cultural awareness

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Getting to Know Pakistan

Recently, I received a Facebook message from a former Allshore employee who I had managed until he moved to Italy last summer. I was touched that he remembered me. He told me about his time in Italy, how he was adjusting, and that he missed his home in Pakistan and everyone at Allshore. I was […]

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Eid ul-Fitr

Ramadan is a challenging and rewarding time for Muslims around the world, and they are rewarded for their devotion with a holiday that all but mandates festivity and cheer. Eid ul-Fitr begins the day after Ramadan ends and marks the start of the month Shawwal and, like Ramadan, is officially begun when the moon has […]

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Ramadan: The Holy Month of Revelation

Ramadan is the holiest period for Muslims around the world. This period of sacrifice and reflection can be difficult for an outside observer to fully grasp, but working for Allshore during Ramadan last year with 80+ Pakistani Muslims gave me a unique opportunity to try, and what I learned not only taught me a lot […]

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Islamabad’s Table Tennis Tournament – 2012

Table tennis, also known as Ping Pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth using table tennis paddles. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, players must allow a ball played toward them only one […]

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Business and the War on Terror

Business has a profound effect on people’s lives, and in our increasingly globalized world, this has never been truer or more important. Business spans great distances overcoming barriers in range and location, yet as the world becomes metaphorically smaller, there is no guarantee the individual pieces will fit together into the new whole with ease. […]

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The Birth of Pakistan

Pakistan, or the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as it is officially known, is a relatively young country, emerging on 14 August 1947. Formerly a part of the British Indian Empire, Pakistan gained its independence according to the ideas put forth in the Lahore Resolution authored in March 1940 during a meeting of the All India […]