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I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

China's Richest Man Unveils Plan To Take Down Disney

This weekend China’s massive real estate and entertainment conglomerate, Dalian Wanda, is unveiling the first of a series of “Wanda Cities”. The company, headed by China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin, has overtly taken aim at the foreign entertainment and theme park interloper, Disney (who are slated …

China

Amazon launches monthly video streaming service to rival Netflix

Netflix just got a brand new and extremely powerful competitor: Amazon.<p>On Sunday, the company launched a new, stand-alone service called Prime Video …

The 10 Best New History Books: Today in Critical Linking

<i>From Mary Beard on Ancient Rome to tales of Soviet espionage, delve into the past with these recently published works.</i><p>I see fewer books lists about …

On the (book)shelf ‹ The Friday Times

<b>End of the Past</b> <b><br>Nadeem Farooq Paracha</b> <b><br>Vanguard Books (hardback), 2016</b> <b><br>PRs 995</b><p>End of the Past is a documentation of how the consequences of various …

The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?

In 12 of 16 past cases in which a rising power has confronted a ruling power, the result has been bloodshed.<p>When Barack Obama meets this week with Xi Jinping during the Chinese president’s first state visit to America, one item probably won’t be on their agenda: the possibility that the United …

Geopolitics

Saudi Arabia is worried – and not just about its king

Extreme caution has long been the watchword of Saudi monarchs: caution in foreign policy, and caution especially when it comes to internal change. Since 2005, when the king nervously decided it was safe to allow elections for half the members of municipal councils (the other half were to be …

Middle East

The Prospects for Reform in Islam

The rise of global Islamism in the form of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) will pose a major challenge to the security of …

How far left of Partition? ‹ The Friday Times

Where did the Communist Party of India (CPI) stand on the issue of the country’s freedom from the British … and its partition into India and Pakistan?<p>…

Bhutto's return sparks assassination fears

Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto fears that retired army officers may be plotting to assassinate her after her return home next Thursday, she has told the Guardian.<p>Ms Bhutto already faces threats from Baitullah Masood, a Taliban commander who has vowed to deploy suicide bombers …

How to get the UN’s top job in 9 easy steps

Nine men have been Secretary-General. Eight of them managed to convince the 15 members of the Security Council that they were the right fit for the …

Gojal: Where Pakistan begins

It’s the second week of November. There is a tremendous silence around me; snowflakes fall gently from the sky. The day is so white — there’s no …

China to build $2bn Iran-Pakistan pipeline - media

The final deal is to be signed during the long-sought visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Islamabad in April, the Wall Street Journal reported …

Smokers’ Corner: Once upon a Saudi king

Illustration by Abro<p>A few years ago while attending a media conference in Dubai, I had an interesting conversation with a delegate from Egypt.<p>He was …

Senators want increase in age-limit for CSS exam candidates

ISLAMABAD: The Senate urged the government on Thursday to immediately do necessary legislation for increasing the age-limit of candidates appearing …

The first Pakistani?

Ever since the early 1970s, the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), has been frequently organising ‘Yaum Babul Islam’ — an event in which the party celebrates the …

What is Your Best Weapon?

Last week, I was in northern Uganda where I had the opportunity to talk with some people about the security issues they are facing in their country, …

Self Defense

'Pakistani culture': Who made who?

What is ‘Pakistani culture?’ We keep hearing about it but struggle to define it in a manner that is convincing enough for it to bag a nod of …

Nadeem Farooq Paracha on Twitter: "My study now bursting at the seams. No place left to park my books. Knowledge demanding more space ... http://t.co/DIguG7SsJH"

Replying to @<b>NadeemfParacha</b><p>@<b>NadeemfParacha</b> Now get the garden goingpic.twitter.com/EtHRFcXQ6x<p>0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes

Us and them

While watching (on TV) a mob of Pakistani Christian protesters go on a rampage in Lahore after the suicide terror attacks on two churches last …

Terrorism of all hue ‹ The Friday Times

Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah has been turning in his grave for decades. All his life Mr Jinnah fought for the rights and protection of the Muslim …

Why the 'science' we study is not really science

Lately, Pakistan seems to have started taking baby steps towards shining on the scientific horizon. We have a Nobel Prize in Physics to our credit, …

Seamers, Sarfraz inspire as rampant Pakistan sink South Africa

AUCKLAND: A hostile trio of Pakistan left-arm fast bowlers took full advantage of a pitch freshened by rain to hand pre-tournament favourites South …

Political Forecast 2015 ‹ The Friday Times

If 2014 was a bad year for Pakistan because of terrorism, political instability and civil-military tensions, the outlook for 2015 is cautiously …

The Northern Savannah (edited)

Smokers’ Corner: A commercial break

The most recent battle on social media between supporters of civil society members who are picketing to oust ‘hate-mongers’ from TV news channels and …

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The deleted bits from Fatima Jinnah's 'My Brother'

The sub-continent's histories may well be one of the most misled and misinterpreted ones in the world.<p>Part of the reason for that is, most histories …

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