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,…

In Retrospect

“The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead. To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in 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…

In Memoriam

I woke up in the morning and felt a chill in the air. That, coupled with the sounds of the helicopters overhead, signaled to me that something was wrong. I unlocked my phone to read a friend’s messages; alerting me of the attack on the Agricultural Training Institute, killing around 12 people- mostly students. The…

Quantum Dots and Other Oddities

The faculty in the physics department at LUMS SSE is engaged in research work that spans both theoretical and experimental realms with significant implications for modern technology. These projects exhibit diversity in content, ranging from quantum systems, quantum gravity, quantum optics, to theoretical optics and liquid crystal materials, spin, and NMR. Some of these projects…

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…

Students Protest Against Stringent Security Measures at LUMS Convocation

Contributors: Awaid Yasin, Rana Saadullah Khan, Musharfa Shah On 1st June, an email concerning the upcoming Convocation Ceremony for the batch of 2017 was circulated by the LUMS administration to the entire student body. This email, serving to reiterate adherence to security protocol, cited the likelihood of the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain – by…