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Pervez Hoodbhoy

Clients and patrons

Clients and patrons

Here’s how a weak state can survive in today’s cruel world without a protector and patron. Published Jul 06, 2019 06:59am
Bad math — big blunders

Bad math — big blunders

Mathematics is all about reason but reason in Pakistan appears to have dried up in recent times. Updated Jun 15, 2019 10:08am
HEC — stormy times up ahead

HEC — stormy times up ahead

The Banuri-Rahman tiff provides an opportunity to debate the future shape of our universities. Published May 25, 2019 07:24am
Crunch time for universities

Crunch time for universities

Pakistan’s broken university system cries out for basic attitudinal changes; money cannot fix it. Updated May 04, 2019 09:21am
F-16 or JF-17 – which was it?

F-16 or JF-17 – which was it?

As silicon chips battle the adversary’s silicon chips the era of aerial dogfighting is closing down. Published Apr 13, 2019 06:28am
Why Bangladesh overtook Pakistan

Why Bangladesh overtook Pakistan

Eschewing militarism in favour of human development, Bangladesh set its initial priorities correctly. Updated Feb 10, 2019 08:40am
Don’t surrender to mob rule

Don’t surrender to mob rule

A similar open call for murder and mutiny by other Pakistanis would meet extreme punishment. Published Nov 17, 2018 06:42am
Religious bias okayed

Religious bias okayed

To wilfully use religious sentiment for worldly gain is now firmly part of Pakistan’s political culture. Updated Sep 15, 2018 10:36am
A Pakistani Hawking?

A Pakistani Hawking?

Pakistan has produced many good cricketers and businessmen but not a single mathematician. Updated Aug 25, 2018 08:44am
Cyber intimidation: a bad idea

Cyber intimidation: a bad idea

To gag voices that dare criticise abuse of power cannot lead to a better and more viable Pakistan. Updated Jun 23, 2018 08:39am
What India owes to Nehru

What India owes to Nehru

India would have been a dump for crackpot science had Modi been its first prime minister. Updated Apr 21, 2018 10:45am
A university self-destructs

A university self-destructs

Greed-propelled professors must be stopped from wrecking Quaid-i-Azam University. Updated Mar 31, 2018 10:31am