Monday September 20, 2021
Zubair Torwali
Zubair Torwali

  • July 01, 2021

    Kumrat valley: the looming crisis

    The eastern one comprises the upper Swat valley – from Pia Madyan to Ghizer pass via Bahrain, Kalam, Utror and Mahodand.

  • November 30, 2020

    Language and the written word

    Speech predates writing. Oral language is the essential language. Technically, the writing of a language is just a graphic representation of said...

  • October 20, 2020

    SNC and languages

    Since the Single National Curriculum was made public by the incumbent government a rigorous debate has emerged, involving prominent experts in...

  • April 30, 2020

    Education and a pandemic

    The writer heads an independent organisation dealing with education and development in Swat.When a pandemic, conflict or natural disaster happens,...

  • March 06, 2020

    Campaigning for languages

    Pakistan is often seen as, and rightly so, a hard country for campaigns. Campaigns, whether on human rights, education, civil liberty,...

  • June 29, 2019

    ‘Kafiristan’: identity and ethnicity

    An Italian researcher and scholar has deconstructed the myths around the Kalasha community living in the Kalash valley for centuries.In his work, he...

  • February 21, 2019

    Revitalising endangered languages

    Efforts towards revitalising endangered languages have gained global significance. There are now hundreds of endangered languages. Though languages...

  • December 09, 2018

    The bane of development

    In our collective and individual mindset, there still exists a colonial legacy that manifests itself well in various situations – from a classroom...

  • November 30, 2018

    Girls in the classroom

    The PTI government has thankfully completed its first 100 days in office amid the commotion of lofty claims, the search for a way out of the woods,...

  • July 15, 2018

    Support the girls

    When we look at the stark gender disparity in our cultural milieu, a number of barriers to girls’ education visibly stand out. Most of these...