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The Power Of A Father’s Dream

The Power Of A Father’s Dream

It’s 7:00 am. Amjad, while sitting cross legged on the floor, in a small room of his home in Korangi, is having breakfast with his wife and six daughters, all clustered around the food mat…Read More

On The Spinning Wheel

On The Spinning Wheel

As temperatures peak at midday, Aslam, a student of class 3 in the TCF School in Naushahro Feroze, Sindh, returns home. Without a moment’s delay, eight-year-old Aslam changes into his home attire before taking his place behind the spinning wheel…Read More

A Nurse On Duty

A Nurse On Duty

In the twilight of dawn each day, Adnan wakes up to the incessant chirping of crickets. He puts on a crisp white uniform, and clips a badge onto its pocket labelled, Assistant Nurse, The Aga Khan Hospital. As he steps into the hospital’s red brick…Read More

A Mother’s Prayer

A Mother’s Prayer

The house is sparkling. There is not a speck of dust to be seen, I observe as Rabia, a student of TCF School, Chamankotli Campus in Muzaffarabad, quickly leads me into her small courtyard where her mother…Read More

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A Will Unshaken

“What is there to learn in a classroom? Most girls your age are married already. Instead of burying your head in books, you should be learning household chores.”…Read More

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Towards the Light

“It was just another morning in Muzaffarabad; I was pregnant with my fourth child, busy getting my chores done, when suddenly the ground seemed to sway one way and the house lurched the other. Instantly I knew that it was an earthquake…Read More

The Girl in the Chilli Fields

The Girl in the Chilli Fields

“Hurry up, beti (daughter), it is time to pick,” calls Zainab’s mother as she wakes her up before the break of dawn. Zainab knows that it is going to be a long day because she and her family would work until late evening to get the harvesting done on time…Read More