Shehzad Ghias: A New Era of Pakistani Comedy?

By: Maida Tahir After having brought the house down with their first ever show, Stand Up! LUMS returned to the stage this past week with their second official event of the semester, an original, completely unadulterated standup routine by a professional comedian and journalist Shehzad Ghias. Ghias, being a LUMS graduate himself, returned to his…

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…

The Ahmadi Question in Pakistan (And LUMS)

Evening talks on academic issues constitute an important part of the LUMS experience. Students are provided the opportunity to go beyond textbook knowledge and become acquainted with an academic’s research and fieldwork. Such a talk was hosted by the Hum-Aahang society on the pressing issue of Ahmadis in Pakistan, following the dismissal of Dr. Atif…

A Glance Through the Rearview Mirror – Course Reviews #2

World Since 1453 with Dr. Ali Raza “If World Since 1453 were to be a musical performance, it would be a string quartet. Ali Raza would start it off with a slow melancholic symphony, slowly rising into a haunting spectre with sharp bow movements grating the strings of the violin, the world in a frenzy,…

A Glance Through the Rearview Mirror – Course Reviews #1

Modern Physics with Dr. Sabieh Anwar “As a sophomore doing an Economics major, I enrolled in Modern Physics, despite the fact that everyone advised me against it. I heard that I would get ‘screwed over’ and that I should choose an ‘easier’ course if I was looking for an outgroup. I remember in my very first…

Project KIN

Pakistan’s search for identity has been under contestation since its inception. From the succession of East Pakistan to form Bangladesh to the ongoing ethnic marginalization and stereotyping: the diverse socio-cultural fabric has been not been tainted, but is actively being torn away. The absence of platforms for conversation and education has further instigated ignorance and…