The Education Problem

In the modern day, the word Education is so mundanely used that it has almost lost its meaning. Most educational institutes infuse a set of values and skill and call it education. But we have to ask our privileged selves that is it all it is to education? If it is, then a trained monkey…

God of Small Things: A Review

”Never again will a single story be told as though it’s the only one.” This is the epigraph that marks the beginning of Arundhati Roy’s novel ” God of small things”. Although seemingly peculiar at first, the relevance of these words is grasped only after reading the whole novel. Simply put, it has less to…

Rupi or not Rupi?

                                                                                By Dua Rehman “your art is not about how many people like your work your…

The Castaway

“Assalam-o-alaikum wa rehmat-allah,”Assalam-o-alaikum wa rehmat-allah,” recited the Maulana. The congregation ended, and the worshipers started praying, uttering an Amen with every wish the Maulana made. People were praying for their health, wealth and their worldly and non-worldly affairs. Amidst the conversation between the Almighty and His believers, stood a man, in the middle of the…

IQBAL: Enduring Voyage

A few years ago, November 9 for me was a public holiday in remembrance of a man who helped build Pakistan but Jinnah understood him and became Quaid e Azam. ‘Muffakir-e-Pakistan’ has the power to transform you completely. “Maqsood-e-hunar soz-e-hayat-e-abdi hai Ye ik nafas ya do nafas, misl-e-sharar kia” -Iqbal (The real aim of any…

Another Heart

Quench my thirst for a single glimpse of its being. For what engulfs me is the dance of wounds and slathering blood. Moan that sing song of life into my cold ears for I am the slogan of demise. And I am the zenith of emotion and I am the shedder of light on the…

My Hero

Throughout our adolescence, we’re commonly questioned by our peers and elders about who we aspire to be. In most cases, it’s an indirect way of asking, who our hero is and who we want to be like when we’re older. Some of us have it clear-cut decided: with answers that it’s their parent(s), grandparent(s), some…