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Mehreen Farhan – the Pakistani Woman

About Mehreen Farhan

Hi, I am a writer/blogger since 2008 and an avid, avid reader. More about me? I'm semi-extraordinary, fashionably lazy, wife to an amazing guy, who teaches me Urdu poetry and narrates Shahaab Naama aptly!

Blogger Maida Affan makes a “mic-drop” statement about how Pakistani society has become all about numbers (literally!)

About the Author: Maida Affan is a Doctor by profession. She is the Founder and Admin of a health and parenting awareness Facebook page called Dr. Mama where she runs various awareness drives. Pakistani life is all about numbers! This is what I mean! If it’s a girl then the countdown to marriage begins on an old classic watch burried in a sa [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:31:12+03:00November 13th, 2018|Featured, Know Your Rights, Women, Women Empowerment|

Facing Infertility – Girls From Empowering Families Are Able To Cope Better

The lady I had met just an hour earlier, a total stranger, looked baffled when I told her it had been seven years since we got married. She instantly frowned, an expression that was somewhere between disdain and sympathy. Looking here and there to make sure my husband wasn’t present, she lowered her voice and told me about a doctor. According to th [...]

By |2018-11-07T23:44:57+03:00November 7th, 2018|Featured, Infertility, My Journey Through Loss|

Book Review – Fairy Tales Of Ordinary Children

A few days back, I received a gift in my mail. I was happy to see that it was yet another book from my favorite children's authors, Ayesha Marfani. I was eager to start this new book as soon as I could because it talked about fairy tales. And didn't we all love fairy tales as children? Book cover, 'Fairy Tales of Ordinary Children' by Ayesha Marfa [...]

By |2018-11-07T23:22:40+03:00November 7th, 2018|Book Club, Book Reviews|

Objectification of Women in TVCs

This piece is written by Fizza Awais, who is an avid reader and an emerging blogger. She blogs on her page Eastern Mommy here. Women have always been the victim of exploitation in media. They are trivialized by being called inappropriate names such as "maal", "cheez" and "item". In the Entertainment Industry, portrayal of women as objects to [...]

By |2018-10-24T13:43:23+03:00October 24th, 2018|Women, Women Issues|

Book Review – I Am Full Truth, I Am Half Truth, I Am All Lie

Ayesha Marfani is a children's book writer. Her new book 'I Am Full Truth, I Am Half Truth, I Am All Lie' was something I was looking forward to reading. This book was a treat to read; like all her previous books. An enchanting book by Ayesha Marfani. This book takes up yet another important topic. This book is the third I have read from Ayesha, [...]

By |2018-07-25T11:02:48+03:00July 25th, 2018|Book Club, Book Reviews, The Joy Of Books|

Sexual Harassment in Pakistan: Why are we confused of the root causes?

Have you ever come across a point in your life when you feel disgusted by your own presence? Or did you ever think about the possibilities of ending your own life but STOP, waiting to be saved! Stop sexual harassment! // Credits: usmanawan.com In Pakistan, almost 20% women go through this feeling, all caused by different forms of sexual harassm [...]

By |2018-07-19T19:00:23+03:00July 19th, 2018|Women, Women Issues|

Upclose With Maham Syedain – Young Pakistani Author

With some amazing start ups like Daastan, many young writers are being encouraged to start writing and publishing their books. Book publishing has been an age old honor and so, it is heartening to see the efforts made by Daastan. Following suit, Maham Syedain is one such aspiring writer from Pakistan. Maham has recently published her book "Words fr [...]

By |2018-06-28T12:28:41+03:00June 28th, 2018|Authors, Book Club|

Tehmina Khan, Pakistani Author

Tehmina Khan Born: 14th January 1975 Genre: Literary Fiction Tehmina Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and holds degrees from Kinnaird College, Lahore, and Faculté des Sciences Humaines et Sociales de Tunis. She has her home in Toronto, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a puppy, and is currently working on retelling seven st [...]

By |2018-06-21T11:24:52+03:00June 21st, 2018|Authors, Book Club|

Yumna Ahad, Pakistani Author

Yumna Ahad Born: In Karachi, Pakistan, 24 February, 1995 Instagram: @yumnahad Genre: Poetry Poetry, to Yumna, is escapism and art intertwined in a bead of words that create a world of never ending happiness. Poetry is her Utopia. She lives there.She started writing as a hobby and found it was a great way of portraying her emotions at its best. H [...]

By |2018-06-21T10:42:23+03:00June 21st, 2018|Authors, Book Club|

Maham Syedain, Pakistani Author

Maham Syedain Born: 23rd October, Pakistan Facebook:@Lifeofalitterateur Instagram:@writingsofamindfulsoul Genre: Poetry, Fiction Maham Syedain is a 23-year old Clinical Psyhology Major from Univeristy of Karachi, who has a fondness for relating Human Behavior with writing, in a way that impacts the people around us as well as the wider world.Maha [...]

By |2018-06-20T18:05:36+03:00June 20th, 2018|Authors, Book Club|