REISEESSAY: In search of a self away from the corona pandemic. In India, the western structure is turned upside down. Instead of crying for food and clean water, the homeless masses sing mantras and throw flowers to their idols to forget the hungry…
CLIMATE: In the perspective of poor coal-intensive countries: Why should not the rich stop selling oil and gas – and let the poor continue to burn coal? Will the transmission of democracy now be to blame for the doom of the earth?
DESTROYED NATURE: : Profit hunting, illegal trade in wild animals and a growing population taking over natural areas, provide fertile ground for disasters. Covid-19 is not nature's revenge; we have done this to ourselves.
READING AND WRITING DIFFICULTIES: Pakistan needs to prioritize citizens' inadequate literacy skills and should implement a nationwide program that takes into account the country's multicultural and foreign language communities.
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