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Of Nana and Generosity: Its the Little Stuff that Matters

I looked up to my Nana a lot. I mean he was 6 ft tall when I was tiny (bad joke I know:D). My earliest memory of him,is me pulling at his Qamez bugging him to take me to “Khurshid Sahab ki Dukaan” and buy me that “magic” pencil (remember those?).And as tall as he […]

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I Oggle With My Little Eye

*Special thanks to Noor Saeed and Shiza Rizwan for their help with post name* Pakistani men are, by and large, oafs! Okay fine there`s … well you get the point. You don`t? When was the last time you visited a Pakistani Bazar? And I mean Bazar not some high-end mall or super-store where you look […]

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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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You`re Beautiful, Its True…

S *Warning: Keep away from reach of narcissists. How many times do we look in the mirror and sigh/whine/dream for flawless skin, perfect hair, and hour-glass figures? All that stares back at us (or so we think) is fat that we like to call love-handles, pimples we try to convince ourselves are normal signs of […]

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Loving Nana

“*Dedicated to everyone out there who has had a loved one pass away Its been more than a year since you passed away, but I still miss you. I miss the way you always towered above me. I miss seeing the way your hand trembled when you wrote something in that unique style of yours. […]

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Debunking Music Myths Part I-The Philosophers Talk Music

Even thousands of years ago, philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates understood the tremendous influence music has on its listeners. Aristotle and How Music Effects Emotions: “Music directly imitates the passions or states of the soul…when one listens to music that imitates a certain passion, he becomes imbued withthe same passion; and if over a […]

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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, […]

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 […]