Mehvish Riaz

  • TI recently attended the 15th Fulbright Alumni Conference held at Serena Hotel Islamabad. The theme of the conference was “Emerging Leaders” and more than 200 Fulbright alumni from Pakistan participated in it. It was inspiring and invigorating to interact with people from diverse fields ...

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  • TWords have tremendous power to shape perceptions, influence people, manipulate representation and transform reality. We not only tend to see the world through the lenses of narrative but also translate the narratives, which serve as guiding principles in shaping our belief systems, into reality, ...

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  • TOn January 2, 2017, a woman, identified as Zahra Bibi, suffering from a disease related to her lungs, died on the floor of Jinnah Hospital, Lahore. She passed away on the floor because the hospital management could not provide a bed to the ailing woman who succumbed to her disease that caused her ...

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  • TOne of the reasons behind the economic decline of the developing countries is the helpless effort to waste time in pleasing the narcissist people whose ego needs to be fertilized with the “Yes, you are right” attitude of many around them. The world keeps working when we waste our time ...

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  • T“When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses, and even elephants lumber after safety.” (Maya Angelou, When Great Trees Fall) A thick layer of smoke and dust in the air is alarming from the point of view of global warming and extremely ...

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  • TAccording to my observation, it is currently in vogue among most of the "Non-Pakistanis" and some “Pakistanis” living abroad to speak against Muslims and their religious belief system in order to appear liberal, modern or in other words socially more 'accepted'. How I interpret this ...

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  • TRecently, I have read many posts on social and digital media regarding the following Quranic order about beating the women. "Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, ...

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  • TCurrently, in academia, an over emphasis on research instead of teaching can be observed. A teacher is judged through the microscope of research publications. If someone has multiple publications, s/he is considered to be the best or more specifically renowned or hardworking teacher; whereas ...

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