Farahnaz Zahidi Moazzam

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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