Archive for 'Inspiration'

The dark side of the media behind the Chaiwala hype

The dark side of the media behind the Chaiwala hype

    “We also don’t  realize that, apart from sheer objectification of people, there is a great deal of harassment of the individual involved. We become a part of the mindset that maintains the rigid status [...]

Because slapping a woman is a cultural thing

Because slapping a woman is a cultural thing

Disclaimer: The slapwala mentioned here  is a complete  idiot. Nowhere in the article will you find him “cute” or “mannchalla” like the legendary chai-wala. This article has been written on public demand.  Sorry, but the author [...]

Free from our perceived sense of freedom

Free from our perceived sense of freedom

Zafaryab Hassan In the deepest corners of our thoughts dwell the quaintest questions which we are afraid to ask, and despite our age and time, we have nothing but fear that keeps all our doubts monumental. [...]

A journey through hopes and fears

A journey through hopes and fears

By Sanober Sohail   So much of negativity was stitched to the lives of slum dwellers and gypsies. I was fed with immensely horrifying comments and stories related to nomads while I was growing up. Those [...]

Anarkali, Fact or Fiction

Anarkali, Fact or Fiction

By Aamir Butt   In the Southern part of Lahore’s old city there is a beautiful little mausoleum. It is a white stone building with eight corner turrets. Inside is a  pure marble sarcophagus with one [...]

Rabindranath Tagore: A life less ordinary

Rabindranath Tagore: A life less ordinary

Aamir Butt Rabindranath Tagore: A life less ordinary Genius is a title often coffered on individuals rather freely,  yet no one can argue that Rabindranath Tagore was a genius in every sense of the word. A [...]

22 years to the happiest day for Pakistan cricket

22 years to the happiest day for Pakistan cricket

By Nayyar Afaq Just a few days ago, 25th March marked the 22nd anniversary of one of the happiest days for the nation – the enthralling victory in the cricket world cup 1992. Those were different [...]

Holi: our festival of Colors

Holi: our festival of Colors

in the colors I see your image; Ya Musaviro! the unconventional protagonist that I want you to be of the story you started for us.  I don’t have you in control though while others splash their [...]

Legacy of Hearts

Legacy of Hearts

Voyagers to the Horizon By Ziad Ahsan We have all had moments of sudden illumination when it occurred to us that we had ideation of doing great things in an extraordinary manner, and it was so [...]

Sarkash–A band with a difference

Sarkash–A band with a difference

Meet Sarkash Band, the positive difference they are making through music as a language of peace, love, tranquility and motivation.  The Ibtidah team had the honor of meeting the band and here is what we learnt [...]