How travelling can help cure the winter blues

Has the winter season left you down in the dumps? Well, you are not alone. Many people around the world tend to feel low when it gets cold. And yes, science can explain why this happens. Winter blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that often strikes when the cold temperature … Continue reading How travelling can help cure the winter blues

The mysterious cuckoo bird of Arang Kel

By Fatima Shaheen Niazi Kashmir is known as the land of looming mountains and lush green scenery. But to me, it will always be a place where I heard the voice of a cuckoo bird while no one else could. Here is how it all started. A friend and I decided to head out to … Continue reading The mysterious cuckoo bird of Arang Kel

A woman’s guide to exploring Islamabad alone

By Fatima Shaheen Niazi Travelling alone in Pakistan isn’t easy, especially if you are a woman. But here’s a newsflash - it’s not impossible either! All you need to do is break the chains of society dictating what you can and cannot do based on your gender. Here’s what convinced me to travel alone. I have always … Continue reading A woman’s guide to exploring Islamabad alone

The independence of Gilgit-Baltistan

Anyone who has travelled to Gilgit-Baltistan is aware of how hospitable and accepting the people of the region are towards travellers. No matter what your race or religion is, the mountain folk will always welcome you with open arms. However, looking at the peaceful region now, it’s hard to imagine they too, were once oppressed … Continue reading The independence of Gilgit-Baltistan

Kartarpur: The land of history and culture

Kartarpur, a town located in Punjab, was founded by Guru Nanak – the first guru of Sikhism – in 1504 AD. There he resided for nearly ten years and established the first Sikh commune. After he passed away in 1539 AD, the areas where Guru Nanak stayed became a sacred land for his followers. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Kartarpur: The land of history and culture

How travelling improves mental health

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”– Rumi Falling into the monotonous rut of daily life has a negative impact on everyone. However, people with mental health issues tend to fall deeper into a spiral of self-loathing and feel life has nothing great to offer. While therapy and medication helps those suffering from … Continue reading How travelling improves mental health