valuemag print edition 12

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
July 17, 2009

Turf Wars and food security

While we lose ourselves in the mindless on-going soap opera of ‘Overseas Contingency operation,’ (previously, ‘war on terror’), we may lose more than our territory, more than our self respect, more than our people, more than our food, more than our water, more than the air we breathe, more than our livelihood, more than our nuclear arsenal, more than our lifestyles, more than our lives, much more than we realize – we could end up losing our country too. Bit by bit, piece by piece, brick by brick, one inch at a time…and not at our enemies hands, but at our own because we elect ignorant, ill-informed, inadequate leaders who don’t even have the basic negotiation skills to adequately fight our corner… By Fareeha Qayoom
July 16, 2009

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home

Let others delight mid new pleasures to roam, but give me, oh, give me, the pleasures of home Home, home, sweet, sweet home! There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home! By Sara Rathore
July 9, 2009

Pakistan for Sale!

When the government officials, public institutions and state-owned assets are all for sale, what’s six million acres of farmland between friends? Is this a wise move? Find out... By Ahmed Humayun