January 27, 2022

This Canadian Masters student won an award for promoting Muslim inclusion efforts in Quebec

What happened: On Jan 21, a masters student from McGill university, Sarah Abou-Bakr, won the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec (CCIQ) Memorial Award for her efforts to raise awareness and understanding of the Muslim experience in Quebec and Canada, overall. Details: The CCIQ Memorial Award is given each year to a McGill University student who […]

January 26, 2022

This Pakistani-Canadian journalist bought 136 year-old Ontario newspaper publication to fulfill ‘social responsibility’

What happened: On Jan 19, CBC reported a Pakistani refugee, Mohsin Abbas’ story who drove to a little village in southwestern Ontario when he discovered The Tilbury Times and a few other town newspapers in Ontario and Manitoba are ceasing publication in 2020 due to declining ad income. Abbas ended up buying the rights to […]

November 20, 2021

Sikh volunteers deliver 3,000 meals to flood victims in Canada

What happened: Sikh volunteers from a Surrey Gurudwara worked hard to deliver 3,000 meals to flood victims in British Columbia, Canada. The flood: Massive floods have wreaked havoc on the Canadian province of British Columbia. Roads got damaged and isolated numerous towns. People have been left stranded and in need of basic resources. The affectees […]

November 17, 2021

5 places selling high quality stylish jeans in under Rs.2500

Jeans that are a perfect fit may just the game changer to your entire outfit! Whether its skinny jeans, wide legged jeans, capris or even ripped jeans it is an essential to find comfortable good quality jeans that look good at the same time. If you’re tired of spending huge sums of money on one […]

April 29, 2020

Coronavirus toll crosses 1 million in the US

On Tuesday, novel coronavirus cases topped 1 million in the United States. According to a Reuters tally, the US now makes up one-third of all infections in the world.  56,500+ Americans have died due to Covid-19; state public health officials are cautioning that shortages of trained workers and materials have limited testing capacity. The number […]

April 28, 2020

A UK-Based Solicitor’s Take On The Rise In Demand For Wills

With property and share prices changing, and young people caught up in intense paranoia, demand for wills is skyrocketing. The elderly are concerned about revising old wills while young people want to prepare for an uncertain future. Solicitor Mubin Ahmed has been practicing law in the UK for almost 5 years now. This is what […]

April 27, 2020

Pakistani-Origin Shoe Brand Makes Its Mark In The White North

Who doesn’t love a good pair of shoes? We all know how it feels to step into a shiny new pair that hugs your feet and looks like a million dollars – pure bliss. Ottawa resident Taimur Ghaznavi is clearly no stranger to the concept. Four years ago, he launched his very own custom shoe […]

April 25, 2020

Pakistan asks America to allow special flights to bring Pakistanis back home

Pakistan has requested to operate special flights to bring stranded Pakistani’s in the United States back home because of the lockdown. The Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of the PIA Air Mar­shal Arshad Malik wrote to the US embassy in Islam­abad to get permission to operate PIA special flights to bring back Pakistanis stranded in the […]

April 25, 2020

Trump suspends funding to WHO

President Donald Trump has announced that funds to the World Health Organisation (WHO) have been suspended. Previously, the United States was the largest donor to the WHO but President Donald Trump has announced that funds to the World Health Organisation have been suspended. The Covid-19 drugs and vaccine plan The WHO global drugs, vaccine initiative […]

April 24, 2020

Mass burials take place in Brazil as Covid-19 cases surge

Mass burials are taking place in Brazil’s Amazon city of Manaus as local tribes are left more vulnerable to the virus. The city, with a population of about two million, is handling more than 100 burials a day which is three times the normal average. The city is home to 300 tribes who still live […]

April 24, 2020

Kenya spreads awareness about Covid-19 through graffiti art

Kenya is spreading awareness about Covid-19 safety measures through graffiti art. Six pieces of graffiti were made in Kenya and all served the purpose of public health messages. They include messages like “wash your hands,” “corona is real” alongside caricatures of the virus. Most of these pieces have been made with captions using local slang. […]

April 24, 2020

The maker of Dettol and Lysol warns Americans against injecting disinfectants into their bodies

In a press conference of Thursday, President Trump floated the idea of injecting disinfectants into the body as a means to ward off Covid-19. Trump commented, “And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets inside the lungs and it does […]

April 24, 2020

Giant asteroid flyby expected next week: Arecibo Observatory

According to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, the flyby is expected to occur on Wednesday, April 29, at 5:56 a.m. ET. The asteroid is called 52768 (1998 OR2) and it has been on NASA’s radar since 1998. The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico captured an image of the giant asteroid which will zoom within […]

April 24, 2020

Banksy’s “Girl with a Pierced Eardrum” gets updated with a face mask

The graffiti picture called “Girl with a Pierced Eardrum” has been updated with a surgical face mask, moving with the times of the Covid-19 pandemic. Banksy, an anonymous England-based street artist, created the mural of the “Girl with the Pierced Eardrum” as a satirical take on Vermeer’s original “Girl with the Pearl Earring.” However, this […]

April 24, 2020

Here’s How Two Students At Harvard Medical Decided To Fight Misinformation and Myths About COVID-19

We’re constantly being told to stay informed; it is the key to survival. But what if you have an influx of information – and no way to filter it? To address exactly this kind of issue, a group of students and teachers at Harvard Medical School took up the noble task of information dissemination. The […]

April 23, 2020

Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel resort to technology amid lockdown

Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews have taken to internet usage, which they have traditionally shunned, amid the Covid-19 lockdown. The devout religious group has made an online presence as they study, video chat and shop from the comfort of their homes. Technology and Tel Aviv’s lockdown Traditionally, rabbis of the ultra-orthodox tradition have condemned the use of […]

April 23, 2020

A new species of green pit vipers was named after Salazar Slytherin by scientists

A group of Indian researchers discovered a new species of green pit vipers and named it after Salazar Slytherin. Why Slytherin? For those who are not familiar with the background, the name derives from the Harry Potter franchise. One of the four founders of Hogwarts school was Salazar Slytherin and the symbol of the Slytherin […]

April 23, 2020

Universities in the UK will face a 50% drop in student admissions this year

A study revealed that universities will receive 230,000 fewer students this year, many of which are international candidates, due to Covid-19. Research on the impact of the coronavirus showed that this year many students are opting to postpone or abandon their higher education. This will be a serious financial blow to universities. It is reported […]

April 23, 2020

Small pieces of plastic found in Antarctic sea ice for the first time: study reveals

Scientists have detected small pieces of plastic in Antarctic sea ice for the first time. 96 pieces of plastic less than 5mm wide were found in an analysis of an ice core that was drilled in 2009. These microplastics have been previously found in snow and also on the surface of Antarctica’s waters but never […]

April 22, 2020

Britain’s oldest penguin celebrates 30th birthday

Humboldt Penguin named Rosie arrived at Yorkshire Zoo in 1990 and she celebrated her 30th birthday on April 20th. The zoo has been closed due to the coronavirus but that did not stop zookeepers from decorating Rosie’s place in the zoo with birthday banners. The head zookeeper said, “We are genuinely excited that Rosie is […]

April 22, 2020

Greta Thunberg weighs in on the 50th Earth Day

Climate activist Greta Thunberg took part in calls for a combined effort to combat Covid-19 and the climate crisis on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Due to the lockdowns that have been enforced worldwide, air and water pollution levels have drastically improved. Wildlife and marine life have reclaimed the streets and the oceans. With […]

April 22, 2020

Famines of “biblical proportions” to ensue as a result of Covid-19

The UN has stated that the world will face famines of “biblical proportions” in a matter of months. The coronavirus pandemic has worsened the hunger crisis and has put 130 million people at risk of starvation. Famines could impact “about three dozen countries” said the executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP) in an […]

April 22, 2020

Japan’s nuclear station faces threat of another tsunami

Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is assessing a government report about the threat of another tsunami headed towards its wrecked Fukushima nuclear station. Tepco is in the process of cleaning up its Fukushima Daiichi plant since it was hit by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Now, there is a chance that the plant could […]

April 21, 2020

India’s communist-run state of Kerala is effectively curbing the spread of Covid-19

While Mumbai’s cases skyrocketed, Kerala – a relatively prosperous state on the southern tip of the subcontinent – started to “flatten the curve” What is the Kerala model? The first three confirmed patients in Kerala were evacuated by the Indian government from Wuhan and quarantined during early February. Even though Kerala had one fifth of the […]

April 21, 2020

The arctic may be free of ice during the summers despite climate action

New research has shown that the loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic is now very likely before 2050 even if the carbon emissions driving the climate crisis are considerably reduced. These results are based on 40 of the latest computer models and are the best assessment so far of the future of the […]

April 21, 2020

Domestic abuse is a very real threat to women staying indoors in Afghanistan

Violence against women is prevalent in Afghanistan and with the lockdown in place, the threat domestic abuse is very real. Psychologists who work with women who are victims of domestic abuse are concerned for their clients. Violence in Herat A small group of female psychologists, doctors and health workers are the only lifeline for women […]

April 21, 2020

210 year old biggest beer fest in the world has been cancelled

Bavaria has cancelled the 210 year old Oktoberfest in order to curb the spread of the pandemic. Bavaria’s leaders have cancelled the world’s biggest beer festival due to fears that it could become a “breeding ground” for Covid-19. Oktoberfest The 210-year-old festival attracts over 6 million visitors annually and is a highlight in the German […]

April 21, 2020

Is cycling the future of transport in Milan?

Milan has designed a road scheme to give more space for cycling and walking in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Ever since the lockdown in Italy has been imposed, the traffic congestion has reduced by as much as 75 per cent and Italian officials wish to keep it that way. The Strade Aperte Plan This […]

April 21, 2020

This is how female world leaders are setting an example in handling the pandemic

“It does make you wonder what the pandemic infection and death rate would look like with more women leaders,” said Abigail Post, an assistant professor of national security and political science at Anderson University in Indiana. Female leaders all over the world have handled the pandemic in unique ways displaying strength and resolve. Prime Minister […]

April 20, 2020

Nearly 6000 people protested against Netanyahu in Tel Aviv while observing social distancing

Thousands of Israelis protested against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu whilst standing two metres apart from each other. This week, Israel has begun to relax its lockdown but protesters still observed social distancing in light of the coronavirus pandemic. How the protest was organised Organisers of the protest made sure that government regulations were followed during […]

April 20, 2020

A study has revealed that air pollution may be a “key contributor” to Covid-19 deaths

According to research, high levels of air pollution are one of the main reasons behind deaths from Covid-19. The study analysed the trend of coronavirus deaths in 66 countries including the ones which have been worst-hit by the virus. Findings The research was targeted towards observing nitrogen dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Researchers found that […]

April 20, 2020

China picks up construction of $1.7 billion lotus shaped soccer stadium

As the lockdown in China relaxes, construction of a $1.7 billion stadium has begun. The stadium is to be constructed by Guangzhou Evergrande which is a Chinese professional soccer club. The lotus flower design With an arena intended to seat 100,000 people, it will be one of the world’s largest football grounds and is designed […]

April 20, 2020

Will mechanical pollination replace dwindling bee population?

Due to climate change and the excessive use of pesticides on farmland, the population of bees has drastically fallen worldwide. Alternative methods of pollination are being sought in order to replace the bees. Mechanical pollination Tractors will pull a mast equipped with a dozen small cannons which will be able to shoot pollen at the […]

April 20, 2020

Americans push back against Covid-19 lockdown

Filled with rage over the governor of Michigan’s orders for lockdown, Trump supporters have taken to the streets to protest social distancing. In places like Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia, supporters of Trump, anti-vaccine advocates, gun rights backers and supporters of the right wing have united against lockdown measures introduced all over the country. Who are […]

April 20, 2020

Hundreds of Rohingya refugees rescued from sea by Bangladesh Coast Guard

According to the Bangladesh Coast Guard, nearly 400 Rohingya refugees who left Bangladesh by boat two months ago have been rescued at sea. For now, the refugees including men, women and children, have been taken to the United Nations Refugee Agency to be quarantined for 14 days due to Covid-19 concerns. Turned away from Malaysia […]

April 20, 2020

Novak Djokovic opposes compulsory Covid-19 vaccination

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has refused to forcefully take a vaccine for the new coronavirus. “Personally I am opposed to vaccination and I wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel,” said Djokovic. The fate of professional tennis in 2020 With major tournaments suspended […]

April 20, 2020

Belgian study reveals llama blood contains antibodies that could fight Covid-19

Scientists in Belgium have discovered that antibodies in the blood of camels, llamas and alpacas might be useful in fighting the coronavirus. The Vlaams Institute for Biotechnology, where the study is taking place explained that the antibodies “may serve as useful therapeutics during coronavirus outbreaks.” What is the feasibility of these findings?  The llamas produce […]

April 19, 2020

Master #WFH with the world’s biggest remote working conference

For many people, working from home – or #WFH – is a relatively new concept – or a change they have had to adapt to due to Covid-19 and the ensuing social distancing measures. The shift from physical workspaces, which seemed daunting at first, is now allowing people to experience work in ways that wasn’t […]

April 18, 2020

British Muslims turn to video calls in preparation of observing Ramadan in lockdown

For many Muslims, the month of Ramadan is a time of togetherness and spiritual solidarity and for British Muslims, the pandemic will not change that. On March 16, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) suspended all congregational activities at mosques and Islamic centres in the UK. Ramadan in lockdown Like in other religions, Muslims will […]

April 18, 2020

Another birthday marred by Covid-19: Queen Elizabeth II

For her 94th birthday, the Queen has decided to keep celebrations on the down low in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The Queen will not be celebrating her birthday as usual this year with royal gun salutes all over the UK. The basic salute is 21 rounds, fired at 10-second intervals.  In some parks, extra […]

April 18, 2020

Beer may not be fizzy anymore – here’s why

A shortage of supplies of carbon dioxide from ethanol plants might result in shortages of beer and soda which are considered essentials for many American households. Ethanol has experienced a significant drop in production due to the decline in demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Why is there a shortage? Ethanol is closely […]

April 18, 2020

Germany warmly welcomes young Syrian and Afghan refugees

Germany has received 47 unaccompanied refugee children flying in from Greece’s overcrowded refugee camps. Germany previously took in a group of 12 which arrived in Luxembourg on Wednesday and the second group arrived on Saturday. “Germany is sticking to its promise” In a pledge signed by 10 EU nations including Germany, countries agreed to host […]

April 18, 2020

Europe’s strictest lockdown takes a toll on children’s mental health

Spain had enforced the strictest lockdown in all of Europe restricting children from playing outside their homes. Parents grow more and more concerned about the toll the lockdown is taking on the mental health of their children. Children’s mental and physical health amidst lockdown The Spanish government enforced a near-total lockdown on 14 March, ordering […]

April 17, 2020

7 ways to greet people without shaking hands

American immunologist and physician Dr Fauci has declared the handshake dead in light of the coronavirus pandemic. However, there are plenty of alternatives out there! Raise your eyebrows and flash a smile In Somoa, anthropologists found that this was a common greeting that did not require physical touch. With a contagion on the loose, this […]

April 17, 2020

Google is blocking 18 million Covid-19 scam emails every day

According to Google, scammers are sending 18 million scam emails to Gmail accounts daily. The coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in phishing attacks in which hackers trick users into revealing personal data. Phishing attacks Accounts posing as World Health Organisation (WHO) are becoming rampant as panic about the virus spreads. Clicking on these […]

April 17, 2020

NASA: An exoplanet 300 light-years away could be home to life

Just 300 light years away, an earth-like exoplanet has been discovered by NASA. Receiving about 75 per cent of the Sun’s light, this planet might have a temperature quite similar to that of Earth. These mild conditions make it habitable enough to support liquid water. While there have been exoplanets which have been more similar […]

April 16, 2020

Rare zonkey spotted in Kenya

A rare zonkey has been spotted in Kenya with its mother. A “zonkey” is a cross between a zebra and a donkey. A wildlife charity called Sheldrick Wildlife Trust reported that the mother zebra had ventured beyond the boundaries of Tsavo East National Park and settled herself into a cattle herd. It was in this […]

April 16, 2020

Prime Minister and ministers in New Zealand take 20% pay cut to tackle Covid-19 impact

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern along with ministers in her government and public service chief executives will take a 20 per cent pay cut for the next six months in order to combat the negative economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Ardern commented, “This is where we can take action and that […]

April 14, 2020

China’s #MeToo Movement in the midst of Covid-19

An 18 year old’s story of sexual assault at the hands of an influential lawyer in China has lit a new fire in the #MeToo Movement in China. The successful businessman was granted guardianship of the young woman when she was just 14, after which the abuse started. The victim came out with her story […]

April 14, 2020

Students in Gaza learn music online as schools close down

As social distancing is implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus, music students in Gaza City have now switched to online classes. While some students feel that online instruction brings its own set of challenges, others are glad that they can continue their lessons. An instructor at Gaza Music Institute stated, “The challenges we […]

April 14, 2020

Cigar-shaped asteroid to pay a visit to our solar system

A active cigar-shaped asteroid is due to enter our solar system since its last visit in 2017. This dark, reddish interstellar was named ‘Oumuamua’ after the Hawaiian word for messenger and it had scientists scratching their heads. One of the main reason being that its properties resemble a comet more than an asteroid. For instance, […]

April 14, 2020

Windows turn red in Colombia as citizens ask for aid

Since Colombia imposed a lockdown in light of the coronavirus, many residents have become unemployed. This has created many financial problems for Columbians who must wait out the lockdown scheduled to continue till at least April 13th. In the city of Soacha, the mayor’s office has encouraged people to place a red cloth outside of their […]

April 13, 2020

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio lit up to honor doctors

In the spirit of Easter Sunday, Rio decided to pay homage to doctors and medical professionals working on the front lines against the coronavirus. The Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking all of Rio was lit up to look like a doctor in a coat and stethoscope yesterday night. Flags of countries most affected by the […]

April 6, 2020

Haunting images show lonely funerals of Covid-19 patients from around the world

The coronavirus pandemic has left humanity utterly helpless. Not only are we helpless to stop the spread of the disease, we are also unable to console our loved ones in their last moments. The pandemic is preventing people from burying our loved ones as per cultural norms and rituals. During this time, families and friends […]

April 2, 2020

These chefs are fighting the pandemic with Covid-19 themed food

When you think about comfort food, Covid-19 themed cookies and burgers are the last things that come to mind. But a few chefs are turning to humour to help cope with the scale of what we are currently facing. Hopefully, these pictures will bring a smile to your face! Toilet humour to the rescue  The […]

April 2, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 vs. Covid-19 – Outbreak terms explained

The coronavirus pandemic came hand in hand with an overwhelming amount of information. Every day, we’re faced with new medical terms, public health measures and more. Here’s a glossary of all the terms you need to be up to date with during the pandemic. We’ll keep adding to the list as more things pop up. […]

April 1, 2020

In Covid-19 struck New York, the Manhattan elite are using a limo service to deliver mail

The ongoing pandemic has made many things clear, one of which is the stark disparity in how Covid-19 is impacting the poor as compared to those of means-especially those belonging to the coveted one percent. But as rich Manhattanites fled to their Hampton sanctuaries, escaping New York’s Covid-19 crisis, they forgot one thing: their mail. […]

April 1, 2020

Experts from Harvard and Yale explain how long the coronavirus survives on different surfaces

A recent report from the CDC from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that Coronavirus RNA was found on the Diamond Princess ship 17 days after the passengers had vacated the premises-the news is making may question what the risks are when it comes to handling “high-touch” surfaces. In conversation with The […]

March 31, 2020

Covid-19 has taken more lives in the US than 9/11

According to US state and county health agencies, the coronavirus death toll in America has crossed 3,000 – a number which is unfortunately much higher than the number of lives lost in the 9/11 terror attacks – and the tally is still increasing. Health officials are warning that Covid-19 could kill as many as 200,000 […]

March 31, 2020

Is Houseparty safe? Users blame the app for their Netflix and Spotify accounts being hacked

Houseparty’s popularity has surged during a time when people are separated from friends and loved one due to social distancing, self-isolation, quarantines and lockdowns. The app initially launched in 2016 after which it was acquired by Epic Games in 2019. From mid-February to mid-March Houseparty’s downloads surged by 2000%. Recently though, many users took to […]

March 31, 2020

Fear Reigns Supreme As People Begin To Suspect The Worst

As this global crisis continues, we face another difficult conundrum: Are people now unconsciously gearing themselves up for something darker on the horizon? Grappling with distressing food shortages, rampant paranoia, and a global fast-spreading disease is a lot to take on at once. As a result, prison riots have broken out in several countries: a […]

March 21, 2020

How to keep your kids safe during the pandemic

As schools close around the world, families are spending more time in close quarters. Three experts, Dr John Carl, pediatric pulmonologist at Cleveland Clinic, Dr Akiko Iwasaki, professor of immunology at Yale University and Dr Gregory Poland, vaccine expert and internal medicine physician at the Mayo Clinic, spoke to The Guardian on how kids and […]

March 21, 2020

Woman arrested for breaking quarantine in Quebec

Quebec City police have arrested a woman, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, for being out in the city’s Limoilou neighbourhood despite being under a quarantine order. The woman, who is potentially contagious, was arrested at around 2 p.m. ET Friday while out for a stroll, by order of the regional public health authority.  The […]

March 21, 2020

Second dog tests positive for coronvirus in Hong Kong

A second pet dog in Hong Kong has repeatedly tested positive for the Covid-19 virus after its owner was confirmed as being infected, the government said. The German Shepherd living in the Pok Fu Lam area on Hong Kong Island was sent for quarantine along with another mixed-breed dog from the same residence, the Agriculture, Fisheries and […]

March 21, 2020

Netflix establishes $100 million coronavirus relief fund amid work stoppage

In an incredible show of both solidarity and generosity, Netflix has established a coronavirus relief fund that will distribute $100 million to entertainment industry workers who have lost their jobs amid the industry-wide shutdown stemming from the coronavirus. Trade reports have indicated that at least 120,000 people are expected to be affected by the current […]

March 20, 2020

Another myth down the drain: You can’t cure coronavirus by having a hot bath

As the coronavirus spreads through the world, so do the wild myths and theories about how to prevent and cure the illness. The latest myth that is circulating on Twitter and among the WhatsApp conspiracy theorists, is the notion that heat, applied to the skin, or taking a hot bath will kill the virus. To […]

March 20, 2020

COVID-19: New data shows almost 40 percent of patients hospitalised in the U.S were aged between 20 to 54

New C.D.C. (Centre for Disease Control) data shows that nearly 40 percent of patients which were hospitalised because of the virus were of the age 20 to 54. Although risk of dying still remains significantly higher in older people. Know more Latest data suggests that Americans of all age groups are under threat, and not […]

March 19, 2020

We might have to practice social distancing for more than a year

Life in Pakistan is changing drastically. We’re physically distanced from our favorite people, we’re avoiding going to our favourite hangout spots, and many are financially strained or out of work. Online classes, trapped in the four walls of our own houses, no hugs, no handshakes- this has become our reality. The response to the Covid-19 pandemic is […]

March 18, 2020

Yes, there is positive news around COVID-19

The last few weeks, there’s been nothing on the news other than coronavirus. And rightfully so. Because the virus is spreading rapidly and measures need to be taken to curb it. However, along with legit reporting there has been so much fake news circulating which has caused mass hysteria and panic. Everyone is pitching in […]

March 18, 2020

All the companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine and what we know about them so far

On Monday, for the first time since the pandemic started, a human trial of a potential vaccine to COVID-19 was carried out in a medical centre in Seattle. The vaccine was developed by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company Moderna.  What we know about Moderna Moderna is possibly the first […]

March 18, 2020

TikTok is not for the ugly & poor; Social media platform tried filtering videos based on looks and class

TikTok moderators were told to suppress videos from users who appeared too ugly, poor or disabled, as part of the company’s efforts to curate an aspirational air in the videos it promotes, according to new documents published by the Intercept. The documents detail how moderators for the social video app were instructed to select content for […]

March 18, 2020

A positive sign: Apple reopens all of it’s stores in China

The last few weeks, there’s been nothing on the news other than coronavirus. And rightfully so. Because the virus is spreading rapidly and measures need to be taken to curb it. However, along with legit reporting there has been so much fake news circulating which has caused mass hysteria and panic. Everyone is pitching in […]

March 18, 2020

103-year-old Chinese woman recovers from coronavirus

The last few weeks, there’s been nothing on the news other than coronavirus. And rightfully so. Because the virus is spreading rapidly and measures need to be taken to curb it. However, along with legit reporting there has been so much fake news circulating which has caused mass hysteria and panic. Everyone is pitching in […]

March 18, 2020

China closes all its coronavirus hospitals due to less new cases

The last few weeks, there’s been nothing on the news other than coronavirus. And rightfully so. Because the virus is spreading rapidly and measures need to be taken to curb it. However, along with legit reporting there has been so much fake news circulating which has caused mass hysteria and panic. Everyone is pitching in […]

March 18, 2020

South Korea sees a decline in number of cases reported in a day

The last few weeks, there’s been nothing on the news other than coronavirus. And rightfully so. Because the virus is spreading rapidly and measures need to be taken to curb it. However, along with legit reporting there has been so much fake news circulating which has caused mass hysteria and panic. Everyone is pitching in […]

March 18, 2020

First dog to test positive for coronavirus has died in Hong Kong

The first known dog to test positive for the coronavirus has reportedly died in Hong Kong after apparently recovering from the disease, according to local media. The pooch, a 17-year-old Pomeranian dog, passed away this Monday after being returned home to its owner following a government quarantine and a negative test for the virus, the […]

March 18, 2020

Hindu nationalist group hosts cow urine drinking party to fight off coronavirus

A Hindu Nationalist group recently hosted a cow urine drinking party this Saturday believing it would ward off coronavirus. The event was hosted by a far right hindu group called the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (All India Hindu Union) at its headquarters in Delhi. It was attended by around 200 people. The organisers hope to host […]

March 17, 2020

The last Jews of Pakistan

Pakistan is home to several religious minorities, notably the Hindus, Sikhs and Christians. It is also home to a tiny 200 member Jewish community which is scattered all over the country. This is their story. First Look Pakistan’s small Jewish community gained attention when a Pakistani Jew, Fishel Benkhald, was reportedly allowed to undertake a […]

March 17, 2020

In pictures: World’s first human trial of a COVID-19 vaccine

The first human clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine was administered Monday. Four volunteers were given their first of two shots of the vaccine. Forty-five volunteers are expected to participate in this trial. The vaccine won’t be available to the general public for at least a year as it’s tested for safety and efficacy. The […]

March 17, 2020

Scientists have found more than 100 tiny worlds hidden in the Solar System

Astronomers have spotted hundreds of tiny worlds lurking in the deep, dark outer reaches of the solar system, beyond the orbit of Neptune. These minor planets, known as trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), “are relics of major dynamical events among and beyond the giant planets,” according to a study published this week in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. More details […]

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March 17, 2020

Corona Pyaar Hai – Love & Drugs in the time of Coronavirus

He sent the letter two days ago.  “I’m coming home. There’s too much noise here.” That was it. Short and concise. He didn’t wait for a reply. He had lived outside of Pakistan for 7 years now in one of the Gulf states. He’d been around his home town in Karachi, but the nature of […]

March 17, 2020

Google makes premium version of Hangouts Meet free as more people work remotely

Google is giving everybody free access to its advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing features for free until July 1, as businesses and schools have been impacted by the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.  Google announced the news in a blog post , saying that “as more employees, educators, and students work remotely in response to the spread of COVID-19, we […]

March 17, 2020

Blame game: US, China accuse each other of coronavirus fear-mongering

The United States and China on Monday each demanded that the other stop smearing its reputation over the novel coronavirus as Donald Trump referred to the pathogen as the “Chinese Virus.” Trump’s allies had previously referred to the pandemic as the “Chinese coronavirus”, but the tweet marks the first time the president said it himself. […]

March 16, 2020

COVID-19:This person was just denied an Uber ride due to his ethnicity in Downtown Toronto

Alvis Kernel, a Canadian resident with roots in Hong Kong, was reportedly denied a seat in the uber due to his Asian ethnicity as mass hysteria kicks in

March 13, 2020

Canadian PM Trudeau and His Wife Sophie in Self-Isolation As They Await Coronavirus Test Results

“Having recently returned from a speaking engagement in London, U.K., the Prime Minister’s wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau began exhibiting mild flu-like symptoms including a low fever late last night……. She is self-isolating at home awaiting test results, and her symptoms have since subsided.” The Canadian Prime Minister Office released a statement today. Know more Prime […]

March 11, 2020

UK Health minister has tested positive for coronavirus

United Kingdom Health minister Nadine Dorries says she has tested positive for coronavirus. Currently, she’s self-isolating. The United Kingdom has reported 373 cases in total as yet.

March 2, 2020

NASA wants students’ help designing tech for the Moon and Mars missions

NASA has reached out to everyone — including school students — in a bid to make its Moon and Mars missions a success, tech website End Gadget reported. According to the publication, NASA commenced a new round of its Moon to Mars Exploration Systems and Habitation Academic Innovation Challenge (M2M X-Hab) that challenges university students to study […]

February 22, 2020

The memo of not-Hasan-Minaj

I am a brown muslim guy living in Mississauga, you know, basically every other Hasan Minaj type – fade, heavy trimmed beard (to avoid it being mistaken as a religous affectation) Adidas sneakers and plain t-shirts.  My problems are the run of the mill sort, the ones you except a second generation immigrant living in a welfare state to have. Except this […]

February 19, 2020

The first time I smoked weed

Disclaimer: Cannabis can be addictive and may have adverse effects on health. The drug is illegal in Pakistan. Can we please, just for once, have fun reading this story rather than debating the morality of smoking up? Would it appease your soul if I said it was a fictional account? Fine, then. For the religious police and aunty’s out there, this […]

January 19, 2020

The Halal Haram Ratio Chp 3 – Test Your Shit

In 2014, I was very much into that EDM and music festival scene. I still remember my first rave at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, ‘Armin Intense Tour’. I was blown away by the amazing visual, live performances and the deep bass music. It was like nothing I had ever seen before and since then […]

January 16, 2020

The Halal Haram Ratio Chp 2 – ‘Cannabis is halal though’

Alcohol is HARAM. That is the one true monotonic pillar of Islam every Muslim will abide by regardless of the copious amounts of cannabis or LSD they consume. Every substance that inhibits behavior falls into this grey area of Halal but alcohol is the one true corruptor of souls.  I don’t take offense to what […]

January 14, 2020

The Halal Haram Ratio Chp. 1 – My Awkward Rishta Date

After days of back and forth, mother agreed to let me take this girl out to coffee. I have never spoken to this person, I was told exchanging phone numbers was out of this question. All I knew is that she is studying to be a doctor. I agree to these Rishta dates to keep […]