Alchemy in a Pakistani classroom

ON THE DESKin my office, in the university where I have taught literature and writing for almost three years, I have pinned up one of my most favourite poems. It is called Don’t Hesitate by American poet Mary Oliver and it reads: If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,don’t hesitate....

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Maybe think again about fasting while pregnant

Hundreds of millions of Muslims in Pakistan and around the world are fasting this Ramzan. Ramzan is a time when practicing Muslims spend an increased amount of time in devotion and worship, and we also spend more time tending to the needs of our friends and families. But while we do this, are we...

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