culture

  • Performative Feminism

    The article was previously published in our special Women's Day edition, published on ISSUU. Feminism as a movement has undergone a series of evolutions in terms of how activism is carried out. In its early stages, during the 19th and 20th century, it was associated with the temperance and...
  • Editorial: On Pakistan’s Shameless Feminism

    Speaking the truth is a seemingly desirous path for truth seekers, but more than often it is an arduous one to tread on. History is replete with agonizing tales of truth tellers who have suffered the whips and scorns of time for holding the mirror and showcasing reality as...
  • Patriarchy and its effects in Africa

    “Why is she driving the car? Can’t she give her husband the car to drive?” These were the words that came out of my six-year old son’s mouth some years back while we were going out to see a relative. It was not his first time seeing women drive...
  • Dress You UP

    February 17th, 2019, Dubai (UAE):How does a modern women dress in order to convey authority and competence at work? You can spend a lot of time and money shopping and still not get it right, and who wants to do that? So how can you know what’s worth investing...
  • Sustainable fashion campaign launched in the UAE

    February 17th, 2019, Dubai (UAE):  Homegrown Dubai-based designer and fashion label ASMARAÏA launches her latest fashion campaign named Nocturnal Animal featuring her latest collection focusing on sustainable metropolis chic-style, feline-inspired 2019 collection shot at Dubai’s wellness center, vegan cafe, concept shop and garden oasis Life’n One. The fast rising...
  • Calling for Third Women’s Revolution To Enable Augmented Humanity

    Dubai-UAE: 12 February 2018 – At the World Government Summit 2018, Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global asked women to redesign the world they want to inherit. “We are working in a world where to be constantly ‘switched on’ is rewarded, where burnout equals success, where we...
  • The Future of Human Culture

    February 14th, 2018, Dubai (UAE): The way in which we produce and consume culture is transforming in the 21st century and will continue to change thanks to the impact of technology, including artificial intelligence (AI), on creative industries. That was the message delivered in the panel discussion ‘What is the...
  • On the crisis of masculinities

    Taking a phrase uttered by the actress Emma Thompson in a recent interview, today I shall make an attempt at looking into the ‘crisis of masculinities’ in eastern societies, how it stimulates and incites gender based violence including honor killing, Vani, Karo Kari etc., and its impact on gender,...
  • The fascinating world of Caroline Kennedy

    It was at the height of the Philippine presidential elections campaign that I became familiar with Miss Caroline Kennedy; NOT the Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK and Jackie O., but Caroline Kennedy –journalist, radio producer, actor, director, TV presenter, professional traveler, author, intrepid NGO worker, Obama campaigner, and mother,...