August 4, 2020 The speed breaker, also known as the speed bump, was invented in 1950 by Arthur Holly Compton when he noticed that drivers frequently sped past Washington University (https://www.acplm.net/5-things-didnt-know-speed-bumps/). I think, the man should have kept to what he knew best, his discoveries in electromagnetic theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize.Continue reading “Pakistan Motorcycle Stories – Speed-brakers, Pulpit, and Pakistan’s Writ!”
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Pakistan Motorcycle Stories – Tourism, Cleanliness, Trees, Roads and post COVID-19 recovery!
August 3, 2020 Distances and destinations define tourism. Tourism brings in revenue—both local and foreign. Local economies around destinations and along the distance thereto, grow. The same can also deteriorate if tourism is not entrenched within an overall “circularity”. The economic system which ensures use of resources such that waste is eliminated is nowadays calledContinue reading “Pakistan Motorcycle Stories – Tourism, Cleanliness, Trees, Roads and post COVID-19 recovery!”
Pakistan Motorcycle Stories – Corruption, Pulpits, and Injustice!
Jul 24, 2020 Riding out to Tirah over the weekend before Eid-ul-Azha, reminded me about all what is right and wrong about Pakistan. Tirah valley stretches through Khyber, Kurram and Orakzai Agency, in our beloved Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. While deciding this to be a destination for a weekend adventure ride from Islamabad our aim wasContinue reading “Pakistan Motorcycle Stories – Corruption, Pulpits, and Injustice!”
Pakistan’s COVID-19 Response: Pro-activity, Impact and Needs Assessment, and Using IT Proactively
The Government of Pakistan should be carrying out a Covid-19 Impact and Needs Assessment (CINA), in accordance with the global practice. [https://empowerpakistanbyazd.blog/2020/03/27/pakistans-covid-19-response-and-the-international-financial-institutions-where-is-the-rapid-needs-assessment-and-a-national-action-plan/] The tool preferred for the required COVID-19 CINA in Pakistan is a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and Recovery and Peace Building Assessment (RPBA) hybrid, without delving into the tedious Damage and LossContinue reading “Pakistan’s COVID-19 Response: Pro-activity, Impact and Needs Assessment, and Using IT Proactively”
Pakistan’s COVID-19 Response: Help the SMEs, please @Government of Pakistan
SME’s need help! The need for the government to help small and medium businesses is growing by the day as the lock-down continues. This has also been a key issue discussed during the daily virtual global-national brainstorming meetings being spearheaded by PIDE. How should the government help these SMEs during this pandemic and resulting economicContinue reading “Pakistan’s COVID-19 Response: Help the SMEs, please @Government of Pakistan”