Shahi Hamam — Then and Now

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Shahi Hamam: then and now!

By Fareeha Qay­oom,
Pho­tos by GM Shah — 2009 (Then) and 2015 (Now) Cour­tesy of Faiza Sharif

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Rawaan by Telenor: a beautiful depiction of Pakistan

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Telenor released this song for Inde­pen­dence Day cel­e­bra­tions…

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Helter Skelter

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We don’t treat the dis­ease. We only treat the symp­toms.

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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Another Brick in the Wall — lyrics

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All in all, Its just another brick in the wall…

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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The Perfect Sky is Torn!

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I just fin­ished edit­ing con­tent for our 1/2016 edi­tion. While I was work­ing on final copy, this song kept play­ing at the back of my mind like a sad refrain…I have yet to come up with the title of our cover story. How­ever, I think this is our theme song for this edi­tion. Its’ so sad.
The per­fect sky is torn…sigh.

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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Stuck in the Twilight Zone!

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And yes, I have now great respect for peo­ple in the gov­ern­ment who man­age to get any­thing done – push the paper all the way through to build roads, schools, hos­pi­tals — the works. It takes hun­dreds of engi­neers to change a sin­gle light bulb in this joint. Peo­ple who can do all that are my heroes. I salute you. You must be relent­less, tire­less and have a lot of tol­er­ance for putting up with loads of BS and still plow­ing through all that non­sense to come on the other side.

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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What the heck are they showing on the Television?

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What kind of tele­vi­sion are we show­ing the masses? Are we rais­ing aware­ness or doing its direct oppo­site – giv­ing men the license to behave like that on national TV? You decide.

I per­son­ally do not sub­scribe to show­ing such graphic scenes (that involve hit­ting women) on national TV even if they are a work of fic­tion. You are just endors­ing bad behav­ior. Please do not tell such sto­ries. Find bet­ter sub­jects where women are respected and empow­ered. Not dimin­ished and sup­pressed. I think the pol­icy mak­ers need to take notice.

Please do raise your voice if you agree with me.

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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My first ballet flat slippers

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Hey, look I made my first shoes! :D

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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Trend Report: Autumn/Winter 2015 fashion week trends from New York, London, Milan and Paris

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Androg­y­nous style, gen­der blur, uni­sex – in fact, no demar­ca­tion between fem­i­nine and mas­cu­line clothes. “On the street these days, you can’t always tell who’s a guy and who’s a girl,” Ed Burstell, the man­ag­ing direc­tor of Lib­erty of Lon­don was reported as say­ing by New York Times and “Sex­u­al­ity is inside. It’s a pri­vate thing,” as Alessan­dro Michele said for Gucci.

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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Smog?

A room with a view - Lahore: Smog or pollution?

Smog or pol­lu­tion?

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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Things I have learnt the hard way

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Be open to pos­si­bil­i­ties.

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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My inspiration board II – My Look Book

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With my basic jean and t-shirt wardrobe, I get the free­dom to cre­ate hun­dreds of per­mu­ta­tions with one basic design.

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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Happy by Pharrell Williams

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Can’t noth­ing
Bring me down
My level’s too high

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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Book Review: “Adapt” by Tim Harford

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Bot­tom line, an inter­est­ing take on the sci­ence of suc­cess and a good read. It is short, to the point, and doesn’t labor the point. You can fin­ish it in one sit­ting or over a week­end.

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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Anila Q. Agha making us proud!

Anila Q. Agha with her prize winning artwork "intersections"

Pakistan-born and bred and Indianapolis-based Anila Quayyum Agha has swept the grand prizes, win­ning the $200,000 pop­u­lar one, and split­ting the purse for the $200,000 juried prize with Rich­mond, Virginia-based artist Sonya Clark.

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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