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Tongues on Fire

*Dedicated to one Mahwish Rizwan who specially requested this topic AND helped with the creative content* Disclaimer: All characters and incidents are fictitious. Any resemblance ought to be worrisome. “Omg! Guess what?! I heard from Ayesha, who heard from Amna whose maid works for this teacher who hears all sorts of stuff in the faculty […]

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REAL MEN Give Mehr

Picture this: You are sitting on your new four poster bed, with your bride (also new), being forced to endure “Ye Zindagi hai” or some other such soap on your, yes your new 42 inch LED screen. If you are a man you can probably think up at least three better things to do with […]

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Complaint of the Qur’an

As an ornament do they adorn me, Yes, they keep me and sometimes kiss me. In their celebrations they recite me, In disputes they swear by me, On shelves do they securely keep me, Till another celebration or dispute, when they need me An amulet around the neck am I Never descending into the heart, […]

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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 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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…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 […]

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The Royal Fiasco

As I woke up today & dragged myself half asleep to our living room , I found my mother watching the royal wedding on TV. I was already looking down my nose on  this royal nonsense, partially owing to my coworkers bubbly (read:sickly) excitement about it for the last week and primarily because of the […]