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Traveling During COVID-19 + Quarantine Measures in Hong Kong

After spending 7 months in Pakistan, I finally returned to Hong Kong on 20 June, 2020 via Emirates (KHI – DXB – HKG). I documented my journey, highlighting COVID testing procedures upon arrival and my 14-day mandatory quarantine experience at a government-run facility in Hong Kong. Watch the full video here: It was a comfortable stay at a well-organised facility. I was assigned to a … Continue reading Traveling During COVID-19 + Quarantine Measures in Hong Kong

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From Karachi, With Love | Part II

— Amidst a Pandemic (Part II: March – May 2020)  By the end of February, countries around the world had become aware of the coronavirus as it had widely affected most parts of Asia, especially China and its neighbouring cities including Hong Kong, Singapore, etc. It hadn’t reached Pakistan at this point, so we were all still going about our daily lives as usual; without … Continue reading From Karachi, With Love | Part II

From Karachi, With Love | Part I

— New Beginnings (Part I: December 2019 – February 2020)  Sometime towards the end of summer 2019, I entertained the idea of moving to Pakistan for 6 months. Little did I think that an unlikely plan would translate into reality. So in November 2019, I quit my full-time job at DFS Group in Hong Kong, packed up my apartment and left. I spent the month … Continue reading From Karachi, With Love | Part I

The Pandemic’s Impact on Fashion

Originally written & published for Nasheman, Karachi.  The $2.5 trillion dollar fashion industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic in several ways – from supply chains and retail to fashion weeks. Will it give the industry a chance to restart, or will businesses operate as per usual? Keep reading to find out, and learn about the social and environmental impacts of COVID-19 and … Continue reading The Pandemic’s Impact on Fashion

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Tenerife | Islas Canarias, España

— Take Me Back It is Day 42 of being in a city-wide lockdown in Karachi, Pakistan due to the coronavirus pandemic, and I’m reminiscing about my travels. How is it possible for everything to be so good and then suddenly turned upside down? This holiday to Tenerife was in December 2019, just 4 months ago, with my sister and her two most adorable kids. … Continue reading Tenerife | Islas Canarias, España

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Exclusive Insights: Fashion Sustainability in Pakistan

Originally written & published for ‘The Environmental‘ by GarbageCAN, Karachi.  Apart from learning so much about climate action + waste management in Pakistan, my three months at GarbageCAN! Sustainable Waste Management also gave me the opportunity to dive into the fashion landscape here! For this article, I had the privilege to interview Syntech Fibres, famed luxury designer, Deepak Perwani himself, ethical fashion label Koel, and NGO Rana Liaquat Craftsmen … Continue reading Exclusive Insights: Fashion Sustainability in Pakistan