January 9, 2013

Silent and Grey

Celebrating the first day of sunshine after literally weeks of grey! Enjoy! By Fareeha Qayoom
January 3, 2013

Technology: Google Maps

The other day, I was meeting friends at English Tea House for brunch. Since I had never been there before; I looked it up on the Google maps (on my cell phone) – it was there; complete with the address (24 Sir Syed Ahmed Road), with couple of other landmarks located in the vicinity as well. (Although, you do need internet access to run the maps on your cell phone.). By Fareeha Qayoom
January 2, 2013

Retail Therapy: Winter Sales Blues…

I must say, I appreciate the text alert service that a few of my favorite apparel stores have started a few seasons back. It’s neat. At least the stores maintain a mailing list of their customers and try to stay in touch with them. It’s beside the point that they make no effort to listen to them though! By Fareeha Qayoom
January 1, 2013
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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
November 29, 2012
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Raw Power

Might is right or as they say, “the King is Dead. Long live the King!” by Fareeha Qayoom
November 24, 2012
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Procrastination and Writer’s block – My Typical Day

I am suffering from over work. Yes, I think it’s a disease too. You develop a tunnel vision. You become compulsive and obsessive (about your current obsession). Which I am anyway – compulsively obsessive…when you add work to the mix, it becomes something totally beyond normal. All work and no play makes you a dull Jill (or Jack whatever your particular case). By Fareeha Qayoom
October 21, 2012

New Toys

Anyway, I no longer need to buy loads of books when I can download them on my phone for free and read them whenever and where ever convenient. It’s portable, light-weight, and I can hold it in my hand and can read any time, any place, even in bed. By Fareeha Qayoom
October 6, 2012

Only in Pakistan

Warning: This is a rant about ‘oh poor me!’ - a self pitying lament about my good life. If you don’t like rants – don’t read any further! :D By Fareeha Qayoom
September 16, 2012

Time

Time is relative. Unfortunately, it waits for no man (and woman). It relentlessly marches on. Sometimes, it passes in a blur and sometimes, it slows down so much that each second is excruciating. By Fareeha Qayoom
March 27, 2011

Sunday’s Playlist: Blast from the past

Here's an eclectic selection of songs that I played this Sunday in an idle moment - enjoy! :)
December 21, 2010

Pakistan’s Top Five Contemporary Political Songs

Last Friday, (Dec 10), a senior colleague of mine started a hot and passionate discussion on current affairs and religion(during lunch break) – his assertion: Pakistanis lack moral courage to stand up for what’s right and that’s why there is a high incidence of earthquakes, floods and other natural calamities in our part of the world right now. God is angry with us. We keep selecting bad leaders; he feels that a great majority either doesn’t vote or votes in the wrong crowd – he wants a change – for the better... according to him, new leadership should be given a chance - he wants all of us (at work) to vote for Imran Khan – a comparatively ethical political leader. According to him, not standing up for what’s right is killing us as a nation. What do you think? Do you agree with him? By Fareeha Qayoom
June 11, 2010

Coke Studio – season 3 Unleashed

The show stopper was not Abida Parveen surprisingly even if she’s a veteran and has a huge fan following among the young and old. For some reason, I didn’t like her song selection. It was Arif Lohar and Meesha Shafi’s Alif Allah Chambay di booti number while the runner’s up was definitely Zeb and Haniya’s Bibi Sanam Janem By Fareeha Qayoom
February 13, 2010

Ahmed Ali Butt, not your typical actor

"Anybody can be on Television. People who last are true to their art. I have no hang ups working with new people, the more you work, the more you learn. As long as the director knows what he wants from his actors, things work out. There is conflict sometimes if the director doesn’t know what he is doing. However, I am a flexible person and I have learnt to deal with conflict – rule number one - leave your ego at the door” says Butt By Fareeha Qayoom