Writing for the mainstream media

Writing for the mainstream media (papers and magazines) is a bit tedious for someone like me who is used to writing for himself and for fun. There are rules to be followed and they take time in editing and publishing. It doesn’t get out there instantly the way a blog or facebook post does.

I have this great story from Lahore, truly amazing but untold (at least not in the way I want to) because people are living it and that has made it invisible to them. There are some religious factors too: the puritanism of the Wahabi movement, for instance, is also influencing people: some things are consciously or subconsciously not talked about in the hope that they will disappear for good.

Anyway, here’s to hope that I finish it early and they print it soon.

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