Virus Out Of Hands

Coronavirus has spread globally. Despite China being the country hit hardest by this epidemic, the number of international cases continue to increase with the tick of the clock. The total number of recorded cases stand at around 50,000 people as of Feb 12, 2020. In just under 1.5 months, it has spread to around 30 countries as reported. The number of cases have begun to … Continue reading Virus Out Of Hands

The Kashmir Puzzle

A divine landscape of scenic peaks, lush green meadows, and breath-taking rivers, lakes, and glaciers: Kashmir. Pashtuns, Mughals, Sikhs, Buddhists, British; they have all dominated this region one time or another. The prevailing Muslim Kashmir, as we know it today, is less than two hundred years old development. This nirvana on earth has been a hotly contested region for centuries. The latest and the deadliest … Continue reading The Kashmir Puzzle

Role of transport in achieving SDGs

A set of 17 goals and 169 targets to usher the world on to a path of sustainable development in the next fifteen years came into force on 1st January 2016. UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development forms the basis for these goals. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – centered around the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental – stimulate action in … Continue reading Role of transport in achieving SDGs

Pakistan – fourth worst country for women

Throughout history, women had it rough. By almost every measure, it was easier to be a man than to be a woman. From being un-wanted before birth to getting discarded at birth, rights of women in modern societies have come a long way. With the enlightenment ideas, seeds of change were sown. It would not have been without the struggle of hundreds and thousands of … Continue reading Pakistan – fourth worst country for women

Books

2020 Humankind: A Hopeful History (Rutger Bregman) From the author of the acclaimed title: ‘Utopia for Realists’, Rutger Bregman touches on the subject of human nature. Contrary to the popular belief that human beings are by nature selfish, Rutger shows how intrinsically we are all good, helpful and caring. We cooperate in the worst of times, and feel for our fellow human beings. On Tyranny … Continue reading Books