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Reading schedule: the what, why and how?

Reading is such a major part of my life since ever. Be it leisure, school or work - words are just my thing. But it can get tough to keep up with books and it is easy to keep going through one waiting to finish it. Here's one way I plan to solve this problem… Continue reading Reading schedule: the what, why and how?

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Working at a call centre is more valuable than you think

For the past 1.5 years I have been working at the UBC Annual Giving Call Centre, raising funds for the university as a student caller. I started this position with interest in alumni relations as I am daughter of an alumnus, with a great UBC-family story that changed my life. I also just really wanted… Continue reading Working at a call centre is more valuable than you think

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A heartfelt project: ‘Peace through media literacy’

This past year in a International Conflict Management class the theme was peace studies and we were put in groups to do a project. My group was assigned to a peace education module for which we had to create module content and assignments for students of a chosen class level. I was fortunate to have… Continue reading A heartfelt project: ‘Peace through media literacy’

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Not chick lit, chic lit: The Devil Wears Prada and stories of strong women

There was once someone, somewhere who thought stories of young women following their dreams while trying to find love, navigate relationships and reach goals in life are stories limited to female readers only. And we ended up with a genre colloquially called 'chick-lit'. More so than it being a genre, my disappointment is with its… Continue reading Not chick lit, chic lit: The Devil Wears Prada and stories of strong women

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Make the most of work experiences

It is most befitting to take this blog in the direction of my life. The past year or so has been of immense professional and personal growth at UBC. One key takeaway has been to carefully craft experiences by making the most of all and any work that comes my way. As an international university… Continue reading Make the most of work experiences

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Book Review: A philosopher’s recollection of Waheed Murad

Khurram Shafique’s Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times is a fluid prose knitting the life and times of the Pakistani cinema stalwart Waheed Murad thread by thread as the title promises.  It evokes the fragrance of yesteryears but grounds itself in the longing of today’s Pakistan for recognition and pride.   Shafique introduces a greater philosophical question… Continue reading Book Review: A philosopher’s recollection of Waheed Murad

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If Hindi is a threat to our national and regional languages, what about English?

(Here goes another one of my blogposts published in The Express Tribune Blogs)   Doraemon (a Japanese manga anime dubbed in Hindi) is blamed for the corruption of our children’s own language as we continue to speak a mish-mash of Urdu, English and our respective regional languages. Doraemon has risen as the latest target of criticism. This is… Continue reading If Hindi is a threat to our national and regional languages, what about English?

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“Come sit with us Kamla, lets catch up!” said the third floor Mrs. D’Sylva. Kamla hastened from the dining table to the lounge, hiding her phone that was beeping continuously. She had friends and acquaintances from her apartment building over for tea. It was their usual monthly book club meet-up. But something was different. Woman… Continue reading Untitled I