Posts by: Fakiha Hassan Rizvi

Unprivileged Youth

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi I look at the neat uniforms All the treats and school drills I wish, I knew what was beyond ABC… Hoping that coins aren’t all I need to see It’s not my indifference to knowledge The society is not ready to give a baggage I need…

In: Poetry

A Safer World After Him

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi It wasn’t a usual day, since she stepped out of her home. In one hand she clenched her sandwich as mayonnaise hastily poured out of it. Alizah was struggling to pile her books neatly with her arm serving as a pliant shelf. Her notebook was nestled…

In: Stories

Sevdalinka – Love, Passion and Sadness

By Elma Begic Bosnia and Herzgovina I’ll tell you a story about Sevdalinka. Imagine a woman, with her eyes closed and singing. Imagine sorrow and sadness in her voice, and a beautiful love song being sung by her. Can you? Every time someone sings Sevdah, you have a strange need…

In: Global e-Village Opinions Poetry

How I Learned to Say ‘No’

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi  This post might be surprising for most of you, but I’ll be sharing some tips that are essential to learn for mastering the most valuable ability in this world the ability to say ‘NO’. Yes! Saying No, not to ‘drugs’ or to ‘alcohol’, but to ‘people’….

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Mirni Sumiyati from Jakarta, Indonesia

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi Shaving with the chisel of peace and tranquility, Jakarta is an exotic and irresistible cauldron of culture. Hosting a sample of all the diversities found in Indonesia, it is often referred to as the ‘Big Durian’. It has grown more rapidly than the capital cities of…

In: Global e-Village

Revolution 2.0 or Cyber Movements?

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi Thanks to Tim O’Reilly for influencing our lives with the dynamic, interactive and connected version of website (Web 2.0). The one you are reading now (www.thevoiceofyouth.com), Google (our ultimate source of searching out almost anything even if we know about it already) and life is incomplete…

In: Global e-Village

A Letter from Bosnia

By Elma Begic Professor of Bosnian Language and Literature Bosnia and Herzegovina Born in 1989, Elma Begić grew up in Cazin, a small city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She studied at Pedagogical University „Bihać“ and now has a degree of Professor of Bosnian Language and Literature. When she was a…

In: Conflict Zones Opinions

Afghanistan through Abdulrab’s Camera

Abdulrab Habibyar Advisory Board Member/Photographer Youth in Action Association – East Region Afghanistan Born in Peshawar in 1987, Abdulrab Habibyar grew up in ‘Jalalabad’ (a city of Afghanistan) and graduated from Cheknori Higher Secondary School in Jalalabad. He then joined Preston University Peshawar in 2004 in order to pursue a…

In: Conflict Zones

International Study Visit to Pakistan 2012

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi  Institute of Communication Studies University of the Punjab, Lahore Image source: Image by the author (courtesy Elma Begic from Bosnia)  I had the honour of being a part of a multicultural exchange program titled as the International Study Visit (ISV) to Pakistan 2012. It was my…

In: Opinions Specials

Human Construction in the Materialistic World

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi  Institute of Communication Studies University of the Punjab, Lahore Image source: redjenney.blogspot.com  Two sockets to accommodate a pair of eyes Due to them this complex device cries But today, man has taught them to become spies Dwelling in them is lust for ephemeral joys Two cartilaginous sound…

In: Poetry Social Issues

A Lesson for Those Who Can See

Youth Diaries 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence International Disabled Persons Day Special  By Syed Hassaan Tahir Institute of Communication Studies University of the Punjab, Lahore Image source: wristbandconnection.com Since 1992, ‘International Day of Disabled Persons’ is celebrated throughout the world every year on the third of December. 7%…

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Get Your Vote Registered

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi Institute of Communication Studies University of the Punjab, Lahore Image source: www.nicole-forrester.blogspot.com With the inception of ‘Media bloom’ in Pakistan, we have transformed ourselves into a nation of critics – it is high-time that all of us should convert ourselves from dreamers to doers. ‘Change’ is a gradual…

In: Opinions

I’ll Leave

By Maham B. Mirza   Image source : www.photoibibo.com  I’ll sketch a face In the desert sand, While the wind fills up the ridges. And every gust Would wipe out A feature from The portrait And my memory. I’ll build a castle On the oceans’ shore Which a single wave…

In: Poetry

Stepping into the ‘Communication World’

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi  Institute of Communication Studies  University of the Punjab, Lahore  Image source: www.pollsb.com/polls/are_newspapers_dying ‘August 2010’, perhaps the most dreadful month of my life till now. I was engaged in a battle with my parents and there were only two possibilities (like in any battle), either I had to…

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‘Provincialism’ in the Light of Quaid’s Will

By Syed Hassaan Tahir  Institute of Communication Studies University of the Punjab, Lahore  Image Source:  www.topnews.in Before the partition of the subcontinent, Muslims were living under the influence of British rule. Muslims were depressed and were in search of a leader which they could follow. In the state of isolation,…

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