Author Archives: Eesha Abbasi

Trump, Clinton & The Media: 7 Underrated Quotes From US Elections 2016


The US Elections 2016 have drawn to a dystopian climax, and everyone’s newsfeed is overflowing with sentiments ranging from disbelief, suicide, and maniacal mirth. In other completely unrelated news: the Canadian immigration website has reportedly crashed for some reason. This leads us here in Pakistan to an interesting retrospective view of these past months. The media’s version of the US ... Read More »

The Fallen Hero


“The captain has these sparkling yet focused eyes as he comes into bowl. After he gets a wicket he stands there with arms in the air and a roar of accomplishment, just like a lion would after pouncing upon his prey.”  The aforementioned words were being said by me for my Oral and Presentation Skills class on metaphors many years ... Read More »

Finding Grey


Any dictionary would give you very different meanings to the words ‘hypocrite’, ‘politically correct’ and ‘pragmatist’; however I feel these words are often used interchangeably in today’s world. I took a course last semester, it told a lot about how languages are formed and how they transform over time. Much like human beings they are living breathing creatures, much like ... Read More »

THE ASCETIC PARADOX – Pure Sri Lankan Metal

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  “The forsaken die for salvation While the chosen reign on their thrones When will I learn? When my soul burns?” -  - An Idle Mind is the Devil’s Workshop (Track 2) ‘The Ascetic Paradox’ is the 4th full-length album to be released by Sri Lankan Heavy Metal giants ‘STIGMATA’. The band made their emergence in the early 2000’s and ... Read More »



The universe in a constant state of flux. Everything is moving, changing, transforming; from the tiniest quark to the largest super cluster. There’s a sudden congestion, a momentary rather a bit persistent. That’s where my fear resides. Inside me, my very own body of which I was once proud off. I am expanding, layering, growing. Growing big, fat, obese. My ... Read More »

Happy New Year!


Everybody hates the buzzkills of the world. Especially at this time of fun and frolic. The year has changed; you are enjoying the winter holidays and feeling all good about the world. You even manage to enrich the lives of everyone who is friends with you on social media with your resolutions for the coming year. However, you would eventually ... Read More »

Gynecomastia and A Maddened Siren Song on a Rainy Night


Gynecomastia, they scribble down in the medical report – the sole clinic in town – Gy-ne-co-mas-tia, on sheets of paper. ‘Your son’s got this’, Dr. Dilbar and assistant tell Zeena, my mother, ‘a disorder, you see.’ Gy-ne-co-mas-tia, them, scribbling down. I can scarce pronounce it, Gy-ne-co-mas-tia, but perhaps it is apt, that this swell should be as inscrutable, disorderly as ... Read More »

Every Gadget’s Got A Story


My thoughts drifted aimlessly as I lay in the crate, the vibrations of the moving truck flipping me around every now and then. My screen had innumerable scratches on it and some of the buttons on my keypad were actually missing. And the ones that still remained didn’t have the printed digits on them anymore. Yes, I looked like crap. ... Read More »

Plight Of The Refugees: Our Role?

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By now, I’m sure we’ve all read this famous quote by Warsan Shire:“You have to understand that no one puts their children on a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”  We may have even seen the heartbreaking photos on the ‘Humans of New York’ page that are accompanied with the always shocking, always depressing stories that narrate ... Read More »

Alone at the Movies: “Moor” (2015)

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(Caution: Spoilers Ahead!) My story is one of confusion, an eternally ambiguous tale about the events of my life and how they cumulated into making me a man desperate for change. To cast further light on this and explain these numerous events would make for an interesting read but would prove diverging from the main point of this article. The ... Read More »

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