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Farahnaz Zahidi Moazzam

Indonesia - The smiling face of Islam

Indonesia - The smiling face of Islam

Indonesia - the archipelago with more than 17000 islands, 33 provinces, over 238 million people (it is the world's... Published Aug 31, 2012 01:55pm
Education for women in KP

Education for women in KP

youtube::gP7b-f5djGY:: The video above is 18 year old Mehnaz's story who pursued higher education but plans to drop... Published Mar 09, 2012 07:38am
Talking taboo with KP women

Talking taboo with KP women

Mushtari, aged 40, looked tired. It was 10 in the morning but it seemed as though she had just completed a day’s ... Published Mar 08, 2012 09:39am
Foetal decisions

Foetal decisions

Panellists at the International Family Planning Conference 2011 in Dakar, Senegal. –Photo by author It was a room... Published Dec 23, 2011 10:59am
Ramazan Mubarak or Ramadan Kareem?

Ramazan Mubarak or Ramadan Kareem?

As Ramadan began (yes, that’s what I call the Muslim holy month for fasting, guilty as charged), I was driving down ... Published Aug 16, 2011 11:28am
History in the making

History in the making

The first thing that caught my eye, as my car ascended and turned towards the designated parking area, was the... Published May 23, 2011 11:21am
Colours of hope in Tharparkar

Colours of hope in Tharparkar

Red, purple, yellow, fuchsia. The women of Tharparkar dress in vibrant colours. The more barren and colourless their... Published Mar 08, 2011 12:04pm
Living on the fringes

Living on the fringes

Every time I am at the stop sign of a traffic signal or am sitting in the car at Khadda market, which is a so-called... Published Nov 05, 2010 11:51am
A physical and spiritual detox

A physical and spiritual detox

Twenty-plus days have already gone by and it’s fast moving towards the end. I look back and recall my excitement at... Published Sep 02, 2010 02:51pm
I Study, Therefore I Am

I Study, Therefore I Am

Last summer, multi-tasking breathlessly between free-lance writing, part-time teaching and being on my daughter’s... Published Jul 23, 2010 01:29pm
The politics of professionals

The politics of professionals

The race begins quite early. It starts with animated discussions about which school the baby-to-be will go to.... Published May 24, 2010 11:32am
Matchmaking in the modern era

Matchmaking in the modern era

Enough bloggers have written about the weddings around which Pakistani society revolves year round. But few have... Published Apr 21, 2010 08:45pm

Friends: The inner circle

I am a heavily-friended person. I have scores of friends, but they are all in different categories. There are those... Published Apr 04, 2010 12:00am