Known for its striking plumage and adaptability to rocky habitats, the chukar partridge – commonly called the “chakor” or “chakoor” – holds the honour of being the national bird of Pakistan. The bird’s significance as the national bird goes beyond its striking beauty. The chakor represents the country’s diverse wildlife and the resilience of its natural ecosystems.
The April 2023 edition of the Paradigm Shift magazine contains 13 handpicked pieces. These explore de-dollarization efforts, the instability in South Asia, Israel’s judicial reforms, whether or not TikTok is China’s way of spying, and the incoming war between the US & China. The April edition features two beautifully designed infographics: one on the biggest companies in the world, and the second offering a brief look at the Crusades. This edition also has two very interesting book reviews, and an insightful interview (especially for CSS aspirants). We have also included the details (guidelines, timeline, prizes) of our first writing contest again. The clock is ticking since submissions are only open till the 7th of May! Will you be the winner of Rs.50,000?
Paradigm Shift and Air University have partnered to host a writing contest, The Writer’s Paradigm, for the Pakistani youth. The first prize for the writing contest is a whopping 50,000 rupees! Submissions will be accepted from the 7th till the 23rd of April 2023. For information on the five themes, guidelines, and cash prizes, please head over to www.ParadigmShift.com.pk
The March 2023 edition of the Paradigm Shift magazine contains 15 handpicked pieces. These include France’s pension reforms, the strategic importance of the Indian Ocean, and the evolving Saudi-Iran relations, among others. This edition features two infographics: one on the most photographed monuments in the world, and the second featuring the five largest economies in the world. We have also included the details (guideline, timeline, prizes) of our very first writing contest, being hosted in collaboration with the prestigious Air University, titled The Writer’s Paradigm. Big cash prizes await the winners!
In our conversation with SP Amna Baig, who created the Gender Protection Unit in Islamabad, we explore her difficult CSS journey, her choices as a woman in Pakistan, and her desire to set an example of strength for the women in the country.
The February 2023 edition of our magazine includes 16 pieces that revolve around IMF’s 9th economic review of Pakistan, the West’s sanctions on Syria, and ChatGPT’s writing ability, among others. This edition also features two infographics: one on the lowest inflation rates by country, and the second depicting the number of nuclear weapons held by each nuclear state.
From 13th February till 19th March, Pakistanis will be glued to their screens in the evening to watch the Pakistan Super League. PSL has been organised by PCB every year since 2016. For this year’s PSL, who do you think will win?
The risk of disaster in Pakistan is among the highest in the world and is primarily fueled by the country’s exposure to earthquakes, high levels of flooding, and drought. The Disaster Management Information System (DMIS) has been introduced in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ensure that disaster management authorities have quick access to the exact information that can be used to take instant action.
The KP government’s Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) has been producing clean energy for three decades now. In view of that, the organization could bring in 60 million USD annually if it were to market its carbon credits through the World Bank.
It seems like the continuous hard work and dedication of the IMARAT Group of Companies is only pushing the company to greater heights. The Group, which has been receiving the ICCI Presidential Awards consecutively during the last three years, has now achieved another massive milestone. Graana.com, a company under the IMARAT Group, is reportedly Pakistan’s smartest property portal. It has become the country’s first homegrown unicorn. That means that the company has reached an investor valuation of $1 billion USD!
On 12th February, Pakistan’s junior squash team won against India in the finals of the 21st Asian Junior Squash Team Championship with a 2-0 score. The Pakistani team also defeated both South Korea and Malaysia in the semi-finals.
Pakistan Railways started the Green Line Passenger Train from Islamabad to Karachi on January 27th, as a superior service to facilitate passengers and generate increased revenue for the department. According to officials, the Green Line is Pakistan’s first ever modern train which would cover the Karachi-Islamabad route in 22 hours. The new train service provides multiple facilities such as high-quality meals, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioned rooms.
Introducing the January 2023 edition of our magazine—15 pieces, infographic on the most gold reserves by country, advertising opportunities with us, and our social media links.
The Government of Sindh has launched another public transport service—the pink bus service. It is exclusively for females, making commuting within Karachi convenient and affordable.
People in Karachi now have a greener way of travelling, given that the government of Sindh has launched electric buses in Karachi. Moreover, the Sindh Mass Transit Authority claimed that the electric bus service would be solar-powered, allowing residents to enjoy a comfortable ride with affordable fares.
Introducing the December 2022 edition of our magazine—14 pieces, our top interns, advertising opportunities with us, and an interesting infographic.
Introducing the November 2022 edition of our magazine—9 pieces, our top interns, advertising opportunities with us, and a request for flood donations.