*And how reads it anyways?* Our judiciously measured statistics show that hundreds of people (well, a 101) read Quack! Online everyday, visiting quack.offroadpakistan.com 1561 times from over 28 countries and searching for things like ‘article on fashion textiles,’ ‘ali raza merchant’ and ‘role of women in textile.’
*But you ask, who reads Quack offline? Who reads it at TIP?* Our photographers waited weeks and finally found some 7 people reading Quack (as below picture proves). While they were embarrassed to caught on camera reading our student newspaper, Sana Kazmi was brave enough to comment; ‘Quack touches me at the very heart, it is the soul of this institution.’
*But what is this in the first place?* Quack, like the TISF, stands to represent the students at TIP. The TISF as a forum puts a voice to the student body, a voice that is heard. Quack! Online is an extension that that voice. And oftentimes, we have been heard loud and clear!
*And now for a lesson in history.* Quack has its beginnings as the weekly student news bulletin of the Textile Institute of Pakistan, established by Rabia Shah (class of 2002) in 2001. During Rabia’s reign as Editor, Quack became an important part of the TIP culture. Students would eagerly wait the time Monday morning, when the latest Quack would be posted on the notice boards. Quack became not only an important source of news at TIP; it also was an outlet for students to vent their feelings, frustrations, and aspirations about TIP, its administration and faculty.
*And Yadda yadda yadaa, blah.* The future direction and longevity of Quack! is to move forward from weekly gossip to more regular news, views, opinions, interviews, and yes gossip also.
*You think Quack! is dull?* Come up with better ideas and let us know! We’re also recruiting new contributors (and readers!) and are looking for a photographer (camera will be provided). Email us online or contact Aasim Ahmed, Adil Marvi, Bilal Akther or Maryam Binte Ahmed for more information.