My Trek to Everest Base Camp

By NAVEED GILANI “I was taught by my respected chief and predecessor Col. George Everest, to assign to every geographical object its true local or national appellation…but here is a mountain, most probably the highest in the world, without any … Continue reading

Ballad of a Soldier

By NAVEED GILANI My beloved father, a Topchi (Gunner) by training, served proudly and honorably for 29 years in the military. First four years in the Royal British Indian Army and the later twenty five in the Pakistan Army. Retiring … Continue reading

From Snows of Kilimanjaro to Uhuru Peak

By NAVEED GILANI Yuichiro Miura, at age 80, is the oldest man to have summited the Mount Everest.That too, for the third time!It was in May 2013. I read the news with much admiration and a whole lot of envy. … Continue reading

Lamentations of a Despondent Citizen

At the fag end of the present government’s tenure I am going through a rather personal tribulation which, I am now thinking, may also prove to be a ‘game-changer’ for me. It has forced me to look at my beloved … Continue reading

Interview on CNBC – Power Hour

Program: Power Hour on CNBC

Interview on TV One – Brand Power

Program: Brand Power on TV One


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Lead us, PLEASE!

Am I the only guy in this country who is fed up with what’s happening? Then why are we not showing our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder! We’ve got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of … Continue reading

Wives – The More The Marryier

There is this story about an Arab Sheikh who had tens of wives. He had built a very comfortable 5-star Harem for housing his loving wives. He also had a pet bear, not a grizzly just a plain black one. … Continue reading

Sheikh Saadi and Abe Lincoln

My grandfather, a worldly wise man who lived for almost a century, would quote Sheikh Saadi often. One of his favorites was; If money is lost nothing is lost, if health is lost something is lost, but if character is … Continue reading