Saima Baig

November 1, 2017 Saima Baig no responses

Enhancing Resilience through Forest Landscape Restoration: Conceptual Framework

This document is the second in a series intended to (1) identify and highlight the contribution of forest landscape restoration towards enhancing landscape resilience, as well as the resilience of communities dependent on forests (and the ecosystems services they provide); (2) promote understanding within the resilience community of how forest […]

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Enhancing Resilience through Forest Landscape Restoration: Understanding Synergies and Identifying Opportunities

This document is the first in a series intended to (1) identify and highlight the contribution of forest landscape restoration towards enhancing landscape resilience, as well as the resilience of communities dependent on forests (and the ecosystems services they provide); (2) promote understanding within the resilience community of how forest […]

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September 15, 2017 Saima Baig no responses

Goodbye Cassini, You Have Done Well

(Published in Dunya Blogs) Cassini’s mission has ended and it has plunged into Saturn but the data it has sent back has and will continue to change our perception of Saturn, its rings, its moons and the solar system for a long time. Read more.

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September 3, 2017 Saima Baig no responses

Not Beating The Domestic Staff Doesn’t Necessarily Mean You Have Empathy For Them

(Published in Dunya Blogs) Most of the domestic staff in this country is paid less than the minimum wage. They hardly get to see their families because most live away from them. We need to see their lack of privilege. We need to understand it. We need to be people […]

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40 Years Of Voyager And Other Space Shenanigans

(Published in Dunya Blogs) Cassini will reach its end this year and Juno, the next. But the Voyagers, undoubtedly our greatest space mission, will continue their journey towards deep space. They have given us many moments of amazement. Perhaps the greatest one was when Voyager 2 turned its camera back […]

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I’ve Just Become An Organ Donor. Here’s Why You Should Be One As Well

(Published in Dunya Blogs) Your heart, liver, lungs or corneas can save a life or enable someone to see. It is better than becoming worm food. As your last living act, give the gift of life to someone else – be an organ donor. Read More.

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July 31, 2017 Saima Baig no responses

IN THE NAME OF HONOUR

(Published in Sedaa – Our Voices) “Honour” is the property of the men in our society. It is their honour that gets maligned when their other property, their women do something of their own free will. I say property of men because this is a patriarchal society and men make the rules of morality […]

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Council Of Thieves: There Is No Place For Panchayats In The 21st Century

Published in Dunya News In the 21st century, there is no place for these panchayats anymore. Anyone who supports them and romanticises their utility is either misguided or a criminal himself. Traditions and cultures are not static. They evolve with new information, technology and time. Holding on to practices such as […]

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We have been silenced into submission because we don’t want to be the next Mashal

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) While terrorists are given the benefit of the doubt, activists and writers are taken to task in the worst possible manner. And what better way to do so than to use blasphemy. It is a time honoured tactic. And it has again been successful. Journalists […]

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April 18, 2017 Saima Baig domestic violence,Islam,Quran,VAWG no responses

How to beat your wife

(Published in SEDAA – Our Voices) If you want people to respect your religion, then accept that there are problematic verses in the Quran and reform them. Do not try to tell us that we are making a big deal. Let me reiterate, it’s not that these commands are not […]

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