Neeha

  • TWhether you are an Indian or a Pakistani, at one point or another, a simple question might have whizzed through your mind like a bullet: What if India was never partitioned and Pakistan was never created? The several reasons including the oppression and discrimination against Muslim minorities ...

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  • TRecently, I asked a nine year old a casual question. “If you could kill one person, who would it be?” She answered “Shaitan” (Satan) before I clarified that she can only answer in terms of human beings. “Hindus”, she said later. I was shocked for a second but I ...

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  • TLike many, I too am guilty of judging Qandeel Baloch. The truth is, I never bothered to dig deep into the story. I had only seen her videos once or twice and never really realised that there was anything serious. All I knew was that Fouzia Batool, more commonly known as Qandeel suddenly rose to ...

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  • TEvery time international media covers news from Pakistan (regarding terrorism or anything else) I spend a bit of my time reading comments by foreigners, trying to comprehend how they feel about our country. At each negative comment about my beloved country, I used to feel outraged. However, this ...

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  • TI saw this about two months ago and had been trying to write about this since then. I barely watch any Pakistani TV serials anymore but it was one of those days when you have a sudden urge of browsing through all channels until you find something worth watching. This is when I heard Moray ...

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  • TThe displayed photo is from Izhar Foundation (Johar Town) where I interned through Dream To Education For All, taken during a session on Importance of Cleanliness I would be lying if I said I never wanted a certificate when I volunteered in an underprivileged teaching program for the first time. ...

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  • TI don’t hate you at all. I’m just glad I met each and every one of you. Thank you for making me wiser and stronger. Dear school fellow, I heard you saying about me that I’m very “sariyal”. I know I’m not a 24/7 cheerful person but I decided to talk to you nicely ...

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  • TEvery time I saw the Pepsi commercial which claimed “School khatam horaha hai, dosti nahi”, a wave of sheer anxiety used to crawl up my spine as I wondered how it would feel like when school ends. Never did I ever think that time would fly so fast. It never looked like a big deal until ...

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  • TI may not be as patriotic as the people who wear the green shirts, paint their faces with vibrant colors or go out with giant Pakistani flags on the top of their cars every 14th August but like a few people out there I also don’t think that my country is ‘sh*t-a**’. Being a ...

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  • TWhen I first read an Urdu narrative Murda Badaste Zinda by Farhat Ullah Baig in school, it haunted me. The narrative was an insight to everything that happens at today’s funerals. From the relatives who don’t care at all to the people who are only there to give suggestions or even ...

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  • TImage Courtesy: orbala.wordpress.com My everyday routine is all about school, home – and on weekends markets or family restaurants – but everything I see within a week makes me detest this society. Be it school or out on the roads, something is always bothering me. I am stuck in a ...

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