Millennial blues in Pakistan

If you’re an upper-middle class Pakistani in your late or middle twenties, expect yourself to feel mellow after you check your Facebook in the morning. One’s news feed is bound to be full of pictures, statuses and updates of peers and acquaintances getting married, engaged or having children. You are bound to get perplexed. This . . . → Read More: Millennial blues in Pakistan

The restructuring of Muslim-majority states

The Middle East, once united under the bipolar slogan of ‘Islam versus Israel,’ is now facing internal fractures of faith. Islam no longer binds; it is making Muslims kill Muslims. And Muslims are intellectually ill-equipped to even understand what is happening to them. Any criticism of their mind is taken as criticism of Islam, which . . . → Read More: The restructuring of Muslim-majority states

A glimpse on Iqbal through Manto’s lens

I first came to translating Saadat Hasan Manto about two years ago, 2012 being celebrated as the birth centenary year of this literary lion. Partly intrigued by the Kashmiri roots I share with him, and partly disgusted by the neat pigeonholing done by literary critics, Manto could apparently only either be a realist of sex or partition.

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The need for a compromise between the HEC and critical thinking

Why does one go to a university? This is a question very few of us ask ourselves even though all of us should.

Is it to guarantee employment, because global trends increasingly show that no amount of education offers up such airtight assurances, especially in Pakistan, where more and more students find themselves jobless.

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Invoking Morality in Progressive Pakistan

THE relationship of morality to politics has occupied philosophers the world over since time immemorial. While the ideas of Western thinkers such as Machiavelli and Kant have gained universal acclaim, non-Western philosophers have grappled with such questions for as long, if not longer, than their Western counterparts. Gandhi’s reflections, for instance, build upon a line . . . → Read More: Invoking Morality in Progressive Pakistan

Can lawyering be used to entrench social and economic rights?

(By CHRIS JOCHNICK) Mahatma Gandhi called poverty the greatest form of violence. The global toll of avoidable, man-made poverty—thousands dead every day, billions sick and hungry—represents a blight on the human rights movement. Yet mainstream human rights have long turned a blind-eye to poverty, focusing instead on a small group of narrowly conceived civil and . . . → Read More: Can lawyering be used to entrench social and economic rights?

An original Pakistani documentary

A historic documentary about new born nation showing Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah seating cabinet meeting and Mr. Liaqat Ali Khan dictating official about state policy about relationship with world.

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NUST students amazing EZY Formula racing Car

Students of Mechanical Engineering Department of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), along Pakistan’s leading IT and technology enabling company, Interactive Group yesterday unveiled a locally manufactured single seater race car at a ceremony.

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Science from a fresh perspective

(By Abdul Quayyum Kundi) One of the subject that occupy some of my time is trying to understand how we perceive things and the foundation of our consciousness. If you recall some weeks ago I shared with you that a fly sees our hand moving in slow motion because scientist say that its heartbeat . . . → Read More: Science from a fresh perspective