October 19, 2018
By US Desk

FeedbackHello Editor,I really enjoyed reading Hackschool Project after such a long time. Just wanted to ask how we can read the previous episodes of Hackshool Project.Muneeba Rajput, LahoreHey Muneeba, you can read all the previous episodes here:https://www.thenews.com.pk/writer/iqra-asadHi Ed,Read the piece on polymer art and got confused when Tooba Ishaq recommended using china clay instead of polymer clay and that it “works just fine”. China clay is totally different clay and it doesn’t work like polymer. You need special machines to create things with china clay and it’s used for making sanitary wares, tiles, and cutlery...


By Usama Rasheed

How dreams are like first aid for the brainThink back to your childhood and try to recall some of the strongest memories. You’ll notice almost all of them will be of an emotional nature: perhaps a particularly frightening experience of being separated from your parents, or almost being hit by a car. Also notice, however, that your recall of these detailed memories is no longer accompanied by the same degree of emotion that was present at the time. They are no longer emotional memories. Instead, they are memories of an emotional event, but lack the original emotional charge.It is not, therefore, time that heals all wounds, but...


By Nirmeen Maroof

STORY“Dr Bashir is calling you. He’s in the ICU,” the nurse said. She left before any of the students could inquire after her statement, slamming the frosted door shut behind her. The force of it shook the small glass window, the only source of light in the cramped classroom.For a moment, no one spoke. The medical students eyed each other nervously. They were in their third year of medical school. It had almost been a month since they had started their Pediatrics ward and most of it had been spent goofing around. Brown eyes darted from face to face, waiting for someone to take the lead. A tray filled with Styrofoam cups of tea sat...


By S. A

MY TEENAGE YEARSDate of birth and starJuly 31, 1989; Leo.The best thing about being a teenager wasBeing the youngest sibling. Had its advantages in terms of extra love.The worst thing about being a teenager wasBeing the youngest sibling. Had its disadvantages, being watched by multiple people apart from Abu. I was always listening to Pearl Jam.I was glued to the T.V. for Full House as a kid in Jeddah. Anything entertaining after that. Even if it was Baywatch or Nanni Kaliyan.My favourite movie wasThe Godfather. I was an early bloomer because I had elder brothers.My favourite actor wasAl Pacino.My favourite book wasThe Big Friendly...


By SG

COVER STORYYou must be skimming through this piece in a hurry, while juggling tasks at hand, right? Well, today, nobody has enough time to look at news critically. With billions of online news outlets and overly active Twitterati, fact-checking is a hassle even for journalists.But we need to constantly remind ourselves that in a world where fake news persist, both the traditional and online platforms by which young people acquire and exchange information have become dangerous places. As responsible citizens, we can’t afford to fall victim to fake news - stories that are completely “fabricated with no verifiable facts, sources, or...


By US Desk

Paving way for inclusion Iqra University Corporate Social Responsibility works on social issues and caters to philanthropic aspects. “We proposed that we need accessibility for students on wheelchairs who had a hard time getting around. Our in-house engineer and architect worked on the project. The ramp was implemented recently allowing us to welcome our first guests from Disabled Welcome Association ,” shared IUCSR Patron, Ms Varah Musavvir.Eat for a cause Can a country move forward, progress and prosper without providing quality education to her citizens? Highly impossible! Hence, providing education to the less...


By Sameen Amer

Coming SoonOut this week *AlbumsShake the Spirit by Elle King: Second album by the American singer; comes three years after her debut, Love Stuff ; includes the singles ‘Shame’, ‘Good Thing Gone’, ‘Naturally Pretty Girls’, and ‘Little Bit of Lovin'’.Forever Neverland by MØ: The Danish singer’s second album; follows No Mythologies to Follow ; includes the songs ‘Sun in Our Eyes’ , ‘Mercy’ , and ‘If It's Over’ .* Movies Halloween – horror, eleventh instalment in the Halloween film series; Laurie Strode faces Michael Myers when he returns to finish her off for escaping his killing spree on...


By US Desk

She is my dream girlSalam Guru,I am 23 years old. I am a student of M.Sc Chemistry. I like your way of solving problems. Guru, there is a girl ‘F’ in my class. I really like her and want to marry her. She is very beautiful and good natured. She is the type of girl I have been searching for years. But the problem is that she belongs to another caste and is already engaged to her cousin who is well-settled. However, I want to take the risk and reveal my feelings to her. Do you think I should talk to her? She is my dream girl, but I am reluctant to talk to her. I am confused. What should I do?Poor ChemistDear Poor Chemist,I really...


By Usama Rasheed

If men ran the world Telephones would cut off after 30 seconds of conversation.Valentine’s Day would be moved to February 29th, so it would only occur in leap years.Garbage would take itself out.The only show opposite “Saturday Night Football” would be “Sunday Night Football from a Different Camera Angle”.Tanks would be far easier to rent. When a cop gave you a ticket, every smart-aleck answer you responded with would actually reduce your fine.Cop: “You know how fast you were going?”You: “All I know is I was spilling my drink all over the place.”Cop: “Nice one, that’s $10.00 off.”It would be perfectly legal to...