Metropolis Rendered

By: Heer Cheema and Hammad Bilal In the discerning words of Mr. H.M Naqvi: “Cities are not wrought from just brick and mortar, but are informed by stories”. This idea underscores the crux of the “Rendering the Metropolis on the Page” talk that took place on 2nd October 2018. The session was as much a…

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’…

Why Literature

By Tayiba Ahmed “Literature adds to society; it does not simply describe it.”-C.S.Lewis Everyone seems to define literature in their own way. Some think of its aesthetics, some think of its meaning. Ultimately though, the first question that is asked in relation to literature usually concerns its meaning, but rarely considers its conception. We often…