Friday, March 29, 2013

Sonya Rehman

Sonya Rehman is a writer/journalist based in Lahore, Pakistan. She has been writing on subjects ranging from local art, culture, fashion, music, lifestyle, cinema and theater since 2002.
A graduate from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism with an MS in Print Journalism, Sonya was not only awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to pursue her graduate degree at Columbia, but was also one of four students (from the Journalism School’s Class of ’10) to receive the Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Fellowship.
Sonya also served as a a music jury member (from Lahore) for the Lux Style Awards (LSA) in 2010 as well as 2011.
With a portfolio of over 200 published articles, some of the local/foreign publications that she has written for are;
TIME, The Wall Street Journal – Scene Asia, Rolling Stone [Middle East & India], BBC [The Strand], Asia Society [the website], The Hindu, The Huffington Post, The Friday Times, DAWN, The News International, Daily Times, and HELLO! Pakistan, among others.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Saiyma Haroon

Saiyma Haroon is a Norwegian born Pakistani brought up in Lahore, Pakistan. Her parents moved back to Lahore when she was around 6 years old and then moved back to Norway right after she completed her GCSE from Lahore Grammar school.  She cherished the time she spent in her hometown Pakistan and that was the most memorable time of her life. She completed her IB from Oslo International School and then got married and settled in Oslo. Since then she has been visiting Lahore for holidays.
Haroon is a qualified skin and beauty therapist, and holds a diploma in Business and administration. She is currently working as a financial advisor in a Scandinavian bank in Norway. She had got a few modelling offers during her stay in Lahore a few years back and face modelled for a magazine called “guysngalz” but never pursued it as a career as she was a busy mom! She is a mother of two precious boys: Saif Haroon and Sahil Haroon.
Saiyma Haroon loves to learn new things, meet new people and craves for intellectual growth and opportunities. She has done a lot of volunteer work for an organization in Norway called IHSG along with being a full time banker, mother and wife. She is a passionate person who loves to do everything with passion, strength & ambition and never gives up. Her other interests are yoga, photography, dancing, poetry and music.
Saiyma Haroon, went on to represent Pakistan in the Mrs. Universe 2012 pageant in August 2012 and won “Best Personality Award,” for Pakistan. This was a tremendous win for Pakistan especially for the married women of Pakistan in beauty pageants. Haroon has gone down in history as a strong achiever for Pakistan in the world of beauty pageants. (MrsPakistan.Com)