Will Pakistan Run Dry by 2047?

The water crisis has become one of, if not the most pertinent issues of the current moment, with the masses being bombarded with the highly politicized dam fund appeals from all directions. One can’t go far without being confronted by slogans proclaiming a complete water shortage by 2025. Are these predictions correct and if so,…

Reflecting on Spaces and Stories

Right before exam season was set to begin, Dr. Lukas Werth, an associate professor teaching anthropology at LUMS, offered a first-time photography workshop, titled Spaces and Stories, to students from LUMS. It was a two-part, beginner-oriented workshop held on the 13th and 20th of October, 2018.     The first part of the workshop involved a day trip to Shahdara Bagh, a…

Shehzad Ghias: A New Era of Pakistani Comedy?

By: Maida Tahir After having brought the house down with their first ever show, Stand Up! LUMS returned to the stage this past week with their second official event of the semester, an original, completely unadulterated standup routine by a professional comedian and journalist Shehzad Ghias. Ghias, being a LUMS graduate himself, returned to his…

M-2: On the Spaces We Occupy

Written by: Maira Asaad and Humza Siddique Reported by: Rameen Saad Few spaces in LUMS have sparked such rigorous discourse in the past few weeks as the dormitories of M-2 have. While the reasons for this debacle are many-fold, ranging from the high number of admissions to the broadening of the room allotment criterion, it…

Metropolis Rendered

By: Heer Cheema and Hammad Bilal In the discerning words of Mr. H.M Naqvi: “Cities are not wrought from just brick and mortar, but are informed by stories”. This idea underscores the crux of the “Rendering the Metropolis on the Page” talk that took place on 2nd October 2018. The session was as much a…

Horizon 2020- Scholarship Opportunities for students at LUMS

By: Syeda Aiman Zehra With the highest expenditure rate in the world of 80 million Euros, EU’s Horizon 2020 is on the forefront for funding research and innovative projects. It was first proposed to the European Commission in 2011 and officially began in 2014, with a primary focus on “excellent science, industrial leadership, and societal…

The Ahmadi Question in Pakistan (And LUMS)

Evening talks on academic issues constitute an important part of the LUMS experience. Students are provided the opportunity to go beyond textbook knowledge and become acquainted with an academic’s research and fieldwork. Such a talk was hosted by the Hum-Aahang society on the pressing issue of Ahmadis in Pakistan, following the dismissal of Dr. Atif…