social issues

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: […]

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Beauty Within

Written by Sumayya Feroz According to our society’s standards a person is only beautiful if he or she has a fair skin tone. The people with dark skin tone mostly get bullied from their childhood by their friends, teachers, relatives and specially the old age aunties which are found in every family who have right […]

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Muqabil (review) Episode 21 – 22

For the past two months, Muqabil has slowed down a great deal. I feel that in one episode they show the happenings of only one day (in terms of the time span being shown) . And that might be the reason why they have so many filler scenes and so many conversations that don’t seem […]

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Why she stayed?

Silicon Valley CEO abused wife for 10 years, jailed for 30 days only Yes, you read it correctly. Only 30 days. And what angered me more was that the judge actually asked her why she stayed for so long? And since I have read this, I have been thinking the same, why she stayed? She […]

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Muqabil (review) Episode 9 – 11

Fahad Mustafa might be a great actor and host but I have always hated the drama serials produced by him. Muqabil is surely changing that opinion of mine about him. Pareesa is now married to arman and arman is making it clear how smitten he is by her. Pareesa being a victim of child abuse […]

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