September 28, 2014

Divisionary

Do the right thing do the right thing do it all the time do it all the time make yourself right, never mind them don't you know you're not the only one suffering By Fareeha Qayoom
September 22, 2014

Coke Studio: Season 7 – Effortless, Professional and Slick

Bottom line, Season 7, episode one by Strings is an effortless, professional production that is indeed “Sound of the Nation” reinterpreting the traditional musical instruments of Sitar, Dholak, Flute – bringing together surprise collaborations from guest stars and the house band. I have no faults to find, though, the presentation is pretty low-key because it borrows from our musical roots and traditions, therefore, hardly contains any elements of surprise– very smooth job indeed. By Fareeha Qayoom
August 28, 2014

The Empire Strikes Back

Imran Khan and Qadri are not the answer. They are only human and fallible and subject to the same human frailties as the rest of us including stupidity and arrogance. When the dust settles, history will record that they were only rabble rousers. By Fareeha Qayoom
June 30, 2014
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Relationships

...There are so many unhappy, negative people around, especially in Pakistan – our whole culture revolves around criticizing someone, complaining about someone, ganging up and bullying someone, picking on someone who is different, bitching, complaining, moaning, groaning, whining, carping, we spend all our lives just talking negative – in our homes, schools, workplaces, television programs, newspapers… By Fareeha Qayoom
May 21, 2014

Green Roofs and Indoor Gardens

However in spite of all these frustrations, I am hooked. Gardening is a very rewarding hobby. You can literally see the fruits of your labor right in front of your eyes! ;D By Fareeha Qayoom
April 8, 2014

Double Standards

The contrast between the ordinary and special is blinding –only in Pakistan. Why can’t all our roads be as green and picturesque as these two??? By Fareeha Qayoom
March 16, 2014

Denim: Another Fashion Note from the Trenches

Cuts are about people’s shapes anyway. ‘One cut fits’ all can never be an enduring formula. Brands and retailers that cater to different shapes, cuts, washes and maximum range of sizes endure. The rest get left behind. By Fareeha Qayoom
February 13, 2014

Book Review: AB Lynn’s the EQ Difference

I do know there are many kinds of intelligence around – Howard Gardener listed about seven – for example, Linguistic, Logical-Mathematical, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Spatial, Musical, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal. Daniel Goleman wrote about another kind called Emotional Intelligence. I do know that you can acquire this one if you naturally do not have it because I read all of his three books on the subject ages ago; (Emotional Intelligence, Destructive Emotions and the New Leaders). By Fareeha Qayoom
January 23, 2014

Blood Sports

Hostile, Toxic Workplace Environment By Fareeha Qayoom
December 27, 2013

‘Back to the land’ Eco-Fashion

We started with more expensive brands first. An average sweater from imported brand retailers will cost more than PKR 6-7K on an average. A really good sweater might cost even more. (HKB used to be a good resource of imported, fake branded designer sweaters but for the past few years, they have gone to the dogs as well). By Fareeha Qayoom
June 23, 2013
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Enjoy the Silence

Words are very unnecessary They can only do harm Enjoy the silence By Fareeha Qayoom
June 14, 2013

Things have Changed

People are crazy and times are strange I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range I used to care, but things have changed By Fareeha Qayoom
January 1, 2013
all that you can't leave behind

2013: Happy New Year!

And if the night runs over And if the day won’t last And if our way should falter Along the stony pass It’s just a moment This time will pass Stuck in a moment, from All That You Can't Leave Behind, 2000, U2
December 19, 2012

Playing Ostrich

In my dream I was drowning my sorrows But my sorrows, they learned to swim Surrounding me, going down on me Spilling over the brim Waves of regret and waves of joy I reached out for the one I tried to destroy You...you said you'd wait 'til the end of the world By Fareeha Qayoom