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…

سوسائٹل نارمز

اگر آپ کو مختلف سوسائٹیزکی اوریئنٹیشنز پر جانے کا اتفاق ہوا ہو تو آپ دو چیزوں سے با خوبی واقف ہونگے ہر چیز میں ناچ گانے کو بلا جھجک گھسانا گویا ہمارا قومی فریضہ ہے۔ ہمارے یہاں سوسائیٹیز کو دین دھرم کا رتبہ دیا جاتا ہے۔ او ویک ختم ہوتے ہی فضا میں ایک نئی  کھلبلی…

The Open House: A Case for Accountability

By Rana Saadullah Khan and Zainab Mubashir “I do not know how the D.C. committee deals with proceedings.” The above is a word for word quote from the Vice-Chancellor of LUMS, a university which is named a university of “Management Sciences”, where the headman of the institution’s academic core claims to be unaware of the…

The Rendezvous

As the sun sets on yet another day at LUMS, the street lamps come on, engulfing the whole campus in a warm golden hue. For those day scholars who have managed to stick around till this hour, it signals the end of their day at university. But, for the hostelites who call the University their…