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A farewell to conscience

In ancient Rome, as the story goes, a slave would stand close behind victorious generals as they were paraded through the streets after returning home, triumphant, from a battle. And…

Political arena

The Prime Minister has written a letter to the Speaker of the National Assembly to take steps for making electoral reforms. It is a step in the aftermath of recent…

Political stability

Economic growth depends on three things: accumulation of capital, human resources and technological advancement. Capital – including foreign direct investment (FDI) – accumulates where there’s political stability. FDI brings in…

Science of happy

YOU have infection. There is a medicine for your infection. You take the medicine. Medicine will cure the infection. You will be happy. Conclusion: Medicine makes you happy. There is…

Talking Cricket, Science And Poetry

Talking cricket, science and poetry

Recently our cricket team played a series of matches in the UAE against Australia and New Zealand. They played well against Australia, but the New Zealanders forced losses on them.…

The science of trolling

The contemporary term ‘troll’, exists in two forms. It is a noun and a verb. The noun troll was originally a Norse mythological creature. Very much like shame, it resided…

The science of a budget

By virtue of parliament’s vote, the budget becomes a legal document and cannot be treated as merely an statement of intentions. However, Pakistan’s successive governments have presented budgets on unrealistic…

Look to science

Like the rest of the world, the Covid-19 pandemic is slowly unfolding in Pakistan. If we go by the available data, the Covid curve is headed relentlessly upwards. This means…

Science versus dogma

There was this front-page photograph, published on Friday, in which a member of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is looking through a very large telescope at dusk on Thursday in Karachi. This…