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What Class you Belong?

What Class you Belong?

Precisely, that concerns me even if I don’t ask you. I’m very interested in knowing which social strata you come from so I could decide and assign you the right place in my rack of...
Workplace Bakra

Workplace Bakra

He’s patted on the back, fed wholesome, decked with stuff, strolled around and then… Sacrificed. Can you identify someone here? Perhaps yourself. Where I feel sorry about this, there’s no...
Education is Not For Elites Alone

Education is Not For Elites Alone

“Each day around a quarter of the country’s teachers do not turn up to school” – Sir Michael Barber, Co-chair, Pakistan Education Task Force   Peela Schools and our education systems...
Is Malala a Conspiracy?

Is Malala a Conspiracy?

With the recent buzz made by certain newspapers and social media platforms, the questions that has popped up with a bang is, what is the story behind Gul Makai’s Swat Diary on BBC blogs?   The...
How to Deal with a Bully Boss?

How to Deal with a Bully Boss?

Bad situation. A bully boss is one who with the arch and stretch of his brows makes you swing on circus ring hanging right above the pit of fire. Interesting? Misery would define it better.  ...
Let’s Not Romanticize Marriage

Let’s Not Romanticize Marriage

‘And they lived happily ever after….’ It sounds good, ain’t it? Rather it sounds a bit too good to be true. At least for once it takes you away from the pallid reality out there or may be...
Are You Always in Need of a Shoulder?

Are You Always in Need of a Shoulder?

Well if you do, you’re in serious need for a change in plans. Emotional dependence can be more crippling than depending on a two-wheeler to carry your load around. It leaves you always looking for...
Bloody Friday

Bloody Friday

Do you not have the love for  prophet (PBUH) in your heart? Isn’t it another lash on our identity as  Muslims? How long do we tolerate it? Block youtube, call for a strike, ban KFC or better burn...
Who Should We Blame?

Who Should We Blame?

While in the wake of the controversial US video clandestinely uploaded, numerous protests and a backwash of anti-Youtube and US rhetoric can be well witnessed around us; there might surely be facts...
Spa Craze

Spa Craze

It seems womankind has been struck with the  current spa craze. So many spa centers on the Karachi snob list with their flag-high rates make me only wonder if we have become too self-indulgent or...
Isn’t Being Bad Good?

Isn’t Being Bad Good?

The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.   Why one has to struggle to come up to the ideals of goodness every single day? If being good...
Singing to Educate

Singing to Educate

One of the most emotive images are of young, fragile shoulders carrying twice the load as their own weight, angelic faces marked with the miseries of the material world. Thinking it could be the...
Kacheray Wala Kids

Kacheray Wala Kids

Hussain and Mustufa, 4 and 6 years are brothers who collect garbage from our Muhallah. They go street to street and about 20-30 homes each day, for Rs. 400 per month. While most of the kids of their...
Story of a Pioneer

Story of a Pioneer

Mrs. Maryam Farooqi stands out in the league of those women who stood in the front ranks to make Pakistan a nation from just a name. Initiating her endeavor of educating people with no resources to...
Living Without God

Living Without God

My parents took separation owing to a host of inevitable factors, when I had learnt to utter a few syllables only. One of these factors was the sheer difference in their moral and social schools of...
Veena- Hosting Ramadan Transmission?

Veena- Hosting Ramadan Transmission?

  Dispelled it as a joke, blinked out every sms, laughed at my sisters’ insanity, until finally today, I saw Veena’s Ramadan promo on a local channel myself.   Main hoon Veena Malik....
Why is Cheating Justified?

Why is Cheating Justified?

Although they may love each other, they may not “hate” each other enough- say thanks to the E-baggage that haunts you.   1) Haunt me and I’ll exorcise you:   Follow me like a ghost,...
Does Drugging Feel Great?

Does Drugging Feel Great?

A line of ragged men curled up on the footpath piercing needle in their skins with trembling and feeble hands, their semblance seems perfectly blended in their muddy and filthy surrounds, is one of...
Say Welcome to the New PM

Say Welcome to the New PM

Congratulations countrymen! Pakistan’s got 25th Prime minister yesterday only, the last one being removed owing to committing the contempt of court in the NRO case. Celebrations!!! This time our...
PAK-US Ties- a Controversial Identity

PAK-US Ties- a Controversial Identity

The Pak-US relations have always been a controversial identity. Given the recent scenario and the picture below what’s your take on it?
Videoreview: facebook stalkers, rishta hunters…

Videoreview: facebook stalkers, rishta hunters…

An average of 164,121 views and enormous shares propping up on the wall of hundreds of facebookers easily qualify this video to be placed ‘there’.   This review must begin with some serious...
PhotoBlog: Dr. Rehman Malik’s ‘Suspended Ministry’

PhotoBlog: Dr. Rehman Malik’s ‘Suspended Ministry’

Where Dr. Rehman Malik was disqualified from the ministry on the basis of holding dual nationality-British and Pakistani, he was reappointed by the President as the advisor to PM the very next day....