended to invest in a high-quality laptop.

Make money from Home

Though it is possible to make money operating at home, it’s very important to separate your work life from your private life. Otherwise, you could get a messy home and an unpredictable income. Create some guidelines and follow them religiously. As an example, moment your coffee and meal breaks.

Don’t work continuously for extended hours. It is very important to just take breaks even although you work from home. But, you must time your breaks and return to work on time. As your attention may be distracted by it, avoid taking long and extended pauses. It’s quite simple to loose awareness when you work from home and it may be hard another in the right disposition.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Quranic Calligraphy by Asif Ghazali, A man blessed with miracle hands.

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“The beauty of writing is the tongue of the hand and the elegance of thought.”
Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib (R.A)

Calligraphy is a centuries-old ornamental decorative handwriting art. It is the art of spiritual world that reveals what’s left unsaid. It is an art of giving expression to letters in skillful and harmonious manner. It is the expression of sentiments instead of speaking. The term calligraphy hails from the Greek civilization. The term is a fusion of two Greek words- Kali and Graphia that means ‘Beautiful’ and ‘To write’ respectively.
Calligraphy By Asif Ghazali


The roots of calligraphy are from the Islamic culture, as it was introduced first by the Muslims. In Pakistan now, it is move forward to designs, visual art rather than words. It is highly recognized form of Islamic art as it is originated in the language of Holy Quran. Pakistan being a Muslim state has great potential of Islamic calligraphy as cultural term. Islamic calligraphy is the unique asset of Pakistani culture. 
Calligraphy breathes new life into words, stories and even prayers. The ability to turn something as plain as text into something that’s dynamic and eye catching is a fascinating concept. We’re exposed to calligraphy in our society a lot and because we see it so often, sometimes we forget to appreciate its beauty.

Today, we want to introduce you to the man blessed with miracle hands, Asif Ghazali. After getting retired from Pakistan Army, Asif Ghazali began mastering the art of calligraphy which was his life-long passion. Started learning from 2009, Asif finally displayed his amazing creations at an exhibition on 11th May, 2018 in Lahore.  Over 40 Quranic calligraphy pieces curated by him, were put on display. And tell you what? They were the brilliant fusions of mesmerizing color compositions and remarkable artistic skills.

                
Ghazali has been pursuing this hobby for the last 7 years and he has exhibited his work at different places across not only Pakistan but at USA and Canada as well. Asif Ghazali has an aim of reviving the old Islamic art and calligraphy which are very rich in heritage. 


HMS Khalid  (Left) with  Mr. Asif Ghazali (Right)