Teaching Social Science is Valuing Humanism and Social Justice

Teaching Social Science is Valuing Humanism and Social Justice

We all have a profound comprehension that since the emergence of the sciences, natural science has occupied a higher eminence in the hierarchy among all sciences. It is due to its accuracy in results and ‘universal meaning’ or ‘universality in methods’. Its accuracy and exactness is predominately due to the objectifying of and quantifying the […]

The Conquest of Constantinople

The Conquest of Constantinople

Twenty-three armies including Sultan Murad II’s failed in their attempts to conquer the city of Constantinople. Sultan Murad II, who assumed the throne in 1421, unable to tame his desire launched an attack on the city of Constantinople in 1422. As a counterstrategy, the Roman Empire threatened Sultan Murad II by encouraging his 13-year-old brother, […]

Evolution of women’s education: From a right to a necessity

Evolution of women’s education: From a right to a necessity

Gender inequality has been an issue for decades and even after all these years, women are still not being treated the same as men and are largely under-represented in most public fields. Women are still not given equal opportunities and are seen as incapable of doing the same job as males. They continue to play […]

The Fight For Africa: The Legacy of the Soviet Union vs Western Colonialism

The Fight For Africa: The Legacy of the Soviet Union vs Western Colonialism

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s recent tour in Africa was meant to be a game changer, not only in terms of Russia’s relations with the continent, but in the global power struggle involving the US, Europe, China, India, Turkey and others. Many media reports and analyses placed Lavrov’s visit to Egypt, the Republic of Congo, […]

Let’s Commemorate Karbala in Other Ways

Let’s Commemorate Karbala in Other Ways

The session of remembrance and mourning around each Muharram was never a ritual to be performed on annual basis. It is but our open call against the modern-day Yazids who have occupied the seats of power and religion. By each thump on our chests, we declare our war against tyrants and their cruel rules. Karbala […]

Ziauddin Sardar: A Polymath

Ziauddin Sardar: A Polymath

“I have multiple identities. I’m British. I’m Pakistani. I’m Muslim. I’m a writer. I’m a father. And each identity has rich overtones. So I must be careful to look at your identity, and that of others, in the same way.” – Ziauddin Sardar When we talk of philosophers of the present era, Ziauddin Sardar sits […]

Teachers are also mentors, counsellors, fellow learners and friends

Teachers are also mentors, counsellors, fellow learners and friends

We teachers have lost our image of role models because we aren’t coming out of the traditional teaching-learning process Teachers are the driving force behind any nation’s education system and it is they who interact with students the most. As a result, a teacher frequently has to perform multiple roles to be the best mentor. […]

Difficulties in life don’t come to destroy you

Difficulties in life don’t come to destroy you

When everything in your life seems to be falling apart; when the season of hope has passed and the darkness of despair has enveloped you; when setbacks and sufferings greet your every effort; when your life has become unbearable and your dreams a hellish nightmare; when your surroundings are frightening and the past keeps haunting […]

My Future Self Speaking

My Future Self Speaking

Spring-cleaning my room, I stumbled across a photograph of mine. With tears in my eyes, I still remember the worst of the times. The times I felt completely numb to anything. The times I was ruining myself, consciously or subconsciously. The times when even the most trivial thing would cause me a nervous breakdown. And […]

Are history books telling the truth about Mashriqi, Jinnah & Gandhi?

Are history books telling the truth about Mashriqi, Jinnah & Gandhi?

Part 2 To stop any political maneuvering once and for all, on March 1, 1947, Mashriqi ordered 300,000 Khaksars to assemble in Delhi by June 30th, 1947. The plan was for the Khaksars to take over Viceroy Lodge and important Government offices and installations (including radio and print media). As soon as the Khaksars had […]

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