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To ‘Bee’ or not To Bee

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To Bee or Not To Bee, That Is The Question   October 31, 2017 By Gulrukh Tausif     Recently I had the privilege of attending a major spelling bee contest that is conducted by a famous English Media group every year. Thousands of students from hundreds of schools all across Pakistan take part in

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The man who tried to read all the books in the world

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The man who tried to read all the books in the world   One man’s quest to create a library of everything, 500 years before Google Books was conceived, foreshadowed the challenges of ‘big data’ and our reliance on search algorithms to make sense of it all.   In some respects, the Biblioteca Hernandina, as it was then

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The books they wrote: A curious history of writers who were once popular but are now hardly recalled

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The books they wrote OCTOBER 22, 2017  A stack of old books. All books are grouped separately to easily remove or arrange. A curious history of writers who were once popular but are now hardly recalled       It happens but rarely that the favourite takes a literary prize, as George Saunders did this

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A childhood spent in the libraries of Quetta

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Stories from an attic: A childhood spent in the libraries of Quetta   Vaqar Ahmed In those days, books were written for either children or for adults. There was nothing specifically for a teenager or a young adult. —Creative commons Unlike the densely populated and highly volatile Quetta of today, the city in the ’60s

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Reading habits of Pakistani Politicians 

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Reading habits of Pakistani Politicians      Shah Nawaz Bhutto, the father of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, had found out that his son possessed amazing reading skills. Shah Nawaz used to import books for his son   Hamid Rashid Gondal     Renowned columnist Ayaz Amir once observed that the only book he managed to trace

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Finland, Where Reading is a Superpower

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Finland, Where Reading is a SuperpowerIn The Finns’ love of books has bolstered the publishing industry in spite of global economic challenges.   By Rachel Aydt In Finland, the publishing industry isn’t exactly on fire, but in spite of the challenges of the last few years, cool heads have prevailed. A tiny gain in sales

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