It hurts. It hurts to see that there are individuals out there who can so effortlessly attack warm hearted, benign people just because of their faith. News of shootings, stabbings, and assaults are filling up the media, as frequent as the daily weather forecasts. It hurts to see victims of those families screaming in […]Read more "Looking at the glass half full this time…"
Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: 41 dead and 239 injured in ‘hideous’ suicide bombings in Turkey. My eyes watered as I read that headline. I read it again just to reaffirm. I just sat there frozen—stunned– for a while; I couldn’t even get myself to read the body of the article. I clicked to see […]Read more "Thoughts on Istanbul bombing"
This is a profile I did for one of my Journalism classes in which we visited a high school once a week and mentored the kids while writing about them and their environments. This specific teenager stood out to me with his steady determination and zeal that his classmates lacked. I loved conversing with him and getting to know him as he was filled with such wisdom that impressed me.Read more "What will it take to graduate high school?"
Heart wrenching story about a man I interviewed in Souq Waqif, Doha. Never forget those below you. Looking at those under you only amplifies appreciation of what you have and allows one to give more to others.Read more "Heavy Weight: Story about a father of five that earns less $500 a month"
This is a true story about a young man who told me about his egregious bullying experience that almost led to his suicide. The names in the story have been altered respecting the privacy the interviewee requested. The reporting and the juice of the story, however, is completely based on real occurrences and this story is meant to spread awareness about this hot topic & stress the gravity of the prevalent issue.Read more "Fighting the bully with a guitar: Based on a true experience"
Everyone in the media seems to be portraying Yik yak in this negative light. I tried to look at it from a different perspective–a more positive one.Read more "Not everyone on Yik Yak is a douche."
Inner thoughts on whats happening politically with the youth these daysRead more "The dangers of political apathy"