Aap bakwaas band karen ge?

These were the words spoken to me by a smiling girl with glasses in a small cafe which was the first version of T2F many years ago here in Karachi, . The premise was me sitting and hammering something out on a laptop mini I had at that time and her coming over to invite…

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Karachi

Karachi is a coastal city in the southern part of Pakistan notorious for its contradictions and famed for its character. In the last decade or so the city has seen many a tumultuous time due to ethnic and other tensions but that will never mask the fact that Karachi is a microcosm of Pakistan as…

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Aman – Initiation

My interaction with the Aman foundation began a few years back when I was attending a TED X conference here in Karachi and they had one of their ambulances standing outside for people to check out. From the outside the yellow ambulance looked a bit bigger than the normal body carrier we see moving around this increasingly…

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Fashion pakistan week 5 live

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A city on edge

Year after year in Pakistan we see the security situation drop another notch, a bit more of crime becomes acceptable and we go through our paces as if nothing is wrong with us or this society. This year the notorious activities of criminals in Karachi have gone up another level, as from the start of this holy…

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Fighting hunger one person at a time

Having done relief work for over two years now one thing has become plain to me, you have to focus on one thing and do it well. When the floods hit the first time round, we were all over the place providing food rations, cooked meals, tents, water proofing roofs, medicals camps, etc etc, we literally ran our selves and our group (SA…

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To stare or not to stare

  Pakistan has a bit of a problem, ok that’s the understatement of the year. Pakistan has a huge problem and it has nothing to do with guns or terrorists or politics or anything of that nature. No this problem is limited to our social behavior or perhaps we should call it lack of it,…

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Socialmediamela2012’s photostream

Socialmediamela2012’s photostream on Flickr. The SOCMM12 social media melas photostream was snapped by Tapu javeri, Ali khursid, Fursid & me. Was proud to organize and work with this team..see the results for yourself

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Mainstream vs social media media in Pakistan

In recent times after the leak of behind the scenes footage of a special on dunya tv and the creation of a  fake list of 19 journalists who had allegedly taken some form of bribe from Malik riaz,  a vast chasm of insecurity seems to have opened up in peoples minds about social media in…

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Wake up calls

  I dont know how many write ups am I going to start with the words, its been a week from hell. Seems like lately every week is a week from hell here in Pakistan and all we can do as people who actually live here is to hold on to any sort of hope,…

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