To the women who have always inspired me, to the women because of whom I dare be a dreamer, to every female and male who has been kind, just, and resilient: Happy International Women's Day! Here's a small collage that I put together featuring: Emma Watson, Muniba Mazari, Ellen Degenres, Cynthie Ritchie, Sabeen Mahmud, and … Continue reading Tribute to my top 6
( Continued from Part 1) August 2011 Abbottabad, Pakistan "Ah exactly what I was looking for," Carlo beamed, as he spooned white rice onto his plate. He then picked a round chapati*, burning hot from the girdle. "Have some chicken gravy or spinach," insisted my mother. "Oh but this is all I need. Chappati … Continue reading A Christian, a Muslim, and an Atheist went out for dinner | Part 2
Hello, beloved readers! I am very thrilled about sharing a series of stories and 'travel-ventures' with you in the coming few weeks. The stories will all be themed "A Christian, a Muslim, and an Atheist went out for dinner". In a world that is heartbreakingly divisive, one often feels out of control. When hatred raises its ugly … Continue reading A Christian, a Muslim, and an Atheist went out for dinner| Part 1
We are not raised to become 'lasses fit for proposal,' because we are raised to value ourselves, to be enrolled in school and become learned and educated. We are always reminded that it's okay to fly."
For a second it seemed as though a surge of emotions whirled through them. They froze, their smiles shrank, and their eyes gaped. "Pakistan?" they repeated. "Yes, Pakistan."
I do always wonder how joy and contentment could stem from such little things. At an altitude of 2500 feet, Hunza Valley slumbers in surreal peace. It nestles between peaks of all shades and colours.The tranquility and joy of the valley with its settlers is almost ethereal, alien to the land beyond the mountains. … Continue reading The infinite joys of Fazl’s Shop