A semester in review.

Well this was one ‘hell’ *pun intended* of a semester wasn’t it? 

With the number of students being higher than EVER, the TISF being more active than we’ve seen in the past, the societies making an effort to come back to life and people actually representing tip and winning things, this semester was ALOT more ‘happening’ than the previous ones to say the least.

First and foremost, the night stay ban is still there after a whole semester and no one is really happy about that. Why? Refer to the previous article for that.

The intriguing part was seeing whether TISF performs or not and it would be safe to say that they did not disappoint.

Starting with sports, ALOT of teams went to NUST Olympiad representing TIP, Although they couldn’t win, ATLEAST we had some kind of representation so that’s a good thing. The overall sports section of TIP seems to be getting better with the new table tennis tables and sports equipment, we can see random people playing cricket at random times or girls playing throwball which is comforting,  considering that for the past two years the only sports people were ever seen playing wns… cards. sometimes table tennis and badminton. so we’re doing pretty good here.

Some more representation came when for the first time in recent memory TIP was officially represented by a delegation in a (kind of an) MUN, and after that TIPs team won the second prize in an inter-University ‘presentation’ competition (MEGA 8) held and hosted by Bahria University so kudos to that too.

Overall we had 6 ‘events’ which included:

  1. Freshies and sports night at the same time.
  2. The Halloween night: Had great reviews overall and the arrangements were above average.
  3. A musical evening where Shehryar Shareef (4th year) performed.
  4. The bake sale which was organized independently by a group of students, which ended up being ALOT more fun than anyone expected and ultimately was successful.
  5. and funky Friday by paintoos.

Speaking of Paintoos, they tried to come back to life and did so with TIPs very own mannequin challenge that got around 15k views on Facebook. That was pretty amazing.

And last but definitely not the least was the beach party. after the rumors kept going for almost a month we were finally given an event in the form of beach party AFTER our papers.

Sure there were some issues with the transport which stopped it from being perfect. It was the kind of event where you’d feel sorry for the ones who missed it and it truly ended the semester with a bang.

If there was anything wrong with it, it was the fact that it ended 15 minutes before the clock even struck 10, the ones who arrived late due to transport issues would have certainly appreciated a little bit more time to completely enjoy the atmosphere.

‘City wale’ need hostel too.


Heres an interesting fact for the freshies.
In the good old days(by good old days I mean up until the last semester) anyone could stay at the hostel temporarily and that was and always has been such an important part of our student life.But off course the poor freshies wouldn’t know that because of the cursed B.A.N.

Why on earth was this ban imposed you must be wondering?
Well, It’s a weird thing thag CAN be posted here but ill prefer not to. Ask anyone in TIP, they’ll know what it was and you’re guaranteed to have an awkward conversation.

Anyways Coming to the point, the temporary hostel stay always always has been one of the charms of TIP life. Whether You have a group assignment or presentation to do, got an hourly or an important quiz to prepare for or you’re a TDT student falling behind on the weaving. The solution used to be simple. stay at hostel a day and Tadaa! Problem solved. and it even came with the extra perk of sitting back in smoking area at the time of sunset, relaxing,having a peaceful cup of chaye and just enjoying the away-from-the-city peace for a moment.

But then ‘IT’ happened. The management found out whatever they found * we all know what it was*. Decided to punish the rest of 398 students for the actions of 2 of them because that perfectly makes SOO MUCH sense right? *Might’ve been more than 2 depending on their preference iykwim*

Now it’s been a semester and god knows how tough it has been. Whenever we have a hostellite in a group assignment, the group co-ordination becomes impossible resulting in even worse marks than you’d normally get. Even for design students. With the workload from all the courses they could relax about weaving to a certain degree because all they had to do is stay for a day and complete it. but they can’t do it anymore because of the absolutely brilliant step of banning night stays for day scholars.

Now if you look at this situation from an outsiders perspective. This would STILL look like a very unreasonable ban taking away such an important part of campus life from students and for something about which you can’t even be 100% sure that it even DID happen.

The Water situation.

Have you ever seen those huge lizard looking creatures in TIP? They’re a prominent part of TIPs wildlife which btw also includes snakes,scorpions, atleast a dozen types of weird looking bees and the list goes on.

 

Anyways the point was, the aforementioned giant lizard creatures *called a goo or something in urdu* well one of them was found dead in a water tanker according to our sources.

 

And co incidentally at the same time, a lot of students, mostly the ones from hostel but some day scholars as well have been facing SEVERE diarrhea and everyone,aware of the situation aren’t even thinking about drinking water from the water coolers these days. Everyone is either bringing their own water or buying mineral water bottles from cafe a Continue reading “The Water situation.”

Freshmen gala yaay or nahh ?

This Article is a submission by a first year student from FDM, Aliza tariq. here is to hoping she keeps writing and we get more writers from first year. 

Ok , so finally the event which had created so much buzz among the tipian’s has passed taking all the curiosity , excitement and for some people anxiety i.e in case of girls ” kya pehnein ge ? kapre hi nae heinnn!! ” . Now Lets dig right into the pros and cons shall we ?
Pros :
1. The setup : the stage was perfect , felt like grand performances were going to be executed ( ahem , note that i said felt like )
2. The fireworks : especially the ones near the lake side
3. The sound system : added perfectly to the thrill .

Not being biased or anything but i have to put this one in.
4. Hunain : the way he managed everything deserves appreciation.

5. Bss aur kya likhun ab ?

CAUTION
For people who get offended easily proceed at your own risk( this is your cue to leave if u want to ) , blunt content ahead.
Decided to stay ? K then ,here goes nothin
Cons:
1. The hosts : they didn’t come across entertaining at all and weren’t able to connect with the crowd , i suppose a bit more enthusiasm was needed .
2.the performances : ” preparation ? Whats that ?” This was exactly the idea behind it. Especially the group dances felt like sitting at a desi wedding ( ab to woh bhi isay ache hotay hein )
3. The awam : keeping the ancient trends of tip which to me according to their actions was portrayed as ” ganay nae dena itna zada shor krna hai k performer bichara insulted feel kre or stage se neeche utar jae ” ek adhi achi performance thi bhi to we werent able to enjoy it . Excluding the hooting whistling and clapping in this but those air horns , unapologetically i have to say were a cheap move . Performers chahiye bhi aur phir sunain bhi nae dena wahh !

On a serious note, overall it was a night to remember having its own pros and cons . Kudos to the TISF team for pulling this event .
And agr koi cheez buri lagi ho to , try to keep a broaden mind

Back to school … oh sorry i meant university.

WE ARE BAACKK!!
It’s already the second week of classes *If you count the Eid holidays that is* of the NEW academic year in TIP and needless to say, everyone’s either absolutely thrilled *haha* about it. Or at least they are acting like it. *ab tau rona aata hy*
The second years are trying to enjoy being a senior, the third years are wishing and hoping it gets better, the fourth years are doing whatever it is that fourth years do before thesis starts and lastly the FIRST years, the becharay freshies are probably lost somewhere between, excited, terrified and a serious case of ‘what have I done to myself’ We all know because, been there done that yo!

Anyways there have been some really big changes around here. A lot of new faculty members have joined our ship, some very old and very renowned people *design walay* have left, then three’s the new batch which according to a lot of people from faculty is one of the BETTER batches we’ve had In past some years *ham main kaantay lagay thay kya? :'( *, so we’ll just wait and see how true that is, we are also waiting to see what the recently elected TISF has in store for us, will it have some success to ‘make TIP great again’ or will it end up being a disappointment, and this year also has in store for us what seems to be TIPs favorite thing as of late, RESTRICTIONS AND RULES! AND EVEN MORE RESTRICTIONS AND RULES!! YAYY!

From the impending social media ban rumors, the countless messages and huge ‘ragging is banned’ posters *not so new but more on that later*, the good old Hostel stay/ ‘night events’ ban *qaumi khel ban gaya hy ye tau TIP ka* and some other ‘bans’ that were supposed to be but haven’t been initiated … YET, so this year is looking to be a tough one but hopefully things will get better down the road.

Also I’d like to give the freshies a very warm welcome and let them know that this is a platform open to everyone so they can say and talk about ANYTHING TIP related at all, so whether you’re having trouble adjusting in TIP or there’s something else bugging you, Just write about it and send it to me and voila! you’ll feel instantly better … jk you won’t, you’ll probably still go through that ‘adjusting period’ but hey at least you’ll be putting it out there and that really counts for something so yeah jokes aside I really hope and wish your stay here is as awesome as you expected. Cheers.

Types of people you will find in TIP, during Elections.

#TISFElections2k16 #TheHypeIsReal

So, Elections eh? That’s probably all you’ve been hearing for DAYS , every other person is talking about elections and they’re being discussed on every table. And I, as usual have been doing some observing the way people act during elections. I have very carefully classified them into different groups. Before going any further I have to say, although I won’t be taking any names this one is probably going to offend some people soo yeah, take it all with a grain of salt.

The chauray

These are a very commonly found species in TIP, every other person here, is basically a chaura.. It’s like we have a never ending Olympiad of being chaura going on where every other person, little or big, black or white, junior or senior, students or even some of the management and faculty *please don’t get offended* will be giving epic displays of the said chaurapan. but when it comes to election,you can identify them easily as they will be will be laughing, making fun of the opposition panel/candidate, passing sarcastic remarks and acting like they’ve won the elections already.

The Diplomats

These are the ones who will reassure literally every other panel how ‘pakka‘ their vote is, but will vote for someone else when the time comes.

The Zabardasti ke siyasat Dan.

These are the overly efficient supposed ‘visionaries’ who will somehow link literally EVERY other thing with some kind of a political move. Two people are randomly found talking to each other? *iss may zarur koi siyasat hy* you’re meeting with the opposite panel in a friendly manner *iss may bi siyasat hy* you’re trying to drink water? *siyasat hy* Cafe ke khanay main namak kam hy? *siyasat hy* you’re constipated? *siyasat* your uncle’s 2nd cousins daughter is getting married? *still siyasat*, so yeah.

The ones who love gossip

These are the people observing everything from the sidelines, never pledging allegiance to anyone. These people just want to know WHAT is going on and where so that they can discuss it. These are also a bit dangerous considering the fact that they somehow almost always know pretty much everything.

The ‘phuppos’

Just like chauray, Phuppos are also found in abundance here at TIP, basically all phuppos do is, hear stuff and create rumours and make friends and groups fight amongst themselves. Phuppos are BAD.. don’t be a phuppo.

The brainwashers Beware of these. They will be sweet they will smile at you, they will charm their way through stuff, they’ll say exactly what you want to hear and they will make the other panel sound like a bunch of villains so yeah. Don’t be brainwashed.

The ones who know nothing.

These people don’t care who wins and who loses because they don’t care about TISF which ultimately means they don’t give a damn about TIP. Be a chaura or a phuppo or anything just don’t be one of these lifeless bunch and DO NOT waste your vote,that is literally the worst thing you can possibly do right now.

Ghazal night.

Finally, something awesome.

BANG!!  what an event last weekend, almost everyone there loved it and it was met with a hugely positive response from everyone from students bringing their families and friends to faculty too.  It was all kinds of awesome, also it gives you something of a special feel when ALMOST every person *except a few* has put in some effort to look good and they actually succeed at doing so, and don’t end up making a joke of themselves *ouch this sounds rude*.

 

The venue was good, the performers outdid themselves the food *the biryani and feerni* was better than expected and almost everything else about that event was an A.

 

The night which started with a beautiful hamd ‘wohi khuda hy’ and ended with a good ol’ dama dam mast qalandar dhamaal, had so much happen,in between,including that random weird guy who decided to go Michael Jackson+the infamous badnam munni all over the arena and quite literally made people wonder what exactly the kind of stuff exactly has he been smoking and more importantly WHAT THE HELL IS THIS CREATURE AND WHERE DID IT COME FROM. I would’ve taken notes of every song and every ghazal sang by the performers but I was busy enjoying everything around me so I couldn’t. If anyone remembers the songs and ghazals please mention in the comments for those who missed it.

This event was organised in the city and the venue was at a very easy-to-get-to location thus the fact that many people that you wouldn’t usually find at events were there too, although it kept reminding me of the absolutely magnificent amphitheater we have at our campus that is used for God-knows-what *you do know what I mean* purposes and I in my two years here, have yet to witness it in its glory but considering the fact that our ‘awam’ tends to be lazy when events are held at the campus you really have no one to blame but the ‘awam’ itself.  Here is to hoping that we get a musical event such as this one at OUR campus.. SOON.

The best thing about this event was the overwhelming response by the faculty, the president and Dean sahab too.  So much that the latter was even seen encouraging and almost literally dragging students for dhamaal and I think that’s the kind of spirit we need from them for every event.