About the author

Probably the most difficult part of writing a blog and so I keep updating it.

I’m 18 and a born Karachiite.

I am a [rational] patriot.I love my country even if the world calls it a ‘failed state’. I love my country even though it is plagued with problems for I believe as long as people have reasonable hopes for the future. Some may say believing in Pakistan may be beyond pragmatic and reasonable but this is what we need to move ahead and live, an optimistic approach with a voice of reasoning that understands, accepts and ponders over the issues that we face today.

Girl from Karachi is an average Pakistani who believes.


44 responses to “About the author

  1. The Only Normal Person Here.

    October 21, 2010 at 10:35 am

    You are 18. Wow… you sound much older than you age … and well it’s a compliment : P

    I like your header. May I know where did you get it from?

    • Nida

      October 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm

      Thankyou..compliment taken! And welcome to my blog!
      Its a picture of the karachi beach- google it!

  2. Humayun Iftikhar

    November 20, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    You are really attached to your city, Karachi. That’s lovely. Yours is a good place on blogosphere to discover Karachi.

    • Nida

      November 20, 2010 at 10:44 pm

      Yes I love my city even with its flaws ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thankyou for coming by!

  3. ali arbab

    November 29, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    its so good to see and read the work of the youth . . . .

    i feel like an oldman . . . .

    way to go . . .!NIDA

    • Nida

      December 3, 2010 at 8:36 am

      Thankyou for you appreciation:) I’m glad you look forward to see something creative and constructive from the youth! Welcome to my blog:)

  4. Muqeet

    November 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Glad to see you writing, Can we have a chat ? I own a couple of websites and might help you in growing.

    PS : Don’t worry I am just 16 and not like a typical Karachi boy. LOL.

    • Nida

      December 3, 2010 at 8:44 am

      Thankyou for coming by! Yes please share your ideas here, others might benefit too!

  5. shahzebnajam

    December 2, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Hi Nida ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nice blog. It’s always a pleasure to meet someone who believes in Pakistan and isn’t steeped in cynisism. A positive, patriotic attitude is the first step towards achieving our dream of a properous, vibrant Pakistan.

    Be the change you want to see.

    Take care,

    – Shahzeb

    P. S. Karachi beats Lahore any day ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Nida

      December 3, 2010 at 8:50 am

      Hey there! Thank you for your appreciation ๐Ÿ™‚ Its true with pessimism nothing can every be really achieved. Although i’m often inclined to pen down my frustrations regarding our country but then its better to promote a positive Pakistan rather than boil down to being negative and annoyed.

      Hahaha..i would rather avoid the Karachi vs Lahore fight from erupting here ๐Ÿ™‚ Welcome and please give your feedback!

  6. eddiesdomain

    December 29, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Welcome on board. I realized you just started blogging on sept 2010 when the blog finished quickly lol. Your blog is a good mix of smart, fun, tragic yet though provoking and personal posts. I hope to read more good stuff from you in the future. Happy posting.

    • Nida

      January 1, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      Hey! Thankyou for coming by and your appreciation ๐Ÿ™‚ Hoping to keep interesting posts rolling to keep you tuned!

  7. Eddie

    January 15, 2011 at 5:37 am

    It seems like you are a busy student and blog rarely! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Nida

      January 18, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      Hahaha Yes I’m a Busy Busy student! Sorry I hope to blog more frequently! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. mahlaqa

    March 12, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    hi Nida
    its really good to have known you through your thoughts poured on paper about the way you feel about your country. good luck with the good efforts.

    • Nida

      March 19, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      Thankyou so much for coming by and appreciating ๐Ÿ™‚
      I hope you will enjoy my posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Habiba Younis

    March 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    hello nida, its always good to meet energetic and articulate fellow bloggers.keep up the good work and best wishes for your noble aspirations :]

    • Nida

      March 19, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      Thankyou Habiba for coming by! Its great to get critique from great writers and bloggers like you!

      Hoping to get your feedback in the future ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. eva626

    May 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    hey nice to meet you Nida…one of my real life friend’s is named nida too. anyway get blog. and my moms family is also from karachi!…have you lived anywhere else?

    • Nida

      May 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      Hey! Its nice to meet you too ๐Ÿ™‚ Born and bred in karachi all my life! Where are you stationed ? And thankyou for coming by!

      • eva626

        May 26, 2011 at 5:01 pm

        i live in NY! and np

      • Nida

        May 27, 2011 at 4:40 pm

        Wow..i want to visit NY someday!

  11. Josรจ Pascal

    June 22, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Surfing the waves of the web I am pleasantly stranded in your interesting blog.

    I write under the pseudonym of Josรจ Pascal (a descendant of the great Colonel Aureliano Buendรญa).

    I invite you to visit my โ€œitalianglishโ€ writing blog

    I define this blog โ€œIn parole Sempliciโ€ as a โ€œvirtuacultural tinโ€ box where they are guarded thoughts, memories, images, sounds, and simple storiesโ€.

    I dream an intercultural blog. Already involves more than 100 authors/friends.

    If you want to participate and to have more informations send me a letter to

    Good life and I hope to soon

    • Nida

      June 29, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      Jose its an honor to receive your inivtation as part of your amazing initiative of an intercultural blog! Thankyou for the invite and you will surely be hearing from me!

  12. Forbidden Fruit

    June 24, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    A big hello from a fellow Karachiite blogger. I’m glad to be on the same page as you as far as patriotism and nationalism is concerned.

    • Nida

      June 29, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      Hey there! Yup nationalism is the spirit and need of the day! Thankyou for coming by!

  13. Taheem

    June 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    such a nice Blog.

    • Nida

      June 29, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      Thankyou Tehreem for coming by! I hope you will be tuned ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Josรจ Pascal

    June 30, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Grazie Nida.
    Spero di risentirci presto (see u next)

  15. crazygoangirl

    August 7, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Wise words from one so young ๐Ÿ™‚ You make me feel more hopeful about the future of my own country! And you’re right too…anything is possible when one stills believes!

    • Nida

      August 8, 2011 at 12:58 am

      Harsha that is one heart warming comment, I’m glad to Rekindle your, this reinforces my own strength. So let there be hope and will to help our countries progress! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. thekarachiwalla

    September 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Love Karachi. Even if it kills you.
    ~ makola

    • Nida

      September 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      Best Policy to remain sane. Thanks for coming by,means alot ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Amnah Khan

    September 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm


    I want to know if you hire writers for your website?

    • Nida

      September 10, 2011 at 3:49 pm

      Hey, check your email ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Raza Asif (@knowbuzz)

    September 24, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I seriously didn’t know that these many people in Karachi like to write ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Glad to meet a blog-person that matches the *other* standard!

    Although I would say that the address sounded a little cheap at first ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Nida

      September 24, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      Hey, Indeed there are loads. Thankyou for coming by!
      Oh and I think the address isn’t cheap, its the preconceived notions that prevail about ‘girls of Karachi’. I’m sure my content is anything but cheap!

      • Raza Asif (@knowbuzz)

        September 27, 2011 at 7:48 am

        Yep there are, one lead me to the other.

        Ohh no no don’t get me wrong on that one; I was in no way criticising your posts as cheap. It is the Pakistani perception (specially mine :P) that needs to be reformed. To be truthful, people like you successfully prove Pakistan as a talented nation with your empowering views. I take no shame in saying that even when you’re a year younger than me (not that I’m discriminating), I learnt a lot from your academic-related posts.
        Keep going.

        P.S. You could work a bit on your theme design. Plus some blog promotion won’t hurt; you need to get heard.

      • Nida

        September 27, 2011 at 3:22 pm

        Thank you for the much-appreciated clarification and critique! Your comment pushed me to write my new post! ๐Ÿ™‚

        I think i have a lot to say about Pakistan, politics and just about everything in general but because of really poor time management skills I fail to update regularly. Your ideas are most welcome and help me spread the word ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Although I think i’m as old as you now.
        Hoping to see you often with valued feedback!

  19. Raza Asif (@knowbuzz)

    October 5, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Haha ohh wow that’s fantastic I could be of some use.

    Actually time fails to satisfy me as well. But whenever I get the time and opportunity, I’ll be sure to leave you an email with the possible suggestions I have in mind (and I won’t forget the double “i”).

    Okay that’s fantastic then, I meet a like-aged Karachiite with a better set of English skills than mine ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Nida

      November 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      Leave me an email anytime! Thanks alot ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. adnan

    October 11, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    stumbled over the blog ….. liked it … if it was so eazy to express in words like you try so hard but in simple words … will follow your blog whn ever i get the time .

    it mite teach me how to xpress my self ….

    • Nida

      November 8, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      Thankyou for coming by and appreciating! =)

  21. smilekhan

    July 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    hey nice !


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