A child starts from cradle of a mother and ends at the cradle of a grave. Between these two destinations lies a whole lot of stops, turns and bumps. The first few years are carefree full of oblivion of what lies ahead. When the child reaches teenage coordinates, things start to become a little complicated.… Read More Tick Tock Tick Tock
I woke up on the morning of my twenty-third birthday to a dead-end job, a failing relationship, an empty wallet and a complete lack of direction. And I’m sure I’m not alone in that fate. The years following college aren’t kind to us. We are thrust into the real world with a large amount of… Read More Every 23- year-old needs to hear this right now
The clouds in the sky are angry at the light, light chimes in, “You think this is your territory? It belongs to everyone of us!” “No I don’t think so but I just want some privacy when I have to pee,” said the daddy cloud irritably. “There’s no privacy when everyone is living together, just… Read More Clouds want some privacy
I am just going to plainly jot down my thoughts because honestly right now I cannot convert my bubbling thoughts into a poem, prose, rant or anything else. So I am just going to go “free style.” Too much information to consume and hence too many negative comments, positive too, something visible, sometimes hidden. No… Read More I know more than you, you git!
It is a routine Monday morning, I leave my house at 7:50 a.m. for work and reach the office by 8:00 a.m. Every one is busy with their morning coffee and emails. I began checking my emails too. After a while, I browse through headlines of a newspaper. The day is going by slowly, just… Read More The horrible fire incidence
I lick at the paper notes on my desk and the cap of the pen I put in my ear On the white board’s duster I scratched my claws, and the thumb pins I pierced into my forehead. With the scissors I cut my eyebrow, the tissue box I balanced on my head The… Read More Holy sin!
Please don’t judge me for the title, I have never played the game candy crush and never liked it either. You will probably understand the reason I chose this title after you read the limerick. Hope you enjoy it! Among all sea animals stuffed in the aquarium souvenir shop on the corner a rack… Read More Candy crush
So this is my first post for this challenge. Odd ball challenge is about capturing pictures that don’t mean anything, these are the odd/eccentric pictures that don’t fit into any common category. You can also participate in this challenge here. This is actually jelly fish in an aquarium but on first look it’s pretty hard… Read More Cee’s odd ball challenge
I recently read a post shared by one of my friends, it’s from a Facebook page called “Writing About Writing” (Gary Provost) The post totally blew up my mind. I think I have never read something as stimulating and creative as this. Be prepared to be shocked.
“Hey babe, I am going out with a friend for an hour, I am gonna leave the keys at home, you lock the door,” said the husband to his wife. “Umm…no just take the key with you, I might get busy upstairs,” said wife. This one change of decision was going to change the course… Read More Take the keys
Taking my first step towards sharing my world, from Cee Nuener’s blog. When do you feel most connected with others? When someone can talk beyond the defined cultural and religious norms and challenge them. What daily habit would you like to introduce to your life? Me to me: One writing post every day. Okay? Okay?… Read More Share Your World–Week 20
I walked in the afternoon sun today, my chestnut hat rested partially on my head, sunglasses covered my small eyes, the shade was far but not too far. To me a meter of sun equals 4 meters. Multiply every sunny area by 4 and that’s how it is for me. Sun messes with my brain,… Read More Me and the Pac-man monster
“Nooooo!” The word echoed through the walls of the dimly lit room, a figure on the bed crunched into a position of prostration rocked to and fro. Her hands clutched tight into her soft skin leaving red marks around. There is no greater loss in the world than wasting your time in your youth. She… Read More Copper roads, lost opportunities and regrets
Those were trees with visible gray branches, entwined vines The Lianas Tarzan climbed, in spines The ape who was wearing a cape got lost in forest pines This Limerick is in response to Limerick Weekly Challenge prompt Lost.
In this competitive world, often times the following kinds of thoughts cross our minds: I feel like I am wasting my time. I am so unproductive right now. I watch dramas all day or am on Facebook and do nothing constructive. And we know the solution too i.e. GET YOUR ASS UP AND START DOING… Read More Relief of constipated procrastination: TOTKA
Recently, a workshop titled “First 1000 days” was held in Lahore. Key opinion leaders discussed the importance of first 1000 years in lives of both the mother and the child. Topics like malnutrition and obesity were also discussed. The hashtag #First 1000 days also trended on Twitter for most part of the day. Although I… Read More Gulabjamuns and Rasgullas: A peek into the obesity factor in Pakistan
Amira was lost in those nightmares from the past when suddenly there was a knock at the door. A tall figure with the most handsome features of male gender was looking at Amira inquiringly. “Hi. Can you please tell me where can I find Mr. Kamal?” Flushed, Amira replied quickly, “The next office on the… Read More The Socially Awkward (Part 4)
“Can I borrow your copy for a bit?” It was Samreen from her department, responsible for the proof reading part. “Can you please photocopy it and return? This is the only copy I have right now,” Amira was cautious. At this instant she was regretting not photocopying the document. “I just need to take a… Read More The Socially Awkward (Part 3)
Next week Amira Sarwar was to be part of the Brimont’s Think Tank team. Although she wasn’t very confident about her selection after the interview, when it did happen she didn’t find herself to be very surprised after all. Her first week at the office was quite a busy one, the next would be more as an… Read More The Socially Awkward (Part 2)
Sitting in an office located in posh area of Islamabad, she was giving her first interview. The man sitting in front was in his mid-forties. He was wearing a white shirt bearing blue stripes, a grey dress pant and black Oxfords. He wore round glasses and had tinge of greys in his minimal hair on… Read More The socially awkward (Part 1)
25 is an age where a person goes through changes that fall more into the emotional and psychological sphere. At this age, a person has not fully explored oneself nor the world. There are questions that bother, people that disappoint and desires that are difficult to control. I call it the age of exploration. Here… Read More 16 Things you have learnt at 25
The worst place you can put another is in blaming him for an crime he did not commit, abuse him for things he never did, hold him accountable for sins committed by others. Maybe this situation is relatable to you, maybe not. Apparently, injustice should be decreasing with every passing century, as the world progresses everyday, new… Read More I am scared of the world
I was recently watching Nida Yasir’s morning show on ARY where two young girls were invited, who became popular over Facebook for singing one of Justin Bieber’s songs, unparalleled. They are also known by the name “Justin Beebees.” Muqaddas and Sania, who do not belong to the upper class of Pakistan and are also not… Read More Inferior Mentality
The recent viral video by clothing brand FCKH8 demonstrates “feminism” through a display of little girls dressed as princesses. These little princesses are neither hopeless nor distressed and are definitely not waiting for their prince charming to rescue them. Plainly there is no need too because its 21st century and everyone has access to wi-fi.… Read More What I think about FCKH8 potty-mouth video
Gone are the days when one would refer to technology as a “tool” of communication. Technology today is an amalgam of different genres of a human being himself. It is more like a person’s replica. You can know anyone to a certain extent by going through their social media profile. The lives of your friends… Read More Are you a Skype-person or a Facebook-person?
The mainstream news media as we see today has predominantly become a striking picture of the famous story “The boy who cried wolf”. In the story, a shepherd boy calls on villagers for help by shouting “Wolf, wolf” and once the villagers rush down for his help, he laughs and mocks at them. However when… Read More The boy who cried wolf
By Saira Tabassum I fail to understand the concept of “Inqilabi Long Marches” which certain party leaders carry out along with their followers to demand justice which was not or cannot be obtained through negotiations or any other means. The ruling party of a country stands out as the party selected by majority of the… Read More Long Trouble or Long March
Note: This is an original personal opinion & analysis and is not copied from anyone else’s. If it coincides with any of the pre-existing analysis, then the writer is not responsible. Some opinions given at the BBC preview are “quoted” in the article to support the stance. Clue 1: Moriarty is out of prison… Read More How Sherlock Holmes Faked His Death
I have done a similar post related to the topic at hand today. Previously I wrote about the “Lonliness Syndrome”—the fear of being alone due to societal pressures. In this post I am going to mention the extent to which people can go once they have this fear. “Man I cannot go to that party/trip… Read More BUT MY FRIENDS AREN’T GOING TO BE THERE
I woke up in the morning and browsed Dawn News as per my routine ritual. I follow Dawn because I find it way better than others when it comes to responsible reporting. The news of Baluchistan Earthquake and scroll….Wait…What? “NUST fines girls for wearing jeans, tight.” It has made to the News? Having clicked on… Read More NUST policies and the reporter at DAWN
Lately I have been noticing quite weird body languages that compelled me to write this post. I have been seeing people making efforts to somehow be part of the group where, though they don’t belong but would rather stay, than be alone. Walking alone, feeling awkward? I asked this question from some of the people… Read More Walking alone, Feeling awkward?
Thrusting a dou-number (copied/low valued) candy in customers hand in response to a five rupee coin has become a norm today among shopkeepers. “Baji we have shortage of five rupee coin” you would hear most of them say. Then there are some who wouldn’t even bother returning your one, two or five rupee change. This… Read More The five rupee dilemma