The Church Remains on Fire

I keep thinking; These fleeing, mournful, frightened creatures- These are the true homeless climate refugees.‬ ‪I keep thinking‬; ‪Nature will return. Nature is bigger than this moment. ‬ I keep thinking; This is how life ends? With humans who only lend a hand that results in power? With humans who refuse their neighbors’ pale of…

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Takbeer: A Story About Kashmir

This story has no agenda. It is derived from one of many true stories, only a small anecdote from the horrific trials of the long subjugated people of Kashmir. Names and places have been changed; no parties have been named. That, really, is the tragedy of Kashmir; the opacity with which its narrative is presented…

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Purchasing (Private) Education in Pakistan

UN sustainable development goal 4.1 demands the provision of ‘free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education’ to all boys and girls. Education is our remedy to social ills and a golden pass to an inclusive, prosperous future. The problem is that education today is not free or equitable; it is almost without exception a…

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From the Annals of Privilege

You’re a student with no talents — the one that doesn’t know how to sing, or play the piano, or ice-skate. You can’t debate because your arguments don’t come out the way they sound in your head. The only thing about you that sometimes peaks are your grades. You want to be athletic and confident…

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The Inevitability of Poverty

Poverty has always been perceived as a major worldwide problem. Since early civilization, the slaves of Roman masters were commanded to fulfill their respective duties. Currently, in California, the poverty rate is at 20.4 percent. Under any circumstances, the concept of poverty will never diminish. Trends throughout history have proved that there were numerous solutions…

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