Public Announcement

Media and Publication Society (MAPS) is looking for Writers (English & Urdu), designers, cartoonist and new blood for marketing team.

An introductory session followed by interviews for new inductees will be done on Thursday, October 14, 2010 in 4th  slot (at 1:15 pm) at LR1.

Students interested are requested to please attend the session.

For further details:
Hafza Azhar (tmm-3)
Mir Jawad (amm-3)
Shumaila Rajput (tmm-4)

40 Sawaal

We all often use a lot of English words and terms during our Urdu conversations. This Urdu/English blend has become so common that we find ourselves unable to speak entirely in our national language, Urdu, when the need arises. Using English words when speaking Urdu not only affects the beauty and taste of both the languages, but also takes us farther from our own culture and heritage.

Literary Society, considering this declining trend of Urdu speaking and it’s diminishing vocabulary is organizing an event called “40 Sawaal” in which the Urdu meaning of 40 English words and textile terminologies will be asked from the ever-intellectual audience of TIP 🙂 People with the correct answers will be given prize money on hand as well to encourage the use of Urdu.

Please be a part of the event. Participation is open for all the currently enrolled students, permanent and visiting faculty members, admin staff, peons and lab staff.

Date: 24th September (TISF slot)
Venue: Auditorium

Looking forward for your participation…

Literary Society of TIP
(A Step Towards Evolution)

For Further Details Contact;
Rameez Ahmed Khan, Head, 03323419170
Muhammad Furqan Khan, Member, 03333908140

In quest for a hero (or heroine)

This article is entirely written in the masculine for simplicity’s sake. Women are just as capable of being heroes as men

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I’ve spent all of last month reading old Louis L’Amour western novels, and my head is full of nothing but horses, shoot outs, brand loyalty and cattle rustling. And cowboys… never forget the cowboys. In every good western, there’s a hero; a troupe of bad guys (usually cattle rustlers) and a girl worth rescuing. It’s escapism; we know it, we love it, and by God do we wish that it happened.

So who’s a hero? Does he have to be strong, and have to be fast and have to be fresh from the fight? Is he a street-wise Hercules, or a white knight upon a fiery steed? Heck, I’ve been holding out for a hero for all my life and I still haven’t found one yet. Maybe I’ve been looking in the wrong places.

So let’s find one. Continue reading “In quest for a hero (or heroine)”

An Open Letter to Mohammad Saiq Lakhani

Recently, Saiq saab wrote a comment making various invalid claims on my article ‘Attempted Mass murder at TIP’. As I sat down to type a reply I concluded that it needed a proper article in reply rather then a comment.

Saiq, I will thank you if in future you realize while writing that other peoples’ time is also precious as it is extremely annoying to correct your English and typing mistakes! Which I have been kind enough to sift through so atleast my readers don’t have to go through the same torment twice.

Anyway, here’s what I have to say about your claims.
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Book-based films

As anyone who has seen any version of Anna Karenina knows, a great book does not necessarily make a great film. And while The Godfather was a great movie, was it a great novel? Probably not.

For the Book Club’s reference, the list of the top 50 nominations for film adaptations by The Guardian is below. Now that we have been watching some of these adaptations, what do you think makes for a good adaptation? Which book would you want to watch as a film? Continue reading “Book-based films”

The Book Club presented…!

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The Friendly People of the Book Club (or the FPBC) presented “Murder on the Orient Express” this Friday in Lecture Room 2. Based on Agatha Christie’s book of the same name, the film features probably fiction’s greatest detective since Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot.
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