Bilqees Edhi was a mother countless children looked up to as their own. I met this dynamic lady at her orphanage in 2008, and talked to her about motherhood, the motherless and her own mother. Here is my report of the visit and my impressions of this selfless woman and the beautiful children who got a second lease on life thanks to her.
What do I want my daughter to be and what do I need to become to inspire her? These are difficult, but important, questions that mothers need to have the answers to.
The one aspect of life that only mothers can teach their daughters best is how to react as a woman to different situations — most importantly, how not to take shit from anyone, especially a man.
On this Mother’s Day, let us turn our focus to ourselves, and honestly see what kinds of kids we are for our mothers, and if we are what she deserves. And if we have an honest look at our behaviour towards our mother, and parents in general, we will realise so many things that we are doing right, and which we should continue with, but we will also find some things in our behaviour that can be improved.
It’s like, let’s not ask what mothers do for us, but what we can do for mothers. And this, my friends, will be the best Mother’s Day gift for her.
On growing up, there are many things that youngsters learn to handle and take responsibility for. While some of these are adult things, such as doing a job, driving a car, cooking a meal, buying their own stuff and what not, there are other things that are helpful to learn how to do from a young age. Handling money is one of those things. I am sure most kids know what money is and what it is used for. They may have some of their own too, in the form…
Children, who are exposed to an onslaught of noise at home, in recreational activities and in their surroundings, are as much at risk of facing noise pollution as adults are in similar conditions.
All the medicines in the world are in some way derived from herbs and medicinal plants, and these have also been used from the beginning of time, so why not turn directly to natural cures for winter ailments Desperate situations call for desperate measures. And when can one be more desperate than situations when the doctor’s prescriptions have been tried time and again without success. Desperate, one tends to try out a few herbal remedies which mothers and grandmothers are always recommending. And, more often than not, one finds…