Beating heart

Rain had forgotten its way down to the ground,

Unrelenting and unforgiving sun roared out loud,

Drought had prevailed on mother earth and my heart had sunk in doubt,

Within my vision lay a dreary future deprived of hope and will cowed,

Far into the distance the sky and land touched, Continue reading


Dark Depression

“How many hours left for the plane journey to end?”, thought Bhavna. Time passed relentlessly and unforgivingly during this journey. This came as a surprise especially due to the numerous journeys Bhavna had undertaken in her span of 23 years on this planet, and to add to that those journeys also had been longer than the one was she was currently undertaking at the moment. However, nothing that was happening could be explained at the moment. Continue reading

Feminism or humanity?

Recently, Harry Potter fans were struck with sadness as Professor Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) bid farewell to this world at the age of 69. Quite a few of them took to social media to express the grief they felt on this grim occasion. Amongst them were acquaintances, well wishers and fellow co-stars, which included our beloved Hermione Granger (Emma Watson). Continue reading

Why pay out of your pockets to get yourself killed?

Pakistan stands among the top four countries alongside Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia with regards to the rise in tobacco usage. A staggering 40% of males and 9% females smoke, however, certain areas remain more affected by this, for example, in a recent study conducted by the Aga Khan University in collaboration with the National Alliance for Tobacco control showed that tobacco use in women has risen to an astounding 65% in Orangi town. Continue reading