Iqra L Qamari

August 7, 2019
August 7, 2019

Fighting a different kind of war

Being a millennial, finding the time and desire to indulge in the act of “simply doing nothing” is a grinding process. The Dutch have even coined a term for this luxury: “Niksen”, which, in plain...

July 24, 2019
July 24, 2019

Privacy violations, the rise of Big Data and Orwell’s premonition

In George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, the fictional omniscient entity “Big Brother” seemed like an absurd possibility even a decade back. For an all-knowing being to exist in a society that had...

July 13, 2019
July 13, 2019

Breaking the backbone of a nation

Childhood recollections eventually start resembling the bright, vivid pages of a favourite storybook. We turn those pages someday,

June 22, 2019
June 22, 2019

Raising our boys to be good, healthy men

“Boys will be boys.” This carefully constructed sentence consists of a mere collection of words. It dominates our dialogues, reflecting the mindset that governs our society, our homes and the...

June 20, 2019
June 20, 2019

Keanu Reeves Wholesomeness personified

The internet is an eccentric place. It can applaud a particular individual one sunny morning and rebuke another on the next, and both scenarios can get pretty obsessive to a certain extent. These...

June 13, 2019
June 13, 2019

Producing the graduates of tomorrow

Visualise a sunny convo-cation day—students beaming with pride and their four years of strenuous academic struggles finally summing up to them tossing their graduation caps as a symbolic gesture to...

May 26, 2019
May 26, 2019

Game of Thrones: An allegory or an escape?

The word “Dracarys” has the power to burn entire cities to the ground with scathing dragon fire in HBO’s epic fantasy saga Game of Thrones. Even off-screen, the Valyrian term has had an impact on...

May 19, 2019
May 19, 2019

Precious childhood lost in the streets

Dhaka, a city of cacophony that reverberates from its belligerent streets which carry the clash of a million stories every day. Amidst cars honking, buses screeching, people cursing, vendors...

May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019

Friends Drifting Away

The sense of losing a friend is similar to the utter loss of having your favourite “tong” shut down. The tin-shed recluse, right around

November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018

Dear Parents, please stop fighting

Ashraf jerked awake from the same recurring nightmare he has been having for quite some time now. He woke up to muffled raised voices in the middle of the night coming in from the next room.