Hot weather, Rains, and Monday Blues…

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Is there a co-relation between hot weather and procrastination? By Fareeha Qayoom

By Fareeha Qayoom



he weather is kind of crazy in Lahore right now. Either it’s so hot that you don’t want to do anything except flop down in an air conditioned room

Cavalry Ground June 17, 2011 - around 9:15 AM- You can see rain water stuck in the side-lane in the foreground. Photo by Adnan Q. Qayyum

somewhere and just vegetate or its “thunderstorms and lightening – very, very frightening,” (yes, low pressure builds up because of the heat, attracting thunderstorms with rains or dust storms and high winds depending on the situation) – the other day (Friday, June 17, 2011) we were wading in literally liters of rain water on the road(s) on our way to work for example.

Funnily enough, the problem was most acute where they had repaired the drains or installed new drains on the roads! We were in Cavalry Grounds when Adnan decided to take a photo to commemorate the occasion. He even saw a kid swimming in a side lane full of puddles! Sigh.

DHA, Cavalry Grounds, and Gulberg were literally submerged in rain water. However, the Canal Road was fine…it took me ages to drive through bumper to bumper traffic. It kind of ruined my day…

By the way, is there a co-relation between hot weather and procrastination?  What do you think?



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Fareeha Qayoom
Fareeha Qayoom
Publisher and editor-in-chief of and former print editions of The Knit-Xtyle Fashion Review (tkfr), a trade newsletter for the textile and apparel industry of Pakistan. In short, Publisher, editor, and a blogger. In addition, she has served as Managing Editor of MIT Technology Review Pakistan, print and web editions (2015-16). Total of 7 editions were published under her leadership by ITU, Punjab's first public technology university under the license of MIT Technology Review (USA). She has also managed Value Mag in the same capacity, a real estate and lifestyle magazine for Value TV - 2008-9. Published freelancer for The News on Sunday 1994-96. Fareeha has over 21 years of solid management experience – of managing brands (like Harley Davidson, Munsingwear, Chaps, Chaps Ralph Lauren etc.,), Retailers (like Target, Mervyns, Kohl's, Marks and Spencer etc.,), customers (VPs, Product Managers, Unit Managers, and Buyers), and products (apparel - woven, knits, men's, women's, children's, Print and online publishing units), projects, teams, and processes, information, content, and data, staff, vendors, and time. Versatile and adaptable with international exposure, communication and language skills (oral and written), and a consistent track record of achieving company targets and objectives, plus a MA in Political Science from Punjab University, a MSc in Economics from La Salle University, Louisiana, USA, and a BA in Economics from Kinnaird College for Women.


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    munawarahmed shot these photos yesterday of flooding in Lahore, Pakistan, from severe pre-monsoon rainfall. ‘We faced severe weather last month, with strong storms in other cities in Pakistan,’ he said.
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  2. Pre-monsoon rainfall June 17 2011 Lahore Pakistan
    In the morning before going to work at 8:00 Rain began falling like cats and dogs.

    I took my camera under the umbrella and started shooting single handed because in the other hand I was holding the umbrella. It was office timing and most of the people were going to their offices and businesses. And young Kids were enjoying the Rain in the streets.

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