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M Zeb Khan
M Zeb Khan

The writer teaches at SZABIST, Islamabad

  • July 23, 2016

    Celebrating failure

    The cheers of jubilant crowds across Turkey have reverberated here in Pakistan. The Turkish republic was saved from falling apart by not falling...

  • July 14, 2016

    A noble soul

    A purposeless life is no life at all but most of us even do not ponder over the question of what makes life meaningful let alone living a meaningful...

  • June 28, 2016

    What went wrong?

    Much of what we know about Islam rarely comes from our own independent study and reflection on the scriptures. We generally learn from a select...

  • June 21, 2016

    Critical minds

    Culture is the software of the mind. Many of us think we are thinking when we are not. We simply follow certain accepted beliefs, values, and norms....

  • June 16, 2016

    Reforming the bureaucracy

    The bureaucracy in Pakistan has become a relic. It is a place where people accept defaults without question, follow rules without explanation, and...

  • June 09, 2016

    Agreement on disagreement

    At the core of the Afghan imbroglio is the question of who should rule Afghanistan. The answer to this question is as mysterious as it is certain....

  • May 26, 2016

    Externalities in politics

    In economics, externalities mean the spillover or side effects of a firm’s operations. Pollution is a classic example of negative externality...