Maham Khan

Maham is a 22 year old Pakistani who is obsessed with pasta and Wonder Woman. She will be the voice of Pakistan in a place where it truly matters and bring light to matters nobody dares to speak about. Join her on this journey as we talk about issues that our modern world endures.
Linguistic Relativity Languages

Linguistic Relativity and Language: You Are What You Speak

People have gone all over the world to answer one particular question and that is whether or not our languages shape the way individuals think. Linguistic experts, in particular, have been paying close attention to this question since the 40s, coming up with the concept of linguistic relativity. If you were to speak French, you may start to think more fashionable than before whereas if you started speaking Swedish, you may just start feeling really good about taxation all of a sudden. You know, we joke, but basically, that is what linguistic relativity is all about.
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Diamonds Scam: Diamond Engagement Ring Worthless

Diamonds Scam: Is Your Diamond Engagement Ring Worthless?

It has become something of a cultural norm for people to spend as much as a two month’s salary to buy a diamond engagement ring for the man or woman they want to propose to. The practice is no longer considered unusual and in fact, those who don’t partake in it are the ones who are considered odd. Girls grow up with the notion that one day a man or a woman will get down on one knee and reveal a small leather box with the most exquisite diamond engagement ring ever. It may not be entirely worthless, but diamonds are certainly worth less than you may think. It is nothing more than a smart scam.
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American Democracy Trump System

American Democracy: Trump, Incarnation of a Flawed System

When Donald Trump won the presidential election, it shook the whole world to its very core. The list included liberals, minorities, and basically everyone who is alive today. We may even go so far as to say that it made the last 45 presidents of America roll in their very graves. Many people lost faith in the idea of American democracy and all that it stands for the minute a self-contradicting bigot such as Donald Trump became a leader of the free world.
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Taj Mahal Tourism India Uttar Pradesh

The Taj Mahal Dispute: A Great Wonder of Ignorance?

Out of the seven breathtaking wonders of the world, one of the biggest and most magnificent is the Taj Mahal. Situated in India it is responsible for generating over six million tourism visits every year. Regardless of the fact that, in all of India, the Taj Mahal is the heart of tourism, it is not viewed under the best light by the government of Uttar Pradesh, which is where the famous monument is situated.
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Child Prostitution Pakistan

Silent and Raped: Reality of Child Prostitution in Pakistan

Pir Wadhai is an extremely busy bus station situated between Rawalpindi and Islamabad, which are two major cities of Pakistan. This bus station has about 1200 buses that regularly generate traffic from all over the country, going in and out of the station several times a day. Someone looking at this bus station from the outside would assume there is nothing out of the ordinary about it, but locals know better. It’s the front for child prostitution.
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Transgenders in Pakistan

Orphaned Transgenders in Pakistan are Finally Getting a Voice

The word transgender is loosely used in Pakistan. In this nation, transgender people are referred to as individuals of the third gender. There are 500,000 estimated transgender individuals in Pakistan. The list includes eunuchs, hermaphrodites, crossdressers, and transvestites. For the better part of the last century, transgenders in Pakistan have lived in hiding. These people were never considered an equal part of the society and, even to this day, transgenders are fighting tooth and nail to receive basic human rights in this nation.
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interracial marriage

Interracial Marriage: The Fight of Race vs. Love

As the world progresses, we think that, though our history was painful, it is now a thing of the past. Since the turn of the century, there have been 4.5 million reported cases of interracial marriage across the United States of America. That’s a 20 percent rise since 2000. This would lead someone to believe that all the prejudices we once had against people with a different skin color no longer exist. But how far can a statistic go to prove that intolerance based on skin color and religion is eradicated from our world? Not very far.
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Child Bride and Child Marriage in Pakistan

The Ignored Masses: Child Marriage and Inequality in Pakistan

Laws in Pakistan like the Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929 makes it illegal for men and women under the age of 16 to get married. 21% of Pakistan’s young women under the age of 18 are forced to be child brides to men far older than them. Young girls, who are far too innocent to even understand what a marriage is, are forced into unknown terrain. Without any sex education, they allow their husbands to treat them in whatever manner they see fit simply because they don’t know their rights.
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