Category Archive: Lifestyle

Making the Right Resolution

Making the Right Resolution

Last month was the time when my social media contacts were going into overdrive as they tweeted and ‘facebooked’ their resolutions for 2012.     Most are already scampering to catch up...
Winters – Bluesy, Stingy and Oh-So-Karachi

Winters – Bluesy, Stingy and Oh-So-Karachi

Early morning. The sunshine is cold but warm. The streets are slightly foggy……not heavily laden like Lahore’s…..not piercingly clear like Quetta. Just slightly foggy. KESC has forgotten to...
The Real Satisfaction..

The Real Satisfaction..

Often, my friends and I get engaged in a debate about the prevalent general unhappiness in Pakistan. Everyone around us is usually found complaining about one thing or the other; the latest being CNG...
Bitter Truth

Bitter Truth

We have a problem .Yes indeed, we do. And that is to blame others for our failings. Whether it’s routine or professional; social or political, it’s never our fault. We are unable to face the...
Teenagers of Today

Teenagers of Today

Ten years back if I had to describe a hip and cool teenager it would be someone who had a personal computer, funky wrist watches,  watches Johny Quest or Johny Bravo and listen to Backstreet Boys....
Tis The Season To Keep Warm

Tis The Season To Keep Warm

So now that the winters are finally here, we have already taken out our warm apparel, scarves, gloves, boots and are ready to take a dive into the season. Winters coupled with the New Year is an...
Prince Charming v/s Vampires

Prince Charming v/s Vampires

As the princess stands on the tallest tower of the castle, draped in a long silken gown, silently weeping over her sad and lonely life, comes a handsome knight with the shinning armor, riding...
Be Selfish – Not Selfless

Be Selfish – Not Selfless

The saying “Nice guys finish last” perhaps captures this sentiment most succinctly and accurately
Seven Reasons Why I will Marry a Chef!

Seven Reasons Why I will Marry a Chef!

While the doctors, engineers and bankers are clearly out of the ‘market’, who’s hot on the list are chefs! With the inversion of ideals, now the way to a woman’s heart is through stomach. A...
Right to Life with Dignity

Right to Life with Dignity

When you rip people of their self-respect you take away their most basic and vital human right.
How does Facebook Prevent Suicide?

How does Facebook Prevent Suicide?

If I supposedly post a suicidal note on FB, I would expect my friends to RUSH to me… rather than being so unconcerned to...
World Aids Day

World Aids Day

“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance”- Elizabeth Taylor.     AIDS is an absolutely devastating and tragic plague that is taking its toll...
A Message to Social Media Activists on World Tolerance Day

A Message to Social Media Activists on World Tolerance Day

As the media’s romance with Imran Khan is starting to subside (at least relatively) one must take a step back and analyse if we are any better now than we were before.   Pakistani politicians...
Say Yes to Genetically Modified Beings

Say Yes to Genetically Modified Beings

Almost ten millennia ago man started engineering the genes of whatever it thought was useful for survival. Wild cereal grasses, fruit-bearing plants, animals were tamed to become an incessant source...
Find a Job Through Networking

Find a Job Through Networking

In professional networking as most of us know, first impressions count the most. Make sure your attire, attitude and overall appearance are at the best before you introduce yourself to someone...
Women, thy Name is Vanity

Women, thy Name is Vanity

If Shakespeare lived in today’s world, he would surely have reworded the oft- quoted line as ‘Vanity, thy name is women’. And I am sure he would be more tired than I am today, of hearing the...