Thank you, team Destinations, for the incredibly generous words 🙏🏼. It's a long interview, so you'll want to grab a copy. One of my answers below. #destinationspk #mirasethi #pakistan 😘 (1). You studied at the best colleges and had a great job with an international publication but decided to come back and live and work in Lahore, Pakistan. What is it about being home that inspires you?
Everything: the food, the culture, the languages, the immersion in my career, the proximity to my parents, my home, my bed; Lahore on a thundering night, Karachi's breeze, Lahore's warmth, Karachi's freedom; my friends, my grandparents, my colleagues, our collective aspirations; Pakistan's burgeoning film industry, Pakistan's landscape, its wounds and difficulties and being able to lend a helping hand in the healing of those wounds and difficulties. I forget who said that "intelligent criticism is in fact the highest form of patriotism." And I think having a clear-eyed sense of this country but at the same time wanting desperately to do something beautiful and inspirational for Pakistan is what makes me want to live here.