Ayesha Aakif

  • Living in Karachi, where violence and death are everyday events, I am exposed to a lot of graphic violence fairly often. Given that most of our news follows a sensationalist approach to journalism, one is not spared the horror of watching disturbing images of human tragedy along with equally ...

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  • At the beginning of this month, I get on a plane to take me to Beirut, Lebanon. My flight takes off from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – which is always amusing as one gets to witness the impact of geographical and political boundaries in as blatant a way as possible. As soon as the seat belt signs go ...

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