November 20, 2013

The Tomorrow People – the ‘Us and Them’ Syndrome

Bigotry exists. It’s a fact. There’s no getting away from it. We discriminate, we judge, we evaluate, daily on the basis of ‘like’ and ‘dislike’ which is quite a subjective quality if you think about it – we might not even notice we are doing it. It’s human nature. By Fareeha Qayoom
November 3, 2013

Thank God for Roads!

I must commend Mian Shahbaz Sharif for his forethought in bringing a little sanity to the chaos that was our roads before he undertook to create a little efficiency. Sorting out the Kalma Chowk Crossing, Ferozpur Road, Main Canal Bank Road, Peco Road, Khayban-e-Firdosi, Khayban-e-Jinnah, LDA Avenue Crossing, linking Raiwind Road to the main city, constructing bridges and underpasses and traffic lights and re-routing traffic to move more quickly has made life easy for commuters who have to get to point Z from point A. A lot of people live down there now. 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
July 7, 2013

July 2013: A Page Torn from the Diary of a Pakistani Citizen

Miles to go before I sleep So much to do and so little electricity!
June 30, 2013

Year 2013: Fabric Report – Prices Hit the Roof!

Most of these fabric yardages do not endure beyond one summer – they wear out too quickly – they might not even last ten washes. This is why a ready to wear trouser or top or woven button down shirt from an international brand feels like a bargain now. The other day, a senior colleague purchased a very nice embellished woven top from Mango for about PKR 3000 at full price while we were browsing the malls - I told her to go for it as the price seemed reasonable to me. Mango is a high street brand in UK – know what I mean? 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
February 17, 2010

Tkfr’s wish list: around the world in six pages

More cool stuff than you can shake a stick at! Here’s Bubbles’ take on what Pakistan should be wearing this spring - enjoy! Illustrations: By Bubbles ; Text and fashion layout: Fareeha Qayoom
February 15, 2010
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Cheap Chic

High style, low budget: the makings of a killer wardrobe on a shoestring By Fareeha Qayoom, (Ghost-writing for Saima Zaidi, the model in the story)
January 11, 2010

Winter Ready-to-Wear Fashions in stores

Poor fit, boring colors and pricey By Fareeha Qayoom
August 27, 2009

The Changing cityscape of Lahore

Lahore is changing and evolving. People are moving out of the city to the suburbs. Gulberg is becoming the new down-town commercial/retail district. Residential properties are being converted into mixed-use commercial properties on the roads linking MM Alam Road and Main Boulevard. Noor Jehan Road is the new MM Alam Road. Is this good or bad? It all depends on your point of view. By Fareeha Qayoom