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From Safoora Goth to University Road

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Citizens have repeatedly highlighted the Safora Goth to University road as a problem that needs to be urgently solved. Alamgir Khan’s infamous #FixIt campaign drew stencils of Qaim Ali Shah, the former CM Sindh to seal the gutters with manholes and remove heaps of garbage. His campaign eventually was killed. Recently Mubashir Ali Zaidi, an Urdu writer and journalist dedicated ... Read More »

The Curious Incident of the Bazaar in the Night Time


When you first enter Thursday Bazaar, you stumble upon the uneven ground. The chorus of cumin, turmeric, chili powder mixes with the sights of sprigs of coriander in calloused hands, blue and white flowers on a dupatta, battered old books, and banana leaves in empty crates. The bazaar lives through its rhythm of cacophonous disorder. Pressed into the ground are ... Read More »

IBA Olympics Cricket Final

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As the sun set, the atmosphere started to intensify. All the non-seriousness of the soap soccer that was staged there a while back started to wash away.  If you didn’t get the feeling there was a final to be played, you sure as hell started to feel the storm coming now. Players started to arrive in two varying shades of ... Read More »

On Terrorism, Media and Education


Last week brought about a range of revelations, or at least in some cases “alleged revelations”, where two graduates from the prestigious Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, were revealed to have been involved in two distinct, but devastating nevertheless, acts of utmost gravity. On one hand we have Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh who created Axact, a company which for 18 years ... Read More »

The Rickshaw Project

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“Adhoori si zindagi hai meri par udhaar par jeeta nahin jeena seekh liya hai main nay apni mushkilon say lar kar” Such are the thoughts of a disabled individual. One among several, shunned by society, willing to work, willing to overcome his barriers and succeed in life. Only in need of an avenue, a helping hand. The Rickshaw Project is ... Read More »



Adaptation is when you learn to not fall off a broken seat in the Adamjee cafe when there’s only one seat left. Sometimes, adaptation becomes repetition, until you can’t tell apart your every-day bravery from habit. So here’s a reminder: Removed from repetition, the probability of another combination built in your name, life and history, is exactly zero. Removed from ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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