Monday, February 26, 2018

Donald Trump: From Business Tycoon to President

Donald Trump Hair

Donald Trump divides opinion, that is something everyone agrees upon. A personality that is difficult to understand for many, even some of his close accomplices, he sure has shaken up the world with his bold and sometimes, controversial decisions. Donald Trump is in the news every day, sometimes for right and sometimes for wrong reasons. While the debate about what is right and wrong will continue between his supporters and critics, he sure knows how to attract attention.

Fact File

Full Name
Donald John Trump
Date of Birth
14th June, 1946
Place of Birth
Queens, New York
Frederick Christ Trump Sr. and Mary Anne MacLeod Trump
Maryanne Trump Barry
Fred Trump Jr
Elizabeth Trump
Robert Trump
Ivana Zelinckova Winklmayr (1977-1992)
Marla Maples (1993-1999)
Melania Knauss (2005-Current)
Donald Trump Jr.
Ivanka Trump
Eric Trump
Tiffany Trump
Barron Trump
Kew-Forest School
New York Military Academy
Fordham University
University of Pennsylvania (Warton School)
The Trump Organization
Presbyterian and Maline Protestant
Net Worth
$3.1 Billion

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Who is Donald Trump?

Donald John Trump is the most recent President of the United States and was elected to the post in November 2016 when he defeated Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton by a considerable margin. After a successful career as a businessman where he transformed the real estate business, Trump also made a name for himself as the host of famous reality television program called The Apprentice. He also owned the Miss America, Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA until he decided to turn his attention towards politics. In July 2016 he was officially presented as the Republican candidate and the next year won the elections in an unexpected but resounding victory.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Proposal for IELTS Teaching

IELTS Teaching Method

Proposal for IELTS Teaching Procedure.
The primary focus of teaching stays on the student to access their English skills by an individual assignment or interview and then planning their module based on that assessment.

Introduction to IELTS:
  • ·         What is IELTS?
  • ·         Why should you take IELTS?
  • ·         What are the types of IELTS?
  • ·         Which type of IELTS suits you?

Teaching Methodologies:
  • ·         Easy use of communication language for better understanding of students.
  • ·         Keeping track of progress and providing Individual feedback on all the activities.
  • ·         Practical and interactive lectures.
  • ·         Personalized speaking tasks along with group activities.
  • ·         Audio and visual usage.
  • ·         Keeping the student involved by asking and letting them ask questions.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Dream of Pakistan's Cap (Part 12)

Ahmedis in Pakistan

Initially, studies did get in the way. Though Faisal's first breakthrough came in 2004, when he played for Bahawalpur's U-19 team in an inter-district tournament, he soon went back to studying for a master's degree at Rabwah's School of Theology. It was there that Haye spotted him playing in a tournament. When Faisal returned to cricket again, in 2011, he played for Jhang in an inter-district tournament and propelled them to victory in the final against Faisalabad.

"That final [for Jhang]... I had confidence and talent, but I didn't have the practice, because I'd been out of cricket for five years." He made 113 in the first innings, and 67 in the chase in the second. A few months later he was making his first-class debut for Faisalabad, scoring 72 in his first innings against PIA in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy. Four years later came the performances in the T20 Cup that did not bring him much attention.

"It's the kind of performance you only have in your dreams," he says. "God was so kind." He prefaces almost every other sentence with an earnest Alhamdulillah and mash'Allah.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Dream of Pakistan's Cap (Part 11)

Ahmedis in Pakistan

But after the tournament, there was silence. Faisal is reluctant to go into further detail or assign blame for his not being picked. Perhaps, he says, it is because he is from Bahawalpur and not a major city like Karachi or Lahore. Haye and the others insist it is because Faisal is Ahmadi. He has not hidden his faith. His family are prominent members of the community in Bahawalpur, and many of his team-mates over the years have found out because he has had to bow out of praying with them.

"Some people do discriminate, but I don't feel it," Faisal says, demonstrating a sense of patience far beyond his years. "When there's a water break, if I drink water first, then I can tell that some people won't drink it then. So there are these small differences that keep cropping up. Anyway, you can guess what's going on. I try to drink water right at the end."

He is not sure whether anyone in the PCB is aware of his faith. When I asked Rasheed whether or not Faisal's faith had played a role in his non-selection, he said: "I can say for myself and for the selectors that we do not think of this. As national selectors we are not representing a particular place. Our thought process has to be 'national' for us to pick a national team."

Monday, November 14, 2016

Dream of Pakistan's Cap (Part 10)

Ahmedis in Pakistan

In 2013, Faisal bin Mubashir's brother Rafay was waiting for his turn to play in a practice match in Lahore. He had been selected for the Pakistan U-19 side for a tri-series to be played in England that August. Rafay was excited about the future, about the possibility of playing in a game that would be broadcast and watched back in Pakistan by his parents and family. As Rafay waited - the burden of expectations, his own, his family's, weighing on his shoulders - the team physician turned to him. "Become a Muslim," he said.

Rafay had a ready retort, honed from years of being teased and mocked about his faith in school: "I'm going to play now. I'll become a Muslim after that."

Before this "invitation", Rafay had gone to apply for a visa for the tournament in England. The physician had spotted Rafay's religion on his passport. "So he started asking around [the others], 'Are you Ahl al-Hadith?' [people of the traditions of the Prophet]," Rafay recalls. "When he asked me, I said, 'Thank God, I am a Muslim.' He said, 'What kind of Muslim?' I said 'I'm an Ahmadi Muslim.'"

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Dream of Pakistan's Cap (Part 9)

Ahmedis in Pakistan

The revelation hangs in the air. It is difficult to comprehend. Pakistan's first ball in a World Cup was bowled by an Ahmadi.Pakistan's first ball in a World Cup was bowled by an Ahmadi.

Malik bowled that ball nine months to the day after his country's parliament had passed a law constitutionally excommunicating him and his community. In the months that preceded that day and the ones that followed it, Ahmadis were dubbed traitors and heretics. Malik did well, taking 2 for 37 and ending the World Cup with five wickets. He was, in fact, Pakistan's joint-leading wicket-taker for the tournament, alongside Imran Khan and Sarfraz Nawaz. He never played for Pakistan again. Haye believes Malik was selected for the World Cup because the impact of the 1974 decision was yet to set in, and because the team needed him.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Love Anniversary

Good poets like precision, real art is
an economy of words that define.
That is why the subject of love will mess
up even the wisest of poets that line
that sounds more like lust most of the time.
up to talk much of unrequited love,
True love may not be eternal or above
nevertheless because it endures in the coffee
ordinary humans but found to be divine
made each morning, resides in the same bed
sickness, health and death, life's distracting lures.
every night, lasts through mistakes and daffy
misunderstandings, diapers, children fed,
When loved ones work at it, love endures.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Dream of Pakistan's Cap (Part 8)

Ahmedis in Pakistan

There is indeed little proof on paper that an anti-Ahmadi policy exists to disenfranchise cricketers, from the PCB down to local tiers, but religious bias is rarely articulated as public policy. The possibility that other factors play a role in Rabwah's players not being selected cannot be discounted. As Haye acknowledges, there is a culture of politicking and favouritism and lobbying at every level of Pakistani cricket, which mistakenly denies and rewards players all the time. But with Ahmadis, the "religious label", as Haye sees it, cannot help but add another layer.

Given that cricket is synonymous with a conflated sense of nationalism as well as Islamic identity, it doesn't seem possible in the current climate that an Ahmadi would be selected for the Pakistan side without causing some kind of furore. (By contrast, hockey is so ignored now that it seems to have largely escaped attention that an Ahmadi has captained the national side in the modern age.)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

From Mom to Daughter

Memories of another time still come
To me and fill my mind, with thoughts
Of you when you were young. I lie awake
'Till the morning sun comes creeping
Through my window shade, as I dwell upon
Mistakes I've made. What I would give to
Go back in time and feel your little
Hand in mine. To cherish each fast and
Fleeting day. To hold you close and kiss
Away, each pain that life will have in
Store and try to give you so much more.
You are part and will always be, imbedded in the soul of me. While I'm
Here, I want to say, that I've loved you
Each and every day and when my time on
Earth is gone. 
The privilege was mine to have been your Mom.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Dream of Pakistan's Cap (Part 7)

Ahmedis in Pakistan

Zubair wants to leave too, but his family doesn't have the money. He's hoping to convince his father to at least send his brother away. Zubair started playing cricket the year Mohammad Amir got banned. Amir is set to return to the Pakistan side a few days after this match and Zubair plans to watch. "Once he comes and plays, everyone will realise that he is a good bowler. There is no other bowler like him. He is a child who made a mistake."

Zubair stopped studying after second grade. He says he was far more interested in cricket. He only speaks in Punjabi, though a word or two of Urdu occasionally squeezes itself into conversation. He seems far too young to be burdened with the life he leads. "My brother works in the graveyard and I work at a kitchen-utensils shop in the market. I earn Rs 3000 [about $29] a month. I work two and a half hours in the morning, and another two hours in the evening."

It is a bright, clear day and it feels like June as the sun beats down on the ground; remarkable for early January in Punjab. Layers are being peeled off, and the match continues.