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How to be happy

The three-day International Gandhara Symposium held in Islamabad on July 11 under the auspices of the prime minister’s task force on Gandhara Tourism can be termed as historic in all…

Internationalizing a university

I recently had the opportunity to visit Incheon in South Korea’s greater Seoul area. I spent time at the Incheon Global Campus, a global education hub hosting overseas campuses of…

A perpetual identity crisis: Part – I

Literary terms or concepts like ‘mimicry’ cannot be understood without some knowledge about colonialism and its impacts on developing countries, especially those in the Global South. Prominent Arab intellectual and…

Ticket to paradise

Under the auspices of the prime minister’s task force on Gandhara tourism, it was indeed an honour for me to chair a round table conference on Wednesday (July 5), which…

Capital suggestion: Default?

Sovereign default is the “failure of a national government to repay its debt.” Here are six signs that can indicate a potential sovereign default. Oe, persistent and large fiscal deficits:…

Exploring Gandhara

On the occasion of completing one month of taking charge as chairperson of the prime minister’s taskforce on Gandhara Tourism with the status of minister of state – on Wednesday…

Central Asia and the BRI

One major geographic characteristic of Central Asian countries is their landlockedness. Being a landlocked economy creates challenges in all spheres of policy – foreign policy, security, international trade as well…

Cyclones in our lives

For almost the entire week, so many of us had anxiously waited for the threatened arrival of a cyclone. Since there was an element of unpredictability about how it would…

Marvellous Swat

t is wonderful to write my weekly article while being present in the beautiful valley of Swat, which is also called the Switzerland of Pakistan. Located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP),…

The great Indian political circus: Part – II

In January 1990, tensions in Kashmir allowed the BJP to capitalize on it to fan its extremist agenda. Immediately after coming to power, the VP Singh government introduced the 62nd…