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The Senior Year #College Survival Guide – #Friends Edition

Sometimes, life seems like you’re at the end of a long race – you’ve been performing more or less consistently so far, and now there’s that last stretch. You can see the finish line. You can practically feel the finish line, but no matter how fast you seem to be running, you can’t seem to… Continue reading The Senior Year #College Survival Guide – #Friends Edition

Religion · Social · University

SPECIAL FEATURE: The #NUST Controversy & the #RectorSpeech

Disclaimer: I am NOT being paid to write/tweet about any of this. I am NOT employed as the official NUST Spokesperson. I am a student at NUST School of Social Sciences & Humanities, and I am a proud NUSTian, who wanted the world to have all the facts before it formed opinions. For a complete… Continue reading SPECIAL FEATURE: The #NUST Controversy & the #RectorSpeech

Politics · Religion · Social · Thoughts · University

Why I Don’t Think My Education Is Turning Me Into A Mindless Slave Monkey

Hi. You like complaining about your university, and about your country, and your government (they do everything wrong, don’t they?), and hey – even about that teacher that ACTUALLY makes you work hard. I mean, turning in an assignment on time WITHOUT getting the deadline extended? HOLY MOLY! She’s such a tyrannical maniac, asking you… Continue reading Why I Don’t Think My Education Is Turning Me Into A Mindless Slave Monkey

So I met the scientist · University

Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman (So I met the scientist – Part 4)

This post is the 4th in my ‘So I met the Scientist’ series. To see the rest of the series, click here.  The students of the National University of Science & Technology had the profound honor of learning about the life of one of Pakistan‘s most esteemed scientists, from the scientist himself. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman is… Continue reading Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman (So I met the scientist – Part 4)

So I met the scientist · University

M. Afzal Hussain Qadri (So I met the scientist – Part 2)

This post is part 2 of the ‘So I met the Scientist’ series. To see the first post, click here. Pakistan has produced a number of incredible scientists, and it’s about time we knew who they were. Both a professor and a doctor, M. Afzal Hussain Qadri was a Founding Fellow of the Zoological Society… Continue reading M. Afzal Hussain Qadri (So I met the scientist – Part 2)

Politics · University

Pakistan & India: Most-Favored Nation Status

 On November 2nd, 2011, Pakistan granted its long-time rival India Most-Favored Nation status, reciprocating a gesture India had already made fifteen years ago, in 1996. The decision was made in a cabinet session, with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani chairing the meeting, and initial predictions have been overwhelmingly positive. Despite the potential benefits of this… Continue reading Pakistan & India: Most-Favored Nation Status

Thoughts · University

Luxury vs. Squalor – is NUST epitomizing the class divide?

So here’s some pictures of the ground that I took randomly one day, in Concordia 1, the student cafe, at my university. And now here’s some pictures of the faculty lounge, recently posted on Facebook by a talented student photographer. To see Zeyshan’s Facebook page, click here. So have you guessed what this blog post… Continue reading Luxury vs. Squalor – is NUST epitomizing the class divide?

Thoughts · University

Wow, that’s one talented monkey!

8.30 am. I wake up, knowing almost immediately that I’m late. I struggle to pull myself from the delicious comfort of my bed, and start a mad dash to throw on a change of clothes, a scarf, grab my bag and hit the road. I’m a sucker for politics, history and conspiracy theories, and my… Continue reading Wow, that’s one talented monkey!

Social · Thoughts · University

Running the Metaphorical Marathon & how too much CBA makes you an alien.

What do you wanna be when you grow up? I see my third grade teacher’s joyful face smile down at me, bleach blonde hair pulled back in a tight ponytail, cheeks a ruddy red, lipsticked lips smiling at me. It was a comforting face, one that always helped you find your lost crayons, and always hung… Continue reading Running the Metaphorical Marathon & how too much CBA makes you an alien.

University

Confessions of an NBS Kid

First semester. You’re thinking, enter bright-eyed student, gazing at the sprawling campus in awe and wonder, just waiting to explore the maze and dig into her textbooks. Wrong. I walked into NUST (or rather, drove down the long, winding road leading to NBS), feeling a little unsure, a little peeved, and a little angry. This… Continue reading Confessions of an NBS Kid