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Comment: Handling the trash

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 11, 2014. There might be no hope that things will ever change. But there is a possibility. There is definitely a possibility. The likelihood, however far removed from reality, that one day we will be able to clean our filth […]

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Comment: Let’s focus on climate change

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 27, 2013. The narrative to prevent environmental degradation has almost always been weak in Pakistan. On the streets, it gets annihilated in the face of poverty, social injustice and lack of basic facilities, and not without merit. It is difficult to expect anything significant […]

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Comment: In the absence of hope, struggle we must

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 26, 2013. I find it difficult to come up with a truthful answer to the question “How is life in Pakistan these days?” A simple “It’s complicated” does not even begin to describe the complexities of everyday life in this country. Pakistan is a […]

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Comment: I might just vote

Written before the May 2013 elections. In Rawalpindi and Islamabad, where I live and work, I see Karachi in blaring breaking news on television sets. I read about this city bleeding, some 1,500 kilometers away. But when I look around me, I see an election campaign roaring in the twin cities and I feel embarrassed […]

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Comment: Scientific inquiry

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 5, 2013. These first two weeks of February have been heavy on some really cool science news. A bionic eye that would help people with a rare sight disorder was approved by regulators, scientists found signs of life deep under a glacial lake in Antarctica, a meteor exploded over Russia’s […]

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Comment: Twin City transport woes

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 4, 2012. I like travelling by public transportation. It’s an entirely subjective declaration for which I don’t find a lot of support. A major part of my public transport experience is based on intra- and inter-city travel in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The public transit system […]

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Comment: Where does the floodwater go?

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 20, 2013. I love clouds. The way these wispy masses of liquid droplets take form, their types, the manner in which they reflect and scatter light to colour themselves and the careless abandon with which their infinite profiles defy geometrical […]

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