About

Aqal is the urdu word for “mind” or “brain”, the stimulation of which, is the objective of this blog.

This blog was started for the purpose of encouraging intellectual endeavor, however, what makes us special is that we aim to break away from the 24 hour news cycle. The fact is that with the advent of the new media we are surrounded by far too much information, the majority of which, frankly, is ‘junk’. A single newspaper subscription is no longer enough to gain a grip of the issues grappling our planet. Make no mistake, quality information is still out there, plenty of it. It is just surrounded by so much nonsense that it is difficult for most of us to sift through it and pick out those fine pieces of work that deserve our attention and time.

That is where we step in and help simplify things. The Aqal provides a one stop destination for anyone with a hint of curiosity who wishes to examine and ponder upon the issues that surround us. Each day we post the best material from around the web, carefully selected to help you satisfy your intellectual appetites.

We hope you join us on this journey and allow us the honor of providing for your yearning minds. We always welcome comments, suggestions and most of all we love criticism. So, don’t hesitate to write to us at theaqal@live.com.

Thank You

Ali Altaf             Mustafa Ibrahim

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    • Umer Vakil
    • February 14th, 2012

    Ooh. Just bumped into this for the first time. Good stuff, keep it up!

    • Umer Vakil
    • February 14th, 2012

    Too bad you guys don’t update this anymore, seemed like a nice 3QD type blog.

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