Fareeha Qayoom

May 9, 2012

Heat, flies, and load-shedding

There are hundreds of road blocks, obstacles, frustrations that dog our average day and yet we find the time to do all that we have to do during the course of our day and still get up the next morning full of hope and courage and go through the same grind again and again. That’s what makes Pakistan amazing. By Fareeha Qayoom
April 13, 2012

Lost in Translation

The problems of being bilingual in Pakistan… By Fareeha Qayoom
April 5, 2012

Book Review: David Allen’s ‘Ready for Anything’

If you are a sucker for How-to Books – you might like it and think it’s well worth it. But on the other hand, you might not find a lot of original stuff in it. No, I don’t mean it’s plagiarized or anything like that – what I do mean is the ideas discussed in it have been around for ages…I guess, every busy individual who has loads of stuff to do might have discovered them through trial and error on their own at some point in their lives… By Fareeha Qayoom
March 21, 2012

Books: ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul at work’ revisited

"The rich industrialist from the north was horrified to find the southern fisherman lying lazily beside his boat, smoking his pipe. “Why aren’t you out fishing?” said the industrialist. “Because I have caught enough fish for the day,” said the fisherman..." Excerpt from "Chicken soup for the soul at work." By Fareeha Qayoom
March 4, 2012

From the Fashion Capitals of the world: Fall Winter 2012/2013 Fashion Weeks

Marc Jacobs sent models down the catwalk wearing oversized, furry, misshapen hats amid a dreamy baby blue backdrop. The designs combined chunky knits, turn-of-the 20th century hemlines and shoes as well as exotic handbags with unstructured silhouettes and a mix of colors By Fareeha Qayoom
March 3, 2012

Books: Chicken Soup for the Soul revisited

"Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be, I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery school." Excerpts from Chicken Soup By Fareeha Qayoom
February 24, 2012

Carl Orff – Carmina Burana – O fortuna played by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (with lyrics)

Fate, in health and in virtue, is against me driven on and weighted down, always enslaved. So at this hour without delay pluck the vibrating string; since Fate strikes down the strong man, everyone weep with me!
February 24, 2012

Blast from the Past – “I am singing in the rain”

What a Glorious feeling - I am happy again! By Fareeha Qayoom
February 23, 2012

Circles

Don’t they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same? By Fareeha Qayoom
January 28, 2012

Never complain, never explain

We are frustrated, depressed and fast becoming a negative bunch of people (if not already) as a nation. We spend too much time focusing on the negative, complaining about things – on television, on newspapers, in our lives. This is toxic and should be stopped ASAP. By Fareeha Qayoom
November 1, 2013
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Coke Studio: Season 6 – Same Old, Same Old, Blah, Blah…

Not that I want to rain on his parade but I think Coke Studio needs fresh new blood. Its same old, same old; it started with the single “Jogi” and it went downhill fast from there By Fareeha Qayoom
October 30, 2013

The Power of Negative Thinking

Focusing on the negative makes people forget all the positive things (in life that make it worth living). Moods are contagious and spreading negativity and ingratitude to your fellow human beings should not be allowed. Unfortunately, it’s prevalent across all walks of life in our society. We are generally ungrateful folk. By Fareeha Qayoom
August 20, 2013

Retail: Rang Ja – Very a La Country…

Overall I love the store and I think this particular ‘Bareeze’ brand is promising addition to our local repertoire – in fact, it’s the first local ready to wear brand that I really think is interesting, slightly edgy and wearable, not to mention, “Made in Pakistan” for Pakistan by Pakistan and of Pakistan. (No, I have not been paid to write this review). By Fareeha Qayoom
July 11, 2013

The Dandy is Back!

Dress-up clothes are paired with dressed-down clothes. This dapper dude is expensive, fond of luxury, knows the value of fine tailoring but doesn’t mind mixing up stuff from his extensive wardrobe (business clothes to club and weekend to sport’s wear to the great outdoors to beachwear) not to mention, filching stuff from his girl’s wardrobe as well (witness the floral prints, silk and satins, use of saturated colors, face jewelry and scarves!) to come up with an entirely new style statement that makes for some unusual ensembles. By Fareeha Qayoom