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Featured in a video about cycling made by Levi’s

Featured in a video about cycling made by Levi’s

Video Articles about the Levi’s video were published in the following newspapers: Levi’s: Levi’s + Critical Mass get men and women in gear in Pakistan The News: ‘The Wheels of Change’ has been launched so women can now travel easily Sunday Magazine: The wheels of change ft. Levi’s Pakistan...

Girls on Bikes Movement

Girls on Bikes Movement

‘Girls on bikes’ movement was initiated by ‘Girls at Dhabas’ in response to the harassment incident faced by Aneeqa Ali. The cycling rally got featured in the following articles: Dawn News: Girls on bikes take to city roads for a cause Express Tribune: Girls on bikes sets off on road to...

Car-free Days

Car-free Days

Mentioned in an article about cycling written by Kaiser Tufail for The News on Sunday: Aneeqa Ali, who has been cycling with CML for almost four years, finds her cycling experience thrilling. “It has been an amazing experience pedaling on the streets of Lahore with a diverse group of people,...

Compassion heals, volunteering helps.

Compassion heals, volunteering helps.

Mentioned in an article about cycling for a cause published in The Express Tribune: Many young adults like Aneeqa Ali, who recently bicycled from Lahore to Multan to raise funds for Pedal for Peace, are volunteering time to benefit others. When asked why volunteering is so important, Aneeqa...

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Endorsed by Lahore School of Economics

Jan 28, 2018

Entrepreneur of the Week
Selected as entrepreneur of the week by Lahore School of Economics Entrepreneurship and Business Society and got featured on their page. They shared the story of The Mad Hatters with their followers…continue reading
Facebook Live session at WomenX
Aneeqa talked about the journey of The Mad Hatters on a Facebook live session at WomenX. She shared the misconceptions and challenges faced by women working in male dominated industries like travel in Pakistan…continue reading
Featured in Ben’s Vlog about Lahore
It was so much fun showing Ben around Lahore on his 29th birthday! He made a few awesome Vlogs about his trip to Pakistan covering the walled city of Lahore and crossing to India from Wagah border…continue reading
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Featured on My Awesome Journey

Jan 11, 2018

Meet: The Adventurous – Aneeqa Ali (Founder & Director, The Mad Hatters)
Whenever I got tired from the usual routine and madness of the corporate culture, I decided to take a break from the city and went on a trip to find refuge in the mountains…continue reading
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Blog published in The News

Jan 07, 2018

The forest of the leopard
The scenic route leading to Dagri Bungalow is covered with a dense pine forest; some of the trees found on the track are hundreds of years old. This is an ideal destination to spend a quiet weekend away from the bustle of the city…continue reading
Interview of Aneeqa Ali aired in a morning show on PTV
She shared her journey that led to the formation of The Mad Hatters and the experience of running a travel related venture in Pakistan as a female…continue reading
Featured in Soul Sisters Pakistan’s Vlog about Lahore
It was a lot of fun showing the Soul Sisters Pakistan around in Lahore. We visited the walled city of Lahore and Wagah border, which they captured beautifully on their Vlog…continue reading
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Featured in The News by Sabahat Zakariya

Dec 03, 2017

The touring company I went with is run by a young Lahori woman, Aneeqa Ali
Having a female group lead can mean a certain psychological comfort for women travelling alone, thanks to which we had two women travelling solo in our mixed lot of eight….continue reading
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Featured in ozy.com by Sonya Rehman

Nov 15, 2017

For Pakistan’s startups challenges line the road ahead
Women are making unconventional career choices in this conservative society. Aneeqa Ali, 32, gave up a corporate career this past March to launch the Mad Hatters, a startup that organizes travel tours…continue reading
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Blog published in Daily Times

Nov 13, 2017

The ruins of Harappa
Indus Valley Civilisation was spread across present-day Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. In Pakistan, the remains of this civilisation date back to 3,300-1,300 BCE, and have been discovered in Punjab and Sindh provinces…continue reading
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Blog published in Daily Times

Nov 08, 2017

Train Diaries
During our journey spread over a period of 16 days, we explored the most deserted parts of Sindh, drove on the Makran coastline in Balochistan, and traveled to the farthest corner of Tharparkar…continue reading
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Featured in Startup Valley News - UK

Oct 16, 2017

Don’t be afraid to think out of the box
I am an avid traveler and cyclist with a strong passion for exploring and experiencing new things. After graduating with an MBA degree from Lahore School of Economics, I acquired a diverse skillset…continue reading
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Exhibition at FC College

Oct, 2017

Exhibited at FC College on Women Entrepreneurship Fiesta
Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib (Head of Akhuwat Microfinance) dropped by at The Mad Hatters’ stall at FC College on Women Entrepreneurship Fiesta for encouragement…continue reading
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Joined WomenX Pakistan

Oct, 2017

Aneeqa Ali (Founder, The Mad Hatters) joins WomenX Pakistan
WomenX is a World Bank-funded global initiative, aimed at supporting women business owners through business education, networking and mentorship opportunities…continue reading
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Featured in Paperazzi Magazine

Sep 01, 2017

Question-1: Tell us how you became a tour guide?
Whenever I got tired from the usual routine and madness of the city, I decided to take a break and went on a trip to find refuge in the mountains. Exploring nature and interacting with …continue reading
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Endorsed by Fahad Hussayn

Apr, 2017

Endorsed by the Fashion Designer, Fahad Hussayn
An adventurous friend has started this cool venture related to travel. Check out The Mad Hatters to stay tuned to some really interesting trips coming up your way…continue reading
Featured in a video made by Levi’s
Featured in a cycling video made by Levi’s in collaboration with Critical Mass Lahore for a movement ‘Wheels of Change’ that was initiated for empowering women by supporting them in public spaces…continue reading
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Featured in Refinery29 by Taha Siddiqui

Dec 06, 2016

What Pakistan’s sexual harassment problem really looks like
Aneeqa has been cycling on the roads of Lahore for the past five years. Her time on the road has been mostly uneventful, until one morning in March. She posted publicly about what happened on Facebook, and the post went viral, even being published by a local newspaper…continue reading
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Blog published in Dawn News

Mar 18, 2016

What is it about a girl cycling that says ‘come harass me’?
It was a regular Sunday morning that typically starts out with an early morning bike ride — a routine that I have been following for the past four years…continue reading
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Mentioned in article about cycling

Dec 07, 2014

Car-free days
Aneeqa thinks that riding in a group is quite safe, but that still doesn’t help in getting rid of the stares. “I guess sometimes these stares are just out of curiosity, and very few times even appreciation. Riding in a group helps…continue reading
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Mentioned in article about cycling for a cause

Nov 16, 2014

Compassion heals, volunteering helps
Many young adults like Aneeqa Ali, who recently bicycled from Lahore to Multan to raise funds for Pedal for Peace, are volunteering time to benefit others. “Volunteering is the easiest way to play your small part for…continue reading