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Leadership; The Essentials

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Leading from the front, understanding the sensitivity of the situation or just spearheading a campaign requires courage, openness of mind and the ability to inspire. A leader is an ordinary person like any other but what distinguishes him from the rest is his vision and mission for the greater cause. Whether it be a battlefield or business arena the winner…

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Torrential Floods: A Wake up call

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I am saddened by the recent floods that have played havoc with the lives of the people, their property and just about everything that they possessed. One feels for the people who are affected left, right and center, and I am no exception. I strongly believe this is a wakeup call from God. He wants us to get our act…

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Our values shape our destiny

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We all have it within us to walk the extra mile, to rise beyond our expectations of ourselves, to not lose sight of our destination even when our eyes are blinded by the worst of storms and to swim against the tide no matter how strong the current is. All of this can be made possible by exploring the depths…

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Invaluable lessons from sport

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Someone has rightly said, “Sport strips away personality, letting the white bone of character shine through. Sport gives players an opportunity to know and test themselves.” Passion for the game you love is the key difference between an ordinary and extraordinary player. Those who play for the love of the game are motivated by the sheer pleasure they get from…

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In Quest of Happiness

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This article was printed in Newsline, dated May 2002. S. M. Shahid provides a poignant insight into the “intensely emotional” man behind the legend. Latif Kapadia – banker, stage, TV actor, singer – and above all, a good friend. Let me tell you about just one aspect of his personality – his quest for happiness. Our friendship spanned over half a century…

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A Father’s Legacy

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Memories By: Ahmed Hussain Kapadia Latif Kapadia’s son, Ahmed Hussain, shares personal recollections of a man “larger than life.” Latif Kapadia, my father, was larger than life, a man who was a national figure, a face familiar on any street of Pakistan. Having said that, I would add that he was my father before anything else. On the surface he…

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Remembering Latif on a personal note

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By S.M. Shahid I was once asked by a journalist friend to write the obituary of a famous artist. “But he is alive!” I said. “Indeed he is. But he is very ill. We generally keep obituaries of famous people ready just in case… you know what I mean… one should avoid last minute embarrassment….” Getting a cue from the…

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