Demonizing Hindus in Urdu Horror Fiction
Urdu tales commonly portray both Hindus and Muslims, often revealing a straightforward division between good and evil.
Rastay Ilm ke (Part II)
The major problems in universities of Pakistan are reviewed in this episode of “Rastay ilm ke” (1988). Sadly, the state of affairs is not much different even today.
Rastay Ilm ke (Part I)
“Rastay Ilm ke”, a 13-part television series broadcast weekly in 1988 by Pakistan Television (PTV), reviews the problems of education in Pakistan.
Testimonial: EACPE – Getz Pharma Video Contest (Maria Rubab)
Maria Rubab, MD of Lahore TV, shares her views about the annual video contests sponsored by EACPE and Getz Pharma.
Testimonial: EACPE – Getz Pharma Video Contest (Faisal Raza)
Faisal Raza, DOP of Media 6, shares his views about the annual video contests sponsored by EACPE and Getz Pharma.
Justice For Mashal Khan
Savagery unleashed upon Mashal Khan reminds us of medieval brutality. What should we do to get out of this Muslim age of darkness? Click here to watch it in Urdu.
Living with the Bomb
John Polanyi, Nobel Laureate and EACPE board member, says threats of Armageddon won’t keep the peace.
United Nations — Scientists Against Nukes (Zia Mian)
Why scientists should oppose nuclear weapons. Dr. Zia Mian speaks at the United Nations, March 2017.
Feminism in India-Pakistan
Kamla Bhasin (India) in conversation with Alia Amirali (Pakistan) on feminism in India-Pakistan.
آبادی کا بم
پاکستان کی آبادی 200 ملین سے تجاوز کر چکی ہے اور اگلے 25 برس میں اس کے دوگنا ہو جانے کا امکان ہے۔ آبادی میں یہ ہوش ربا اضافہ اپنے اثرات میں کسی بم دھماکے سے کم نہیں۔ مہمان: فقیر سائیں۔
اردو میں سائنسی تعلیم
آئیے ملتے ہیں خالد خان یوسفزئی سے، جنہوں نے سائنس کے طلبا کے لئے اردو میں اعلیٰ پائے کی اور آسان نصابی کتب لکھنے کا بیڑا اٹھایا ہے۔ مزید معلومات کے لئے یہاں کلک کریں۔
Song, Humour, and Indian-Pakistani Feminism
Women must break their chains. Kamla Bhasin tells how she pursues this goal in India and Pakistan. Host: Alia Amirali.
جن، بھوت اور فقیر سائیں
سیالکوٹ کے ایک گائوں سے تعلق رکھنے والے فقیر سائیں، اپنی شاعری میں توہم پرستی سے چھٹکارا پانے اور غوروفکر کرنے کی دعوت دیتے ہیں۔ انسانی مساوات، مسلمان معاشروں کی زبوں حالی اور خود احتسابی ان کی شاعری کے موضوعات ہیں۔
Dr. Suhail Zubairy in PTV Studio
A rare footage (1989) of Dr. Suhail Zubairy, a leading Pakistani physicist in America, for recording of an episode of Rastay Ilm Kay (13-part documentary series on education).
A Mysterious Star | SkA, Ep # 15
“Tabby’s Star” is currently one of the most mysterious stars in the universe. Salman Hameed explains how astronomers are having a hard time explaining its behavior.
A Planet Around Our Neighboring Star Proxima Centauri | SkA, Ep # 14
Found! an Earth-sized planet around a star only 4 light years away from our own solar system.
Boltay Kyun Nahi Meray Haq Mein
Alishba, a transgender, is shot dead. Her friend writes a diary and cries her loss. A short film by Media 6 (Farnood Alam, Faisal Raza). 1st Prize Winner in the Video Contest 2016.
Littering is Not Allowed Here
Said Pur, a recreational spot on the slopes of the Margalla Hills Islamabad, is lost to trash. A documentary by Javaria Waseem. 2nd Prize Winner in the Video Contest 2016.
Land Grab at QAU
The future of QAU, Pakistan’s premier public university, is threatened by land mafia. A documentary by Lahore TV. 3rd Prize Winner in the Video Contest 2016.
Ibn Sina and the Supernova of Year 1006 | Science ka Adda, Ep # 13
Ibn-Sina observed a supernova in the year 1006 C.E. His notes are shedding new light into the nature of these exploding stars!
From Air Travel to Voyage to Alpha Centauri
How does an aircraft fly? What is hyper-sonic plane? Bid to find alien life on Alpha Centauri and more.
Muslims in America
How are Muslims growing in America? Dr. Basma Ali, professor at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Rasheed Sheikh, a biologist from MIT, share their views.
Corruption in Politics
Political corruption is the use of power for illegitimate private gain. How damaging is it, and how to stop corruption in politics?
Racing Toward an Electric-car Future
What makes an electric car different from gasoline powered cars? Autonomous or self driving cars, future of automobiles and more.
The Other Side of the Moon
How true is the claim that moon landing was a hoax staged by NASA? Would you like to have a plot on the moon? Myths associated with lunar eclipse and more.
Pakistan’s Untouchables: The Christian Sweeper Community
The social, racial discrimination, violence and persecution faced by Christian communities of Lahore. Courtesy: RSA Pakistan Calling
A Look at the Farthest Galaxy in the Universe (yet) Discovered
We live in the Milky Way galaxy. What were the earliest galaxies like? Science ka Adda, episode 12. Presented by Dr Salman Hameed.
Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Episode: 12)
What are gravitational waves? How are they produced? How did we detect it? And What is coming in the future?
Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast,Ep 13)
In this episode, we talk about our own galaxy, Milky Way. Where are we in our galaxy? What are the constituents of Milky way and what is the future of it?
A Rare Clip: Dr. Abdus Salam Interviewed on PTV in 1989
Dr. Abdus Salam interviewed in Rastay Ilm Kay, a 13-part series made in the 1980′s that took a critical look at Pakistani education.
Stars in Our Life (SkA, Episode 11)
Do you know our bodies are constructed from elements that were processed inside stars or in the earliest few minutes after the Big Bang. Salman Hameed explains.
Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Episode: 11)
In this episode, Salman Hameed and Umair Asim talk about the recent finding on Planet X and discuss how credible it is.
سمندر کے کنارے شہر — کراچی کے ساحل کا مستقبل
اس دستاویزی فلم میں شہری منصوبہ بندی کے بنیادی اصولوں کی روشنی میں کراچی کے ساحل کے مستقبل اور اس کے ساتھ جاری بے ترتیب ترقیاتی مںصوبوں کے متبادل پر روشنی ڈالی گئی ہے۔
Documentary: City by the Sea — The Future of Karachi’s Coastline
This documentary explores alternatives to development along Karachi’s coastline in light of the basic principles of urban planning.
Sobbing Sea — Sisakta Samundar
Marine pollution is destroying sea life in Pakistan. What is to be done? Video submitted by Azhar Shan and Ayoub Mallah. Ist Prize Winner in the Video Contest 2015.
How To Prepare For an Earthquake?
Earthquakes are constantly shaking Pakistan. Why, and what can minimize damage? Video submitted by Maria Rubab. 2nd Prize Winner in the Video Contest 2015.
Child labour is common in Pakistan. What should we do? Video submitted by Bilal Ismat. 3rd Prize Winner in EACPE Video Contest 2015.
Inside The Brain
Russell Andrews, formerly on the neurosurgery faculty of Stanford University, talks about the techniques to help us better understand the human brain in his conversation with Pervez Hoodbhoy.
The Legacy of Eqbal Ahmad
Danny Postel interviews Stuart Schaar about his book Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age, a biography of one of the major anti-colonial thinkers of the 20th century.
Stuart Schaar in Conversation With David Barsamian
Stuart Schaar speaks about his new book, Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age, joined by David Barsamian.
Theoretical Physics: The Grand Issues – A Conversation
What are the grand questions of physics today? A discussion with 4 eminent physicists who visited Islamabad in November 2015.
Urdu Floating at the Edge of Our Solar System (SkA, Ep # 9)
There is a greeting in Urdu that is floating in space more than 19 billion kilometers from Earth! How did it get there?
Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast,Ep#9)
In this episode, Salman Hameed and Umair Asim discuss the latest news of water on Mars and its implications.
How the idea of extraterrestrials became scientific?
In this episode of Science ka Adda, Salman Hameed ponders on the possibility of aliens on other worlds.
آئیے دیکھتے ھیں کہ شمسی بجلی کیسے پیدا کی، زخیرہ کی اور استعمال میں لائی جاتی ھے؛ اس کے فوائد اور اس سے منسلک مسائل کیا ھیں؟ پیشکش: پرویز ھود بھائی
Making Solar Electricity
Let’s have a quick tour of how the solar electricity is produced, stored and used. Also take a look at its advantages and some of the problems. Presented by Pervez Hoodbhoy
Pluto – A New World – Again!
Let’s examine some of the latest pictures from New Horizons spacecraft & talk about the mysteries that these pictures have opened up in our understanding of Pluto.
Who Owns Mars? (SkA, Ep # 6)
Salman Hameed looks at United Nations Outer Space Treaty & explores the question: if we discover microbial life on Mars, will we have a right to be on “their” planet & alter their future?
Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast,Ep#8)
Umair & Salman discuss how to learn about different types of stars on H-R Diagram, and how to know the life cycle of any star by looking at its place on H-R Diagram.
Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast,Ep#7)
Topics: How did we first know the nature of stars? What knowledge spectroscopy of starlight gives us? What different colors of stars tell us about their physical properties?
Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep#6)
Salman Hameed talks about what is a nova and its different types? What is Chandrasekhar limit & why is it so important to understand white dwarf in a nova?
Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep#5)
Salman Hameed talks about protoplanetary disks, end of the Universe, expansion of the Universe, history of Sun-centered, Geo-centered model of the Universe & more.
Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep#4)
Topic: The recent outburst of a binary star system, U Geminorum, which became 100 times brighter than usual. What is U Geminorum and why it became so bright?
Exploring Baby Solar Systems to Search Our Own Origins (SkA,Ep#4)
Salman Hameed talks about the discovery of a “protoplanetary disk” that can tell us a lot about the origins of our own solar system.
Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep#3)
Topic: Triple Transit on Planet Jupiter in January 2015, the importance of Jupiter in our solar system and some of its historical background. Host: Salman Hameed
Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep#2)
In this episode, Dr Salman Hameed and Umair Asim talk about the latest news of 5 rocky planets found in very ancient ‘solar system’ and more. Host: Salman Hameed
Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep#1)
Topic: Latest findings of the most earth-like planets found yet and extrasolar planets in general. Podcast published by Umair Asim and Dr Salman Hameed.
Water and the Search for Life on Mars (Science Ka Adda, Ep#3)
Water on the Red Planet has long been sought by researchers. If Mars holds water, it might even hold life. Host: Salman Hameed
The Reality Of Black Holes (Science Ka Adda, Ep#2)
Do such black holes exists in the universe as shown in the recent blockbuster film, Interstellar? Let’s explore such a possibility.
Where Is Our Home Located In The Universe? (Science Ka Adda, Ep#1)
Salman Hameed reflects on location of the Earth in the universe with respect to our Solar system & local supercluster of galaxies.
I Exist (Faryal Malik)
People living with severe mental disorders need acceptance and proper psychiatric treatment, not rejection from their families and society. Video submitted by Faryal Malik.
Dastan-e-Zainab (Azhar & Ayoub)
The courageous struggle of a hardworking house servant who desperately seeks to educate her children. Video submitted by Azhar Shan and Ayoub Mallah.
Kalabagh Dam Is Not The Solution
Is the proposed Kalabagh dam all what we need to resolve Pakistan’s energy problems? Here’s why it may not be the solution. Video submitted by Alizeh Kohari.
Interview: Amer Iqbal — Pakistan’s Star Mathematician
Amer Iqbal, a distinguished theoretical physicist shares his views on connections between physics and mathematics.
پاکستان مریخ تک کیسے پہنچ سکتا ھے؟
خلائی جہاز منگلیان کے مریخ کے مدار میں داخل ہونے پر بھارتی خوشی سے جھوم اٹھے۔ پاکستان کے لوگ جاننا چاہتے ہیں کہ کیا وہ بھی مریخ تک پہنچ سکتے ہیں اور اس کے لئے کیا کچھ درکار ہوگا؟
Sending Pakistan to Mars
India erupted in joy when spacecraft Mangalyaan successfully entered the Martian orbit in late September. Pakistanis may well ask: can we do it too? What will it take?
Terrorism: Theirs and Ours
Eqbal Ahmad speaking at University of Colorado on October 12, 1998 just a few months before his death. He talked about who and what defines terrorism.
Education, Society and Physics
Viqar Hussain, a distinguished Canadian-Pakistani physicist, shares his views on physics, society and the state of education in Pakistan. Interviewed by Pervez Hoodbhoy
کیا ھماری دنیا واقعی سہ جہتی ھے؟
طبیعات (فزکس) کے مطابق ھماری دنیا اصل میں دس جہتی ھونی چاھئیے۔ یہ عجیب و غریب دعویٰ آخر کس بنیاد پر کیا گیا ھے اور کیا وجہ ھے کہ ان میں سے زیادہ تر جہتیں غیر مرئی ھیں۔
Is Our World Just 3-Dimensional?
Physics requires that our world should be actually 10-dimensional. Why this bizarre claim and why are the other dimensions invisible?
کیا پاکستان میں آنے والے طوفان اور زلزلے امریکہ کے تحفے ہیں؟
یہ خیال کیا جاتا ھے کہ امریکہ نے ٹیکنالوجی کے ایسے جدید ذرائع حاصل کرلئے ھیں، جس سے موسمیاتی تبدیلیاں لائی جا سکتی ھیں اور یہ کہ پاکستان بھی اس کا ایک شکار ھے۔ کیا یہ بات درست ھے؟
Is America Causing Storms and Earthquakes in Pakistan?
It is has been alleged that America has developed the means to change weather and Pakistan is among its victims. True?
تہذیبوں کا تصادم؟
بہت سے لوگوں کا خیال ھے کہ اسلام اور مغرب ایک دوسرے کے ساتھ حالت جنگ میں ھیں۔ کیا یہ سوچ درست ھے؟ آئیے اس کو ایک دوسرے رخ سے دیکھتے ھیں۔