The Inconspicuous Relation (Discourses Within Disciplines)

In one of the Social Policy lectures at LUMS, the instructor of that particular course touched upon the definition of poverty. That would, then by corollary, also entail defining basic human needs because only then policymakers could measure if a certain person is poor or not and deserves state welfare. What the course premises on is the…

The General Honors Course

In a survey carried on LUMS Discussion Forum related to academic reading, 50% of responses found academic reading dense and boring. Additionally, a further 26.5% found the sentence structuring and content difficult to decipher. The difficulty grasped by aforementioned numbers is generally imputed to a lack of priority that we accord to reading. Most of…

The CSS Conundrum

The approximate 2% pass percentage in the 2016 CSS exam not only came as a blow to the public but managed to reinforce its image as the most difficult test to crack. Out of 9643 candidates, only 202 were able to pass the written test. Still, lesser would make it through the interview and Viva-voice….

Zanjeer Torr, Machao Shor – An Analysis of the Khadija Siddiqi Talk

Khadija Siddiqi, law student, was stabbed 23 times last year by her classmate while picking up her younger sister from school. Despite a seemingly clear-cut case of attempted murder and solid evidence backing it up, Siddiqi still faced a difficult time in court on account of the attacker being the son of a lawyer, and…

Diwali

  When you see students in marigold gajrays, white sheherwanis, students in Banarasi shalwaar qameez, and rangolis, you either think of a Desi Pakistani shaadi or at most, an elaborate Eid event. What you don’t think of is Diwali. Hum-Aahang, last Thursday, wanted to change exactly that.   Hum-Aahang, a student society of LUMS that…

Manto and Humanity

‘If you cannot bear my stories, then the society is unbearable. Who am I to remove the clothes of this society which itself is naked?’ -Saadat Hassan Manto Scrolling aimlessly through my Facebook newsfeed, I was faced with the horror of reading a BBC headline that said, ‘Girl, 16, paraded naked in Pakistan after ‘honor’…

Special cases

Most of us grew up oblivious to an advantage. An advantage that made people put us on pedestal, something that made us better somehow. We grew up trying to align our life in a certain perfect way, in the ‘’should be like this’’ phrase and it worked but, unfortunately, just for some time. Turns out,…