Random Things you hear as a girl/woman in Pakistan.

Randomness is part and parcel of life of a brown girl. Here are some of the things that particularly Pakistani girls hear sometimes from friends, sometimes from family and sometimes from complete strangers. “Sit properly.” “Don’t smile so much absentmindedly, it gives a bad impression” “Smile more, it gives a good impression about you !!” […]

My Views After Reading The Bell Jar.

The Bell Jar is a book written by Slyvia Plath. That’s the only novel written by the late author. It is semi autobiographical. The way she narrated her story is just amazing. The more I read it, the more I realized that there are many similarities between the 1960s America and modern day Pakistan in […]

Following The Crowd.

Sometimes I wish, I was also like everyone else around me.Wish I was also like one of those people who just follow the crowd and play safe all their life. I tried so much to be part of such group of people. I tried to ‘fit in’ but always felt like a phoney and then […]

MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT SO SECRETLY DISGUSTING.

I hate it when people normalize horrible things. I can’t understand why they do that.The vile things I hear from the mouth of so-called educated people disgust me to my core.People talk shit about women who had been divorced. People talk shit behind their backs and act like they support the women’s decision of getting […]

YOU VS SOCIETY- The never ending battle.  

You: I don’t want to do the same stuff everyone else is doing. I want to become a storyteller, a writer and a traveller. Society: that’s not a proper profession! Are you insane? How will you be able to earn a decent amount of money? You: But, I don’t want to be an engineer or […]