May 25, 2018
By SG

HAPPENINGSThe Introduction between Two Worlds, an art exhibition, was organized by Zindagi Trust at The Second Floor, featuring a stunning display of the artwork of the students of SMB Fatima Jinnah and Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls Schools. To harness the creative energy and imagination of students in a positive and encouraging environment, Zindagi Trust has been organizing Art Exhibitions at various levels along with focusing on improving the academic performance of the students.Anam Shakil, the head of Arts Department at Zindagi Trust, tells Us more about this exhibition, “We were organizing regular art exhibitions for the...


By Tooba Ghani

HOD SERIES Storing hundreds of specimens and monitoring research data collected over a period of 50 years at Marine Reference Collection and Resource Centre - the oldest marine biodiversity research centre in Pakistan -has not been an easy task for Qadeer Muhammad Ali, a Marine Zoologist and in charge of the MRC&RC.Us had an insightful conversation with Qadeer Muhammad Ali who reflects on what it is like to study Marine Science at University of Karachi .What’s the scope of Marine Science?This subject is extremely important in the current situation. We can clearly see that due to climate change, urbanization and other human...


By S. K

POETS’ CORNERFamous elegiesAn elegy is a poem that primarily serves the purpose of a lament or a requiem for a recently deceased person.I hold it true, whate’er befall;I feel it when I sorrow most;‘Tis better to have loved and lostThan never to have loved at all.- In Memoriaum A.H.H.by Alfred, Lord TennysonWith the farming of a verseMake a vineyard of the curse,Sing of human unsuccessIn a rapture of distress;In the deserts of the heartLet the healing fountain start,In the prison of his daysTeach the free man how to praise.- In Memory of W. B. Yeats by W. H. AudenWallflowerBy Sa’ad NazeerWalls came racing toward meand the sea dashed...


By S. A

COVER STORY When the summer heat kicks in, you have the perfect chance to chill out with a good book. Here are some new and recent offerings that you could enjoy this summer.FictionThe Rooster Bar by John Grisham It’s hard to resist John Grisham’s legal thrillers. If you haven’t had the chance to check out his latest novel yet, then the summer will be the perfect time to delve into the popular author’s newest page-turner. The American writer focuses on corruption in the legal field and for-profit educational institutions in The Rooster Bar, the story of three third-year debt-ridden law students at a third-tier law school...


By SZ

US TALK Every year, 10 young adults are chosen by the State Department to receive Emerging Young Leaders Award. Dania Hassan is the first Pakistani to receive this award. She is the youngest high achiever of the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network’s #30under30 series.Jetlagged yet ecstatic over her achievement, Dania shared her experience with Us: “It was a really good experience overall, with a lot of opportunities to learn and grow. Since it was a two-week programme with meetings and community service projects held across Washington, Virginia, and Austin, you can say it was intense. But, at the same time, it changed my perspective of...


By Sameen Amer

Coming SoonOut this week* Albums Wildness by Snow Patrol: Seventh album by the British alt-rock band; comes after 2011’s Fallen Empires; includes the singles ‘Don’t Give In’, ‘Life on Earth’, ‘What If This Is All the Love You Ever Get?’, and ‘Empress’.Shawn Mendes by Shawn Mendes: Third album by the Canadian singer, the follow-up to Illuminate ; includes the songs ‘Youth’ and ‘Like to Be You’ .* Movies Solo: A Star Wars Story - action comedy, stand-alone instalment in the Star Wars anthology; follows the adventures of a young Han Solo and Chewbacca , including their encounter with the original...


By US Desk

I am in love with a starSalam Guru,I really love the way you solve teenagers’ problems. I am an-18-year-old girl, studying in first year, pre medical. I am from a well settled background. All members of our family are highly educated, some are engineers, doctors and some are government officers. Financially I don’t have any problem so you can say my life is smooth. I am quite a likeable girl and there are many boys in my class who want to be friends with me but, Guru, I am not interested in them. Actually, I have fallen in love with Asim Azhar. About two months ago I listened to his songs and watched his videos and I got mesmerised by...


By Usama Rasheed

The super kidsThe beguiling ideas about science quoted here were gleaned from essays, exams and classroom discussions. Most were from 5th and 6th graders. They illustrate Mark Twain’s contention that the most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know. One horsepower is the amount of energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second.Talc is found on rocks and babies.When people run around and around in circles, we say they are crazy. When planets do it, we say they are orbiting.Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change back into a sun in the daytime.There is a...


By US Desk

Spirit of RamazanDear Ed,The holy month of Ramazan is just around the corner. In fact, by the time you publish my letter we will have bid farewell to at least two fasts. I am not expecting a cover story on the blessings of Ramazan, because in the last couple of years I have not seen one in Us. And yes, I do remember your answer to a letter in which you squarely held the contributors responsible for not sending any articles on Ramazan. That’s why I decided to write a letter; I would have written an article, but 550 plus words are a damper. So here I am with my two-cents, for whatever it’s worth. I believe fasting is not only about...