By Waqas Khalid – TS3
Just before starting off with this topic I must remind you people that TIP came 2nd at a drama competition held at CBM. There were many other universities participating but since I am not really good at remembering things, I only remember names such as CBM, TIP, SZABIST, Karachi University, FAST and Indus Valley SAA. The drama TIP performed was â€œAGE OF EMPIREâ€; hah, yes, the one they performed on the recent freshmen gala. Wait a minute, I guess my memory is actually coming back this time. This was the same drama which got very negative criticism from some people at TIP who call the institute’s crowd semi-civilized. Comments were everywhere by these small bunches of people that the drama was not even worth watching plus it had dialogues which according to them were sick. They even had to cover their ears at times. I guess the semi-civilized can finally speak out that what they did wasnâ€™t that bad, infact it was really good, good enough to get the 2nd position among 10 other institutes.
I personally congratulate all the drama team specially Osama Amin (D!) who made all of this possible. To tell you the truth, at first no one supported them, and they had to pay the admission fee from their own pockets. The fee was Rs.2000 and to hear that TIP wouldnâ€™t give you this amount because they donâ€™t have the confidence in you is something really sad. On the other hand majority of TIP supported them. This was what actually made them realize that it was worth paying the money from their own pockets and thatâ€™s exactly what they did. At CBM I was amazed to see such a huge crowd clapping their heart out at our show. I actually heard a girl sitting beside me telling her friend to stop talking as she didnâ€™t want to miss anything.
In a few words I think the people who call them civilized should start becoming more responsible, and criticize when itâ€™s needed, not because the other person is from sciences. If people from CBM and SZABIST can actually enjoy our dramas, why can’t we?
Oh, and yes, another thing that I missed out on is that not only did we win the 2nd place, Ali Mukhtar aka DIRTU, student of TS2 won the best actor award.