by Kashif Ayoub
It was last year driving through the main highway that a crowd of people organized in a circle caught my attention. It seemed that they were gathered for a ritual and whatever was happening in the centre of the circle had captured their full attention. Naturally, I was curious to find out more.
Pushing my way forward, I found myself looking at a group of four conmen exhibiting exotic species of reptiles, which included several species of snakes and lizards. They seemed to me like a butchering group, putting up a fascinating show, successful in captivating a large audience. But I had this feeling that something very wrong was about to happen and these animals were in some kind of danger. Continue reading
by Fatima Arif
Leonardo da Vinci aptly summed up water’s importance for us when he said; water is the driving force of all nature.
Around the globe a water crisis is underway, some countries are feeling its impact as we speak, a large majority have opted the pigeon way of dealing with the issue while a handful are trying to look for a solution. Continue reading
by Sana Ahmed
Sitting in my office, located on one of Lahore’s busiest roads, I close my eyes and listen to what I hear. There is a stray dog barking far away, cars and motor bikes constantly swooshing outside on the road, a microwave timer going off, multiple phones ringing – it is a busy city day for me.
And I already know that this will be followed by similar noises until I drift to sleep in my room, in the back of the house away from these sounds. I am not sure if I prefer the concrete silence of my room or the metallic noise of the road? But for now when I close my eyes the flash of the city lights lingers and when its quiet my ears ring.
This settles it then – I must be city stressed. And how could I not be? Continue reading
Everyone has their eyes fixed on the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP21) that will be taking place in Paris this December. This is going to be the biggest gathering of the world leaders discussing the crucial issue of climate change faced by – well, everyone on the planet. Continue reading
© Sana Ahmed / WWF-Pakistan
Paper books, once a very generic term now gauges a variety of reactions. For some people it might be a redundant word reminiscing the luxury of reading news in the old days, while for others it might be an essential part of their day. Even in this day and age books have always been and are still a familiar item. They have at one point or another played a pivotal part in every one of our lives. Whether it is a work of fiction, history of lost civilizations, an article detailing the socio-economic and political condition of a country or a biography of a famous personality, we crave it. Especially with the advancements in technology and changing times, books may have shifted in their mediums but have still not lost their appeal.
“The true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers.’
– William Deresiewicz
It is not an exaggeration to say that our education system revolves around careers only. Anyone looking for proof needs to observe the increasing number of educational institutions and the subsequent decrease in our overall civic sense.
March 2015 is coming to an end which means that the first Natura of this year will be out soon!
By: Syed Muhammad Abubakar
Published on Saturday, May 10, 2014
We are all responsible for consuming natural resources in our office and home environments alike, over consumption of paper, wasteful consumption of electricity, excessive use of fuels, extensive travel and huge amounts of waste generation as if our resources are infinite. These actions are leading to the Earth’s rising temperature, melting of glaciers, forest fires and flash floods. Heading towards the deadly phenomena, climate change.
By: Syed Muhammad Abubakar
Forests play an important role in providing freshwater and livelihoods to local communities as well as sustaining wildlife. They are the green blanket that protects the environment and provides a habitat for different species of plants and animals. Continue reading