Daughter of East

Mahrukh Pasha
Posted April 15, 2013 from Pakistan

In 1997 just a year before my father died my brother first introduced me to the technology known as “Computer”.I was so much excited to use it but as I was only 6 years older my Brother was scared that I might damage his computer.As I was a very naughty child I learned some tasks he performed while using computer & I observed them deeply and then I use to wait for my brother to leave for games,so I can use his computer.Ever since I couldn’t get away from this magic machine known as “Computer”.After my Father’s death I was been neglected by my mother as she was working to support family so I decided to give most of my time to computer & internet I joined an internet café near my house.Women who use to go to the café in our community were considered as lose character or not good but I kept my spirit and became a master of internet & things going on internet specially related to my community.

To be Honest at first I wanted to join some websites that connect people around the world so I joined Orkut and started meeting new people and making new friends it was like a breakthrough I came to know about people of different areas in a very small age.The problem I faced in the beginning was that my family was really concerned of me using internet and getting along with strangers from every corner of the world.Somehow I don’t consider them wrong because internet on one hand where empowered women it has also created many difficulties for women infact for men aswell. On Internet anyone can become anything a Villain can become a hero or a hero can become a Villain. I believe that if we teach our young girls how to use internet and what are the precautionary measures they should take in order to avoid any mishap thus we can actually use this weapon internet properly.Like Internet motivated me to speak up for my rights for injustice. It actually provided me a platform to stand and speakup fearless & give an end to all the discrimination and injustice.

If I talk about World Pulse it actually increases my Pulse. When I first heard about the website I couldn’t wait to go home and check it out and when I checked I felt like I’m in a Country where all the ladies are rulers and our defense forces are the voices of girls around the Globe.WP is different from all the other websites of blogging & connecting because it engage its every members and the topics here are so tempting that without participating once can’t find peace.The people are humble and down to earth and respect everyone equally.World Pulse is really a PULSE of its members and its is empowering, encouraging and motivating women that even if they are doing little in their community they are still making a difference and by connecting with other women they can work on massive level.as they say: “Once I thought why nobody change the things then I thought why that nobody can be me”????

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  • Aysha Ibrahim
    Apr 18, 2013
    Apr 18, 2013

    we will surely make the difference. I can sense your determination from your words.I liked your journal, keep writing

  • RosemaryC
    Apr 19, 2013
    Apr 19, 2013

    Dear Mahrukh Pasha: It was such a delight to read about your ongoing adventure with that magic machine, the "computer", and your discovery of the power of the internet to create change and to speak up powerfully as e a voice for change. I could imagine you as a small girl seeing the exciting possibilities offered by your brother's computer, and it seems clear that in the years since, you have continued to see and explore the new opportunities it brings, especially for young women. While it is true that people can misuse the internet to treat others badly, the internet has - as you said - given women a platform through which they can speak strongly and fearlessly, and given them a way to create a community like this one in which women's voices are heard, respected, and acted on. I believe that you are going to be a person who changes things - in fact, I think you already are! Wishing you all the best, Rosemary

  • CourtneyPaige
    Apr 21, 2013
    Apr 21, 2013

    Dear Mahrukh,

    Thanks for sharing your story with all of us. You have such strong energy in your words and it is clear how useful of a tool you find the internet to be! I am curious why women in your community who use the internet or go to internet cafes often were considered questionable characters or looked down upon. Do you have any thoughts about this?

    Again, thank you for your enthusiastic post!

    Kind regards,


  • adeakins
    Apr 21, 2013
    Apr 21, 2013

    You have a voice, and it should be heard. You have found that using the internet, your voice can spread so much farther. Keep using the internet as your weapon for change!