Author Archives: Dr. Afaq Ahmad Qureshi

About Dr. Afaq Ahmad Qureshi

Physician, writer, broadcaster, journalist, translator, free lance writer, poet, political and social analyst and critic. Writes plays and features for electronic media, interested in numerous things from sociology to medicine to history and art. interest in books and internet, writes for http://www.blogcritic.com also; editor for an internet journal; at http://twitter.com/dr_afaqaq.

How do people raise kids in the West and in the East.


When I talked to Alice her son James was not home. I inquired about him and I came to know that as he is 19 now he was uncomfortable living with his mother so he has gone to another city … Continue reading

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Ten (10) characteristics of empty men and women.


A worldview about the people of the world we live in. The term “empty” does not constitute a taboo of any kind. Continue reading

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Profile of a poor family in Pakistan


(Names and places are real like poverty. In one US$ you get approximately 100 rupees). Tufail and Razia got married some 30 years ago. At that time they lived in Kasur. They both belonged to poor families and when I … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN – as of October 2017.


A resume of life in general in Pakistan as observed in October 2017. Continue reading

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Freshly Pressed Ideas: (Not a manual for being freshly pressed).


1. Photography: Use the lens to capture the following. A bicycle or its parts. Any other machine / machinery parts are also FP worthy. So take heed and give importance to the old parts lying in and around your dwelling. … Continue reading

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How the time flies. How it stops when it’s a holiday.


I do not make ‘to do’ lists. They scare me as I know I would not be able to place tick marks on at least 90% of the listed items. Remaining 10% to me are never so important and therefore … Continue reading

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On getting up in the morning with a severe headache.


A life experience. Headaches are pretty common on getting up in the morning. An account of a morning like that and what happened to the author on that day. Continue reading

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2. How do I know the Dengue fever has become dangerous? Dengue in Lahore: Serious symptoms.


Dengue fever can become very serious if the element of hemorrhage sets in. If the following symptoms are observed, take immediate steps. SYMPTOMS: 1. Abdominal pain 2. Persistent vomitting 3. Weakness, increasing sleepiness 4. Cold sweats 5. Shortness of breath … Continue reading

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What do I do if I have swelling in the neck: Mumps, Lymph nodes, Goiter, Thyroid enlargement.


A person with neck swelling has enlargement of the soft tissues that covers the neck. A neck swelling can also occur as accumulation of fluid, lymph, or inflammatory, or tumor cells in an area under the skin of the neck. … Continue reading

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What do I do if I am told to have a radioisotope scan: Things to know about Isotope scan & nuclear medicine.


A radioisotope scan (also known as a nuclear medicine test) uses a small amount of radioactivity to produce pictures on a special camera. The radioactive dose is usually injected into a vein in your hand or arm. The radioactivity circulating … Continue reading

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