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Diary of a “Dialysis Diva” – Part 2

DATE : October 16, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Part 2 – 2022 In January 2022 I turned 72 and was ready physically, mentally and emotionally to face the challenges of Chronic Kidney Disease. I was nicknamed “Dialysis Diva” and I got purple highlights in my hair to prepare me for the future.  My GFR was slowly declining and I knew it’s only a […]

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Diary of a “Dialysis Diva” – Part 1

DATE : October 14, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Part 1 – 2021 In March 2021 I got COVID which was painful. More painful was the fact that at the same time, very suddenly I was diagnosed with failing kidneys. My family doctor got me an urgent appointment with a Nephrologist at the Kidney Clinic in Etobicoke and this was the start of my […]

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REFLECTIONS IN THE TIME OF CORONA….10. THE SECOND WAVE!

DATE : January 4, 2021 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

There was a long silence on my part as I was busy working on publication of my new book. (https://www.theabcsofislamism.com/) Due to this people thought I had done away with OCD. Seriously? So, I’m compelled to write a new blog to prove OCD is alive and well (well almost) This second wave is more challenging […]

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REFLECTIONS IN THE TIME OF CORONA…9

DATE : December 30, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

(Renovations in the time of Corona..) Yup its me again. I tried to be kind and stay away from ratting on Senor OCD since his birthday but you know there’s only so much one can take. So, I have to tell you the new Senor OCD story. Now a combination of being OCD and a […]

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DEATH OF A YOUNG ACTIVIST

DATE : December 30, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

The untimely death of Karima Baloch is shocking and deeply disturbing. She could have been my daughter for so many reasons: her age; she was only 37. She had been a student of psychology like me and her activism to fight for the human rights of Baloch students totally resonates with me. Karima had been […]

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PREVENTING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

DATE : September 30, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Few weeks ago, there was a horrific barbaric attack on a woman in Pakistan. The woman was driving from the city of Lahore to Gujranwala with her children when the incident took place. Her car ran out of fuel on a deserted highway and she called for help. While she was waiting, two men allegedly […]

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Meeting Peter Thiel

DATE : September 29, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

In March 2016, I was surprised and honored to be invited by Peter Thiel to speak to his staff over lunch.

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REFLECTIONS IN THE TIME OF CORONA (8)….THE FAN CLUB

DATE : July 3, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

Senor OCD is being promoted to Senior OCD tomorrow (it’s his 65th birthday) and I want to try and be nice to him. To be fair, he needs to be vindicated from all the gossip against him. I mean, if not now when he’s ageing (not so gracefully), then when? He has decided that he […]

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REFLECTIONS IN THE TIME OF CORONA (7) – The Cleaning Lady

DATE : June 27, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

This week was our 43rd. wedding anniversary..tau blog tau banta hai na? (have to write a blog, right?) because we still haven’t killed each other. Since the last few episodes, a lot of time has passed but global events had become so serious that even thinking of writing anything humorous felt like ‘cancel culture’ – […]

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REFLECTIONS IN THE TIME OF CORONA (6)… LOSING IS HARD!

DATE : April 19, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Ohkay, there was a bit of a lull as things looked like they were getting serious and I didn’t want to be the one to be labelled silly or frivolous.

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