Remembering the Gadar Movement

(By Sarah Eleazar) Set in the backdrop of increasing discrimination against rural Indian labour in Canada and America, a shift from old European industrialism to a new transnational capitalism and artificially created famine-like conditions in India in the early 1900s, the Ghadar Movement emerged – inspired from the 1857 revolt – as a transnational . . . → Read More: Remembering the Gadar Movement

World ranking of Pakistani universities improving

ISLAMABAD: While briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training, this Monday, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairperson Dr Mukhtar Ahmed said that although Pakistan may not have the best educational institutes in the world, the local educational institutions are continuously improving in rankings.

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LUMS, Google collaborate on Tech for People Initiative

“A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with the Punjab government which will bring street views of some regions in the province. Google is committed to helping Pakistan progress,” said Google’s Public Policy and Government Affairs senior analyst William Fitzgerald while launching Technology for People Initiative (TPI) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences . . . → Read More: LUMS, Google collaborate on Tech for People Initiative

Commercializing education in Pakistani Universities

We have seen an abnormal growth in the number of private universities in Pakistan over the past two decades, offering formula-type undergraduate programmes. The owner of some of these universities started them without charters and ran them as business for years, which helped them accumulate enough resources and clout to buy political influence to get charters from . . . → Read More: Commercializing education in Pakistani Universities

Pakistani scholar named among worlds top Young Innovators

Dr. Umar Saif, Associate Professor, School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has been recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the top 35 innovators (TR35) in the world. He is the first Pakistani scholar to have been selected for the prestigious TR35 award in the last decade.

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Small firms dominate Pakistan’s IT skyline

Unlike its neighbour India – whose information technology industry is dominated by large, world-renowned firms – Pakistan’s IT sector consists of a web of small firms, many of which are started by entrepreneurs encouraged by the low barriers to entry in the business.

“You no longer need family money or a bank loan to . . . → Read More: Small firms dominate Pakistan’s IT skyline

How to revive Pakistan’s film industry using existing talent and modern skills

“We can revamp our film industry by learning from the experience of Hollywood,” filmmaker Sarmad Sultan Khoosat said on Friday.

He was speaking at a workshop on film making skills at the second day of FiLums, amateur film festival, at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

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The Secret to Lahore…

There is something about Lahore. There’s something in the streets of this city that is a secret. But just when you think you have it figured out, there is something missing again. We often try to figure it out, what is it about Lahore that keeps us so intrigued?

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