Thriller Night 2018

On 31st October, the judiciary of Pakistan utilized its mandate and released a ruling in favor of minorities and human rights in general: Asia Bibi, a Christian woman accused of blasphemy was found not guilty. This sparked major protests and violence all over the country by the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, a political party with an extremist…

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…