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Studying not-so-hard, yet Partying harder

Studying not-so-hard, yet Partying harder

Today, we had a senior doctor specially invited to lecture us on the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Holding our hearts, we sat on our chairs in the creepy lecture-hall in anticipation of learning new...
Schools or Prisons?

Schools or Prisons?

First day at work. Headmistress assigns me duty at the staircase during the recess at a school I teach English at. Bell rings, the recess time is over and kids should return to classes.   I...
A Rat Race for Admission Tests

A Rat Race for Admission Tests

In a couple months from now, our country is going to witness a magnificent feat where the participants are nation’s young breed who are to be sieved through. The successful, rather lucky ones,...
Of Rote-Learning and Robots

Of Rote-Learning and Robots

Through the crests and troughs of my not-so-long life, I have come across many machines of diverse kinds and stupefying variations. In this so-called cyberpunk era, where it is quite hard to...
I Curse School Bags!

I Curse School Bags!

My daughter while hanging her heavy school bag on her shoulders before leaving for school in the morning looked at me as if she is saying, can’t you do something for it? As she left I thought...
Of Nostalgia and Living Abroad-1

Of Nostalgia and Living Abroad-1

Sending an eighteen year old girl to study abroad, fresh out of A levels, is a really big deal for most families in Pakistan. So when my parents decided to send me to Canada for my university...
Of Football and Madrassah Kids

Of Football and Madrassah Kids

‘Oh please don’t start acting like a Mullah, you.’   ‘What’s up with the unshaved face? Don’t tell me you are turning into a Mullah. Or should I call you Maulvi Sahab?’  ...
Choose between Load shedding and Exams

Choose between Load shedding and Exams

These days everybody is seen protesting against Load Shedding. The Government has completely failed to grapple with this problem and it is escalating with every passing day. Every sector of life...