Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Year By Gone - 2011

2011 - well...the year Saif's Den was born

2012 is being purported as the year when the world will come to an end, which we love to hate and disbelief. However, 2011 proved to be a handful of a year for a number of reasons. Let’s take a look at the events and stories that made headlines.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Rally of the Decade

As unpredictable as Karachi is, the day of Quaid-e-Azam's birthday also started in that same fashion. For a rally that had been announced well in advance to all and sundry, critiques and oppositions wanted to spoil the party for every one by creating ripples in the city, like the PM of Pakistan did when he hastily organized a ceremony at Quaid-e-Azam's Mazar, much late by their set schedule, or by fueling news of Airport shutdown and flights being barred to fly in and out from the airport.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fall of Yet Another Pillar

Our new national airline?

It seems like this present government has taken an oath to squash every desire or realization that Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had when he saw Pakistan come into existence. There have been numerous examples in the last 4 years of their governance where these imbeciles have choked and strangled every institution to its death. We have seen law enforcement agencies being completely ineffective, the education system is in tatters, an age-old railway system is on its last leg, and now the government have set their eyes - or perhaps had it the day they came in to power – on the national airliners of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Basic Guide to Online Safety

In this growing age of machines, technology and internet, it has been often argued that it gives an option to make life easier and less arduous for its users on various counts but then also leaves a dilemma of preying eyes, stalkers, unwanted visitors and, more importantly, hackers.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

An Expensive Pile-up

A day to rue for those who love cars but then you don't necessarily have to be a car-lover for this either. A seemingly normal petrol-head meet-up went awry when as much as 14 cars met a fateful end in Japan. The 14 cars that crashed to their own deaths included (hold your breath!) eight Ferraris, one Lamborghini Diablo and three Mercedes-Benz and Nissan Skyline GT-R in what is being described as an expensive pile-up. According to some estimates, the worth of the pile-up may well be around $1 million to as much as $4 million. Trust me, that hurts.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Nothing gets more nerve wreck- thrilling than a race against time, with a game of life and death involved and that too of an innocent teenage girl. And trust me; this line up doesn’t get more gripping than when it is coming from Karin Slaughter. Fractured is suspense personified as a novel that has enough power to keep you hooked all night and has all the qualities of a good story.