Today I am truly shameful for calling myself a Pakistani. 17 years ago, a friend confided in me that she was an Ahmedi. “Please don’t tell anyone, my mother forbade me to tell this to anyone” At 13 she trusted me with her secret. At 13, I didn’t know why she felt she needed to… Read More Deeply shameful Naya Pakistan
I read Me Before You a while back and I had trouble understanding Will’s predicament. He wanted to die. He was wheelchair bound, unable to move any part of his body but could only hear, see and speak. He wanted to kill himself to rid himself and his family the ‘misery’ he was trapped in.… Read More How do you stop them from wanting to die?
I am anti social media. and that’s rich coming from me considering I use wordpress to vent my woes. I was never like this though. The reason I came to hate social media was how people realized that to earn their ten seconds of fame they had to stay on top of the game even… Read More The Farting Pakistani and Other WhatsApp Nonsense
I never thought I would be writing this. Never ever. People die everyday. Some memorable, some not so much. How do you mourn for someone who lay somewhere in between? THAT seems to be the debate on social media since last night ever since the unfortunate news broke about the horrific crash of Flight 661… Read More Let’s mourn today. Tomorrow, you can continue hating.
I have had ample time on my hands to watch TV the past couple of months but it was not nearly enough to convince me to write a blogpost about it. Just a week ago the streaming site I use started promoting The Night Of and hungry for more TV series as I am, I dived… Read More The Night Of: Reluctant Fundamentalist Goes to Prison
If there’s one desi phrase that ticks all the wrong notes with me is when someone tries to bless me with their prayer for me having my “kismet opened”. It’s a euphemism for getting married or rather finding a guy to get married to. Why would you say this prayer annoys me? Well for one, the… Read More Kismet Kholo
This is a work of fiction. Having said that, it is not intended as “humor”. There is nothing humorous about 149 people being killed. The only reason to publish the blog post is to reflect on the hypocrisy and duplicity of media outlets and the people in general. The recent bewildering plane crash of the… Read More The Alternate Universe: Top 25 Newspaper Headlines If Andreas Lubitz was Ali Lubitz Khan