By Nihal Khan I’ve never really been much of a fanatic. Nothing in life has been so important as to have achieved the honour of my complete devotion. Not my own life,  not my studies, not my family, not my dog. I feel sorry about even thinking of it, but…

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Mother: Most Beautiful Word

By Fatima Image by the Author Source: Internet “A Mother holds her children’s hands for a while… their hearts forever.” “Heaven liveth at the feet of mothers.” I do not want to leave this world without acknowledging the most important woman in my life… my “mother.” No one can describe…

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The Beast within

By Ayesha Qaisrani Don’t we all have hidden beast within us? The one that lies and backbites? The one that is mean and selfish? A monster breeding within us that gains strength with every bad deed we do.

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Obedience is of Allah Alone

By Fatima To Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and Earth. He gives life and causes to die. You have no protector or helper besides Allah. (Surat at-Tawba, 116) He Who created me and guides me, Who gives me food and drink. When I am ill, He heals me….

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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…

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By Syeda Samar Batool Shirazi “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow…

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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

By Hanan Asghar This phrase coined by Mr. Edward Lytton perfectly describes the era that was characterized by political unrest, imbalance of power and additional disparities that were further aggravated by the “inattention, neglect and discount from the female whom I love”. Above all, if we cosset the composition of…

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By Rizka Saleha Did you ever feel like you were in a trance, like you were living life without really ‘living’? Ofcourse being in a trance has it’s advantages, you’re separate from everyone else. Unique. Different. Special. Appreciated for who you really are, not a fake persona you feel forced to endure….

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Rain, Rejection and Other Stories

By Amna Javed It has been raining for a few hours now. Rain brings with it a glorious joy, a deep cleansing that wipes away the grime of the days but sometimes, rain holds a deep melancholy.  Rain is, I deduce, versatile. It can make you happy at times…and at…

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We (Pakistanis) are More Civilized!

By Mariam Khan  Image source: www.criticalapp.com  We Pakistanis are always labelled as an uncivilized nation. We are intolerant, ill mannered still we are more civilized and brave as compare to other civilized nations. How? A nation deprive from the necessities of life. A country where food is not sufficient, access…

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College is Over? Seriously?

By Kiran Fatima It seems like yesterday when I was a nervous youth and made my way into my new class in a new college. The first day was boring and restless but the actual struggle started from the second day. It was a battle that changed me to what…

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What Did You Do with Your Old Cell Phone?

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi Image source: earnbyrecycling.com Cellular phones have become an integral part of our lives. The increasingly popular trend of owning cell phones has taken the form of a ‘social adaptation’. The brand phobia is at its peak these days which propels many to go for the latest…

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Showing the Filled Side of the Glass

By Naveed ul Haq Image source: www.findingsalesadvantage.com  I had this thought in my mind over the last few months. It popped up while I was playing with my TV remote keys and switching local channels for good 3-4 hours. There were ordinary news, headline news, breaking news, talk shows, drama…

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Part 1: Quoting our Anatomy Teacher

By Sultan Abdul Haseeb  Margalla College of Dentistry Image source: www.nmh.com   I recently joined a medical institute to pursue Bachelors in Dental Surgery. Before joining, I was quite skeptical that as it’s a medical institute and studies are a lot tougher than they’re at other institutes, I will not get…

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The Paparazzi Recipe

By Moiz Khan  Riphah International University Image source: www.ctchoolaw.blogspot.com  Pakistani media has witnessed a sheer amplification in the past few years. New channels have risen up to stand for competition against other channels. Pakistani Media has shaped into a provider of prime entertainment for countless people. Following its growth, our…

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