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OTT: The year 2020 in flashback is still a vivid memory, as not long ago, we were locked into our houses, breaking away from the daily humdrum and spending quality time with family. It has taken humans one virus outbreak to realize the importance of fellow humans in their lives. This phase is far from […]

Looking at the basics Skin care, something that was previously very domestic and personal, now comes in bottles, wrapped neatly and mechanically. It is now an industry. It makes the practice of skin care look a certain way and tells us it’s about buying. We think of skin care and think of marketed products.   […]

Freedom Writers Movie Review by Eman Khalid Writer

“It would be easy to become a victim of our circumstances and continue feeling sad, scared or angry; or instead, we could choose to deal with injustice humanely and break the chains of negative thoughts and energies, and not let ourselves sink into it.” ― Erin Gruwell, The Freedom Writers Diary Everybody deserves a second chance […]

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Content warning: homophobia HIV/AIDS and its origins in the UK According to the National Health Service (NHS) HIV stands for ‘human immunodeficiency virus’ and is ‘a virus that damages the cells in your immune system and weakens your ability to fight everyday infections and disease.’[1] AIDS is what HIV develops into if it remains untreated. […]


                                                                        Superclean, Volume II- The Marías While this is technically not an album, this six-song EP packs a punch even […]


Are you planning on launching a blog of your own? Are you fearful of finding different ways to make it reach different readers worldwide? One of the best ways of making people read your work is through marketing strategies, and for bloggers, one of the most effective marketing strategies is to follow SEO practices.  Being […]


It is one of these mythic beasts, the “untranslatables”, the foreign words that supposedly lack any equivalent in English. Lists like these spread like wildfire online.  One such tiny word, that contains multitudes, is Goya. Urdu speakers know the meaning in their bones, but for the rest it is inexplicable. A Pakistani local defines the […]


A few nights before writing this, I listened to a Bill Simmons podcast where he interviews writer/comedian Jerrod Carmichael, and they bring up Phantom Thread, the most recent film from acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson. They praise it, and revel in “how good it is”. Some nights before this an old friend contacts me on […]