When is the right time to send your child to school?

When is the right time to send your child to school?

When is the right time to send my child to school? Every mom I know asks themselves this question as there is no specific age, each child is different. When looking back at being a first-time mom to my now 5-year-old, I had more than a few sleepless nights weighing...

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2018 is officially the year of Natural Disasters (Rava Special Report)

2018 is officially the year of Natural Disasters (Rava Special Report)

Natural disasters around the world are occurring at an alarming rate in 2018. Every few weeks, we’re witnessing earthquakes that demolish whole cities, wildfires that burn thousands of acres, and cyclones that cause mass flooding and property damage. In the wake of these disasters, people grieve the losses of loved ones and destroyed...

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Public Wrecks: Road Accident Proneness in Pakistan

Public Wrecks: Road Accident Proneness in Pakistan

Road accidents are very common in developing countries especially in Pakistan and the situation has become worsened day by day. Experts have mentioned in the different research reports that that mostly they (accidents) are caused by different factors such as careless driving, traffic rules violation, bad roads and faulty old...

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World Teachers’ Day – Teachers; the architects of young minds

World Teachers’ Day – Teachers; the architects of young minds

Teachers’ Day (today) is a special day for the appreciation of teachers, and may include celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general. The day is celebrated every year on October 5 to pay tribute and highlight the importance of teachers in...

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Women on Trial: Advancing gender inequality in Pakistan

Women on Trial: Advancing gender inequality in Pakistan

Pakistan ranks high on the list of countries with rampant discrimination against sex. In a country where religion is often used as an excuse to bind shackles around girls’ feet, being a girl in this patriarchal society is hardly less than a crime. From infanticide to honor killing to other...

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Comprehensive memoir on drug abuse and addiction; disorder of choice paving way for societal degeneration

Comprehensive memoir on drug abuse and addiction; disorder of choice paving way for societal degeneration

People from all walks of life can experience problems with their drug use, regardless of age, race, or background. While some are able to use recreational or prescription drugs without experiencing negative effects, others find that substance use takes a serious toll on their health and well-being. A drug is...

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Lessons for Pakistan: how equal opportunities for rich and poor helped the Nordic country become a world reference in education

Lessons for Pakistan: how equal opportunities for rich and poor helped the Nordic country become a world reference in education

In Finland, students have few evaluations. The Finns met the asphalt in the 1920s. Until the early twentieth century, what they knew was basically poverty. In contrast, when in 1909 Paulista Avenue became the first asphalt road in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, in Finland an agrarian economy predominated...

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Special report: An in-depth assessment of Budget 2018-19

Special report: An in-depth assessment of Budget 2018-19

Democracy in Pakistan is historically linked to lower GDP growth rates, widening deficits and instability. And yet people of the country seem to prefer the democratic route. Politicians might have a vested interest but why are citizens invested in a democracy that fails to deliver? The Budget 2018-19 provides some clues to...

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The trail of trash and belching facet of ‘The City of Lights’ – Understanding the politics of garbage

The trail of trash and belching facet of ‘The City of Lights’ – Understanding the politics of garbage

The sprawling city of Karachi, with a core population of 13 million and another 4 million living around it, is Pakistan’s most populated city, and the twentieth most populated urban centre in the world. It has always struggled to keep its streets clean. No reliable data exists on the exact amount of garbage generated,...

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Linguistic Ideology: Pakistan’s national language and its evading identity today

Linguistic Ideology: Pakistan’s national language and its evading identity today

Importance of national language Language has been an important and effective means of communication throughout the course of history. In the contemporary era the role of the Power elite has been to essentially use language as a disposition that bends the public opinion to serve their interest. People, who have...

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