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Knowledge and power

Everyone interested in education knows Macaulay and his ‘Minute on Education’, the basis of the English Education Act of 1835, that determined to give the native population of India “a…

Language of instruction

Almost every account of colonialism describes how the colonists planned to use education as a means of stabilizing and strengthening their rule. There was one system of education for those…

Fix the flaws

We are shocked, angry and emotional at the brutal gang-rape of a woman on the motorway link road in Lahore. Women-led protests took place in all the major cities of…

Elite capture

Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again said that Pakistan is in the grip of an ‘elite capture.’ In a recent TV interview, the prime minister further said that Pakistan…

Shun the pact

French President, Emmanuel Macron, is in no position to pontificate to Lebanon about the need for political and economic reforms. Just as thousands of Lebanese took to the streets of…

A ‘pipedream’ push?

Laying the basis for a modern new city to overcome the stress of urbanization in Lahore,must qualify as no less than a ‘pipedream’ as Pakistan battles the largest set of…

Democracy and distrust

Powers exercised under the suo-motu jurisdiction (Article 184(3) of the constitution) have allowed the Supreme Court to venture into domains usually cordoned off for the legislative and the executive branches.…

Child poverty

Women and children suffer the most in any crisis, whether a natural disaster, war, pandemic or economic crisis. The economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed millions of…

The corona fallout

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world. There is not a single country or area of life left which has not been affected by this epidemic in one way or…

The workers’ future

Workers and trade unions celebrate May Day every year to pay homage to Chicago’s workers for scarifying their lives to have the right of an 8-hour working day and better…