Horizon 2020- Scholarship Opportunities for students at LUMS

By: Syeda Aiman Zehra With the highest expenditure rate in the world of 80 million Euros, EU’s Horizon 2020 is on the forefront for funding research and innovative projects. It was first proposed to the European Commission in 2011 and officially began in 2014, with a primary focus on “excellent science, industrial leadership, and societal…

Viktor Frankl’s Search for Meaning

  Nietzsche said “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how”. While the mental health debate goes on at the campus, the wise man’s words can help us find answers to many questions which we may have. Based on Nietzsche’s philosophy, Austrian psychologist Viktor Frankl worked on finding central instinct humans…

The General Honors Course

In a survey carried on LUMS Discussion Forum related to academic reading, 50% of responses found academic reading dense and boring. Additionally, a further 26.5% found the sentence structuring and content difficult to decipher. The difficulty grasped by aforementioned numbers is generally imputed to a lack of priority that we accord to reading. Most of…

The CSS Conundrum

The approximate 2% pass percentage in the 2016 CSS exam not only came as a blow to the public but managed to reinforce its image as the most difficult test to crack. Out of 9643 candidates, only 202 were able to pass the written test. Still, lesser would make it through the interview and Viva-voice….

Manto and Humanity

‘If you cannot bear my stories, then the society is unbearable. Who am I to remove the clothes of this society which itself is naked?’ -Saadat Hassan Manto Scrolling aimlessly through my Facebook newsfeed, I was faced with the horror of reading a BBC headline that said, ‘Girl, 16, paraded naked in Pakistan after ‘honor’…

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,…

Applying to Pakistani Army: What to do and what not to do

Have you ever dreamed of donning that pixelated CCD (camouflage combat dress) or that khaki colored uniform? Have you ever dreamed of serving your country as an active combat troop? The Pakistan Army has two windows every year in which they select approximately 600 cadets in each window who, after two years of strenuous training,…