Monday, October 24, 2011


hey guys, i finally started my own thing. its a small business that provides packaging ideas to people for various events. its called flip+fold.
for those of you who are on facebook, do look it up.
heres a link too:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

5 things i learnt today

isnt this picture gorgeous? its from

1. bankers are boring. very

2. just because you stay quiet, aloof and talk less does not mean you're cool.

3. IT guys need to get laid.

4. working mom's can be fun!

5. they dont call them dumb blonde for no reason.
crazy busy, less sleep and annoyingly hot weather! BUT
fun blog coming up, i promise!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

10 things i hate about romantic comedies

how many romantic comedies have been made since the advent of movies? and how many are actually worth watching? is it a waste of time or simply entertainment?
check out this great article on the take of such productions.


1. The cliché. Guy meets girl, guy loves girl and guy loses girl only to get her back in the end. How come no romantic comedy is actually funny or sad in the end?

2. The wedding planner is beautiful, pristine and meticulous yet doesn’t have a boyfriend. The film stretches on to a good two hours till you find out she actually digs the groom. Yuck!

3. You are in love with your best friend who happens to be a guy. Now, you have shared every memory together; from pmsing to him straightening your hair yet you cant tell him you love him. Its only till he gets hitched that you realize you must confess. After three melodious songs at the dinner table and some display of Prada’s new collection it finally hits you. HES TAKEN!

4. What happened in Vegas should stay in Vegas. Must a film be made on it?

5. As if girlfriends who are alive aren’t enough that one must bear the brunt of dead ones. How many times have you been visited by the ghosts of your ex girl friends?

6. I sit online everyday for hours yet I never get mail from a handsome bookstore owner. Yet a simple, girl next door is getting them everyday. WHATS UP WITH THAT?

7. She is ugly, so ugly that women don’t want to talk to her. But one day, she gets a makeover and she is so beautiful, so beautiful now all men want her? The makeover transforms not only her looks but also her dead brain cells, improves her IQ and lands her a successful job. And you wonder why you weren’t a part of this makeover?

8. A new trend of squeezing all Hollywood stars together in one film to be misled into thinking it would be a hit. While you are trying to understand why Patrick Dempsey is cheating on Jennifer garner when suddenly, Ashton kutcher is shown in his underwear holding a ring. Wait… what

9. You probably wont remember what you did last week but your best friend who hasn’t seen you in seven years remember’s from a drunken night that he is your child’s biological father. KUDOS

10. Your dead husband leaves you letters to recover from his death that are meaningless and pointless. You don’t need a dead person to tell you to giddy up for your birthday, hey, your friends can do that for you.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Every Tuesday, I am going to write about the place that’s been on my mind throughout the week. I’ll be posting pictures, giving FYI and things you probably didn’t know about it.

My school just arranged a student exchange program with India and nine students went to India for nine days to live with other students at a boarding school. During this time, they visited five cities and understood their culture, religion and beliefs. So, for the past few days I have India on my mind. Below are places that I would like to visit one day.

those of you who havent read shantaram, dont know much about the infamous leopold cafe. well, incase you get a chance to read the book, do visit the cafe too!

they say darjeeling is the next kahsmir. apparently, from the top you get a view of the Everest. darjeeling is still like the india that was under british raj, the old steam engine train and lodges.
GO. GOA. GO. can you go to india and not visit Goa?
Rajhistan and its temples are breathtaking, this is a photographers dream!

and dont forget the food. you get to eat in a thaali, better a banana leaf!

Monday, October 10, 2011

they are finally here!

i grew up reading archie comics, tin tin and a few others like x-men and batman, only briefly though because they were expensive in pakistan. anyway, only until recently did i discover graphic novels to be so much fun, amazing in illustration and comprising actual adult stories. so when some relatives were visiting from the states, i asked my much beloved cousin to send me my favourite three from amazon. and guess what, she sent me brand new ones. yours truly is in possession of her new favourite reads but also cannot put them down.
interested readers, check out these at amazon, you can also read excerpts!
cancer vixen is a true story of a newyork based cartoonist when she discovered she had breast cancer and how she coped with it. beautiful, funny and strong illustrative work.
shortcomings is a piece of fictional based on a first generation japanese american and how his complexes and shortcomings in life affect his decisions and therefore future. when you read this, you actually feel like youre there!
ghost world is so funny and hilarious that you just cant put it down. story about two teenagers who are lost after high school and dont know what direction to take in their life. situations, visuals and scripts are so spot on, every individual can relate!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

musings of a woman

Sometimes not always but sometimes I wonder what is going to become of me? Inshalah I am to turn twenty-six in exactly two months time and I see this road becoming more complex and at the same time interesting. I am surrounded by people who judge, stare and talk. Let me remind myself that I too fall under this category and am certainly not proud of it. But really, as each day passes, there are more whispers and questions.

On one side is the super conservative mindset that balks at the sight of an unmarried twenty-six year old. And recently I came to know that I am talked about in school. I only talk to four people at work and was shocked to discover a recent question by a totally random colleague who asked me about my wedding? I gasped in disbelief and then very happily told her about the break up to which she gasped. She told me that she heard from other people about me. WHAT. And not to mention the time when I was set up by another colleague, claiming that all girls must be married.

At work, I have all kinds of women around me. Those who work to earn and those who work for fun. I see young and older moms and I see hard core career oriented women. There are those with foreign degrees and some with neither. But there is something very evident that I notice in all. They are unhappy. There are mothers with four children hardly five years older than me, who want to get out of the house. They told me very blatantly that they were sick of their monotonous routine and needed a break, they wanted to get out. They were married at a very young age and reproduced faster than they thought and now want to go back to life. They say they envy career women because they never got to do that.

And I know women who wish to get married. They want the whole package, nice house, great husband, two kids and a pet. These women are extremely successful at what they do but are lonely and seek companionship.

Stuck in the middle are the have not’s, the confused souls. They are working to save money to study and pursue other interests. They want to follow their dreams, complete their masters as well as get married. They want everything and wont compromise on their ideals.

And my poor married friends are constantly irritated by questions about their children and are often asked when they plan to have them? Isnt that a great invasion of someone’s privacy? Whether one wants to have children, eat a samosa or dance naked, what right do you have to be asking such personal questions?

My very close friend who went through a very nasty break up( which came as a surprise because he dumped her out of nowhere) has probably still not recovered and is pestered by useless match makers. Isn’t there a limit to where women can or should stop. Girls are approached by random women at Sunday bazaar, asking for their phone numbers and residence. And to top it all, a relative was approached by someone at work which was highly embarrassing.

Married or single or divorced, why does it matter to you? Why must you butt in to ask or probe if all you want to do is talk and not help.

End of the day, you should not be judged or labeled by your status but rather your personality and life achievements. Whether you have raised three children in a perfect manner or attained a phD, what’s important is are you happy? Whether you are a stay at home mom or a social worker, are you happy with yourself and your life? There is no purpose of having a degree or a beautiful house, if you are not content! and that doesn’t require a social status or an education, it just requires you to live each day as it comes and be extremely thankful for what you have.