If We Stay Numb, We’ll be Doomed

‘Another terrorist attack in Peshawar,’ said the newscaster in an overly alarming tone while the breaking news kept flashing with perfect suspense-thriller sound effects. Perhaps another blast, I assumed, and flipped the channel. An hour later I accidently switched to another news channel which was bombarding my TV screen with the same news but with…

Who gets to rank news?

Anusha, 15, was found to have burns over 60% of her body. The teenager was brutally murdered by her parents for eyeing a boy. The news about this gruesome incident quickly started swarming the domestic and international media. Eventually it made it to the headlines of many international news channels. Once again Pakistan was given…

Ask your mascot to teach you some ethics!

Lying on the couch, holding a cup of tea, I switched from Filmworld to a news channel to listen to some critique, watch a productive talk show, learn about the update on NATO supplies or perhaps enlighten myself with some discussion on Pakistan’s economical and social issues. As it now happens every 20 minutes –…

Beginning Of The New Semester

As I entered the auditorium, I saw the benches all set up in straight lines. But for my peers and me, they were the trenches where we would hide and attack our enemy. Within minutes we took our places and made necessary arrangements in our trenches. Our target entered the auditorium in no time. He…