Anjum Altaf

Common sense

Common sense

Can a child do better with unfamiliar words? Published 29 Nov, 2020 06:53am
Thought experiment

Thought experiment

A child who hates school is more likely to drop out. Updated 15 Nov, 2020 08:24am
Language of instruction

Language of instruction

The evidence is that children learn best in a language they understand well. Published 23 Oct, 2020 07:14am
Upside-down world

Upside-down world

And then, it would be time to figure out the space for the servant. Published 12 Sep, 2020 07:01am
Strange economics

Strange economics

Here we see the politics of power and powerlessness. Published 25 Aug, 2020 07:03am
Living wage

Living wage

The minute we talk of raising minimum wages, howls are let loose and myriad admonitions pour forth. Published 31 Jul, 2020 07:11am
The city from here

The city from here

Awareness, followed by the desire to change the world, is what motivates the lovers of Faiz. Published 27 May, 2020 06:35am
Where are the experts?

Where are the experts?

We are not even clear about the primary objective of our policy. Published 13 Apr, 2020 06:04am
‘My body, my choice’

‘My body, my choice’

The infliction of pain on the human body is commonly viewed as a just and effective corrective. Updated 17 Mar, 2020 07:32am
Interrogating democracy

Interrogating democracy

Democracy relies on collective wisdom to yield the best of a set of often bad choices. Updated 10 Feb, 2020 07:30am
Rules and discretion

Rules and discretion

We have to minimise discretion in Pakistan at least for this phase of our existence. Published 05 Jan, 2020 07:01am
False signals

False signals

Why do the rulers consider increase in remittances praiseworthy? Published 27 Oct, 2019 07:03am
Put to the test

Put to the test

Our education systems need to be independently assessed. Updated 05 Oct, 2019 07:55am
Taxation: A way forward

Taxation: A way forward

Taxpayers here have valid concerns: does the government care for us? Published 16 Sep, 2019 06:58am
Unpacking education

Unpacking education

Chota is highly skilled, street-smart and wise. Yet no one would consider him educated. Why not? Updated 09 Sep, 2019 01:26pm
Cutting it short

Cutting it short

Why, as a society, we feel increasingly disinclined to enforce the rules is a matter of great significance. Published 24 Aug, 2019 07:06am
Quality of food

Quality of food

We literally do not know what we are eating in Pakistan. Published 04 Aug, 2019 07:07am
Education is not a solution

Education is not a solution

Pakistan’s development problems are not going to be resolved even if every citizen acquires a postgraduate education. Published 25 Jul, 2019 06:56am