Laila Rajani

Laila Rajani

A novice researcher who teaches Sociology. She has a bachelor's degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Lahore University of Management Sciences.. She tweets @LailaRajani twitter.com/LailaRajani

Why you should pick a college away from home

Unlike the West, where living away from home is a norm, a large part of our traditional Pakistani society is new and rather averse to this notion. Most parents are overprotective by nature and are unwilling to disrupt the family dynamics. Thus, they are reluctant to even consider the possibility of sending their children away from home. Sure, attending college in one’s hometown is an experience in itself.  However, I think that the purpose of college education entails character-building, ability to deal with copious amount of pressure and exploring the person that one is or wishes to be. Dorm-life, in ...

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