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A Story About Stories

A Story About Stories

Storytelling used to be an important way to preserve linguistic, cultural and national identity. It was a key source of knowledge as well, besides a surefire way of giving children the gift of imagination. Sadly, that gift is not being presented to our children anymore and Instab Sahi tells us why we should consider making storytelling a part of our traditional education system.

Author: Intsab Sahi

Dr Sajida Vandal: Reimagining Arts Education in Pakistan

Dr Sajida Vandal: Reimagining Arts Education in Pakistan 

Dr Sajida Vandal has been a prominent figure in the practice and education of arts in Pakistan. Now, with a new art school set up in the cultural capital of the country, Dr Vandal and her team look to redefine the way arts education is approached. Sehrish Khan finds out how the seasoned professor plans to do it.

Author: Sehrish Khan

A BAD TIME TO BE A KASHMIRI STUDENT

A Bad Time To Be A Kashmiri Student

The most educated part of South Asia is where students are punished the most, in an international conflict that shows no respite.

Author: Ahmed Quraishi

APS Tragedy: From Vows To Vulnerability

APS Tragedy: From Vows To Vulnerability

There are moments that jostle a nation beyond measure, that become a clarion call for salvation. The dastardly assault on the children of Army Public School Peshawar was a moment of collective sadness, collective mourning and collective resolve.

Author: M Azam Mahmood, Aisha Saeed

Getting Real With Augmented Reality

Getting Real With Augmented Reality

Virtual reality is a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. Applications of virtual reality can include entertainment and educational purposes.

Author: Hammad Anwar

Madrassa Reforms: The Debate And The Way Forward

Madrassa Reforms: The Debate And The Way Forward

Education itself has never been a priority, be it religious or otherwise. Many promises of mainstreaming Madrassas, modernizing them with state of the art facilities and modern education have remained unfulfilled over the years, writes Tabish Qayyum.

Author: Tabish Qayyum

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Dr Talat Naseer Pasha: All Geared Up To Transform University of Education

Professor Dr Talat Naseer Pasha (SI) recently joined the University of Education as its vice chancellor after a highly successful 8-year stint at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) as its VC. He is well known as an academic and educationist of international stature in educational circles of Pakistan and known to promote quality research. Arsalan Haider caught up with the professor to find out about his plans in his new role

Author: Arslan Haider

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Projection of Psyche or Perception?

In this age of social outward-ness courtesy of social media, it’s not hard for impressionable minds to get stressed about what it takes to be ‘accepted’. But do you even need the acceptance from nobodies? Sofia Syed explains how you really don’t.

Author: Dr Sofia Syed

Take Bullying By The Horns

Take Bullying By The Horns

Bullying is one of the worst things that can happen to a child, for its effects run far deeper than a nasty scar from a playground squabble. While the world worries about how to put an end to bullying, it is hardly considered an issue in Pakistan. Mahrukh Nadeem writes why we need to wake and address this invisible disease.

Author: Mahrukh Nadeem

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Histro-tainment: Drawing Inspiration From The Past 

Identity crisis is one of the most common of national dilemmas in the 21st century as youth of the world become more and more lost in the battle between Western and Eastern. Thankfully we have a rich history to get inspired from, writes Haleema Khalid as she places her bets on histro-tainment.

Author: Haleema Khalid

Transitioning To University

Transitioning To University

An education’s primary objective is likely to preparing an individual for the real world, but under its guise, individuals seek another objective: the need for earning an employment. Students in 7th grade or below may not give much emphasis to education or its core aims and rather perceive it is as a compulsion imposed onto them by their elders. Students falling under the age group of ten to thirteen, are very likely to develop anti-school sentiments as the prime purpose of education is not known or told to them.Pink Floyd, a British rock band.

Author: Abdullah Shahid

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PUT OUT THE SMOKE. PLEASE!

A large number of youngsters are inclined towards smoking because of the media portrayal of it as a stress buster or simply a ‘cool’ habit. In reality, it is nothing but slow poisoning yourself to a painful death.

Author: Hammad Anwar

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Student Unions: Is It Time?

The call for reviving student unions has been heard time and again and ignored with ease. But the decibels the students have achieved this time around might make even the deafest of ears take notice. Maybe.

Auhtor: Ammar Sheikh

Author: Hammad Anwar