I was so desperate to escape London this summer. The constantly cloudy suffocating weather, the rain and the giant house spiders that lurk out from under it, the commuters who don’t let you get off the train before they get on, the fact that socialising in the city costs the same as my rent – … Continue reading Aye, it was a Glaswegian Weekend
I've been obsessed with Frida Kahlo for as long as I can remember and I always want to write about why - but so complex is her lingering aura that remains, I can't find the right words yet. Anyways, I saw this quote that is allegedly from an extract of her diary and it really … Continue reading Frida Kahlo on being strange
So much reading material is available on the formation of Pakistan that it’s hard for someone as clueless as me to decipher what’s true anymore. But there is one tale that seems quite indisputable - that for almost 1000 years different religious groups co-existed here in harmony, as a family, embracing one another’s traditions. People … Continue reading Partition, 70 years on
Madrid in August – some people said it was a deathwish, for August is the time of year where those who can afford to shut up shop, heading straight for the coast for some much welcomed relief from the scalding sun. Not myself and my friend Charissa though – oh no. We were in desperate … Continue reading A Weekend In Madrid
Well hi there! I wrote something about being a proud Pakistani recently, and I wanted to share it here, with you lot. It's about finding pride in my heritage after a lifetime of self loathing triggered by a society obsessed with being fair skinned and 'exotic'... It was published on Brown Girl Magazine and Sister-Hood … Continue reading F**k Fair & Lovely
I wrote something recently about the London Bridge terror attacks for MuslimGirl.com, which you can read now. I won't expand on it here, but please do have a read and let me know your thoughts on it. And in light of it, I'd like to share some of my favourite quotes on my hometown - … Continue reading It’s a London Thing
Not a blog post, just a reminder!