For the Critics of Striptease

They say she is vulgar. They say she is distorting Pakistan’s image. They say she should be banned because the content she produces is not ethical. They say she is a bad example for young women. Some of them also say that she will create problems for women who are fighting societal barriers to become…

Don’t just educate your daughters, liberate them!

Her consistent Whatsapp messages about how she is having suicidal thoughts made me feel like banging my head against the wall. She had received quality education and spent a semester abroad. She has all that it takes to be labeled as a modern Pakistani woman with more freedom – but not really. Not after I…

Winners and Losers of a More Floating Exchange-Rate

The recent devaluation of Azerbaijani manat has given rise to uncertainty and skepticism among all economic sectors. While foreigners working in Azerbaijan are directly affected by the new exchange rate, the locals have already started recording their protest. Nonetheless, the Azerbaijani government has tried to paint a bright picture by underlining the long-term benefits of…

We breathe fear with a little bit of oxygen!

‘Azerbaijan? Where is it?’ That is what I got to hear from every other friend of mine before coming to Baku around a month ago. At times, it was really difficult to explain them why I wanted to take the fellowship and study in a post-soviet country. However, I often managed to convince them that…

Life v/s Lifestyle – The CM’s choice!

Lahore Bus Rapid Transit System is anticipated to facilitate 64,000 passengers a day at the completion of its initial phase. This project will rewrite the history of Pakistan’s Transportation Sector. Lahore Metro will soon be running on the 27-km long corridor from Gajjumatta in the eastern Lahore to Shahdara in the southern end, proving to…