Category: Brain Blog

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How to Spot a Toxic Person from a Mile Away

Khadeeja Rana I have been meaning to write about toxicity, having had my fair share of toxic people, it only makes sense. I think I’ve reached my saturation point when it comes to toxic people, be it someone close or someone that I barely know. Anyhow, it is about time...

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Birth and Rebirth

– Hadia Anjum I found myself in the later hours of my maternity night duty, around 3 am. A lull in the workload served no purpose except to make me acutely aware, how in the timeless disorientation of the well lit emergency, my exhaustion was paradoxical. No matter how I...

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Ordinary Lives

– Maria Sami “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary”, is not just a quote by an ordinary person, but is by Elon Musk, who is a South African entrepreneur who became a multimillionaire in his late 20s. It is nearly impossible to think...

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Guys Who Think Cooking is “Woman’s Work”

Guys who think cooking is “woman’s work” obviously missed the memo, because the majority of the world’s top rated chefs are men. You may never own a Michelin starred restaurant, but there’s no better place to learn the basics than your mom’s kitchen. You can even have your own very...

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Saudade*– A Short Memoir of Depression

“I am a collection of dismantled almosts.” – Anne Sexton, A Self-Portrait in Letters Part 1: Fossils Leaving behind the curse of my depression, I am holding hands with the clock and moving forward. Each step I take marks my new territory – I am a savior, I whisper to...

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In Case You Are Feeling Suicidal

If you are in intense emotional and/or physical pain, remember that your judgment is being clouded by that pain. If you are considering suicide, you are trying to end that pain. Please do not confuse ending your pain with ending your life. The two are very different.  And let me...

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4 Reasons to Avoid Inconsistent Parenting

  – Khadeeja Rana Over and over again I have come across instances of inconsistent parenting so I guess we’ve all been there. Inconsistent parenting is a relatively new concept and you might ask, inconsistency in what way? Very good question indeed. It can be both within parent and between...

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Lessons to be learnt from Mann Mayal

– Khadeeja Rana As the latest TV serial hits the charts, we cannot help but wonder about the many loopholes and plot fails this serial has to offer. Despite all its flaws, this serial makes us think about the brutal realities of our society. After a careful thought, I have come...