July 19, 2019
By Muhammad Omar Iftikhar

The 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup saw England play its third final while New Zealand played its second final in history. In the end, England emerged victorious by beating New Zealand on the last ball of the Super Over to take home the World Cup trophy for the first time. The 2019 CWC was a showdown of perseverance, persistence and passion as displayed by the teams and its players. Let’s take a look at some of the major moments from this year’s CWC.Major winnersAustralia, New Zealand, India and England showed consistency during their group stage matches. By the end of this stage, India emerged on top of the points table with...


By US Desk

FeedbackDear Ed,The cover story on summer movies was a pleasant read. As a movie buff, I really enjoy reading movie recommendation articles. I am looking forward to watching The Lion King, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Toy Story 4 on big screen.I would also like to say that I really miss fictional stories! Now, Us is just full of informative articles and introspection pieces. Please publish interesting stories and amusing opinions. Farhan Khan, PeshawarDear Eddy,It was great to see a movie review after a long time. The reviewer has successfully translated his thought into an interesting, cohesive movie review. Aladdin’s...


By SZ

Painting with bacteriaPetri Dish Picasso is an organization bringing this little-known art to the masses. The artists use bacteria as their paint and fungus as their canvas to educate people about the important relationship we have with microbes. This art is being used to change people’s minds about microorganisms.The person credited with pioneering the art is Alexander Fleming. He’s the scientist who discovered the antibiotic properties of penicillin.Here’s how you can paint a dandelion, for instance, with bacteria:Agar is sterilized into a liquid at about 250°F, poured into a petri dish, and left to cool and solidify. This is the...


By US Desk

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS 2018 Architecture graduate Hafsa Asad won the 7th Institute of Architects Pakistan - Kausar Bashir Ahmad Award for Socially Responsive Architecture for her thesis “Understanding Natural Systems to construct a Spatial Framework of Organic Growth”. She also received an honorable mention in the 11th Institute of Architects Pakistan Graduate Award for the same thesis.LUMS alumna Shanza Faiq, a Law graduate of 2016, has scored the highest position in the CSS exams and has been inducted in the Foreign Services of Pakistan Group. She took the test with 11,887 other students and cleared with the highest merit on her...


By Maham Jazib Hussain

HEALTHWISEIn a chaotic world like this, we often feel an urge to flee from the daily hassles and stress exerted upon us. Be it a bunch of household chores, work, academics or anything that demands instant fulfillment, there comes a time when we are no more capable of handling the overwhelming work pressure.To keep on going in this demanding life, it is essential to have a healthy mind. A distorted perception of reality, an imbalance of chemicals in the brain and a body constantly under stress - all of these account for poor mental health.Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, how...


By SG

LEXICOLOGYWords can take many forms as they travel through time. Let’s dive into the past and find out how the word “robot” made its way into the English lexis.It was during the time of Austro-Hungarian Empire - the rulers of central Europe - when the word robot was used for the first time. The economy depended solely on farming; and society was organized into two major groups, lords and peasants. The lords owned the lands and peasants worked for them; however, the peasants were given portions of the land where they could grow crops for themselves. The peasant would work his own little plot and the lord’s. The bigger the peasant’s...


By Khizra Akhlaq

QUIZ WHIZ1- Which country is moving their capital city away from the current one because it’s sinking at one of the fastest rates in the world?A- Cuba B- Indonesia C- Philippines D- Denmark 2- Singapore is a world leader in environmental sustainability. For what offence citizens could be fined up to $5000 with the possibility of jail time? A- Throwing litterB- Not flushing the toiletC- Smoking in publicD- Capturing birds3- Since the Industrial Revolution, global mean temperature has risen to 1°C. According to IPCC reports, in order to survive, it’s vital to maintain the global temperature below...A- 2°CB- 3°CC- 1°CD- 1.5°C4- Which...


By US Desk

A casket of sorrowBy Tahreem AsgharSummer has begun But why is the wind still cold?My heart is hereBut where did the beat go?The days begin and endBut where did the will go?I breathe the same air as othersBut why does it make me choke?The air smells of yesterdaysBut why am I weeping alone?My heart achesBut where did the words go?I stood in the mustard fieldBut where did your brace go?I run but all the roads I take, take me back to my mind and soul My eyes are filled with tearsBut why won’t the tears flow?When the seasons changeWhy do I feel so dejected and low?Summer has begun But why is the wind still cold?My heart is hereBut where did...


By Sameen Amer

Coming SoonOut this week* AlbumsNo.6 Collaborations Project by Ed Sheeran: Fourth album by the English singer; led by the single ‘I Don’t Care’ ; also includes appearances by artists like Eminem, 50 Cent, Skrillex, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Chris Stapleton, Bruno Mars, Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper, and Stormzy.* Movies Crawl – horror thriller; stuck in a crawlspace basement during a fierce hurricane, a father and daughter battle rising waters and alligators as they try to escape.Point Blank – action thriller, remake of the 2010 film; an emergency room nurse teams up with an injured murder suspect to save his...