Alas! This is how the majority of people approach decolonization incorrectly to make an excuse to not fulfill their moral duties just because they’re scared or simply because they don’t care enough. Another example is that here whenever you raise your voice against a parent beating his child, you get the reasoning: “Yehan aaisa he hota hai. Ye koi America thora na hai jahan bachay ko marna manna ho. Yehan thori na bacha police bula skta is baat pe.” (“This is how it happens here. This is not America where beating your child is illegal. The kid can’t call the police to seek protection.”) This is not decolonization but being an inhumane monster violating human rights. Woefully, people give it the name of decolonization just because they’re doing the exact opposite of something that the Western world does.Read more
Durriya Kazi describes the process of establishing English and its related dominant culture through colonialism and European and American dominance in the world as an inevitable medium in the realm of science, technology, and commerce – to this point, most will agree. But she further argues that this dominant culture is being overturned by introducing it in other spheres: “Jamaican Patois and Ebonics spoken by black Americans have been recognised as distinct languages. Urlish, a mixture of Urdu and English, has become the norm in most Pakistani circles.” As a result of this, the dominant culture that is associated with English is overturned and English is enriched with new vocabulary, new concepts and other values. But the question is at what price is this dominant culture undermined?Read more
I have finally finished reading this series, and I decided to write a review about it. In this review, I will write briefly about all 13 books. Series by Lemony Snicket.
ASOUE starts in the book “A Bad Beginning” where the Baudelaires, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, learn their parents died, and their new guardian is Count Olaf, a vile man distantly related to the Baudelaires. This evil man will stop at nothing to get the Baudelaires’ fortune, which they inherited from their parents. In all the books, he comes after them, with his evil henchmen, trying to get his hands on the fortune.Read more
Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf States are in hot waters since the last year of the Trump presidency. They were hedging against Biden’s presidency by aligning with Israel, which triggered the normalization of relations between the Arab States and Israel. Gone are the days when Europe and the USA were keeping their eyes and ears shut to human rights violations and a crackdown on pro-democracy activists.Read more
Almost all segments of our social and national life are undergoing a constant deterioration, but on the top of the list is education. Today’s discussion will concentrate only on the situation in the public colleges, leaving aside the schools and private colleges. In the province of Punjab, the public colleges are being run under the administrative control of the Higher Education Department. While putting aside the bureaucratically flawed administration and concentrating only on what there is inside our colleges, one realizes that a dire catastrophe is around the corner.Read more
Dakan is one of the movies directed by Guinea director and filmmaker Camara which started debate particularly in the Guinea society and generally in Africa and caught the attention of the whole world especially Europe and America after its initial release days because it raised and asked some very hard and untraditional questions which were not allowed to speak, answer, ask, argue, raise and those questions are about concept and practice of heterogeneity which is predominantly guiding people in the African world, emergence or revelation of homosexuality which was covered hidden before people and the world in Africa and the third question is the dare of Queering Africa. As Beti Ellerson (2005) puts it in the context, “the film revealed and manifested the assurance of black gay identity, both for black Africans who reside in the Western world and black gays who are of African descent”.Read more
You never hear cries of outrage when rats are exterminated. Rats are vermin, spread disease, and generally have that nasty look that people loathe. But despite the same rules applying to stray dogs—vermin, disease, loathsome—there is no end to the cries of outrage when there is a demand for the killing of these vile creatures. In recent years, these cries of outrage have come from our courts, from celebrities, and from those who rule us directly or indirectly, which only proves how out of touch these people are from the realities the public faces daily.Read more
In most democratic countries, often politicians and governments are accused of being puppets in the hands of big capitalists and billionaires. But in some dictatorial countries, the opposite happens. Here, the big billionaires are puppets in the hands of the government. And if they do not listen to the government, then they can suddenly vanish.
The quite shocking news was coming from China about China’s second richest man who before September was the richest man in China. I’m talking about Jack ma. He is one of the most famous billionaires of China.Read more
The problem isn’t just with children wanting or not to become a doctor or an engineer but with the popular mindset around this topic. Every household has someone trying to either become a doctor or an engineer. You’ll see bright young students doing FSc right after O’levels instead of taking up A’levels just so they can have an advantage when they appear for MCAT and get good percentages where government medical colleges are the goal and the private ones are lower on the pecking order.Read more
Mr Biden has sworn in. A seasoned politician and an expert of administration, whose priorities can be determined from cancelling many deals of Trump. The tweets of the newly appointed secretary of state Mr Blinkton show what type of policy the US will take regarding Pakistan and India. These tweets are wake_up call for the foreign office of Pakistan.Read more