Rescuing Paws And Whiskers

How many times have you witnessed an animal being run over by a car? How many times have you seen them being shooed away? If you have, how many times have you gone to their rescue? Although the city of Karachi now has a well-connected animal welfare community, it is unfortunate that an average citizen does not raise their voice...

You Do Not Deserve To Be Bullied!

Speaking to those who have been bullied, you never deserved that kind of treatment! Speaking to those who are being bullied, stand up for yourself now! Speaking to those who actively bully, seek out help because you are better than this!  Like any other problem - bullying needs to be taken seriously too. The victims of bullying, harassment, and abuse often end up...

Not My Shame

It is a bright sunny morning and she can barely keep her eyes open, there is hustle bustle all around. The weekly bazaar has attracted a huge swarm of people. She considers holding her mothers' hand for a brief second and then brushes off the thought the very next, "I am a grown-up" she murmurs to herself. She sets her...

Domestic Frights

The unsung, ruthlessly consistent heroes of domestic flights who inspired the terrible pun in the title of this piece make the 2 ish hour suspensions in the air amusingly eventful. These eclectically mixed passengers with their endless supply of Khalifa plastic bags and suspiciously wrapped suitcases can loosely be assorted into categories most frequently found on local airlines. You will...

How To Identify Introverts

Some people have a hard time admitting to the fact that they may be an introverted person. Often you’re stereotyped as in introvert if you don’t like meeting new people or don’t talk much in social gatherings. However, that’s not always the case some people are generally shy and don’t open up as quickly as others, but that doesn’t...

Meet this Pakistani Tech-geek Who Turned His Tables Against All Odds

The Tech Industry has revolutionized the World over the course of a last few decades. Visionaries such as Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs have created multi-billion business empires because they weren’t afraid to dream big and turn them into reality. (Both of their respective companies have now moved on to Augmented reality ;] ) Although Pakistan lags behind in terms...

Pakistani Student Finds A Cure For Parkinson’s

According to the Parkinson’s disease foundation (PDF), more than 10 million people are affected by Parkinson’s disease all over the world. This disease comes under the umbrella of conditions called motor system disorders. The symptoms of the ailment usually increase over time, few of which are trembling, shaking, slowness and subsequently limitation of movement. Recently, a breakthrough has surfaced regarding...

How to Recognize Depression

Depression is something which creeps on you quietly. It feels like another bad day, but it's not. You continue to stay in this state of mind and put on a social face whenever you have to. It starts to cost you more and more every day, you start shutting your friends and family think there’s no one or nothing...

A Pakistani teenager has made an Anti-Bluewhale Game!

We've been hearing a lot about the Blue Whale game, 50 tasks, and its victims. We've heard how the game originated from Russia where the main aim of its inventor was to make depressed people get rid of their misery. Some of the tasks include waking up in middle of the night and watching a scary movie, standing on...

The Not So Sindhi, Sindh Fair!

With extreme excitement after seeing the event page on Facebook, I decided to participate as an attendee at the Sindh Fair. Woke up the next day got dressed in a traditional Sindhi way and started an hour-long journey from my house to Karachi University. The setup looked great, while parking my car, the level of excitement I held increased and...