Lifestyle

Collaboration for Education: Dafa Hoja & Emmen Ahmed’s new line will help educate children in Pakistan

Pakistani-American clothing brand Dafa Hoja recently collaborated with lauded artist Emmen Ahmed to create the Inquilab Zindabad (“Long Live the Revolution”) collection. This line is geared around highlighting the importance – the “revolutionary” force – that education plays in the lives of children in Pakistan and around the world. All proceeds from this collection will […]

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#LiveLessons with Imran Azad

#LiveLessons is an interactive series with your favorite influencers and content creators where you can ask them directly about their journey #OnTheRise . From tragedy to triumph, we cover it all. The sixth #LiveLesson was held on Thursday, July 12th on Instagram Live with my friend and podcaster Imran Azad ( @_kingazad). Creator of the Unmapped podcast, he’s […]

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#OnTheRise: The Apartment with Asif & Baluch

If you’re into podcasts and/or diverse content creators and haven’t tuned in to The Apartment with Asif and Baluch , you played yourself. It’s garnered over 50k subscribers on Youtube alone and featured some of the biggest creative minds. Stop playing yourself and read this article – then subscribe to the series:   Asif and […]

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#LiveLessons with Shiv

#LiveLessons is an interactive series with your favorite influencers and content creators where you can ask them directly about their journey #OnTheRise . From tragedy to triumph, we cover it all. The fourth#LiveLesson was held on Friday, June 29th on Instagram Live with aspiring rapper Shiv ( @ thoughtsfornow). A lyricist with an interesting life story, Shiv is […]

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#OnTheRise: Swish Goswami

MANU GOSWAMI My latest guest in the #OnTheRise series, Manu “Swish” Goswami, is a 20 year old serial entrepreneur who has been recognized as Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 for his business pursuits and his massive social media presence (almost 55k followers on Linkedin!). Read up on Swish below:   He’s just about as “non-traditional” […]

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#LiveLook: Sameer Sarmast

#LiveLook is a web series created by What Muslims Look Like, a podcast that intends to show the depth and breadth of the Muslim community. Every week on Instagram Live @wmllpodcast, Shefa or Ayyan will connect with your favorite Muslim personalities. Tune in to see what Muslims look like — live. We’re more than what meets the eye. […]

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#OnThe Rise: Beats by Saif

#OnTheRise: Beats by Saif BEATS BY SAIF Odds are, if you check the comments under your favorite rapper’s Tweets, you’ll see Saif promoting his latest song. This unique social media strategy has helped him garner thousands of followers, and exposed his music to many more. Check out a Detroit rapper #OnTheRise below: What’s your background? […]

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#OnTheRise: Shefa Ahsan

SHEFA AHSAN “If I don’t tell my story, then someone else will.” As a student in the Film and Media Arts Program at Temple University and as a freelance photographer and filmmaker, Shefa Ahsan is making sure that her story is told on her terms. Meet my latest guest (and cousin!), Shefa:   She discovered […]

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#OnTheRise: Roshni Rides

HULT PRIZE Gia Farooqi, Hanaa Lakhani, Moneeb Mian and Hasan Usmani and receiving their first place award from former U.S. President Bill Clinton Millions of refugees around the world have little to no access to transportation that would allow them to secure work and rebuild their lives. This edition of #OnTheRise, I spoke with Roshni […]

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#OnTheRise: Alif Theory

  My latest guests in the #OnTheRise series, Alif Theory members Shimmer and Farosty, just dropped a mega-viral hit in their video “Paki Gang” and have been holding it down for the culture for a minute. Check out the next big content creators on the web: They’ve been making great content for years Farosty started […]

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