The Day I Got Stepped On By a Horse

I have beautiful feet! I honestly do! At least I used to have them, until they got stepped on. My story begins when one fine day, our university decided to take us to the sea. The day was particularly exciting for me as it was the first time I was going to see the sea […]

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Hope Lingers…

Everyday when I walk out on the big roads, I look around and see what Eighteen Crore other people in Pakistan see. The badly damaged roads, the non-existing drainage system, the poor beggars, the garbage on the side walks, the naked children, people with upturned noses and those with outstretched hands. I hear the noise […]

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The Human Psyche

Man`s Flight

Man has always yearned to fly, to soar above the clouds, to glide in the skies, to feel the wind on his cheeks, merely to defy gravity. He made ships, he made planes, and he went into space. Yet he could not be like the smallest of birds, he could not fly, not literally. But […]

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The Nation That Cried Wolf- 101 Lies We tell Everyday

To the Shopkeeper – I have no change To the Teacher – The computer ate my assignment To the Friend who keeps calling – Tinkoo tell him I am in the washroom To the guest who comes at odd times – Pinkoo tell him I am not home To the Servant/Masi – No my saas […]

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It’s That Time of The Year Again!

That time when I start seeing red, literally and figuratively. That time when “love is in the air”, again literally and well figure-ivly (If u know what I mean, think curves;) ). There was a time when Valentine`s Day was relatively  unknown in the Land of the Pure, when us kids used to look forward […]

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If Prophet Mohammad(S) Visited You

“I wonder…………………… If Prophet Muhammad visited you Just for a day or two, If he came unexpectedly, I wonder what you would do? Oh I know you would give your nicest room, To such an honored guest, And you would serve him your very best. You would be the very best, Cause you’re glad to […]

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The “I RoxXxX Atittude”- Arrogance and Its Many Off-Shoots

                                                    For this article I thought I would talk small and quote big. Throughout my life I was a care-free work-little-have-fun-all-year-round kinda student who somehow managed to score 80-90% regardless of […]

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Abottabad

“As I lie on my bed, staring up at the ceiling fan, making apologetic sounds in the absence of electricity, I think about what probably every Pakistani is thinking about these days, Osama Bin Laden. I wonder at times what could have induced this diabolical man to leave the luxurious lifestyle of the typical Arab, […]

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…And They Call Us Barbaric!

According to Amnesty International: rape is greatly under reported because of the stigma attached to it, and even more rarely punished. Even so, their stats say: One in five women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime (WHO 1997). In the USA a woman is raped every 90 seconds (US […]