The Parlour Talk.

In Pakistani parlours, the ladies not just come for grooming but to hear the latest gossip about someone else and to discuss household matters with the parlour lady and the other customers. Complete strangers end up telling you about the fight they had with their husbands/sons/daughters/mother in laws/ sister in laws etc. You get a […]

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 […]

The Price Of Being A Woman.

It’s common for girls in their twenties in Pakistan to hear that we should get married now because we won’t get any good ‘rishtas’ I.e proposals after few years and will then probably end up as old spinsters the moment we will cross the dreaded 30. The pressure society puts on girls to get married […]

An open letter to Pakistani Society.

Dear Society, I want to be a free woman. Free from your judgements and hurtful gossips. Free from the expectations of how a good girl should behave in a society. (Basically, she shouldn’t have an opinion and she should just focus on making good food and maintaining a household because that’s what is eventually the […]

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 […]