Category Archives: Here & There

So They Live, Who Dare

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So many are the attempts to make

So many dreams will have to break

The heart of stone, in the long run

In hailing storm, in sweating sun

So many promises that lie

So many wishes will have to die

The life in hardship never ends

The strength or firmness never bends

So much of the past to forget

So many are the plans to set

The life looks as the river flows

Passing past, as the wind blows

So many are the breaking tears

So many are the shaking fears

Which masks the eye wet

Which makes the soul regret

So “aspire for excellence” you believe

So decide! you will never give in

Promise all dark days you will bear

Saying this “So they live who dare!”

 

Inspired by this beautiful time-lapse, please do watch the video!

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2nd Annual Political Science Conference

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Credits for these pictures go to Irtiza Bokharee. 

The Annual Conference just about to begin.

The Annual Conference just about to begin.

 

Students listening to the speakers.

Students listening to the speakers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All eyes and ears. Listening intently.

All eyes and ears. Listening intently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the registration desk.

At the registration desk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Naeema attending the Conference.

Miss Naeema attending the Conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Sajjad Naseer giving his speech.

Professor Sajjad Naseer giving his speech.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Muhammad Shoaib at the Conference.

Dr. Muhammad Shoaib at the Conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group picture with Professor Sajjad Naseer.

Group picture with Professor Sajjad Naseer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group picture with Miss Naeema.

Group picture with Miss Naeema.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group picture with Miss Naeema. Take 2.

Group picture with Miss Naeema. Take 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The guests in attendance.

The guests in attendance.

Pep Talk from fruits

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Its funny how sometimes we personify inanimate objects. Giving them human expressions and making them more life like. I happened to make the ‘scary’ faced fruit and from there it just spiraled on. Inspired by youtube’s famous ‘Kid President’, here’s a little video for the downcast – to, hopefully, bring a smile to your face.

For those of you who do not speak Urdu, “akela” is a pun. We call banana in Urdu “kela” whereas “akela” means “alone”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gQLqv9f4o – ‘A Pep Talk from Kid President’

The First of March

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the floor shines,

rippling as the wind blows,

a mirrored light.

As the gentle breeze caresses your flushed cheeks,

a warmth emanates from the core of your bosom,

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or the fluffy skies.

Good morning dear, sweet sparrow,

welcome baby leaves,

and a Hello to you,

                                                                               the First of March.

Fun and Frolic

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As the senior batch is all set to graduate, they spent their last days on campus with frivolous activities and joyous memories. On the 4th to the 6th of April, seniors celebrated Daaku Day, Yo Day and Paindoo Day, respectively.

On ‘Daaku Day’, while some had more fun extorting money out of juniors, others just resorted to giving them hugs to compensate for the hell they have in store for them:

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Thaakur, kya scene hai?

 

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Infighting in the Daaku Community

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While Daaku Day was a big success in terms of the dakaitis and the fun that followed it, the LSE admin tried its’ hardest to kill our buzz on Paindoo Day. What they didn’t realize was that 4 years in Lahore School of Economics taught us something– Never Give Up. Well, that’s not what it really taught us, but lets go with that for now.

As Daaku Day clashed with a Social Science Conference held at the Lahore School, students decided to very naively mistake the guests at the conference for instructors, and decided to wring some greens out of them too. To which the guests asked in horror, “Yay kala kurtay aap keh school ka uniform hai?”

Apparently, the admin wasn’t very pleased with this debacle, and decided to call off Paindoo day, as a frantic Mr.S was seen chasing dhoti walas and parandha girls around the campus, and kicking them out. ‘Perseverance commands success they say’; The students gathered in the parking lot with their dholkis, and their dulhas, and did a bhangra or two before they proceeded to the park behind Jalal Sons. Bystanders watched in awe as the ‘Paindoo’ crowd carried multiple dulhaas to the park, and danced like it was nobodys business.

Shabba’ boys:

 

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Meri aankho mein tumhara pyaar basa hai- Literally

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1972434_646212858765485_5413090483174266403_nPaindoo Day proved as a unifying force for the senior batch at LSE. It was filled with an aura of ‘Yay hamara haq hai’, ‘Hum tow dheet hain’, ‘Jao kaam karo apna’ and other shenanigans; It felt good to be united under the same banner for such a…cause (if you can call it that).

Yo Day was a rather mellow one as compared to the rest, as people didn’t quite understand what the difference was between how they dressed up on a normal day for LSE, and the occasion that was ahead of them. Nonetheless, they tried:

 

 

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#YOLO #SWAG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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People of LSE, you will be missed!

 

 

Sights on Campus II

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A continuation of the wonderful pictures taken by Azal Zahir!

 

A delicate flower with the backdrop of the sunset.

A delicate flower with the backdrop of the sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View from the basketball court.

View from the basketball court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tree with the purple flowers.

The tree with the purple flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring in LSE!

Spring in LSE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Basketball Court during the foggy winters..

The Basketball Court during the foggy winters..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking down the pathway towards Main Cafe.

Walking down the pathway towards Main Cafe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Near the Media Center.

Near the Media Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broader horizons: The sun shines upon the Media Center.

Broader horizons: The sun shines upon the Media Center.

 

All Work & No Play?

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Credits for these pictures go to Azal Zahir, Rabia Khawar & Myra Jafri.

 

LSE Political Science & Media- Batch of 2014

LSE Political Science & Media- Batch of 2014

 

 

Group Picture!

Group Picture!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posing Time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Busy making notes, while Feroz daydreams.

Busy making notes, while Feroz daydreams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When studying gets boring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Laughing at our own misery. 😦

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Busy Sleeping in Class- Case 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Busy sleeping in class- Case 2

Busy sleeping in class- Case 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bust sleeping in class- Case 3

Busy sleeping in class- Case 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work, work and some more work. :(

Work, work and some more work. 😦

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three weeks of lecture notes. Yay procrastination. :D

Three weeks of lecture notes. Yay procrastination. 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking happy after classes!

Looking happy after classes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When work and studying gets to our heads...

When work and studying gets to our heads…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Procrastinating during class.

Procrastinating during class.

Sights on Campus

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Credits for these amazing pictures go to Azal Zahir!

The breathtaking sky as seen from the Cricket Ground.

The breathtaking sky as seen from the Cricket Ground.




 

 

 

 

 

Another view of the beautiful sky.

Another view of the beautiful sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The clouds shifting shapes.

The clouds shifting shapes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A picturesque view of the clouds, whilst the sun sets.

A picturesque view of the clouds, whilst the sun sets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Th pathway after a rainy day in LSE.

Th pathway after a rainy day in LSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Autumn comes the campus looks beautiful!

When Autumn comes the campus looks beautiful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An alternate angle to depict the beauty of Autumn in LSE.

An alternate angle to depict the beauty of Autumn in LSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Basketball Court after a downpour.

The Basketball Court after a downpour.

Lahore Eating Spree – Love of all Things FOOD!

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Lahore Eating Spree – Love of all Things FOOD!

Every year my best friend from USA visits me (more like surprises me) and together we explore the food scene in Lahore and the test the limits of our appetites.

Saharish and I share a love for all things food and we spend her entire vacation in Pakistan gorging down on foods from all the restaurants in Lahore we can reach. Here are some of our favorites:

The first one on our list was Nandos; our favorite spot to for the spicy! We’ve tried to decipher exactly what goes into this potion of mirchi  called the Perri-perri sauce but alas, it’s still a mystery. We’re under it’s spicy spell and no matter how teary eyed or runny nosed it makes us we just can’t get enough of it.

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One night we made the mistake of watching Dhoom3 in DHA Cinema, and we just had to wash that down with a delicious treat or that day would have been a total waste. So we headed on over to Gun Smoke for their famous steaks and burgers. Yum!

 

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And of course no meal is complete without desert and the recent top restaurant that has attracted the Lahori food junkies is  Butlers Chocolate Cafe. That was definitely our favorite this year. It was surprising to see how packed full of people it was no matter what time you went. Their chocolate deserts are the best I’ve had anywhere and the ambiance just adds to the amazing experience.

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We came!
We saw!
We ate and conquered!

The week long food fest had sadly come to an end and Saharish had to go back to the States, after destroying my diet and any future plans thereof! But a refreshing vacation and time well spent. I enjoyed every morsel of it. And so we parted once again with heavy hearts but full bellies and already excited about the eating spree we’re hoping to have again next year. 😉