Culture and Traditions

Female Genital Mutilation: Many Pakistani women’s painful secret

Express Tribune: Farahnaz Zahidi Moazzam. Today, as the world observes the “International Zero Tolerance Day to FGM/C”, many remain blissfully unaware that this custom, often referred to as female circumcision, is also practiced in Pakistan. In Pakistan, female circumcision is practiced by a few communities along the Iran-Balochistan border, and a few isolated […]

Why Millennials Don’t Want To Buy Stuff

Source: Fast Company BY JOSH ALLAN DYKSTRA Compared to previous generations, Millennials seem to have some very different habits that have taken both established companies and small businesses by surprise. One of these is that Generation Y doesn’t seem to enjoy purchasing things. The Atlantic’s article “Why Don’t Young Americans Buy […]

Who’s afraid of Hindutva?

The Express Tribune: Farzana Versey. Hinduism could probably be the most nuanced religion if only the Hindus left it alone. A political leader is carping about how Bollywood denigrates the religion. Films in India are essentially  ‘socio-myth’, therefore, characters are inspired by an existing template. We are celebrating Diwali now, […]