Zain K.

If you are employed in Pakistan, this Tax Hack is a must for you

September 5, 2021

You work hard. Earn. But the government takes a cut from it- taxes. Won’t it be great if you can snatch back a portion of it? From the government? Yes. It comes in the form of ‘tax rebate’ and if you aren’t already using this tax hack, then you are in for a treat. In Pakistan (along with the majority of countries) the government wants people to keep money in circulation rather than hoarding (read: saving). So they incentivize investments. …

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Is it (still) worth reading books when everything is just a google away?

August 21, 2021

We are exposed to more information in a day than someone who lived in the 1400s in his entire life. Let that sink in. We are living in an age of information. In an age, where information has started taking a toll on us. Everything is just a quick google search away. Want to know which water pump to purchase based on piping lengths? Simple google it out and calculate the HP required. Want to know how to apply trends …

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Students, relax! GPA does matter (but not for the obvious reasons)

August 3, 2021

I get this asked time and again, does a good GPA matter? In short, yes it does. But answering why that is, might take a few minutes. So read ahead. What GPA does not do? It does NOT define your intellect. This is something people have a misconception about. GPA does not define how smart you are. It just shows that you have put in a lot of concentrated effort towards your studies. It does NOT guarantee a wonderful job. …

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How to deal with the burden of not overachieving in life?

August 1, 2021

When I graduated, I did so at the top of my class. It was wonderful. I had made so many people proud. Mostly, my parents who continued recalling that moment for years (still do). I had made my close friends proud too. They had always believed in my potential intelligence and seeing it materialize was something of value to them. It gave them happiness. With this achievement, came an unsaid expectation- to continue achieving more. It did take some effort …

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Crazy idea- A ‘Naiki (نیکی)’ logging platform

July 23, 2021

The word Naiki نیکی in English means virtue. In this context, it refers to the good and selfless deeds that a person performs. Over the past few years, I have noticed something- almost every single day when I open my fb newsfeed, I find a heart-wrenching story waiting for me. Sometimes, even two. A week back, a girl had shared an incident in which she was in an auto-rickshaw on Shahrah-e-Faisal and a few guys on their motorbikes surrounded her …

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