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May 27, 2015

What the Heck Are They Showing on the Television?

What kind of television are we showing the masses? Are we raising awareness or doing its direct opposite – giving men the license to behave like that on national TV? You decide. I personally do not subscribe to showing such graphic scenes (that involve hitting women) on national TV even if they are a work of fiction. You are just endorsing bad behavior. Please do not tell such stories. Find better subjects where women are respected and empowered. Not diminished and suppressed. I think the policy makers need to take notice. Please do raise your voice if you agree with me. By Fareeha Qayoom
October 27, 2014

Happy by Pharrell Williams

Can't nothing Bring me down My level's too high By Fareeha Qayoom
October 23, 2014

Book Review: “Adapt” by Tim Harford

Bottom line, an interesting take on the science of success and a good read. It is short, to the point, and doesn’t labor the point. You can finish it in one sitting or over a weekend. By Fareeha Qayoom
October 13, 2014
Anila Q. Agha with her prize winning artwork "Intersections"

Anila Q. Agha Making us Proud!

Pakistan-born and bred and Indianapolis-based Anila Quayyum Agha has swept the grand prizes, winning the $200,000 popular one, and splitting the purse for the $200,000 juried prize with Richmond, Virginia-based artist Sonya Clark. By Fareeha Qayoom