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…

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,…

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…

Travel Agencies: How It Happens

Contributors: Laiba Paracha and Aiman Manzoor Tourism has become a vital source of earning for our country, once depleted almost entirely due to relentless security threats and the lack of proper infrastructure. However, traveling, a main part of tourism has augmented at a fast pace, due to increased globalisation in the recent years. Students, who…

A Season With A Few Ups and Downs

  SPOILERS AHOY!Read at your own risk Halloween 2K17 brought with it the much-awaited second season of Stranger Things, probably the most critically acclaimed tv series of 2016. Featuring an even more amazing and eerier soundtrack than the last season, the new season is also just as jam-packed with 80s nostalgia as its predecessor. After…

In Review: Promising Leads of the Contemporary Fantasy Genre

  Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor  “Strange the Dreamer” is the first installment of a duology that follows the story of Lazlo Strange, a war orphan and junior librarian raised in the Great Library of Zosma. From the age of five, Lazlo has been obsessed with the mythical city of Weep. One day, the…