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And the winner is

MindStorm Studios and Cricket Revolution did a clean sweep today at the PASHA ICT Awards. In addition to picking up the winner slot for the digital media category they also sweeped the PASHA Tech Crunch Gong Award for a 1,000 US$. Mindstorm/Babar combo was deadly enough for Chairman PASHA to give up his welcome address […]

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The PASHA ICT Awards are here…

2005 – We are nominated for the financial application category and to our surprise pick up the first prize. 2006 – Seven of us land in Thailand on two separate flights after a wild night of crises set at the airports in Bahrain, Karachi, Bangkok and Chiang Mai. We represent PASHA and Pakistan on day […]

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An abridged history of the technology industry in Pakistan, three

When the time came for us to graduate things had started to get exciting. GUI tools were getting more impressive. Borland was getting the whacking of a life time at the hands of Microsoft in everything other than development environments and was returning the favor in IDE’s (Integrated Development Environments). The era of Word Star […]

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An abridged history of technology industry in Pakistan, two

1991 is the year when the world changed for me forever. At the beginning of my fourth term at FAST ICS my father went out and bought me an Intel 286 DTK computer. He borrowed 30,000 rupees from two elders in my extended family. For us as a household, it was an unthinkable amount and […]

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An abridged history of technology industry in Pakistan – one

Every now and then someone comes along and questions how far we have come as an industry or what have we achieved as a group over the last two decades. I have been thinking about doing this post for a while but a recent exchange on CIO Pakistan reinforced the urge. Here goes. Early impressions, […]

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The art of standing out in a crowd or proof that I have no dress sense…

Can you pick the odd one out with the PASHA delegation in Jakarta. (Hint: he is missing a knee cap and is not standing)  

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Payback time…

Here is the combined payback for all those pesky snapshots of me floating around the blogsphere with food in my mouth. If you notice I am not the only one busy extracting my pound of flesh. And yes to those curious enough to ask, she does eat. Catching her on camera though is another story.

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Jakarta Impressions…

I don’t know when Bali snuck into my bucket list, but snuck it did. In vain, I made it all the way to Macau, Singapore, KL, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, but Bali still remains elusive. This November I made one more attempt, touched Jakarta, but then came back because I had left my bucket list […]

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