rants and raves

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
March 9, 2015

My first Ballet Flat Slippers

Hey, look I made my first shoes! :D By Fareeha Qayoom
March 6, 2015

Trend Report: Autumn-Winter 2015

Androgynous style, gender blur, unisex – in fact, no demarcation between feminine and masculine clothes. “On the street these days, you can’t always tell who’s a guy and who’s a girl,” Ed Burstell, the managing director of Liberty of London was reported as saying by New York Times and “Sexuality is inside. It’s a private thing,” as Alessandro Michele said for Gucci. By Fareeha Qayoom
February 6, 2015

Smog?

Smog or pollution? By Fareeha Qayoom
January 20, 2015

Things I have Learnt the Hard Way

Be open to possibilities. By Fareeha Qayoom
December 25, 2014

Inspiration Board: My Look Book

With my basic jean and t-shirt wardrobe, I get the freedom to create hundreds of permutations with one basic design. 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
September 28, 2014

Trend Report – Spring Summer 2015

Clothes are essential, every day and routine, they also serve as tribal markers, as a uniform belonging to a particular group, culture or section of society, to describe a particular period of history, and as a work of art. 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
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
January 20, 2015

Things I have Learnt the Hard Way

Be open to possibilities. By Fareeha Qayoom
August 28, 2014

The Empire Strikes Back

Imran Khan and Qadri are not the answer. They are only human and fallible and subject to the same human frailties as the rest of us including stupidity and arrogance. When the dust settles, history will record that they were only rabble rousers. By Fareeha Qayoom