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Jeanette Khan

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Education + Experience = Unemployed

(10) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 3:03 PM

Zachary Karabell recently wrote an article for, where he said, "there is no crisis of employment for those with college degrees..." Well, I beg to differ; my story shows that education and experience do not always equal employment, no matter what society has led you to believe....

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Converting Tea-Lovers Into Coffee-Lovers

(2) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 2:36 PM

The Indian-subcontinent, in particular Pakistan, has been a tea-drinking country since before the British made tea popular in the West. Tea is consumed throughout the day and often served accompanied with samosas and various sweets like golabjamins or cookies. Most offices have chai wallas or tea boys who serve workers...

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Let's Talk About Sex Baby, Let's Talk About Sex in Pakistan

(9) Comments | Posted April 24, 2009 | 4:59 PM

I'm a red-blooded woman. I'm comfortable talking about sex and all aspects regarding it. As a full-fledged member of the Millennials, I'm accustomed to asking people "Are you a virgin?"

In Pakistan there is no such thing as sex-education. People mostly learn about sex through their married friends or...

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An Unexpected Blast

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2008 | 3:21 PM

I was flipping through the channels with the maids or baji's (literal translation: sister) as we say in Urdu. We were looking for an Indian movie to watch. Only two words caught my eye -- "blast Lahore." I grabbed the remote out of one of the maid's hand and flipped...

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Driving in Pakistan: Can You Handle It?

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2008 | 4:08 AM

Driving in Pakistan is like purposely courting death. Vehicles whiz by right and left without paying much attention to others.

It's a very common sight to see Mercedes driving next to donkey carts, fast motorcycles next to buses full of people, and huge jeeps next to tiny rickshaws.

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Loadshedding: The Lights Went Out Again

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2008 | 9:22 AM

I'm internet surfing when suddenly the clock strikes 5:00 a.m., and the lights go out. "Ugh," I say out loud. "Not again." I count the number of hours it's been since the last outage. Two. Guess we're back to the electricity going every two hours yet again, I think to...

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A Typical Pakistani Eid

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2008 | 10:07 AM

The Muslim calendar is based on the lunar system. Like the Gregorian calendar, the Islamic calendar has twelve months. During the ninth month, Ramadan, Muslims fast for thirty days from dawn to dusk. In Urdu the word for fasting is roza. People eat breakfast or sehri before dawn. At dusk...

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