TEDx Karachi – Rising above

"Khudi ko kar buland itna Ke har taqdeer se pehle Khuda bande se khud puche Bata teri raza kya hai" (Endow yourself with such will That at every turn of fate God himself asks of his slave What is it that pleases thee?) -Allama Iqbal As I read this, excitedly grasping the TED invite I … Continue reading TEDx Karachi – Rising above

Karachi

It was an impulse that made me enter a poetry-writing contest 'In Your Own Image' organised by the note-worthy blog http://www.cypherstpatricks.wordpress.com. It was impulse too that made me choose the topic, 'Karachi' since writing about your own city can actually be reinvigorating. I've always believed I've never had a poetic style of writing but my … Continue reading Karachi

Proud to be a Pakistani: Elections 2013

May 11th, 2013 - The Pakistani equivalent of Tahrir Square. The preceding election campaign, however chaotic, has made me realise that at any point in life, you can do something valuable for your country, that even in this world of stringent customs and norms, you can do your bit. From Saniya Naz, a 26-year-old woman … Continue reading Proud to be a Pakistani: Elections 2013