Fareeha Qayoom

February 4, 2010

Golden Lotus: What is wrong with the chef?

One of its latest offerings is Golden Lotus restaurant. I had heard a lot about it but for some weird reason, I didn’t get a chance to dine there until recently. The décor might be interesting; its outdoor patio pleasant in winters and spring. But the food and service leaves a bad taste in your mouth. I have been there twice now in a space of six months By Fareeha Qayoom
February 3, 2010

Pakistan: perception vs. reality

If you Google “travel Pakistan,” or “Pakistan travel,” (this is back in December 2009), you get loads of travel warnings and advisories followed by a couple of international travel websites like Lonely Planet and Virtual Tourist that give you a brief insight into Pakistan and then it degenerates from there. There is not one solid website on Pakistan; no, not even the official tourism website done by Pak government. Actually, what you notice is the lack of any real information on Pakistan, and what stuff there is mostly all negative. By 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