Happy International Women’s Day


¬†Happy International Women’s day to all the ladies reading this. I know some folks may wonder, why we even need such a day. This is because even if if the ladies you know have had it easy and have all their human rights in place or are going places professionally, BUT what you forget is that the majority of the world’s 1.3 billion absolute poor are women.

In fact on average, women receive between 30 and 40 per cent less pay than men earn for the same work. Everywhere, women continue to be victims of violence, with rape and domestic violence which themselves are significant causes of disability and death among women of reproductive age worldwide. We therefore need to support women more than ever. :)

So let us celebrate by doing something wonderful. Perhaps contribute to a cause that deals with rehabilitation of battered women or victims of rape, to those single mothers raising their children alone and those house maids who are the sole earners for their family. :)

Let us appreciate the home makers especially.

Happy, Happy Women’s Day. :)

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Frustrated


What is happening in Karachi and the rest of the country is increasing anger and frustration levels. With an immense feeling of helplessness in the pit of our stomach, we truly feel like slapping the hell out of someone- anyone to be able to feel again- to feel that we have some rights if at all. This is not healthy. What are we turning into? Who can we turn to for help? We ordinary citizens do not own arms and ammunition and neither do we want to. We do not have the power to bring the MQM and Lashkar e Jhangvi and Balochi and Sindhi waderas ruining and burning this city to accountability. Let us atleast stick together. Let us be courageous to at least say: Down with MQM, down with Lashkar e Jhangvi, down with Tehreek e Taliban, down with the Sindhi and Balochi badmash ghundas playing with law and order and violating our constitutional rights. At least have the guts to call a spade a spade. And death will come when it has to.