Eid 2017

Eid Mubarak, my people. 💕

May this Eid remind us to be kind, respectful and tolerant towards each other.

Also, i just lovveee my henna design. This is the work of one of my very good friends who never fails to satisfy me💕

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The good that you do.

The good that you do

will find its way back to you

and in the most painful nights

it will be the source of light. -Zarnain Shah

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Happy Fathers’ Day


“Coming from a traditionally patriarchal family, where educating girls was considered a waste of money because they were going to get married and belong to another family anyway, my father took the challenge of breaking the stereotypes by educating his daughters. He raised us in a gender-neutral environment and always encouraged us to reach for the stars. Today, my three sisters are leading their successful careers and happily married lives, and I am a passionate distinction-holding final-year medical student. My father proved it to the society that educating us was worth the investment. Thank you papa, for always teaching me that the future belongs to those who dare, for building my trust in God and for providing me the strength to stand up for myself and expect nothing less than the very best. I love you beyond words could explain and I’m so proud to be your daughter.” – Zarnain Shah
#HappyFathersday

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017

So excited about the Finals of ICC Champions trophy 2017. World’s biggest cricketing rivals, India and Pakistan, will battle it out for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in Birmingham on sunday. I’m supporting team Pakistan 💚 but i also admire the prodigy that Virat Kohli is. All the best to both teams.

Are you also a cricket fan? Which sports do you love the most?

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Home away from home

Once upon a time

In a land far far away

In a foreign continent

I found a home away from home.

What a tragedy it was

that i could not stay there for long

But i still call it my own

I miss my home

And i wonder

If it longs for me too.

-Zarnain Shah

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40 Book challenge

In today’s #ChotiChotiKhushyan:

For the first time in my life, i stuck to a New Year’s resolution. I took the #40BooksChallenge and decided to finish reading 20 books by the end of June and the remaining 20 in the latter half of the year. It is 12th June today and boy have i completed half of my challenge already. 🌸 

This journey has taught me to be more empathetic and has enhanced my emotional intelligence. Each book left me with a shifted perspective, about the world, society, or myself. 

Although it was not an easy task for a full-time final-year Med student like me, but it was totally worth it. And I would recommend it to anyone who wants to earn an outstanding wealth of learning that books offer.

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Kill them with kindness

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Kill them with kindness. Never let the fear of failure hold you back from creating and sharing your art. Spread love wherever you go and keep rocking with your perfect imperfections. 🙂

P.s This was my outfit for my sister’s wedding. 🙂

Neither Parents Nor Children, Communication Gap is the Problem

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I know a girl who was harassed by her chemistry teacher in her high school. However, she never discussed it with her parents because she was afraid of their response. I know a guy who is a wonderful poet but none of his family members know about it because he thinks they will never appreciate his work. I also remember when a close friend of mine opened up to me about how she, at the age of 8, was sexually harassed by her 15-year-old cousin but she could never discuss it with her parents out of fear. Also, I can’t forget a friend of mine who failed an exam, didn’t discuss it with anyone and spent an entire day crying in her bed until her family found her unconscious in the room and she was admitted to the hospital. Next day, her parents came to know about the results through one of her friends.

Communication is a vital part of any relationship. When it comes to the relationship of parents with their children, the importance of an open and honest communication cannot be emphasized enough. But in many cases it is observed that both parties hesitate or feel uncomfortable in sharing their opinions with each other. This leads to the communication gap in their relationship. Here, we are referring to the communication beyond the formal chat about the lunch menu, the exams and the results.

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The Quest

stories

I can no longer endure

living in the shadow of

people without souls

Just like empty glasses.

Now, I seek those

With wonder in their eyes

Thunder in their hearts

Fire in their spirits

And poetry in their existence

Those who know the art of enjoying the pain

Those who still believe in magic.

 

In response to: Glass

Culture Shocks experienced by a Pakistani in the United States of America

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Traveling abroad is one of the best ways to step outside of your comfort zone. Everything is different – the people, the language, the food, the sight, the smell and an entirely new culture. While most of the people who travel to a foreign country experience some degree of culture shock, it is nothing to be afraid of. In fact, experiencing culture shock can be a very positive thing as it gives you the opportunity to learn about yourself, understand different kinds of people, adapt to the new surroundings, widen your horizons about diverse cultures that inhabit this planet and emerge as a global citizen.

As an international student traveling from Pakistan to the United States for the first time, I encountered many things that shocked my nerves and appetite for a while. Here I present six of the many positive things that you should expect to be shocked by when you travel to the land of opportunity… continue reading http://blogs.dunyanews.tv/13345/culture-shocks-experienced-by-a-pakistani-in-the-us-of-a/