Saima Baig

This week in science: Philae was found and OSIRIS-REx is travelling to Bennu!

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) The landing of the orbiter and the search for it also gave scientists plenty of lessons for future missions. Now, on September 30, Rosetta will come very close to the comet, make some critical observations and then will descend on to the surface. Click here […]

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Quetta blast: How dare you give precedence to a road over human lives?

(Published in The Nation) It is like you have so little regard for our intelligence that you think this rhetoric will still work. No, it won’t. We do not want you to rally us around with your hyper patriotic flag waving and your sponsoring of propaganda songs and movies. We […]

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Update on Climate Change: It’s already happening!

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) In Pakistan, we have already observed the effects of rising temperatures in 2015, when a drastic heat wave resulted in the deaths of more than 1,000 people. Droughts and forest fires are also being observed at an increasing rate in many parts of the world, […]

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The Wanderer has a new friend: Juno visits Jupiter

Humans now have spacecraft orbiting Venus, Earth, the Moon, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter and Saturn. Click here to read more.

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MUSLIMS: REFORM YOUR RELIGION

(Published in Sedaa – Our Voices) You cannot secretly revere the doctrine that promotes Jihad, endorses misogyny, homophobia and other singularly inhumane aspects and then say that it does not endorse these things. Accept it, reform it and join the rest of the world in the 21st century. Other religions have done […]

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No CII, I do not want Sharia to dictate my rights

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) Muslims have this tendency of explaining to others that Islam provided rights to women in an era where they did not have those rights. I tend to disagree with that but that is a whole other debate. Let’s assume that they were provided with these […]

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May 25, 2016 Saima Baig Pakistan,Trans Rights,Transgender no responses

TRANSGENDER PEOPLE IN PAKISTAN: DEMONISATION OF THE ‘OTHER

(Published in Sedaa-Our Voices) Transgender people have long been a part of the history of South Asia. Their stories are told in the Kama Sutra and they have existed in the Indian sub-continent for centuries. They were part of the courts of both Muslim and Hindu emperors and performed various spiritual and […]

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Thank you, Nawaz Sharif. Today you have my vote

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) It isn’t often that one wakes up in Pakistan to good news. Contrary to expectations, today, February 29, was such a day. For the first time in many many years the Government of Pakistan showed some resolve and the murderer Mumtaz Qadri was hanged. Salmaan […]

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February 13, 2016 Saima Baig Albert Einstein,Gravitational waves,LIGO no responses

Discovery of the century: There is a disturbance in the force

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) Matter tells space how to curve, space tells matter how to move, said John Archibald Wheeler describing Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity which he Read More

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Zika virus: Despite being low risk, Pakistan cannot afford to be complacent

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) Asian countries such as Pakistan, while low risk for now, cannot afford to be complacent. More efforts need to be made to control this mosquito in order to curtail the spread of both Dengue and Zika. And more information needs to be provided to people […]

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