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Ayesha Ashraf

Birth of a Rare White Elephant in Myanmar

In Myanmar’s Rakhine State, a rare white elephant was born, as reported by the country’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation on Tuesday. Considered a divine omen by the Buddhist-majority state, the baby elephant came to this world last…

The Politics of U-Turns

Volte face or U-turn is a common phenomenon in politics. You would often see politicians or governments making rhetorical promises and promoting a set of noble moral principles before elections when they are not in power. They then resort to…

Sexism in Language

“Language is our means of classifying and ordering the world: our means of MANIPULATING REALITY” – Dale Spencer (Book: Man made Language) Language has always been an effective tool, either written or spoken, In propagating gender stereotypes or unjustified sexual…

EDUCATION SYSTEM OF PAKISTAN

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one” -Malcolm Forbes Meanwhile, Pakistan is a country with 20m out-of-school children according to UNICEF and with less than 2% of GDP spent on education, suggesting the number the…