by PAUL HARVEY
Sayer Ji, Contributor
While honey and sugar share similar degrees of sweetness, the differences in the way our bodies respond to them are profound.
Technically, honey and sugar (sucrose) both exist because they are food for their respective species.
In the case of sugarcane, a member of the the grass family (Poaceae) which includes wheat, maize and rice, sucrose provides energy for its leaves and is an easily transportable source of energy for other parts of the plant, such as the roots, that do not produce their own energy. Read the rest of this entry »
In older times it used to be said that be careful what you say as people may remember it and be very careful what you have written because it never goes away. With the advent of digital age and the internet, as the communication has become easier and faster the lines between what was said and what was written has been blurred. People are putting all kinds of personal and private information on the web either in the form of email or social media network without realizing the consequences. Social medias such as Facebook is worse because it is built on the notion that you can say whatever is on your mind. People forget that Facebook is not a private journal under the pillow. Whatever is posted there, is there for eternity for others to see and scrutinize. CIA has already accepted publicly that social media sites such as Facebook are their tool to spy on people. To further emphasize on the consequences of reckless digitization and broadcasting of personal information, following is an interview of a former NSA agent (William Binney) published on RT.com, who explains what is happening in US. The rest of the countries are no different may be just a little behind. If you are still thinking why care I have nothing to hide, think again. Having said that, in this day and age we cannot function without the internet so we must exercise caution and due diligence and not leave the bread crumbs to our own potential demise. Read the rest of this entry »
The following article by Imran Khan (former Pakistani cricketer) appeared in Arab news; a leading English daily in Saudi Arabia. An interesting perspective. This is not only about Islam but Faith in general.
My generation grew up at a time when colonial hang up was at its peak. Our older generation had been slaves and had a huge inferiority complex of the British. The school I went to was similar to all elite schools in Pakistan. Read the rest of this entry »