Tagged: Relationships

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Hope in Trying Times

– Kainat Azhar Brown. Like the stain left in a cup of coffee when it is not washed for days. As a child, I had never liked this color. I loved chocolates but their color I hated. Brown and blue. “The sky is blue, God loved this color so that...

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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 Art of Complimenting

– Yumna Sadiq Hayat I have recently started working a 9 to 5 job. I knew absolutely nobody there. Everyone else was already hanging out with everyone else. Since I was the new girl, I knew that if I wanted to not die of boredom, I would have to be...

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What’s Wrong with Appreciating Children?

– Khadeeja Rana Nothing. Yes, NOTHING is wrong with appreciating children. So why don’t we do it often? Because we think that it will spoil them, make them arrogant, narcissistic, overconfident brats and what not. If you think this way then here’s the thing; You should be questioning your own...

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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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Healthy Relationships 101

– Khadeeja Rana   Relationships are usually painstakingly demanding, but it is well worth the effort in the long run. Relationships create psychological space and safety so that we can explore and learn.  They provide security and love which are basic human social needs. For any relationship to work, the...

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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...