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Author: Mahnoor Abdullah

About The Author

Mahnoor Abdullah

Pragmatic with a knack for emotive overthinking. Hoping to make a career in science. Could spend endless days with coffee and books in a Hole.

365 days, counting and still locked down

The world around us might seem to be returning to normal or whatever version of normal we now have, but things on campus are just as they were this past fall semester. The hostelite and day scholar segregation continued. We returned on campus for the end-semester exams and just after the weekend, commenced the new semester. It feels like we are in a time warp, leaving the campus as sophomores and coming back as juniors and now back to DL classes yet again, experiencing loss, isolation, canceled plans, frustration even gratitude for whatever we have to hold on to....

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BEYOND PAPER: A RAY OF LIGHT

An Interview with Maheen Shahid Conducted by Mahnoor Abdullah for PaperCrush Mahnoor:So Maheen, why don’t you tell our readers who exactly Maheen Shahid from SAAHA is?  Maheen: Hey everyone! I am Maheen, Maheen Shahid Khan. I have been bullied a LOT on taking my name twice, but I am so used to it now that it just comes out of my mouth naturally. I am currently a sophomore at NUST Business School doing accounting and finance. I am also running this small non-profit organization by the name of SAAHA, serving as a Spark Ambassador for Unilever, and I’m currently a member...

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Little Note: Fate

She woke up soaked in blood. She had miscarried. Again, for the fourth time, 14 weeks in. Her husband rushed her to the hospital. Tears wouldn’t stop. The pain only worsened every time. They knew why this was happening, but she wouldn’t give up. Was becoming a mother, bearing a child of a man she loved too big a wish to make? She had led a unique life, but this was the one ordinary experience she yearned for. A child. Her own child. The recurring failed pregnancies left her weak, physically and emotionally. Every time, they’d get further than...

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The Legend of La Llorana

‘Oh my sons!’ ‘Oh my sons!’ wails La Llorana, as she frantically searches for her sons. The legend of La Llorana, the weeping woman, dates back to 15th-century Mexico, which back in the day was part of the Aztec Empire. In a rural village of Mexico lived a beautiful young woman named Maria. Maria hailed from a poor family but was well known around the village for her beauty. She lived an ordinary life until this one time, when a wealthy nobleman who was making his way across the village stopped dead in his tracks as soon as he...

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