Born in a hospital in Nazimabad, Karachi, in 1992, it has been mentioned by my mother I began accessorizing since day 1.
(me, my sister, my Dad)
There it was, too, where I developed a head full of curls, and my sister, a hairless scalp.
(me, my sister)
Sitting pretty; attending an authentic Pakistani wedding (@ age 8.5).
(my sister, other sister, brother, et moi)
Sitting pretty; attending an authentic Pakistani wedding (@ age 8.5)...with more siblings in tow (and now there exists one more Generation Y sibling, aged 6 months m'A!)
(mama dearest, my sister, brother, dad, aunt. top: me, my sis. bottom: cousin)
A true Pakistani venture, shawarmas and lassi (*mouthwatering!!!!!*) at Clifton Beach, Karachi, with all types of family members in tow. Even your uncle's brother-in-law's cousin's son's old college friend.
(sister, me, sister)
Devouring our childhood: days spent being as innocuous as possible: accepting candy from the chauki-dars (security officers), befriending the massis (housekeepers), and riding oont (camels) at the beach.
And celebrating 9th birthday parties on chuths (rooftops).
The following quotes are by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan (1876-1948).
“Come forward as servants of Islam, organize the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody.”
“No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you.”
“Our objective should be peace within, and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial friendly relations with our immediate neighbours and with the world at large.”
“We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live.”
“We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play."
(kiss, kiss). (bisou, bisou).