Archive for February, 2011

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Your effort might help to CURE RAYAN

Rayan, a three year old child, has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), a form of blood cancer in USA. He is now in URGENT need of a bone marrow transplant. He has not been able to find a perfect match which will increase his chances of survival.

His parents have started a swab test drive and has requested the people belonging to SOUTH ASIAN ETHNICITY to take a bone marrow compatibility SWAB test – it is free, painless (no needles) and takes 30 seconds only. The best part is that they are also maintaining a database from samples which could be used for matching purposes for other patients in future.

Aga Khan University will be hosting a stall from 10:30 – 3:00 today at Medical College. Please stop by and participate. Do also inform and motivate others to do the same. Please come and try to save a life.

More info: Facebook Event Page
http://www.curerayan.org/donation.htm

For queries please contact:
Mr Rehan Bandukda (Organizer): 0300-827-9926

12 Rabiul Awal Processions

As you are already aware that Eide Milad un Nabi is being celebrated throughout the Country. Reportedly two (02) processions will be taken out in Karachi tomorrow February 16th being 12 Rabi ul Awal. The details of the same are appended below:

First procession will start From Memon Masjid, Kharadar/ Methadar and end at Nishtar Park. The second procession will start from Golimar (Rizvia Socity), through Lasbela, Teen hatti, Liaqtabad 10 #, Nazimabad # 2, Nazimabad # 7, Paposh Nagar and it will end at Golimar (Rizvia Socity).

Beside the above main procession, police has identified a number of smaller processions such as, 11 in New Karachi town, 09 in Nazimabad town, 07 in North Nazimabad town, 07 in Korangi town, 05 in Malir town, 03 in Shah Faisal town, 02 in Clifton town, 01 in Saddar Town and 01 in Gulshan Iqbal town. Traditionally all these small processions will converge on main procession at Nishtar Park, M A Jinnah Road.

Due to expected security concerns ,M.A. Jinnah Road will be closed a night before the actual timing (i.e. on Tuesday night to Wednesday evening). Shahra-e- Faisal may also witness traffic congestion due to movement of small processions. Incidentally Home Department, Sindh has imposed ban on pillion riding for two days with effect from today.

Please exercise due caution/care and plan your movements accordingly.

Pepsi, I am disappoint

Like every year, Cricket World Cup comes with a lot of frenzy and pizzazz. For Pakistanis specifically, cricket is by and large the most favorite sport of all ages; in short we are a bunch of diehard cricket fans and even much more so since the victory in 1992.

When something sells, everyone flocks to be associated with it and of course, the brands will not stay behind. For some years now, during the Cricket World Cup time, we get campaigns specifically to encash the affiliation and inflame patriotism for the country. There are brands, which directly relate themselves to the Pakistani team, while others simply joyride on the frenzy that ensues.

The first one to pop the bubble this year was Coke, who have been quite aggressive with their Cricket frenzy in Pakistani spirit for some time. Pepsi of course, would not be left behind and came up with a recent ad, which shows the Pakistani team having some fun in the airport.

Oh wait, doesn’t this look familiar? I trawled around the web just to search what was up and here’s what I found:

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