Posted on: April 29, 2020 Posted by: Hira Anwar Comments: 0

PCOS Bodies are Feminine Bodies

By Heer Cheema “Kya aap ko hormone problem hai?” [Do you have a hormone problem?] probed the hair laser technician. This wasn’t the first time someone had reacted to the coarse black hair that covered my jaw and neck, but the irony of this particular situation wasn’t lost on me. Here I was in Dr. Zarqa’s hair laser clinic attempting to rid my person of any signs associated with Polycystic…

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Frescoes In The Time Of Smog

By: Syeda Aiman Zehra, Hammad Bilal “Aik nukta, everything starts from it and ends at it,” says curator Madam Noor Jehan Bilgraumi as we embark on a journey she started in LUMS. The nukta she speaks of is the same nukta that we see at the center of many of the art pieces she has installed around campus—from the VC’s house to his office to the faculty lounge to the…

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Dr. Farah Ali: Around The Globe In The Theatre of the Absurd

By: Maira Asaad Dr. Farah Ali is the most recent academic to enter the folds of the English faculty. Born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, this is her first time in Pakistan. She will be offering ‘Words are all we have: Identity Predicament in the Theatre of the Absurd’ in Spring Semester ‘20. With a Ph.D in English Literature and Drama, and a focus on Women’s Studies in her postdoctoral…

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Inside DR’s: A Game of Dungeons and Dragons

By Muhammad Faaiz Aman & Maira Asaad  On weekends, a handful of undergraduates (and graduates) in LUMS gather together to become warlocks, wizards, paladins, druids, monks — amidst a range of twelve other ‘classes’1. Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), a role-playing game that was most recently popularized by Netflix’s Stranger Things2, has found its way to LUMS. Momin Shahab ‘20 and Raja Nadir Habib ‘19 are two of the “Dungeon Masters” (DM),…

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Students Gather for Academic Freedom

On 29th October 2019, Student Council’s (SC) Student Action Committee (SAC), chaired by member Mahnoor Saeed ‘20, along with a group of students, arranged a gathering titled “Academic Freedom”. This event was arranged in light of recent impositions of censorship on art and academic debates. On Sunday 27th October 2019, men in plain shirts forcibly shut down an art exhibition at Frere Hall. Incidents like this, some of them directly…

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Tethered: Literary Legend Kishwar Naheed Visits LUMS

By Manahel Ayyaz Khan Under Zia-ul-Haq, journalism in Pakistan suffered as the press was put under strict regulation. To talk about this period where media went under severe censorship, the Gurmani Centre at LUMS hosted a talk by the valued Urdu poetess and feminist, Kishwar Naheed, well known for her poem “Hum Gunahgaar Auratain”, on the 25th of October, 2019.  Naheed ran the audience through the “atrocities” against freedom of…

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Zumba Classes: Girls Drop Out Due to Discomfort

By: Mohammad Basit Khan This October, many female students dropped out of Zumba classes, taking place in Main Hall, Sports Complex, due to the discomfort felt with its open venue. Zumba, conventionally, is practiced in closed, private settings.  Notably, other unenrolled students are allowed access to the Main Hall and partake in their individual activities, during campus class hours. “It was majorly uncomfortable because there were too many people in…