Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui
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Dr. Faruqui grew up in Winnipeg in the halcyon days of the seventies and eighties. She has been a practicing physician for twenty five years but her interest in writing goes back to childhood. She lived in Montreal for seven years where all three of her children were born and for the past fourteen years has called Ottawa home.

Aside from medicine, she is a community activist on the board of the Ottawa Muslim Women's Organization and a member of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women. She's a freelance writer and speaker whose interests range from women's and children's rights to current affairs and international politics.

She writes essays, opinion articles, book and film reviews and currently is doing a series of feature articles on mental health for a community newspaper called the Muslim Link.

She loves all forms of sport and together with her family enjoys hiking and skiing in the Gatineau Hills, skating, swimming, snorkeling and boating. Recently she's begun kickboxing several days a week.

A first generation immigrant from Pakistan, she straddles two cultures and three languages but her love for Canada and her strong faith are what keep her grounded.

Entries by Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui

Do Women Value Themselves Enough?

(1) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 11:27 AM

The December 16th gang rape of a physiotherapy student on a moving New Delhi bus shocked the world last winter. Her agonizing death two weeks later from internal injuries sustained by a metal rod was the last straw for Indians, who took to the streets in unprecedented protest...

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Technology is a Tiger: Powerful, but Dangerous

(2) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 8:53 AM

I think it's time to tame the tiger. Not the tawny, majestic creature that stalks the Indian jungle and the frozen taiga of eastern Russia, beaten back from its traditional territory by voracious man, but the man-made scourge that rules the lives of 21st century urban cave-dwellers.

The tech...

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When it Comes to 'Female Viagra' Lybrido, Don't Believe the Hype

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 5:44 PM

Women, take a deep breath. Sexual nirvana, the latest elixir in a bottle, has arrived.

Enter Lybrido.

The pharmaceutical industry has finally found the holy grail of sexual satisfaction for the stubbornly resistant female half of the population. Libido -- or the lack thereof...

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