About Eva

Weird,rude,bossy and self-solicited. Naa that's not me, that's how people see me when they don't KNOW me & when they do the definitions are way very different ;) A female, undergrad student studying Social Sciences and a VERY BIG Jane Austen fan, on my way to discovering myself and, the world better :)


When I think of home, I think of a place
Where there’s love overflowing
I wish I was home, I wish I was back there
With the things I’ve been knowing
Wind that makes the tall grass bend into leaning
Suddenly the raindrops that fall have a meaning
Sprinkling the scene makes it all clean

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Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan’s Convocation 2012 Address delivered by the Oscar Winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy – INSPIRATIONAL

June 23, 2012


Thank you Dr. Adil Najam,

Vice Chancellor, members of the Board of Trustees, the faculty, parents and the Class of 2012. Congratulations, you are now officially the graduates of the best educational institute in Pakistan.

Thank you for bestowing this honour on me. I have now officially had my 14th sleepless night. I mumbled bits of my convocation speech at the gym, on the flight, to co-workers in my office and to myself before I went to sleep; anxious and nervous about what to say. In the process, I found myself wondering how I had managed to reach a point in my life, where I’m giving convocation speeches rather than hearing them! Continue reading

What kind of woman are you?

It has actually been SO long since I last posted, but I was kinda sent to dark ages, no internet, yes! That still happens in this century in many parts of the world. Anyways, I did some reading recently and while I was reading Mr. Coelho, I came across this classically interesting typology of women as defined by Edda in “The Witch of Portobello”. Thought I’d share the excerpt with all the ladies out there so we can find out what category we fall into.

“We women, when we’re searching for a meaning to our lives or for the path of knowledge, Continue reading

And the Oh! So Courteous Boys

Disclaimer: If you are a steadfast feminist then reading this may not be good for you. Please note that I’m not a supporter of Women’s liberation to an extent that they shall become 100% equal with their societal male counterparts. There are some things that just should not change.

Every time I go somewhere out, ride a bus, stand in queue to get something say maybe lunch or groceries, I see young, good looking, able bodied men displaying rules of such faulty behavior that it is simply rude and disrespectful to the females around them. That courtesy and the gentleness of manners which used to be the most attractive quality of men of all times seems to be just gone. If I were to compile a short list of such occurrences, it can include:

1. The ‘Ladies First’ rule has practically ceased to exist.

2. They don’t hold the door for you anymore.

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