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The ‘Begum’ and ‘Saheb’ Culture

The ‘Begum’ and ‘Saheb’ Culture

Come, visualize with me!   Sakeena, a 10 year old who has never been to school, never enjoyed playing with dolls let alone the funky hi-tech gadgets,  is carrying a 1 year old in her lap,...
We are All Shahzeb Khan

We are All Shahzeb Khan

Just like Madame Defarge of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ silently kept knitting the registry of all those condemned to death and punishment, when the simple and humble peasants...
Peace March, Political Stunt and Killer Drones

Peace March, Political Stunt and Killer Drones

You don’t have to be a PTI worker to see what Imran Khan’s peace march to Waziristan has achieved. Nor can you be so blind, unable to read and recognise the hypocrisy written all over...
The Worthless Human Life and Our Role

The Worthless Human Life and Our Role

It was my first day at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge as a trainee doctor, the Induction day. Being a medical graduate from Pakistan, it was a very important day for me to get acquainted with...
Why is My Hijab, Your Problem?

Why is My Hijab, Your Problem?

I am a woman, not a sexualized commodity; I am a human being just like you are.   I am a Hijabi and Hijab is my identity and my ideology.   I wasn’t a Hijabi by birth, nor did it come...
Of Regrets and Apologies

Of Regrets and Apologies

 “We are sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military. We are committed to working closely with Pakistan and Afghanistan to prevent this from ever happening again”, said Hillary...
Why Don’t They Leave Then?

Why Don’t They Leave Then?

As if multitude of problem facing us; war, poverty, terrorism, unemployment, power cuts etc; was not enough, our buffoon leaders grasp every opportunity to embarrass the whole nation in front of the...
The Album of Life

The Album of Life

    There was once a world without you. Someone was celebrating your expected and awaited arrival and some bore hardships and pains to bring you into this world. With the first click you...
Death of the Humanity

Death of the Humanity

Rachel Corrie, beautiful soul, born in Olympia, Washington was no ordinary child, no ordinary 23 year old  student and no ordinary human being. And people, who are extraordinary, never die. They...
Love Him, Follow Him

Love Him, Follow Him

Love is a beautiful emotion. It encompasses all the most beautiful things in the world. Every relation and connection gets stronger and durable when there is an element of affiliation and love added...
Is the silent majority awake now?

Is the silent majority awake now?

Fifteen years of ‘slow but steady’ struggle, which sometimes looked like a ‘one-man’ show and labeled as ‘just a fan club’ by critics has surely turned the tables in one big show of...