Biomedical Engineering

ARTICLE BY: MAIRA NAJEEB, BIOMEDICAL-ENGINEERING, BATCH V. To everyone who will read this, I hope you’ll have a good day! I would like to use this platform to clear all doubts about my profession. My name is Syeda Maira Najeeb and I’m a BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER by profession. The most frequently asked question thrown towards me is, “What is this field?” My profession combines two fields: medicine and engineering. We may not be the people on the front line, but are the most important ones. Be it Hi-tech machines, surgical instruments used in hospitals, to laboratories and rehabilitation centres; are designed, … Continue reading Biomedical Engineering


PHOTO BY: FARAHA FAROOQ, M.B.B.S., BATCH XXI. “The real world is in a much darker and deeper place than this, and most of it is occupied by jellyfish and things. We just happen to to forget all that. Don’t you agree? Two-thirds of Earth’s surface is ocean, and all we can see with the naked eye is the surface: the skin.” -Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird. Continue reading Jellyfish


BY: ARFA MASIHUDDIN, M.B.B.S., BATCH XX. Some time ago, one of my readers on Instagram asked me to touch upon the heartbreaking topic of ‘self-forgiveness’. I don’t know what that means, but I’ll try. Maybe a little like gasping for breath in a room full of smoke. Choking your lungs and then struggling to breathe. Or applying an antiseptic on a fresh wound. And then years later, again. Also listening to the craziness of your own heart beating against your breath, waking you up from the dream you never wanted. The fear of being happy. Of being homeless. Of never … Continue reading Self-forgiveness

The Third Chairperson’s 15 Favourite Picks From ZU Atlas 2018

In this review, the Atlas’s third Chairperson shares with us her 15 favourite picks from the year 2018. Dearest readers, During my very eventful tenure as the Atlas’s Chairperson, I enjoyed going through all of your lovely submissions, taking pride in how wonderfully the literary community at Ziauddin University has grown. Here are my 15 favourite submissions – in no particular order – from the year 2018! I hope these have made a special place in your heart as they have in mine! Warm regards, Arfa Masihuddin Chairperson, 2018 Bereavement counselling, BY DR HAIDER A. NAQVI, PROFESSOR AT THE DEPARTMENT … Continue reading The Third Chairperson’s 15 Favourite Picks From ZU Atlas 2018