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Lessons from Papa Cheeni

In 1982, one man reached the Lahore airport and then traveled to Faisalabad to go help his sister and her husband to build the first...

Get out of the class! No.

Sometimes you look back at your experiences, and think why was I even born here. Don't worry, this isn't a sad story. This is about a...

Eid-ul-Fitr, 2020

Today is Eid in Pakistan. Eid is like a fun celebration for the Muslims who have fasted a whole 29 or 30 days before in the holy month of...

The Cheeni and Chicken Manchurian

Papa Cheeni started his Chinese restaurant in Lahore in September 1992. It was called Ming Hsing (眀兴) Chinese Restaurant. I still...

Mama Cheeni

It is very common knowledge that my parents came to Pakistan in the 80s. Today, I wanted to tell you the story of my mother. Here is a...

The Journey Into Loneliness

Loneliness is a vast and expansive space where one can get lost in the deafening silence because one is faced by nobody, and has nobody...