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,…

A Glance Through the Rearview Mirror – Course Reviews #1

Modern Physics with Dr. Sabieh Anwar “As a sophomore doing an Economics major, I enrolled in Modern Physics, despite the fact that everyone advised me against it. I heard that I would get ‘screwed over’ and that I should choose an ‘easier’ course if I was looking for an outgroup. I remember in my very first…

A Few Words with Ali Haider

Tell us something about yourself that we don’t generally get to hear or didn’t get to know in the year. People have an idea of the glamorous side of my tenure as the President of the Student Council, but very few people know about the tough routine that this entailed due to the Council’s affairs….

Book Review – Fragments

Fragments – a novel about love and university – is a piece that will have something for everyone to relate to. This story takes us back to a time when we loved and lost and shows us the importance of why it was so important for us to have lost. This novel will leave you…

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…

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…

A Freshman’s Two Cents

A few days ago, when our Outlook inboxes lighted up with the words “Spring Enrollment 2018,’’ most of us were taken by surprise (to put it mildly). Cries of “It is enrollment time already?’’, “Didn’t this semester JUST start?”, and “Abhi tou meray iss semester kay courses finalize nahi huay” were heard all over the…