“There is a misconception that journalists can be objective … What journalism is really about is to monitor power and the centres of power.” – Amira Hass
By: Usama Bin Ansar
Eid has always been a social occasion. We go out, we meet people, our families visit each other, friends hang out – we enjoy being in the company of our friends and family. It is a festival. This Eid, although, just like this Ramadan, is nothing like that.
By: Shanzay Sethi
I would be lying if I said it hasn’t been that bad this quarantine. Because the truth is it has been nothing but a trigger. A trigger to my mental health. A trigger that has made me fear myself to the extent that I do not want to crawl back into that dark side within me.
For all the talk about individual autonomy, for all the romanticism associated with freedom, for all the musing about liberty, are we, as a species or as individuals, really in control of our lives?
I am an undergraduate student in Toronto. I felt that my life was going as smooth as possible for a first year. I had made some new friends, had adjusted nicely and had set the pace for the next few years of my life but of course, whenever things are going too well there is always a catch.
By: Danial Akif and Usama Bin Ansar
By: Syed Mashhood Hussain
By: Ureeba Rehan
Visiting the city of my birth is always a humbling experience; my mouth full of hunger for a brief taste of memory, unfamiliarity still hanging over the rooftops of my mind as my eyes try their best to adjust. How interesting that a blink can reroute you back to a time when your body felt airy and gold-souled and slipper-free. How peculiar that it is only when you return to a place that your brain suddenly realizes how to remember. It’s a lot like wiping away dust.
By: Rownak Tabassum
American author Barbara Kingsolver once wrote, “Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.” Our memories are not always synonymous with reality; we forget details or misremember entirely. More often than we as a society are willing to admit, innocent people are convicted because of human error, especially in the judicial process.