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Welcome to KemUnited! The official blog of King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. (Formerly King Edward Medical College). Of the students, by the students and for the students! It focuses on news/events/happenings around the campus and provides guidance articles, past-papers and study-aids.

Colonel Bharucha – A Chapter in KE’s Parsee Past

By Usama Irshad
4th Year MBBS

Long ago and far removed from the present-day militancy-ridden, crumbling, concrete giant of a city, Lahore used to be an exciting metropolis once, a shining jewel in the crown of the British Empire, the heart of the land of five rivers and the “cultural capital” of the Indian Subcontinent. It was in this Lahore of the early twentieth century where on an average street you could find English men in their smartly-tailored tails and breeches, young Hindu girls in colorful billowy saris, Sikh men with flowing beards and daggers and Muslims with their skull caps and achkans, that another very small community also lived, thrived and contributed heavily to the progress of this great city. They were the Zoroastrians or the Parsees as they are better known. Originating in the ancient land of Persia, members of this small community are today found all over the world.

One such Parsee man, an outstanding surgeon, a brilliant teacher and a dynamic, selfless leader to his community who lived in British Lahore was Colonel P. B. Bharucha.
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KemUnited 3rd Blogger Awards & 5th Anniversary [ Official Event Review ]



Review by Ayesha Saeed Malik
2nd year MBBS

Once upon a time, not very far back, lived a little girl who plundered upon Medicine as a career of choice but found out a little too late that as noble as saving human lives might seem, studying to achieve those goals weren't even remotely close to nobility or seemed humanly for that matter.

On one of those similarly morbid days, when her mind teemed with saturnine thoughts of failing her head and neck stage, she heard a 'ping' on her phone. The girl lunged towards it, bearing in mind that nothing could make that seemingly dark day blossom into the vibrant colors of spring, thinking that her rainbow of life had been forever lost to the vile world's cruel ways. But dear friends, what that little girl forgot was that every cloud has a silver lining. And so, this girl's silver lining had appeared in the form of a message. The dispatch bore an official invitation to Kemunited's Annual Ceremony.

Now, the rumor has it that the girl screamed so loud that people gathered around her lilliputian cottage, worried she might've fallen victim to the red wolf's appetite when in fact she was so jubilant at the news of Kemunited party that she screamed in delight like a lunatic, worrying everyone around her about the sudden loss of her mental health. The once mundane girl had now transformed into a gleeful one. Some sources have it that she did not restrict her celebrations to screaming and laughing in the air but practiced her worn out skills at back flips and happy dancing before she once again returned to her doleful text-books.

Several days passed in a constant whirl of anticipation and then arrived the big day! The morning peace was disrupted by the sound of trumpets and drum rolls, the air was crisp with the long-awaited excitement and everyone dressed in their best apparels to look presentable in front of the camera.


The ceremony commenced with an introductory kemunited video that swayed the hearts of everyone gathered in the small hall and made them applaud teary eyed, proud at how far they'd come from the starting line and how much they had achieved during the journey. Professor Asad Aslam - the patron and staff president of kemunited graced the ceremony with his presence and shed a few words of praise for the team behind the grand success of kemunited, who'd over the years brought kemunited to the pinnacle of university blogs, nationwide.


Certificate Distribution trotted afterwards where each individual was presented with a certificate of acknowledgement accompanied by some very cool photos that would later be seen on social media as their displays, because let's brag some and why not? It's not every day one gets awarded with a certificate that'll embezzle one's resume' in the future.


After the whole ordeal of trophy/shield/certificate distribution was over, came the moment everyone had secretly been hoping for...THE CAKE! And not just any cake, mind you! A taste bud's ultimate dream.


After devouring on the cake like hungry hyenas, sense of propriety returned and better sense prevailed; people chose to never speak of what happened on the table, where now laid a butchered pile of chocolate instead of the mouth-watering sight it had once been.

Everyone hurriedly wiped their faces of any left-over remains of food, tidied themselves and restored their former poise once the news of 'final group photo' spread like hell fire amongst the gathering and posed mightily in front of the camera, greedy for some more fine photos.


The readers might think that the story ends here, but it has more to it. What came next was a foodie's dream come true. A hi-tea to Palilos! Seeing, the food in all its delicious glory, the bloggers forgot all the etiquettes of socialization and ran to it like there'd be no tomorrow.

Kemunited's Senior Admin Muhammad Mohsin Ali said at the occasion:
"The kemunited ceremony had two unique features: it was unexpected and it was real fun, being an inter mingling of bloggers and foodies. And our motto (at heart) is to maintain and excel at both these aspects. So food (ahem, kemunited) ftw!"

Chief admin Kemunited - Unsa Athar shared her views:
"I was a part of Kemunited before officially joining KEMU. Kemunited has always been the place where i feel like home. This ceremony was fun, yes, but was an emotional roller coaster ride as well. Bidding farewell to the seniors who have always been an inspiration was hard. I wish from all my heart that the new admins manage to keep up the standards that our seniors have set, let it be the blog or the amazing ceremonies."

After bellies had been over fed, the gathering thinned out and people left,with happy memories, back to their monotonous lifestyles.


Review by Anosha Anwar
Final Year

“Big things come in small packages” and a testimony to this statement is this 5 year old!

You ever think what only a 5 year old is capable of?

Well whatever you can imagine, this 5 year old kiddo has risen above the expectations of all, challenged all doubts, and reached a point truly worthy of applause. Getting curious who this might be?


Well look no further the answer is staring you right in the face. 

Its not a person, its not a page, it’s a community!



Its KEMUNITED. 
And united do we stand.



Every year we aim to surpass our progress in previous years, accomplish new milestones. As it reflects in our humble beginnings now signified by our annual gatherings. Hats off to the executives in this case for trying their best to take it one step further every time and achieving this beyond our expectations. Shout out to our latest DOCTORS Laiba Khalid, Taroob Latef and Moeed Ahmed for setting and continuing this tradition every year and putting faces to the names.

As bloggers, our writings our identities, if it weren’t for these gatherings, we may as very well be unaware of the people behind masterpieces and epic tales.

It all starts with a cordial invitation to award distribution ceremony which comes unexpectedly as a delightful surprise and you consider yourself lucky if you get invited ;P *yayyyy us*

The venue was PIPO audiotorium, when we came a presentation was played about kemunited which is a must see! Because it evokes pride in the viewer! You actually feel like you accomplished something by being a part of this and this community has met its purposes well!

I believe those who have worked hours and hours into pure dedication and commitment to the blogger spirit, deserve to be acknowledged! and so they were by professor Asad Aslam khan and the Admins and members of KEMUNITED with certificates of acknowledgement.

This year they set off another new milestone by organizing the first ever KemVines competition!

Winners of the KemVines Contest were invited to receive their prizes for Best Vine, Best Viner and Unsa Ather bagged the award for being the best blogger.

The executive team that passed out were presented with shields for their dedication and commitment.

And yes. The highlight of ceremony was the cake. So much so that our guests of honour instead of carrying on the ceremony, took a break to make an inquiry about this gorgeous piece of artistry! And it tasted AMAZING.





The cherry on pie are the sweet memories of an event so for these cherries, Group photos were taken (uploaded on the official album here:)



Later on, we all went to hi tea at Palilos. Surprisingly it was a first for many bloggers and all were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and the management of executive team. And I know I will not be exaggerating if I said, it was one of the best hi teas in town !



It takes hell lot of patience and mind to bring it all together, and they brought it all together in with a pretty neat bow! Kudos to the oldies but goldies and the newbies for working in harmony to bring it all together. We are now 5 years old! Happy birthday kemunited , may it keep up the caliber all have set so high and raise it even higher with time to come as we are sure it will! Ameen.
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Potatoes of KEMU

By Eesha Razia (2015-20)

Oh yes, indeed KE has a lot of cool kids and by now all kemcolians have become well aware of humans of kemu, stars of kemu, graduates of kemu, firstulas of kemu, success stories of kemu and even retards of kemu…but that is so unfair to ignore the biggest lot of the all….that is “ potatoes of kemu”.

Being a potato myself, this biased attitude has pained me like hell…I mean come on people. We give you the audience, we give the background, the general applauders, we are the crowd, ignoring us is so not fair. So today I’m gonna give you a brief insight into the life of the unknown, unpopular but still there, potatoes!!
  “Its miserable and magical, oh yeah!”

Hopes:

                          In the beginning, like all the cool kids we too had real high hopes but the thing is that all my class mates turned out to be some breed of F16 jet planes. I mean I was still just getting used to the ‘amazingly beautiful’ infrastructure of KE and looking for friends when these people had already made their squads and done their debuts. And we just stood open-mouthed… (shukar hai makkhi nahi chali gayi..xD)



Studies:

                    Thank God studies was one thing every cool, stupid, nerd, intelligent, dumb, backbencher, every type of student found equally difficult and strange as we had no idea that:


I mean yeah we knew studies hadn’t ended and that we weren’t just gonna start with disease and medicine but hey...excuse me...4 types of anatomies…modules..? Nobody ever mentioned that…



Societies:

                      While a lot of my class fellows literally sprung upon the societies and the seniors like bees, they actually turned out to be the party poopers for the potatoes! To start with, I really thought that becoming member of a society was all you needed...Joke of kemlife…! To start with you really need a talent but as it happens in our case,


Then as if *talent required* is not enough, we also require a squad, managing time, doing tireless work when the events come, (and so far from what we have seen first year is basically meant to be the sweepers, keepers, waiters, maids, and chairs uthaany waaly) but also  befriending seniors. That’s the key, the bloodline, the heart and soul, literally ‘the everything’ to make name in society, in fact in uni!!


And the potatoes just don’t have enough confidence for that. We always shy away from talking to any bhai or aapi saying “ we will look weird”

                             

Events:

                       They do enjoy the events though...with that low voice whispering in the back of their minds…No big deal...i could have done this too…if only I had a little more courage!




Life overall:

             “We’re happy, free, confused and lonely at the same time”                        


Basically first go to uni...saying ‘Sara shughal to uni me hai’...then see the popular kids and be like ‘aap aa jao har jaga’


Go to the café saying ‘let’s just eat something different and delicious today’ then see the items there and be like ‘well….im not hungry anymore’


Go to the lecture saying ‘we can study at least’ then in the lecture ‘o man this sucks we shouldn’t have come…in fact there was a meeting of those interested in organizing the upcoming event...should have gone!’

On every new event be like… ‘Yar bohat ho gya ab kuch krna hai’ and have lengthy conversations as to what can be done…sound as confident as possible, then go to home, realize that to get this all done you have to sacrifice your sleep, hence declare ‘I’m not in the mood…really’


When the event comes ‘we should totally go just attending an event can be fun too.’ and during the event ‘yar is ne bhi kiya participate, yar wo organizer hai, OMG! Even that group is in...’ but try to laugh and smile anyway and look normal while having to praise others…



And end up feeling depressed and inferior…but then cheer up each other, crack jokes, go home happy with plans of studying, do a ‘dam darood’ on ourselves at night and go to sleep with this thought:




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The lady with the magic words (a tribute to Laiba Khalid)




She will never hesitate in telling you where you went wrong in your work but the way she does this is so encouraging, so lifting that it will make you want to do better. She is a brilliant writer, an amazing blogger herself but if you write a good piece; she will be the first one to appreciate your work.

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Event Review: KEDS' 17th APDC

Ayesha Mushtaq

Class of 2019


King Edward Debating Society, better known as the Home of the Fearless, is easily one of the most vibrant societies that we have here at King Edward Medical University. This society is one that has always upheld the Kemcolian maxim of ‘Altapete’ or ‘Aim High’ throughout these years in all of its various endeavours, be it hosting of events at KE or participation in competitions outside of KE.

The latest in these series of endeavours was the
17th KEMU All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Championship and Punjabi Takra 2016
This 2 day extravaganza was held in the New Auditorium on the 13th-14th of April 2016, where nearly a hundred speakers from all across the length and breadth of the country displayed their command over language with crystalline lucidity and eloquence.



The event was graced by a top notch adjudication panel comprising
Dr. Qasim Khan (President KEDS 2011)
Dr. Usama Talib (President KEDS 2012)
Dr. Sidra Latif (President KEDS 2013)
Dr. Haris Bilal Awan (Former Incharge Declamations KEDS)
Mr. Hammad Shafi (Former Incharge Declamations KEDS)
Mr. Waleed bin Shahid (Founding member NUST Debating Society, Winner KEMU All Pak Declamation Championship 2009)
And Mr. GM Shah (formely a part of Formanites Debating Society, FC College)
All of whom were highly acclaimed and invincible speakers of their eras.


The adjudication panel

Chairing the event were the Presidents KEDS, Syed Ahmad Raza and Ruhma Ihsan, and the Vice Presidents, Ahmed Rafay Afzal and Khawaja Hassan Akhtar, who added to the beauty of the event by their graceful presence on the stage and enhanced the flavor by their witty comebacks at the participants.




The initial round was held on 13th April, where the house was formally opened by Ali Haider Jafri and Muhammad Anas Tahir for KEDS, with an English serious and an Urdu humorous speech respectively. After which, the participants took to stage - some of whom impressed the audience and judges; others, not so much. At the end, 4 teams and 7 individual participants comprising serious and humorous speakers made it through to the final round.


House opening: Top Ali Haider, Bottom Anas Tahir
The finals on the 14th were graced by various dignitaries, including the worthy Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Faisal Masud, honourable Staff President KEDS Prof. Dr. Asad Aslam Khan, Prof. Dr. Zahid Kamal of ophthalmology, and CEO and Regional Director Daikin Corporation, the sponsors for the event.




This day saw a jam-packed New Auditorium and a very energetic audience, who deserves all the applause for living up to its reputation of being ‘THE toughest crowd of Pakistan’. For they were wholly generous in their appraisal of the best orators around, but equally ruthless in their treatment of anyone who failed to impress them with their debate.
Ladies and Gentlemen, THE toughest crowd of Pakistan!
Representing KEDS, the house for bilingual declamations was closed by Khawaja Hassan Akhtar with a powerful Urdu serious speech that moved many of the audience to the point of tears; and by Ahmed Rafay Afzal with an equally power-packed English humorous speech that had the audience rolling in laughter with some very on-point humour. This impeccable display of oratory was doubtlessly the climax of the event, as both were met with a standing ovation and a thunderous round of applause by the audience, and these gentlemen showed the guests why exactly KEDS takes pride in calling itself the Home of the Fearless, and rightly so.


These gentlemen, the pride of KEDS! Khawaja Hassan Akhtar and Ahmed Rafay Afzal
This was followed by the Punjabi Takra, which had some very gifted speakers impress us with their serious as well as humorous speeches on a variety of refreshing topics. After this nail-biting contest, the results were declared. Top three positions in English, Urdu and Punjabi categories were announced, as were the Best Speakers of Under-19 Category. Team trophy for bilingual declamation went to GCU Lahore.

Winners of team trophy: Government College University Lahore
Best speakers Under-19 Category
To conclude with, it is imperative to state that the entire KEDS team deserves to be commended on the flawless organization of an event of such magnitude. 


The organizing committee

Pictures Courtesy: KEDS Media Portal Team

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Life At KE So Far

By Hamza Ashraf, 1st Year.


Well, competing in contrivance to myriad students during O-levels and FSc. and being selected out of booming 60,000 figure in MCAT consequently, barging my way into this prestigious abode of inquisitive learning. It seems to be something out of someone else’s dream, yet here I am. Thanks to almighty Allah.

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Pictorial Review: KEDS' 17th APDC

King Edward Debating Society held its 17th All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Championship and Punjabi Takra on 13-14th April 2016.
Here is how the event went, as seen from behind the lens. Special thanks to the KEDS Media Portal Team!

DAY 1:

Patiala in full grandeur

Art credits: Arwa Anwar and Ahmed Rafay Afzal

The stage all set

Le 3rd Yr Organizers: "But first, let me take a selfie"

The Chairs: (Left to Right) Ahmed Rafay Afzal, Vice President KEDS; Syed Ahmad Raza, President KEDS; Ruhma Ihsan, President KEDS; Khawaja Hassan Akhtar, Vice President KEDS



Opening the house for KEDS: Top - Ali Haider Jafri; Bottom - Muhammad Anas Tahir

Team Fatima Jinnah Medical University

Team University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Team Lahore College for Women University

A supposedly "humorous" speaker from UET Lahore

Organziers group photo

DAY 2:


Achievements at the Home of the Fearless; and this list is by no means exhaustive!


KEDS Executive Cabinet
Chairs for final round of bilingual declamation

Worthy adjudicators

Team Government College University Lahore

Team Punjab University Lahore

Arrival of the Vice Chancellor



Chairs for Punjabi Takra

Some of the Punjabi speakers

Some of the judges while giving critique. (Clockwise from top left) Dr. Qasim Khan, Mr. Waleed bin Shahid, Mr. GM Shah, Dr. Sidrah Latif

Dr. Saad Mussarat, Ex-President KEDS, while expressing his views about the event

Winners of team trophy - GCU Lahore

Cute and candid! Syed Ahmad Raza and Hammad Shafi

Organizers group photo



"Did you enjoy this blog? To read more like this, visit us at kemunited.com. For blog submissions, comics, and so much more, email us at kemunited@gmail.com." 
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