Archive for 'Philosophy and Natural Sciences'

Development of religious ideologies in Latin America

Development of religious ideologies in Latin America

By Zeeba T. Hashmi   Religion has always been primary for man’s  spiritual needs.  It defines the society and in some cases, provides the role model for the lifestyle.  To some people, it makes sense of [...]

Paradigm-beings

Paradigm-beings

By Sheharyar Arif   A paracosmic journey followed by the REM (rapid eye movement) stage of sleep is an essence of childhood’s dream world. Embraced in the wings of the fathomless depths of that universe, a [...]

Illiad

Illiad

By Aamir Butt ‘Rage—-Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles, murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses, hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls, great fighters’ souls, but made their [...]

Secularism as a model for Pakistan

Secularism as a model for Pakistan

By Aamir Butt There are arguments in favour and against Pakistan being an Islamic republic.  Some of the arguments take strength from the Pakistan movement. I don’t think such arguments can be applied to justify the [...]

History of Democracy

History of Democracy

By Aamir Butt   Historically democracy was established in Greek city states, most notably in Athens in the 5th century BC. The concept of an ideal democracy was based on the following requirements:   1. The [...]

Iqbal and Faiz

Iqbal and Faiz

By Aamir Butt   All humans go through various phases during their lives, their thoughts, ideas and philosophy changes according to which phase they are in. It is not uncommon what our thoughts were at 20 [...]

Philosophy of Death

Philosophy of Death

by  Aamir Butt Titus Lucretius Carus was a Roman philosopher and poet who most likely was born around 99 BC and died 55 BC. During this time he wrote an epic poem titled ‘On the Nature [...]

Criminalization of freedom of speech

Criminalization of freedom of speech

By Zeeba T. Hashmi   Political correctives seems to be the rule of the day when sitting with a group of unknown acquaintances and discussing weather.  Striking as it may seem, but uttering something as banal as [...]

Freedom of Speech: The Repercussion

Freedom of Speech: The Repercussion

By Zeeba T. Hashmi Political correctives seems to be the rule of the day when sitting with a group of unknown acquaintances and discussing weather.  Striking as it may seem, but uttering something as banal as a [...]

Mind Control

Mind Control

By Shaharyar Arif Ever wondered how your mind directs you to do something? How you get your thoughts and ideas strong enough that you suddenly do things that you never have had thought to do or [...]