Delusion of knowledge is worse than not knowing. In contrast, admitting to one's limit of knowledge is considered to be a hallmark of learned people. Whereas the knowledge has spread far and wide in this age of media, a behavior exhibiting a 'delusion of knowing' has probably also seen a rise. Click on the picture to read more!
Whereas the education is generally assessed through literary rates, number of schools, qualifications, publications and the ‘bright careers’, a frequently ignored side to this is that what is the crux of all this education and what sort of educated society do we envision? Are human values an important part of it and should it be a defining part among ‘educated people’? The answer should of course be 'yes' but are we really going in that direction? Click on the picture above to learn more!
Fake and misattributed quotes are a common phenomenon nowadays especially on the internet. Apart from seemingly providing words of 'wisdom and inspiration', they can also be quite misleading. Therefore, this article attempts to mention some famous and interesting instances of misquotations, some possible dangers associated with such 'fake quotes' and some instructions and guidelines on how to avoid them. Click on the picture to read more!
The brutal murder of the Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has been grabbing global attention since two months and will likely continue doing so. While the investigations are still underway and the culprits are still being looked for, the American President, Donald Trump, released a statement regarding his stance on November 20th. The statement disappointed many and ironically began with the remark 'The world is a very dangerous place!' Click on the picture to learn how the world can actually become an even more dangerous place in the light of this statement!
This is a satirical article aimed at those university students who casually leave their food leftovers on the tables and benches throughout the university campuses. It is thus a pity that those of our youngsters who come from educated backgrounds, are in the process of acquiring higher education and are mature in their age (if not in their thinking) are paying little or no attention to this growing menace.
Rafay Alam is an environmental lawyer and activist from Pakistan. In this interview, he highlights some of the significant environmental problems being faced by Pakistan (due to global and local issues). Furthermore, he also talks a bit about himself, his passion for cycling and more! Click on the picture to read it through!
Despite the advancements in science and technology and despite the wide access to education and knowledge, are we seeing a significant 'rise in stupidity'? Click on the picture to find out!
Since the advent of the British colonialists in the Indian subcontinent, the Muslims of this region (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) have largely remained divided in the camps of conservatives (termed 'Mullahs') and liberals (called 'Misters' in archaic terms). Recently, the case of Asia Bibi in Pakistan became typical manifestation and a hotbed for this century old divide. How should we approach such matters as a nation? Click on the picture to read my opinion!