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Lubna Javed

Electrical Engineer with a passion for all things creative.

Lubna Javed is an Electrical Engineer who worked in the Canadian high tech sector for about 10 years. After her second child, she decided to stay home with the kids and get in touch with her creative side. She is the owner and founder of Loban Tree Party Decor. She moved to California last year. Now that both kids are in school, she is preparing to find technical work in Silicon Valley.
A Bollywood Take On Life Before And After

A Bollywood Take On Life Before And After Marriage

I was the master of ceremonies at my brother's wedding. I wanted to engage the audience and what better way than using humour to do so. I searched for some wedding jokes for ideas but they were just too cliché-ridden. I stumbled upon some "Before Marriage and After Marriage" jokes using a play on Bollywood movie titles
05/08/2017 11:47 EDT
Art Can Be Political But There Should Be No Politics About

Art Can Be Political But There Should Be No Politics About Art

Raees, starring one of Bollywood's most phenomenal actors, Shah Rukh Khan, as a bootlegger, has been draped in political drama even before it was released late last month. It was the debut of talented Pakistani actress, Mahira Khan, in Indian cinema.
02/08/2017 11:12 EST
10 Things Canadians Should Know About

10 Things Canadians Should Know About America

The first time I heard "Uh huh" as the reply to my gratitude-filled "Thank you," I repeated my "Thank you" again, thinking the barista did not hear me. Even a second time, the reply was "Uh-huh." So, I just assumed that the barista was rude. How wrong I was.
01/25/2017 06:22 EST
'Your English Is So

'Your English Is So Good!'

I can read, write and speak in two other languages in addition to English and have a strong background in a third. My mother tongue is Urdu. However, my children grew up speaking English. After having many entertaining conversations such as the following with my children, I now realize that English is indeed a difficult language to become proficient in.
01/09/2017 04:03 EST
Poetry Was My Refuge As A Child Living Through The Gulf

Poetry Was My Refuge As A Child Living Through The Gulf War

I was two months short of being 12. I went to bed quite late, only to be startled shortly afterwards by my mother. She was attempting to wake my father. She was yelling, "The war has started!" Years later I can still clearly recall the fright with which I got up. The haunting sound of the sirens still rings in my ears.
10/11/2016 01:32 EDT