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Author: Gulmina Azam

Bano captivates NUST

  An adaptation of Razia Butt’s classic novel makes a sentimental visit to Independence years. Islamabad: NUST Dramatics Club organized a play, “Dastaan– A Tale of Pakistan’s Ideology”, at the Jinnah Auditorium in NUST on Thursday. Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Ashfaq Hassan Khan was also a part of the audience. The play was inspired by Razia Butt’s critically acclaimed novel Bano. The same novel inspired a 2010 Hum TV show, also called Dastaan. In addition to winning praises and awards in Pakistan, the show went on to be aired in India and the...

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12.5 million Kashmiris are “living in hell”: President AJK

  ISLAMABAD: President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Abdullah Khan, visited NUST on 28 September, 2017. An interactive session was held with the students and NUST faculty regarding the Kashmir dispute and its way forward. “India is currently engaging in three disputes with Pakistan: the Kashmir issue, the Line of Control issue, and the proxy wars in Balochistan, FATA and other areas of Pakistan,” said President Masood. The discussion centered on the Kashmir issue being a prime example of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in the 20th century, with thousands of Kashmiris killed and over 300,000 displaced. “The problem is...

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Summer or Winter? A brief comparison

Hey, guess what time it is? Not the most wonderful time of the year. One second you’re shivering, and the other you’re sweating! Everybody’s arguing with themselves in the depth of the nights whether to keep one foot out of the blanket, or not. Since the weather is so indecisive, let us make the decision. What do you prefer: summer or winter? Since we are about to bid cool breezes, comfortable hoodies and runny noses goodbye, let us give winter the first chance to make its case: Eat as much as you want It’s a cold winter evening, you’re...

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The Hunger Games vs. Divergent

Disclaimer: For those of you who are planning on seeing the movies or reading the books, SPOILER ALERT! Let’s face it: at one point or another we’ve all thought that The Hunger Games series and the Divergent series were fairly similar. Now we have the ultimate breakdown: which one’s better? In this article, we will be comparing the books and not the movies, since we all know The Hunger Games is much more critically acclaimed and successful, notwithstanding the fact that Josh Hutcherson and Chris Hemsworth combined are nothing to the beauty that is Theo James. Let us begin...

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Poem: Tyrants and Hypocrites

Tyrants and hypocrites   To my little mind Seems a lie what is the truth More doors to Heaven than there are to Hell More hypocrites than there are tyrants But tyrants and hypocrites are here all in all   Emotions too early, sense too weak More words than there are swords More thoughts than words Land of the Pure is pure enough Pure enough in tyrants and hypocrites   Smile, for the people have Faith Faith in God Millions of people, millions of gods People who cry are happy enough No cries for tyrants and hypocrites   Shatter the mirror precisely Until it becomes seventy-three Boom! And the world doesn’t go round anymore Salvation is in pain, relief is in pain Do I find Him in a tyrant or a hypocrite?     Cry, cry you hypocrite Screech in pain Tyrants don’t oppress the pure, tyrants can’t Do the pores on your head hurt enough? Or are you still there where you were?   Melodies to my ear, melodies to my heart Screech in pain The rich wounded at mind Hollow at heart The poor, a hypocrite, a tyrant and a hypocrite again   Give it to us in a jug Now you weep when we drink? I am a rebellious slave Lust for the woman you have had Is rare for a tyrant and a hypocrite  ...

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