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Maria Farooq

I am a self-motivated and hard-working researcher and academician. I am English language teacher and also M. Phil scholar. I am interested in world politics, international affairs and cultures and world history.
  • Still from a lavish South Asian wedding - Photo by Besz on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

    From One-Dish Weddings to One-Day Economy Weddings

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    We all want our weddings to be a great affair where everything is ‘grand’ – from the bride and groom to the dresses and the food served at the party. However, not everyone can afford to celebrate in the ‘grand’ style in these economically straightened times particularly when the traditional […]

  • The Resurgence of Regional Languages in Pakistan

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    Language and identity are so intimately linked that a person’s accent can also reveal which part of the world they come from! For instance, if she is speaking English or Urdu, a Pashto-speaking person can very easily be recognized as belonging to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province or any other […]

  • Healthy Food is an Economic Issue

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    My recurring stomach issues got me thinking that there are serious problems with the food available on the market. Whenever I’ve had the chance to eat out, the usual after effects were either diarrhea or stomach cramps. The stomach covers more than 80 % of our immune system so you […]

  • Changing patterns: Woman’s work in Pakistan

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    I believe that cultural patterns of ‘woman’s work’ are changing and that this change is having a marked effect on the economy itself. While researching this,  I talked to two women from different economic, social, cultural and educational backgrounds about such changes in behavior and how they interrelate to changes […]

  • Trending now – Be Your Own Boss!

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      In Pakistan, there are not enough jobs around to fulfill the needs of the people. Add to this the fact that the current job system is economically unsatisfactory for employees as it demands more than it can give, and you can see that the overall situation is that either […]