Respites Like Tochi Mess in Miran Shah, North Waziristan

Tochi Mess (Miranshah, FATA) which dates as far back as 1904, still harbours the bricks, lamp posts, cupboards and doors of that time. While standing there, I could feel the echoes of the past telling me a story of defiance and perseverance. A lot of wars have been won and lost in that region and…

All By Myself, But I Made It

There I entered the departure lounge trying to put up a brave face, although feeling shit scared being all by myself on my first vacation abroad. In the few minutes before the announcement, my mind was buzzing with all kinds of advisories – “Hira don’t trust anyone, don’t take responsibility of anyone’s luggage, blah blah…