I am Raiya, an electronics engineer by profession and a writer by passion. My friends keep telling me that I have this habit of randomly drifting off into space when my eyes lock upon a particular object, my ears tune out and I become oblivious to my surroundings. What I don’t tell them (for fear of ridicule) is that this is actually the time when I am concocting a poem, structuring my next article or coming up with the plot of my next story. In my college, I was a columnist for the youth supplement of Saudi Gazette and my work has been featured in SAMAR magazine and on Chowk.com. I also write blogs for Express Tribune and ARY.
My short story “The Unknown Man” was a winner at The Oxford University Short Story Competition 2012. I live in Karachi and work for the aviation industry.
This blog, however, is a space where I can be myself. This blog hosts the raw, unedited me. The articles you read online by me have been through the editing process several times by me as well as the editors of the publications in which they appear but on my blog I just type and hit post.
Encouraged by my love for shopping and makeup, I am also a business partner at Daraz.pk means if you contact me, I can give you updated information about anything that is being sold on Daraz and if you order through me, your order will be processed sooner and it will be easier for you to exchange and return it if need be. For that, you can contact me on my blog or my other social media profiles:
Facebook: Raiya Writes
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LinkedIn: Raiya Hashmi (Freelance Blogger, Writer and Editor)