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How a language dies

A language dies when nobody speaks it anymore. Why a language dies is a pertinent question asked by linguists and activists alike. Linguists and activists across the world have shown…

Golden moments of cricket

Cricket has a long history. According to the ICC website, the first we hear of it is in 1611 and it was then described as “Boys Sport”. The game caught…

A sudden change of heart and policy

The issue of refugees is not new in Pakistan. Since its inception, the country has faced challenges in accommodating refugees from across the borders and even from faraway countries such…

In the pit of poverty

When Malik Meraj Khalid became caretaker prime minister in November 1997, he had his first close encounter with the prime minister’s house in Islamabad. And his experience, in a sense,…

Stay hungry, stay foolish

There was this ‘gentleman’ in the Moliere play who was delighted to learn that he had been speaking in ‘prose’ all his life without knowing it, in the context of…

September 17: remembering India’s shame

Exactly 75 years ago, on September 17, 1948, India blatantly completed its invasion of the princely state of Hyderabad Deccan that it had launched on September 13. Using its vastly…

Riphah University Organizes Successful Expo Jawan

Riphah International University has organized 'Expo Jawan' to create awareness and promotion of modern departments of higher education among the youth. According to the details, this expo is a unique and first of…

Fix the education system

The recent controversy over A-level results in Pakistan has stirred up new thinking on education. While most A-level students who sat for their exams earlier this year are likely to…

Obituaries of haste

Heath Streak was a fine Zimbabwean cricketer who died young recently after completing 50 years in this transitory world. In a macabre reflection of where the media’s anticipatory tendencies have…