July 21, 2017
By US Desk

Feedback HeyEd, The cover story “Winds of change”(June 23) was wonderful. The fact that young transgenders have been given a chance to express themselves in a youth forum for the Pakistani youth speaks volumes about the progress we have made over the years. While some transgenders had heartbreaking Eid stories, others like Kami Sid’s and Sumair’s were heartening. Kudos to Shermeen Zuberi and Maheen Aziz! Saniyah Eman Aoa Eddy,      “In conversation with Qirat Baber” was such fun! I’m such a huge fan of hers, and this interview is definitely gold for readers like me!...


By Syeda Fatima Hashmi

TIPS ‘N’ TRICKS Wizards, Witches, Muggles and Squibs, hope you’re doing well-or if you aren’t then there are love potions available at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes to get things started in your life. So folks, I have decided to pen down (or quill down?) some lessons that I learnt that are a source of inspiration. Learning how to use a wand- there are many uses of that stick though, I tell you. Plus, if I become an established journalist who knows I could become the editor of Daily Prophet; it’s a win-win, really. Anyhow, allow me to enlighten you about my half as intelligent brother and myself. Now you can...


By S.Z

US TALK Heads up, fashionistas! There’s a new trend in town and it requires that you use your hands as a canvas. Hand art is no longer limited to henna tattoos or the hyper-realistic “handimals”, and if that’s your definition then you are missing out on what’s clearly the new big thing: hand makeup. Whether it’s the winged eyeliner, the perfect smokey eye or deciding from unconventional colours, jewels and glitters to create a breathtaking, head-turning image, we all know someone who can use an extra to ‘work their magic’ on; heck, we are one ourselves. Simple and flirty “You have...


By S. K

Poems forever Famous epitaphs Emily Dickinson: "Called back." Percy Bysshe Shelley: “Nothing of him that doth fade / But doth suffer a sea-change / Into something rich and strange.” Edgar Allen Poe: “Quoth the raven, ‘Nevermore.’” Robert Frost: “I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.” Sylvia Plath: “Even amidst fierce flames, the golden lotus can be planted.” William Butler Yeats: “Cast a cold Eye/ On Life, on Death./Horseman, pass by!” Oscar Wilde: “And alien tears will fill for him, /Pity’s long-broken urn, / For his mourners will be outcast...


By S.A

COVER STORY A look at some of the books you could enjoy this summe The summer months may try to bring you down with their sweltering heat and/or excessive rain, but no matter how high the temperature gets and irrespective of what the barometer says, you always have a group of loyal friends, ready to keep you company and whisk you away to fascinating worlds: books. Lazy summer days are an excellent time to catch up on your reading and delve into the hottest new releases. Here are some recent titles that could potentially find a place on your bookshelf this summer: Fiction How to Stop Time by Matt Haig British novelist Matt...


By Rabia Tufail

EXPERIENCE It’s a generally accepted assumption that God created Eve because Adam was lonely. He needed another person to experience his new surroundings with him and relish the wonders the world had to offer. Thus the concept of companionship was created and the human race divided into various groups, cliques, and support systems. Before you assume that this would be another one of those articles about “10 types of groups you’ll see at LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences”, well ... you’re wrong. This article is an ode to the loners, the backbenchers, the wanderers, the ones who don’t belong...


By US Desk

I cannot stay like this Dear Guru, I have been reading your column since I was seven and really like the way you solve problems. I have a problem, too, that is related to my elder brother. My brother has made my life miserable. He is very irritating and makes fun of me all the time. He cannot see me in peace and always finds new ways to irk me. He goes to my room, reads my personal diary and then shows it to my parents in order to embarrass me in front of them. He does not miss any chance to annoy me. This Eid he teased me so much that I wanted to run away from home. My parents take all this very lightly. They are always in favour of my...


By Usama Rasheed

The student passes the exam The professor conducts an exam. He was in a good mood and the student he questioned wasn’t prepared enough. “Look here, I can’t give you a passing grade based on your answers. I will however let you pass if you tell me how many light bulbs are in this room?” The student counted carefully and confidently said, “32.” The professor started laughing and reached for his bag. “Nice try, but I got one in my bag. See you next month!” A month passed and the student came to try his luck again. “I remember you. You failed my light bulb test last time. So tell me...


By US Desk

Coming Soon Out this week *  Albums Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey: Fifth album by the pop singer; comes after 2015’s Honeymoon; includes the songs ‘Tomorrow Never Came’ (featuring Sean Ono Lennon), ‘Beautiful People Beautiful Problems’ (featuring Stevie Nicks), ‘Summer Bummer’ (featuring ASAP Rocky and Playboi Carti), and ‘Lust for Life’ (featuring The Weeknd). ADD VIOLENCE by Nine Inch Nails: The rock band’s second EP in a proposed trilogy, following 2016’s Not the Actual Events; led by the single ‘Less Than’. *  Movies Dunkirk (starring...