IWD2021: Aurat March Pakistan’s Charter of Demands

Ahead of the annual rally for March 8 International Women Day, here are some highlights from Aurat March Pakistan focusing on the manifest and charter of demands for 2021. This year’s theme is “Patriarchy ka Pandemic” (translated as Pandemic of Patriarchy) that vows to tackle the prevalent healthcare and patriarchy which inherently affect women, non-binary […]

IWD2021: Aurat March Pakistan’s Charter of Demands

Author Interview : Rumki Chowdhury

I had the pleasure to Interview Author Rumki Chowdhury last week, it was amazing to know her as person , her thoughts and her books.

Her debut YA novel, Her Feet Chime is the first and only Bangladeshi version of a Cinderella story written in English. It was critically acclaimed by media such as Asiana Magazine UK, East London Newspaper, The Daily Star Bangladesh.

Her second novel, So Complicated, is a romantic fiction that gained honorable mention at The New York Book Festival, won The Red Ribbon for most enjoyable read from The UK Wishing Shelf Awards and became a finalist in The Pacific Book Awards for Humor.

Unveiled is her first collection of poetry published by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing. It is highly recommended by bloggers and influencers worldwide.

Author Interview with Rumki Chowdhury

You can watch it on my channel at link below

https://youtu.be/0n-lCO5gDXI

You can  find her on below social media sites through her website and handles.

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/rumkitheauthor
Instagram: Rumkitheauthor

Website: http://www.rumki.com

Say Yes!

Say Yes to Life!

Say Yes to positive affirmations.

Say Yes to new beginnings.

Say Yes to gratitude in life.

Say Yes to the compliments you receive with humility.

Say Yes to your inner self.

Say Yes to self care.

Say Yes to your Soul.

Say Yes to peace in life.


Say yes to the Yes .

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How many of us practice Digital Kindness?

How many of us are practicing digital kindness?
When most of us are online so many hours per day, scrolling through posts of people we know or donot know in our real world.
We are so hesitant  to  complement people  and so very generous in criticizing, disagreeing, trivializing somebody’s concerns , low feelings or issues ! It becomes so easy to be rude, impolite to the stranger when you dont see real faces behind, trailing emotions behind .
Sometimes what we write is also not translating to what we are thinking and doesn’t get perceived in right light by the one who is reading ! I have seen people being so kind and generous in real life but not online,  Why is it so? Dont we deserve kindness in these digital spaces we all are occupying?
Is it true that this virtual world is making us less tolerant of each other, we tend to mute the posts or account we dont like where else in real world we have to adjust and listen to people we dont like or want to hear.
Are we growing more impatient ?
Our attention span is getting shorter and shorter to few microseconds until the next post and next scroll.
What are you doing to practice more digital kindness , to be more tolerant and to keep up your attention span in real world?

Digital Kindness

Know your Author Series: Episode 1 Tumkeen

Grab your cup of coffee or Chai and watch our conversation , with Author Tumkeen, her writing journey, her book and her thoughts .
I would suggest to not rush , there is so much to take from her talks.
So calm down, Take your time , Breathe and schedule your time to tune in .
Thanks to the Author for giving me time ! I will always cherish it!

You can watch the full interview at my youtube channel on below link:

https://youtu.be/ZPWjpDXrm88

And the link to her book on Amazon


https://www.amazon.com/Breathe-Reflections-Poetry-2020-Lockdown/dp/1913478955/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=tumkeen&qid=1614094315&sr=8-3

Book Review: Breathe by Tumkeen

It’s a collection of Beautiful soulful poems and reflections by the author during covid lockdown period. Each and every poem is so poignant, Well written, relatable and asking you to pause and reflect upon it and your life. The writer takes you along in her journey of thoughts , introspections, spiritual evaluations, emotions and learnings. This is definitely a book to be digested poem by poem, line by line.
It was hard for me to choose one for my posts, but this poem ‘Keep’ is close to my heart, keeps me going.
I absolutely recommend this book !

Breathe by Tumkeen
Book Review and Poem Recital

Masked Reality

Is it really a mask
we are wearing ?
or is it a mask off to
the invisible masks
we wore every day .
No longer can we hide ,
behind those
fake smiles wide
across our plastic faces .
Hiding pains,
Anxieties , pasts
and Emotions.
Do you feel relieved ?
Or are you anxious?
That now people
do see you !
Looking directly
in your eyes.
Where your
soul resides.
Isn’t it relieving
being yourself ?
Or it makes
you feel nervous?
You think
You are invisible
Behind these
cloth masks.
The masks
In reality though
have fallen
My friends.

Masked Reality!

To all the women out there!

Somebody remarked
You are short !
Another told me
Look at your hands,
They ain’t pretty.
Someone pointed
my feet were silly.
Few told me
I might be cute
But I ain’t pretty.
Some assured me
I can look good
Just that I
Need to weigh
A little less.
From 20s to 30
I kept stressing
How I looked
What I ate
Self-conscious
Self Doubting
Hardly happy
Or Carefree.
Whatever I do
I was never
good enough.

And then 30s struck
With a big blow,
All the stress
Self Doubts
Had transformed
Into disorders of
Autoimmune.
Here I was sitting
Looking back
at that pretty girl
in her 20s
Wishing back
that body ,
hair and skin
Which I never
really liked or
appreciated then.

Last 5 years
have been
Self reckoning
Self caring
Self learning
Transformational
Healing
Forgiving
Appreciating
Gratifying
Learning
Unlearning
Relearning
On my
Self- journey .

Being Happy
With the woman
I am becoming.
Grateful for
Every thing
Little and big.
Feeling Beautiful
And meaningful.
Inside and outside.

Don’t wait for your 30s or 40s
to love yourself
and outgrow your insecurities.
Discard them now,
live truly and enjoy your life !

New Year’s New Beginnings : My Youtube channel

Writing is my therapy , so do cooking , painting and reading with a good coffee !

I immerse in the colours to paint nothing in particular but to feel the joy of blending different colours through my eyes and my fingers.

Cooking engages all my 5 senses, it diverts attention from where the brain is currently blocked, helps me to unwind , disengage and disconnect my looping thoughts.

Writing is therapeutical , it helps me to connect with self on so many layers deeper, helps to understand myself better , gives so much meaning to my thoughts.

Facing the camera is hard because camera is watching you so does You, you are watching YOU before anybody else watches your video , you have so many doubts , you don’t like your self in a rolling camera , you are missing out words , you are getting more conscious,


But then you breathe and think :


Speak as if nobody is watching , away from scrutinizing gaze, away from judgement , just speak your mind, like you always write your mind and heart, free from any influence or thoughts of somebody’s approval or appreciation,
just being you is enough , being honest is enough and speak you my Dear Sana into your camera 3…2..1….


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