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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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The Othering of Our Own Kind

– Kainat Azhar  “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” – Dante Alighieri 2.15 AM As the night darkens, I sit alone in my room. The world around me has drifted to sleep. I usually share this lonely...

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The Key to a Successful Relationship

– Talha Afzal  Conventional wisdom holds that communication is the core ingredient of every successful relationship. However, recent studies show that there is more at play than just communication. Being good at communicating your needs may be important but not the only criteria for a successful relationship. Epstein, Warfel, Johnson, Smith,...

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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...

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The Desi Male

– Syed Aalim Akhtar  “Men are more intelligent than women, he is a chhakka, a hijra, she is a slut. All these statements will not be tolerated in academic spaces now, at least academic spaces. And these were freely supported here in these very institutions 30 yrs ago..” our Professor...

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Big Boys Can Cry

– Khadeeja Rana   Constricted by the society’s definitions of the ideal man, a stream of tears down his face in the face of an adversity is thought to strip a man of his masculinity. Does it make any sense? Absolutely not! Not until we understand emotions and their relation...

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Seeking Solution to Domestic Violence

Seeking Solution to Domestic Violence: Religious and Psychological Perspective – Khadeeja Rana   The Qur’an speaks of the mawaddha (love), rahmah (compassion) and sakinah (tranquility) [Qur’an 30:21 & 7:189] as being both the reasons as well as the expected results of marriage. Qur’an speaks of husbands and wives as being...

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All About Relationships

    The debut issue is a themed issue, focusing on the most important aspect of our lives – relationships. Be it with family, friends or colleagues, relations with others are vital in all walks of life. Join us in this journey as we explore the nitty gritty of social...

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In Honour of Women and Relationships

– Yusuf Mahbubul Islam   Towering at six feet two, my grandfather (Nana) instilled fear in most people he met. He had had many achievements. He brought the first printing press into the then East Pakistan and held the first car assembly license. He was the Founder President of Dhaka Chambers of Commerce and a...