The Man in the Black Boots: Remembering APS Tragedy

[The world was a witness to the massacre that took place at the army school in the city of Peshawar in Pakistan. 140 children were mercilessly killed  by militants. These young children had to face death in such a cruel manner, that we are still reeling in from shock. There were some survivors too and…

Digital Detox

I will be the first to admit (just because no one else will) that I became an addict to my phone (don’t blame me, the iPhone X is too gorgeous!). More than the phone, I’ve become an addict to the social media, namely Instagram and Facebook. I remember back in 2014, around the time when…

Un-Apologetically Being Muslim

Safia Mullick, a Muslim in LA, shows us what it means to live by example to spread peace and love in today’s troubling times

Meeting Mohsin Hamid

My first introduction to Mohsin Hamid was through his book Moth Smoke. It’s a book about a banker in the city of Lahore, who loses his job, falls in love with his friend’s wife and indulges in a life of drugs and crime. I loved reading Moth Smoke as it was a book based in…

Meeting Muniba Mazari

Muniba, bound in a wheelchair after a car accident, has defied the odds to live a bigger life! A true inspiration!

“Count Your Blessings!”

Count Your Blessings! Life lessons from my father who lost his life to cancer- fighting like a hero till his last breath!

A Congruent Leader

They say a picture speaks a thousand words, right? Well, the picture that I’ve shared here speaks a million words. This picture was taken at a time when things were very shaken up politically. The general elections had just taken place. The two main parties campaigned intensely to secure the majority of seats. The ruling…

What Cancer Taught Me

The word Cancer is one of the most dreaded word in the English vocabulary. It’s a word that people refer to as the “disease” or “the same thing that Louis Armstrong has.” It’s such a word that many find it hard to even speak it let alone even think about it. People merely don’t like…