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Deja vu

“In vain, in vain - the all-composing hour resistless falls; the Muse obeys the power” – Dunciad. The Dunciad, Alexander Pope’s epic poem, depicts the literary culture of 18th-century London.…

Russia, IS-K and threat of world war

If IS-K (Islamic State-Khorasan) really did strike Moscow this week – and it has hit concerts and football matches in Europe before – then we’re likely to get to WW3…

Early-grown cotton: striking back at thrips

Firstly, cultivating cotton isn’t overly challenging if farmers utilize appropriate resources at the right moments and manage it with a wise strategy. Effective management strategies are crucial for optimal cotton…

The rise of nanomaterials

Nanomaterials represent a rapidly emerging industry that is impacting a large number of products ranging from electronics and agriculture to medicine and the defence industry. Nanotechnology depends on the discovery…

Leader in the presidency

Pakistan is a country politically fragmented, socially disillusioned, ideologically divided and economically devastated. The general elections held on February 8 did not help reduce these dilemmas. Currently, the political elite…

Prospects for peace?

The Kashmir conundrum is so intensely related to Pakistan-India relations that even a small incident draws the attention of at least one side. For instance, in December last year, Pakistan…

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…