Fareeha Qayoom

February 1, 2010

Morality is the defense of the weak

Who needs morality? Its the defense of the weak
January 25, 2010

Billboards: the Depiction of Women in Pakistan

Billboards are just necessary urban cityscape wall paper to me – I hardly notice them. Then, one day, Adnan very disgusted with the whole thing commented, “why do these women have to pose lying down?” For a minute, I didn’t get what he was talking about…we were passing through a T-Junction between Cantt, Cavalry Grounds and DHA. There are huge billboards decorating all angles up in the sky. There was one of Iman, lying down in a provocative pose selling Jeans of all things for a denim label called Stone Age. I just laughed. By Fareeha Qayoom
January 20, 2010

Black Backpack – a symbol of terrorism!

The scanners and security guards have become standard at most important buildings including banks, even restaurants like McDonald’s – the other day, I even saw a sniper hiding on the roof with his gun trained on the entrance of my regular bank – this is not the Pakistan of my childhood… By Fareeha Qayoom
January 18, 2010

War and Peace

Afghan-NATO and Pak-India conflict: Radicalization of youth a growing phenomenon in Pakistan By Aarzoo Naeem Chaudhry
January 16, 2010

The Story of terrible twins – Can there be meaningful Peace with India?

A friend of mine started a discussion on our foreign policy the other day on Pakistanloversforum.com – the question he asked was pretty simple – peace with India but on what grounds? He invited me to take part in the discussion as well. What I said actually concluded that particular discussion and shut everyone up! :) By Fareeha Qayoom
January 13, 2010

Review – True Nightmare on Alam Street

Toni and Guy might be high profile, but versatile and creative? A big fat no! Don’t go to them if you are looking for smart, short locks… By Fareeha Qayoom
January 11, 2010

Winter Ready-to-Wear Fashions in stores

Poor fit, boring colors and pricey By Fareeha Qayoom
January 4, 2010


The Climate Talks in Copenhagen, Denmark: Is it a disaster in the making or a mere storm in a tea cup? By Fareeha Qayoom
December 23, 2009

I hate Traffic Circles!

You know what? I hate traffic circles…I don’t know who invented these contraptions? I don’t know why they have not been replaced by ordinary and plain intersections with traffic lights? However, they should be replaced as soon as possible! Is it too much to ask? By Fareeha Qayoom
December 11, 2009

The Mall, Standing the Test of Time

The Mall Road, officially called Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam is the most historic road in urban Lahore. Constructed in the reign of the British Empire (1849-1947), the idea was to build a new town center outside the gates of the Mughal walled city to accommodate increase in business, population and a growing need to cater to the British lifestyle. By Marian Sharaf Joseph
November 20, 2011

Garden of Eden

Nasim Qadir’s garden is a wonderful oasis of calm and green peace in the middle of a crowded bustling city By Saima Malik
November 13, 2011

Luxury Redefined

Today’s master bathrooms are essentially an adult retreat that in the past was reserved for holidays at fine resorts. In reality, these days master baths are designed to be true home spas, a combination of relaxation and stimulation By Umer Saud
November 13, 2011

A Secret Hideaway

The bath started life as simply a place in which to perform daily cleaning rituals. However, over the years and with the changes in people’s lives, these rituals and the bath itself have acquired a newly important and central place in daily life By Saima Malik
October 31, 2011

Retail Therapy: my basic Wardrobe staples wish list

For the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking about stocking up on some basics for winter and coming up with some ideas for next spring/summer – yes, I have been planning to clean up my closet and edit, prune and give away a few items…unfortunately, there are not a lot of options in town (replenishments), especially in my size which is a major bummer…. By Fareeha Qayoom