About Heena Bukhari

Heena holds an MA from the UCL, London. She is an educator and writer. She loves learning and plans to have her own learning center one day. Her love of reading and the written word, which she calls an obsession, prompts her to read 2 books a week! Her favourite all-time read is The Autobiography of Malcolm X! This talented writer is not only involved in writing a book, but also participated at the Iranian Film Festival with her first film direction, Azan – A Call to Prayer. ‘Spiders are a nightmare for me’, confesses Heena. She loves avocados and can have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner! She secretly wishes she were a Super woman like her mom! Heena lives by these lines from Arundhati Roy: To Love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance.

Beyond The Fields is Aysha Baqir’s debut fiction novel set in Southern Punjab, Pakistan. The story is about two twin girls, Zara and Tara, who navigate issues of identity and honour in a society which penalises the less fortunate and shows no mercy to those who become victims of tragedies like rape and prostitution.  Continue reading

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Bakalaki: Greek Food or Great Food? They say when you take on a language you take on a culture. This may be true for many people but for me, to take on a culture or a discovery means to start with gastronomy. I believe culture resides in flavour (or tastebuds), and in how those flavoursContinue reading

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In Search of The Perfect Cuppa – Best Coffee in Town! If like myself you are an ardent lover of coffee but you now reside in a part of the world where it feels like drinking coffee isn’t a big deal, then fear not, I have you covered! I have lived my whole life inContinue reading

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The crown for someone who knows how to produce a film that has the power to dig its claws into the very sentiments of the audience with the opening scene, keeps them emotionally invested as the narrative unfolds, and allows them to release a breath of relief at the end, goes to Iran’s most celebratedContinue reading

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