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…

Zanjeer Torr, Machao Shor – An Analysis of the Khadija Siddiqi Talk

Khadija Siddiqi, law student, was stabbed 23 times last year by her classmate while picking up her younger sister from school. Despite a seemingly clear-cut case of attempted murder and solid evidence backing it up, Siddiqi still faced a difficult time in court on account of the attacker being the son of a lawyer, and…

Special cases

Most of us grew up oblivious to an advantage. An advantage that made people put us on pedestal, something that made us better somehow. We grew up trying to align our life in a certain perfect way, in the ‘’should be like this’’ phrase and it worked but, unfortunately, just for some time. Turns out,…

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…

Violence: Do We Really Love It?

Strangely, the world has always had this uncanny attraction towards violence. From the medieval times all the way to modern times, it can be acknowledged that, at some level, society today does strive and campaign for peace. While society may do this, governments probably do not and there also exists a dark part of society…

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…