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…

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…

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…

Urdu at LUMS: An Interview with Dr. Ahmad Bilal

This article was published in LDS’ Volume 2 Issue 3 (print edition) dated April, 2018. Dr. Ahmad Bilal Awan is currently an Assistant Professor at School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at LUMS. He did his Ph.D. from GC University with his dissertation and research analysis on philosophical subjects in Urdu. He did his Post-doctoral…

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’…

Travel Agencies: How It Happens

Contributors: Laiba Paracha and Aiman Manzoor Tourism has become a vital source of earning for our country, once depleted almost entirely due to relentless security threats and the lack of proper infrastructure. However, traveling, a main part of tourism has augmented at a fast pace, due to increased globalisation in the recent years. Students, who…