Writing Towards Change

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The Importance of Formalities

Handshakes, formal smiles, formal greetings... it can be a pain! But a story from the Big Book of Wisdom shows the importance of such formalities. Even if they can get very annoying.


Water Conservation – the Pakistani Version!

Pakistanis have been warned of an upcoming water crisis. Here are some precautionary measures we can all take to avoid landing in a possible mess! WARNING: Highly sarcastic piece.

Let’s Go Back (to Simpler Times)

A simple plea for simpler times.

The Adventures of a Powerful Man

A powerful man has a son. The son has been a little bit of a trouble-maker. The powerful man comes to the rescue!

The Attitude Matrix: A Basic Introduction

Mathematics can be very dull and frustrating. Introducing: the Attitude Matrix! Here's a more practical approach to an otherwise (extremely) lifeless concept.

The Man Who (Almost) Changed the World

He knows he is different. He believes he is UNIQUE. His uniqueness must mean he was made to change the world. Does he?

Economics: A Dismal Science

What should have been a simple, straightforward study of economies has been turned into one of the most complicated subjects on the blessed planet. Economics is proof that, above all, human beings are thankless and always want more. Even if it ruins the lives of so many students and professors.

Stuck in Traffic: Episode 3

The girl has had a really bad day at school: she finally breaks down crying in front of her father (something she avoids fervently). Follow the conversation as it continues while the two are stuck in traffic.

The Middle Path

Welcome to 2018, where extremities abound. Is it possible to get through a day without being exposed to some form of extremity or another? Is it possible to choose a middle path?

Stuck in Traffic: Episode 2

Follow a father and his daughter's conversation while they are stuck in a regular traffic jam after a long, hard day.

Stuck in Traffic: Episode 1

Follow a father and his daughter's conversation while they are stuck in a regular traffic jam after a long, hard day.

Why It’s Impossible to Hate Anyone

Hatred, resentment, malice. All such negative feelings! But it shouldn't be too hard to quit on all this, because in the end, even the worst of people can teach you the best of lessons!

Beauty: It’s in the Smallest of Things

We're becoming tired of these daily tasks of cleaning our room or making the bed. But hey, don't stop. Because believe it or not, these small things are what make life great.

Of Systems and Suicides

It was a competition that seemed to have no end. We were shut up in a room and told to recite the alphabet, the water cycle, Newton’s Laws of Motions. We weren’t really sure why we were doing all this. We did know we had to score well. We did it for the marks. It has to end. This has to stop.

All Hail Consumerism

Your satisfaction is priority. Your relaxation is of the utmost importance. Everything else is secondary. You are king. Your demand is driving the supply.

Urdu: The (Second) Most Beautiful Language in the World

It is more than an array of beautiful letters arranged on a piece of paper. It is the pride of a nation, and it is possibly the world's second most beautiful language. It is Urdu.

Lessons to Learn From Animals

Animals exist for reasons beyond maintaining the sacred Circle of Life. They exist as a lesson for you and me. You only have to observe.

How to be Completely Unhappy: 5 Easy Steps!

Let's face it: it's becoming difficult to be optimistic and cheerful. So just GIVE UP and be MISERABLE instead! Disclaimer: This is a highly sarcastic piece.

Lust at First Sight (The S-Word)

He walked free after damaging a little girl to such a degree that, 8 years later, she still carried the secret around with her. A man who, if alive, is probably still walking free without atoning for his crime. A man who will still harass another young girl because he was not called to account for what he did to my friend. All because we remain silent.

Food – How Much Do We Really NEED?

Is it just me or do we pay WAY too much attention to food? And why do we eat so much?

Syed Osama Shah – Waziristan

Syed Osama Shah gives us an insight into what it is like to live as part of a minority group in Pakistan. Disclaimer: The views presented here do not necessarily reflect the views of Writing Towards Change.

Minding Your Own Business, and Other Stories

How hard is it to keep our noses out of other people's affairs? How hard can it be?

The Man Who Became a Murderer

Follow the story of an ordinary Pakistani family-man who becomes a murderer. This story is based on a true occurrence.

The Importance of Saying No

Meet Yes-man. Yes-man loves saying yes. He says yes to everything. Where is he now, after 43 years of saying 'Yes!' to everything?

Guest Post: Syed Osama Shah’s ‘Spread Love, Not Hatred’

Syed Osama Shah shares his views on what he feels one of the major problems in our homeland, Pakistan, is. Disclaimer: This post does not reflect the views of Writing Towards Change.

Harassed By Cash

Our aims, goals and targets are all centred on the almighty dollar. Is money really a goal worth fighting for? Getting 16 years of education for? Sweating and bleeding for? Is money all that is left?

The Dangers of Labels

Sarah was fighting for a good cause. She dedicated her whole life to it. Why doesn't she feel satisfied?

Start Waking Up Earlier NOW

I was a strict follower of the regime of going to sleep past midnight and waking up late. Here are five reasons you should quit following a similar regime NOW.

A Story About Monkeys

This is the story of a family of monkeys. Follow the monkeys' tragic journey as they are snatched from the comfort of their home to the laboratory of the Scientist.

Was it Worth It?

More than 100 people dead. 100 families destroyed. 100 lives gone in the name of terror. Their biggest mistake? Being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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