This is the link to Malala Yousafzai’s speech to the Canadian Parliament:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H15x7V_I-A

PLEASE watch to the end. These are 20 most-inspiring minutes of my life in a long time.

THIS!

Goosebumps.

I want to know how anybody watching this speech is not teary-eyed. I got so many goosebumps- each word was carefully picked and beautifully delivered. Read More →

I don’t usually do book reviews here (I actually don’t know why, maybe I should), but this book I just finished (in a day!) just compelled me to write about it. I just couldn’t resist sharing it with the world. Now I’m not a fan of self-help books or memoirs, and this one is sort of both. But there were some phrases from the book I was exposed to in passing. They just happened to pull me towards them and I HAD to get my hands on this book. Read More →

Come February and the streets, shops and social media are all sprayed with red puke. Mushy declarations galore, there is no escape from this Day of Love. I feel sad about all the single ones out there cringing and feeling rueful about the ‘one that got away’. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not the Anti-Valentine brigade. In fact I’m one of the greatest opponents of the Islamabad High Court ruling against Valentine. In a country where moral policing is the order of the day, such an inane order is no surprise really. I have secretly safeguarded so many sickly red and white teddies and chocolates for my friends at school and college (handed to me for safe custody for a month or two, away from strict parents of these friends). Read More →