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Helping our Teenagers Live and Not Die

Helping our Teenagers Live and Not Die

Recent days have shown our media highlight several cases of youngsters resorting to taking their own precious lives. And obviously with it has followed a wave of panic among the sensitive...
Story of a Lawn-Hater

Story of a Lawn-Hater

I certainly find it hard to fathom the compulsion to owe one’s allegiance to these ‘disposable’ pieces of cloth which are so short term that they become obsolete the next season.
Celebrate The Woman Inside You!

Celebrate The Woman Inside You!

While discussing how one should celebrate International Women’s Day this year, a friend said:     “It is not just the abuse outside that we women need to fight, but we have to fight an...
Farewell Humsafar, with Style!

Farewell Humsafar, with Style!

It was destined that I had to watch it. Yes nothing but destiny could do that, knowing how averse to dramas I am. Overwhelmed with the real life political and social dramas that go around us most of...
Do Not Call Them Mad, Please!

Do Not Call Them Mad, Please!

When I feel feverish, sneeze and have a runny nose, everyone knows I am suffering from the common cold, and am infected with a virus. If I tell them I went to see a GP and am taking meds, everyone...
“Gimme All Your Worries”

“Gimme All Your Worries”

“What if my boss doesn’t like my work?”     What if I get cancer?     What if I don’t pass the exam?     What if my friends don’t like my dress?    ...
Sights and Sounds May Disappear, but Smell Shall Linger.

Sights and Sounds May Disappear, but Smell Shall Linger.

“When I miss her, I go to her closet to sense my daughter’s fragrance.” Arfa Karim‘s Mom said on her 17th birthday.     The words from the teary eyed mother gave me...
Painfully Humane

Painfully Humane

A couple of days ago I met a neighbour outside the house, walking her two cute cocker spaniels.  We exchanged New Year Greetings and as a ritual I asked: “So how did you spend your new years...
Of Unity, Faith and Discipline

Of Unity, Faith and Discipline

One evening, the perpetual sad news on the television of sectarian killings, petty politics, poverty and floods overwhelmed me and made me feel a little nauseated.   To get fresh air, I walked...