Adnanventure 3: Pittsburgh

Famous_Pittsburgh_SkylineI am proud to announce that #Adnanventure is back again and this time around it is Pittsburgh. As I write this, I am waiting on the airport for my flight to Pittsburgh. This #Adnanventure is slightly different from others as this time around I will be attending work events most of the time and will be bring you the awesome experiences I have. As this is an election year, Adnanventure 3 will be heavy on political news and events. But as always, I will be trying to explore as much of the city as I can.

So far these are the places I have been told to definitely visit –

  • Andy Warhol Museum
  • Primantis Sandwich
  • De Luca’s
  • Beehive Coffee

I would love to get more suggestions. Leave them in the comments section

Stay tuned for updates.

The GOP’s Primary Method To The Madness

5440002785_f802ecea99_oThe GOP Primary race this election cycle has been interesting to say the least. From comparing every incidence to Nazis (Dr. Carson does that on a regular basis) to actually appropriating Nazi ideas into policy i.e. database and ID cards for Muslim Americans (Mr. Trump believes that is a great idea). To the outside world this seems insanity and makes no sense but to anyone who is a political observer of the primary process and the American politics, this makes complete sense. Continue reading The GOP’s Primary Method To The Madness

The Primary Spin – Super PAC Sweepstakes

A variation of this article appeared in Dawn, Sunday Magazine, October 11th, 2015

As fall rolls in, the US primary season is in full swing. And while the general elections are still at least 14 months out (November 2016 to be exact), the political games are already in full swing. The Super PACs (Political Action Committees) are up and running, campaign adverts are on TV and candidates are doing their best to convince their financiers to back them in what seems to be a long and hard battle to the nomination and eventually to the general elections. Continue reading The Primary Spin – Super PAC Sweepstakes

Looking beyond Economics: Why Pakistan needs to focus on Social Issues more

UntitledSo the ‘we are all economists’ season begins with the presentation of the annual budget. The budget is a decent policy document clearly in line with the World Bank and IMF regulations. Senator Dar has done a great job of packaging it in to something that could be sold politically. But as a I mentioned in my last post, focus on economics is great but there is a lot more that we need to be focusing on too i.e. the social issues. Continue reading Looking beyond Economics: Why Pakistan needs to focus on Social Issues more

5 Lessons from Teaching Undergrads

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Answers to the Map Quiz – Apparently Disney World Africa Exists

I have always enjoyed teaching but after this semester I know this is what I want to do for rest of my life. Having taught in 3 different ountries, this is the first semester I was teaching at a large state university in the US with a class size of over 65. 85 students to be exact. I thought I share the top 5 lessons I have learned from this experience as I want to start a conversation on the best practices so teachers can contribute and learn from it. So as a start, I am sharing my lessons. Continue reading 5 Lessons from Teaching Undergrads

Adnanventure 2015 – Ola Miami

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MIAMI – I am coming (hehehe)

Finally the semester is over and it is time for Adnanventure 2015. This year the adventure is bigger, better and awesomer or at least that is what I keep telling myself. The plan is to not have a plan and just take thing as they come. I will be there between 11th and 16th of May. Continue reading Adnanventure 2015 – Ola Miami