PHOTO BY: RAFAY AKHTER, D.P.T., BATCH XI. “I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace.” -Helen Keller Advertisements Continue reading Understanding & Peace
BY: ANJIYA IMTIAZ, M.B.B.S., BATCH XXI. A winding road late in the evening. You’ve got a headache so I take the steering. I drive slowly. Cautiously. How unusual. Getting home fast just isn’t a priority right now. And I promise … Continue reading From a Daughter’s Perspective
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: PREET ROSHAN, M.B.B.S., BATCH XXI. “For just as for a flute-player, a sculptor, or an artist, and, in general, for all things that have a function or activity, the good and the well is thought to reside in the function, so would it seem to be for man, if he has a function.” -Aristotle Continue reading Flute-player
PHOTO BY: AMNA ABDULLAH, M.B.B.S., BATCH XX. “Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.” -Thomas Jefferson. Continue reading The House of Books.
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
PHOTO BY: PREET ROSHAN, M.B.B.S., BATCH XXI. “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” —Wayne W. Dyer. Continue reading St. James Park, London.
As I sit here to write my farewell note for the Atlas – under the blue, blue skies by the deep, blue sea – I feel a nostalgic reverence come over me. A three-year association that saw the Atlas bloom … Continue reading Third Chairperson – Arfa Masihuddin
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