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Negative Influence Of TV On Children
Television and video games are the main reasons for violence among children. Nowadays, a vast number of children are influenced by whatever is shown in movies and cartoons and then they practice that in their own lives. For instance, children greatly idolise Superman and Spiderman because they fight well. So, to Negative Influence Of TV On Childrencopy these characters they beat other kids in school. Hence, all those parents who want their children to be civilised should monitor their TV habits and shouldn't allow their children to play violent video games at all. I know that it's virtually impossible to live without television, so what parents can do is they can set some ground rules for watching TV or they can watch TV with their children for better supervision.
Mishaal Lakhani,
Rawalpindi

Disgusting Habit
The use of betel leaves or paan has become the tradition of Pakistani society. Despite being aware of the numerous harmful effects, people do not get rid of this disgusting habit. The municipality should clamp down on all these shops that sell betel leaves and similar products. I hate seeing pavements full of spit stains. How cheap are these people who chew this rubbish and spoil the beauty of the country. The authorities concerned should catch the culprits and also fine them or put them in jail for a couple of days.
Rehan Ali Jafri,
Karachi

Technological Burden
It's ironic that we buy tablet devices, new phones and other gadgets to connect, but actually end up being more disconnected than ever before. As someone in her mid-twenties, I know that my generation is way too much dependent on technology. As a result, despite being able to switch on and off at ease, I too sometimes have withdrawal symptoms and my phone is always on the hunt for free wi-fi. Technology has a dangerous lure that can only be restrained by pursuing more 'real life' experiences and activities.
Rizwan Ahmed,
Islamabad

Use Of Mobile Phone While Driving
Despite several news items being published every now and then in the newspapers and fines being issued by the police on regular basis, some people really don't care about being caught talking on the phone while driving. I notice this every day while driving on my way to work. This act of carelessness results in many serious accidents, because when you're talking on the cell phone, your concentration isn't on the road, it's on the conversation. The authorities concerned should take immediate notice of this serious matter and implement tougher punishments such as confiscating the car for a few days or suspending the motorist's driving license.
Mohammad Raza,
Karachi

True Essence Of Ramadan
Most people think that Ramadan is all about food and I don't blame them. With the advent of Ramadan, almost all the leading restaurants start advertising their lavish iftar deals which are very hard to ignore. I would like to ask, is this the true meaning of Ramadan? Fasting is not just a practice of staying hungry and then splurging. The experience of hunger should make us feel the pain of the poor and in turn make us give more charity and not waste food. Fasting is also about practicing self control. The true essence of Ramadan is in asking God for forgiveness and getting involved in charity. Let us not make it an event of lavishness and wastefulness.
Maria Khan,
Karachi

Well Done MAG!
Kudos to the entire team of MAG for packing each issue of the magazine with engrossing, diverse and in-depth articles. I particularly enjoy the Health & Fitness and the Beauty & You pages, a special mention for the Homezone page must be made, which is a beautiful encapsulation of all that one needs. I am looking forward to seeing what MAG comes up with in the future. All the best guys!
Mahrukh Saleem,
Rawalpindi


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