Three years ago, on this very day, Pakistan was plunged into uncharted depths of tragedy and suffering. More than a hundred innocent children lost their lives, and more than a hundred families got destroyed. Along with them, an entire nation grieved. Now, on its third anniversary, our emotions remain the same. We still feel the same hopelessness, the same despair. We still feel our hearts … Continue reading In Memory of December 16th, 2014
Wide smiles, excited yells, and exuberant children running about – once again OKM’s visit began with a frenzy of activity. That excitement only heightened when they were presented with their first activity: modeling a sculpture using clay. Keeping in mind their fondness for the roof, the children were divided into groups of two or three among the volunteers and then taken there. Seated on mats, … Continue reading Letters Float Away in OKM’s Second Visit
A project that started just over two years ago, Orphans kNOw More (or OKM as it is affectionately known) aims to bring care, love and guidance into the lives of those children who are deprived of it the most- orphans. And looking at those children now, after fortnightly visits spread over the span of two years, you can see the visible difference. The first visit … Continue reading OKM Begins Once More
You’ve probably already heard about NUST Community Services Club. How could you not? We are the biggest, most successful society at NUST, after all. *pulls out shades* You might also have a fair idea of what we really do here, for orphans, women, transgenders, the physically impaired, the underprivileged and for humanity at large! And yet, if you’re still asking yourself why you need to … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Need to Join NCSC!
A subset of roughly 51% of the population is occupied by brave, unsung heroes for whom each day is a battle-Females. You and I are part of this battle just as much as anyone else, as defenders, offenders or as by-standers. A discussion of the struggle of widows demands an acknowledgment of a lack of society’s support towards these individuals; the absence of sociological safeguards … Continue reading Fem-Power – the Return
“The Art of Selflessness” by one of our highly esteemed writers, Ishaq Ibrahim : ” If your love is only a will to possess, it is not love.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist The idea of selflessness is not a contemporary one. It has existed ever since mankind has and persisted to this day. Simply put, selflessness is to be concerned about … Continue reading The Art of Selflessness
Each of us takes for granted the impact of vision. Stop and ask yourself: How powerful a role does vision play in our lives? Let’s try describing a red rose in words: The gentle hues of red intertwine to form the ever vibrant petals – each with a hint of maroon, perhaps even orange. Each petal is a world of colors in itself- with alternating … Continue reading Eye Camp – Eye, Eye Captain!