‘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.”

Security first. Are we really safe?!

Why isn’t anyone aware and talking about this ?! 

Two days ago, while in my free slot I was sitting somewhere in TIP scrolling randomly through Internet trying to kill some time,when I stumbled upon something, something terrifying, something that actually made me scared of being there. and for the first time in my life ,I felt scared of being in TIP.

 

Here is what the headlines of Aaj news said :
“KARACHI: Around 12 terrorists including Al-Qaeda Sub-Continent leader have been killed on Monday in police encounter in Karachi”
The headline off course sounds like something normal for us, the karachiites as these things have become norm for us but then I read the details and it got me thinking and worried as it said:

“The police encounter took place in Pipri and Gadap area of the city. Eight terrorists were killed in Pipri and four others in Gadap. The other terrorists included members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and other banned outfits as well, A large number of weapons were recovered from their possession”

I didn’t want to believe this, so I did my own research and as it turned out several other news agencies such as Dunya News, The express Tribune, News one and several others, seemed to be reporting the same thing.

I have linked all the news sources for you all to read and decide for yourself whether this article is a hoax/just an over exaggeration of the situation or is it actually something we all should seriously be worried about.

 

 

Just in case you didn’t know , the Pipri area is the one opposite to steel town i.e.it falls Inside 8 Kilometers radius of TIP, Considering the recent security threats to Schools, colleges and universities all over Pakistan , the fact that so many terrorists with such weaponry were found is extremely unsettling to me, In fact I actually salute the hostilities and who are actually able to eat,sleep and function normally in this situation.
We are all aware of the fact that the security of TIP is anything BUT ‘tight’.
We don’t even have fences/Barbed wires on our walls and our security guards are not armed, though when this semester started there was an official notification that said that these things are being installed guards are also currently being armed along with the security cameras being put up for surveillance but after three weeks there hasn’t been a noticeable change.

 

It also came to my knowledge that the very next day after all this happened, a very senior official, who doesn’t usually visit the hostel, went there in the morning and advised the students to lock their doors properly at nights and recite ‘charon qul’ before sleeping, THAT ladies and gentlemen, is the best security measure we have to offer, though i do understand the helplessness,as providing immediate security to a 50 Acre land with the ‘financial constraints’ we have, is not an easy task, something has to be done as soon as humanly possible.

 

 

One more thing I would like to add is,I have known about this for past two days and I went back and forth with it, I wanted to tell people about it or write about it but a part of me felt it was wrong to do so,it felt like I would be the one creating panic among students, I asked the hostilities and it turned out they all knew about this since it happened,So it was only fair that others knew about it too, I chose to write this because I believe that we all have the right to know, every student deserves to know the risks and it is an individual’s choice if they are willing to take the risk or not.

For the Love of Freshmen Gala 2015

This article is a submission from Maryam Ali- a student of TDT .  This is the first article from Maryam, hope they will keep coming.

I have observed a few disturbing events that are quite repetitive and along similar lines since I joined TIP. To provide an example, upon the event of freshies gala, a video was played which showed how the current TISF won, but it was very one sided and only showed their side whereas ideal sportsmanship would include the efforts of the opposing team as well. TISF is for the whole student body and this kind of attitude could very well lead to rifts in the student body.

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To Freshies #Freshmen Night’14

Let us begin. This semester the crowd was really down, nothing was happening, the tempo was miserable and just Yawn.

Bang! The freshmen Gala and Sportfest awakened all. Starting with commending the TISF and Sportex who did a really good job in organizing it all. Nothing was left to be desired. The auditorium was lit with disco lights, the basketball court with great lightening and audio system, hostel accommodations and food was given.

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GONE 80 COME 80

I would begin by giving a heartfelt, well deserved farewell to the gone 4th years. Now that you have left, we know the true value of what you were. To say you guys were AWESOME is an understatement. Has been 2 days but we miss. Continue reading “GONE 80 COME 80”

Have You Witnessed the 12th Degree Designers?!

Have you ever wondered that how can anyone represent Iqbal’s Shiqwa on fabric? Or use Rust to create Tea effect? Or use Recycle fabrics to create a display? But it was all done by the institute’s designers.

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