Writing In Times Of Covid-19

Awareness regarding mental health has always been a perpetual spar in a country where psychiatric resources and services are available in a confined manner. In underdeveloped countries such as Pakistan, People do find themselves inefficacious when the time comes to face the stressors like rising inflation and unemployment, erratic gas supplies, load shedding, political uncertainty, infringement of law and order, and most importantly the social stigma and lockdown effects brought about by the second wave of Covid-19.

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2020: The Year That Spread Fear And Panic In The World

Global pandemics have been around for almost thousands of years. Almost after every hundred years, these epidemics reappear with slight transformations in their nature and shape. The global outbreaks of these pandemics such as Cholera, bubonic plague, smallpox, and influenza have been the ruthless slayers of masses throughout history. In the year 2019, Corona – which has been named Covid-19 as it is a disease of 2019 – outbroke in Wuhan District, China, and suddenly spread all over the world within the short period of three months. The first wave of this plague has claimed millions of lives so far. And yet the first wave has not stopped, the second has begun. We have made so much progress in the field of science and technology that we have yet to develop an effective vaccine for it. This advancement and progress sound absurd. And it is too early to say when this terrible epidemic will come to an end. It feels as if the Hour has come before the Hour.

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Pakistani Culture & Government Policies Versus Online Learning

The global pandemic has caused real essences of anxiety among students and caused them to lose interest in actual learning. However, it is not the corona itself but the related policies that proved out to be depression causing and problem triggerers. The continuously rapid changes about the school/university closures and the inability of institutions to make authorized plans regarding SOPS has changed the concept and perspective with which students see studies and education in general.

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A New World Order

A pandemic in the 21st century silently and swiftly took over the world. This time the species on earth facing the biggest threat is sapiens, yes the Homo sapiens, the powerful Homo sapiens declared control not only on earth but in outer space too, now fighting against a virus. Ever since Homo sapiens ceased to live in harmony with nature, and challenging nature to control it unnaturally invites a strong reaction from nature, for her unique survival and invisible balance nature reacts in different forms from environmental catastrophe to a virus that made the whole world upside down.

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2020: The Year That Spread Fear And Panic In The World

Global pandemics have been around for almost thousands of years. Almost after every hundred years, these epidemics reappear with slight transformations in their nature and shape. The global outbreaks of these pandemics such as Cholera, bubonic plague, smallpox, and influenza have been the ruthless slayers of masses throughout history. In the year 2019, Corona – which has been named Covid-19 as it is a disease of 2019 – outbroke in Wuhan District, China, and suddenly spread all over the world within the short period of three months.

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COVID-19 and Funding for Research to Sustain and Innovate the Universities of Pakistan

Logically, the term university means ‘the house of knowledge’. No, doubt universities are institutions to promote higher education. But higher education is not the only responsibility. The core role of universities is to produce new knowledge. In this modern world majority of economies are knowledge-based. In such circumstances, the role of universities becomes more significant. The main element for the growth of a knowledge-based economy is the commodification of knowledge and it could not be actualized without the active role of universities.

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Time Travel: A Myth or Reality?

I was watching a season a week ago when I came across a rather wonderous concept, dramatized in a very unique way. It was a German season named “Dark” and started with children missing in a mysterious way without leaving any sort of trace. At first, it appeared as a case of serial killings or a case of supernatural involvement. However, as soon as the events started to unfold, it was revealed that the source of this mysteriousness was a door in a cave at the back of a Nuclear Plant. Behind that door was a crack in the fabric of reality which allowed people to travel back and forth in time. The concept that was explored in a rather different and unique style than any other we are familiar with, was “Time Travel”.

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The COVID-19 Vaccines for All

The researchers and scientists have finally given approval for the use of an effective and safe COVID-19 vaccine, and we are optimistic to get the first person vaccinated in Canada next week. The U.K  has already started inoculations and it is also expected to start in the U.S in the coming week. But, still, a large number of people all around the world are not well aware of the vaccine preparation, its functioning, and usage and these people have some fears, hesitations, and misconceptions, as the information is relayed in a scientific language that is not easily understood. This situation in third world countries is even worse.

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Revolution Knows No Pandemic

As Pakistan Democratic Movement prepares for its sixth and final power show in Lahore, the accused Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf government has been anxiously trying to stop PDM. Many believe that the lockdown 2.0 due to the second wave of Corona Virus outbreak, flooding the lawns of Minar-e-Pakistan, and arresting DJ Butt were all excuses for halting the Jalsa. The real question that arises from the current tussle between PDM and the government is, whether gathering thousands of people during a pandemic is morally and politically correct or not?

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Existential Security And Decline Of Religion

A growing number of people in today’s world no longer consider religion as a source of support and meaning in their lives. This new-old thought has prevailed mostly in the inhabitants of affluent and developing countries, who have access to safe environments. Most of this includes the younger generation.

Be that as it may; it comes to a factual fact that this decline in religion happened because of scientific knowledge and modern technology. Scholars like Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Emile Durkheim had once also predicted that the spread of scientific knowledge would banish religions for the world.

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