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My Down Syndrome Daughter: How I Found Strength Through Faith & Science

Rafia Shujaat

No matter the strength of your heart and the valour of your endurance, when the mightiness of the human heart comes across the first cry of their newborn, one’s heart melts with joy and and an overwhelming elation. While I had already experienced two such moments with my older ...

Blasphemy Law - An Excuse for Our Paranoid Insecurity & Hatred for Minorities

Fatima Altaf

On 13th April, an unspeakable crime was committed in a prominent educational institute of the country. 23 old Mashal Khan, a journalism student at Abdul Wali Khan University of Mardan, was brutally murdered by a mob of homo sapiens, or what looked like humans, but may have ...

Finishing tasks early in the morning to feel good!

Preeti

Imagine that... If there was a situation where you had to eat a frog every single day. That at what time of the day would you eat that frog? I think the best time to eat this frog will be early in the morning right after you wake up. ...

Let's Promise to Help Those Who are Fighting Depression!

Aleena

World Health Day is celebrated on 7th of April, each year. This day is commemorated for the foundation of World Health Organization (WHO). Inaugurated on 7th April 1948 with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland; the main objective of organization is the health concern of millions of people across the globe. Years ...

Our hypocrisies: Everything is the West's or India's fault

Arshiya Tahir

After coming back from UK, I have started Observing many cultural and behavioural Hypocrisies deeply embedded in our mindset and most of them are based on our alluded societal standards or restricted knowledge of our Deen (religion) Islam.As I started to get myself acquainted with the Teachings of Quran and ...

Bungalow Private Schools: Money-Making Businesses, Not Educational Institutions

M Aadil Hashmi

Education in Pakistan has surely come a long way. From having a single university at the time of independence to having more than 150 recognized Universities/Degree Awarding Institutes is no doubt a step forward. The Constitution of Pakistan obligates to provide free quality education to children ages 5 to ...

Switch off the Unnecessary Lights!

Aleena

Switch off the unnecessary lights! Why? It’s Earth Hour.Earth Hour is celebrated across the globe to show love for our dear planet. In 2017, Earth Hour is being experienced on 25th March. People are requested to turn off the lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.Let’s have a look on the history ...

Seven Lessons Learned After Six Months of Blogging

Kibriya Asad

"A blog is merely a tool that lets you do anything from change the world to share your shopping list" - UnknownBlogging is a unique platform to share your thoughts, feelings, opinions or experiences. It's an online journal or diary with a minimal following. It is becoming increasingly popular because ...

How to Deal with So Much Negativity Around

Fatima Altaf

Catharsis Vs Patience Be silent. Only the Hand of God can remove the burdens of your heart. - Rumi Rumi’s words of wisdom, were, alas, not meant for this age. For this is an era of frankness and honesty, of being open and candid about your feelings and emotions, ...

Staying Up Late at Nights in Karachi

Aleena

“It is out of His Mercy that He has put for you night and day, that you may rest therein (i.e. during the night) and that you may seek of His Bounty (i.e. during the day), and in order that you may be grateful.” (28:73)This is another issue of our ...

The Social Pressure of 'What Will People Say' on Women

Aleena

What is a society?A large group of individuals, who live mutually in a systematic way, agree on how to carry out tasks, share work with each other and determine their duties and responsibilities.Humans are social animals. They cannot live without one another. They need companionship, friendship, a gathering, and circle. ...

The 'Selfie Disorder' and Social Media

Fatima Altaf

A couple of years back, a news story began circulating on electronic and social media claiming that the American Psychiatric Association had classified excessive selfie taking as a psychological disorder, calling it 'Selfitis.' The widely shared story later turned out to be a hoax, with the APA denying the ...

Karachi - Dirtiest 'City Of Lights'

Aleena

The City Of Lights, Mini-Pakistan, Resting place of Quaid-e-Azam. . . Yeah, right! It’s Karachi. Does the city need any introduction?Karachi is the largest and densely populated city of Pakistan, second most populous as well as 7th largest city in world. Being located on the shores of Arabian Sea, ...

Embrace Culture, Diversity and Break Norms!

Subat Fatima

So the Fashion Pakistan Week came to an end and we witnessed yet again a great number of emerging talent. It is to say that I have always been interested in my Eastern culture and followed every happening event in town despite living abroad. Although recent trends in the ...

Home-Made Cooking vs Ordering Junk Fast Food

Aleena

“Mom what’s for dinner?” She asked. “Come dear, I’ve made mixed vegetables today!” Mom replied. “Mom you’ve made vegetables again?” She asked in disbelief. “Yes dear! Come join us on the table.” Mom said sweetly as usual. “No. Can you please order a deal for me? I cannot eat vegetables ...