April 20, 2018
By US Desk

FeedbackHi Ed,It’s really great that you guys covered Girls on bikes rally . Girls at Dhabas is, undoubtedly, changing the narrative of how girls and women exist in public spaces. We really need to go out and reclaim our space; we are always discouraged to go out alone either because our family is too scared of the men outside or they just simply think public spaces are not for girls. Such rallies will really encourage girls to push limits. It would be really great if you guys review Motorcycle Girl when it’s released!Faiza Hussain, KarachiSalam Ed,Thank you for publishing a moving story on how elderly parents are being treated in this...


By Sehrish Umair

CENTENARYI still remember my first day at The Mama Parsi School. As luck would have it, a girl left the school as her family moved abroad, and I got admission in her place. I was hardly six years old then. My parents were super excited; my dad made sure that I had all my books and stationery with me, and my mum packed snacks for me for ‘lunch’. As for me, I was very sad to go to school. Since I was the eldest child and they had always pampered me a lot, I didn’t like the idea of leaving mum and dad to go to school. When they dropped me at school, I started crying. My class teacher, Mrs. Qadir, calmed me down, took me into the...


By Myra Safdar

THINK PADA majority of students who opt for medicine think there is some sort of cool factor associated with the honorific “Dr to be a swashbuckling know-it-all, and prescribing meds to people in fancy handwriting. We enter with only a superficial understanding of the nature of the job.Maybe we never thought of it while preparing for Medical College Admission Test; honestly, we were too preoccupied with Bernoulli’s equation and Pressure Flow Theory. But now what, when medicine is all we should be thinking about? Maybe there are people who kind of knew what they were getting into, but for most it’s only when we finally come here do we...


By Bassama Tanvir

THINK PADWhile checking the notebooks in the college, the Biology teacher called Usman to tell him what his mistakes were and how he could rectify them.“Usman, you are a brilliant student and you can do really well in your Intermediate exams if you stop repeating these mistakes,” the teacher explained.Instead of listening to her attentively, he argued and made faces. And when the teacher finished explaining, he left the room murmuring “What is her problem!”Usman’s behaviour really upset the teacher. She was never like that as a student. She respected them and always followed their advice. It reminded her of Sir Sarmad; even though...


By SZ

COVER STORYFor many trainers, fitness is just a quick way to earn some bucks. Rarely do trainers take a personal interest in you and corrects your form. While their spaces may boast of “state-of-the-art” equipments, it is unlikely that you ever see - or read or hear about them having any certification.As we entered the FZM Fitness Boutique, I realized I was feeling intimidated. The feeling grew as we were later given a tour of the studio, in a good sort of a way, though. I liked how passion for fitness and nutrition, something that we tend to ignore or not give much importance to, actually led Fatima Zara Mallick to start her own...


By Bushra Majid

TIPS ‘N’ TRICKS I was clearing out a shelf that hadn’t been touched in a long long time. Among the many treasures that I discovered was a crumbled piece of paper that had some very useful information which I would like to share with all of you. A while ago, someone asked Guru to guide them so that they can see their work published. Well, this might be helpful for them as well.The article that I found was titled “What Makes Readers Read?” published in The English Journal, May 1979. It provided with the concept that, what people love to read or attracts them towards reading and writing basically depends upon the presence of...


By US Desk

My cousin is not talking to me I am an-18-year-old engineering student. I have been a big fan of your column since I was in high school.Guru, my problem is my conservative family. Actually, we live in a joint family. I, with my other siblings and parents live with our uncle and his children. I am very close to my cousin, N, who lives with us. She is my confidant and I share all my secrets with her. She knows that I am in love with my other cousin A. Since N and A are best friends, it’s easy for me to communicate with A through N. Guru, our elders don’t like mingling of first cousins so I am very careful. My sister, S, has told N to stay...


By Usama Rasheed

The ultimate teaching machineA new aid to rapid - almost magical - learning has made its appearance.The new device is known as Built-in Orderly Organised Knowledge. The makers generally call it by its initials, BOOK. Many advantages are claimed over the old-style learning and teaching aids on which most people are brought up nowadays. It has no wires, no electric circuit to break down. No connection is needed to an electricity power point. It is made entirely without mechanical parts to go wrong or need replacement.Anyone can use BOOK, even children, and it fits comfortably into the hands. It can be conveniently used sitting in an...


By Sameen Amer

Coming SoonOut this week * Albums44/876 by Sting & Shaggy: Collaboration album by the English musician and Jamaican pop-reggae singer; led by the single ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’.Eat the Elephant by A Perfect Circle: Fourth album by the American rock band, their first new release in fourteen years following 2004’s Emotive; includes the singles ‘The Doomed’, ‘Disillusioned’, and ‘TalkTalk’.* Movies Duck Duck Goose - animation; a gander befriends two lost ducklings and journeys south with them.Traffik - thriller; on their way to a weekend getaway, a couple must defend themselves against a gang that is trying to...