We, the emotional people!

Since 14 August 1947, we have been through numerous political dramas; military rules, martial laws and so-called democracies. Despite the big promises by our leaders and politicians, Pakistan has not yet been able to consider itself a democratic and advanced country. In fact, it remains in the list of third world countries even after 60 years of independence. Some people blame military dictators for this dilemma, some blame our political leaders from different parties, and some don’t even bother to care WHY WE HAVE BEEN LEFT BEHIND? I personally feel there are two reasons for our downfall. One is the lack of proper education in Pakistan, and the other is the extreme and emotional way we choose to solve any crisis or problem. Continue reading “We, the emotional people!”

The reason Hira has become anti-doctors and government

Hi! Guess where I am at the moment?

I’m sitting in the Digital Library of Dow Medical College. I climbed seven different flights of stairs, explored three floors and two blocks to get here. The future doctors of
Pakistan are the worst people to take directions from; God knows how they will navigate through arteries and vena cavas. Continue reading “The reason Hira has become anti-doctors and government”

Entries for the Talking Textures 2006-2007

Hello all,
Since Talking Textures is a Students magazine and I think (hope) most of the readers do include students, so without further ado here are some of the features I hope you students will contribute to:

1) The Dhaaba’s near Tip
Need some people to share their best moments at the Dhaba’s with pics and comments. Continue reading “Entries for the Talking Textures 2006-2007”

Oww, oww, you’re hurting me, oww: A tribute

This is not the real hurt, this is only a tribute.

This is a tribute to the current graduating class of TIP, a tribute to my friends. A tribute to the People Who C.A.R.E., a tribute to the Red Devils, a tribute to the A.S Club.

A tribute to “when one window opens…”, a tribute to The Tower, a tribute to the Windmill of TIP, a tribute to Saleem. O Saleem! Kidhar ho yaar?!

This is not the real thing, because, for me the real thing is over. The real thing is the real times we had; the time when we climbed the Windmill of TIP, the time when we went offroading and got totally covered with sand and came back looking like ghosts. The numerous times when we went out for doodh patti chai to Abdullah Khan’s Namkeen Hotel. The times that we imagined the Schallim Meetha Hotel — we imagined it just across the road from TIP, and we imagined it being constructed in front of our eyes.

We imagined our lives after TIP, and today, I imagine that your lives too will become as you have been imagining these past four years. Continue reading “Oww, oww, you’re hurting me, oww: A tribute”

Reply To the Open Letter

So Miss Shaam as much as I hate to cope with people like you constantly moaning for no reason at all. I didn’t have time to waste on replying to your article but a lot of people came up to me and questioned your humor and requested me to clarify. You are beyond the boundaries of common sense, let me tell you because my comments weren’t supposed to be a personal attack on some one. Those were supposed to clarify the misconception you are trying to spread around regarding TISF as you yourself weren’t adjourned to be good enough to be a part of it. Continue reading “Reply To the Open Letter”

Walking the line between art and commerce

By Qasim A. Moini
Treading a fine line between catering to their own artistic urges and meeting the demands of the market, 19 students of a local textile design institute displayed their thesis projects at a degree show held here at the institute’s Port Qasim Authority campus.

Walking through the halls displaying the projects — the work of the Textile Institute of Pakistan’s Textile Design Technology graduating class of 2007 – one felt as if one was walking through an art gallery and department store rolled into one. And maybe that was the intended effect, for perhaps the institution wants to inculcate a balance between creativity and the more commercial aspects of textile design in its protégés. Continue reading “Walking the line between art and commerce”