Biking My Way To freedom

Published on Sunday, April 15th, 2018 By Humay
When I hit 12, I was told that I should not bike outside any more as it would be inappropriate for me to do so. I felt captured and caged because biking was my favourite and perhaps...

Is Women Empowerment Causing More Harm Than Good?

Published on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 By Humay
A male friend of mine keeps insisting that both genders must stand against the antiquated ways of our society as him and the young men in his family have all been oppressed into following the elders'...

How I Learnt To Actually Fall In Love With Gymming

Published on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 By Humay
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I despise doing repetitive and mechanical work. Hence, for those reasons; going to the gym and robotically pushing and pulling weights was usually a torture and a half for me. Yet despite that, I managed to fight...

True Mindfulness Includes Knowing What To Give A F*ck About

Published on Monday, January 29th, 2018 By Humay
I recently stumbled across an acquaintance, who always makes it a point to slur a “bullyish” comment whenever you meet him. On the surface, he tries to act “too-cool-for-school” but then hurls a nasty comment with the clear intention of ruining your mood...

How A Transgender Taught Me More About Humanity Than Any Education

Published on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 By Humay
A couple of weeks ago, when I left the launch party of a restaurant, a trans-beggar came up to me and said "Katrina, paisay dou naa" in a nasal, overly-accentuated accent, and I burst out laughing. Most of these guys usually...

Top 10 Pakistani Photography Influencers To Follow in 2018

Published on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 By Humay
Every once in a while, whilst mindlessly scrolling through my insta feed that is flooded with a glut of selfies, food photographs and baby pictures, l stumble upon an image that is more than just a picture, it is a work of art.Over the years,...

Miniso is Your Minimalistic, Bargain Paradise!

Published on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 By Humay
There are few brands that instantly put me in fan-girl mode and Miniso is one of them. I came across this Japanese lifestyle and beauty store at Safa Mall and it just stood out from the rest of the shops with its simple yet chic product...

Is Instagram Feeding Into Your Imposter Syndrome?

Published on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 By Humay
So a London-based cousin of mine called me up a few days ago and said, “Wow Humay, I really feel like visiting Islamabad. I’m following you on insta and you guys are living the life.” I was like what?? Me?? when, where??...

Gratitude Is The Antidote To Misery

Published on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 By Humay
No matter where you stand in life, a super important spiritual practice to have is of gratitude. There's always something to be grateful for. Yes, a part of the world is going through turmoil, yes our...