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September 7, 2014

September 7, 2014

Travelling Changed My Life

By Momal Mushtaq | 0 Comment

Momal Mushtaq_Travelling changed my life

As I flipped through the recent issue of Us Magazine, flashes of the past illuminated the dusty recesses of my mind, like studio strobes in a television studio. My mind was pulled back into another universe that revolved around a clingy but optimistic and determined 20-year-old who had not figured out her purpose in life. […]

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June 15, 2014

June 15, 2014

My Heart Bleeds

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At least 15 killed today in bomb blasts in Quetta! Here is what I wrote about the city in year 2008. It is a shame that this article is as relevant today as yesterday. Quetta, my heart bleeds for you. As I sit here, and attempt to gather my wandering thoughts, I just can’t seem […]

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November 11, 2012

November 11, 2012

A Route to Equality

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Cycling is a cheap and flexible way of commuting to work

84% of all women in Pakistan do not have jobs, while those who do are facing difficulties on their daily commutes. It is considered unsafe for women to be outside alone and the Pakistani economy is suffering as such a large percentage of the population stay at home rather than go out to work. In […]

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October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012

School or Work?

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The faces of Gaadi

“My children can earn 200-300 rupees a day during the sowing and harvesting seasons. Why should I send them to school?” Sajda is one of many parents in the remote village of Gaadi, Pakistan, whose children are being denied an education. This article highlights the cultural and economic decisions behind the low attendance rate at […]

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June 30, 2012

June 30, 2012

The Curriculum of Hatred

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A common misconception among the youth of Pakistan is that people from other cultures and nations are hostile towards them. Many feel that other societies reject their moral values and encourage anti-Islam feelings. The resulting misunderstanding divides youth into extremes and makes them easily vulnerable for messages of hate and violence. The rising extremism and […]

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June 30, 2012

June 30, 2012

The Arab Spring and Pakistan

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Young people in Pakistan are largely influenced and also inspired by the media that brought about a revolution in the Arab world. Many people from Pakistan feel that the future may bring similar results in this part of the world. However, it is important to realize the role of media in shaping political culture in […]

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August 10, 2011

August 10, 2011

Thinking about a career in Social Media? Think again!

By Momal Mushtaq | 0 Comment

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I started blogging in the year 2007. At that time, I was done with my intermediate examinations, and decided to blog just to avoid lethal post-exam boredom. Little did I know that one day it would become my field of interest for professional growth. Despite my parents being totally against it, I kept on blogging […]

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February 26, 2010

February 26, 2010

Little Special Things

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Gifts

Developing unique, creative and yet affordable gifts has been my favourite activity. I can recall innumerable instances from my past when I sat down, peaceful and calm, and pondered over the possibilities. Other times, however, it was sudden and instinctive. I’ve always termed my surprise gifts as “little special somethings”. I’m, though, well aware of […]

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August 14, 2009

August 14, 2009

Hope amidst Colours

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Blogging has been quite an experience for me. Inspired by some of my closest friends, I initiated my own blog. It took me over four months to attract readers. But when the number of visitors on my blog crossed the figure of 10,000, I decided I needed to do something. Pakistan, in its present condition, […]

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August 8, 2009

August 8, 2009

Behind the Veil

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It was a luxuriously furnished room. One door led to the bathroom; the other opened to the magnificent drawing room. The bathroom was elegantly furnished. It was the size of a typical living room. Even the bath alone could accommodate four normal sized adults. At this time of the day, minute traces of Arabian moonlight […]

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