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Reader’s block: a frustrating rendezvous

Reader’s block: a frustrating rendezvous

Ever been in the middle of a busy day and fantasised about all the incredibly pleasurable things you would do if you had free time? We have all been there and to speak on behalf of readers everywhere, the fantasy of reading more new books is a recurring one…

September 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Deceptive road signs

Deceptive road signs

Farhat Afzal discusses how our education system enslaves us in the guise of liberating us and why academic excellence is not an indicator of success…

August 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
‘Not like other girls’

‘Not like other girls’

Farhat Afzal discusses how the society pits women against each other as they chase the mythical title of the ‘cool girl’…

August 21, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Bridled masculinity

Bridled masculinity

Farhat Afzal argues that what we perceive to be masculine is after all defined by the society and more often than not these notions curtail freedom of men…

August 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
After Harry Met Sally

After Harry Met Sally

Can a man and a woman be ‘just friends’? Apparently When Harry Met Sally did not put it to bed (you can intend the pun if you like)…

August 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak

Sex isn’t all between man and woman

It is a sad truth, but a truth nevertheless, that friendship falls pretty low in the tier of relationships. Parents, spouses and children – all these people often come before friends…

August 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Celebration of physical senses

Celebration of physical senses

My sister just loves reading books. So when I recommended her the last book I had enjoyed thoroughly, she immediately asked me to lend her the copy. I told her I did not have a hardcopy but had instead read from an eBook, a file of which I could forward to her…

July 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Convenience trumps

Convenience trumps

Farhat Afzal argues why reading from an eBook is a better option than reading hardcopies  All readers have different stories about how they fell in love with reading. For me, it started when I was a child. I remember passing by giant billboards with large letters in them that made no sense to three-year old me. The constant desire behind […]

July 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Stereotyping spree

Stereotyping spree

The youth of our nation is in danger. It does not come as a real surprise; they were in danger of drugs, assault, rape and the lot, they still are…

July 24, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Fear of numbers!

Fear of numbers!

I had my birthday about a month ago. After accepting birthday wishes from my colleagues, the next thing I found myself dealing with was speculation on when I would settle down…

July 17, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak