Saif's Spectrum


Building a Personal AI Assistant with GPT-4

Discover how to build a powerful personal AI assistant using OpenAI's GPT-4. Learn creative use cases, from content generation to code generation, and enhance your productivity with this cutting-edge AI technology.


Pakistan's Rocky Path to Democracy: A History of Military Interventions and Political Instability

Explore Pakistan's tumultuous journey towards democracy since independence in 1947, marked by military interventions, political instability, and allegations of corruption and rigging in elections.


Why You Should Invest More in Designing the UI of Your Next App

A great UI is key to success of your app, and it’s important to focus on creating an intuitive UI design that looks great and makes it easy for users to navigate.


Generate Depth and Normal Maps with Blender

In this tutorial, we use Blender 2.93.6 to render and save depth maps and surface normals of a 3D object as Numpy arrays in Python.


How to Create a Splash Screen in Android

In this blog post, I will show you how to quickly create a custom splash screen for your Android apps.

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Karen Armstrong's Guide to a Compassionate Life

A summary of Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life


Challenges and Failures of Pakistan's 2018 General Election Result Transmission System (RTS)

Explore the reasons behind the software failures in Pakistan's 2018 general elections and their impact on transparency, accountability, and election credibility. Learn about the Result Transmission System, the importance of third-party verification, and the need for accountability measures to restore public trust in the election process.


Turkey's Decision about Reconvertion of Hagia Sophia: A Step Backwards

As an admirer of Turkey's rich and diverse history, I feel disappointed by the decision to reconvert the Hagia Sophia into a mosque. It's a regressive step that undermines Turkey's secular and pluralistic traditions.


Coronavirus Economics: Pakistan Goes Green

Earlier this week, PM Imran Khan's government approved the 'Green Stimulus' package as a part of its ongoing efforts to increase Pakistan's green cover.


Il Duce and the Forgotten Tramp

It was a pleasant spring day in the year 1943. The sun shone brightly over a peaceful Spanish port city of Huelva, while the war blazed all around.


An Environmental Lesson from the Hunza Valley

A few kilometres down the road from Sost in Upper Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, we are on our way to Khunjerab Pass when a uniformed official signals us to stop.


Atif Mian and Religious Intolerance in Pakistan

Early into his new office, PM Khan nominated Atif Mian for a post in Economic Advisory Council. A few days later, the whole country erupted into protests.


His Last Speech

His eyes swept the bright, prolific auditorium before him, taking in the young, eager faces, all with their eyes set on him.


Why We Need to Support Our Troops in the Fight Against Terrorism

Our defenders have risked their lives for the nation. Let's provide them with the trust and support they need to fight terrorism and protect Pakistan.

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Review of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" screenplay

My first impressions after reading the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child screenplay


10 Reasons Why Chocolate is Your Best Friend

Many chocolate lovers justify their addiction by claiming it is healthy, but are they correct? Read on to learn 10 reasons why chocolate is good for you!


A New Dawn: Embracing the Beauty of Morning

Experience new beginnings and adventure with this captivating poem. Embrace nature's symphony, find energy, and start each day inspired.


A Weekend in Kaghan Valley

Journal excerpts recounting my first ever summer trip to the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan in 2011 at the age of 16.