The image of a Syrian toddler lying dead on a Turkish shore has shocked the world. The innocence screaming in the picture touches even the most self-centered and the selfish. The gruesome reality of the horrors which imperial designs and […]
Two months after the polling day of national elections in Pakistan in the year 2013, I attempted a small analysis of the possibility of an Islamic revolution in Pakistan.
ABSTRACT: The dawn of 21st century has seen a growing interest in civil society organizations and their potential role in achieving development goals and sharing the burden of governance and public management. These civil society organizations have shaped up in […]
This is another of the many Urdu articles I wrote before and after Pakistan National Elections in 2013. This one, titled Muasharti Tabdeeli Aur Humara Nafs (transliteration: “Societal Change and Our “Self”), was written after the elections on June 7th, 2013, discussing […]
Pakistan has been traditionally characterized as a collectivist society, where individuals recognized themselves as part of a group or a community, and where values and norms were collectively shared, and people took responsibility of the group or the community they […]
International geopolitics is such a treacherous territory to monitor; ugly, unfathomable and unpredictable at the same time. It takes an unbearable amount of burden on my tiny brain to read and listen to all these news and analysis that I […]
In a very stimulating recent article, David Dubois of the INSEAD has studied the patterns and reasons of bad behavior in different levels of social classes. Initially, he refers to the anecdotal evidence that suggests that people higher in social […]
Intellectuals across the world would continue to debate whether modern science is a gift, or a curse. Modern science has brought a magnitude of convenience in life that could not have been imagined a century or two ago. If by […]