Colleges and universities in Pakistan are generally the only places where young men and women study together under a single roof.
Wish me luck everyone, and enjoy your time with your valentines.There’s in fact a phrase in Urdu quite famous in guys of my age group: , meaning ‘if a girl smiles at you, for sure she’s interested.’ Then what follows is a never-ending series of romantic text messages and long conversations in hushed whispers over the phone after midnight when everybody is asleep. Marriages are mostly arranged, but recent years have seen a tremendous increase in what we call love marriages.I remember how older women would detest this trend, blaming Bollywood movies for ‘destroying’ their values and customs.It can be hard to convince them that I enjoy a glass of beer as much as I like a juicy bacon cheeseburger.During my early days in the US, a good looking girl at the college I attended in Everett asked if we could have coffee together. I was more of an avid chai-tea drinker then and didn’t understand that being asked for coffee really just means someone would like to go on a date with you. If the guy in the restaurant stays longer, he’ll definitely figure out a way how to order his food eventually. And now I’ve made it one of my New Year’s resolutions to find myself a girlfriend.