111 510 510 libonline@riphah.edu.pk Contact

AI: utopia or dystopia?

The eerie scenes from the ‘Terminator’ movie franchise, where ruthless machines rule a post-apocalyptic world, have long captured our imagination. In the realm of science fiction, movie franchise has intrigued…

Stirring up the soul, is it?

Is it déjà vu? Is it an illusion? Is it a knee-jerk? Is it real? Is it happening? These are all the questions that arise the minute the word “change”…

Crisis to crisis

SINCE its inception, Pakistan has lurched from crisis to crisis. The poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz was once asked what the future held in store for the country. He is said…

Breaking the chain of corruption: Part – II

The late prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, largely eliminated corruption from Singapore and thereby transformed it from a third-world to a first-world country. The following are some Yew…

What’s in a name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” This quotation by Shakespeare in his famous play Romeo and Juliet is a…

How to be a better thinker

In response to my previous article ‘What have we become?’ (March 4), I received many appreciation emails from my readers. Some asked for more details about how to evaluate beliefs…

Civilization under threat?

Masood Kizilbash’s book ‘Human Conflict with Nature’ published by the Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre Islamabad in 2020 carries an intriguing subtitle – ‘Alarm Bell for the Demise of…

Humans are humans, not mere resources

Human Resource (HR) is it. HR is the most important resource. Human capital counts. Humans are the assets. Human resources are the difference. These are the corporate mantras. These are…