• Monday, June 4, 2012

    The Emily Chappell

    - a cycle courier takes on the world

  • After three weeks in the country, my father concluded that Pakistan is a wonderful place, but it doesn’t make life very easy for the foreign traveler. And I have to agree. I’ve fallen more heartily in love with Pakistan than I have anywhere else I’ve travelled so far (although Iran and Turkey offer stiff competition), but this is also the country where I’ve spent the most time being held up, turned back, diverted, detained, accosted, arrested, escorted and invited to drink interminable cups of tea with very charming policemen, when really I’d rather be on my bike.

  • Sunday, June 10, 2012

    "The Girl

    with the Dragon Tattoo": Swede Annelli Wester to spend a night on top of Gasherbrum-1

  • Disabilities may be a matter of concern for some who go through the various discrepancies in life in attempts to coup with the disadvantages and discrimination.

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    Late arrival: Mangoes

    bear the burnt of extended winters this year

  • Mangoes are grown in the southern districts of Punjab and almost all of Sindh but the two provinces do not share the same season of ripening.

  • Friday, June 22, 2012

    KPK Goverment requested

    to relax NOC requirements for foreign tourists in Chitral

  • This is with reference to a news report carried on June 9. It is going to give a rude shock to the people of Chitral. The last time they got one was when the government declared Sharia in Chitral when Sufi Mohammad asked for it in Swat.

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Romanians hit

    hard by a 300metre Avalanche on Diamir Face of Nanga Parbat

  • The Pakistan climbing season has already kicked off as the "Killer Mountain" swings back in action with no fewer than two climbing teams working on two different faces. Being world's ninth highest and second deadliest mountain in the world, Nanga Parbat soars to an unfathomable height of 8,125m above sea level and marks the culmination of the Western off-shoot of the Himalayas.

  • Saturday, June 30, 2012

    Italian Archeologist Luca

    Olivieri returns to Swat for the preservation of Buddhist Statues destroyed by Taliban

  • As the restive Swat valley continues its struggle back to normalcy after a decade long atrocious rule of the Taliban, Italian Archeologist Luca Olivieri Is back with his usual aplomb and from what one gathers from his sturdy disposition, is undoubtedly a “Man on a Mission”.