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Author: Alizah Gul Memon

You Are What You Speak

Could speaking a different language make us a completely different person? Understanding the Turkish saying: “One language, one man; two languages, two men”, or the Czech proverb: “Learn a new language and get a new soul.”; while languages help us socialize and convey our thoughts and needs to those around us, research has shown that languages go on even further to shape our personality as well, based on which of them we choose to speak. Early in her career, Berkeley Emeritus Professor Susan Ervin-Tripp conducted a study in which she asked Japanese-American women to complete sentences she gave them in both...

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An eulogy for the Queen of Spice

Zubaida Apa was the face of cooking shows in Pakistan Pakistan was deeply saddened on account of the death of one of its most famous chefs, Zubaida Tariq Ilyas, on Thursday, 4th January 2018. Pakistan has lost another gem. Seriously the end of an era. Seriously unbelievable. #ZubaidaApa — Sana (@sanabutterfly11) January 4, 2018 Known to the nation as “Zubaida Apa”, she was famous for her cooking shows and of course, her life hacks and household tips (commonly known as her “totkay”). Zuibada Apa was born on 4 April 1945 in Hyderabad Deccan, British India. Her family migrated to Pakistan in...

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Kodokushi – One of the Saddest Ways to Die

No one wants to die a lonely death; unfortunately, this is happening on a rising scale in Japan. Death is a phenomenon that makes us contemplate on the purpose of life. Being a ticking time bomb in its own right, death drives us to live a life worth living, so that by the time we die we will have made our mark in this world.But while death can bring with it so much to ponder on, the phenomenon of “kodokushi”or “lonely death” in Japan makes us question where exactly the deceased person erred in life to have died such...

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NUST’s Newest Society is Out of This World!

NUST recently welcomed its new Physics and Astronomy Society!   Thursday, 23rd November marked a very important day for the seniors and faculty members of BS Physics, because that is when their brainchild, the SNS Physics Club, was finally embraced as an official society of the National University of Science and Technology. Initiated by the Batch of 2014 as freshmen, the SNS Physics Club would host weekly discussions on topics of Physics. The weekly seminars proved to be a forum for mutual learning and dialogue as the students and faculty members would engage in discussion related to the topic...

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Meghan Markle Beyond the Glitz and Sparkle of the Royal Family

An insight into the life of the “Black Princess” apart from her entry into the Royal Family. Rachel Meghan Markle got catapulted into the limelight after her engagement to Prince Harry was announced on Monday, 27th November. The Suits actress may have been brought into sharp focus because of being the latest addition to the Royal Family, but she has lived a life of standing up against the odds. However, for the Rachel Zane Being born to a Caucasian father and an African American mother, Meghanwas a curly-haired, freckled-faced child who would often be confronted with the question “what...

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