6 Reasons Why You Should Attend TEDxMMU 2018 – Generation Y

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You must have listened to TED Talks on YouTube. In 2014, I was lucky enough to be a part of TEDxKL event. And I was left amazed! I have never met a huge congregation of inspirational people under one roof. On 8th February 2018, Multimedia University is organizing TEDxMMU 2018 for the second time. Accomplished speakers and performers from diverse fields have been invited to present. So if you haven’t booked your ticket yet, here are 5 great reasons why you should attend the upcoming TEDxMMU event.


The company you keep defines you. Associate yourself with people of good quality; for it is better to be alone than be in a bad company”. It is very important to choose your friends wisely. When you will come to TEDxMMU 2018, you will get the chance to hang out with people who have come over there for the same purpose as you – to learn. Get to know them, increase your network. You never know how your new companions can have a positive impact on you.

Get encouragement

We are all in need of constant inspiration and motivation. At times, we confront issues in our lives that make us lose hope and surrender the spirit of living. When we listen to the people who have faced bigger problems than us and still did not give up hope, we realize that “…Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear…” (Surah Baqarah).

Get inspired

When do you get the opportunity to meet world’s greatest leaders & artists in one place, under one roof, in Malaysia? The celebrities that you could only dream of seeing are taking time out of their schedule to come for you to attend TEDxMMU 2018. So why not grab this incredible chance? Visit the link to see the complete list of speakers:

TEDxMMU 2018

The ticket is only RM 35!!! You are not spending; you are investing

Attend TED talks for only RM 35!!! Including refreshments! Wow! Who wants to miss an opportunity like this? Seriously guys! It is a very reasonable amount for TED talks. to Enjoy a night of fun. Come on! Don’t be stingy. You are not spending; you are investing RM 35! 

Entertainment, entertainment, entertainment

Why spend time in your almost cozy room and watch the re-runs of TV shows when you can enjoy the extravagant live performances of artists and speakers? We know you have assignments and tests. But guys, take a break. Relax your mind for a while. After all, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Be where your competitors are

Ok. I don’t mean that it is a contest where you need to beat to win. This is not a race. But this event is giving you an opportunity to learn from the people who have excelled in their respective fields. Get to know the strengths of the winners and apply them to yourself. Learn from them. If they can win, so can you.

Contact Facebook page to purchase your ticket. Due to the limited number of seats, the tickets will be sold on first come, first serve basis. The map to the venue has been included below.

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Which is the Cheapest Grocery Mart in the Most Expensive City of Malaysia

Is there a way to get cheap grocery items at your doorstep in Cyberjaya?

Cyberjaya is a ridiculously expensive city of Malaysia. Living in Cyberjaya comes with the struggle of keeping up with the absurd, nonsensical prices of groceries and other items. The prices of (literally) everything is always skyrocketing!!! If you are one of the people struggling with the absurd, bizarre prices of groceries and other items, I have the best place (and the most convenient) to shop from.

“The same can of sardines cost RM 3.07 in Tesco and RM 7.60 in Cyberjaya! 2 kg of fresh chicken cost RM 12 in Tesco and 900g of frozen chicken cost RM 9.90 in Cyberjaya!!!The same brand of sausages cost RM 2.40 in Tesco and RM 4.70 in Cyberjaya!!!”

Tesco Online Store allows you to purchase groceries and other items at surprisingly cheap rates at the comfort of your home. I bought a total of 35 items cost only RM 114!!!!!!!!!!!! If I had bought the same items in Cyberjaya’s average shop, it would have easily cost at least RM 250!!! To give you a simple example, the same can of sardines cost RM 3.07 in Tesco and RM 7.60 in Cyberjaya! 2 kg of fresh chicken cost RM 12 in Tesco and 900g of frozen chicken cost RM 9.90 in Cyberjaya!!!The same brand of sausages cost RM 2.40 in Tesco and RM 4.70 in Cyberjaya!!!20171122_131735 (1)20171122_132018 (1)20171122_131326 (1)

The shipping charges depend upon the timings of the delivery slot that you have selected and it ranges from only RM 3 to RM 10. Yes, you can select your own convenient delivery time.

So enjoy a hot cup of coffee at home, look at the beautiful nest of birds outside your window while you wait for the fresh stock of vegetables and fruits at your doorstep.

Thanks to the mercy of Tesco, your groceries can be delivered in most of the cities in Malaysia.

To visit their website, click on the link below:

Tesco Online Store

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Four Reasons Why You Should Attend RICES Exhibition


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Graduate Research Assistants working hard as volunteers to ensure RICES exhibition becomes a success; me sitting in center, wearing green
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Volunteering to ensure smooth flow of the event

Have you always wanted to meet the inspiring researchers in the world? Did you want to showcase your project and win a prize for your innovative discovery? Do you want to inspire others or get inspired yourself? Here is a chance to make your dreams come true!!! RICES exhibition is being held by Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia on 15th November 2017! Research students of Masters and Ph.D. will get together to exhibit their projects and compete! Have you decided to visit the exhibition? If not, here are 4 reasons why you should attend this prestigious event…

1)   Networking

The company you keep defines you. When you will come to RICES exhibition you will get the chance to hang out with people who have come over there for the same purpose as you – to learn. Get to know them, grow your network. You never know how your new companions will have a positive impact on you. 

  2) Meet your favourite idols

When do you ever get the opportunity to meet Malaysia’s greatest engineers, researchers,  social scientists in one place, under one roof, in Malaysia? The pioneers that you could only dream of seeing are taking time out of their schedule to attend and judge at the RICES exhibition. So why not grab this incredible chance? 

2)      Gain knowledge

Wise is the person who learns from his experience. But the wisest is the one who learns from the experience of others. None of us are perfect so when the exhibitors will share their project work, you will have the capacity to pick up on their insight & learn, change and grow.

3)      Get encouragement

It is common for us, students to get frustrated with studies and get bored with the routine. We are all in need of constant inspiration and motivation. At times, we confront issues in our lives that make us lose hope and surrender the spirit of living. When you will listen to the riff of people who worked diligently to improve the world around us with their innovative ideas, it will reborn your curiosity and confidence.


So do not waste your time. Mark your calendars right now! 😀

15th November 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Tun Chancellor Hall (DTC)

Hoping to see you soon.

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Awkward Moments Only Pakistanis Living in Malaysia Understand

1. When you realize that the word ‘susu’ means milk in Malay and urine in your own language, Urdu.
It comes as a shock when your friend says: “Let’s go and drink susu from the canteen”.


2. When Malaysians automatically assume that you are either from Karachi or Lahore. Seriously, dude, there are other cities in Pakistan.


3. The so-called ‘Pakistani biryani’ annoys you.
When instead of getting the royal dish biryani, you are served white rice with disastrous chicken sauce plopped on top.


4. When the Malaysians automatically assume that you are rich because you have at least one maid at your home in Pakistan.


5. When you are really excited about the ‘kurma’ you are about to be served at a restaurant and realize that kurma means dates.


Despite the weird assumptions and misunderstandings, you enjoy your time in the beautiful country. (And continue to miss the edibles of your home country).


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Kids Are Weird

Kids are unpredictable. My latest conversation with my 4 years old friend is as follows.

Kid: Do you know who owns the largest football in the world?

Me: No. Do you know who owns the largest football?

Kid: No!



Hmmm, what a revelation!

My Mom’s Idea of a Meme

Mushk (My sister): “Mothers blame the poor phones for everything! ‘You have a headache because you are always on the phone!'”

Me: “You have a stomach ache huh? Go and spend some more time on the phone.”

Mushk: “You have developed cancer because you are always using the freakin’ phone.”

Me: “Yeah! We should create a meme in which a natty phone looks sad because the mothers blames it for every disease on this planet.”

Mother: “You know, maybe you should create a meme where the phone says ‘the kids nowadays have become uninterested in their studies. They are always concentrating on me and not on their parents.'”

Me: “….”

My sister: “…”


Does your mom do the same thing? Do let me know in the comments. 🙂

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Champions Trophy Poll-The Results are Quite Surprising!

I initiated this poll on Twitter to check who are people rooting for in the scandalous and most anticipated match between Pakistan and India. And the results were surprising!!! After about 11 minutes after the poll, about 20% people showed their support for…….Potato!!!! 😀

Vote and check out the result for yourself. #GoPotato 😀

Let the imaginary potato win! 😀

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India vs Pakistan

Indians are amazing people. Two of my best friends, Shalini and Hari, are Indians and they are helpful, decent, modest, and I love them. Despite political rivalry between Pakistan and India, I have deep respect for the citizens of both countries. However, recently, I had the most annoying conversation with a belligerent and brassy Indian that made my blood boil. He had commented a very nasty thing about Pakistanis. I was unable to find the actual tweet but please read the following conversation.

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What made me upset was not the fact that he was criticizing Pakistan. I think everyone has the right to freedom of speech. What made me upset was that he was implying that all Pakistanis are malicious. Generalizations give rise to hatred against a particular country, race, religion. And it should be avoided at any cost. Being an enthusiastic traveler, I have known people from diverse nations and I have met both ethical and unethical people. And I have long trashed the belief that the people belonging to a certain group are ALL nice or ALL bad. Being nice is not built into a person by his/her country of origin. It is built into him through his own critical thinking.

The world is already divided up. We don’t need more hatred towards anyone. Boundaries of nations are man-made creation. Being born into a certain country doesn’t make us better than the other person. Unity and humanity are what will keep the world together. I am a Pakistani and I proudly say that I love Pakistan and I love India.

Quoting Quran:

“An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. “

And Martin Luther King:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

-Peace out

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Free Resources & Tips for the GRE Exam

I recently took the GRE exam and am waiting anxiously for my result. Since my test scores averaged around 162 in Quantitative Section and 159 in Verbal, I am loaded with high expectations. (Please pray for me 😀 )

I have observed that students have bewildered state of mind towards the GRE and they find the exam horrifying. Well, do not stress yourself. Study with the resources that I studied from and you will receive an astounding score.

Free Resources

  1. GRE Powerprep by ETS
    You should attempt the two full-length practice papers accessible on the link principally to acclimate yourself with the user-friendly software. You will encounter the same experience at your test centre. So you will not be fumbling with the instructions on the test day.
  2. Kaplan GRE Premier 2017
    This is one of the best sources to study for the exam. Kaplan has a notoriety of making their practice tests harder than the actual GRE exam. However, I think it is good for you. Eventually, you will find the actual exam far easier. You will be provided with a guide book, 5 full-length practice papers and 10 practice papers for each section.
    When solicited to write the last word of Chapter 18, input “response”.


  •  For the non-native English speakers, do not take your English language skills for granted. In Pakistan, our official language is English and most students tend to treat the GRE as just another English language test. It is most certainly not!!! Practice as much as you can!
  • Generally, students find it difficult to traverse from Analytical section to the next sections as they are enervated after the two essays. Please solve the practice paper in one sitting. Do not take coffee breaks superfluously and do not practice while laying down serenely on the bed.
  • Do not wear tight full-length sleeves on the test day. You will be asked to roll them up at the security checkpoint.
  • Bring light snacks (chocolates, nuts, juice, water, chips) to eat during the break to keep yourself away from a brassy mood. You will be given a 10 minutes break after three portions of the test.
  • Make sure that you utilize the bathroom facility during the break. The air conditioners might make you feel restive during the test and although, you will be allowed to take a beak during the test, the time would continue to elapse regardless of your presence.

For more tips, check out my next article tomorrow.

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I have successfully performed my first ever operation

So I have been away from WordPress for quite some time- WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp! I had literally become a caveman! I had absolutely no idea what was going on in the world. I had all these questions. Has Donald Trump already burnt half of the United States down? Did Justin Bieber vomit on his Indian tour? Okay… I guess, I use my time to do research on pretty useless questions. And now I feel stupid. (Internal voice: Half of the people you know have commented that out loud to you).

Anyway, the reason I was away was because I was scheduled to perform a MAJOR OPERATION! (*insert dramatic sound effect*). I had no courage to go through with it and it took me days to prepare myself mentally and physically. After all, it is always difficult to operate on your loved one.

After postponing the dreadful event, I finally plucked up the courage to take the patient to the operation theater. Taking deep breaths, I sanitized my hands and handled the equipment to open the body to view the inner parts clearly. My hands shook, my mouth became dry. Any tiny wrong maneuver and my patient may lose his life.

I had to get to the heart of the patient. But I needed to clean the respiratory system first. So I took out the necessary part, cleansed it and put it back into the body. And then I extracted the heart of the patient.

Okay, yeah, you are not buying the description huh? Okay, fine. The patient was my precious laptop. I LOVE my laptop okay. No need to judge me. I cried the day it stopped working! (*Feeling stupid again*). I did quite a poor impression of a doctor. Anyway, with the help of my sister, Mushk Nizam, I performed a deep cleansing operation on my laptop, extracted the fan, cleaned it, took out the internal hard disk and reinstalled the Windows on it. And I am happy to announce that my patient (I mean, my laptop) is healthy. My Engineering degree has finally come handy.

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Converting the Most Hated Drink on the Planet to the Most Loved Ice Cream

After giving us amazing flavors, McDonald’s Malaysia has decided to make the most hated drink on the planet into the most loved ice cream. I am on cloud nine!!! Mc Donald’s Malaysia has introduced a new Japanese flavor to Malaysia!!! It’s the GREEN TEA MCFLURRY!!!


The picture of Green Tea McFlurry looks appetizing, and the Malaysian crowd is responding with much zeal and zest. The Mcflurry is being served with red beans or without for “the perfect balance of taste and texture”. Just look at the fun-filled advertisement of Green Tea McFlurry below. My mouth waters every time I watch the video. I can hardly wait to set my hands on the astounding treat!

The introduction of the new flavor has started a new battle on Twitter. vs . While some want both flavors in their grasps, most have decided to choose one of the two champions by captioning this: “Dear crush, I want a ’cause it’s sweet. . . like you.” or “Dear crush, I want a ’cause it’s sweet. . . like you.”. Catchy, eh?! And some took the opportunity to share their eternal love for the classics and/or for their crushes.

Therefore, get a passport to chill land and defeat the summer by going to the nearest McDonald’s outlet now and don’t forget to share your experience.

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