Zyna Shoukat shares her experience of celebrating the New Year in her home country of Pakistan.
“The events of the past year are not unexpected flukes: they are simply the unmasking of problems that have been festering for years or even decades.”
Zaman Keinath-Esmail examines why the optimism surrounding the New Year is misplaced.
“This notion, which the majority of us practice year in year out, is not only pointless but damaging to ourselves.”
Ahmad Nawaz explores the history and evolution of New Year’s resolutions.
Exercise more. Spend less. Eat better. Drink less alcohol. Meet all my deadlines, turn up to all my tutorials and classes, maintain a socially-acceptable sleep schedule, pick up a new hobby, have a better social life, travel the world, start yoga, become fluent in five foreign languages and just generally become: A Better Person. Read More…
Izzy Holland explores how the year 2020 destabilised the culture surrounding New Year’s resolutions