Raacikh Asghar

  • Not every nineteen year old has the audacity to get hit by a tragedy and move on like nothing ever happened. Hamza Khurram not only took on such a tragedy but channeled all the resulting negative energy into creating a platform that would help people face such similar challenges. Hamza, started to ...

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  • In a uni-dimensional society like ours, if you are able to woo people with your skills, you're considered a hero. If you're able to breathe fire, you're considered a mentor and if you have a way with words, you're a boss, otherwise you're just one of the few 'sane' Pakistanis left out there. Being ...

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  • A selection dilemma is not new when it comes to Pakistan cricket. Pakistani selectors have always had difficulties in choosing the right players for the right formats and whilst some players went on to cement their place permanently in the team, others were not lucky enough to prolong their careers ...

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  • Even long after we are gone, 30th October 2011, will be marked in history as the turning point of Pakistani politics. Not solely because of the fact that hundreds of thousands of justice-hungry protestors filled up the historic Minar-e-Pakistan ground on a single call but also because of the ...

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  • Temperament is not a word often associated with us Pakistanis. We like whatever excites us the most. In other words, passion is what drives us and adrenaline is what keeps us alive. There is never a dull moment in the life of a Pakistani. I guess that’s just how it is. But sometimes (almost ...

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  • Many footballers come and go, some perform, some disappoint but there will always be a bunch of exciting young talent to watch out for at every tournament. This year is no different. The European Championships are just around the corner and will serve as a great opportunity for the following ...

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  • Words simply cannot do justice to the man that was well and truly the greatest of all time. Muhammad Ali was the definition of an underdog, a fighter, a believer, a warrior, a poet, and a champion! He was everything moulded into one. Starting off with his dancing feet and ending each round with his ...

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  • Mike Tyson, one of the greatest boxers of all time, once said: “My opponents lose the fight before they even got hit. I knew how to beat these guys psychologically even before I got into the ring with them. I walk around the ring and never take my eyes off my opponent. I keep my eyes on him ...

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  • The events of the recent past have suddenly sparked a war on social media. The discussion on whether or not same-sex marriage should be allowed has divided us into three groups; the so called ‘Liberals’ who support it, the ‘Keyboard Mujaahideen’ who speak against it and the ...

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  • There comes a time in the life of every average teenager when he or she has to make some very tough and life changing decisions in different shapes or forms. Problems may vary from region to region, from caste to caste and from person to person. But what every teenager has in common is the problem ...

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  • Leg spin is an art only few have managed to master. But those who have done so have been treated as nothing short of heroes and legends back in their homelands. If you’re a leg spinner there is a very fine line between getting hit for boundaries bowling the wrong line, and bagging wickets by ...

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  • There was once a time when everything we did, had meaning. All the laughs were real, the tears were heavy, the sorrow was inevitable and the happiness was shared between the people we cared about the most. This was the time when nothing was "wireless". Then, as time passed, gadgets became ...

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  • As the moonlight illuminates the city sky, the pilgrims engage in intense prayer asking forgiveness from their Lord, shedding tears of sadness and joy simultaneously, until their eyes are numb and their faces glow. They face the Ka'bah to quench their thirst and fulfil their desires. The Ka'bah is ...

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  • Cricket has been a part of our lives for as long as we can remember. The sport has offered each and every one of us some very exciting times, some tough times and even some sad times. Whether it’s Akhtar's potent fast bowling or Tendulkar's glorious drives, the supporters just can't get ...

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  • Pakistan is a land where the elite rule and the less privileged seek opportunity of mere survival. It is not a surprise, then, that the state of Pakistan's most beloved game, cricket, is also no different. Even though cricket is nothing short of a religion to us Pakistanis, yet, sadly, it is ...

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  • Fire in belly, hunger in eyes and the target in its mind. That is the arsenal, a cornered tiger possesses. This is what the doctor must have ordered when Pakistan faced the eventual World Cup winners, Australia in the quarterfinals. This was definitely the recipe to attain success on the day. But ...

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