current affairs

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
March 7, 2011

Everything happens on TV – life in the fast lane

It was the farewell speech from George of Pakistan, published in the Tribune. I read it through. It was superficial look at Pakistan even if George had apparently lived in Pakistan for an age. I mean, there was nothing new here except the old rhetoric that most foreign journalists indulge in – you know, stuff like Pakistan is on the brink, it is almost a failed state, terrorism and bigotry are on the rise, blah, blah, blah By Fareeha Qayoom
October 10, 2010

Book Review: The trouble with Islam today, a wakeup call for honesty and change

An excruciatingly bad read if you are a practicing Muslim in the third world but a politically correct view if you are ‘secular’ westernized born-again wanna-be north American! Correction – Canadian! By Fareeha Qayoom
April 20, 2010

Classic Whodunit murder mystery Pakistani-style

Who killed Benazir Bhutto? Was this another case of exploding mangoes? By Fareeha Qayoom