Post Tagged with: "pakistan"

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