Mental illness explained: Bipolar Disorder

Sometimes what you see on TV isn’t true; other times it touches on reality but doesn’t completely reveal the whole truth. If you’ve watched The Silver Lining Playbook, you’ve see how someone with bipolar disorder can be. But the condition is far more than what Bradley Cooper’s character portrayed it to be. Bipolar, a personality… Continue reading Mental illness explained: Bipolar Disorder

Mental Illness Explained: Schizophrenia

Back in October 2016, a certain headline in Pakistan blared and shook the world. A man diagnosed with schizophrenia committed a murder and was given a court order of execution. The Pakistan Supreme Court declared schizophrenia as ‘not a mental disorder’ henceforth leading to a flurry of criticism from across the globe. This very notion… Continue reading Mental Illness Explained: Schizophrenia

The Stigma of Mental Illness in Pakistan

‘Paagal’ – isn’t that what they call everyone with a mental illness in Pakistan? To a great percentage population of Pakistan, anyone with a mental illness is quickly labeled as ‘paagal’ (mad). It doesn’t matter what kind of illness it is – a mild case of depression or hallucinating schizophrenia – the label remains constant:… Continue reading The Stigma of Mental Illness in Pakistan

Pantene Hum Bridal Couture Week 2017

Bold, festive and fashionable – three words that effectively describe the Pantene Hum Bridal Couture Week. The month of December is the prime wedding season in Pakistan. Getting three wedding invites on the same day this month isn’t rare and finding a darzi (tailor) that will stitch your wedding clothes in time is almost close… Continue reading Pantene Hum Bridal Couture Week 2017