I’m Raza Dotani@rdotani
A resilient soul risen from the ashes of life’s trials, people’s betrayals, and societal adversities, I am an ordinary person navigating the challenges of an extraordinary life.
As a multiskilled and multitasking digital trailblazer, maverick blogger, self-made entrepreneur, AI enthusiast, and avid reader—a purely digital nomad—I spend most of my life in the virtual world.
Transitioning from traditional to entrepreneurial journalism and then to full-time entrepreneurship, I have evolved into a highly creative digital professional, constantly seeking new insights and experiences. I currently operate a digital agency as well as a number of multi-purpose websites. As a freelance digital solutionist, I collaborate with entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes, helping them thrive online and establish compelling personal brands.
Being an introverted extrovert by nature, I find solace in my own world yet exude energy, charm, and empathy when surrounded by close friends, family, and special individuals. During leisure, I indulge in reading non-fiction, enjoying comedy shows, penning diaries, and crafting poems.
Thanks to the perks of my entrepreneurial lifestyle, I explore a new destination each month. The secret is this: if you set up a smart working system and work strategically rather than obstinately, you are no longer constrained by time and location. You’ll never need to take time off from work or from your supervisors.
My musical taste spans Urdu, Pashto, Persian classical, and English pop genres. I savour winter rains, engage in late-night walks on Islamabad’s peaceful alleys, and participate in intellectual conversations over traditional Pakistani tea.
My personal story is a testament to resilience, learned the hard way—not only to survive but also to live boldly in inhospitable conditions.
I am deeply influenced by the poetry of Ghani Khan and Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the Sufism of Baba Bhulle Shah and Maulana Rumi, the philosophy of non-violence by Bacha Khan, and the teachings of Maulana Wajihuddin. I staunchly support feminism and advocate for women’s leadership. Admirable figures like the late Asma Jahangir, Malala Yousafzai, Muniba Mazari, Iman Mazari, Kishore Naheed, and Farida Shaheed inspire me.
As an activist, my mission is to eradicate religious, political, and social intolerance and extremism, promote gender equality, and champion women’s empowerment, particularly in terms of financial independence. Off screens, I bear the educational expenses of a few deserving children, which brings me true happiness and peace of mind.
As a maverick blogger, my writings cover social issues, activist causes, and topics such as youth awareness, religious and social tolerance, feminism, freedom of expression, non-Muslim rights, and digital safety. Additionally, I share insights and guidance on digital transformation, artificial intelligence, and contemporary developments through professional blogging.
Islamabad | March 4, 2023