culture

  • 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,...
  • Superwomen of Pakistani Sports

    The increasing awareness about female empowerment and how it positively affects society has led to an upsurge of women’s participation in every walk of life. From STEM fields to politics, women have made their mark; showcasing a track record of brilliance and success. One such area is sports! A...
  • Shine Bright, End Violence

    Teens Weave Stars Campaign is an initiative aimed at giving young people a platform advocating the elimination of violence against women and girls in Kenya. The initiative will be officially launched by Teen Action in Kenya, which strives to help raise teenagers as game-changers for their community and the...
  • On the fabric of change

    Do you think there is a connection between fashion and women’s liberation? In my opinion, fashion has played a pivotal role in women’s liberation. If one reflects to the Suffragettes Movement, women wore pants instead of long gowns and dresses to make a statement that they were equal to...
  • The Hera Syndrome

    “Why do women hate each other?” An existential question that occurs in the mind of any woman in relation to her social and practical life; even in her participation in civil activities and charity work which is mainly based on altruism and cooperation. A few months ago, I met...
  • Pakistani Sirens And Cinema

    The era of Pakistani films highlighting raucously pumped up men with an over-bearing male chauvinistic attitude is finally over as the new age of cinema ushers a picturesque medley of big budget movies, artsy biopics, raunchy, boisterous comedy, and flashy coming-of-age numbers. It is certainly not untrue to claim...