Post Tagged with: "pakistan"

Courtesy Lamees Wajahat

Love letter from Lahore

‘Lahore was some sort of unreal fantasy that fed my wanderlust every day, literally and figuratively.’

by Lamees Wajahat· · Opinion, Voices
Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

I spent the first four years of my life in Lahore, Pakistan. The only memories I have of any schooling is at a preschool that charged your parents if you were late, and where teachers made you stand up every time you answered a question in class. I don’t remember anything I learned or anyone who taught me . What […]

by Mahnoor Sheikh· · Opinion, Voices
The author's grandmother, Shadab Khatoon, distributing supplies during the 2010 Pakistan floods. (Fatima Kazmi/Ryersonian)

Finding beauty among bombs

My father was convinced I would come running back to Toronto in a week. I’d go, I’d see, and then I’d leave. Instead, I went, I saw, and then I fell in love. There were bombs, riots and target killings, but Pakistan stole my heart. What was supposed to be a vacation became a three-month adventure with a road trip […]

by Fatima Kazmi· · News, Opinion, Top stories, Travel
One wedding in two worlds

One wedding in two worlds

As a Pakistani girl, daydreams about my wedding were different from other girls. I knew my wedding wouldn’t be just one day, but several days of celebration. I wouldn’t be wearing a white dress, but a heavily sequined one in traditional colours like yellow, red and green. I knew what my wedding would look like but my daydreams certainly did […]

by Anam Latif· · Opinion, Voices
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