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…

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…

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…

A Glance Through the Rearview Mirror – Course Reviews #2

World Since 1453 with Dr. Ali Raza “If World Since 1453 were to be a musical performance, it would be a string quartet. Ali Raza would start it off with a slow melancholic symphony, slowly rising into a haunting spectre with sharp bow movements grating the strings of the violin, the world in a frenzy,…