Youth and sovereignty

The youth must take the road forward, not the “streets” for a sovereign state. Sri Lanka and Ukraine are present-day examples of countries when things go south. Incompetence and arrogance invite scorn. Period. A rebellious approach to…

Crime deterrence

Deterrence—the crime prevention effects of the threat of punishment—is a theory of choice in which individuals balance the benefits and costs of crime. Flooded with news of assault and violence, social media in Pakistan is once…

Graduating in a pandemic

Bewilderment, perplexity and confusion envelop the class of 2020 as it graduates amid the pandemic. Struck by Covid-19; neither they walked on the graduation ramp, nor tossed their hats up in the air. Many longed-for group photographs,…

Corona-ising the metropolitans

COVID-19 has exposed the intrinsic vulnerability of urban centres around the globe. Density and connectivity, which are the hallmarks of city centres, are ruthlessly ambushed by Covid-19. The past couple of months have taught us that…

Budget cut & university conundrums

In the USA, the professors of my university, currently where I work, are enjoying lives in their huge mansions with sprawling lawns and tennis courts. In Pakistan, the faculty of my alma mater, where I once worked, the University of…

Disinfodemic

“Is the virus fake?” one student asked with a slight grin and gleamy eyes. “Is it a global plot against the Muslim world by the Jewish lobby?” others interrupted. “Do you see any corpses in the city of New York…

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