Category: Lifestyle

University of Lahore expels students after viral video of a public proposal and PDA moment

A day ago, a video went viral on social media, where a girl can be seen proposing a boy at the University of Lahore. The video took social media by storm, with most users questioning the couple’s actions. The video was also not taken well by the administration of the university, who have now decided to expel the students after calling a Special Disciplinary Committee. 

‘The Uni Dating’- IBA students create their own matchmaking app

Looks like students at IBA Karachi are having a hard time finding their soulmates, and hence, have retorted to a fun way of matchmaking. This weekend social media was set ablaze by news of a dating app, called ‘The Uni Dating’, which has been designed exclusively for students of IBA. Believe it or not, students of IBA lamented they have been ‘extremely single’ and were in desperate need of the app.

All about the ‘Pawri Ho Rahi Hai’ meme and the girl behind it

Social media in Pakistan, and even our neighboring country India, has been taken over by another viral meme. From national cricket team to actors in Pakistan, remakes of the viral #Pawrihorahihai have been shared all over the internet. Even Indian music producer Yashraj Mukhate created a mix from the viral clip. But who is the girl behind the meme and why did she make it?

With 80,000 TikTok followers in just two months, Charlie Chaplin from KP aims to raise a smile in bleak times

With more than TikTok 800,000 followers in just two months, Pakistan’s Charlie Chaplin in a bowtie, bowler hat and a cane has risen to success. Usman Khan, 28, from Peshawar, used to sell children’s toys from a roadside stand but during the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed himself into Charlie Chaplin, a century after the silent comedian was propelled to global fame with his slapstick antics.

Developer in Gujranwala plans on launching a ‘complete’ replica of Paris

A developer is launching a ‘complete’ replica of Europe’s popular city of Paris outside Gujranwala—but five times smaller. Le Paris Housing Scheme is being planned by a sister company of Master
Tiles and Ceramics. The scheme is spread over 4,800 acres or 19.4 square kilometres. The original Paris, in contrast, is spread over 105 square kilometres.

Pakistani stuntman with polio impairment proves disability is no barrier to success

38-year-old Pakistani stuntman, Muhammad Usman, who was paralyzed at the age of six with the crippling polio virus can jump over five cars on a motorcycle and pull a car with a chain tied to a sharp knife hung around his neck. There are many showmen in Pakistan who can perform such stunts, but Usman, from Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, is special due to his disability.

International animal rights group offers to end plight of caged elephants in Karachi

An international animal rights group, the Pro Elephant Network, has written an appeal for emergency medical assistance for African elephants caged at Safari Park, and Karachi Zoo. Earlier this month, a number of activists highlighted the dire condition of four elephants, Noor Jehan, Madhu Bala, Malika and Sonu. The animals were suffering from multiple injuries on their feet and other parts of their bodies.

Two young boys from Karachi recycle plumbing pipes into creative lamps

Two young brother from Karachi, Mustafa Haroon and Moosa Haroon, have given an important lesson of recycling to the nation, through their creativity with plumbing pipes. Moosa, 12, and Mustafa, 11, have filled their room with DIY projects such as lamps, robots, dinosaurs, warriors and other strange instruments, all put together using plumbing pipes. The boys learned the art through YouTube tutorials.

Out of 371,504 children born globally on first day of 2021, 3.8% born in Pakistan: UNICEF

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) stated that  14,161 babies are expected to be born in Pakistan on New Year’s Day. According to a UNICEF report, 371,504 children are expected to be born worldwide on the first day of 2021, of which 3.8% will be born in Pakistan. Globally, half of all births will be in 10 countries, with Pakistan in fourth place.

Artist sells priciest painting ever sold by a Pakistani at a staggering USD 822,000

A Pakistani born artist, Salman Toor, has sold his painting in the United States at a staggering USD 822,000, probably the highest ever for a Pakistani artist. Toor’s painting “Rooftop Party with Ghosts I” was sold at Christie’s post war & contemporary art sale at USD 822,000 against an estimate of $100,000-150,000 on Dec 3. Measuring at 46.5 inches by 66 inches, the oil on canvas painting was created by the artist in 2015.