Democracy relies on collective wisdom to yield the best of a set of often bad choices.
We have to minimise discretion in Pakistan at least for this phase of our existence.
Why do the rulers consider increase in remittances praiseworthy?
Our education systems need to be independently assessed.
Taxpayers here have valid concerns: does the government care for us?
Chota is highly skilled, street-smart and wise. Yet no one would consider him educated. Why not?
Why, as a society, we feel increasingly disinclined to enforce the rules is a matter of great significance.
We literally do not know what we are eating in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s development problems are not going to be resolved even if every citizen acquires a postgraduate education.
The kings and kingmakers have now led the country into very dangerous territory.
Just as a robust undergraduate system is a prerequisite for successful doctoral programmes, ...
Liberalism, pluralism and secularism resonated very little with the mass of the Indian population.
Our linguistic confusions are compounded by the fact that Urdu is very carefree with its pronunciation and use of
‘Welfare’ not ‘warfare’ should be the goal.
Meta-issues involving complex dimensions are not suitable for referenda.
What is intriguing is our selective use of the concept of sustainability.
It is normal for us to accept whoever is placed on the pedestal.
There’s no place for ‘good’ representatives — the more powerful and connected the patron, the better.
Is suo motu action an exercise in futility?
The burden of disease became much more equalised.