Mariam Hassan Naqvi

Mariam Hassan Naqvi

The author is a student of English Literature at Government College University Lahore with an interest in current affairs, human psyche and theater. She was the Leader of Opposition at Youth Parliament Pakistan as well. She tweets as @Mariaam_Naqvi (twitter.com/Mariaam_Naqvi)

“Baji, why does Master ji not give me the same kind of attention he gives to Hira?”

She was bathed in my perfume when I entered the room. “Baji, there was some stench coming from the store room; that’s why I was using it.” She is the daughter of our housekeeper; hardly 12, with dark skin, sharp features, huge, sparkly eyes, and an innocent face. Her mother asked me to help her with her studies and I loved to teach her. She was such a bright student who wanted to learn as much as she could. But for some time now, I was noticing a devastating change in her personality; a lack of interest in her studies, a sudden interest in the latest ...

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