Mirror Mirror!

From bed to the shower and then rushing towards the car, I didn’t get the time to put on my lipstick. The thought of not having it made me feel so incomplete as if I was missing an integral part of my personality.

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Feeling irritated and under confident, I rushed towards the restroom right after the morning meeting was over. Took out the brightest lipstick, smudged it with a lip gloss, and here, I looked perfect. Continue reading

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Your Aspirations….Not Truly Yours?

Graduated in 2012, working as an executive and looking forward to achieving my ever growing wish list…I’m sure many of you can relate to my current scenario, exuberant spirits and optimistic outlook towards life.

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Let’s go a step back and analyze how I developed this wish list overtime. Majority of the items were populated based on the societal norms and stereotypes imposed upon me. Exposure to media created this idealistic image of a successful woman of our generation, with a list of pre-requisites. These pre-requisites crept into my mind unconsciously and started creating an agenda of their own. I was too indulged to take notice of what’s happening, till the time these ideas were ingrained in my persona.

As a kid, I aspired to be as cute as Phoebe, as hilarious as Joey, as cool as Hannah Montana, as vivacious as Lindsay and as smart as Sherlock Holmes. My model characteristics and traits were more guided by these fake idols rather than my natural instincts. I desired to achieve popularity, go around the world in 80 days, buy a brand new Mercedes and live in a huge bungalow. Continue reading

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Living: An illusion…

From sipping our morning coffee to packing our bags when the clock strikes 5, from stuffing ourselves with  pizzas and burgers to cooking ourselves cheese omelettes when home alone!

Life is hectic, ruthless & sometimes very boring.

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The day starts & ends with a ludicrously boring routine. Apart from enjoying a few snacks here & there, rubbing our shoulders with a few friends & a couple of minutes break from work, we have nothing more interesting to brag about!

We try to depict our lives to be as fantastic & glamorous as a Hollywood celebrity on Facebook…as literate & thought provoking as Ghazali on Twitter,  but our reality won’t change by what we pretend to be like!

From meeting friends to going out on dinners, we’re not living rather just creating an illusion that we live. We pretend to have the best brands, extravagant colognes & exquisite meals, but what we forget is the original ‘us’ which existed before we started living a fake life! Continue reading

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There is no man called an Average Man

 

For the past many years…

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perhaps since my birth, I have heard, seen and believed that few are the people who are men of wisdom, courage and the list of heroic adjectives continues…

These are some characteristics which make them ‘shine’, an ensemble of special skills which makes them unique and hence, grants them the title of a ‘Legend’. So what my mind learnt was that ‘These people are special….and I’m perhaps ordinary’.

Yesterday,  I was at a wedding, a simple, clean and Pakistanish wedding… It was plain and there was nothing extravagant to share about it. I was bored and as my gibberish thoughts jumped and swindled from one to another, but then I noticed something which soaked up my energies. Continue reading

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