Powerful Women – Guiding Force

Another article written a while ago - but the concepts are still as refreshing ad relevant even today.... Interview: Profile of Shireen Naqvi Drive down the Defence Phase II Commercial Area in Karachi, and you come across a small yellow shop with Backerei written on it. It appears like any normal bakery but there is…

Powerful Women – Saving Starfish

Saving the Starfish “The Mother Teresa’s of the world don’t agonize, they act Uzma Ahmed Khan “So what if you were in Kabul, where the electricity only comes for two hours”, says Dr Patricia Omidian, when people in Pakistan complain to her about how the electricity goes away for two hours at a stretch. “And…

a bit of inspiration – nirvana bazaar

The self-help industry is worth more than billions of dollars in the US alone. Books, tapes, DVDs, all claim to take your life from mediocrity to nirvana — promising inner and outer wealth! And who wouldn't want those? The question is, to what extent do self-help resources help the seekers? What responsibility lies with the…

Travel – Kaghan Rhapsody

This article is from years ago...an ode to the beautiful Northern Areas of Pakistan Two birds fly off from a dish antenna. It is a bright summer morning and the view from the hotel in Balakot is exotic, belying the danger of the night before when a local had escaped the clutch of death in…