Beautiful Pakistan πŸ‡΅πŸ‡°

Independence day is not only a celebration day but a tick tick reminder for us to represent this beautiful homeland in a most positive way.

Every single step counts. Every small thing matters. Every online post represents. πŸ‡΅πŸ‡°

So, today I’ll share 5 posts from my Instagram feed which I feel, show some beautiful aspects of Pakistan.

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5 best TED Talks for Teachers/Parents/Educationists

August is here already. Schools, colleges & universities are reopening after vacations. Everyone is gearing up to start a perfect session. But, here I say it. If you are a teacher, parent, educationist or affiliated to educational institute in any way, you must watch these TED talks which can surely make these sessions perfect for students:

  1. “Every kid needs a champion” by Rita Pierson
    https://embed.ted.com/talks/rita_pierson_every_kid_needs_a_champion
  2. “The fringe benefits of failure” by J. K. Rowling
    https://www.ted.com/talks/jk_rowling_the_fringe_benefits_of_failure
  3. “The joy of lexicography” by Erin McKean
    https://embed.ted.com/talks/lang/en/erin_mckean_redefines_the_dictionary
  4. “How books can open your mind” by Lisa Bu
    https://embed.ted.com/talks/lang/en/lisa_bu_how_books_can_open_your_mind
  5. “Math class need a makeover” by Dan Meyer
    https://embed.ted.com/talks/lang/en/dan_meyer_math_curriculum_makeover

Share your favorite TED talk in comments. Happy & fun learning πŸ“š πŸ€— πŸ“” πŸ˜€ πŸ”–

Happy and fun learning
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Women and girls in sports and role of media

10 things I learned from workshop about female athletes & role of media #CoveringFemaleSports

Last month, I participated in a workshop organized by Right to Play (Pakistan office) for athletes, journalists & bloggers. Initially, my plan was to talk about workshop, theme and other details. But, after giving it a thought, I opted to write about my experience and learning from this wonderful workshop. So, here you go:

  1. Sports industry is one industry that can make a society healthy, happy and fit. But, that health, happiness and fitness can’t be achieved by ignoring female sports. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈTrust me. Even if you don’t, that’s the reality.
  2. After participation in this workshop, I realized that covering female sports is an issue not only in Pakistan particularly but also a problem globally. And, this issue can only be addressed through mutual efforts. πŸ’¦ Continue reading “10 things I learned from workshop about female athletes & role of media #CoveringFemaleSports”

My first focus group discussion – Software application usability

I organized first focus group discussion (FGD) for a software application usability. It was such a good experience to get feedback from real users about app that I am already planning to organize one more. So, here are few details about FGD.Β IMG_0424

Product: Task management application

Target audience: Common people

Participants demographics: 8 participants (4 women + 4 men)

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One blogger, One post #JusticeForZainab

Dear bloggers,

We all are apologetic to Zainab because she was a part of this sick society.

But let’s not be apologetic to Zainab because our society is unaware of child abuse
Let’s not be apologetic to Zainab because our society doesn’t know about sexual abuse.
Let’s not be apologetic to Zainab because talking about sexual abuse is a taboo in our society.

Let’s break this taboo. Talk about sexual abuse. Talk about importance of sex education. Teach about good/bad touch. Encourage kids to discuss this with parents.

So, how you can help? If you are a blogger, share one blog post for #JusticeForZainab. Let’s not be apologetic. Let’s continue the chain till every single child is safe.

Saima Karim.

 

 

Small talk in METRO bus – Saa jil moments

Last week, in METRO, driver was playing this beautiful song in a different language & singing it in a slow pace. Out of curiosity, I asked him about language & singer. So, conversation went like this:
Driver: It’s a balti song & singer name is Manzoor
Me: So, are you from Skardu (Place where Balti is spoken)?
Driver: I am from Khapulu (A place near Skardu). Where are you from?
Me: I am from Hunza, Gilgit.
Driver: (Happily) Great. I went till Astore but haven’t visited Gilgit.
My stop came. Then, I said, ‘Uncle, it was good to meet you’
He gave me a flaunting smile that honestly made my day
Enjoy the song even if you don’t understand language. Music is beautiful