by Marian Sharaf Joseph

June 8, 2018

Islam, the world, and Pakistan

December 15, 2016

Proud to be a Muslim – No apologies. No excuses.

The world is divided into two: us and them, the first world and the third world, the black and the white, the rich and the poor, the educated and the illiterate, the privileged and the disadvantaged, the favored and the damned, the aristocrats and the peasants, the natives and the immigrants, on and on it goes…like an infinite loop spiral. By Fareeha Qayoom
December 9, 2016

Year in Review: 2016

December is the month we take stock and build on the successes and failures of the past. We also create new resolutions. Well, I don’t have any new resolutions. I have only old. By Fareeha Qayoom
September 28, 2016

Death in the Family

Hello, darkness my old friend, I have come to talk with you again... By Fareeha Qayoom
September 8, 2016

Shahi Hamam – Then and Now

Shahi Hamam: then and now! By Fareeha Qayoom, Photos by GM Shah - 2009 (Then) and 2015 (Now) Courtesy of Faiza Sharif
September 8, 2016

Rawaan by Telenor: a Beautiful Depiction of Pakistan

Telenor released this song for Independence Day celebrations...
April 19, 2016

Helter Skelter

We don’t treat the disease. We only treat the symptoms. By Fareeha Qayoom
December 16, 2015

Another Brick in the Wall – Lyrics

All in all, Its just another brick in the wall... By Fareeha Qayoom
December 16, 2015

The Perfect Sky is Torn!

I just finished editing content for our 1/2016 edition. While I was working on final copy, this song kept playing at the back of my mind like a sad refrain…I have yet to come up with the title of our cover story. However, I think this is our theme song for this edition. Its’ so sad. The perfect sky is torn…sigh. By Fareeha Qayoom
October 18, 2015

Stuck in the Twilight Zone!

And yes, I have now great respect for people in the government who manage to get anything done – push the paper all the way through to build roads, schools, hospitals - the works. It takes hundreds of engineers to change a single light bulb in this joint. People who can do all that are my heroes. I salute you. You must be relentless, tireless and have a lot of tolerance for putting up with loads of BS and still plowing through all that nonsense to come on the other side. By Fareeha Qayoom
June 13, 2013

The Green Miles

It’s all green--the thick canopies of trees, the echoing grass fields filled with the sound of music, the dairy farm and the military spots. Lahore Cantonment is a tranquil place to live in despite being a red alert area By Marian Sharaf
March 26, 2013

Survival of the Fittest

Our photographer at Valuemag is out on a new mission. With the camera in his hand Shahji hunts down candid moments capturing any exciting expression he feels is worth sharing. Each picture is at least worth a thousand words! Enjoy! Photographs by GM Shah, Text by Marian Sharaf Joseph
December 1, 2011

A Tale of a Great City

Valuemag takes a stroll down memory lane commemorating sixty-one years of Independence… By Marian Joseph Sharaf
April 10, 2011

True blue investments never go out of style

Is this the right time to invest in Real Estate? Valuemag investigates by talking to some influential public figures from diverse business back grounds and finds things are not as bleak as painted by the economic pundits! By Marian Sharaf & Aarzoo Naeem