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Bill Gates’ Favorite Teacher Salman Khan

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FORTUNE — Sal Khan, you can count Bill Gates as your newest fan. Gates is a voracious consumer of online education. This past spring a colleague at his small think tank, bgC3, e-mailed him about the nonprofit khanacademy.org, a vast digital trove of free mini-lectures all narrated by Khan, an ebullient, articulate Harvard MBA and former hedge fund manager. Gates ... Read More »

Excuse Me Teacher! Do you deserve to be one?

My mind and ears refuse to believe it when my parents tell me how their teachers helped them be what they are today. That’s quite a weird statement coming from a teachers’ kid but, honestly, I haven’t ever met a teacher who had a potential to do it. Many of the people I know choose to become teachers not because ... Read More »

O level student scores record 23 As

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Ibrahim Shahid set a new world record by scoring 23 A’s in Cambridge O level’s exams. Shahid, a student of a Beacon House School in Islamabad, sat for 24 subjects and scored 23 As. Attributing his success to his parents, Shahid recalled an incident where his teacher in Australia had written him off, stating that he would “never excel”. He added that ... Read More »

Money VS Merit

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[show_avatar email=as2393@georgetown.edu align=center]To say that Pakistan is devoid of talent is to massively underestimate the denizens of this country. The recent example of a student, Ali Moeen getting 22 As serves to exemplify the quality of talent present in this nation. There are countless students who wish to further their careers by pursuing foreign education but financial considerations hamper their ... Read More »

Contemplating human dignity

Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s prodigious contributions to Urdu Literature hold immense socio-political significance. His unrivalled ability to capture strong emotions without removing his finger from the pulse of the subjugated masses, has earned him timeless honour and prestige. As a result, his poems have been preserved in entrancing melodies produced by notable singers of the sub-continent. It is, however, impressive to ... Read More »

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