Sunday, November 24, 2013

Muslim passenger shot in face in terrifying Russia subway attack

What the hell is wrong with Russia! Putin....stop modeling your saggy skin shirtless on horses (its disgusting) and do your fucking JOB!


The attackers drew guns in the vicious assault which was caught on footage obtained by Life News, a major Russian media outlet.

One of the attackers brandished a pistol and lashed out at his defenceless victim, then pointed the pistol in his face before firing a second round.

The other attacker then shot into the abdomen of Khashim Latipov, 30, from Dagestan.

He kicked him and shot again, putting the gun at the man’s head, as other passengers fled to the far end of the carriage.

Faces of both attackers were caught by the security camera in the November 17 incident. Miraculously, Lapitov survived the attack but is seriously wounded.

The footage was released in a bid to catch the attackers.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Kamala Khan - Pakistani Muslim Girl Superhero

.....from New Jersey!


With most superheroes, when you take away the colorful costume, mask and cape, what you find underneath is a white man. But not always. In February, as part of a continuing effort to diversify its offerings, Marvel Comics will begin a series whose lead character, Kamala Khan, is a teenage Muslim girl living in Jersey City.

Kamala, whose family is from Pakistan, has devotedly followed the career of the blond, blue-eyed Carol Danvers, who now goes by Captain Marvel, a name she inherited from a male hero. When Kamala discovers her powers, including the ability to change shape, she takes on the code name Ms. Marvel — what Carol called herself when she began her superhero career.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

From Haidri to Harvard!

Well not really but Congrats to Anum Fatima for making it to Harvard!


For Soheil and Nasreen Akhtar, Anum’s parents, the news of Anum’s Harvard stint came as boundless joy. Soheil, who works as a driver in a Karachi-based organisation, was able to complete just his matriculation while his wife never had formal education. The two therefore always dreamed of their daughter achieving milestones in education. With a meagre income, Anum’s father could barely manage the family’s basic needs. Paying for the schooling fees of his children was a stretch. But Anum’s performance at school came to her rescue.

“I was very keen to study and always stood first in class even in the private Urdu medium neighbourhood schools I studied in upto grade 9,” she says. “My parents were very supportive. I must thank TCF which has been my motivating force by supporting me with scholarships as well as logistical guidance at every step. They offered me a scholarship to complete my studies after grade 9, by giving me admission at the Yousuf Goth TCF school. I became the first girl in my family to complete matriculation,” she says.


Bug ups to The Citizen Foundation. The entire article here.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Vogue does Lahore!


Suhair Khan discovers Michelin-worthy kebabs, meets major artists in their homes and spotlights Lahore's most popular fashion designers

In the heart of a throbbing city of 10 million people is a walled island where the timestamp seems to be stuck somewhere around 1647 AD.

Bags of saffron, turmeric, fresh peaches and dried tobacco are piled high along shoulder-width cobbled streets. And so while standing in the midst of Old Lahore's Wazir Khan Mosque this summer, in the deepest corner of the Mughal-era Androon Shehr -- as the Asr azaan was called out of the tiled minars -- I held my breath and waited for reality to seep back through my skin.

The thing is, as you drive back through those narrow roads and onto lush tree-lined boulevards, Lahore's reality hits you pretty quickly: start-up competitions, art fairs, parties, fashion shows, incessant wedding celebrations, (many) flyovers, abnormally large malls and business conferences.

Lahore is, in every way, an archetypical contemporary city -- peppered with some necessary chaos and flavoured with a fair dose of Punjabi swagger.


More fun pics here!