About Umar

Bio

Umar Anjum earned his MA in Language Teaching and is working on his M Phil degree. He attended Michigan State University, USA, as a Fulbright fellow where he studied and taught as well. Earlier he has worked in Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan and at University of Wisconsin Madison, USA. These days he is attached with Forman Christian College, a 150 years old university in his hometown Lahore. He is attached with TED as a translator and as a Language Coordinator.

Languages

English, Urdu

TED Conference

TEDActive 2015

An idea worth spreading

I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. -A. Hepburn

I'm passionate about

Kindness and Creativity

Talk to me about

Pakistan, Education, Translation, Travelling, New Ideas, Books, Food, Sports and what not

People don't know I'm good at

Listening, getting comfortable in new environments, talking to strangers.

My TED story

A friend of mine shared Sir Ken Robinson's talk about schools kill creativity with me. I was so fascinated by it that I thought that this video should be translated in Urdu as well. I started exploring TED website and wanted to ask TED people that how can this be translated and I found that they already have a dedicated section for that. I sent a request to join the translators group for Urdu which was approved. I looked for that video but that was already translated however it still needed to be reviewed which I did.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Umar Anjum
Posted over 1 year ago
Education is the answer to all of our problems
I understand what Pabitra is saying and agree that it has certain benefits. At the same time I have a question about small meaningful change, you continue to do it for long, maybe your whole life and when you look up you realize that bigger picture is the same. Shouldn't we make collective efforts and make the real change which impatcs the majority?
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Umar Anjum
Posted over 1 year ago
Education is the answer to all of our problems
I agree with you, there is too much information and we are lost in it. I see the same problem in our education system, too much of theory. I think global platforms like this can provide certain direction to what we should focus on.
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Umar Anjum
Posted over 1 year ago
Education is the answer to all of our problems
I agree with what has been already said here that we see countries with very good education systems and high literacy rates but still they are facing a lot of problems or they are not contributing to solve world's problem rather they are increasing it.