It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness

It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness

Salman Sikandar

It was one of the same old mundane day of spring 2017 in the institution which has stood as the edifice of British colonialism for more than one hundred and fifty years. Government College University not just represents the British colonialism by its gothic structure only but also takes pride in the colonial values and structures it has preserved. Continue reading “It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness”

The fiction of online classes

The fiction of online classes

Salman Sikandar

Munir Uddin belongs to Chitral and is a student of history at GCU Lahore. I met him for the first time in Nasir Bagh infront of GCU where he was attending a study circle about the history of student movements. Since then, I often used to see him sitting in front of Bukhari Auditorium where he used to sit alone and read books about history and politics. Continue reading “The fiction of online classes”

COVID-19 and the case for Student Unions

COVID-19 and the case for Student Unions

Salman Sikandar

As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic hit Pakistan, all universities began sending fee notifications to students, even though the so-called online classes they were conducting cannot be in any measure be equated with real classes. Some universities went so far that either they increased the fee, or they sent a full fee notification for less than half a semester’s worth of classes. Continue reading “COVID-19 and the case for Student Unions”