How old age is merciless and it sucks big time. Ask me

By Bikram Vohra

You never really think you are going to grow old. Like youth is forever and a day till it sneaks past you on a one-way street and you realise, oops, I am not young any more. For me, the awakening came at the airport when everyone was doing that rapid ‘gettouttamyway’ walkathon to the Immigration from the gate after landing. And you are thinking, why are you running and rushing and pushing and shoving? Then someone fell down near the escalator and no one stopped to help except a few of us. The general consensus was that the passenger had fractured her hip. Look at her age, that is the customary risk, and fractured hips are the hallmark, trademark and imprimatur of going into the September of our lives — ask any adult children, they will confirm this.

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I was diagnosed with cancer soon after my wedding. This is how yoga helped me

Being diagnosed with Non–Hodgkin Lymphoma just weeks after her wedding, yogi Lina Zoghaib had a different sort of honeymoon ahead of her…

“My wedding in Lebanon had been the celebration of dreams; surrounded by friends and family, poems written by my dad, traditional Arabic music, lots of dancing, great home cooked food, and of course, tying the knot with my gorgeous, supportive and fun fiancé — what more could a girl ask for?

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You have to visit these places in Pakistan, to start with

By Rohma Sadaqat

Oh, you are from Lahore! I could tell by your accent the moment you said, ‘hello.’

I have heard this countless times, and it never fails to bring a smile to my face. Almost always, the observation is voiced by an enthusiastic taxi driver, when I am headed somewhere for an assignment. I don’t mind at all; in fact, I welcome the opportunity to talk to a fellow Pakistani about the latest news. Continue reading You have to visit these places in Pakistan, to start with