May /June 2016 / A River's Tale

A review of Alice Albinia's Empires of the Indus for Pacific Standard's water-themed issue

May 19, 2016 / The Tyranny of Rote-Learning in Pakistan

As memorization skills decline in the west, schools across South Asia continue to push antiquated pedagogical techniques. Reformers argue that it’s more important to read than to memorize - reported from Karachi for Pacific Standard's website.