a bit of inspiration – Grace Under Pressure

‘Have a bomb-blast free Eid’ is one of the Eid greetings I received this time. A rather unusual and sad greeting. With news of skyrocketing inflation, shaky economy, target killings and bomb blasts… it is quite easy to let it all go and slip into a state of depression thinking that your world is going…

a bit of inspiration – humour therapy

What’s in a laugh? Plenty! The feel good factor of humour is not ‘just a figment of the imagination’ — it goes much deeper. Humour is serious business! A basic internet search shows that it’s a science: Gelotology — the study of humour and laughter, and its psychological and physiological effects on the human body. Research…

Healing – Letting it out – Letting go

“‘In sickness and in health … till death do us part.’ These words echo in my ears since the day my husband left this world. The world came crashing down for us,” is Naheed’s response when asked about healing. “Life has just not been the same ever since — the acute, piercing pain returning at…

Powerful Women – Chivalry Vs Chauvinism

Is chivalry an obsolete concept? “A few thousand years into civilisation and we still haven’t figured out how men and women should relate to each other” is Nighat’s first reaction as she rolls her eyes. A born and bred Pakistani now living independently in Canada, she feels that women really need to be very clear…