Be a rebel.

I am weird because I talk to stray, harmless animals I am weird because I sing along or sometimes lip syncs to songs I am weird because I don’t understand the subtleties of  insult I am weird because I sometimes eat fries after dipping them in ice cream I am weird because I do voices […]

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 […]

Every Color Is Lovely.

A few days ago, I went to a beauty parlour to get mehndi or henna tattoos on my hands.On chand raat(night before the Eid festival) in Pakistan many girls go out to get henna tattoos (which aren’t permanent btw). So, as expected the parlour was full of ladies waiting for their turn to get mehndi. […]

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 !!” […]

Explaining My Anxiety To Other People.

I have anxiety issues and I absolutely hate to explain it to other people face to face because most people don’t understand what am I going through. People tell me all the time to stop worrying so much. They fail to understand that it’s not a switch that I can turn on or off whenever […]

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 […]