Saman Siddiqui

Former Media Person and Host, with work experience with leading news channels. Freelance Writer/Content editor/Journalist Blogger, Documentary maker, Foodie

Food Waste: A New War to Fight Against

By Saman Siddiqui It’s a part of routine for many of us, our plates are stuffed with food and when unable to finish, the leftovers are easily scraped off into the bin. On many occasions, after large meals the leftover food is thrown away. It’s a common practice for many of the households without conceptualizing…

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Learning Mandarin Chinese: A new Trend

By Saman Siddiqui An increasing number of people in Pakistan are taking lessons in Mandarin Chinese.The main reason is to land jobs in China Pakistan economic Corridor Project “CPEC”. Many institutes in Pakistan are offering classes to teach Mandarin.The arrival of Chinese nationals for CPEC has definitely created a need for Mandarin speakers. The China…

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The Tragedy of the Commons: Karachi

By Saman Siddiqui “The Tragedy of the Commons,” is one of the most powerful illustrations of the environmental problem. In 1968 Garrett Hardin wrote an article which claimed to show that many environmental problems are caused by a system of open access to commonly owned resources. This is known as an economic theory of a…

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What is women empowerment for you?

By Saman Siddiqui A woman wearing white color knee high, backless dress, spotted smoking somewhere in New York. Paparazzi took the shot and in the next few hours, the photos gone viral in Pakistan. The women identified as famous actress people went haywire, because she was smoking with an Indian co-actor. As she is in…

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Advice Columns, Closed Minds and Our Society

By: Saman Siddiqui Now a day’s advice column field seems like to be more populated and unreliable to me. Mean while few traditional columns have managed to survive the modern modes of communication. Other mediums have proliferated across various social networking sites as well. Even some celebrities are doing out advice of their own. In…

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Fourth generation warfare: The changing face of war and terrorism

By: Saman Siddique It came as a shock rather than just news few days ago that attackers on a politician in Karachi were identified as highly educated people.  Holding degree in subjects like applied physics, engineering and technology one wonders how such wonderfully brilliant minds fall into the traps of terrorists. Pakistan has received direct…

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When someone you know has Cancer

By: Saman Siddiqui Begum Kalsoom Nawaz diagnosed with cancer, was sad news indeed.  It’s most important that such diseases are diagnosed at its earliest and treatment starts on time. I wish her all the best for restoring perfect health soon. She belongs to such a privileged class who can get advanced medical treatment abroad. I…

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The Great Divide and the Brutal Migration

By: Saman Siddiqui As the 14th day of August nears this year, the preparations for 70th Independence Day are in full swing. We can never forget the event of partition of the subcontinent. It has been regarded as the central historical event in 20th century South Asia. About 15 million people were displaced, according to…

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Monsoon Menu: From Music to Food and After Rain Chaos

By: Saman Siddiqui The first spell of monsoon has brought much needed relief from the unbearable heat of summer. , the season resides from mid of June till early September in Pakistan. It’s been long time that Karachi has received early rains from pre monsoon.  This term Monsoon in English was first time used for…

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