I was part of a very interesting conversation today, a conversation which is keeping me awake tonight, only because it addressed something most of everyone I’ve ever known back home always chooses to keep hidden: actual honesty in the face of actual problems, with no … Continue reading How society fails us
At this current moment, Pakistanis back home are rising from their beds to vote for the next leader of our country in today's elections. In all honesty, I've never been too involved or given much thought to my country - or any country's - political … Continue reading A new hope?
I had a very interesting conversation with my mother yesterday, while I'm in Brunei visiting family. The conversation, as it is to be suspected, was on the topic of marriage and how, as an almost-25-year-old, I'm reaching the 'old age' of girls, concerning marriage and … Continue reading What is the purpose of an education for your daughters?
As I sit in my Grab, looking out the window into the 5pm Friday rush hour, exhaustion overcomes me. A half day of work in the morning and the other half at a job interview, halfway across town. It’s frustrating, the hunt for a job, … Continue reading Ode to my parents
I like the thought of being omniscient. Well, obviously, not knowing everything. Just things which are about me, and directly affect me. I'm generally a quiet person - with the exception of those I'm close to. I don't enjoy being the center of attention: I'm more of … Continue reading An abstract: The Omniscient
This isn't an Islamophobic post in any such way. It's personal; one woman's opinion. I may not be the most religious person out there at this moment in time, but I am Muslim, and, of course, being Pakistani also brings about the conundrum of marriage. … Continue reading My beef with Muslim boys
The stories concerning accusations of sexual harassment by Ali Zafar have been so disheartening to hear about, this weekend. As a pre-teen, I guess I would've called Ali Zafar my first crush; I was close to infatuated with him and his songs. I can recall … Continue reading It was always ‘Sajania’ over ‘Doori’ for me