ICYMI : Uber in Pakistan + Women Right’s Bill

**ICYMI - The most tweet-worthy stories in #Gender in #Pakistan this week: Source: Propakistani.pk Website & Dawn Website Uber in Pakistan features in both the #gender and the #tech category this week, as Dawn/Reuters covers Uber Pakistan's efforts to allay fears about conduct of it's workforce with upfront sexual harassment training.  This follows the company being… Continue reading ICYMI : Uber in Pakistan + Women Right’s Bill

“Phir ban gaya na, equal -equal” – Fair and Lovely takes a Jab at Fairness in Adulting expectations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDMT9e5Wb2Y You *must* have eye-rolled at this fairness cream ad by now. It depicts a father-daughter duo jogging in a park when the father pitches a potential suitor who has EVERYTHING a young girl could desire 'a good job, his own house, well-settled'.  Since this is a fairness cream commercial, based in India but also… Continue reading “Phir ban gaya na, equal -equal” – Fair and Lovely takes a Jab at Fairness in Adulting expectations

About LLF 2016 & ’Love Letters’ the Play

The security situation leading to a change in venue and the shift from Alhamra to the Avari Hotel’s grounds ended up making a quite a difference for this year’s Lahore Lit Fest.  Not only was the trademark art exhibit missing, there was a distinct shortage of wares and cultural activities to engage LLF-goers not attending… Continue reading About LLF 2016 & ’Love Letters’ the Play

What I’m reading today: Tech & Edu

Mattel’s $300 3D printer lets you design and create your own toys It's no Silicon Valley, but Pakistan is building it's own Startup Scene For gifted children, being intelligent can have dark implications Inside a Saudi Arabian Oil Giant’s American Oasis Is majoring in liberal arts a mistake for students? (NOOO!) Can Technology Be a… Continue reading What I’m reading today: Tech & Edu

M.I.A.: Work Culture

First, read this tweet. If only there was the same zeal for working as there is for protesting. — Hassan Sheheryar (@HSYCOUTUREKING) February 3, 2016 When the Wiggle-Room Becomes the Bermuda Triangle  As social animals, us humans have an inherent sense of how compatible we are with others.  This compatibility does extend beyond the typical… Continue reading M.I.A.: Work Culture

Needed:Co-working Spaces in Lahore

What Lahore desperately needs is an affordable Co-working space which is open to all types of professional, techies and non-techies, entrepreneurs, freelancers, cottage-industry workers, bakers and yes, even musicians.

Planning a Mock Interview Activity

Less than two hours before my evening class at the university begins and I am all smiles. Is it usual for a Communications instructor to be so pumped about their courses? It is for me, especially since we are scheduled to take part in Mock Job Interviews this evening. We'll begin with a run-through of… Continue reading Planning a Mock Interview Activity

Stranded in Career Hell?

Slowly but surely, your career search is starting to resemble the Sahara Desert *- miles upon miles of punishing expanse with no guarantee of relief. Interview calls that never arrive - CVs and resumes that illicit no response - the future looks bleak and lifeless. The thirst is unbearable, the need to live, truly live… Continue reading Stranded in Career Hell?

Career Success in 2016 (1/3)

GOT A JOB? The job market is rough. There are no two ways about it. You may get the phone call but the interview gets postponed indefinitely. The first interview goes well, apparently, but you never get a call back. You settle for a role that you are overqualified for ( as well as a… Continue reading Career Success in 2016 (1/3)

Listed on Speakerinnen!

Proud to be listed on the Speakerinnen website - that, too, highlighting my favorite topics to speak about - Empowering Women, Communications, Educational Technology and Employability Training. Kudos to the founders of the project; this is a great way to show support for balanced representation of both genders on the stage and across all other platforms (digital/virtual).… Continue reading Listed on Speakerinnen!