Meet the Pakistani who is reinventing the Internet. Well kind of!


On Wednesday, Facebook announced “Wedge”. For layman, think of it as a crucial hardware device that transports Internet information between machines (like a networking switch). What you don’t know is that Wedge is part of the Open Compute Project (OCP) which is being led by Najam Ahmad, the director of Technical Operations at Facebook. Najam, […]

What Pakistan can learn from the Brazuca!

Pakistan beat out rivals China and India to produce the Adidas Brazuca, the official ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

“Sialkot has balls in Brazil”, that’s what I read as I was going through my Facebook feed a few weeks ago and that’s about time when I found out that it had something to do with Barazuka – the official ball for the WorldCup 2014. It happens that Barazuka, the official football for the WorldCup, […]

Ideas worth spreading at 3500m


I have good memories with the north (Gilgit-Baltistant). Mostly because I have actually had the opportunity to live in Skardu (2,200m) for almost 4 years while I was admitted to a boarding school (“why Skardu of all the places”, you ask? let’s leave that for another time). I have been trying to find an excuse […]

Thoughts on The First Marketeer


I have always been intrigued by the origins of marketing and to me it seems that the serpent (from the Garden of Eden) was the first marketeer with a plan to sell and a story to support it. Marketing begins with creating demand through the power of storytelling and the serpent did exactly that. It […]

How Open Education is changing the World!


In the past couple of decades many ideas and products have caused a disruptive innovation and have contributed to the world economy. Here are a couple of examples: television, flash drives, tele-health, cloud computing, supersonic transport, touch-phones etc. Means it is totally safe to say that every industry such as communication, media, news, computers, healthcare, […]