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So Proud of You

A very common practice I have noticed amongst people is how when we share an achievement of ours with family or friends, the immediate and most common...

15.05.2024 50

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The Forced Migrant

In 2023, roughly 860,000 people migrated from Pakistan and the number is constantly rising. There is an unprecedented brain drain and the educated...

02.05.2024 80

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The Hidden Violence

Domestic violence is a common social issue that has been prevalent in all societies irrespective of social or cultural class, or economic viability....

18.04.2024 60

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Fear of Missing Out

An issue that I have commonly come across in many of my male clients is the shame they experience for not earning enough money in life. They consider...

12.03.2024 20

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A Traumatized Nation

We are a resilient nation. We have fought wars with enemies across borders and within the country. We are currently fight­ing inflation, injustice,...

22.02.2024 40

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Rowdy Rahat

Two days ago, I came across a video of Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan repeatedly assaulting a man for displacing a bottle that was ‘dam wala...

01.02.2024 20

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The Traumatized Trollers

It’s no surprise to me that Pakistan’s social media is flooded with news of the unthinkable; Shoaib Malik’s marriage to Sana Javed. How shocking...

24.01.2024 20

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Step Forward

04.01.2024 30

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Stream it or skip it?

It’s neither the first nor the last time that I am writing about one of the most important relationships human beings have; the institution of...

14.12.2023 20

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From the river to the sea

44 days and counting since Palestine has been under fire and we helplessly see all signs of human existence being destroyed and demolished. A friend...

23.11.2023 40

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When psyche meets spirituality

Quite recently I got lucky to perform Umrah again after many years. I had been longing to go and fortunately, the ‘bulawa’ (invite) as we Muslims...

08.11.2023 20

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The Google Therapist

In my client practice, I work with many Millennials and Gen Z populationgroups and it is very heartening to see their drive towards an inquiry into...

10.10.2023 20

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You reap what you sow

Ever since I grew old enough to make head and tail of the conversations taking place around me, I have heard people saying, ‘mulk doob raha hai,’...

27.09.2023 30

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Empty Nest Syndrome

This time of the year, many teenagers leave for college either to another city or country. It’s a big transition from the shelter of their homes and...

13.09.2023 30

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