March 24, 2017
By US Desk

Feedback Hey Ed, ‘Some fresh angle, some new shots’ by Shermeen Zuberi (March 17) was an interesting and informative read. It reminded me of the footage I saw of a snow leopard attacking its prey captured by Jeff Wilson and Mark Smith for the 2006 series Planet Earth. Photojournalism is an amazing field, very much untapped in Pakistan, so it was a great idea for an On Campus cover story. Good job! Rubina Ahmad, Peshawar Hello Ed, “Bullies reign out” by S.K was an interesting and thought-provoking read! I think I have also come across such posts on Facebook! Everyone seemed to be angry; some bashed the school,...


By Usama Rasheed

Karachi Athletic League - unearthing local gems The state of sports management in Pakistan has always been gloomy. Despite all the obstacles, the country has proved itself in different disciplines owing to the immense talent that it has been blessed with. Individuals have proved their mettle throughout the world and won laurels for the country. People at the helm of affairs seem incognizant of the advanced methods that are being adopted to reach the top, which is why our athletes struggle in keeping up with the gruelling pace and stumble in major competitions. The ignominy, which the country had to face in the recent Olympics in Rio de...


By S. K

Don’t just see the beginning; keep the complete picture in mind - Mr. Abdul Majeed Mr. Abdul Majeed serves as Chairman of the Board of National Foods Ltd. He is Co-Founder, Director and Chairman of National Foods Limited and Associated Textile Consultants Private Limited. After graduating from the F.C. College, Lahore, with a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics, he was selected by the British Council for Higher Studies in Textile Engineering. Mr. Abdul Majeed also completed B.Sc. (Honors) in Technology from Manchester University in 1959. Mr. Abdul Majeed is also heading Nazaria-e-Pakistan Trust, Sindh, and Textile Institute of...


By Fatima Niazi

Horrible bosses What is the purpose of attaining education for the majority? To possess knowledge regarding various subjects that can later assist one in bagging a successful job. Yes, since our childhood, we have been taught that the better grades you score, the more prosperous you will be in your career. However, our universities do not prepare students for the atrocities and exploitation even the most talented of them have to face when they join a workplace. Just to make it clear, your A+s won’t be saving you from office politics or manipulation at the hands of your employers. Unfortunately, the ones to be exploited the most...


By Saniyah Eman

 Celebrate thy confusion Book: Three Daughters of Eve Author: Elif Shafak Reviewed by: Saniyah Eman Another beautiful work by Elif Shafak, a writer very close to many hearts around the world, Three Daughters of Eve follows the story of a young Turkish girl, Nazperi Nasbantoglu; people called her Peri. A child who has always been forced to choose between the liberal views of her alcoholic father Mensur and the religious views of her mother Selma, Peri is a child of differences, strife and confusion. The book follows Peri’s childhood and the time she spends in Oxford in 2002, as an ambassador of the Turkish youth; but, it is...


By Hafsa Saeed

Bright and exuberant Zohaib Faizi   Date of birth and star November 20, 1987 - Scorpio   The best thing about being a teenager was Fearlessly doing creative and crazy things without thinking about the consequences   The worst thing about being a teenager was Not having enough money in the pocket :)   I was always listening to Junoon, Vital Signs and Bryan Adams   I was glued to the television for Cricket matches   My favourite movie was School of Rock   My favourite actor was Leonardo DiCaprio   My favourite singer / band was Pink Floyd / David Gilmour   My favourite...


By Sameen Amer

Coming Soon Out this week: * Albums The Afterlove by James Blunt: The British singer’s fifth album; comes after 2013’s Moon Landing; includes the singles ‘Love Me Better’ and ‘Bartender’. Wonderland by Take That: Eighth album by the English pop band, the follow-up to 2014’s III; led by the single ‘Giants’, and includes the songs ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Hope’, and ‘New Day’. * Movies Power Rangers (starring Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin) - action, reboot of the franchise; the fate of the world rests in the hands of...


By Usama Rasheed

Useful advice What to do if you fall into a conversation about terrorist attacks with someone who doesn’t believe in retaliation: 1. Engage in conversation and ask if military force is appropriate. 2. When he says, “No,” ask, “Why not?” 3. Wait until he says something to the effect of “Because that would just cause more innocent deaths, which would be awful and we should not cause more violence.” 4. When he’s in mid sentence, punch him in the face as hard as you can. 5. When he gets back up to punch you, point out that it would be a mistake and contrary to his values to strike you,...


By US Desk

Feedback Hello Editor, Great story by Saniyah Eman! The narrative of “An ode to the saint” (March 3) was heart-rending and it beautifully brought forward the spirit of Sehwan. The perpetrators would never understand this that no matter how brutally they attack, the devotees will keep visiting their places of worship. The story “A mute survivor” by Neeraj Brahmankar was also inspiring. Several literary platforms have emerged and become popular on social media. Many young people who are passionate about writing can easily join them and get exposure. I felt really motivated after reading Neeraj’s success...