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Pakistan And Its ‘Yes Sir’ Culture

In 2017, I visited the West for the first time to pursue my masters. I was welcomed by so many cultural differences in the West, but thanks to my anthropological courses during undergraduate and my innate ability to observe social behavior…

Pakistani Artists: An Endangered Species

“When we were colonial subjects, we could dream of freedom, but now that we were free, what would we dream of? Were we even free?” Said Sadat Hassan Manto, an Urdu short story writer who loved his country, however poor and ignorant. Art is,…

Stop Arranging Arranged Marriages

A few days earlier, a very dear colleague of mine disclosed the issue with me that how she was rejected by a guy's family on the plea that she is not that much tall. She told it all between a burst of tears rolling over her cheeks that how…

Controlling the Population

The Pakistan population in 1947 was 34.4 million which has increased to 207.800 million according to the provisional figures of the 2017 census. Amidst intense political wrangling and a show of national indignation over International…