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Faisal Bari

Misconceptions about schools

Misconceptions about schools

The quality of education in both public- and private-sector schools needs to be improved. Published Nov 17, 2017 06:55am
On giving

On giving

Not having institutions that you can trust can have a dampening effect on philanthropic giving. Published Nov 03, 2017 07:01am
Thinking critically — really?

Thinking critically — really?

We live in a society where space, even for conversations amongst friends, has shrunk drastically. Published Oct 20, 2017 01:15am
The powers that be

The powers that be

Not only do they defy the rules, they think it is the right thing to do as well. Published Oct 06, 2017 01:12am
Motivating teachers

Motivating teachers

We are not giving teachers enough incentives, responsibility or authority. Published Sep 22, 2017 03:55am
Information issues

Information issues

If doctors were more forthcoming, parents would be better informed about their child’s illness. Published Sep 08, 2017 01:30am
Mobility in urban spaces

Mobility in urban spaces

It has become a lot harder for pedestrians and bicycle riders to move around the city. Published Aug 25, 2017 06:53am
Registering an FIR and after

Registering an FIR and after

On issues that matter to the citizen, nothing seems to have changed at the police station. Published Aug 11, 2017 05:22am
Making reforms work

Making reforms work

Strong data gathering and monitoring of results is a must for improving education policies. Published Jul 14, 2017 02:28am
An educational chasm

An educational chasm

The issue of social distance between students and teachers at government schools must be addressed. Published Jun 30, 2017 06:59am
Is education a priority?

Is education a priority?

Will the increase in the education budgets be able to address the inequities in our learning systems? Published Jun 16, 2017 02:33am
Is cheating a norm now?

Is cheating a norm now?

Half-hearted efforts in the form of more police at exam centres are not going to work. Updated Jun 02, 2017 04:06am
Rethinking zoos

Rethinking zoos

‘We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.’ — Immanuel Kant Published May 19, 2017 01:19am
Can education for all work?

Can education for all work?

It’s hard to achieve universal education when we spent just 2pc of our GDP towards this goal. Updated May 05, 2017 01:33am
Where we stand

Where we stand

The dominant narrative of Pakistan is power, and violence is its most naked and destructive form. Published Apr 22, 2017 01:06am
In service of power

In service of power

In Pakistan, rules are made to serve the powerful and strengthen their hold. Published Apr 07, 2017 01:23am
Rules for cohabitation

Rules for cohabitation

Our education, irrespective of level or type, does not inculcate empathy in our young people. Published Mar 24, 2017 01:19am
Governance reform in education

Governance reform in education

It is high time we experimented with the decentralisation of authority at the school level. Published Mar 10, 2017 01:12am
Incentives & career paths

Incentives & career paths

We are missing the larger narrative of who becomes a teacher in Pakistan and why. Published Feb 24, 2017 01:54am