Celebrating Inspiring Woman of Today - Fatima Niazi


"Being a female journalist is not easy in a country where patriarchy reigns. A place where you are judged for wearing a lipstick to work, a place where you have to hold up a poker face while interacting with men you interview just so they take you seriously. But it...

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Women of Substance


Zahid Mukhtar, Pakistan based photographer shows the powerful rural women working in the fields. #Genderequality #BalanceforBetter #IWD2019

Arts & Culture

Napa festival kicks off with Hashr’s Mureed-i-Shak


The play is an Urdu adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale One of the recurring themes in William Shakespeare’s plays is that of jealousy caused by unfounded misgivings or doubts. Othello is a cogent example. In The Winter’s Tale, the situation is a bit different and the treatment of the subject...

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Overlooked No More: Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian Poet Who Broke Barriers of Sex and Society


An author unafraid to defy midcentury attitudes about her gender. “What is important is humanity,” she said, “not being a man or a woman.” Forough Farrokhzad near Tehran circa 1966. She was one of Iran’s pre-eminent mid-20th-century writers, both reviled and revered for her poems.CreditCreditEbrahim Golestan Since 1851, obituaries in...

Women & Wellness

The man behind a woman who fiercely fought her demons


This man, my best friend, has always been my rock. He is not 'The man behind a successful woman' but he is 'The man behind a woman who fiercely fought her demons'. Since I was a little kid, I was always successful - always got what I went after. The...

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