In the Light of Candle Flames


The sight is characteristic. Bricks washed in red and whitewashed walls shedding off flakes of decades old paint represent the quintessential Pakistani public school. Yet there is more to the well deserved notoriety of these institutions than just crumbling infrastructure. More often than not, what goes unnoticed is the teaching and learning taking place (if at all) in the classrooms of these state-sponsored schools. Read More

عصر حاضر اور تعمیر حیات میں سائنس کا کردار اور کرشمات


انسان اور کائنات کا آپس میں بہت گہرا رشتہ ہے۔ حیاتیاتی سطح پر انسان فطرت کی کوکھ سے جنم لیا گیا جاندار ہے جسے جمادات و نباتات سے انتہائی. قریبی نسبت ہے۔لیکن انسان اپنے جیسے دیگر جانداروں سے مختلف ہے ۔اس اختلاف کا اظہار اسکی سماجی زندگی میں ہوتا ہے۔انسانی سماج دیگر تمام ذی حیات مخلوقات کے سماجوں سے مختلف ہے۔ کہا جاتا ہے کہ انسان کا سماج ایک تہذیبی عمل سے گزرتا ہے اور ہر تہذیبی عمل کی بنیاد کچھ انسانی رشتوں، احساسات اور علوم پر ہوتی ہے۔رشتوں سے خاندان یا قبیلہ ، احساسات سے رسوم و روایات اور علوم سے فکروفلسفہ جنم لیتا ہے۔   مزید پڑھیے   ۔۔۔

Lahore Science Mela: A young girl’s journey into STEM


Aima Ahmad’s father didn’t know beforehand about the occurrence of the first-ever Lahore Science Mela in 2017. He was mildly curious about the crowd of people gathered outside the venue and decided to take a look for himself. Being overwhelmed by the magnitude of the event and the sheer number of scientific wonders at the display, he decided to bring his children the next day. The festival was set with all sorts of models, projects and demonstrations by various exhibitors from all around the country.  Read More

Transcending Boundaries for the Love of Science


In third-world countries like ours, science is a luxury. With hundreds of thousands of people below the poverty line who barely have their necessities met, there is almost no room to nurture science, innovation, and creativity. Even those who dream of alleviating their generational cycle of poverty can only muster up the resources to send their children to substandard government institutions with outdated curriculums and a culture of rote learning. Amidst all this, a child’s innate curiosity about the world is crushed. Through these constant dark clouds, a beam of hope emerges: Lahore Science Mela.. Read More

Pioneering Informal Science Education in Pakistan


While a rigid and structured curriculum in school is integral in acquiring a well-rounded education, a second perspective to learning is just as important. The latter comes from a more practical level of engagement with the physical and natural world. Exploring what is around them and asking questions is innate in children, especially when it falls within the ambit of science. Science motivates children to tackle challenges and make independent choices. While theory is best learnt under….Read more

Gamifying Particle Physics at LSM’19


KSS’s coordination with Dr. Muhammad Sameed at CERN started in January 2019 who connected us with the Media Lab and introduced us to Media Lab’s leader, physicist Joao Pequenao. Joao likes to call himself a ‘recovering physicist’ and his passion is to amplify physics, in particular particle physics, by using contemporary digital technologies to broad audiences around the world. In March 2019, we extended an invitation to CERN to handhold the building and exhibiting the Large Hadron Collider Interactive Tunnel (LIT). Read more

 The ‘i’ in Science


Science – the horrors of school life start flashing in the minds of many at the mere mention of its name. The dry formulae of physics, the never-ending taxa of biology, the ever-so-complicated questions of mathematics, the never-so-simple reactions of chemistry; science has always been considered a privilege for the genius few and a struggle for the rest. But how can something as incommunicable as this explain our world and our lives? Maybe this doesn’t… Read more

Exposing the True Colours of Science


Why do dinosaurs, space ships and lasers captivate us so much? How do these science fiction movies and series capture our attention? That’s because they tap into two innate attributes unique to human beings: curiosity and creativity. These works of science fiction allow us to explore places we have never been and stir our imagination. That’s exactly what the Lahore Science Mela intends to do… Read more

 Great Scientists are Artists as Well


Artists and scientists seem like the opposite poles of a magnet, the black and white in a painting. Reality is not like the binary system; there is no black and white in science and art. Scientists and artists live in the grey area that is life. These are the two forms of expression of the beauty that is nature. There is a scientist in every artist; with every accurate stroke of a brush, every geometrical pattern created on a paper… Read more


سائنسی میلے: بچوں کو سائنسدان بنانے کا آسان نسخہ


پاکستانی معاشرے میں والدین ہوں ، بچے ، یا اساتذہ ۔ سب ہی کی زندگی روزمرہ کے ایک معمول کے گرد گھومتی ہے جس میں سائنسی میلوں یا مباحث جیسی دماغ کو متحرک رکھنے والی تقریبات کی کوئی گنجائش نہیں ۔یقینا ََ ا س کی ایک بڑی وجہ ہمارے تعلیمی نظام کی خرابی ہے جو بچوں کی مخفی صلاحیتیوں کو سامنے لانے کے بجائے انھیں محض سلیبس پورا کرنے   مزید پڑھیے   ۔۔۔



For most people, hearing the word ‘science’ brings to mind static facts listed in textbooks, scientists observing specimens under the microscope, mechanical engineers working on automobiles, Einstein’s equations and so on. But that is an incomplete picture of science. Science is much more complex yet beautiful… Read more

What is the Lahore Science Mela?


The Lahore Science Mela is the first of its kind fair in Pakistan where the prevailing gap between culture and science will be bridged. Hearing the word ‘culture’ takes one to the narrow streets of androon shehr (walled city), the tantalizing cuisine of food streets and the historical places, like the Shahi Qila, the Shalamar Gardens, Chauburji  that have stood… Read more

Art and Science, Parallel or Intersecting lines?


Life imitates art, and science imitates life. These premises are fundamental to the principle of Biomimicry. Biomimicry is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex problems encountered by human civilisation. Every invention in science can be attributed to a corresponding phenomenon already existing… Read more

Yeh mein ne Jupiter banaya hai


“Yeh mein ne Jupiter banaya hai,” Afzal swung a ball of crumpled newspapers in the air, and a smug grin took over his face. “Jeeab mein Mars aur Saturn banaun ga,” he explained, answering my puzzled expression. His eyes shone with excitement as he shrunk the solar system to a magnitude he could fathom… Read more