Monthly archive for October 2012

When I grow up, I will be

When I look at my 12 years old daughter, she mirrors me when I was of her age. Every year, there is a new resolution for ‘What I want to be when I grow up’; fashion designing, graphic designing, creative writing and finally photography. In our times, we had

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First Swim

Sometimes, we have to handle ourselves as we take care of our kids…Otherwise, we can’t get out of our demons and ifs and buts…Do we listen to our child who cries for not attending his first preschool? No, we just dress him, console him a bit, but

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Companionship

I call you again doubting your response And email and sms you, risking my pride Because I feel the chemistry, though not you Certainly with your eagle-like eyes, you can foresee More than I can Every time I say, “No, no more calling…” And, I tell my

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Why Gender Gap?

I am recently introduced by the term, Gender Gap, through The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 conducted by WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM, which means the gap between the two genders in terms of rights and opportunities of life. Unfortunately, in this sense Pakistan comes at 134th number out

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Amanda Todd: A Cyber Victim

The heart wrenching episode of 15 year old Canadian, Amanda Todd, is absolutely eye-opening. Unfortunately, Amanda had to suicide after becoming a victim of cyber bullying, where a criminal bullied and harassed her sexually. She got all the family support, counselling and medication to fight it all,

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My Mom and I Mom

“Our mothers emphasized on training and we prioritized education of our kids. This is the main difference I feel when I looked at my teenage children”, said a dear friend of mine and the mom of my son’s friend. “Absolutely right,” My mind and heart both got

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Yoga Family of Faiz Ghar at Mona Remount Depot

The well maintain green lawn, just next to polo ground, surrounded by army buildings in typical red and white color, the adjacent Hothan Hall, beds of red roses, and pink and yellow flowers, the gentle sun and the lively company of ex-army families was a memorable setting to experience

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Shelter

As usual, I left my preschool building at 12:30 and approached to the school parking area to enter a different planet, my car. I closed the car door behind me, and opened my book. “Ji bibi, aap key liay bhutta laoon?” (Ma’am, would you like me to

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Voice Gender

I looked at my watch and took long steps to be on time for my meeting with the librarian. “I have to take lunch and offer my prayer before my class…” I calculated my time for both things and pushed the glass door of the library. His

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Euphemism: Smart Talk

Language is about playing with words where we have to deal with layers of meanings. Many times we say something but don’t mean it and at times we communicate a lot by blurting minimum words, diplomatic phrases or even silence. Brutal facts, and, awkwardness of situations and

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