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Last Night I Dreamt

By Sonya Rehman Last night I dreamt I was home, But I was in the middle, Not really here, And not really there, Hundreds of miles away, My mother told me, She was walking behind me, The pavement was broken, And as I walked, Never once looking behind my shoulder, She walked behind me, In…

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Fashion’s Cross-border Connection

Sonya Rehman The mesh of Bollywood and Pakistani fashion: how Bollywood beauties have launched big lawn brands across the border, in Pakistan. Lawn has fast become a force to be reckoned with in Pakistan. Each summer, Pakistani designers designing lawn have been in fierce competition with one another, working neck to neck to ensure solid…

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Leaving The Nest

By Sonya Rehman I arrived in Dubai early this month and have never felt so clueless, directionless, anchor-less in my life. At 26, I moved to New York for a year for grad school. While my year in the US wasn’t exactly easy-breezy, it was easier somehow compared to my current move. Perhaps it was…

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The Rebirth of PIA?

By Sonya Rehman Last night’s fashion show in Karachi – where top local designers showcased their take on the new and improved Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) uniform – had to be the most INTERESTING fashion show to be churned out by the Pakistani fashion industry. Well done you guys! Given that PIA’s reputation has been…

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Fiza Farhan: A Pakistani Change-maker

By Sonya Rehman For 28-year-old Fiza Farhan, being caught up in a 9-5 job was hardly appealing. Rather than just another cog in the corporate machine, she always wanted to make an impact on Pakistani society. Working as the CEO and Co-Founder of a local microfinance institution, the Buksh Foundation, and the Director of Buksh…