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10 photos that will make you want to attend Markhor!

These awesome speakers! Imagine all the fun they had *_* And this! (the cold and the wilderness) The bonfire, think of the old times when people gather around the fire and tell stories, well its pretty much the same. And the cultural experience!! Oh here’s another one, The dance, Dear diary! Lets go hiking!! Have […]

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10 ways to get the most out of Markhor

Markhor is not only a wilderness based leadership program but a life experience .Ask any alumni and they will tell you that explaining the entire experience is not possible in words but there are some steps you can take to enhance that experience.   1. Crack open that shell! Shy? Not so social? Well Markhor […]

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5 things that make Markhor different from other conferences

  1. Wilderness: Country’s first wilderness based leadership conference has many other things, besides leadership, to teach you. Table talks can only tell you ‘how’ while at markhor you have to apply all your knowledge and develop a strategy all by yourself. Sounds challenging, well who does not love challenges! 2.    Camping and trekking: There […]

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Fun facts about Markhor

1. Many of us did not know about Markhor, the animal, before the Markhor conference   2. 99% of the people were interested in dancing more than anything at cultural night   3. The average amount of sun screen you would be consuming in one day at Markhor is approximately one bottle   4. Markhor is […]

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7 things that only Markhor will teach you

1. You’ll learn self confidence Being a responsible person of your team, you’ll be able to look at the challenges from a different perspective. This ill not only boast your confidence but will also amplify your wisdom.   2. You’ll meet other leaders Inspiration is all what you need to become a leader, and well […]

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5 leadership skills everyone has

Leadership skills are not taught, it is something that comes from within one’s self. I have few example, consider an apple, everyone has its own reviews about it, but just newton think it differently, and derived universal law from it, did he being led by someone, off course not, it’s his own way of thinking […]

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4 myths that keep you from travel

Myth #1: New is dangerous First and foremost. The change of environment causes you to think, act and learn in a new way. New isn’t always dangerous. New can be tough but new definitely inspires you. New may seem scary but it is a much needed agent of change.   Myth #2: Unknown people are […]

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11 inspirational moments at markhor

1.The Markhor oath 2.Listening to the inspirational stories of the speakers   3.The sunrise 4.Nature at its finest 5.Witnessing the diversity and unity of the participants 6.Working together 7.Supporting teammates during competitions 8.Conserving nature 9.The writing task 10.Clinching victory 11.Being a part of something bigger than oneself By Faran Shahid   11 inspirational moments at […]

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7 reasons why you just can’t rest during markhor

1.First there are the exercises 2.Then the hike 3.You HAVE to participate in the cultural festival 4.Then there are the unique games 5.There are guest lectures. Sitting under tents listening to inspirational stories 6.You have to collect your waste as well 7.Posing for random group photos is a hectic task By Faran Shahid   7 […]

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9 camping experiences at markhor

By Faran Shahid The morning scenery was breathtaking The amazing breakfast of anda paratha and chai Listening to lectures under the shades of tents The coldness of the evening The letting loose at the cultural festival The bonfire The games and competitions The fun of sleeping in tents and having fun with tent-mates Conserving the […]

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13 kinds of activities at markhor

By Faran Shahid The markhor oath   Exercises before hiking   The hike to the peak   Camping   Breakfast   Lectures under tents   Let the games begin   The cultural festival   The bonfire   A nature write up   Conserving the nature   Group selfies   Victory…! 13 kinds of activities at […]

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13 trekking facts during Markhor

There are exercises before beginning the trek   All electronic devices are confiscated so it’s a chance to become closer to nature   It’s a 3 hour hike to the top approximately   Snacks are a necessary evil. They’re not good but are necessary to boost your energy during the hike   The natural scenery […]

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12 random surprises of Markhor

  Exercises before hiking The fun in hiking. Along with the tiredness The exquisite beauty of nature. Words fail here Nature again…! Competitions and games The breakfast was good Living in tents is fun Meeting people from all over Pakistan   The freezing coldness Group photo sessions Conserving the nature and preserving its beauty. Featuring […]

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8 awesome facts about Markhor

Being a part of the nature was an awesome experience. It’s in nature that our minds open up   A conference in nature is great. It’s a unique idea and it’s quite fun   Hiking is tiring but fun   The tent life is really a must try. It was a great experience   Protecting […]

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8 drama moments of Markhor

The markhor oath The excitement of hiking Getting into the festive spirit at the cultural festival Supporting fellows in games And getting frustrated when they mess up And reaping the reward of enthusiasm The group selfies Clinching victory   By Faran Shahid   8 drama moments of Markhor May 18th, 2015Youth Impact

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9 things you didn’t know about Markhor

Browser in the winter The Markhor will climb trees in search of beneficial leaves and won’t balk if tempted by food high up. Mainly because it is difficult to graze in the cold.   Grazer in the summer The Markhor, similar to most other goat species, grazes off herbs and grass when there is plenty […]

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9 Things that make you feel that you have been Markhored

The markhor conference certainly left a deep mark on everyone who attended it. Making everlasting friends Feeling inspired by the speakers Desiring to achieve more Awakening of the leader within you The tribe becomes your family Finding solace in nature Focus on conserving nature Enjoying the tent life Interested in different cultures and yearning to […]

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6 Pre-Markhor Moments

The markhor conference was an amazing experience but the events leading up to it were also great. First we all gathered at the base of the Mukshpuri peak. There the Starting Ceremony was held whose main points included the dua for a good event and also the inspirational markhor oath. After that we were briefed […]

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6 types of culturally diverse people at Markhor

MARKHOR Markhor invited people from all over Pakistan so the attending populace was quite diverse. People from many different backgrounds came to Markhor and the cultural festival really showcased their diverse cultures.   Punjab   Balochistan   Sindh   KPK   Yemen   USA 6 types of culturally diverse people at Markhor July 6th, 2015Youth […]

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7 wildlife facts about the markhor

The majestic national animal of Pakistan has many interesting features that help it in surviving in the wild. Markhors live in the mountainous regions of Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Their primary habitat is the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Source: http://zooplanets.com   They are excellent climbers and can climb the steep ragged mountains […]

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7 Things you can’t forget about Markhor

Here’s a list of unforgettable moments from Markhor’14, Hike…. can’t say anything else Some angry young fellas from the cultural night! Yeah? Yeah. And oh well the crazy packed stored food! And the nature :’) Can you see how close this all is to the nature? Well see now And there you go again Mother […]

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9 things that happened on our way to markhor

A beautiful yet natural start of the journey! Then the Markhor oath Followed by a loud cheer..! Explaining the procedure Morning exercises before setting off   This guy defines the zeal of the participants The ambitious faces of the participants as they set off And off we go…! Maintaining the pace 9 things that happened […]

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8 pictures defining what happened to me during the markhor conference

  We kicked off the event with passion and zeal for what was about to follow… The activities were good The forever making and breaking of crushes *sigh* The happiness of food Then there was the awesome cultural festival     And the bonfire…     Markhor made me forget everything else       […]

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9 Craziest moments of Markhor’ 14

If you aren’t taking selfies while doing it, you are doing it all wrong. Presenting to you, the crazy Markhor selfie: Have a look at another one; FOOD IS DIVINE :3 And this is how you take the garbage; Aww you Markhors 😉 #TheCrzayFeelings The crazy little bug ^_^ #CrzayCompetitions And the craziest of all, […]

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Why is being tough so important? – Learn from Markhor

You may be strong but toughness is another thing. Physical strength does no good unless a person is mentally tough too, mentally prepared for all circumstances. Toughness deals with pain. It deals with determination and stamina. Being tough is necessary for the well-being of the individual. The Markhor teaches us something about being tough. Life […]

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Why facing challenges is important for the Youth – Learn from Markhor

You may call me captain obvious for stating this but I’ll say it anyway. If you are a living organism then there are bound to be challenges in your life. They come in various shapes, sizes and magnitudes and their amount of damage varies as well. Some may not be noticed at all and some […]

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Why aiming high is so important – learn from markhor

We love celebrities don’t we? There are many people whose names you can never forget. They were those who rose to such greatness that they became immortals in the annals of history. However, they are humans akin to us. What made them so successful that every individual in the world knows them? How can we […]

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Why adaptability is important for the Youth – Learn from Markhor

  “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw. These two simple sentences cover our entire life. We live our whole life trying to find ourselves. We strive to find the reason of our existence. Often we even try to attribute our meaningless and baseless actions and decisions to the […]

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What makes a Markhor a Markhor?

Systemized living The Markhor spends the summer time high up in the mountains reaching 11,000 ft. Due to their somewhat thick coat, they tend to stay cool at higher altitudes. In summers, when food is abundant it eats all kinds of herbs and green plants. In the colder part of the year, the Markhor comes […]

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How to raise a markhor nation

Stunning elegance, a breathtaking look of eternal beauty and a will to survive like no other. Even these huge words are nowhere near an ample description of the markhor. They are merely the bare minimum of what the sight of a markhor instills in the hearts of onlookers. However, the markhor is much much more […]

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10 traits that makes humans successful

Source: https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/160611383.jpg?quality=65&strip=color&w=1100 The world we live in is vast. It is inhabited by numerous individuals who aim to be successful and make an everlasting mark on this world so that their existence would never be forgotten. Many have succeeded in this conquest and have become immortal in the annals of history. So, what is it that […]

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8 things to increase your productivity

Here are 8 simple ways to increase your productivity in study life to workplace scenarios. Take a break One cannot work at full productivity at all times. Concentrating on a single matter for long literally oppresses the brain. Instead, take breaks from time to time to give your head a moment to ease off. Physical […]

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7 reasons why attending markhor made me a better person

The Markhor conference organized by Youth Impact was a unique experience which I should say groomed me to become what I am today. It taught me values that nothing else could teach and made me a better person as a whole. 1. The value of teamwork The importance of teamwork and mutual collaboration was the […]

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3 qualities of Edhi

Source: http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01868/edhiSUM_1868963c.jpg Every society faces the problems of looking after the welfare of the sick, the weak, the destitute and the needy. One way of assessing the status of a society is the value accorded to an individual and his basic human needs. These have not always received the attention they deserve in the planning […]

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3 most popular social projects in the world

Man is a social animal. The need to stay in a community and work together is ingrained in us. We are programmed to collaborate and help each other out. Thus when a human is in trouble others clamber to help him solve the problem. However, when the problem becomes gigantic what happens then? Do we […]

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10 images that describe Markhor’14 Conference

Amongst the wilderness, we’ve captured some of the moments that perfectly describe what we were doing during the whole event! we had the best ‘naashta’  aik anda, aik paratha the most amazing Markhor moves    the ‘wow’ dance      the’OUCH’ suburn  we love to share food ^_^  and it doesn’t stop here, 😛 have some more,  even more  oh well,  *claps slowly    Wait, they […]

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5 reasons that make a markhor so resilient

One of the most exquisite animals is the national animal of Pakistan: Markhor. It lives in the dangerous and rugged terrains of the Himalayas. The Markhor is quite resilient and thrives in harsh environments surviving the extreme temperatures and conditions created by the Himalayas.   Agility Due to the harsh conditions of its habitat the markhor is very agile. […]

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Markhor – the national animal

Trees and bushes scantly dot the mountain side. Patches of immaculate snow cover the ground. Rough terrain overwhelms the scene and a portion of the most noteworthy peaks on the planet are on display. The view is stunning. Such is the home of the markhor: the Himalayas. It is a truly majestic beast. Its progenitors […]

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6 reasons why I want to be a Markhor

Splendid creatures  The Markhor is a symbol of magnificence. It represents the Pakistanis’ will to exist and to be known. I, too, want to have such a personality that inspires people to live and strive. The Markhor is a rare to observe animal and the few lucky ones who do see them cherish that very moment, it […]

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3 reasons that make a Markhor strong

Living in sheer isolation, we have the honour of making this creature our national animal. It is regarded as one of the strongest goats if not animals. But what is the reason behind the strength of this magnificent animal?   Survival Instinct It is the will of existence of these animals that make them unfathomably […]

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KARACHI TO WALL STREET – A JOURNEY OF MIR MUHAMMAD ALI KHAN

Ever heard of Wall Street? I am sure you did. What if I tell you, you can also be among one of the leading financers of the world! How? I am sure Mir Muhammad Ali Khan has a good answer to this question. From cleaning tables at Burger King to support his education to becoming the youngest […]

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People who change the society

 It is not necessarily true that only a person born in a rich and a powerful family can create an impact in the society. Most of the times these are the middle class people who bring revolutionary changes. Looking back into history tells us that people who change the society do not always follow exactly […]

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6 Awesome places to visit in Pakistan

Lake Saif ul malook No trip to Kaghan Valley is complete without a visit to the legendary Lake Saiful Muluk. The lake is named after prince Sauful Muluk, who fell in love with a fairy from the mountains. Lake Saiful Muluk is a lake located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley near Naran. […]

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5 of the most impressive individuals in the world!

#1 Mark Zuckerberg: One of the youngest people to take social networking to a whole new level. No one knew that a project that was started in this young buddy’s hostel dorm could revolutionize the social networking. His inspiration to create facebook came from Phillips Exeter Academy, the prep school from which he graduated in […]

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4 cultural facts about Pakistan

Since Pakistan has the most diversity in terms of its population, we have Punjabis, sindhis, afghans, and many others it also has the amalgam of different cultures. This is also because most of us have our ancestors migrated from India, so many of our traditions are very much familiar with that of India as well. […]

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4 cultural dishes of Pakistan

What time is it? dinner time….of course what are you eating? oh! This…whatever it is….do you know its origin? no? who cares…. …. yeah who cares but just in case anyone wanna know! ….. Every country or region has its own food and cuisine and everyone has their own style of catering the food. For […]

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3 most influential startups of 2015

2015 is going to be a big year in terms of technology revolution. You might be having some more cool websites on the internet, some super awesome gadgets and bla bla. Many new start ups are identified that are going to make it big this year, some are trying to make an innovation in messaging, […]

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10 YOUNG ENTERPRENUERS CHANGING THE WORLD

  Adam Hildreth: This young entrepreneur, at the age of fourteen, launched his own website called, “Dubit”. This website became one of the most popular social network for young entrepreneur kids by 2004. He also developed a software that could protect from cyber crimes, such as online predators, harassment and spamming. Sean Belnick: How often […]

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FEW OF THE MOST TALENTED YOUTH OF PAKISTAN

Arfa Karim Randhawa Arfa Karim (born 1996) , a girl from Faisalabad in Pakistan, who in the age of 9 years and 7 months became one of the most youngest Microsoft certified Professionals (MCP’s) in the world.   Babar, The Cyber Kid Earlier, Babar, generally known as the genius cyber kid, had set up 3 […]

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6 Wilderness based hotels in the world

1.Attrap Reves, France A night under the canopy of stars, surrounded by pine trees, and if you are lucky enough you may see rabbits or squirrels around you cracking pine nuts, a perfect place to visit while living in your bubble of comfort….YES you literally live in a glass bubble in the pine forest…exciting isn’t […]

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6 MOST VISITED WILDERNESS PLACES IN THE WORLD

Missouri’s Devils Backbone Wilderness for picnics: Dogwood, redbud and serviceberry trees burst with colorful flowers in spring. This isn’t surprising as there are three springs, one of which produces an average of seven million gallons of water a day alone. These waters run into the North Fork White River, which visitors can launch their canoe into at […]

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7 TRAITS OF A GOOD LEADER

Communication It is much more than being a good speaker. As a leader, one must listen…a lot!  You must be willing to work to understand the needs and desires of others. A good leader asks many questions, considers all options, and leads in the right direction. Commitment There is no greater motivation than seeing the […]

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WHAT MAKES ZUCKERBURG A GREAT LEADER

  Passion The most successful entrepreneurs share the same trait: They are passionate about what they do. Zuckerberg has always been fascinated by building systems that connect people. His passion was always to make the world more open, sometimes radically so. Purpose Sense of purpose breeds the sense of belonging, it sparks intense employee and […]

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WHAT MAKES BILL GATES A GREAT LEADER

Bill Gates, or William Henry “Bill” Gates III, was born on Octorber 28, 1955 in an upper-middle-class family in Seattle, Washington USA. 1967, At the age of 13, Bill Gates attended the Lakeside School, where he first worked with computers and met Paul Allen. Leadership Style Bill Gates’ leadership style is a mixture of autocratic, […]

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