pinion makers are mostly analysts, writers, politicians, columnists and anchor persons amongst which the most influential are columnists and anchor persons. In the era before electronic news, columnists played the primary role in making public opinions. This was imbued in the last 10 years with anchor persons of different talk shows, who have also been the integral part of this opinion building. In a country like Pakistan, where situations are always unpredictable, people read columns and watch talk shows with keen interest. Read more
Technology Review: Calling Apps
Rapidly increasing technology gave users the freedom to communicate messages and gossips amongst their family and friends within a second. There are many applications for placing telephone calls or sending SMS text messages free for the Android platform. With the arrival of Wi-Fi Technology, making free calls with the Android phone has become easier and better. Read more
Has the US Fiscal Cliff Really Been Averted?
Tuesday saw the Republican-controlled House of Representatives agree to a deal to stave off the effects of the so-called fiscal cliff, though not until after the deadline. Many are hailing the bill as a great success, but critics are not convinced. Read more
It has become quite apparent that the ‘fiscal cliff’ is somewhat of a misnomer anyway; the $600bn increase in taxes and cuts in spending is actually relatively gradual.
Pakistan's Nuclear Capacity: A Closer Look
The nuclear capacity of a country portrays its potential to pose deterrence. Countries try to acquire nuclear power in terms of managing power balance relative to their potential and possible threats which are defined in the official declared nuclear doctrine of that country. The nuclear acquisition in South Asia by the neighbouring enemies poses a danger due to the earlier history of wars. The historical ground the rivalling neighbours have has evidently been creating an “image” for the official acknowledgment of acquiring nuclear capacity. In the case of Pakistan, the fear of being an unsecure country since her inception has played a very crucial role for the country’s nuclear quest in relevance to Indian nuclear quest. Read more