Category: Issues

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When Lying Becomes a Virtue

– Sidra Mansoor We all know how bad it is to lie about anything in our personal and professional lives. All our lives we’ve been told to be honest no matter what it takes. We grow up hearing our elders say how honesty is the best policy and how it...

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The Perception of Pain

– Usman Shah We tend to think and believe we’re in pain – but what is pain? Pain is having to do something forcefully that we do not want to do. Pain is in your thinking. Psychologically exhausted and emotionally fragile people feel most of the pain. But it’s just a setting of our own brain – change...

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Movie Therapy, Anyone?

– Yumna Sadiq Hayat Question: What is worse than having all these unexpressed emotions hauled up inside you? Answer: To leave those emotions unexpressed inside you. Life is rough. And I do not need to give you examples of it being so because you probably have plenty of your own....

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Liberation in the Age of the Selfie

– Maryam Sakeenah   I like the word ‘selfie’- It is an honest word characterized by the ‘self’ ringing through it. The selfie is a phenomenon that defines our age. As I browse through the abyss of self photographed profile pictures on social media, I am struck by the remarkable...

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Fiction in Facts

– Ali Muqtadir As a country relatively new to widespread use of the internet, we forget that not everything we see on the internet has even a remote connection to reality. Whether it’s made up statistics advertising the latest health fad or ‘scientific’ articles from blogs, facts are rarely called...

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The Art of Complimenting

– Yumna Sadiq Hayat I have recently started working a 9 to 5 job. I knew absolutely nobody there. Everyone else was already hanging out with everyone else. Since I was the new girl, I knew that if I wanted to not die of boredom, I would have to be...

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The Desi Male

– Syed Aalim Akhtar  “Men are more intelligent than women, he is a chhakka, a hijra, she is a slut. All these statements will not be tolerated in academic spaces now, at least academic spaces. And these were freely supported here in these very institutions 30 yrs ago..” our Professor...

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Have You Heard About Noetic Science?

– Kainat Azhar Human mind is complex, so is the man’s quest for knowledge. From the day God has sent him on this earth, he is finding ways to conquer the world using the power of his brain. Whosoever has read Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol”, Noetic Science is not...