Social Issues

Gift of Scars from My Teacher

She stood up, stammering. She stammered not because she had speech problems but because she lacked the grammar and vocabulary of a foreign language, English. “Shaizana, your grammar is very poor. Everyone can pass the course but you,” said the teacher feeling irritated. “Yes, you answer me,”

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Whose Time is Money? Mine or Yours?

Me: “How long will it take? I was given the appointment at 6:00 pm but it is 6:30 pm now.” I said in a concerned tone looking at my watch. Clinic Receptionist: “Ma’am, you will be called after all these people.” She rotated her finger to all

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Who is a Foodie anyway?

Food is my twin, born with me, with almost a gap of a few seconds. My toddler memories saved in my mom’s camera always show some glimpses where my mom used to force me to eat through her watching movies, storytelling or hide-seek game techniques. By the

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Working, Earning and Serving

Hadith says, “Do your jobs in the best possible ways as God keep such people as His friends.” When talk of our passions, is it about earning money or accomplish something in return? Well, you are in love of a specific job, equipped with desired education and

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Halt! Overwhelming Midlife

“I wish I was a businessman rather than a teacher. All my life, my dreams had been haunting me but I did what I had to as being the eldest son of my parents. We were middle class and I had to finance my studies right after

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Take Care

When you look into the mirror a couple of times a day, you might think rising above how you look like these days; you might be thinking, “Oh this is the person you love and glad to see him or her happy.” “Are you happy?” Ask yourself.

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Generation Gap:Technological Gadgets Are Scary

“Rami!” I shouted out frustrated. “Look, my cursor is again stuck…”  I handed over my laptop to my 12 year daughter to fix it up. “Here you go…,” she smiled kindly. “How will you drop me to the Expo Centre? It is absolutely a new area to me, I

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Silver Citizens of Pakistan

We understand things better when we come across them ourselves. Now, when my own parents come to old age and I have teenage kids, I become inquisitive and sensitive about the relevant issues and phenomenon of old age. I am lucky enough to have parents who had

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Unconventional: The New Conventional?

Many times, people are interested in adopting unconventional professions, like in Pakistan, opting for sports, event planning, writing or so as a career is nontraditional. But unfortunately, we don’t have formal education available in such kinds of nontraditional areas. So, they are forced to opt for available subjects at

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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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