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Author: Parisey Tariq

What to Look Forward to at the NUST Olympiad’17

ISLAMABAD: NUST Olympiad is ready to make a comeback for 2017. It is scheduled to kick-off on the 6th of April and will go on till the 9th. The annual event has a legacy of being one the biggest the university hosts and is expected to be better than ever this year. The Olympiad will host four days of a variety of competitions in the mornings and social events in the evenings. The 40+ competitions range from sports to adventure, arts to dramatics and from literature to athletics. Every year thousands of people, from around the country, come to...

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Killing Stray Dogs in The Name of Necessity

It was a usual, sunny spring afternoon when driving by F-8 Marrkaz I passed by a couple of kids, no more than 12 to 13 years of age, throwing pebbles at a resting stray dog. As I was watching the two giggling at the seemingly harmless act, I couldn’t help but be thrown back my second grade Islamiat text book that told the story of a woman whose sins were forgiven for her kindness to a dog dying of thirst. And it made me wonder how a country so passionate about a religion that preaches kindness, often be so...

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3 Feminist Lessons The Powerpuff Girls Taught Us

If there’s one thing this generation of ours has in common, it’s that we all grew up watching the same cartoons. We all heard the same jokes, sang to the same theme songs, got the same cartoon references and watched the same trio of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup fighting crime for the city of Townsville. We decided to go on a feels trip by re-watching the cartoon series and realised that little did we notice when we were little, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup were easily the most feminist cartoons back in the day. These three little girls were giving...

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Why Trump’s Female Voters Pushed Him To Victory

Prior to the elections, Trump’s misogynist remarks about women, his 2005 tape with Billy Bush and more than a dozen women accusing him of sexual assault left us with one sure thought: there is no way that this guy is going to manage to get support from American women. So, what happened? The results of the 2016 US Presidential elections have left most of us baffled as to how Donald Trump managed to win, but what troubles us more is how, according to CNN exit polls, he managed to get a 53% majority of white women voters. The New...

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