Zara Maqbool

  • I sometimes wonder when all of this started.  When did we start running on the road to self-obsession so fast that there became simply no looking back? All of us used to enjoy the occasional photo sessions on weddings, birthday parties and gatherings. It was fun dressing up when going out and ...

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  • There is nothing more stressful and worrisome for a parent than to see their child unwell and going through pain or trauma. But perhaps a little more distressing is that even though they are lucky enough to afford the best medical care available in the city, they are not sure where to rush off with ...

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  • I recently saw Saba Hameed break down in tears on a TV show while speaking of the problems in Pakistan. Many of us must have raised our eyebrows thinking about why she was crying over these matters. I read one comment on Facebook stating she was depressed with just a hint of disdain, as though ...

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  • I find a quote by Clint Eastwood on marriage very apt and pertinent: ‘They say marriages are made in heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.” Being happily married myself for 13 years I find this quote truly catches the spirit of matrimonial bliss. I always say that marriage is ...

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  • When my 8 year old son told me, “The Taliban is my enemy,” I knew that life, especially school life, would never be the same for our children. When I asked him what he knew about the Taliban, he told me they were men who wanted to kill us all.Life has changed for most of us post ...

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