This LUMS Student Just Landed A Job At Google, And Like ‘Wah Yaar Chaa Gaye Ho’

There are some people in every batch who are just pretty cut above the rest. You know those genius types that you know will make it in life. Well, Jehangir Kazi is one of those people.

But ye hum kyu keh rahay hai? Well Jehangir has just been offered a full time position at Google, and yeah we know THAT’S HUGE!

Jehangir is currently in his senior year at LUMS. He’s majoring in Computer Science and well it must be obvious by now that he’s pretty great at that too.

Jehangir started his ‘Google’ journey when he applied for an internship there towards the beginning of his Junior year. He went through many interviews and assessments and after passing them all he made his way to Google Japan over this past summer.

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Describing his experience over the summer, he had this to say:

‘I had a wonderful experience and my entire team was very supportive. I worked with people from a lot of different countries and cultures and every single person truly wanted me to get the best out of my time there. I was able to experience not only the engineering side of Google’s culture, but was also encouraged to participate in TGIFs, weekend trips etc’. He also talked about how interns are treated as equals and given opportunities to work on real products and applications. This, he said, was a great learning experience and a great way to validate his interest in the field.

While speaking to MangoBaaz Campus, Jehangir told us how Google was not just all work. ‘I climbed Mount Fuji overnight and went paragliding the very next day. Not only that, there was a Google trip to DisneySea too.  One of the team off-site lunch was cooking Ta Tkoyaki (flour balls with octopus pieces in them) ourselves and eating it.’

Jehangir said his interest in coding and programming has always been there. This made him a natural fit for a degree in Computer Science. Also considering his natural interest in the field, he took every opportunity to learn. From inter-university competitions and undertaking research projects, this guy’s done it all.

As anyone could imagine, Jehangir was over the moon when he got the news that Google was extended a full time job offer. He aims to start right after he graduates from LUMS in the summer of 2018. He will start at Google Japan as a Software Engineer.

He credits the  the Computer Science Department (particularly Dr. Fareed Zaffar and Dr. Junaid Haroon) for their immense support throughout the entire Google application process.

‘There’s lots of capable people I know who believe can get into Google. They just need to put in the time to practice well for the interview process. Not just in the tech roles too. Don’t underestimate yourself and practice a lot, do mock interviews, apply to different companies, and keep applying again after some more practice if you don’t make it.’

We wish Jehangir all the best with his upcoming new job. You’ve done us all proud! Keep reaching new heights!

(And just by the way, we did ask about how the food situation is at the Google office is. Jehangir’s sentiment on the matter can be summarized into one line “Don’t underestimate the psychological effect of free food”.)

Here’s How You Can Plan A Sasti Trip To Hunza With All Your Friends

Hunza is the place everyone is hyped about these days. The stunning beauty found in Hunza is what everyone is dying to see. With hundreds of travelers flocking to the North each year, there are now plenty of hotels and resorts open for tourists all year long. But hey, here’s something that can make your average Hunza experience a lot more fun!

Instead of living like a tourist, you can now stay with the locals and experience Hunza just the way the locals do. “Let’s Home”, is an Airbnb type residence option for tourists in Hunza.

The idea is for you to be hosted by the locals and experience Hunza from their point of view. Seema Al Karimi, the founder, is an IBA student. She casually floated this idea over a cup of coffee to a friend. But that was just the start. Seema worked hard to make her idea a reality. The living proof of which is Let’s Home, itself.

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Talking about the initiative, she had the following to say:

“I never thought of this as a startup until last year, when I was helping a friend in IBA plan his trip to Hunza over a cup of coffee, and I said jokingly, “See, I owe you more than this coffee (for the trip planning), what if I plan everything for you?! What if… I give you an experience that no hotels can give you?!
He loved the idea. I planned everything for them as an experiment and they had an amazing time.”

From that point, Seema knew that this was something she was dedicated to doing. She took this as an opportunity to serve the influx of tourists each year, helping the locals earn a couple of bucks for themselves and providing genuine experience for the travelers.

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Seema spoke to some friends who guided her through the process. She began by creating a network of around 8 people in Hunza and then reached out to the Deputy Commissioner, who was very supportive of the idea.

And then, lo and behold, the power of social media helped with the finishing touches! 

“The first guests had planned to spend 5 days but they ended up staying for 10 days!  It was a family of seven who left like they had known the hosts for ages. I mean, they still call their hosts! This is something I wanted. Building enduring ties, and I was successful. Since then, I don’t take this startup as a business but rather as a cause I am working for.”

Basically, Let’s Home will get you a trusted representative. This representative will guide you through Hunza for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, show you around the mainstream parts and the amazing unknowns!

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The packages are super affordable and customized to your preference.

You can tell them how long you plan to stay, how much your budget is, and a package will be tailored for you according to your needs. I mean, for students, this is like the perfect getaway!

“Hunza, for me, is my escape. It’s a place where I work on myself and forget about the worries of the outside world. Reading a book under the Mulberry tree in our garden, stargazing all my worries away. All of this is my Hunza experience. Your’s might be different, but I want you to experience Hunza in the fullest, and I hope we can help you with that!”

 

Okay, guys, this is it. It’s the ultimate catch. I’m packing my bags right now. What about you?! Would you avail the Let’s Home service while in Hunza? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Cover image via Seema Al Karimi

I Tried Maintaining A Bullet Journal And Here’s How I Did

Bullet Journals have been all the rage on the internet for quite a while. Created by Ryder Carroll, it’s kind of like a cross between a to-do list and a diary.

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According to the website, “Bullet Journaling lives at the intersection between mindfulness and productivity. A system that adapts to your life every single day.” Hmm, interesting.

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Why should you maintain a BuJo though?

  1. It helps you get organized
  2. It tracks your habits and your goals
  3. If you’re a freak like me who loves fancy stationery, scrapbooks and all the good things in life, this should be your thing!!

So, like the adventurous soul I am, I decided to get on the journey of productivity, organization, and ‘mindfulness’.

Week One

I started mid-October, so it was really ridiculous to begin with, but since I was really determined, I just couldn’t wait for November to begin.

Result:

I loved every bit of the final outcome, I mean??? LOOK AT THIS AND HOW PERFECT IT IS! I had finally found my lover, and I wasn’t gonna give up on that so easily… don’t judge me.

Week Two:

LOL, no, month two, because October ended as soon as the other side of the spread started. HELLO, NOVEMBER!

Result?

Yup, that’s it. I slacked… for an entire month… talk about how “in love” I was with the thing… talk about commitments… nevermind.

NEW YEAR NEW ME

Yup, slacked all the way to the new year. Made a pretty page for 2017, super determined.

And I bet you 200 bucks that I changed, and well… here you go!

I hate how it looked so boring, and I gave up because I wasn’t doing justice to it. Ha-ha.

Profit???

Well, I realized that Bullet Journaling isn’t easy. It requires patience, and you have to be super determined, until it becomes a habit. Then it’s all basically fun and games. I really wish to start again, so pls duaa for me. I hope you get on with too because it’s super therapeutic, and you get to show off your art and get validation oh yiss! (don’t look at me like that)

But yes, this was super adventurous. Do tell me about your journey with the journal, looking forward to it! 😁


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What Happens in BNU's Girls Common Room Stays in The Common Room

*dramatic solo plays*

For the BNU ladies who are too tired to university, there is a room. It’s called the ‘Girls Common Room’. It’s for the lost, the forlorn and the despaired. And for people who have too many friggin’ breaks in between their classes.

The BNU  Girl’s Common room is situated in the SLASS building on the first floor. It is never empty. It is never boring. Even till around 5:00 pm which is almost the closing time, you can see women going in and out. If you’ve ever taken shelter in this room, here are a few things you can relate to:

1. As soon as you enter the common room, you are met with an air of sweet despair. Just kidding, the common room has the most bomb-ass air conditioning in the building.

So when the ladies wanna chill, the common room pays the bill.

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2. You come to the common room feeling at your lowest and then suddenly you hear a labyrinthine of melancholic anecdotes and eventually feel like the luckiest girl on the planet.

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3. If you’re trying to figure out where you lie on the hot or not spectrum, pry into the common.

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4. It’s impossible to leave that room without being startled……in horror.

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5. If you see a beanbag…without a woman snoozing on it, count to three and attack.

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THIS ONE’S MINE. Victory!

 

6. If you’re in the right wing of the space and find yourself without someone to talk to .….THANK the almighty because once you’re in, there’s no opting out.

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7. If by any chance you wanted a sweet little nap before your other class at maybe 5:00 pm, you are in the wrong place.

You can sleep more peacefully in your class.

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8. Prepare to be a fashion critic as random ladies from other departments will now seek your professional services to assure themselves that they look fly as hell.

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9. DON’T share your things if you don’t want to.

It is common for the ladies to ask you for your lipstick or that ponytail. Don’t do it. Make smart choices in life.

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10. Then there’s this sweetest baji on the planet.

From looking after your mess to helping you with anything you need, that beautiful woman will be there. Unlike the rest of us, she loves to learn and read. You’ll find girls teaching her too.

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11. The bad ass group.

Some ladies who smoke indoors despite the many warning will adorn the common room space too. While you just sit there inhaling all that blossoming passive cancer with a smile.

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12. The Tarring Zanana Gang

The window in the common provides an excellent view of life outside the SLASS building and these zananas’ love to watch from behind the curtains. Sometimes you hesitate to disturb them, other times you sit right by their side and join them in the dead stare outside the window competition for the idle.

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13. And finally, the ones who will complain about how the washrooms are being used in the worst way and how such rest room users are not the representatives of an educated society.

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Cover Image Via: Beaconhouse National University Tarogil Campus Via: YouTube

This Is All BNU Needs To Know About Inn The Tin

All those Inn the Tin posters outside BNU were causing quite a stir among students. People were wondering what this new place is all about. Some thought it’s just a snack shop with crisps, drinks and cigarettes but after trying it out myself, I realized it is just so much more than that

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Source: InnTheTin/facebook.com

Here’s everything I have gathered up about the place:

It really is inside a cute little tin

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But there’s more sitting outdoor

There’s vast outdoor sitting that is absolutely perfect if you feel the need to bask under the sun while having delicious food, given the fast approaching winters.

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It has a little tuck shop too

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Source: InnTheTin/facebook.com

It is pocket friendly

The lunch menu ranges from Rs 80 to 240. Quite reasonable to be honest, considering how satisfyingly yummy the rich and saucy burgers tasted.

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Source: InnTheTin/facebook.com

The food’s good

Especially the Inn The Tin Special Chicken Burger. The food seems like a blessing for anyone who is sick of BNU cafeteria’s food. The burger was juicy and was totally worth the money.

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They have pakorayyy

This is definitely something that’s going to make your winters all the more worthwhile. Pakoray tu BNU k cafe mein bhi nahi milltay. Imagine sitting outdoor eating pakoray from Inn The Tin in the fog. Kab ayein gi sardiyaaan? 

They are about to expand their desi naashta’s menu

They already have omelettes and aloo ka paratha. Pretty soon, they’ll have puri halwa as well. Kissne socha tha kabhi Tarogil mein bhi puri halwa naseeb hoga? 

Perfect spot to give someone a birthday surprise

How cute does this place look, all dolled up for a surprise?

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Source: InnTheTin/facebook.com

 

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Source: InnTheTin/facebook.com

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit there and left with a satisfied pocket and a really happy belly. I’d suggest you all to give it a try but wait for the winters to fully arrive before you form any judgement, because the true essence of a place is revealed only when winters hit Tarogil. Can’t wait!

Cover Image Via: Inn The Tin Via: Facebook

These BNU Students Working For An Azaad Pakistan Are Teaching Us How To Be Kind

The story of Azaad Pakistan starts in 2013 with a hashtag trend, a Skype call and a rainy evening in the city of Sialkot. The hashtag was a part of a Coke campaign; 14 acts of kindness for Pakistan. The trend bubbled around the 14th of August and this is where these kids decided that Pakistan needed more than just 14 acts and more than just once.

Azaad Pakistan was the idea of 5 enterprising individuals, three out of which are BNU students.

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( Ghalib Khalil and Roshanay Asif Sheikh)

 

The idea stems from the notion of a country where people have the autonomy to bring something positive into the lives of their fellow countrymen.

Ever since its conception, the organization has grown from 12,13 people showing up to their first meeting to an impressive 600 people now spread all over the country, making them one of THE largest community serving platforms.

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( Project: Letters to Peshawar)

The organization spread its wings starting from home, setting up a medical camp for flood victims in Sialkot.

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(Flood Relief Project)

Their second project knocked on their door when Ghalib Khalil, co-founder and BNUITE read a headline online about a school under Master Ayub in Islamabad that had gone into dysfunction due to the crash of a wall. Within 6 months of its conception, Azaad Pakistan had accomplished 7 projects and established itself in major cities of Pakistan.

To date it has carried out 84 projects, has partnered with 5 organizations, has roots in 90 institutes and has raised an appalling amount of 16 million.

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( Project on Lahore Blast Victims )

And if you want to be a part of it, they’ve made it super simple. In our talk with Ghalib, he mentions that volunteering for an institute in general is very cumbersome involving forms and the like but with Azaad Pakistan you are just a click away to a Facebook group with like-minded people all the resources you’ll need. The students claim that social media has been game in doing all this and their constant lending of awareness and activity led to the success they tasted.

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( Hair to Help campaign for donating hair to cancer patients)

Their statistics stun us. From a 14 year old Azaad Pakistan recruitee being able to collect 1.5 lac rupees in 3 months for the free education of poor children to collecting 2 million rupees for the Thar crisis in 20 days to collecting 1.5 million for the Syrian refugee crisis, this platform has surely outdone itself.

The students claim that they feel they have created a home for people with dreams; that they have gone from community serving to a community building platform.

It is pertinent to recognize and promote such indigenous passion. This is what a job well done looks like.

Pictures and Cover Image Via: Azaad Pakistan

This LUMS Student Started The 'Almost Twinning Challenge' And It's Taking Over Lahore

Harris Mahboob, currently a third year student at LUMS, recently started a trend #AlmostTwinning that has been spreading like wildfire across Lahore. Harris is a Snapchat addict and spends a major chunk of his free time, sending random snaps to his friends.

Source: Harris Mahboob Concepts Via: Facebook
Source: Harris Mahboob Concepts Via: Facebook

A few days ago, Harris caught on this new term “almost twinning” and began using it relentlessly. He would send pictures of him standing with other university fellows with the caption “Almost Twinning with whoever-he-was-standing-with” to his Snapchat friends, every day. His friends got infuriated at this uncalled for influx of snaps with a misleading caption and in order to get back at him, almost all of them bombarded Harris’ Snapchat with similar pictures. One of them got really carried away and uploaded a picture of herself, completely color-coordinated, with one of her other friends and captioned it with #AlmostTwinning #HarrisMahboobConcepts, on Facebook and nominated two of her friends to do the same.

From that moment on, a huge number of Harris’ university fellows have jumped on the bandwagon and are now uploading their pictures with their friends in same clothes and accessories. Given the increasing publicity, one of Harris Mahboob’s friends, Musa Aamir, has taken upon himself to manage his Facebook page. The page being one of its kinds is now full of #AlmostTwinning memes.

Here is a glimpse some of them, for your viewing pleasure.

Source: Harris Mahboob Concepts Via: Facebook
Source: Harris Mahboob Concepts Via: Facebook
Source: Harris Mahboob Concepts Via: Facebook
Source: Harris Mahboob Concepts Via: Facebook

 Harris says it is all Allah ki meharbani and he is really ecstatic at how incredible it has turned out be. Moreover, the response has been amazing.

Students from other universities have started getting in touch with him, in order to ask for his permission so they could start their own almost twinning challenges.

Source: Harris Mahboob Concepts Via: Facebook
Source: Harris Mahboob Concepts Via: Facebook

“The #AlmostTwinning concept was initially meant to be limited to the Lums community only, but due to the massive response and enthusiasm of the people, we have decided to open it to general public. In order to be a part of the- #AlmostTwinning challenge, please take a photo with a person or a group of friends you are twinning with, or ‘almost’ twinning with, and post it on your social media with the hashtags- #AlmostTwinning #ChallangeAccepted #HarrisMahboobConcepts.

Please make sure to mention all of these three hashtags. We hope you have a great time twinning and don’t forget to nominate your friends. Keep twinning ✌🏼,” says his official Facebook page.

Source: Harris Mahboob Concepts Via: Facebook
Source: Harris Mahboob Concepts Via: Facebook

If you wish to be a part of this challenge, feel free to visit Harris Mahboob’s Facebook page.

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Source: Harris Mahboob Concepts Via: Facebook

 

We are sorry, this is just so funny.

Happy twinning!

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11 First Experiences You Have During Your Time At NUST

During your four years at NUST, there are a lot of first experiences that you, and everyone around you, go through. All of these are rites of passages for NUSTians, and there’s an inexplicable joy to having these experiences. So, here’s to you and the first time:

1. You came to the campus to give your NET

You had just given your A-levels/F.Sc exams and had made it to the H-12 campus for yet another test that would determine your future. You were really tense, but when you made your way to the exam hall and saw the campus in all it’s mid-day glory for the first time you were overwhelmed.

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2. You entered from NUST’s Gate 10

(And every time since) As you climbed the up-slope, just as your eyes made it over the top – you saw the most beautiful view you could imagine. This would be your home for the next four years. “Everything the light touches.”

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3. You got overwhelmed by all the abbreviations and the slang

Theetas? OHTs? LMS? CMS? ESEs? SEECS,SCEE,SMME,SCME,NBS,S3H,C3A,SADA,ASAB,SNS???! C1,2,3? C4?!

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There’s a bit of a learning curve to the NUST slang, but once you get the hang of it they’ll be always on your tongue and you’ll be confusing your non-NUSTian friends and family all the time.

 

4. You spent a night in NUST

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Source: umairsardar.wordpress.com

This first happens at different times for different people. For hostellites it’s one of the first experiences they go through at NUST. For day scholars it’s variable, this could just as well be one of the last things to check off the list for them. Whenever it happens though, you’re taken aback by how the orange filamented street lamps breathe new life into what you already believed to be a breathtakingly beautiful campus.

5. You took your first quiz 

You were a Freshman, and you believed you’d be scoring an impressive GPA by the end of this semester, and every semester from here on out. A teacher had announced that there would be a quiz in the next class and so you did what was right. You read your notes thoroughly, read the lecture twice and even did a few practice questions. And it’s also likely that you aced this quiz…(but little did you know that this was a one-time thing).

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6. You took your first OHT at NUST 

Similar to your quiz experience, but only 10 times the pressure, 10 times the hard-work, and 10 times the stress. “One whole hour?!”, you thought.

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7. You gave an ESE

Similar to the OHT experience, but only 10 times the pressure, 10 times the hard-work, and 10 times the stress. “How are three hours going to even pass by?!”, you thought again. You had bags under your eyes, you read your dua, your hand was a little shaky. You took a deep breath and then you had at it. And well, it wasn’t so bad, now was it?

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8. You went to C3

Eating a tikka and paratha while taking in the view from ‘mini-Monal’ with H-12 lying a hundred feet below, and a train passing by in the distance, and planes taking off and landing in the horizon is something that will never get old. Atleast not for the next four years.

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9. Your attendance dipped below 75%

Maybe it was because of your sleep, maybe you were busy with something else, or maybe you had a legitimate reason – but some reason, somehow your attendance dipped below 75%. The first time you saw the red highlight over your attendance percentage of 72% the blood drained from your face. Suddenly you became a mathematical genius and used elusive formulas to find out exactly how many classes you need to attend to get your attendance back in the yellow, and if you’re dreaming big then even the green, highlight.

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10. Your GPA was about to come out

All of your shenanigans from the last semester had come back to haunt you. You knew all the marks. You knew your class ranks, and your aggregates. But you had no idea what your GPA was going to be. You still hadn’t quite got the grasp of GPA – and you had only the faintest of idea of what it was going to be like. You did a lot of Mathematics that you didn’t fully believe in. If you were a little optimistic with your Math you were going to get a 4.0, and if you were a little pessimistic you were getting a 2.1. AND THE SUSPENSE WAS KILLING YOU!

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11. And then you entered your Senior Year at NUST 

You’ve found your niche. You’re at first name basis with the staff, the shop vendors, and the guards. Your group of friends has started to feel like a family. The campus has begun to feel like another home away from home. Life is good. But wait. IT ISN’T! All of this is about to come to an end and you’re going to be flung into the real world very soon. You become too nostalgic and emotional. Even the slightest of things could set the waterworks in motion.

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But through all of this, you know that you’ve had the time of your life. And that you’re ready to take on whatever life has in store with you. Bring it on, life. (Ok maybe, go easy on me.)

 

Cover Image Via: NUST.edu.pk

14 Texts Every Student Has Received From Their Desi Parents

Desi parents are great. Their diverse emotional range, among other things, is a testament to that fact. The can go from mera pyaara beta to lakh laanat before you can even begin to explain what you’re thinking. Since a lot of parents now tend to keep in touch with their children, whether through one-on-one texting or those horrendous WhatsApp groups, they’re bound to share little nuggets of wisdom every now and then, especially if you’re still in school, college or university. Here are a few of those texts that almost every student will receive or has received at one point or another:

1. The question we all fear

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You can always count on your parents to serve as a wake up call.

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2. This valid retort

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“Jawab de rahe ho toh online kyun ho?” 

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3. When you think you have plans, but their plans will always trump yours

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Late night parties kya hoti hain?

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4. When you push your luck a bit too much

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Who needs the comfort of a warm bed anyway?

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5. When you pretty much start preparing for your upcoming janazah

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RIP body from all the chittars that will now be thrown at you.

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6. When you’re just never good enough

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It’s worse when it’s face to face. Phir toh poora interrogation hota hai, with in-depth queries about every single question and answer.

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7.  When they try to share totally factual information with you

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It’s legit. They saw it on Facebook. HAS to be.

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8. But are stumped about how to do so in the first place

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They’re so cute when they try.

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9. When they give you this harsh reality check

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Wow, thanks guys. That’s what I need to hear right now.

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10. And follow it up with a question that will make you feel pathetic

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As if you weren’t already feeling like shit.

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11. And eventually use your grades as taanas and low blows from time to time

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I mean, they’re not completely wrong.

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12. When they’re your image consultants, should you choose to hang out with friends

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Sharam and haya above all else.

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13. And they can’t help but not know when to quit

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You start questioning why you ever unblocked them in the first place.

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14. Regardless, they don’t shy away from letting you know how they really feel

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Love it when they’re sentimental.

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Parents are quirky and always on your tail but, in a way, it ends up steering you in the right direction. It can get hard when they nag, but they will always want the best for you. Once you get used to the taanas and look past the back handed compliments, harsh low blows and all the lectures, you realise that they will always look out for you and mean well. Just take it all silently. They love you and you love them. That’s all that will ever matter.

Here Are All The Thoughts That Go Through Your Head While Participating In A Class At LUMS

Ah CP! The two lettered short-form that induces fear and panic to most students, here at LUMS. Class participation aka CP constitutes a fair portion of the grade breakdown for a number of courses. It can, most of the times, make or break your grade thereby, making the whole phenomenon a relentless rat race.

There are some who are pretty shoda about talking in class, but the majority absolutely hate it! Here is the complete breakdown of the mental torture you put yourself through before saying ANYTHING:

1. Okay you can do this. Today is your day 

Before every CP class, you stand in front of your mirror and give yourself the pep talk of the semester.

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2. Follow the discussion, you never know aaj tum aik zabardast point de sakte ho!

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3. First question? Already? I’m blank, I’m blank!! Nahin!

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Source: Deenga

4. Point agaya, point agaya! Raise your hand high you intellectual beast!

 Well guess what, the instructor chose someone else and now your heart and confidence are shattered!

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Source: Deenga

5. Yaar Sir is just choosing his favorites! This is so unfair! CP is of no use. Why do I even try! 

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6. Maybe if I bitch stare all the CP-nerds in this class they’ll shut up and I’ll have my moment to shine! 

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7. I have an amazing answer this time. Pliss choose me! 

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8. OMG the instructor chose me. Time to woo everyone with my smartness!

It would be so embarrassing if you were to forget your point at this point. Everyone is looking at you, too much pressure, don’t screw up!

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9. The instructor has a damn good poker face. Can’t tell if they’re super impressed or if they’re wondering why they even try to teach dumbos like me! 

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10. CP done, now glare at the TA to make sure they’ve marked my amazing speech! 

TAs aka the teaching Assistants are pretty awesome, except for sometimes when it seems like they aren’t listening and then you panic about if all your efforts were in vain!

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