Of fashion and my confusion with it

This past week has been sort of a mixed bag for me. First of all Showcase was held in Karachi and Pak tea house collaborated to bring live tweeting from it via cover it live. It was a short event and went off well but i was unable to attend unfortunately due to the situation in…

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Karachi literature festival 2012

Three years old, the Karachi literary festival at least by its lineup seems to have come of age finally. I was there last year and although there was much local talent present the international big name flair seemed to have given the festival a miss as many invited Indian authors could not get visas on…

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Park your camera elsewhere

In Pakistan we start putting barriers between gender at an early age. Kids are told that there are certain things boys can do and certain things girls can. How can I say this? Well its because I have a daughter and a son who go to two different highly acclaimed schools in Karachi and come back to…

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Winter clothing drive by NWO

We at Sarelief have worked with Nishat wellfare group through out this year in different stages on flood relief activities.  At present our funds have run out but since Nishat is gathering money for winter clothing for  flood affected and other poor families for distribution in Uc Burhoon district Sanghar, we are doing what we…

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Killing Karachi

A few days ago, I was running for my life; something so many of us take in our stride now in the city of Karachi. The lanes behind my office at M.A. Jinnah road had exploded with violence and there was gun fire from building corners and roof tops as all of us closed down…

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A welcome move

As educated members of this society we often stress on the importance of developing the learning sector and pooh pooh our country for being “so backward” when it comes to imparting knowledge in any organized manner to the masses. Odes have been written about how much we could benefit if we were to just allocate…

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Enter the future

Things are changing very very rapidly in this world of ours. This week we all came to know that astrology is all wrong and that they  (astrologers) forgot to include some weird quadrant in subspace in their calculations and thus there is now a 13th astrological sign (ophiidunnowhathefuk) and somehow I am now a saggitarius after being…

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Pk relief mission 3 – Thatta – live

Today’s our third distribution mission has left for thatta and its surrounding areas, we have been alerted of a mass exodus of people from thatta and thus are taking 20,000 ready to eat meal packets which comprise of one sheermal, one lays 4 packets of biscuits, one milk carton, one bottle of water and one…

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Practical optimism

Recently, I had been going through the  website of Youth Parliament Of Pakistan which focuses on Youth in the country and Youth’s awareness education and training in the norms of politics and democracy in the country. Several initiatives relating to the education and training of the youth of Pakistan have been launched and are running successfully, in…

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What’s the big idea?

The last few days have been hot and dreary, spent at work, awaiting a storm that never arrived, yet added more stress to one’s daily routine. Friday (June 4) was different; Cyclone Phet did not arrive, but Cyclone TEDx (x= independently organised) did. And am I bowled over or what? On Friday, I was exposed…

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