Pakistan and India’s war should be against their common environmental challenges!

While Indians and Pakistanis are fond of fighting each other, they frequently neglect their common and alarming enemy - an upcoming environmental catastrophe! What environmental challenges is this region facing? To get a glimpse of it, click on the picture to read!

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Our fading ‘intellectual heritage’!

"If the earlier writings are fading away and newer ones are finding hard time getting published, it goes without saying that the overall effect on society will be severely detrimental"! Due to a significant decline in reading of books, the intellectual heritage that is contained in our books is slowly being lost. This article talks about the need to conserve this heritage and gives some advice in this regard. Click on the picture above to read it!

The Doctors need to learn ‘Empathy’!

Empathy is a quality that is possessed naturally but it can be learned as well. Whereas it's an important trait for every human being, it is even more important for those who have to 'take care' of others and this very much includes health workers! Doctors, among other health workers, have to interact with people from various backgrounds and diverse problems who have one thing in common - they all need 'care' and some level of 'empathy'! Click on the picture to read more!

Remembering Haji Abdul Wahhab

Haji Abdul Wahhab (1922-2018) was a pioneer in the global 'Tablighi Jamat' Movement. Upon his recent demise, his funeral was attended by thousands and messages of condolences spread throughout the world. Haji Abdul Wahhab’s name had remained at the top in the list of ‘500 influential Muslims’ since many years. So who was he and what made him so popular? Click on the picture to find out!

‘Quacks’ masquerading as ‘Doctors’?

Some Medical Doctors exhibit a dangerous misconduct during their clinical practice. Is it ignorance, dishonesty or arrogance? The Medical community needs to ponder over these issues. This article mentions a few of my personal experiences in Pakistan. Click on the picture to read further!

‘We don’t have much time’: Rafay Alam on Pakistan’s environmental problems

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!

‘Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth’ — separating exaggerations from truth

'Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth' has become a hot title penned by the renowned American historian, Audrey Truschke. While most scholars and people have applauded her work, some have resorted to denial and hateful attacks on her. The reason for this contention is the personality around whom the book revolves - the Mughal Emperor of India, Aurangzeb Alamgir (d 1707). So what prompted Audrey to write this book and what makes it different? Click on the picture to read my review!

The rise of ‘stupidity’ — how knowledge is in decline

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!

TTP and TLP: different labels, similar ideology?

"A myopic worldview has generally tied ‘extremism’ with specific communities — much of the world has put the blame of extremism on Muslims while the Muslims, in turn, have tried to throw it at particular ‘religious’ groups. However, this ‘erroneous perception’ bars us from identifying ‘extremist tendencies’ beyond the communities/groups whom we’ve comfortably put the blame upon!" Click on the picture to read more!

Asia Bibi case: Pakistanis need to bridge the ‘mister-mulla’ divide

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!