Category Archive: Featured, Lifestyle

The Dilemma of being a Woman

The Dilemma of being a Woman

You have been running around working non-stop for months. Buying groceries off the counter at the local super savings store, avoiding as much as a square meal at your favorite restaurant? And now...
The Glut of Tattooing

The Glut of Tattooing

Tattooing has been in practice for centuries among various cultures all over the world. Its history dates back to the primitive times when man didn’t do anything but tattooed his body. Tattoo...
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...
Does She Decide how You Look?

Does She Decide how You Look?

Over the years I have noticed that the power to influence, lies in the hands of the person of the opposite sex. A question as simple as to ‘How I am looking’ is  a question usually preferred to...
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...
Love- Then and Now

Love- Then and Now

The first love letter that i wrote never reached its intended audience as it got rudely intercepted by my Ammi hazoor who just knew that i am up to something naughty. It was written on a pink page...
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...
The Big Fat Bride

The Big Fat Bride

One of the weekend nights as I decided to sing some wedding jingles; I headed off to my neighbor’s wedding. Since wedding these days are more a show of how wealthy you are or let me rephrase it,...
The Private Business of Nature’s Call

The Private Business of Nature’s Call

I avoid using public toilets and powder rooms like plague and for good reasons too.   Whenever I enter the foreign territory of someone else’s toilet my ophthalmic and olfactory nerves 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...
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...
Food Wastage in Weddings

Food Wastage in Weddings

Wedding bells! Wedding bells! One of the most memorable event in every person life usually people belonging to different backgrounds and status bring out their life savings and spend generously on...
Who is the Fairest of them All?

Who is the Fairest of them All?

Staring back at me from the mirror is a dark and skinny oval face, everything that is considered taboo in Pakistan’s bridal market. I curse my genes and hold my ancestors culpable for the atavistic...
Truth in Memoirs

Truth in Memoirs

I’m a bookish person” I used to claim, when in high school ; just to compensate for my poor performance in cricket, but, later on reading became a passion of my life. I was just crazy...
You’ll be Missed this Eid!

You’ll be Missed this Eid!

1.      Martyrs of Siachen avalanche On 7th April 2012, a massive ice avalanche struck a Pakistani military headquarters at Gayari, near the disputed Siachen glacier region. 129 soldiers and 11...
Stop those Intelligent Debates

Stop those Intelligent Debates

Every year, as the independent month of August nears, there is a jumble of all sorts of intelligent debates doing the rounds. There are people, apparently oblivious to the dangers it may pose to...
Charity with Love

Charity with Love

If love is the guiding principle behind our gift giving then it is a good guiding principle: our gifts and donations if they are guided by love will likely be thoughtful and guided by research.  ...
Transgenders Don’t Have to be Beggars

Transgenders Don’t Have to be Beggars

Strength, determination and vision are the ingredients to make the impossible , possible. That’s what Sanam Fakir, an angel for the transgenders in Sindh has proved by setting up a computer...
Depression is Over-rated

Depression is Over-rated

Depression isn’t an illness. It’s an excuse for being cynical and miserable. I just find it kind of melodramatic how passive people are when throwing around the term depression. Most people who...