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BLM and us

The killing of an Afro-American man, George Floyd, by police in Minneapolis, USA, has proved one of those historic tipping points no one could have predicted. The tragic US history…

Decolonisation in consciousness and fact

The US and subsequently many parts of the world have been in turmoil since the tragic death of George Floyd in the US, the emergence with renewed force of the…

How US History Is Whitewashed

How US history is whitewashed

This June, like so many over the past three decades, small armies of graduate students, high school teachers and college faculty descended upon US cities throughout flyover country to score…

There’s something in the air

When one returns from a foreign country to Karachi, s/he is met with garbage issues and an assault on one’s olfactory senses. The city of Karachi today is not only…

Our smog battle

In recent years, Lahore, the heart of Pakistan, has grappled with a grave environmental crisis: smog. The annual smog episode has become a recurrent nightmare, suffocating the city and its…

Resilient infrastructure

The construction of infrastructure on resilient foundations leads to such structures absorbing and preventing sudden and severe shocks which could include many disasters like floods, glacier melting, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis,…

The amazing world of discovery

We live in an amazing world of discovery where truth is often stranger than fiction. Thanks to technological advancements, we do not need seeds any more to grow plants as…

Time for stocktaking

PAKISTAN’S per capita carbon emissions have been declining, mainly due to the country’s rapidly increasing population and decreasing economic growth rate. The population has exceeded 246 million, according to the…