Building Schools: Tameer-e-School Can Leverage The Power Of The Internet


The Tameer-e-School project (TSP) is an initiative of the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KP) govt for the rehabilitation of public schools in the province.

I first heard about it in a radio advert and so I decided to check out their website. I was pleasantly surprised to see the site load so quickly :). It’s a rarity to see any Pakistani govt site load quickly and this was a nice exception. It also made me explore the site a bit more. Continue reading


Online Presence of Health Care Facilities in Pakistan – An Analysis

I’ve only recently developed an interest in following trends in technology, particularly the software side. I read scores of articles everyday about new apps and new research. At times I come across services that I wish were available in Pakistan too (like Yelp). Continue reading

What Does The Ban On Youtube In Pakistan Mean?


I’m not sure how many of us are aware of the Net Freedom Case or more popularly, the Youtube case that’s ongoing in Pakistan. The case has been filed by Bytes for All, a non-profit organization that works towards securing digital rights and freedom of expression in Pakistan. The focus of the organization is on protection of human rights with respect to how they can be violated by the use of technology. Continue reading

Designing a Product

Designing a product is keeping five thousand things in your brain and fitting them all together in new and different ways to get what you want. And every day you discover something new that is a new problem or a new opportunity to fit these things together a little differently.
And it’s that process that is the magic.

Steve Jobs on Product Design

10 Free Business Ideas from Idealab IdeaDay

Ideas that could get you thinking

David Cummings on Startups

Idealab, the most famous tech startup incubator in the world, just released a 90 minute video from their IdeaDay event last week. The goal with IdeaDay is to share 10 business ideas they’re excited about in the hopes that potential entrepreneurs, team members, and investors come forward to partner with Idealab in some way on them. Of course, the ideas are free and people can take them and run with them on their own as well.

Here are the 10 free business ideas from Idealab’s IdeaDay:

  1. Too Many Pictures – With digital pictures stored in so many places there’s a growing need to wrangle them all in a manner that’s more maintainable (e.g. photos on Facebook, Picassa, Instragram, Dropbox, etc)
  2. ActionMail – Interface with email in a more manageable manner through features like pulling questions out of email text and prompting for answers, prioritizing inbound email based on whether…

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