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    The One Change We Do Not Want

    We’ve all heard of global warming, but how many of us are properly informed about climate change? Cl...

  • Beat Baazi

    Beat Baazi

    The buzz coming from Main Campus’s OBS Courtyard as soon as the sun set on the 22nd of November was ...

  • How to Arrange a Rishta

    How to Arrange a Rishta

    Do you remember your initiation day? Every woman’s experience has its nuances. Some were told to set...

  • Speaking of Stigma

    Speaking of Stigma

    Writing about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) reminds me of the kind of physical environm...

  • Sixty Seconds

    Sixty Seconds

    Let’s talk about the ways you can break a woman. You can force her into a marriage she doesn’t want....

The IBA experience: worth it?


This year IBA turns 60. SIXTY. Sixty years of unparalleled excellence in education. To those of you who are just entering the IBA family, I want to welcome you. This family will in turn be annoying and frustrating, but also the strongest and most loving when you need it to be. Annoying because let’s face it, that four absence rule, no one likes ... Read More »

“War” (Poetry by Ameer Hamza Memon)


Mighty legions begin to advance With a roar they raise sword and lance On the front line stand, fearsome knights with bodies entombed in steel For their acts, neither pain nor sorrow do they feel Their eyes blaze as they gaze upon their foes And on the second line, archers begin to level their bows Huscarls raise the banners of ... Read More »

What a wonderful world


I saw the remnants of two candlelight vigils on my way home from class at night. The song ‘What a wonderful world’ was playing on the radio. I was tuned in on my phone, as my driver maneuvered through traffic. A tragedy had hit my country. “I see skies of blue, and clouds of white The bright blessed the day, the dark ... Read More »

IBA Open Their Account


  On a lazy day Sunday while everyone sort of rested themselves from the hassle of getting themselves enrolled, the IBA Boys Cricket team registered their first victory in as many matches in the ongoing 1st IBA Multinational Cricket Tournament 2015. The tournament is being held at the IBA cricket ground and has some top tier teams participating for the ... Read More »

Doing Liberal Arts in a Business School


In and around the huge IBA campus, you might have noticed some students giving you strange looks when you are solving your Accounting assignment, or learning the four Ps of Marketing. These students then wait for you to break into a conversation so they can tell you exactly how your degree is totally stupid. They are none other than *drumroll ... Read More »

Check Mate MUN

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We will not dwell on or re-assert what has already been addressed by Humnah Faarooqui in her article on the Point of Pointless Debating. We will not even trouble ourselves with unnecessary questions like, why is it so impressive that people from ‘privileged’ backgrounds gather at universities to debate issues of the less than privileged factions of society. Debate about ... Read More »

In Focus: BM Photography


  “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt  Who doesn’t like to look beautiful in photos? Well, everybody does and this is exactly where good ... Read More »

Does your GPA matter?


GPA – this dreaded three-letter word can make or break the future of a student. GPA is that one number which separates you from the rest. It qualifies you for internships and defines how you spent the four most important years of your life. The bottom line is that it’s a pretty huge deal; at least that’s what we are ... Read More »

Janoobi Khargosh


Normally I refuse to stray from what some people call ‘safe music’. So I rarely listen to Indie rock, and by rarely I mean never. But then one fine morning (3:00 am to be exact) I found a little something called “Janoobi Khargosh” (Literally translated from Urdu, it means Southern Rabbit. Do follow them). During random, mindless scrolling sessions on Facebook ... Read More »

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