Zarminae Ansari

Zarminae Ansari

A graduate from MIT. She has lived in Karachi, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Vancouver Island, London, Houston, Abu Dhabi, Islamabad, Moscow and is now preparing to move to Paris.

How to fall in love with a city: Embrace the adventure, Marco Polo ki aulad!

As I sit on the plane headed for Pakistan before moving to Paris, I silently grieve for what was home for two years and go over some of my most memorable moments as well as my mental notes about the place. Suddenly, on the jazz music channel (thank you, noise-cancelling headphones) I hear Carmen McRae crooning ‘The loveliness of Paris…’ and then Ella Fitzgerald ‘April in Paris’. All I needed was this nudge from the universe to begin to look forward to a new adventure. Sometimes we do things right instinctively. Sometimes we need a teacher. Sometimes we need to make a ...

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